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The Marine View Driver: The Fine Art of Converting your Car to a Pickup

The Marine View Driver: The Fine Art of Converting your Car to a Pickup

In which the author loads a bit much into his trunk, and other stories. by Mike Smith When I started writing this column I had intended on describing the many times my cars had been stolen and the entertaining /... [Read more]

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

by Dave Markwell Several years ago while neglecting to appropriately monitor my young son; I heard some strange, yet familiar, noises coming from the driveway. The sound was my leaf blower pull cord being... [Read more]

Councilmember Jeanette Burrage charged with slapping special needs student

Councilmember Jeanette Burrage charged with slapping special needs student

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on April 18, 2015 when the following videos were added: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

Open House for Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail will be April 30 at City Hall

Open House for Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail will be April 30 at City Hall

Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail is coming to Des Moines, and the City Council will be holding an Open House on Thursday, April 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is open and free to the public,... [Read more]

UPDATE 2: Missing boy found safe in Renton, Grandmother located

UPDATE 2: Missing boy found safe in Renton, Grandmother located

UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 3:45 p.m.: Des Moines Police report that the outstanding subject associated with the case – Vien Nguyen – has been located. Nguyen is the grandmother to the located child, Ronnie... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW welcomes John Lutz to its office

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW welcomes John Lutz to its office

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest is proud to introduce its newest Sales Professional: John Lutz To contact John: PHONE: 206-430-3002 EMAIL: JohnLutz@BHHSNWREALESTATE.COM Click... [Read more]

Volunteers and Scuba Divers needed to help clean Redondo Beach Saturday

Volunteers and Scuba Divers needed to help clean Redondo Beach Saturday

Volunteers and Scuba Divers* are needed to help the MaST Center in making the Redondo Beach waterfront a cleaner space above and below the water’s surface this Saturday, April 18. *Advanced and OWD... [Read more]

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

South King area businesses along with Des Moines resident and past columnist for the Waterland Blog, Joy Steele, are proud to sponsor and produce the Seattle performance of ‘Listen To Your Mother. ‘ Joy,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Councilmember Jeremy Nutting on Monday (April 13) announced his intention to seek a full term on the Des Moines City Council. Appointed in May 2013 to the seat vacated by former Councilmember Dan Caldwell,... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Late-night Cruising and Pranks in the Chevy Nova

The Marine View Driver: Late-night Cruising and Pranks in the Chevy Nova

In which the author employs a vehicle for various impish activities. by Mike Smith Since the statute of limitations has expired on my youth, there are certain stories I can now divulge. The typical high... [Read more]

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5′ through Des Moines

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5′ through Des Moines

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said on Friday (April 10) that “the future of light rail in the City of Des Moines (should be) along Interstate 5.” Upthegrove, a member of the Sound... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

by Dave Markwell Recently adding a teenage driver to my household, I have become increasingly aware of “distracted driving”. It has been VERY clearly expressed to my son that ANY whiff of him texting,... [Read more]

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

The Highline School Board is scheduled to appoint a new member – Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac – on Wednesday, April 15, during a special meeting. Van is a finalist for the vacant Director District 3... [Read more]

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

The Easter Bunny may have left town, but there is one last egg hunt on the horizon! Kids and parents will be treated to a Duck Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 18 as the Mount Rainier Pool celebrates its annual... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Great home with nice yard in Des Moines

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Great home with nice yard in Des Moines

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, April 11, from 1 – 4 p.m. – is a great 3 (or 4) bedroom home with a nice yard on a quiet... [Read more]