Politics Section

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

By Jack Mayne Furney’s Nursery – which recently announced that it will be closing by the end May – will be replaced by an $80 million production facility on Pacific Ridge that the Des Moines City... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is Wednesday night

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is Wednesday night

REMINDER: The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open... [Read more]

City of Des Moines announces intent to create ‘Aviation Advisory Committee’

City of Des Moines announces intent to create ‘Aviation Advisory Committee’

The City of Des Moines on Tuesday (April 25) announced that the City Council will be voting to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to review the impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the citizens of Des Moines. The... [Read more]

King County Elections hosting two Candidate Workshops April 28 & 29

King County Elections hosting two Candidate Workshops April 28 & 29

Interested in running for office? If so, King County Elections might be able to help – they’re hosting two candidate workshops to discuss: How to file for office How to submit your voters’... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Drug policy reform activist and long time Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli filed this week for Des Moines City Council position No. 1, in a bid to defeat incumbent and current Mayor Matt Pina. Four... [Read more]

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

By Jack Mayne The fledgling Quiet Skies Puget Sound group in Des Moines has severely criticized the city administration and its City Council over its refusal to participate in an April 26 public meeting... [Read more]

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

REMINDER: Meeting on paid parking at Des Moines Marina is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Meeting on paid parking at Des Moines Marina is TONIGHT

REMINDER: A public meeting on Marina & Beach Park Paid Parking will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. Here are the details: FOR MORE INFORMATION Please... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

By Jack Mayne The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices was unanimously approved at Thursday... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

The Des Moines City Council by unanimous vote has agreed to include Sea-Tac Airport in new federal legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to study the health impacts of airplane... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition has written a letter to Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias, with copies to the Des Moines City Council, seeking answers to “Twenty Questions”... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Back by popular demand – has American politics always been so crazy? Come find out from Cornell Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington... [Read more]

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton has announced the launch of her campaign for Des Moines City Council, Position #5. This is the seat that Melissa Musser will be vacating at the end of the year. So far, Traci will be facing... [Read more]

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

A relatively quiet Des Moines City Council meeting last week was enlivened a bit when long-time resident and regular citizen commenter ‘Redondo Rick’ Johnson wondered…

33rd District Legislators to host town hall at Kent City Hall on Saturday, Mar. 18

33rd District Legislators to host town hall at Kent City Hall on Saturday, Mar. 18

Your 33rd District Legislators will host a Town Hall on Saturday, March 18 at the Kent City Hall: WHO: State Sen. Karen Keiser, State Rep. Mia Gregerson, and State Rep. Tina Orwall WHA: Town hall meeting WHEN:... [Read more]

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

By Jack Mayne When longtime Des Moines Councilmember Donald Wasson died a year ago he left his waterfront property located at the entrance to Beach Park to the city and now City Council and staff are... [Read more]

Chad Harper announces his campaign for Des Moines City Council

Chad Harper announces his campaign for Des Moines City Council

Citizen Activist Chad Harper (pictured above) announced his campaign Wednesday, March 1, to run for Des Moines City Council, Position #7. Although he apparently hasn’t filed yet with the state Public... [Read more]