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PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

Courtesy resident Susan White comes these great photos showing progress over last weekend of the reconstruction of the Redondo Beach Boardwalk, which is scheduled to open this Summer. The rebuilt boardwalk... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Batman v Superman</i> Promises Better Future Than Present

Past the Popcorn: Batman v Superman Promises Better Future Than Present

by Jeff Walls Perhaps a more appropriate subtitle for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be “Dawn of a Cinematic Universe.”  Although it is technically preceded by 2013’s Man of Steel, this... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. West... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Review by Greg Wright Let’s see… did I really need to watch this film a twelfth time? Apparently that answer was “yes.” And the fact that the answer... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

Rollover accident on Redondo Beach Drive sends one to hospital early Friday

Rollover accident on Redondo Beach Drive sends one to hospital early Friday

A single-car rollover accident in the 18400 block of Redondo Beach Drive sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, March 18. There were minor injuries, and driver inattention was the cause, according... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Henry Poole is Here Commentary by Greg Wright For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. That’s a quote from the Bible. Is that offensive? Is my invocation... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the city ended 2015 with a positive balance of $1.3 million on revenues of $18 million and expenditures of $17.4 million. The Council also delayed approving... [Read more]

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Mike Mason works at a local tax service, and he tells The Waterland Blog that their beloved ‘waver’ – a mannequin named Libby GaGa – is missing! Mason says that GaGa was  shipped up... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

The Highline Schools Foundation’s annual ‘Gold Star Awards’ nominees were announced on Tuesday, March 8, and will be presented at their annual BASH on Thursday, March 17. Each year,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser was uncorked Friday night, and attendees got into the spirit by using the hashtag #drinktomusic. The fest continues today – Saturday, March 5 –... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area, and here’s the latest from them: Tree of Life! The Des Moines... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Car, Meet Garage. Garage, Meet Car. Bam!

The Marine View Driver: Car, Meet Garage. Garage, Meet Car. Bam!

Wherein the author encounters yet another miraculous car healing. By Mike Smith Every day I drive up and down Lake City Way, aka LCW. There is an espresso stand near Nathan Hale High School that has at... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]