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REMINDER: Port of Seattle’s Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: Port of Seattle’s Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

The Port of Seattle will host the first in a series of Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open Houses this Wednesday, March 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Mount Rainier High School (22450 19th Avenue... [Read more]

Learn about plans for future of Sea-Tac Airport at public meeting on March 4

Learn about plans for future of Sea-Tac Airport at public meeting on March 4

The public is invited to come learn about plans for the future of Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Rainier High School, located at 22450 19th Ave. S. in Des Moines. At this... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[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:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

Have YOU voted on the school levy/bond yet? Ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 10, and can either be mailed or dropped off locally at a ballot box near Burien City Hall/Town Square on the corner of SW 152nd... [Read more]

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a Page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac), Thomas is the... [Read more]

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván (pictured above, left) believes her most important job as a municipal court judge in Des Moines for the past eight years has been to explain to people the often-mystical... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

[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:] Yesterday, my first time, I went to... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue’s first of three town hall meetings will be at 6 p.m. TONIGHT – Thursday, Jan. 29 – at Des Moines fire station #67, located at 2238 S 223rd Street. They are conducting... [Read more]

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Seems that just before every election, political signs get defaced, removed or destroyed – and that’s just what happened overnight Tuesday (Jan. 27), as numerous anti-school bond signs were tampered... [Read more]

LETTER: 10-year old daughter seeing counselor due to anti-abortion protestor

LETTER: 10-year old daughter seeing counselor due to anti-abortion protestor

[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:] My daughter (10-years old) is seeing... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Highline Public Schools announces Capital Projects Oversight Committee

Highline Public Schools has named seven community members to its newly-formed Capital Projects Oversight Committee, which will provide oversight of school construction projects, including the projects... [Read more]

City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

The City of Des Moines released a memo related to a protestor who stands on Marine View Drive near 216th Ave. S. holding an anti-abortion sign that depicts what appears to be a dead fetus. As we posted... [Read more]

Highline Schools holding Telephone Town Hall & Public Meeting this week

Highline Schools holding Telephone Town Hall & Public Meeting this week

This week, Highline Public Schools will be hosting two community meetings about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot – a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday and a Public Meeting on Thursday. All... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about man holding anti-abortion sign in Des Moines

LETTER: Resident concerned about man holding anti-abortion sign in Des Moines

[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:] Just curious! Is anyone else bothered... [Read more]

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

by Jack Mayne Des Moines state Rep. Tina Orwall is the state House sponsor of a measure that would make Washington the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor... [Read more]