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South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

Michael Brunk By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher Michael Brunk is one of the most impressive, creative and talented media professionals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. As we... [Read more]

OBIT: Otto Wieland passed away tragically Nov. 21

OBIT: Otto Wieland passed away tragically Nov. 21

Otto Konrad Wieland, 86, died tragically on Nov. 21, 2017 after apparently jumping from the Des Moines fishing pier (read our previous coverage here). Rescuers from the Coast Guard, South King Fire &... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

Thomas Escajeda of Des Moines wins $180,000 lottery prize

Thomas Escajeda of Des Moines wins $180,000 lottery prize

Des Moines resident Thomas Escajeda (pictured, left) had big news to share at Thanksgiving dinner this year – earlier that day, he discovered he’d won $180,000 playing the ‘Hit 5’ lottery... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Due to sustained stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, and is continuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Greater Pierce*... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) two ordinances that will establish a framework for handling mitigation for trees removed and replaced around the construction... [Read more]

LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: The Big Secret

LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: The Big Secret

From Advertiser Matthew R. Hale, Attorney at Law PLLC: Designed by Freepik LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: The Big Secret When we get our driver’s licenses, we enter into a covenant with each. That covenant... [Read more]

Boeing Employees Choir will perform FREE concert in Des Moines Sat., Dec. 9

Boeing Employees Choir will perform FREE concert in Des Moines Sat., Dec. 9

Boeing Employees Choir will perform a FREE concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Dec. 9. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. “Bring your friends for an inspirational beginning... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday night, Nov. 28, officers were dispatched to the Newport Apartment complex located in the 23600 block of 20th Ave South (map below) for a shooting... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

By Dave Markwell Returning home to my dogs after a fine Thanksgiving meal, I was feeling especially gracious – even more so by the exceptionally low standards I have set for my dogs. As I delicately... [Read more]

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

By Jack Mayne At the Des Moines Council meeting Thursday (Nov. 30), Mayor Matt Pina honored outgoing Highline College President Jack Bermingham, 68, who is retiring next week after 22 years heading the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Kick-off the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.! The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park collects almost 500 Coats for Kids

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park collects almost 500 Coats for Kids

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park recently completed its annual Coats for Kids Drive, and this year they collected almost 500 coats! This year, the Club chose to support Parkside Elementary... [Read more]

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Free Sancta Lucia Pageant will be at Grace Fellowship Hall this Sunday

Free Sancta Lucia Pageant will be at Grace Fellowship Hall this Sunday

Come see and learn the wonder of the free Sancta Lucia Pageant at the Grace Fellowship Hall at Grace Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. This special candlelight pageant includes great... [Read more]

Moms, kids, & legislators will celebrate paid family and medical leave Saturday

Moms, kids, & legislators will celebrate paid family and medical leave Saturday

Moms, dads, kiddos, and family members will gather with Senator Karen Keiser at the Des Moines Senior Activity Center this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. to celebrate the recent passage of paid family... [Read more]

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

This holiday season, consider a tax-deductible gift that will continue to pay dividends for years: Please help local cause ‘NO KIDS LEFT INSIDE‘ on this #Giving Tuesday! Every kid deserves... [Read more]