Tagged with 'law'

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

by Jack Mayne Two still unseated SeaTac City Council members went before the Des Moines City Council on Thursday night to tell its members to not believe its staff on advice about a proposed 16 percent... [Read more]

Des Moines Council bans homeless encampments within 1,000 feet of schools

Des Moines Council bans homeless encampments within 1,000 feet of schools

by Jack Mayne Despite a warning that it was unconstitutional to infringe on freedom of religion, the Des Moines City Council effectively banned most of the city’s churches from housing homeless encampments... [Read more]

City hired attorney will represent the city, not individual citizens, protestors told

City hired attorney will represent the city, not individual citizens, protestors told

by Jack Mayne People expecting an attorney hired by the Des Moines City Council to advise them of ways they can appeal in the Woodmont area drug and substance rehabilitation facility will be disappointed. “Any... [Read more]

Des Moines Mayor says city has ‘no intent’ to eliminate parks from budget

Des Moines Mayor says city has ‘no intent’ to eliminate parks from budget

by Jack Mayne Again Des Moines residents came before the City Council to plead that the city Parks Department not be cut from the new biennial budget now under consideration. Mayor Dave Kaplan said there... [Read more]

Des Moines Council to hire outside lawyer to study location of Woodmont facility

Des Moines Council to hire outside lawyer to study location of Woodmont facility

by Jack Mayne After another long series of citizen complaints over the siting of the Woodmont drug and alcohol treatment facility, the Des Moines City Council voted to hire an outside expert land use lawyer... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: State law says Des Moines officials cannot stop drug recovery facility

ANALYSIS: State law says Des Moines officials cannot stop drug recovery facility

News Analysis by Jack Mayne Blaming the Des Moines City Council, mayor or city manager for the placing of the Valley Cities’ Woodmont Recovery Campus on Pacific Highway South is like blaming the Weather Service for... [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]

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]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[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:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván (pictured above, left) believes her most important job as a municipal court judge in Des Moines for the past eight years has been to explain to people the often-mystical... [Read more]

City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

The City of Des Moines released a memo related to a protestor who stands on Marine View Drive near 216th Ave. S. holding an anti-abortion sign that depicts what appears to be a dead fetus. As we posted... [Read more]

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

Rep. Tina Orwell sponsors bill to increase tobacco age limit to 21

by Jack Mayne Des Moines state Rep. Tina Orwall is the state House sponsor of a measure that would make Washington the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor... [Read more]

No marijuana store will open in Des Moines – at least for now

No marijuana store will open in Des Moines – at least for now

by Jack Mayne There will be no immediate retail marijuana store opening in Des Moines because the top-ranking applicant has not sought any of the necessary city permits for tenant improvements or for a... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in 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]

LEGAL TIP: You may be able to settle your debts for a fraction of what you owe

LEGAL TIP: You may be able to settle your debts for a fraction of what you owe

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …hat you may be able to settle your debts for a fraction of what you owe? At Marine View Law & Escrow, we provide comprehensive legal services... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services along with free home warranties? At the office of Marine View Law & Escrow,... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow can help you obtain a loan modification

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow can help you obtain a loan modification

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that Marine View Law & Escrow can help you obtain a loan modification and reduce the principal amount owed on your mortgage? Here at Marine View... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can assist with ‘For Sale By Owner’ transactions

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can assist with ‘For Sale By Owner’ transactions

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that Marine View Law & Escrow can assist you with “For Sale By Owner” transactions? Planning to sell your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO)? Perhaps... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… That Marine View Law & Escrow offers Title and Escrow Services along with free home warranties? At the office of Marine View Law & Escrow, we have... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: You may need to file for Bankruptcy before filing for Divorce

LEGAL TIP: You may need to file for Bankruptcy before filing for Divorce

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that you may need to file for bankruptcy before filing for divorce? Your decision to pursue a consumer bankruptcy before, during or after divorce... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can help you obtain a Loan Modification

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can help you obtain a Loan Modification

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that Marine View Law & Escrow can help you obtain a Loan Modification and reduce the principal amount owed on your mortgage? Here at Marine View... [Read more]

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can assist with ‘For Sale By Owner’ transactions

LEGAL TIP: Marine View Law can assist with ‘For Sale By Owner’ transactions

by Marine View Law & Escrow DID YOU KNOW… …that Marine View Law & Escrow can assist you with “For Sale By Owner” transactions? Planning to sell your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO)? Perhaps... [Read more]