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Des Moines City Council approves small cellular antenna ordinance

Des Moines City Council approves small cellular antenna ordinance

By Jack Mayne The Council approved by a 5 – 1 vote a draft ordinance that would allow the expansion of new low-powered cellular networks to provide cellular and data coverage to smaller geographic areas... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

The following story is courtesy UW News: A UW landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. UW students are working... [Read more]

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School in Burien on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Earth Day is a time to enjoy the wonders of nature, and Saltwater State Park is providing a “Free... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last week provided the third two-minute public-comment segment of his ‘Briefing’ to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is responding to an FAA and... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers are needed to help feed 30,000 Coho Salmon in the fish pen at the Des Moines Marina. Volunteers will need to commit to feeding the fish once a day for seven days in a row, from Saturday to Friday,... [Read more]

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

The deadline to submit comments to the FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System is Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Numerous residents have expressed concern over the recent increase in airplane noise from... [Read more]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Due to sustained stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, and is continuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Greater Pierce*... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that wind gusts could reach 55 mph. The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.: URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

The good folks at Des Moines’ MaST Center want to thank everyone for “making Fear on the Pier awesome,” and are offering as a reward this time lapse video of a cougar skull that was being... [Read more]

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

On Friday (Oct. 27), Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting that a foodborne illness outbreak of Norovirus has been associated with a Subway restaurant in Normandy Park. The county is... [Read more]

Des Moines Repair Café will be at Woodmont Library this Saturday, Oct. 7

Des Moines Repair Café will be at Woodmont Library this Saturday, Oct. 7

Bring your small household items including clothing to the first-ever Des Moines Repair Café this Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Woodmont Library. This free event will run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “We... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Marina. You can bring: Tires – fees apply Lead Acid Batteries Alkaline Batteries Cardboard Propane... [Read more]

MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween Festival will be Sat., Oct. 28

MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween Festival will be Sat., Oct. 28

It’s time once again for the MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween festival, which will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Come help us put together... [Read more]

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 you can watch the total Solar Eclipse for FREE at the Des Moines Library, starting at 9:45 a.m.. This all ages, free event will run from 9:45 – 11 a.m., and – far as we know... [Read more]