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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]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wins Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

City of Des Moines wins Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Des Moines by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), for its... [Read more]

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures were installed Wednesday morning (Dec. 12) in the newly-redesigned Courtyard at the Des Moines City Hall. They are part of the Arts Commission’s Art on Poverty Bay Project, and... [Read more]

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

A Message from the City of Des Moines Emergency Management Director, George Delgado: An emergency management evening public presentation, hosted by the City of Normandy Park and the Southside Seattle Chamber... [Read more]

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

Des Moines City Attorney Tim George By Jack Mayne Donations collected by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation intended to aid in the support of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department were not always... [Read more]

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

By Jack Mayne Arrest of a Tacoma man suspected of murder in Redondo Square shopping area was possible quickly because of a citizen’s response to police request for information, the police chief told... [Read more]

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. Earlier... [Read more]

Celebrate Veterans Day at Des Moines Field House on Sunday, Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day at Des Moines Field House on Sunday, Nov. 11

All are invited to join the City of Des Moines in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I – “The War to end all Wars” – in conjunction with honoring all Veterans on Sunday,... [Read more]