Politics Section

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]

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city’s general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[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:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[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:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

Click image to see larger animated gif. Photos by Scott Schaefer. On Saturday (Oct. 25) just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac – then end in Des Moines – received unanimous approval... [Read more]

Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

A new recreational pot store – Greenside Recreational – is opening this week at 23407 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines The grand opening will be this Saturday, Oct. 25, but they’re... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

[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:] Contrary to what some people want you... [Read more]