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Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School, located at 2104 South 247th Street in Des Moines, was put into lockdown mode on Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, according to police. Children were not allowed to leave the school... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Hawks Won’t Be Throwing Stones at Patriots

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Hawks Won’t Be Throwing Stones at Patriots

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22. “The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School... [Read more]

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited. “We welcome community members... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual abduction attempt. The abduction happened... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

SAVE THE DATE: The 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Hauling Containers with the Freightliner

The Marine View Driver: Hauling Containers with the Freightliner

In which the author learns about big-rig hillbillies and the fun of ownership. by Mike Smith This week we go a bit off road. One of the vehicles I used to own was a truck. I don’t mean an F150 or Silverado... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Seahawks’ Greatest Playoff Vulnerability

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Seahawks’ Greatest Playoff Vulnerability

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

by Dave Markwell Last week, I checked a to-do off of my list. After several months of dancing with emotions which ranged from annoyed to outraged, I spent an hour out of my day and cleaned up a crappy... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Bradley Cooper Will Blow You Away in <i>American Sniper</i>

Past the Popcorn: Bradley Cooper Will Blow You Away in American Sniper

by Jeff Walls American Sniper is a return to form of sorts for director Clint Eastwood, following a couple of underwhelming releases in J. Edgar and last year’s Jersey Boys.  The new film is based... [Read more]

Comedian Kermet Apio saves the world from itself, one joke at a time

Comedian Kermet Apio saves the world from itself, one joke at a time

by T.M. Sell Kermet Apio’s comedy career began at an early age. “Sesame Street went national when I was 5,” he recalls, and with it the meaning of his name. “I found that if I could make a joke... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Families, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings about Highline Public Schools’ proposed levy and bond measures on the Feb. 10 ballot. Renewal of an Educational... [Read more]

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of  disclosure law

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising with the 1992 Ford Tempo

The Marine View Driver: Cruising with the 1992 Ford Tempo

In which the author takes well-meaning advice from a friend but is not necessarily proud of it. by Mike Smith You may recall that I once owned a 1979 LTD—the one that had broken down in the middle of... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet the Seahawks” Means (Photo Essay)

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet the Seahawks” Means (Photo Essay)

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]