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33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander On Thursday, March 8, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted “Town Hall: Students Stopping... [Read more]

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

A group of local high school students are organizing the Seattle branch of the nation-wide ‘March for Our Lives’ protest, which will take place on Saturday, March 24, on Capitol Hill. A coalition... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier student Abhijeet Sanga serves as Page to Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier student Abhijeet Sanga serves as Page to Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with Page Abhijeet Sanga, March, 1st, 2018. Abhijeet Sanga, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by... [Read more]

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

By Jack Mayne The city of Des Moines has had many budget woes over the past few years, often scraping up unusual responses, but that has changed this fiscal year – City Manager Matthew Matthias told the Council study session…

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement about how it will respond if students participate in a walkout. A national school walkout is scheduled for March 14 to “protest... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last Tuesday (Feb. 13) provided the second segment of his briefing to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Titled “Transparency,” Edmiston bluntly testified that with... [Read more]

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase... [Read more]

‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The direct mail letter sent out by ‘Respect Washington’ in Oct., 2017 listed names, addresses, alleged crimes and a map of illegal ‘alien & gang... [Read more]

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

By Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines has joined SeaTac city officials in wanting consideration of a second international airport, and says a potential connection of the state ferry system could be another... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline & Fed. Way School Levys passing by ~58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline & Fed. Way School Levys passing by ~58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

The first round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released, and the Federal Way School District Levy is passing by a 56.53% approval: Federal Way School District No. 210 Proposition... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

Two sports grants awarded to Des Moines Parks, Rec & Senior Services Dept.

Two sports grants awarded to Des Moines Parks, Rec & Senior Services Dept.

On Jan. 30, King County Parks announced that the City of Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department was awarded two 2018 Youth & Amateur Sports Grants based upon scores from the panel... [Read more]

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

A Town Hall meeting featuring 33rd District legislators Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Mia Gregerson and Tina Orwall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at LiUNA! Laborers Local in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

By Jack Mayne Des Moines property taxes have gone up 20.66 percent for this year – the largest increase for any city in South King County – says a report from King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson. Other... [Read more]

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Council meeting at their study session Thursday (Feb. 1) unanimously apporoved a plan to set up a police recruit training program for entry level officers that would be in... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

Representatives from the City of Des Moines and Metro Transit will soon welcome a new transportation option in south King County – Route 635, the Des Moines Community Shuttle. “It’s wonderful to... [Read more]