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FAA announces it will build new facility at Des Moines Creek Business Park

FAA announces it will build new facility at Des Moines Creek Business Park

On Wednesday (April 29), the Federal Aviation Administration announced that its new facility will be built in the Des Moines Creek Business Park, which is under lease to Panattoni Development from the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Emergency radio equipment levy passing with 65%

ELECTION RESULTS: Emergency radio equipment levy passing with 65%

It appears that King County Proposition No. 1, a property tax levy to replace emergency safety radio equipment, will pass easily. The measure requires a simple majority to pass. Here are the first round... [Read more]

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House for its Draft 2015 Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday night, April 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Activity Center, located at 2045 S. 216th Street. This... [Read more]

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

[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:] Because of recent events and after... [Read more]

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Bob Sheckler at the groundbreaking ceremony for the then-Artemis Hotel. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A union that represents hotel workers claims Des Moines Councilmember – and former Mayor... [Read more]

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local ‘Joe Friday’ (aka Des Moines Police Officer) on Monday, May 11 at the MaST Center’s ‘Community Coffee.’ “JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND POLICE... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs,... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was driving (read our previous coverage here)... [Read more]

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps at a special presentation at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. Southminster Presbyterian Church is located... [Read more]

Councilmember Jeanette Burrage charged with slapping special needs student

Councilmember Jeanette Burrage charged with slapping special needs student

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on April 18, 2015 when the following videos were added: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

Open House for Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail will be April 30 at City Hall

Open House for Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail will be April 30 at City Hall

Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail is coming to Des Moines, and the City Council will be holding an Open House on Thursday, April 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is open and free to the public,... [Read more]

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Councilmember Jeremy Nutting on Monday (April 13) announced his intention to seek a full term on the Des Moines City Council. Appointed in May 2013 to the seat vacated by former Councilmember Dan Caldwell,... [Read more]

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5′ through Des Moines

Upthegrove: ‘Sound Transit route should align with I-5′ through Des Moines

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said on Friday (April 10) that “the future of light rail in the City of Des Moines (should be) along Interstate 5.” Upthegrove, a member of the Sound... [Read more]

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

The Highline School Board is scheduled to appoint a new member – Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac – on Wednesday, April 15, during a special meeting. Van is a finalist for the vacant Director District 3... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I urge a yes vote on the election of the bond for South King Fire & Rescue’

LETTER: ‘I urge a yes vote on the election of the bond for South King Fire & Rescue’

[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:] I urge a yes vote on the April 28th... [Read more]

Luisa Bangs throws her hat into the ring for a seat on Des Moines City Council

Luisa Bangs throws her hat into the ring for a seat on Des Moines City Council

Resident Luisa Bangs announced this week that she will be running for a seat on the Des Moines City Council. Bangs works for the Port of Seattle at Sea-Tac Airport, and has lived in Des Moines for 15... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: City of Des Moines closes roads due to landslide

TRAFFIC ALERT: City of Des Moines closes roads due to landslide

The City of Des Moines announced Monday (March 30) that, due to the recent landslide (read more here) that 8th Place S between S. 251st and S. 252nd Streets will be closed until further notice. Here’s... [Read more]