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UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2018: On Monday, Jan. 29, a small fire was intentionally set in the women’s restroom on the first floor of Building 22 at Highline College. As we previously reported, this small fire... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $66,000 are eligible, as long as tax... [Read more]

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

Representatives from the City of Des Moines and Metro Transit will soon welcome a new transportation option in south King County – Route 635, the Des Moines Community Shuttle. “It’s wonderful to... [Read more]

Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope

Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope

Formerly an executive chef at a Michelin-rated restaurant, Vanessa Primer is now a thriving college student, overcoming unemployment, homelessness and a debilitating injury. Primer’s story represents... [Read more]

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

A suspect armed with a taser carjacked a vehicle from a parking lot at Highline College on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to Des Moines Police. Police say that the incident occurred at around 1:55 p.m.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers are needed to help feed 30,000 Coho Salmon in the fish pen at the Des Moines Marina. Volunteers will need to commit to feeding the fish once a day for seven days in a row, from Saturday to Friday,... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ will be Wednesday, Feb. 21

Destination Des Moines ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ will be Wednesday, Feb. 21

Join Destination Des Moines in another fun Waterland Wine & Art Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 – 8 p.m. This walk will include six Des Moines businesses, with featured Wineries and local Artists. Tickets... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School’s robotics ‘Team Ramen’ holding fundraiser

Mount Rainier High School’s robotics ‘Team Ramen’ holding fundraiser

Mount Rainier High School’s robotics ‘Team Ramen’ is seeking funds to help add a lathe to their workshop. Their goal is to raise $1,150, and to help these local techies out, you can... [Read more]

Powell Homes & Renovations is selling its Des Moines showroom

Powell Homes & Renovations is selling its Des Moines showroom

Powell Homes & Renovations – which has operated a showroom and Corporate Headquarters at 22211 Marine View Drive South (map below) for 10 years – has announced plans to place the property for... [Read more]

Kristy Dunn, Real Estate Broker: ‘Preparing Your Home for Sale’

Kristy Dunn, Real Estate Broker: ‘Preparing Your Home for Sale’

From Advertiser Kristy Dunn, Real Estate Broker, John L. Scott: Preparing Your Home for Sale You’ve decided to put your house on the market. Now what? There is more to selling a home than just hiring... [Read more]

City of Des Moines receives state grants for Marina seawall & Redondo projects

City of Des Moines receives state grants for Marina seawall & Redondo projects

The City of Des Moines has received a $2 million state grant to begin the estimated $12 million repair of the Marina seawall bulkhead, and another half million for the Redondo Beach Rocky Reef project. The... [Read more]

Man who drowned off shores of Burien from Des Moines; more details released

Man who drowned off shores of Burien from Des Moines; more details released

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday (Jan. 22) released the identity of the man who tragically drowned off Burien’s Three Tree Point/Seahurst Park as Tyler Ingraham, 27, of Des... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Women’s March in Des Moines

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Women’s March in Des Moines

On Saturday, Jan. 20, a group of women from Wesley Homes Retirement Center gathered for Des Moines version of the 2018 Women’s March at Big Catch Plaza. Below are some photos from the event courtesy... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

By Dave Markwell At 4:30 this morning my phone rang. Being familiar with phone calls at this hour, I knew it was probably not good news. It wasn’t. My caller ID said, “Aden”, my son. “Hi, buddy”,... [Read more]

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

A group of women from Wesley Homes Retirement Center will be meeting Saturday morning (Jan. 20) at 10 a.m. for a Women’s March. They will be meeting at the Des Moines Plaza next to Dollar Tree, and all... [Read more]