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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]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]

Ribbon cut for new student housing building at Highline College

Ribbon cut for new student housing building at Highline College

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Highline College held a ribbon cutting at ‘Campus View,’ a new building that will become home to hundreds of students starting this winter quarter. “Thank you to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $122,000 in grants to teachers, staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $122,000 in grants to teachers, staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that they have awarded over $122,000 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools. The foundation’s grant program supports classroom... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures were installed Wednesday morning (Dec. 12) in the newly-redesigned Courtyard at the Des Moines City Hall. They are part of the Arts Commission’s Art on Poverty Bay Project, and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds attend festive grand opening of new Dick’s Drive-In

VIDEO: Hundreds attend festive grand opening of new Dick’s Drive-In

On Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, the air was cold, but the rain had stopped and high school bands and fife corps warmed up hundreds of excited locals waiting for the opening of the new Dick’s Drive-In... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

As part of the FIRST™ robotics program, Ramen 4461 is composed of a group of students who attend Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, and they are currently seeking sponsorships for their 4-H... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Education IS Economic Development</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Education IS Economic Development

Education IS Economic Development By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When I first started working in and with community organizations focused on economic development... [Read more]

Bomb threat results in major police response at Des Moines Post Office

Bomb threat results in major police response at Des Moines Post Office

A bomb threat resulted in a major, multi-agency response to the Des Moines Post Office on Saturday, Nov. 24. Des Moines Police, Port of Seattle Police K-9 & Bomb Squad and Postal Inspector teams responded... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day

Police seeking public’s help regarding fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day

Des Moines Police Detectives are asking for help regarding a fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day (Nov. 22) at the Mt. Rainier High School field. Police say that after a holiday pickup football game on the... [Read more]

It was definitely a Happy Turkey Day for two local turkeys!

It was definitely a Happy Turkey Day for two local turkeys!

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: UPDATE: The ongoing ‘Pardon or Eat’ turkey food fundraiser is almost over, as Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull share some grateful news... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from MaST Center’s recent ‘Squid-A-Rama 18’

PHOTOS: Scenes from MaST Center’s recent ‘Squid-A-Rama 18’

Courtesy Des Moines Arts Commissioner Jerry Farmer come these great photos taken at the MaST Center’s ‘Squid-A-Rama 18,’ held on Saturday, Nov. 10. The winner of the Golden Squid Award... [Read more]

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

Des Moines City Attorney Tim George By Jack Mayne Donations collected by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation intended to aid in the support of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department were not always... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines’ annual Tree Lighting will be Friday, Dec. 7

Destination Des Moines’ annual Tree Lighting will be Friday, Dec. 7

Destination Des Moines will be kicking off the holidays with its annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Big Catch Plaza. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Dress... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: As we previously reported, Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull have been holding a ‘Pardon or Eat’ food fundraiser campaign, and the latest tally favors pardoning their pet... [Read more]