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Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Market Manager Rikki Marohl (pictured above with former Mayor Bob Sheckler) has been selected to receive the 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Annual Achievement Award, “to... [Read more]

ELECTION 3: Looks like it’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

ELECTION 3: Looks like it’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election were released at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and with 25.17% counted, the standings in the race for Des Moines City Council remain... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 23.39% counted, and the standings in the race for Des Moines City Council remain the same. The top... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: So far it’s Pina vs Martinelli; Buxton vs Steinmetz

ELECTION RESULTS: So far it’s Pina vs Martinelli; Buxton vs Steinmetz

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 19.63% of the votes counted, here’s how the Des Moines City Council race is shaping up. The top... [Read more]

‘Choose Patricio’ for Des Moines City Council, Position No. 5

‘Choose Patricio’ for Des Moines City Council, Position No. 5

I am a hardworking, non-political family man and entrepreneur who immigrated to Des Moines from Chile in 1991. As the owner of a successful computer technology business…

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. This is the final post in our... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

By Jack Mayne The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Marina went well, with about 1,200 tickets sold Thursday (July 6), but that number does not include marina tenants or those who have a... [Read more]

Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate

The following is a paid political advertisement: Policy Positions for Anthony Martinelli, Des Moines City Council Candidate In April, longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his campaign... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city government is questioning a large new traveler holding room at the south end of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because city residents are constantly challenged by noise... [Read more]

Council approves aviation advisory committee; second airport said needed

Council approves aviation advisory committee; second airport said needed

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a new airport advisory committee to guide the city as Sea-Tac Airport moves forward with massive expansion plans and increases of passenger... [Read more]

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, two candidates want to replace Mayor Matt Pina, and incumbent Councilmember Vic Pennington has one person seeking his job for election in 2017. Another three... [Read more]

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has approved a new aviation advisory committee – to be chaired by the city manager, as well as a pay increase for City Manager Michael Matthias after an “overwhelmingly... [Read more]

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Quiet Skies group has issued what can only be labeled as an extremely negative view of the City Council in what it calls a quarterly report card on the seven-member governing... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Drug policy reform activist and long time Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli filed this week for Des Moines City Council position No. 1, in a bid to defeat incumbent and current Mayor Matt Pina. Four... [Read more]