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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

It’s that time of year, when the annual Argosy Christmas Ships Festival cruises around the sound, and from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, the MaST Center in Redondo will be hosting a viewing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

by Dave Markwell Tonight I am sitting on an airplane flying over the vast nothing of the Pacific Ocean travelling from Hawaii to Seattle. My son lies next to me with his head on this fold down tray. My... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Warm Holiday Romance in <i>The Christmas Secret</i>

Past the Popcorn: Warm Holiday Romance in The Christmas Secret

by Greg Wright Have you ever taken a road trip to someplace like the Grand Canyon, or Disneyland? I’ve done both, and have discovered that the journey there can be just as much fun as the destination... [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]

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by Carrie Baggaley Rasmussen It’s 9:30 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving when I walk into Prolific Hair Design in Des Moines. The TV is on college basketball – North Carolina vs. Butler – and... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place on Tuesday... [Read more]

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

KIRO News sent a truck to cover yesterday’s devastating destruction of Redondo’s beloved boardwalk. We’ve included their coverage below. It’s an eye-full, amplifying the fine photos... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Pondering How a Driver’s Car is not a Castle

The Marine View Driver: Pondering How a Driver’s Car is not a Castle

In which the author compares rural rodents with urban drivers. by Mike Smith Why do people like cars? I know that not everyone likes cars. But a lot of people do. An overwhelming majority, I’d bet.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

Story & Photos by Gene Achziger The Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces. Across the road. Bobbing on a roiling sea. Anywhere except where it is supposed to be after a powerful wind from the northwest... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: How to Make an Interception Look Easy

The Elephant in the Locker Room: How to Make an Interception Look Easy

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Sadly, longtime, deepy-involved Des Moines resident, city councilmember, Realtor, photographer and local historian Carmen Scott passed away on Thanksgiving night…

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

In which the author writes about actual current events. by Mike Smith Sandy and I have a reoccurring pattern in our lives. It has been a decades-long unbroken chain supplying us with the wheels we need... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]