STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their 4 Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]


PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 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]


Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Saturday morning (April 16), a 26-year old woman was hit in what they believe to be a gang-related shooting in the north parking lot of the marina. Police... [Read more]


Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian... [Read more]


PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]


Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Wednesday morning (April 6) at around 8 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard found a small aluminum boat floating unattended in Puget Sound between the City of Des Moines and Vashon Island. A cellular phone and... [Read more]


PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]


PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]


PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]


King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy is held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The... [Read more]


PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 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]


Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]


VIDEO: Man assaults Metro bus driver, pulls knife on deputy

VIDEO: Man assaults Metro bus driver, pulls knife on deputy

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (Feb. 24), King County Sheriff’s Metro Transit deputies responded to S. 296th Street and 36th Ave S. (map below) for a report of a Metro bus driver who had been assaulted... [Read more]


PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

Here’s episode #38 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]


Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

Four Mt. Rainier High School students accused of raping two 15-year old girls

Four Mt. Rainier High School students have been accused of raping two 15-year-old girls while on an overnight school trip, according to documents released by the King County Prosecutor’s office, as... [Read more]


Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16

Coffee with a Cop brings Des Moines Police Officers to Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and provides an opportunity for students and employees to talk about issues... [Read more]


Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was expected to discuss furloughing city staff this year to save nearly $286,000 and moved the issue to the Council meeting of Feb. 11, but the Council did hear... [Read more]


Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised “to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible…” NOW: Not so much… by Jack Mayne The... [Read more]


South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]


Des Moines Council hears about 2,000 new jobs, tall trees & pot sales locations

Des Moines Council hears about 2,000 new jobs, tall trees & pot sales locations

by Jack Mayne For years, the financially struggling city of Des Moines has cut staff and scratched some plans, but the future will be brightening over the next couple of years, the Des Moines City Council... [Read more]