Life Section

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]

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber Staff and Board of Directors on Thursday (Jan. 18) announced the finalists for its Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The winners of the awards will be announced LIVE at the... [Read more]

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday (Jan. 17) announced the appointment of Karen Donohue to the King Court Superior Court. She will replace Judge Hollis Hill, who is retiring. Donohue is currently the presiding... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

The Saltwater Music Series will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m. Composer/pianist Steven Luksan will perform musical styles of the last 400 years... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21. Walkers are asked to meet at 11 a.m. Sunday near the fishing pier/bathrooms/picnic tables in the northwest corner of the parking... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with page Sarah Jenner, Jan. 10th, 2018. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sarah Jenner, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page last week in the... [Read more]

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The first Des Moines City Council meeting of the new year was largely framed around newly elected and reelected members. At the regular Thursday, Jan. 11 Des Moines City Council meeting,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

By Dave Markwell Last weekend, my daughter informed me that she was going to see a movie with her friend, “Becky”, and would need a ride Saturday evening. Now, the only surprising element of this... [Read more]

Mark William Van Gasken passes away; memorial will be this Saturday, Jan. 13

Mark William Van Gasken passes away; memorial will be this Saturday, Jan. 13

Mark William Van Gasken Mark was born on November 29, 1928 to Gladys and Mark E. Van Gasken, both long-time residents of Des Moines. (His grandparents’ home, overlooking the marina, was recently purchased... [Read more]