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Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is considering some school schedule changes that could affect local families and students, and they are asking for public input on: Changing Friday early release to a different... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian... [Read more]

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

An overhanging strut on the left was found to have moved in late January. It was fixed by WSDOT crews on Wednesday, April 13. Photo released on Wednesday (April 13) shows the strut pinned into place. Washington... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former Des Moines resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek – in honor of Earth Day – on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Did you know that Friends of Des Moines Creek and community volunteers... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Growing Up at the Age of Fifty Or So

The Marine View Driver: Growing Up at the Age of Fifty Or So

Wherein the author encounters his (ahem!) true self. By Mike Smith Getting old is a real eye-opener. It is also a little scary. I’ve begun to do things I never thought I would do. My time with friends... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 3-BD Bow Lake home priced at just $274,900!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 3-BD Bow Lake home priced at just $274,900!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest’s Open House – open both this Saturday and Sunday – is an immaculately maintained 3-bedroom home in the highly desirable Bow... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying dinner the other evening with my family, I began questioning my 17 year old son on his dating prospects. My queries were fairly innocent and well-intentioned…for the... [Read more]

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

On Tuesday, April 19, Highline College will be hosting another free Job Fair, this time focused on jobs in the supply chain management industry. “Gain knowledge from industry experts and connect... [Read more]

Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Wednesday morning (April 6) at around 8 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard found a small aluminum boat floating unattended in Puget Sound between the City of Des Moines and Vashon Island. A cellular phone and... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

Nearly 70 Employers are set to come to a free Spring Job Fair, to be held at Highline College on Monday, April 18, from 2 – 5 p.m. Meet with 68 local employers from a wide variety of industries looking... [Read more]

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Here’s a down home, oven baked, scratch-made reminder to our readers that Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe is a great place to meet friends and family darn near any old time: Dana K’s is open... [Read more]

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

South King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile travels to Des Moines on... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Des Moines Marina Penthouse Condo

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Des Moines Marina Penthouse Condo

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest’s Open House – open this SATURDAY, April 2 – is a captivating 3-bedroom Des Moines Marina Penthouse View Condo! Perched high... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]