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BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

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]

JOBS: Macrina Bakery is hiring Drivers and Packers

JOBS: Macrina Bakery is hiring Drivers and Packers

MACRINA BAKERY & CAFÉ IS HIRING! Macrina Bakery and Cafe is seeking highly motivated Drivers and Packers to join our Wholesale Delivery team! We are looking for multiple candidates to fill the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for Opening Day of the 2016 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Opening Day of the 2016 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto says it is less than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 4 – for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will be bringing... [Read more]

New ‘Art on Poverty Bay’ sculptures to be dedicated at Farmers Market June 4

New ‘Art on Poverty Bay’ sculptures to be dedicated at Farmers Market June 4

‘Art on Poverty Bay’ will dedicate new temporary Sculptures on Saturday, June 4, starting at 11 a.m. at the Des Moines Marina Promenade. Six new sculptures will be added to the Art on Poverty... [Read more]

Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ – with 50+ sales – will be Saturday, June 4

Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ – with 50+ sales – will be Saturday, June 4

It’s that time of year again – the Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is coming Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! The Streets of Garage Sales is a beloved annual event that takes place... [Read more]

Public can meet/talk with Des Moines City Council, Staff starting May 26

Public can meet/talk with Des Moines City Council, Staff starting May 26

Beginning on Thursday, May 26, 2016, the public will have an opportunity to discuss issues and items of concern with available City Council and City Staff, the city announced Wednesday. These informal... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 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]

Berkshire Hathaway Sat./Sun. Open House: Beautiful, brand new 5-BD home

Berkshire Hathaway Sat./Sun. Open House: Beautiful, brand new 5-BD home

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY, May 21, and SUNDAY, May 22 – is a beautiful, brand new 5-bedroom home! This is the... [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]

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer John McEvoy’s History of Aviation series #14 – on the Boeing Museum of Flight’s Full Size Space Shuttle Trainer – will be held this Thursday night, May 19, from 7... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a huge Rummage Sale this weekend – Friday & Saturday, May 20 and 21. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and will take place... [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]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s 2016 Opening Day is Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, with the popular ‘Food Truck-In’ featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run... [Read more]

13-year old boy arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

13-year old boy arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

A 13-year old boy was arrested Monday (May 16) for crimes related to the May 6 homicide of a 41-year old man (read our previous coverage here) – but not the homicide itself. Police say that the boy is... [Read more]

Highline College wins Equity Award from WA State Association of College Trustees

Highline College wins Equity Award from WA State Association of College Trustees

Late last week, Highline College’s Board of Trustees and President Jack Bermingham were awarded the 2016 Equity Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees. This award recognizes... [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]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 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]