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Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Huge Community Swap Meet will be this Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor tables. Something for everyone! Stop by on your way to the... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

Here’s episode #10 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]

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

The Waterland Festival is coming up the weekend of July 17-19, with a bunch of great activities for all: Kid’s Fair & Pony Rides: July 17-19 at Field House Park 5K Fund Run, Walk or Roll: Saturday,... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

by Jack Mayne Four new employees were approved by the Des Moines City Council because virtually all of the Des Moines Building division staff would be retiring in the next five years. New people must be... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

by Dave Markwell Life is full of hard things. Work, kids, money, fear, hope, relationships and change all serve to challenge us in ways that stretch us, sometimes uncomfortably so. The confounding element... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 – is a grand West Seattle Entertainment Home! This home... [Read more]

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

WHAT? (Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians) present their very own original Follies production “Stuck in Traffic”! On July 25th at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. Wesley Homes residents have pulled... [Read more]

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 3:12 p.m. on July 7, 2015: A three-car collision near 16th and Kent-Des Moines Road sent six people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. Here’s... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

by Dave Kaplan Mayor and Councilmember City of Des Moines If you build it they will come – if you build it in the right place. As my good friend Dr. Sell recently noted, Sound Transit will soon decide... [Read more]

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Want to go to the bestest, bluesiest and brewiest music festival of the summer? Here’s your chance – just enter to win 2 Tickets to the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, coming... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Where do all these people come from???? Amazed by another huge crowd, I walked thru the market introducing myself and asked people where they lived. I was blown away – half the people I talked with... [Read more]

High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning

A high-speed crash into a utility pole at S. 216th and Pacific Highway South in Des Moines early Thursday morning (July 2) sent one to the hospital with serious injuries, according to South King Fire &... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

Late Wednesday afternoon (July 1), local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall,... [Read more]

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

by T.M. Sell If you build it, they will come – if you build it in the right place. Sound Transit soon will decide where to site its extension of the light rail from Angle Lake toward Federal Way. The... [Read more]

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des... [Read more]

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Featured artist Michael Sorenson with his artwork. Featured artist Floyd Tokuda. The Highline College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center’s new art display features inspiring artwork by some... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]