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JC Harris announces candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position #2

JC Harris announces candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position #2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Hi, My name is JC Harris and I’m running for Des Moines City Council, Position... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

City of Des Moines awards $10,000 to support Hospitality House

The City of Des Moines has awarded $10,000 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support Hospitality House. Hospitality House is a women’s shelter that opened in south King County in October... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Mayor Matt Pina’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Mayor Matt Pina’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On May 10, 2019, Des Moines Mayor Matt Pina delivered his ‘State of Our Cities’ address about the City of Des Moines at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce luncheon. In his address, Pina... [Read more]

Betts’ Memorial Boardwalk new name for Redondo Boardwalk; police get raise

Betts’ Memorial Boardwalk new name for Redondo Boardwalk; police get raise

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council unanimously approved renaming the Redondo Beach Seawall and Boardwalk Trail to Betts Memorial Boardwalk, along with approving a new police contract for the first... [Read more]

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by Des Moines Councilmember Traci Buxton. It reflects her personal opinion only:] On several occasions now, I have heard some concern... [Read more]

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Monday, May 13 was the First Day of King County Elections Filing. On Monday, May 13,... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

FOLLOWUP: Dana K’s, Madi’s still closed due to lack of action by building owner

As we first reported March 11, two restaurants in a building located at 22341 Marine View Drive South – Madi’s and Dana K’s Kafe – remain closed over 50 days later due to water damage... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

City of Des Moines awards $13,872 to support ANEW

The City of Des Moines announced this week the award of $13,872 from the City’s 2019 Human Services Budget to support ANEW. ANEW was founded in 1980 by people dedicated to improving the access and advancement... [Read more]

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

By Jack Mayne Lots of citizen complaints filled social media on Friday (April 5), following the Des Moines City Council increasing City Manager Michale Matthias’ annual salary to $199,000 a year, plus... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

By Jack Mayne A few years ago, Des Moines was on the brink of financial ruin with borrowing rates heading upward, but what a difference a few years makes. The City Council was told at its meeting Thursday... [Read more]

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

From Advertiser Anthony Martinelli for City Council: Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions Recently longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his candidacy for Des Moines City... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

The City of Des Moines announced that it has awarded $6,664 to support the West African Community Council (WACC) in 2019. Here’s more from the city: The West African Community Council was formed... [Read more]

Des Moines building with two restaurants closed due to serious health hazards

Des Moines building with two restaurants closed due to serious health hazards

By Scott Schaefer Due to conditions “that constitute an immediate threat to human life, health, or safety,” the City of Des Moines has temporarily closed – or “yellow tagged”... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

By Jack Mayne The February snow storm cost thousands but the Des Moines City Council was told on Thursday night (Feb. 21) that the city was well prepared but it needs to be “more self-reliant” for... [Read more]

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved a lease agreement with the owner of the Redondo Square Shopping Center for a 1,400 square foot storefront police substation. The Council was... [Read more]