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Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with <i>Inside Out</i>

Past the Popcorn: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with Inside Out

by Jeff Walls Throughout the entire decade of the 2000s, animation powerhouse Pixar was the king of original cinematic experiences.  2001’s Monsters Inc. was followed by Finding Nemo which was followed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16. “They were on their... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female (sketch above) whose body was found in a suitcase in Kent on May 27. Her... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I have to assume that those who really want to know about the Extended Edition of The Return of the King are already fans of Peter Jackson’s... [Read more]

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

A grand opening celebration for the Dining Hall, built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park (former home to the City’s Senior Services) will... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

by Dave Markwell My eleven year old daughter banned me from attending her “6th Grade Breakfast” event. Her reasoning was unclear, but fear and shame seemed likely culprits. Afraid and/or ashamed of... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Jurassic World</i> Is the Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For

Past the Popcorn: Jurassic World Is the Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For

by Jeff Walls The original Jurassic Park from 1993 is a legitimate classic, but its two sequels were underwhelming to say the least.  They each had individual scenes that were exciting, but on a whole... [Read more]

Cab Driver wounded in drive-by shooting in Des Moines Monday night

Cab Driver wounded in drive-by shooting in Des Moines Monday night

A cab driver suffered a gunshot wound Monday night (June 8), the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting near an apartment complex. Police say that around 9:55 p.m., Des Moines Police received 911 calls... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Notes on Speeding and Driving Drunk in France

The Marine View Driver: Notes on Speeding and Driving Drunk in France

In which the author writes of tiny cars, tinier streets, and contemplating the Return of the King. by Mike Smith I had a pleasant vacation. Thank you for asking. When we go to France, though, it is generally... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Saturday, June 6 was a bright, sunny and picture-perfect setting for the 2015 Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market at the north end of the marina. This is the 10th year for the market, which runs... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Entourage</i> Gives Fans About What They’d Expect

Past the Popcorn: Entourage Gives Fans About What They’d Expect

by Jeff Walls The Entourage television show had a good eight-year run on HBO from 2004 through 2011, and now, four years later, the series has been adapted into a movie.  Well, not really adapted. ... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

‘Washington’s Strongest Apple’ will be at Des Moines Marina Saturday June 13

‘Washington’s Strongest Apple’ will be at Des Moines Marina Saturday June 13

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The always-entertaining and exciting “Washington’s Strongest Apple” competition will be at the Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Jun 13, starting at 10... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

The 10th Anniversary Opening Day is this Saturday for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with 12 delicious... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Fellowship of the Ring, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright In general, I am not a fan of “director’s cuts,” or extended versions of theatrical releases. With very few exceptions,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

Here’s episode #4 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]