Politics Section

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

BREAKING: Normandy Park City Manager suddenly resigns

BREAKING: Normandy Park City Manager suddenly resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park City Manager Glenn Akramoff – who has been in that position since July, 2013 – resigned suddenly Tuesday night, Dec. 16. A special City Council... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a ‘Political Cartoon’ posted as a Letter to the Editor, created by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Sadly, longtime, deepy-involved Des Moines resident, city councilmember, Realtor, photographer and local historian Carmen Scott passed away on Thanksgiving night…

LETTER: Resident doesn’t think Council allocating enough money for police

LETTER: Resident doesn’t think Council allocating enough money for police

[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:] Dear Des Moines Citizens, It is an... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

On Tuesday Nov. 25, the King County Sheriff’s Office TAC 30 team (the department’s tactical unit) will be hosting a multi-agency maritime operations exercise in the area of the Des Moines waterfront,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

[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:] FREEDOM OF SPEECH This country was... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[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:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[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:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support... [Read more]

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan last week told the Des Moines City Council her court recently has had a large increase in both domestic violence and drunk driving cases. In her seventh annual... [Read more]