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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]

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is making progress on its Aquatics Feasibility Study, and will be holding its last public community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers... [Read more]

Presidential search process to begin at Highline College

Presidential search process to begin at Highline College

The Highline College Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that they will hold a special meeting to consider alternatives for the presidential search process this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The meeting... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Market Manager Rikki Marohl (pictured above with former Mayor Bob Sheckler) has been selected to receive the 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Annual Achievement Award, “to... [Read more]

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Des Moines City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s August Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Sea-Tac International Airport. Managing Director Lance Lyttle was the keynote speaker, and he spoke about... [Read more]