Politics Section

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. Episode #10 is entitled... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Des Moines resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

The Waterland Blog has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council sets hearing to change zoning of Landmark on Sound

Des Moines City Council sets hearing to change zoning of Landmark on Sound

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council in a study session Thursday night set the public hearing for Sept. 27 to consider reclassifying the Landmark on the Sound from residential Multifamily to an Institutional... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Construction work in Des Moines has been slowed down due to labor strike

Construction work in Des Moines has been slowed down due to labor strike

Construction work on South 223rd Street has significantly slowed down due to a labor strike that began on Tuesday Aug., 21, 2018. Here’s more info sent out by the city Thursday, Aug. 30: The International... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to Port’s SAMP meeting Sept. 10

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to Port’s SAMP meeting Sept. 10

[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:] I’m writing to tell all Des Moines... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon will be held Friday, Sept. 7 at the Airport Conference Center. This luncheon will feature keynote speaker Lance Lyttle,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all residents who have concerns about increased... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council held its first budget session on Thursday (Aug. 2) for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year, the first of many meetings ahead leading to a potential final decision by... [Read more]

Candidate Forum for 30th District will be Wednesday, Sept. 19

Candidate Forum for 30th District will be Wednesday, Sept. 19

The League of Women Voters and the Resident’s Council of Foundation House will be sponsoring a forum for the 30th district legislative candidates on Wednesday night, Sept. 19. The free and open event... [Read more]

City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

The City will be holding two Open Houses to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review, on Aug. 14 and Nov. 13. Also, an Information Booth will be at the Waterfront Farmers... [Read more]

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

On Monday, July 30, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas sent out another letter to the community, addressing recent criminal activity. This is Thomas’ second letter about crime, and like the first –... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas said it had been a “tough week for the officers” in light of the early Sunday morning (July 22) tragedy when a Kent Police Officer was killed when... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

By Dave Markwell Last night I attended a grand event. It was a retirement party for two of Des Moines finest gals, Sue Padden and Patrice Thorell. For twenty-plus years, these two forces of nature led... [Read more]