Featured Stories Section

Des Moines Yacht Club’s South Sound Opening Day will be Saturday, May 14

Des Moines Yacht Club’s South Sound Opening Day will be Saturday, May 14

Celebrate South Sound Opening Day of Boating at the Des Moines Yacht Club on Saturday, May 14, 2016, with a day full of marine-oriented exhibits and demonstrations, tours of local boats, food vendors,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Millennials (TV) Review by Greg Wright Only rarely have I gotten a credit on a TV series, so I won’t be bashful about tooting my own horn, so to speak. This Thursday on Ovation (Comcast channel... [Read more]

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Divers Chris Van Damme, left, and Matt Wilson haul out debris collected from Puget Sound waters off Redondo Beach on April 23 as part of a large volunteer effort during Earth Day Pier Clear. Highline College’s... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Keanu</i> Features an Adorable Cat… But So Does Facebook

Past the Popcorn: Keanu Features an Adorable Cat… But So Does Facebook

by Jeff Walls Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have already had a success on the small screen with their sketch comedy show, but now that their television show has ended they have set their sights... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their 4 Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother’s Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse... [Read more]

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

Sunday May 1, 2016 is acrobatic group The Cabiri’s 17-year anniversary, and they’ll be celebrating with a FREE performance at 2 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. Here’s a taste of what... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Boating, Beach Life and Wild Dreams

The Marine View Driver: Boating, Beach Life and Wild Dreams

Wherein the author enters the way-back machine. By Mike Smith This has been a superb April! So far we’ve had higher than normal temperatures and a couple of record-breakers last week. In times like... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 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]

Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Saturday morning (April 16), a 26-year old woman was hit in what they believe to be a gang-related shooting in the north parking lot of the marina. Police... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>The Jungle Book</i> is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

Past the Popcorn: The Jungle Book is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

by Jeff Walls Disney’s new live-action version of The Jungle Book says that it is based on the Mowgli stories written by Rudyard Kipling, but let’s be honest: it is really a remake of the company’s... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

An overhanging strut on the left was found to have moved in late January. It was fixed by WSDOT crews on Wednesday, April 13. Photo released on Wednesday (April 13) shows the strut pinned into place. Washington... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek – in honor of Earth Day – on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Did you know that Friends of Des Moines Creek and community volunteers... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Growing Up at the Age of Fifty Or So

The Marine View Driver: Growing Up at the Age of Fifty Or So

Wherein the author encounters his (ahem!) true self. By Mike Smith Getting old is a real eye-opener. It is also a little scary. I’ve begun to do things I never thought I would do. My time with friends... [Read more]