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LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by Des Moines Councilmember Traci Buxton. It reflects her personal opinion only:] On several occasions now, I have heard some concern... [Read more]

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include: Glimpse the future of SR 509. We made a video that describes the benefits... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Monday, May 13 was the First Day of King County Elections Filing. On Monday, May 13,... [Read more]

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

An amendment proposed by Sound Transit Board Member Dave Upthegrove was adopted by the Sound Transit System Expansion Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019, removing the Kent Dick’s Drive-in site from future... [Read more]

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the strategy and tactics we are deploying at the police department... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019. The event runs... [Read more]

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove: June Leonard Place Opening in Renton June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

As we first reported March 11, two restaurants in a building located at 22341 Marine View Drive South – Madi’s and Dana K’s Kafe – remain closed over 50 days later due to water damage... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

The City of Des Moines announced this week the award of $13,872 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support ANEW. ANEW was founded in 1980 by people dedicated to improving the access and advancement... [Read more]

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night!

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night!

REMINDER: The League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday evening (April 25) from 6-8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lineup includes: Software... [Read more]

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion,... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor Matt Pina By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias’s pay raise got unanimous Des Moines City Council approval Thursday night (April 11) as Mayor Matt Pina defended the action after a minor storm... [Read more]

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]