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Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Des Moines Police on Thursday, Feb. 28 announced that William Oliver Holly – the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal Thanksgiving, 2018 shooting of 21-year old Leuea Loto – has been taken into... [Read more]

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

From the Des Moines Police Department: Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines on Monday night, Feb. 25: Residents called... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Be Prepared</I>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Be prepared,” the scout motto used around the world since 1907, is more than just good advice. It can save your life... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Continuing into their third decade of helping to make Des Moines a better community through parks, recreation and senior services, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be awarding $2,000 to the Grace... [Read more]

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved a lease agreement with the owner of the Redondo Square Shopping Center for a 1,400 square foot storefront police substation. The Council was... [Read more]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

The 15th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is returning to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, and Destination Des Moines and the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club invite... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

On Friday, Jan. 12, 2019, City Manager Michael Matthias presented an economic forecast for Des Moines at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Download his PowerPoint presentation here (PDF... [Read more]

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne A local attorney has proposed that the Des Moines City Council endorse a proposal that would require the Port of Seattle to control noise at the rapidly developing and growing Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

RV catches fire in Des Moines Thursday afternoon

RV catches fire in Des Moines Thursday afternoon

A recreational vehicle caught fire near a home located at 21812 15th Ave South (map below) in Des Moines Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10. South King Fire & Rescue says that everyone was evacuated safely. Cause... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Year in Review

By Greg Wright Since this may be final column of the season–though I don’t believe it will be–I’ll take the opportunity to review this year’s commentary with an eye toward... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Universally Good</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Universally Good

Universally Good By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce In 2018, the Chamber Board of Directors approved the organization’s first-ever strategic plan. This plan is a crucial... [Read more]

<I>Marinascope</i> sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Marinascope sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Artist George C. Scott demonstrates the size of the sculpture. The sculpture body is lifted into place with a forklift by the Des Moines Marina crew. Des Moines Marina crew member Pat Wolfram applies adhesive... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Raisbeck Aviation High Students use Robot for Police Toy Drive

PHOTOS: Raisbeck Aviation High Students use Robot for Police Toy Drive

Story & Photos by Jana Kleitsch The giving force was felt in Des Moines today! Phoenix Force Robotics – FRC Team #2097 from Raisbeck Aviation High School, Highline School District – had a fantastic... [Read more]