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PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 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]

City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

The City of Des Moines released the following statement on Thursday, Aug. 25 about the Pokémon Go craze that’s been affecting both the marina and Beach Park, still citing the game as having a... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 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]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story replaces one from earlier Saturday that had incomplete information about this council meeting. We apologize for the error. By Jack Mayne Assistant Des Moines City Manager... [Read more]

Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Experienced non-profit, business consultant and community organizer Andrea H. Reay will assume the position of President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Friday, Aug.... [Read more]

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

James Nichols has informed Strategic Government Resources (SGR) that he is withdrawing as a candidate for the position of Des Moines City Manager. As we previously reported, Nichols was unanimously selected... [Read more]

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

Here’s episode #63 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]

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #62 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]

Council chooses Nevada county manager as new Des Moines City Manager

Council chooses Nevada county manager as new Des Moines City Manager

By Jack Mayne James Nichols was unanimously selected Thursday night as Des Moines’ new city manager, pending usual contract negotiations. The selection was after a five-month national search that ended... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 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]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 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]

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

The City of Des Moines on Thursday (July 14) announced the names of the four finalists in the search for its new City Manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews, to be held on July... [Read more]

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #59 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]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines, along with Police Department, would like to remind everyone that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030 Fireworks... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]