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Have You Heard That a Casino Is Taking Over the Landmark? Wrong! (UPDATED)

Have You Heard That a Casino Is Taking Over the Landmark? Wrong! (UPDATED)

Sources tell the Waterland Blog that Landmark on the Sound has indeed been purchased, conditional on a City Council-authorized rezoning of the property for commercial uses. Contrary to rumors circulating,... [Read more]

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: More of Wrecking Yards and the 1992 Honda Accord

The Marine View Driver: More of Wrecking Yards and the 1992 Honda Accord

In which the perps learn to circumvent the limitations of insurance companies. by Mike Smith The third time the Honda was stolen was probably the most memorable. (I promise you’ll hear about number... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About “The Next Tom Brady”

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About “The Next Tom Brady”

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast and varied opinions exist. Some have inspired... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in <i>Nightcrawler</i>

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in Nightcrawler

by Jeff Walls Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of our better actors.  After bursting onto the scene in 2001’s indie cult hit Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal earned his first and (so far) only Oscar... [Read more]

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan last week told the Des Moines City Council her court recently has had a large increase in both domestic violence and drunk driving cases. In her seventh annual... [Read more]

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city’s general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Luck was with us as rain and wind held off during our traditional season’s last day for the Chili Cook-Off. It was a huge success again this year, thanks in part to the wonderful volunteer groups; the... [Read more]

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

Click image to see larger animated gif. Photos by Scott Schaefer. On Saturday (Oct. 25) just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

The MaST Center will host its monthly Science on the Sound speaker series with Leihla Scharlau from the Citizen Action Training School, giving an update on the “State of the Puget Sound” on Saturday,... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

The Des Moines Police Department on Thursday (Oct. 23) served search warrants on four separate ‘squatter’ homes in the area, arresting four. DMPD worked with the assistance of Sea-Tac Police,... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac – then end in Des Moines – received unanimous approval... [Read more]

Des Moines DogHouse sold

Des Moines DogHouse sold

Tami, owner of the Des Moines DogHouse, has sold the business and will be moving on to new adventures. Her last day will be Oct. 31. “To all my loyal customers and friends. It is with many emotions,... [Read more]

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Law enforcement and community leaders from across King County have joined together to announce a major initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution where the majority of sex buying now takes place – online…

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/CandidateForum093014.mp3 To listen to the audio from our Candidate Forum, click the “Play” button above. by Jack Mayne Photos by Michael... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity (RIP)

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity (RIP)

In which the author finally has to send his gift horse to the glue factory. by Mike Smith Our youngest daughter used to borrow the Celebrity occasionally to go on dates with her fiancé Aaron. Several... [Read more]