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Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The man was taken to a local hospital... [Read more]

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Interpreter at the MaST Center? Enjoy working with animals or want to learn how? Not afraid to get your hands wet? Want to learn about the life and environment of the... [Read more]

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland’s Lyn Robinson Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to pick up your Christmas tree this season. November 21st is when it starts, (they’ll be open... [Read more]

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] FREEDOM OF SPEECH This country was... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Rebuilding the 1976 Dodge Dart

The Marine View Driver: Rebuilding the 1976 Dodge Dart

In which the author boldly declares, “YOU do it yourself. I’m hiring it out.” by Mike Smith When we started our family my mom practically gave us her Dodge dart. Prior to this we had... [Read more]

Highline College student-athletes excel on and off the field

Highline College student-athletes excel on and off the field

Highline College Athletics was honored as one of the top five schools in the 2014 Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Academic President’s Cup for academic performances of student-athletes and third... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

UPDATE: Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Fantastic 3-bedroom rambler!

UPDATE: Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Fantastic 3-bedroom rambler!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a NEW Open House listing (posted 4 p.m. 11/7/14), as the previous listing has SOLD! WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House –... [Read more]

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

The Soggy Doggy will be holding a Seahawk Pride Pet Photos (Husky and Cougar Pride too!) event this Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their location at 19893 1st Ave South, Suite #204, in the... [Read more]

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]

Brown Bear Car Wash offering FREE car washes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Brown Bear Car Wash offering FREE car washes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear will be offering free “Bear Essentials” car washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, on Tuesday, Nov.... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

Via Marina Pizzeria Ristorante – the newest concept of the Vince’s family of restaurants in Des Moines – is making you an offer you cannot refuse! Vince Mottola, along with partners Stephenie... [Read more]

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]