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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]

Past the Popcorn: An Important Story Finally Gets Its Due in <i>Selma</i>

Past the Popcorn: An Important Story Finally Gets Its Due in Selma

by Jeff Walls It is difficult to believe that there has never been a theatrically released movie about Martin Luther King, Jr.  There have been a few versions on television, but none that have debuted... [Read more]

Highline College to commemorate life, vision of MLK with events and workshops

Highline College to commemorate life, vision of MLK with events and workshops

The public is invited to free events and workshops from Jan. 20–23, as Highline College hosts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Presenters will focus on the theme “Many Faces: Responsibility,... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: My Very Brief Life as the Party Guest You Hate

The Marine View Driver: My Very Brief Life as the Party Guest You Hate

In which the author reflects on the cost v. benefit of owning a luxury car. by Mike Smith The one time I actually bought a car I had always wanted, and could simultaneously afford, I bought this BMW. It... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Pete Carroll’s Defensive Vision Matters

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Pete Carroll’s Defensive Vision Matters

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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: An Ode to Lynch’s Legendary Touchdown Run

The Elephant in the Locker Room: An Ode to Lynch’s Legendary Touchdown Run

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]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Des Moines’ annual Tree Lighting celebration will be held at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.! “Join with us as we celebrate the lighting of our Des Moines tree in Big Catch... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ be sure to help local needy kids & seniors

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ be sure to help local needy kids & seniors

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is asking for donations to provide scholarships so economically challenged youth and seniors can participate in Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services programs. The... [Read more]