PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

The acronyms “NIMBY = NLMEO” – which meant “Not In My Back Yard = No Longer My Elected Official” was posted on the wall. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Woodmont area residents... [Read more]


Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Artist renderings courtesy Valley Cities Mental Health. by Jack Mayne A 20,000 square foot mental health and medical facility along Pacific Highway in far southeast Des Moines has been approved despite... [Read more]


PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car in SeaTac, gets chased, stopped by police

PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car in SeaTac, gets chased, stopped by police

Here’s episode #15 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Methadone Drug Clinic Done Deal?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Methadone Drug Clinic Done Deal?’

[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:] For those of you who are not aware,... [Read more]


Body found in suitcase Monday morning – the 2nd in area since May

Body found in suitcase Monday morning – the 2nd in area since May

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a suitcase near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27) – the second... [Read more]


PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

Here’s episode #11 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

by Jack Mayne Four new employees were approved by the Des Moines City Council because virtually all of the Des Moines Building division staff would be retiring in the next five years. New people must be... [Read more]


Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 3:12 p.m. on July 7, 2015: A three-car collision near 16th and Kent-Des Moines Road sent six people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. Here’s... [Read more]


Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des... [Read more]


REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code, the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]


PODCAST: Luisa Bangs joins City Council; Comment of the Week & more

PODCAST: Luisa Bangs joins City Council; Comment of the Week & more

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


LETTER: Resident has warning about car break-ins at Steven Underwood Park

LETTER: Resident has warning about car break-ins at Steven Underwood Park

[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:] Last night we took our daughter to... [Read more]


SAVE THE DATE: National Night Out will be Tuesday, Aug. 4

SAVE THE DATE: National Night Out will be Tuesday, Aug. 4

The annual crime-preventing event National Night Out – a neighborhood block party + crime awareness event – will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4. “Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business” National Night... [Read more]


PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16. “They were on their... [Read more]


Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Public’s help sought in identifying female body found in suitcase in Kent

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female (sketch above) whose body was found in a suitcase in Kent on May 27. Her... [Read more]


Training exercise will bring choppers, boats, police & SWAT to Marina Tuesday

Training exercise will bring choppers, boats, police & SWAT to Marina Tuesday

A joint law enforcement training exercise will take place all day on Tuesday, June 16, in the vicinity of the Des Moines marina, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. Hours of the... [Read more]