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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]

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see... [Read more]

Watch the Christmas Ships at Holiday Open House at MaST Center Dec. 15

Watch the Christmas Ships at Holiday Open House at MaST Center Dec. 15

As the festively-decorated Argosy Christmas Ships make their annual trip past Redondo Beach and the MaST Center, all are invited to a bonfire on the beach – or to stay warm inside and visit the aquarium... [Read more]

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The annual – and FREE – ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be at the MaST Center at Redondo this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4– 7:30 p.m. MaST Center divers and Marine... [Read more]

Underwater Pumpkin Carving and other free events coming to MaST Center

Underwater Pumpkin Carving and other free events coming to MaST Center

Community members are invited to a wide range of events sponsored by Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center during fall quarter 2016. All events are FREE and open to the public,... [Read more]

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and there’s... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

If the transition from summer to fall felt like a comfortable adjustment, then buckle up; because this weekend will make you feel like you stepped into December…in 2006…

Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is offering two walk-in flu clinics on Saturday, Oct. 1 & Saturday, Oct. 8: CHI Franciscan Health is here to help protect you from the flu Visit a walk-in clinic Oct.... [Read more]

Free ‘Science on the Sound’ series offers range of topics at Highline’s MaST Center

Free ‘Science on the Sound’ series offers range of topics at Highline’s MaST Center

Community members can hear from local, regional and national experts during free monthly presentations at Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center. The ‘Science on the Sound’... [Read more]

FREE ‘Repair Time Fix-it’ event will be held Saturday, Sept. 10

FREE ‘Repair Time Fix-it’ event will be held Saturday, Sept. 10

Bring your small household items including clothing and we’ll try to repair them or help you fix them! We want to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money. This event is... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing sunset as seen from Des Moines Marina

PHOTO: Amazing sunset as seen from Des Moines Marina

Courtesy DeNelle Knutzen comes this amazing photo of the gorgeous, red sunset – with a large plume of smoke from forest fires visible – as seen from the Des Moines Marina Friday night, Aug. 26 (click... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Stormy August Day! It’s a chilly August day and showers are scattered across... [Read more]

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive on Friday, July 22

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive on Friday, July 22

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply. The Rotary... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Well it doesn’t really look like July out there anymore, and considering... [Read more]