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3rd annual 80s Dodgeball Birthday Party & FUN-raiser will be Saturday, Jan. 23

3rd annual 80s Dodgeball Birthday Party & FUN-raiser will be Saturday, Jan. 23

The 3rd Annual 80s Dodgeball Birthday Party and FUN-raiser will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the Normandy Park Recreation Center. Team Tim and Sunny of Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire... [Read more]

‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be Jan. 29 in Burien

‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be Jan. 29 in Burien

Burien’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will again hold Lunch and Dinner events on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Burien Community Center, raising money to benefit both the Highline and White Center Food... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Dinner With the Least of These

The Marine View Driver: Dinner With the Least of These

Time to wrap up the holidays. Let’s go out for dinner! By Mike Smith Welcome (and goodbye) to the Christmas Season. Last weekend was the eighth annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless at our church.... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding this Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help finding this Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: UPDATE WED, 12/30/15: King County Sheriff’s Detectives are still trying to identify the Fedora hat-wearing man pictured below, who police say robbed a convenience... [Read more]

Des Moines Arts Commission seeking artwork for 2016 ‘Art on Poverty Bay’

Des Moines Arts Commission seeking artwork for 2016 ‘Art on Poverty Bay’

The Des Moines Arts Commission is seeking professional and emerging Sculptors and Artists to submit their outdoor art pieces to be displayed for sale (or not) as part of the ‘Art On Poverty Bay’... [Read more]

New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

New Highline College program aims to combat South King County’s Food Desert

Andy Satkowski waters the edible garden at Highline College earlier this year. The garden gives students like Satkowski, who is enrolled in the college’s new Urban Agriculture certificate program, hands-on... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awarded over $80,000 in Grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awarded over $80,000 in Grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $80,472 through 112 classroom grants this Fall. Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the generosity of our community, the Foundation... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Concussion</i> Blows Up Pro Football Better Than Brady

Past the Popcorn: Concussion Blows Up Pro Football Better Than Brady

by Jeff Walls Professional football is not just a sport, it is an industry.  And the National Football League is so big that, as explained by Dr. Cyril Wecht in Concussion, they “own a day of the week…... [Read more]

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

A homeless family was shot at by an unknown gunman in Des Moines early Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), sending one man to the hospital in critical condition, the Des Moines Police Department announced. Police... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council completed a review and unanimously approved required changes in the biennial budget, and honored retiring member Bob Sheckler at his last meeting. The Council... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Bright and early Wednesday morning (Dec. 16), 14 Officers – including Command Staff and 5 Fire Fighters – along with 15 ‘in need’ families (including 34 children) gathered at the Redondo Fred Meyer... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market has 2 positions open for its Board of Directors for 2016. The board usually meets once a month and its primary purpose is to set operating policy and volunteering... [Read more]

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 10,677 diapers last Sunday!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 10,677 diapers last Sunday!

A message from our Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: On Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Normandy Park Tree Lighting ceremony, Tay Krull and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>In the Heart of the Sea</i> is Ron Howard’s Big Fish Story

Past the Popcorn: In the Heart of the Sea is Ron Howard’s Big Fish Story

by Jeff Walls The last time star Chris Hemsworth and director Ron Howard collaborated, the result was the thrilling racing drama Rush, one of the best movies of 2013.  They leave behind the racecars... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Nature has decided that it hates the Northwest and that it’s going to use... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Seventy-Five Cent Racing, or For Whom the Tolls Aren’t Baleful

The Marine View Driver: Seventy-Five Cent Racing, or For Whom the Tolls Aren’t Baleful

Wherein the author rants about so-called traffic solutions while enjoying a seventy-five cent race. By Mike Smith I was driving along 405 in Bellevue the other day and saw a couple of guys racing. I thought... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Much, Much Closer Look at the Illegal Shift

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Much, Much Closer Look at the Illegal Shift

By Greg Wright I really do think the Seahawks have found their groove, and Thomas Rawls is for real. And it’s a really, really good time for Seattle to be hitting its offensive stride, because Pittsburgh’s... [Read more]

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

Here’s episode #30 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]

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Tim Clemans @tandrewclemans by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told Thursday night that a citizen named Tim Clemans has demanded release of all public records of the city – as well as for all... [Read more]

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 15-Nov. 22, 2015

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 15-Nov. 22, 2015

Here’s the Des Moines Police Department Crime Blotter for the week of Nov. 15 –22, 2015 (click images to see larger versions, or download a PDF file here):  Read More →

MAYOR: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income

MAYOR: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter released Nov. 24, 2015 by Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income by Mayor Dave Kaplan For... [Read more]