Tagged with 'methadone clinic'

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

by Jack Mayne The drug and alcohol treatment facility slated for Des Moines’ Woodmont neighborhood will be moved to downtown Kent, Valley Cities said in a news release Thursday morning. “The Recovery... [Read more]

PODCAST: Methadone clinic on hold until 2016; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Methadone clinic on hold until 2016; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #25 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]

Valley Cities Drug Rehab facility put on hold until end of the year

Valley Cities Drug Rehab facility put on hold until end of the year

by Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines will do nothing more on the proposed Woodmont area drug and substance rehabilitation facility until at least 2016, giving Valley Cities time to find another location... [Read more]

Angry Woodmont residents again demand no drug clinic in their neighborhood

Angry Woodmont residents again demand no drug clinic in their neighborhood

Listen to full, raw audio of the special Sept. 16 Des Moines City Council public hearing here: http://www.waterlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DMCCWoodmontMeeting091615.mp3 by Jack Mayne There... [Read more]

Two legislators say drug recovery center is ‘unacceptable risk’ in Woodmont

Two legislators say drug recovery center is ‘unacceptable risk’ in Woodmont

by Jack Mayne Two state legislators have sent community members a letter opposing the siting of the Woodmont Recovery Center on Pacific Highway near a school and a library. The two are veteran State Rep.... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council to hold special meeting on Recovery Center Wednesday

Des Moines City Council to hold special meeting on Recovery Center Wednesday

The Des Moines City Council gave notice Monday that it will be holding a special meeting regarding the Woodmont Recovery Center this Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Des Moines... [Read more]

Council tells objectors ‘we do care’ while city works to move/mitigate drug clinic

Council tells objectors ‘we do care’ while city works to move/mitigate drug clinic

by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Council members had their first opportunity Thursday night to speak out publicly on the potential of the Valley Cities’ Woodmont Recovery Campus on Pacific Highway South,... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove will oppose county money for proposed treatment center

Dave Upthegrove will oppose county money for proposed treatment center

by Jack Mayne Because many Des Moines residents have concerns, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said he would oppose spending any county money to build the controversial Valley Cities treatment... [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]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We Screwed Up!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We Screwed Up!’

[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:] An open letter to our elected leaders... [Read more]

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

Mayor Dave Kaplan. by Jack Mayne Mayor Dave Kaplan and Des Moines City Councilmembers say they would like to move the site of the approved Woodmont recovery center, but state law says such “essential... [Read more]

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

The acronyms “NIMBY = NLMEO” – which meant “Not In My Back Yard = No Longer My Elected Official” was posted on the wall. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Woodmont area residents... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Methadone Drug Clinic Done Deal?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Methadone Drug Clinic Done Deal?’

[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:] For those of you who are not aware,... [Read more]