Health and Wellness Section

Des Moines Business Watch meeting will be Tuesday, May 21

Des Moines Business Watch meeting will be Tuesday, May 21

The Des Moines Police Department will be holding a Business Watch meeting on Tuesday, May 21: Join Des Moines Business Watch Modeled after Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch takes the ‘neighbors... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber will offer group health insurance plan for members

Seattle Southside Chamber will offer group health insurance plan for members

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce this week announced that it will offer innovative health insurance plans to its members. The Chamber has partnered with Lifestyle Health Plans and Seattle Benefits... [Read more]

Des Moines Police offering Basic Self Defense for Women class June 1 & 8

Des Moines Police offering Basic Self Defense for Women class June 1 & 8

The Des Moines Police Department will be offering a Basic Self Defense Class for Women on two consecutive Saturdays – June 1 and June 8, 2019. This rape aggression defense training course teaches awareness,... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center owners ordered to pay $25 million for violating rules

Highline Medical Center owners ordered to pay $25 million for violating rules

By Jack Mayne The owners of Burien’s Highline Medical Center have been ordered to rehabilitate the credit of over 5,500 state residents to the tune of $25 million because they had qualified for charity... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

As we first reported March 11, two restaurants in a building located at 22341 Marine View Drive South – Madi’s and Dana K’s Kafe – remain closed over 50 days later due to water damage... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

The City of Des Moines announced this week the award of $13,872 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support ANEW. ANEW was founded in 1980 by people dedicated to improving the access and advancement... [Read more]

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night!

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night!

REMINDER: The League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday evening (April 25) from 6-8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lineup includes: Software... [Read more]

Wesley Home’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day will be Wed. May 29

Wesley Home’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day will be Wed. May 29

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, National Senior Health & Fitness Day® will celebrate its 26th anniversary as the nation’s annual largest older adult health and wellness event.  Organized as a public/private... [Read more]

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion,... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘<i>The Briefing #19: Fini</i>‘

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘The Briefing #19: Fini

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released his finalé ‘The Briefing: Episode 19 – Fini,’ where he wraps up his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

At the February 2019 meeting of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, board members voted to approve a grant for $5,000 submitted by Grace in ACTION for the construction of wheelchair ramps, and home step... [Read more]