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Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, two candidates want to replace Mayor Matt Pina, and incumbent Councilmember Vic Pennington has one person seeking his job for election in 2017. Another three... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

This is the story of Highline Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Scott Logan and the freezer that stopped working at the Des Moines Area Food Bank…

Metro partners with Des Moines & Normandy Park for new services

Metro partners with Des Moines & Normandy Park for new services

King County Metro has partnered with the Cities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to pilot new transportation services for commuters and residents as the area experiences an influx of new employers. As... [Read more]

Meet Kristy Dunn – your local Real Estate insider!

Meet Kristy Dunn – your local Real Estate insider!

It is often said that the three most important things in Real Estate are ‘Location, Location, Location’ – and we would add that when you’re selecting a Real Estate professional three very... [Read more]

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they arrested two women for mail theft from 14 homes on Saturday, May 13. Police say that on Saturday at about 5:50 a.m., a citizen observed two females... [Read more]

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has approved a new aviation advisory committee – to be chaired by the city manager, as well as a pay increase for City Manager Michael Matthias after an “overwhelmingly... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

by Dave Markwell My daughter is a homebody. On another gray Sunday morning, after I fulfilled her very specific breakfast requests (demands), she crawled back into the snuggly little cave of blankets... [Read more]

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

In anticipation of the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park is giving away a FREE pair of tickets! Just click below to enter: https://goo.gl/q52DAc This... [Read more]

Happy Mother’s Day from Marina Midwifery, putting Mom in charge!

Happy Mother’s Day from Marina Midwifery, putting Mom in charge!

This Sunday (May 14), we acknowledge the Moms in our lives, recognizing all they have done for us, starting from bringing us into the world. It seems an appropriate time to talk about birthing and... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation launches citywide Playground Project Campaign

Des Moines Legacy Foundation launches citywide Playground Project Campaign

Field House Park Play structure to be replaced. The Des Moines Citywide Playground Project – approved by the City Council in March of this year – will provide designs to repair and replace play structures... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Poster art by 2016 arts festival “People’s Choice” award winner Crystal Campbell The Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, with an Art Show/Competition & Awards,... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander Junior, Mt. Rainier High School The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Gregory Heights Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

by Dave Markwell While driving home from school the other day, my 13 year old daughter queried, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” “I don’t know. Why?” I replied. “To go to the idiot’s... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opening day will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the popular Food Truck-In, featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run from... [Read more]

Memorial for Florence Caroline McMullin will be May 20 at Des Moines City Hall

Memorial for Florence Caroline McMullin will be May 20 at Des Moines City Hall

Longtime Des Moines resident and activist Florence Caroline McMullin recently passed away, and a memorial for her will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Des Moines City Hall. Here’s... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Highline College teams up with Highline Public Schools for Native summit

Highline College teams up with Highline Public Schools for Native summit

Approximately 100 high school and college students are expected to attend a summit designed for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in south King County. Designed to inspire and empower students... [Read more]