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Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

by Jack Mayne It will be three to five years to complete the waterfront marina project, the developer said two months after the Des Moines City Council approved the outline of the project. At the March... [Read more]

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

The public is invited to meet the finalists for the Des Moines Assistant City Manager at a reception hosted by the City on Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center,... [Read more]

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

by Jack Mayne The recent Washington State Liquor Control Board lottery for a license to run the single retail store allotted to Des Moines has produced two candidates. They are, in order of their ranking: Greenside... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some council members want to tell us when we can trim our trees…’

LETTER: ‘Some council members want to tell us when we can trim our trees…’

[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:] Some council members want to tell us when... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will hold its April Membership Luncheon this Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The Mayors of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac... [Read more]

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

City begins marina floor development plan

City begins marina floor development plan

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has taken the first tentative steps toward developing the city’s marina floor from a collection of older buildings, boat storage sheds and parking lots into... [Read more]

Sound Transit hosting drop-in sessions on Federal Way light rail extension

Sound Transit hosting drop-in sessions on Federal Way light rail extension

Sound Transit will be hosting a series of neighborhood drop-in sessions through April 17 to give the public a chance to hear about alternatives for extending light rail service from SeaTac to Federal Way. The... [Read more]

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

by Jack Mayne The woman who had a minor car accident the other day needs a copy of the police report of the incident while a couple looking for a new home want to know how city inspections of the property... [Read more]

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

by Jack Mayne Despite constant and varied rumors about the sale and potential uses of the Landmark Event Center, also known as the Old Masonic Home, the 88-year-old, 130,000 square foot facility and 27-acre... [Read more]

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle Commission is expected to approve the final contract for long-term ground leasing of the 89-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park site this month. The Des Moines City Council... [Read more]

Business park, housing projects brighten Des Moines future

Business park, housing projects brighten Des Moines future

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines financial malaise appears to be nearing an end with approval of the first phase of the city’s business park master plan and developers nearing actual construction of upwards... [Read more]

City holding Open House on Pacific Highway Subarea Plan on Wed., March 26

City holding Open House on Pacific Highway Subarea Plan on Wed., March 26

The City of Des Moines will host an Open House to discuss the Pacific Highway South Subarea Planning process on Wednesday, March 26. The open house will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. at Highline Community... [Read more]

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

While the Des Moines City Council voted 6-0 in November to approve zoning and land use regulations for recreational marijuana licensees, the Burien City Council voted 5-2 Monday night (Feb. 3) to adopt... [Read more]

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

Tony Piasecki Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki says that in 2013 the city redesigned the city website, launched a new system for requesting city public records and added new equipment that permits... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Three new faces are gracing the offices of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District with the swearing in of two new commissioners and the appointment of a new district manager. Schell Ross and Toni... [Read more]