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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

By Greg Wright Just before halftime. New England takes the lead 14-12. Seattle with the ball at their own 25-yard line and 1:05 to go. Three timeouts available. A key third-down looms with 9 yards to go. Wilson... [Read more]

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

David Endicott, CEO of Music4Life, accepts an oversized check for $15,000 from Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotarians Dan Johnson and Carri Litowitz. On Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, the Rotary Club of Des Moines... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking help finding mail theft suspect

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking help finding mail theft suspect

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the community’s help identifying this suspected mail thief: http://waterlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/16-10855-1.mp4 On Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:42... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

The Des Moines Police Department is again sponsoring a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

By Greg Wright Whew! I was almost certain that some intrepid journalist would scoop me on my chosen topic this week. When I saw the teaser for Danny O’Neil’s column on Thursday, I thought for... [Read more]

Wear your Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2!

Wear your Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2!

All are encouraged to wear Pajamas to the annual Des Moines Tree Lighting – to be held Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Big Catch Plaza. This is a FREE event for all, and will be fun for the whole... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

by Dave Markwell A couple of years ago, after an evening out, my wife and I headed to Denny’s for the obligatory late-night gut-bombing. Per normal procedure, my wife drove as I was, once again, over-served... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at two locations: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village (17847 1st Ave South): Cookie decorating at QFC Carolers Santa! 5 –... [Read more]

With the cut of a ribbon, the renovated Redondo Boardwalk is officially open!

With the cut of a ribbon, the renovated Redondo Boardwalk is officially open!

Photos by Steven Goegebuer With the cut of a ribbon, the Redondo Boardwalk in Des Moines was officially re-opened on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. The boardwalk has been open to the public for a month... [Read more]

Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Mount Rainier Rams football team loses first round of playoffs to Skyline Friday

Des Moines’ Mount Rainier High School Rams football team lost the first round of State District Playoffs by a score of 41-7 to Skyline Friday night, Nov. 4. The game was played at Skyline High School,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

By Greg Wright I remember a time when ex-Seahawks just vanished. We never had high-profile players that were expendable, and none of our free-agents ever signed big-time contracts with other teams…... [Read more]

Des Moines Police arrest parents, charge them for homicide of 6-month old baby

Des Moines Police arrest parents, charge them for homicide of 6-month old baby

The Des Moines Police Department announced Friday (Nov. 4) that they had arrested two parents believed to be responsible for the February 2016 homicide of their 6-month old baby. Both were booked into... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Des Moines has a new city manager effective immediately, and Acting City Manager Michael Matthias will now take the permanent title, the City Council decided 6 to 1. The lone vote against... [Read more]

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

For the second time in a month, Port of Seattle Commissioners have delayed a vote on approving additional funding for the Port’s proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program…

CONTEST: Enter to win FREE Air Hockey for a year at the Waterland Arcade!

CONTEST: Enter to win FREE Air Hockey for a year at the Waterland Arcade!

The Waterland Blog is partnering with the Waterland Arcade to give away an entire year of FREE Air Hockey. That’s a heckuva lot of clicking and clacking and bank shots! Click here to enter to win: https://goo.gl/HhgXfg The... [Read more]

Des Moines’ annual ‘Trick-or-Treat Path’ will be Monday, Oct. 31

Des Moines’ annual ‘Trick-or-Treat Path’ will be Monday, Oct. 31

Little ghouls and goblins will be out on Marine View Drive near 7th Ave S. from 3 – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, as they Trick-or-Treat through Des Moines businesses. This is a FREE, safe trick-or-treating... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]