Politics Section

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) two ordinances that will establish a framework for handling mitigation for trees removed and replaced around the construction... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

By Jack Mayne At the Des Moines Council meeting Thursday (Nov. 30), Mayor Matt Pina honored outgoing Highline College President Jack Bermingham, 68, who is retiring next week after 22 years heading the... [Read more]

Moms, kids, & legislators will celebrate paid family and medical leave Saturday

Moms, kids, & legislators will celebrate paid family and medical leave Saturday

Moms, dads, kiddos, and family members will gather with Senator Karen Keiser at the Des Moines Senior Activity Center this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. to celebrate the recent passage of paid family... [Read more]

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

The Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to consider around a 5-cent levy increase to cover unanticipated costs associated with refurbishing... [Read more]

Port of Seattle & SeaTac reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

Port of Seattle & SeaTac reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

By Jack Mayne After weeks of discussion, haggling and worry over the continuing and growing effects of the increasing impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the thousands of SeaTac city residents who live next... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney likely winners

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney likely winners

King County Elections on Wednesday (Nov. 8) released the second round of results, and it appears that the initial leaders all have substantial enough margins that – barring some kind of crazy comeback... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Des Moines City Council shows that two incumbents are leading: City Of Des Moines... [Read more]

Rep. Tina Orwall recognized with UW Moya M. Duplica Alumni Award

Rep. Tina Orwall recognized with UW Moya M. Duplica Alumni Award

This past weekend, Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) received the UW School of Social Work’s 2017 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award for her many legislative achievements, including expanding... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

Dear Des Moines Residents, My name is Matt Mahoney and I am a candidate for Des Moines City Council Position 7. Since my wife Beverly (Bev) and I made the decision to run for office in December of 2016... [Read more]

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

By Katalia Alexander With elections coming up quickly, many Des Moines citizens are in the process of trying to figure out who to vote for. To help with this process, several community organizations have... [Read more]

A message from Matt Pina for Des Moines City Council

A message from Matt Pina for Des Moines City Council

From Advertiser Matt Pina: As a nearly life-long resident, you have honored me with the opportunity to serve my community as an elected official: first on the Highline School Board, and most recently as... [Read more]

Celebrate new Transportation Gateway to City on Thursday, Oct. 12

Celebrate new Transportation Gateway to City on Thursday, Oct. 12

Celebrate the new Transportation Gateway to the City in the Des Moines Activity Center on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. Major funding partners will be honored including the Port of Seattle, the Transportation... [Read more]

Marina Development Community Meeting will be onboard boat Tuesday, Oct. 17

Marina Development Community Meeting will be onboard boat Tuesday, Oct. 17

All are invited aboard the Argosy Cruise Boat ‘Goodtime II’ for a Marina Development Community Meeting dockside at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday, Oct. 17. “The Goodtime II will provide... [Read more]

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

An Open House for the historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ Property will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the house at 402 S. 222nd Street (map below). “Join the City of... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>The Employee Experience</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: The Employee Experience

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce A lot of attention has been placed on the “Customer Experience”- (CX). Simply put the Customer experience (CX) is the product... [Read more]

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not... [Read more]

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s... [Read more]