Health and Wellness Section

LGBTQ Task Force’s inaugural event to battle LGBTQ+ isolation will be July 27

LGBTQ Task Force’s inaugural event to battle LGBTQ+ isolation will be July 27

South King County LGBTQ Task Force will be holding their first community event “Queens of Heart” movie screening on Saturday, July 27, at the Highline College Theater. This FREE event will be held... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber & Highline Medical Center Public Safety Event will be July 31

Seattle Southside Chamber & Highline Medical Center Public Safety Event will be July 31

In partnership with the Highline Medical Center and the Highline Medical Center Foundation, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Public Safety event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, June 29: ALL TYPES URGENTLY NEEDED! PLEASE DONATE SATURDAY! Our daily mission and responsibility is to make... [Read more]

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $4,000 to Meals on Wheels

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $4,000 to Meals on Wheels

For the second time in 10 years, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has donated funds to the King County Meals on Wheels program for Des Moines homebound seniors in need of nutritious meals – this year,... [Read more]

Here’s where & when kids can eat FREE meals all summer

Here’s where & when kids can eat FREE meals all summer

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools’ student to participate. Meals... [Read more]

Des Moines, other cities, hire consultant to seek ways to control airport noise

Des Moines, other cities, hire consultant to seek ways to control airport noise

By Jack Mayne At Thursday night’s (June 5) Des Moines City Council study session, lawmakers heard from aviation consultants the city has hired to help steer the city through increases in aviation... [Read more]

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines ‘Parkrun’

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines ‘Parkrun’

This Saturday (June 8) will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines weekly ‘Parkrun.’ The Des Moines Legacy Foundation contributed $5,000 to launch this effort to provide both a healthful... [Read more]

United Way Family Resource Exchange housing resource fair is Saturday

United Way Family Resource Exchange housing resource fair is Saturday

United Way Family Resource Exchange is heading to Highline College this Saturday, June 1 to Provide Homeless Families and Students with Housing Resources: WHAT: United Way and Starbucks are partnering... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

The City of Des Moines has awarded $10,000 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support Hospitality House. Hospitality House is a women’s shelter that opened in south King County in October... [Read more]

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]