Politics Section

‘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]

LETTER: ‘Again, we need a quality and honest representative in Olympia…’

LETTER: ‘Again, we need a quality and honest representative in Olympia…’

[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:] WE NEED THE BEST We need to have quality... [Read more]

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/CandidateForum093014.mp3 To listen to the audio from our Candidate Forum, click the “Play” button above. by Jack Mayne Photos by Michael... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Proposition #1 appears to be an outright theft’

[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:] Response to Mr. Schipper’s letter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, After voters approved school... [Read more]

REMINDER: Candidate Forum is Tuesday night: Gregerson vs Burrage

REMINDER: Candidate Forum is Tuesday night: Gregerson vs Burrage

Mia Gregerson, left, will debate Jeanette Burrage on Sept. 30. REMINDER: A forum featuring the two candidates running for State Representative, District 33, Position #2 will be held this Tuesday night,... [Read more]

Candidates’ Forum for 33rd District & Issues will be Monday, Sept. 29

Candidates’ Forum for 33rd District & Issues will be Monday, Sept. 29

A Candidates’ Forum is set for Monday, Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, located at 22225 9th Ave. South. State Legislative Candidates from the 33rd District being... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city: (206) 870-6871 “The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

Mia Gregerson, left, will debate Jeanette Burrage on Sept. 30. Save the date fellow citizens: Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., for… WHAT: A forum featuring the two candidates running for State Representative,... [Read more]

‘The future is in your hands!’ Volunteers still needed for advisory committees

‘The future is in your hands!’ Volunteers still needed for advisory committees

The Future is in Your Hands! Applications are due by Sept. 19 for individuals wishing to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

The City of Des Moines is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee. Public involvement is required and... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…