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Senior Center Director Sue Padden says she’s innocent, now retired after 22 years

Senior Center Director Sue Padden says she’s innocent, now retired after 22 years

By Jack Mayne When Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias personally and publicly ordered longtime Senior Services Director Sue Padden out of the senior center at lunch hour on June 14 – just days... [Read more]

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

Hosted in Des Moines by the Woodmont Country Club, the Maury Island Incident Historical Society’s Annual 2018 Meeting was highlighted recently with a solstice-sunset bonfire and “burning of the saucer,”... [Read more]

New ‘Art in the Park’ Art Market will be featured at 2018 Waterland Festival

New ‘Art in the Park’ Art Market will be featured at 2018 Waterland Festival

Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival will be adding ‘Art in the Park’ to this year’s lineup. The two-day art market, “Art in the Park,” will be at the 2018 Fest on July 21 and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Chief issues letter to community regarding recent crimes

Des Moines Police Chief issues letter to community regarding recent crimes

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, new Des Moines Police Chief issued a letter to the community discussing some recent crimes in the area. The letter discusses recent crimes, including an assault at a boat launch,... [Read more]

Des Moines seeks state probe of deleted city records over senior center

Des Moines seeks state probe of deleted city records over senior center

By Jack Mayne Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias has asked Washington state investigators to probe charges that a city employee purposely deleted city records regarding the change in management of... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor Matt Pina speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

VIDEO: Mayor Matt Pina speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including Des Moines Mayor... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Ground broken for new Des Moines Elementary School Friday afternoon

Ground broken for new Des Moines Elementary School Friday afternoon

Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools District officials, architects and project staff broke ground for a new Des Moines Elementary School at Zenith Park on Friday, June 8. This is the second groundbreaking... [Read more]

Wesley Homes selected by Des Moines City Council to run Senior Center

Wesley Homes selected by Des Moines City Council to run Senior Center

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at study session Thursday (June 7) approved a two year pilot program to replace the retiring head of Senior Services with a contract with management by Wesley... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Why Business & Government Relationships Matter</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Why Business & Government Relationships Matter

Why Business and Government Relationships Matter By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Our Chamber of Commerce is proud of the relationships we’ve built with local government;... [Read more]

Dr. John Mosby named new President of Highline College

Dr. John Mosby named new President of Highline College

Dr. John Mosby has been named the next president of Highline College, as unanimously determined by the college’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 31. He is slated to start at Highline in July, 2018. “Our... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens this coming Saturday, June 2!

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens this coming Saturday, June 2!

It’s happening this coming Saturday, June 2 – the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market will be opening for the 2018 season at the north marina parking lot at 10 a.m., and will run until 2 p.m.! “Come... [Read more]

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [Read more]

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was introduced to a number of new city department heads by City Manager Michael Matthias at their Thursday (May 24) meeting. Matthias had earlier appointed Police... [Read more]

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

The following story is courtesy UW News: A UW landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. UW students are working... [Read more]

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

The winners of the 2018 Des Moines Dollars for Scholars were recently honored at a scholarship awards ceremony held at the Des Moines Yacht Club. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Share the Vision”... [Read more]

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

One of the major challenges that has been identified by the City of Des Moines as critical and in need of improvement is planning for an emergency and emergency management preparedness, and on Tuesday... [Read more]

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias announced on Tuesday, May 15 that the city has reached an agreement with former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to serve as the new Police Chief for Des Moines. Thomas... [Read more]