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PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former Des Moines resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

Courtesy resident Susan White comes these great photos showing progress over last weekend of the reconstruction of the Redondo Beach Boardwalk, which is scheduled to open this Summer. The rebuilt boardwalk... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. West... [Read more]

REMINDER: Democratic Caucus is this Saturday, March 26

REMINDER: Democratic Caucus is this Saturday, March 26

REMINDER: Calling all Bernie supporters, Hillary supporters, and Undecided Democrats – Washington state’s Democratic Party caucuses will be held this Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Everyone was taught the “three R’s” in school, and starting this spring, drivers who use southbound I-5 between Tukwila and Federal Way will learn a new meaning for that phrase – Replace, Repave... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

It’s official – Valley Cities will no longer pursue Woodmont Recovery Center

It’s official – Valley Cities will no longer pursue Woodmont Recovery Center

On Thursday, March 10, Kenneth Taylor, CEO of Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care – which had been planning on building a recovery center in Des Moines’ Woodmont neighborhood – sent a letter... [Read more]

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the city ended 2015 with a positive balance of $1.3 million on revenues of $18 million and expenditures of $17.4 million. The Council also delayed approving... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced that it is seeking public comment on a cleanup site in Des Moines: The 1989 and 1998 cleanup of contaminated soil at the Davis Construction site,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]