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Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is making progress on its Aquatics Feasibility Study, and will be holding its last public community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers... [Read more]

Presidential search process to begin at Highline College

Presidential search process to begin at Highline College

The Highline College Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that they will hold a special meeting to consider alternatives for the presidential search process this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The meeting... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Market Manager Rikki Marohl (pictured above with former Mayor Bob Sheckler) has been selected to receive the 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Annual Achievement Award, “to... [Read more]

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Des Moines City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s August Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Sea-Tac International Airport. Managing Director Lance Lyttle was the keynote speaker, and he spoke about... [Read more]

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]