Politics Section

Beware drivers: City of Des Moines will be installing three new red light cameras

Beware drivers: City of Des Moines will be installing three new red light cameras

The City of Des Moines announced Thursday (Sept. 29) that it plans on installing red light photo enforcement cameras and begin issuing violations at three intersections starting Nov. 1. The city will... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterline Blog nor its staff:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 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]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 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]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 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]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Sound Transit Angle Lake light rail carpoolers can now reserve parking

Sound Transit Angle Lake light rail carpoolers can now reserve parking

By Jack Mayne Sound Transit says that when its new Angle Lake station opens Sept. 24, “frequent carpoolers” can reserve a parking spot ahead of time as a way to maximize the limited parking space... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 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]

Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

As many of Readers know, the Pokémon Go game craze continues in Des Moines, especially around the Marina and Beach Park. Dozens, sometimes hundreds of “Trainers” (aka Players) continue to... [Read more]

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]