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ELECTION 3: Looks like it’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

ELECTION 3: Looks like it’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election were released at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and with 25.17% counted, the standings in the race for Des Moines City Council remain... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 23.39% counted, and the standings in the race for Des Moines City Council remain the same. The top... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: So far it’s Pina vs Martinelli; Buxton vs Steinmetz

ELECTION RESULTS: So far it’s Pina vs Martinelli; Buxton vs Steinmetz

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 19.63% of the votes counted, here’s how the Des Moines City Council race is shaping up. The top... [Read more]

LETTER: City Manager Matthias and Mayor Pina took lead on airport issues

LETTER: City Manager Matthias and Mayor Pina took lead on airport issues

[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:] Thank you all who signed our petition... [Read more]

‘Choose Patricio’ for Des Moines City Council, Position No. 5

‘Choose Patricio’ for Des Moines City Council, Position No. 5

I am a hardworking, non-political family man and entrepreneur who immigrated to Des Moines from Chile in 1991. As the owner of a successful computer technology business…

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. This is the final post in our... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

By Jack Mayne The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Marina went well, with about 1,200 tickets sold Thursday (July 6), but that number does not include marina tenants or those who have a... [Read more]

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Sea-Tac Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, with 3.4 million more passengers last year than in 2015. With the highest total annual number of arrivals and departures in the state,... [Read more]

Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

The following is a paid political advertisement: Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate In April, longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his campaign... [Read more]

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

By Scott Deschenes District General Manager We appreciate your support for the Mount Rainier Pool. We’ve had a busy month, and I wanted to share the highlights with you in this blog post. First, a quick... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone – as outlined in the City of Des Moines Municipal Code below – that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of... [Read more]

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (June 27) announced that it has joined the national coalition ‘We Are Still In,’ an alliance of governments, colleges, and businesses committed to meeting the... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city government is questioning a large new traveler holding room at the south end of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because city residents are constantly challenged by noise... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

Port of Seattle offering grants to airport communities for planting trees

Port of Seattle offering grants to airport communities for planting trees

The Port of Seattle announced that it will be offering environmental grants to airport communities: Organizations encouraged to submit applications for ecology projects WHAT: New $1 million program to... [Read more]