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Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

On Monday night, during Des Moines’ July 4th celebration – while crowds were gathering – a small drone was seen and heard flying just inside the entrance to the beach park. Des Moines Police... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film <i>The BFG</i>

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film The BFG

by Jeff Walls Author Roald Dahl published his children’s novel The BFG in 1982, the same year filmmaker Steven Spielberg released his classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.  Now thirty-four years... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

Photos courtesy South King Fire & Rescue A 40-foot wooden cabin cruiser docking at the Des Moines Marina fuel dock experienced a dramatic engine fire Thursday morning, June 30. The boat owner... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

The PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival is a potent and charming alternative to a culture dominated by self-serving stories designed to distract or mislead.  Anybody read or heard any of those lately?... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Deep Waters.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Deep Waters.

by Dave Markwell My daughter doesn’t like to write. She’s not super-fond of reading either. In fact, the entire scope of language arts is only grudgingly accepted as a necessary evil. As an avid reader... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Destination Des Moines’ Community BBQ fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This year will include a Beer and Wine Garden, along with a Root... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Headquarters in Des Moines, Washington, 7 June 2016. On Tuesday (June 7), the U.S. General Services Administration... [Read more]

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Sandra Cravens as a Highline College nursing student in 1965 Sandra Cravens Robinson Back in the early 1960s, 18-year-old Sandra Cravens had wanted to be a nurse ever since she could remember, so when... [Read more]

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Crowe Plays Straight Man to Gosling in <i>The Nice Guys</i>

Past the Popcorn: Crowe Plays Straight Man to Gosling in The Nice Guys

by Jeff Walls Hollywood veteran Shane Black got his start writing the screenplays for the Lethal Weapon movies in the eighties and nineties before finally directing his first feature with 2005’s Kiss... [Read more]

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

On Wednesday, May 18 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars organization held their annual scholarship presentation at the Des Moines Yacht Club. Active since 2001 this locally operated organization pulls... [Read more]

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

On Tuesday, May 17, Des Moines Farmers Market Organizers Wayne Corey and Rikki Marohl were awarded “Ambassadors of the Year” at ‘Destination 2020,’ the Seattle Southside RTA Tourism... [Read more]

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

UPDATE: This post was updated with corrected location information on May 17, 2016: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that an online “date” went bad early Monday morning (May 16),... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

On Friday, May 13, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a notice to parents about the recent shooting of a Des Moines man by two boys who attend Pacific Middle School. The boys... [Read more]