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Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser will be back for its 13th year on March 3 & 4!

Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser will be back for its 13th year on March 3 & 4!

Get ready to raise your wine glasses for a good cause – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be back at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium for its 13th year on Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

(Or, A Seahawks Carroll, with Apologies to Charles Dickens) By Greg Wright The Seahawks are not dead, to begin with. While we all may be grossly disappointed that it’s Atlanta representing the NFC... [Read more]

Former Mayor Dave Kaplan announces he won’t seek re-election to city council

Former Mayor Dave Kaplan announces he won’t seek re-election to city council

Longtime Des Moines City Councilmember and former Mayor Dave Kaplan announced Tuesday, Jan. 31 that he won’t seek re-election this year. He serves in Position #7, and his term expires Dec. 31, 2017. Kaplan... [Read more]

Police shoot two men in Des Moines; one dies

Police shoot two men in Des Moines; one dies

Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017, and one of them has died. Police say that detectives received information... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

Highline College master plan approved by Des Moines City Council

Highline College master plan approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved a new master plan for Highline College’s proposed redevelopment, without objection from the public, at the Thursday night (Jan. 12) meeting. The project... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Hidden Figures</i> is the Real Deal for Oscar Consideration

Past the Popcorn: Hidden Figures is the Real Deal for Oscar Consideration

by Jeff Walls As I pound away at this review, Academy members have already begun filling out their ballots for the Oscar nominations which are to be announced on January 24th.   As usual, the list of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

by Dave Markwell 2016 sucked. Hard. It was without question the most challenging year of my life and maybe just simply the worst one I’ve ever had. I hope it dies in the dust of my history and not become... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect; surveillance video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect; surveillance video released

UPDATE FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 3 p.m.: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

With mail & package theft on rise, Des Moines Police Department has some tips

With mail & package theft on rise, Des Moines Police Department has some tips

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they’ve seen a huge increase – 54 percent – in reported mail thefts in 2016 over 2015, and they’ve got some tips to help residents. “We... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>La La Land</i> is What Hollywood Should Give Us More Of

Past the Popcorn: La La Land is What Hollywood Should Give Us More Of

by Jeff Walls Writer/director Damien Chazelle was an unknown before he burst onto the scene two years ago with Whiplash, a tough, but thrilling drama about the challenges a young drummer must face to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $100,000 to teachers and staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $100,000 to teachers and staff

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Highline Schools Foundation announced they awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants, along with $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant to teachers and staff in support of Highline... [Read more]

UPDATE: Lemonade Stand Fundraiser girls help ‘Shop with a Cop’ Wednesday

UPDATE: Lemonade Stand Fundraiser girls help ‘Shop with a Cop’ Wednesday

I love our annual Shop with a Cop event. Love and service soften the heart and unite a community. @DesMoinesPolice @DesMoinesWA. pic.twitter.com/ElIfFI33Zj — Chief George Delgado (@ChiefDelgado)... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

By Greg Wright This week I watched A Football Life‘s episode about Hall of Famer QB Steve Young. If you’ve ever followed football, you probably remember that he took San Francisco back to the... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16: “We are hiring for all positions!” Winter Job Fair Highline Public Schools Central Office 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Office Christmas Party</i> is About as Much Fun as it Sounds

Past the Popcorn: Office Christmas Party is About as Much Fun as it Sounds

by Jeff Walls Most people who work in an office environment know about office holiday parties.  They are often fun, sometimes stressful, and every once in awhile they can be embarrassing.  After all,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]