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PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

Here’s episode #4 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 31 – is a beautiful 3-bedroom home, priced at just $379,000! Sitting high in this park... [Read more]

After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

Photos courtesy Kelaye Concrete After seven months of work, the Bridge over Saltwater State Park –on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – has reopened as of 8 a.m Thursday, May 28. As... [Read more]

‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser for Fireworks will be Wednesday, July 1

‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser for Fireworks will be Wednesday, July 1

A fundraiser BBQ called ‘Smoke on the Water’ will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at Des Moines Beach Park, to benefit Destination Des Moines’ efforts to put on a 4th... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the Bothell and Des Moines Police Departments and the Mason County Sheriffs Office with Accreditation awards at their Spring... [Read more]

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

The FREE Des Moines Beach Park 2015 Summer Concert Series will run on Wednesday nights, starting July 1 and continuing to Aug. 12. The concerts will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m., and Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

May 31 community-wide Memorial for Carmen Scott has been canceled

May 31 community-wide Memorial for Carmen Scott has been canceled

The family of Carmen Scott regrets they had to cancel the community-wide Celebration of Life they had planned for her on May 31. Instead the family will be holding a private memorial. As many of our... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Community invited to enjoy Highline College student art show June 1-2

Community invited to enjoy Highline College student art show June 1-2

The community is invited to enjoy Highline College’s student art show, to be held June 1–2 on campus: This event is free. WHAT: 2015 Highline College Art and Design Portfolio Show WHEN: June 1–2,... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 24 – is a beautiful Normandy Park home with plenty of room for everyone and lots of... [Read more]

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

On May 14, the City of Des Moines proclaimed June as “Music4Life Month.” The local program – “Highline Music4Life” – provides musical instruments to fifth and sixth graders... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May 20). The shooting happened just after 1... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto says it is a little more than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 6 – for the 2015 Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Cheerleaders holding fundraiser Car Wash this Saturday

Mt. Rainier High Cheerleaders holding fundraiser Car Wash this Saturday

The Mt. Rainier High School Cheerleaders will be holding a Car Wash at North Hill Espresso this Saturday, May 23, to help raise funds for Cheer Camp. “Please come on out to support the team that... [Read more]

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

As we reported last week, Highline Public Schools Teachers will conduct a one-day walkout this Thursday, May 21, to make a statement to the state legislature about their repeated failure to provide adequate... [Read more]