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AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Destination Des Moines’ Community BBQ fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This year will include a Beer and Wine Garden, along with a Root... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Ground broken on new 300,000 square foot FAA facility at Des Moines Creek Park

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Headquarters in Des Moines, Washington, 7 June 2016. On Tuesday (June 7), the U.S. General Services Administration... [Read more]

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Sandra Cravens as a Highline College nursing student in 1965 Sandra Cravens Robinson Back in the early 1960s, 18-year-old Sandra Cravens had wanted to be a nurse ever since she could remember, so when... [Read more]

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Crowe Plays Straight Man to Gosling in <i>The Nice Guys</i>

Past the Popcorn: Crowe Plays Straight Man to Gosling in The Nice Guys

by Jeff Walls Hollywood veteran Shane Black got his start writing the screenplays for the Lethal Weapon movies in the eighties and nineties before finally directing his first feature with 2005’s Kiss... [Read more]

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

On Wednesday, May 18 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars organization held their annual scholarship presentation at the Des Moines Yacht Club. Active since 2001 this locally operated organization pulls... [Read more]

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

On Tuesday, May 17, Des Moines Farmers Market Organizers Wayne Corey and Rikki Marohl were awarded “Ambassadors of the Year” at ‘Destination 2020,’ the Seattle Southside RTA Tourism... [Read more]

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

UPDATE: This post was updated with corrected location information on May 17, 2016: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that an online “date” went bad early Monday morning (May 16),... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

On Friday, May 13, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a notice to parents about the recent shooting of a Des Moines man by two boys who attend Pacific Middle School. The boys... [Read more]

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

Salish, the MaST Center’s resident Giant Pacific Octopus since October 2015, will “graduate” and be released back into the Puget Sound by a dive team on Saturday, June 11. The release... [Read more]

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

As we previously reported, on Friday (May 6, 2016) around 6:30 p.m., a 41-year old white male from Kent was shot and killed at an apartment complex in the 22800 block of 30th Ave S. in Des Moines. A... [Read more]

Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night

Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot and killed in the 22800 block of 30th Ave South (map below) around 6:30 p.m. Friday night, May 6. Police say they got 911 calls from witnesses... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD WEEKEND: Moms are mean…

FEEL GOOD WEEKEND: Moms are mean…

by Dave Markwell Moms are mean. That’s right. I said it. Moms do the majority of the yelling, spanking and band aid ripping-off. As a small child, my dad never made me lay on my back with my pants down... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #50 (50 – can you believe it?!) of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For

Past the Popcorn: Captain America: Civil War Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For

by Jeff Walls Earlier this summer, movie audiences were treated to a long-awaited superhero matchup with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie which felt a lot like a desperate attempt by Warner... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Rahel Ambachew and her photos. The outside of the old Des Moines Theater is now an exhibition space for a Photography show titled ‘Harmony and Diversity’ by Rahel Ambachew, a sophomore at Mount... [Read more]