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April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

By Jack Mayne Lots of citizen complaints filled social media on Friday (April 5), following the Des Moines City Council increasing City Manager Michale Matthias’ annual salary to $199,000 a year, plus... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘<i>The Briefing #19: Fini</i>‘

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘The Briefing #19: Fini

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released his finalé ‘The Briefing: Episode 19 – Fini,’ where he wraps up his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

By Jack Mayne A few years ago, Des Moines was on the brink of financial ruin with borrowing rates heading upward, but what a difference a few years makes. The City Council was told at its meeting Thursday... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

From Advertiser Anthony Martinelli for City Council: Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions Recently longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his candidacy for Des Moines City... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston takes on the Port in ‘The Briefing #18: When Words Matter’

VIDEO: Edmiston takes on the Port in ‘The Briefing #18: When Words Matter’

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released ‘The Briefing: Episode 18 – When Words Matter,’ where he continues his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

The City of Des Moines announced that it has awarded $6,664 to support the West African Community Council (WACC) in 2019. Here’s more from the city: The West African Community Council was formed... [Read more]

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has unanimously approved changes in the city’s ordinance that would allow them to control any potential “enhanced service facilities” (ESF) or mental health... [Read more]

Gen. Barry McCaffrey to speak at Des Moines Normandy Park Rotary Mar. 13

Gen. Barry McCaffrey to speak at Des Moines Normandy Park Rotary Mar. 13

One of the U.S. Armed Forces most decorated soldiers – Four-star General Barry McCaffrey – will speak at an open meeting of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park at the 4 Points Sheraton... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commissioners endorse commission to site second airport

Port of Seattle Commissioners endorse commission to site second airport

Port of Seattle Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26 approved a motion in support of legislative proposals that create a statewide commercial aviation coordinating commission, charged with making recommendations... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

By Jack Mayne The February snow storm cost thousands but the Des Moines City Council was told on Thursday night (Feb. 21) that the city was well prepared but it needs to be “more self-reliant” for... [Read more]

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

The Port of Seattle announced on Thursday (Feb. 21) that it plans to release a Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Tuesday, Feb. 26: This will be an update from the Port regarding the SAMP... [Read more]