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TRAFFIC ALERT: City of Des Moines closes roads due to landslide

TRAFFIC ALERT: City of Des Moines closes roads due to landslide

The City of Des Moines announced Monday (March 30) that, due to the recent landslide (read more here) that 8th Place S between S. 251st and S. 252nd Streets will be closed until further notice. Here’s... [Read more]

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service – current city councilmember and former Mayor Bob Sheckler announced his retirement at Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting (March 26). Sheckler,... [Read more]

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson, Chief of Operations for South King Fire & Rescue, has accepted an offer from Thornton Colorado to be their new Fire Chief, SKF&R announced on Facebook. Gordie will be leaving the... [Read more]

Seattle Southside RTA accepting applications for advisory committee

Seattle Southside RTA accepting applications for advisory committee

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (SSRTA) – the official tourism and destination marketing organization for the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila – announced on Monday (March 9) that... [Read more]

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

Families and community members are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield for a series of monthly conversations at schools across the district, with the first set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

After the resignation of Susan Goding, the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3…

REMINDER: Port of Seattle’s Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: Port of Seattle’s Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

The Port of Seattle will host the first in a series of Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open Houses this Wednesday, March 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Mount Rainier High School (22450 19th Avenue... [Read more]

Learn about plans for future of Sea-Tac Airport at public meeting on March 4

Learn about plans for future of Sea-Tac Airport at public meeting on March 4

The public is invited to come learn about plans for the future of Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Rainier High School, located at 22450 19th Ave. S. in Des Moines. At this... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[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:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

Have YOU voted on the school levy/bond yet? Ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 10, and can either be mailed or dropped off locally at a ballot box near Burien City Hall/Town Square on the corner of SW 152nd... [Read more]

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a Page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac), Thomas is the... [Read more]

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván (pictured above, left) believes her most important job as a municipal court judge in Des Moines for the past eight years has been to explain to people the often-mystical... [Read more]