Science Section

Come watch a live stream from research crew off Oregon coast at MaST Saturday

Come watch a live stream from research crew off Oregon coast at MaST Saturday

This Saturday, June 18, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the MaST Center, there will be a real-time streaming event from the EV Nautilus and her two ROV submersibles which are currently about 150 miles off... [Read more]

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

Puget Sound Beaches from Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood south to the Pierce County line have been closed for shellfish harvesting, the Washington State Department of Health announced Friday,... [Read more]

Octopus will graduate ‘Magna Cum Crabbe’ at MaST Center Sat., June 11

Octopus will graduate ‘Magna Cum Crabbe’ at MaST Center Sat., June 11

Like many proud parents, Rus Higley heaps praise on his soon-to-be graduate. “She has grown so much while at Highline College and developed a real personality. She seems to find it highly amusing to... [Read more]

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer John McEvoy’s History of Aviation series #14 – on the Boeing Museum of Flight’s Full Size Space Shuttle Trainer – will be held this Thursday night, May 19, from 7... [Read more]

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

Salish, the MaST Center’s resident Giant Pacific Octopus since October 2015, will “graduate” and be released back into the Puget Sound by a dive team on Saturday, June 11. The release... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Please join Advertiser Judson Park for a special event: Hearing loss and aging—How to stay connected Learn about: how overall health affects hearing how changes in hearing ability affects the brain the... [Read more]

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Divers Chris Van Damme, left, and Matt Wilson haul out debris collected from Puget Sound waters off Redondo Beach on April 23 as part of a large volunteer effort during Earth Day Pier Clear. Highline College’s... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23 in Des Moines: EARTH DAY – 3 Volunteer Events Saturday, April - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Beach Park/Des Moines Creek Trail Ivy... [Read more]

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

WSDOT crews fix bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail has officially re-opened

An overhanging strut on the left was found to have moved in late January. It was fixed by WSDOT crews on Wednesday, April 13. Photo released on Wednesday (April 13) shows the strut pinned into place. Washington... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek – in honor of Earth Day – on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Did you know that Friends of Des Moines Creek and community volunteers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

Courtesy resident Susan White comes these great photos showing progress over last weekend of the reconstruction of the Redondo Beach Boardwalk, which is scheduled to open this Summer. The rebuilt boardwalk... [Read more]

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

South King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile travels to Des Moines on... [Read more]

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, scheduled for April 1–3, 2016,... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

The public is invited to Highline College’s annual Health Information Fair on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The FREE event will be held in Building 8 on the college’s main campus. Attendees... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced that it is seeking public comment on a cleanup site in Des Moines: The 1989 and 1998 cleanup of contaminated soil at the Davis Construction site,... [Read more]

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Story & Photos by Sandy Gady On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, six teams from Pacific Middle School participated in the Washington State Future City Regional Competition. This is a national competition... [Read more]