Science Section

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

The Des Moines City Council by unanimous vote has agreed to include Sea-Tac Airport in new federal legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to study the health impacts of airplane... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: The MaST Center’s Roadway & Pier Clear event is THIS Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Volunteers are needed to help remove toxic debris from the roadways and underwater... [Read more]

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at Saltwater State Park at a free Open House on Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. This day includes: A FREE DISCOVER PASS DAY! Visit Historical CCC Interpretive Center. HIKE... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph Friday

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 p.m. Friday evening (April 7), and residents are warned to expect winds from 25-35 mph, wth gusts up to 44 mph. “Winds this strong... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 22 – in celebration of Earth Day – to help with restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. This event will begin in the north parking lot at Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition has written a letter to Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias, with copies to the Des Moines City Council, seeking answers to “Twenty Questions”... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

DIVERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Join the Marine Science and Technology Center of Highline College to clean up the Redondo Beach area Saturday, April 15! Teams of divers and volunteers will clear the ocean... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mount Rainier High School’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ Team is trying to raise money for its upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. “Our program at Mount Rainier High School encourages other... [Read more]

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise

A relatively quiet Des Moines City Council meeting last week was enlivened a bit when long-time resident and regular citizen commenter ‘Redondo Rick’ Johnson wondered…

College Students will compete in cyber defense competition at Highline College

College Students will compete in cyber defense competition at Highline College

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, to be held March 24–26, 2017,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane noise mitigation. A... [Read more]

Noise testing at Des Moines Elementary & Highline High on Tuesday, Feb. 21

Noise testing at Des Moines Elementary & Highline High on Tuesday, Feb. 21

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle will be conducting noise testing at Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s Ramen Robotics Team raising funds for upcoming competition

Mt. Rainier High’s Ramen Robotics Team raising funds for upcoming competition

Mount Rainier High School’s Ramen Robotics Team is trying to raise money for is upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. This program at MRHS encourages students to pursue a career in the STEM field... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ in forecast for region Sunday night through Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ in forecast for region Sunday night through Tuesday

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” in the forecast starting after 11 p.m. Sunday night, Feb. 5, with a 70 percent chance of it continuing – before turning... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the... [Read more]

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service says that lowland snow is possible early Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) for southern parts of western Washington, which may affect the morning commute. Specific to our region,... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]