Politics Section

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

By Jack Mayne Arrest of a Tacoma man suspected of murder in Redondo Square shopping area was possible quickly because of a citizen’s response to police request for information, the police chief told... [Read more]

ELECTION: Wilson, Gregerson, Keiser, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning

ELECTION: Wilson, Gregerson, Keiser, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns: Legislative District 30 State Senator: Mark Miloscia (Prefers Republican Party): 14,301 • 46.7% Claire... [Read more]

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. Earlier... [Read more]

Farmers Market successes and state legislative priorities discussed by Council

Farmers Market successes and state legislative priorities discussed by Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Farmers Market said the market now is “one of the best things going on in the city during the summer,” and new President Kim Richmond offered all involved thanks for “the... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations

UPDATE: Due to continued repair issues, the Mount Rainier Pool continues to be closed for renovations. As we previously reported, the pool’s closure project was originally to replace the pool shell,... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith recognized by district for school noise mitigation funding

Rep. Adam Smith recognized by district for school noise mitigation funding

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Highline Public Schools and Port of Seattle officials recognized U.S. Representative Adam Smith for his successful effort to pass federal legislation preserving noise mitigation funding... [Read more]

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

[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 TALE OF TWO (NEGATIVE) ADS” Full... [Read more]

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! This... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

By Jack Mayne The unusual event of police letting a “red handed” thief go without arrest was explained by the police chief, and the Des Moines City Council continued preparations for the 2019 budget... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: And because... [Read more]

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]

Steve Edmiston appointed to Steering Committee for Aviation Impact Study

Steve Edmiston appointed to Steering Committee for Aviation Impact Study

The Des Moines City Council last week appointed Des Moines resident/activist Steve Edmiston to serve as a citizen representative on the Washington State Commerce Department Aviation Impact Study steering... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from Des Moines, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from Des Moines, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]