Politics Section

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

President Obama arrived at Sea-Tac Airport on Sunday, Nov. 24 to take part in two fundraisers, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand to take these photos as Air Force One touched down after passing... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS, ROUND 2: No significant changes in results

ELECTION RESULTS, ROUND 2: No significant changes in results

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and nothing has really changed in the Des Moines races: City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1 Matt Pina:... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the first tallies for Des Moines races are: City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1 Matt Pina: 2751 98.18% Write-in:... [Read more]

What Happened To The Comments?

What Happened To The Comments?

You may have noticed something different when you loaded up the blog this visit. After a lot of thought and more than a little discussion, we’ve decided to turn off commenting temporarily. That’s... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

[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:] Hi again, Please post this political cartoon... [Read more]

LETTER: Business Owners endorse Municipal Judge candidate

LETTER: Business Owners endorse Municipal Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] To Whom It May Concern: We have known... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Friends and neighbors, Judicial races... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor- Please publish this cartoon... [Read more]

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editors, Hard work and integrity.... [Read more]

FORUM: Veronica Galvan and David Gehrke meet in first elected judge election

FORUM: Veronica Galvan and David Gehrke meet in first elected judge election

by Jack Mayne Veronica Galvan has been Des Moines Municipal Court Judge since 2007 when she was appointed from a pool of 42 applicants but this year for the first time the job is fulltime and elective. Her... [Read more]

LETTER: Wayne Corey endorses Fire Commissioner

LETTER: Wayne Corey endorses Fire Commissioner

[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:] Re-elect William “Bill” Gates Fire Commissioner... [Read more]

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

[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:] Experience and respect matter. Judge Galvan... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

[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:] Competence & Compassion – Dave Gehrke... [Read more]

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

[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:] As I was driving into work this morning,... [Read more]

Running against a deceased opponent isn’t easy – just ask Jim Langston

Running against a deceased opponent isn’t easy – just ask Jim Langston

by Justin Bennett King County Water District 54 is the district which serves the greater downtown Des Moines area, with a coverage area from just south of 216th street to Kent Des Moines Road between the... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[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:] As most of our loyal customers know, my wife... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

[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 have an election coming up in Des Moines.... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

[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:] There are times when you want to reach out... [Read more]