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Rebuilding of Pacific Middle School may be on next Highline School Bond

Rebuilding of Pacific Middle School may be on next Highline School Bond

The Highline Public Schools Board recently heard a proposal for the next School Bond, targeted at just over $418 million, and possibly placed on the 2020 election ballot. This bond would include the rebuilding... [Read more]

City Council approves Olympic School Resource Officer Thursday night

City Council approves Olympic School Resource Officer Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council’s relatively short meeting on Thursday (June 27) approved placing a city police officer at the temporary Olympic interim site and thanked the retiring manager... [Read more]

Port of Seattle launches Community Engagement Campaign for South King County

Port of Seattle launches Community Engagement Campaign for South King County

The Port of Seattle Commission this week approved a “set of principles to expand outreach efforts and the funding of projects under the South King County Fund, which will provide resources and support... [Read more]

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,... [Read more]

JC Harris announces candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position #2

JC Harris announces candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position #2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Hi, My name is JC Harris and I’m running for Des Moines City Council, Position... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

The City of Des Moines has awarded $10,000 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support Hospitality House. Hospitality House is a women’s shelter that opened in south King County in October... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Mayor Matt Pina’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Mayor Matt Pina’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On May 10, 2019, Des Moines Mayor Matt Pina delivered his ‘State of Our Cities’ address about the City of Des Moines at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce luncheon. In his address, Pina... [Read more]

Betts’ Memorial Boardwalk new name for Redondo Boardwalk; police get raise

Betts’ Memorial Boardwalk new name for Redondo Boardwalk; police get raise

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council unanimously approved renaming the Redondo Beach Seawall and Boardwalk Trail to Betts Memorial Boardwalk, along with approving a new police contract for the first... [Read more]

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by Des Moines Councilmember Traci Buxton. It reflects her personal opinion only:] On several occasions now, I have heard some concern... [Read more]

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include: Glimpse the future of SR 509. We made a video that describes the benefits... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Monday, May 13 was the First Day of King County Elections Filing. On Monday, May 13,... [Read more]

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

An amendment proposed by Sound Transit Board Member Dave Upthegrove was adopted by the Sound Transit System Expansion Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019, removing the Kent Dick’s Drive-in site from future... [Read more]

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the strategy and tactics we are deploying at the police department... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019. The event runs... [Read more]