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JOB: Robbins & Co. looking to hire Office Assistant for Burien office

JOB: Robbins & Co. looking to hire Office Assistant for Burien office

Robbins & Co. is looking to hire an Office Assistant at their Burien office: Compensation: Starting at $14-$16, DOE Employment type: full-time Office assistant needed for small family-owned construction... [Read more]

Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was expected to discuss furloughing city staff this year to save nearly $286,000 and moved the issue to the Council meeting of Feb. 11, but the Council did hear... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m, in Fellowship Hall. Raffle tickets for beautiful baskets. Candle lights, table service,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hand Raisers…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hand Raisers…

by Dave Markwell Every day, in every room, hands are raised. These hands climb from the uncertain pockets or desk tops to do the difficult, but important things. While many secure their sweaty palms firmly... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Spacious & bright 5-BD home

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Spacious & bright 5-BD home

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SATURDAY, Feb. 6 – is a spacious, bright and welcoming 5-bedroom home with plenty of space! Smart... [Read more]

Registration for 2016 South Highline National Little League is now underway!

Registration for 2016 South Highline National Little League is now underway!

Registration for the 2016 South Highline National Little League is now underway! Please stop by Sylvester Middle School Gym (16222 Sylvester Rd SW in Burien) on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park  this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]

JOB: City of Des Moines looking to hire Recreation Facility Attendant

JOB: City of Des Moines looking to hire Recreation Facility Attendant

The City of Des Moines is looking to hire a Recreation Facility Attendant I: The pay is $9.50 to $13.00 per hour DOQ. Hourly Extra-Hire Variable-Hour Part-time. This position is not eligible for benefits... [Read more]

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised “to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible…” NOW: Not so much… by Jack Mayne The... [Read more]

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Highline College named among nation’s ‘Top 150’ community colleges

Last week, Highline College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The honor gives Highline the chance to compete for the 2017 Aspen... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

‘Landmark on the Sound’ sold for $14 million; city wants to retain its façade

‘Landmark on the Sound’ sold for $14 million; city wants to retain its façade

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the Masonic ‘Landmark on the Sound’ has been sold for “in the area of $14 million” and the city will meet with representatives of the new owners... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I Hate Heroin

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I Hate Heroin

[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:] I Hate Heroin. You go to bed thinking... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Contemporary Normandy Park home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Contemporary Normandy Park home

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 – is a lovely contemporary 5-bedroom Normandy Park home... [Read more]

UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed

UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed

An overhanging strut on the left has moved. It should be flush like the one on the right, according to City of Des Moines staff. On Wednesday (Jan. 27), the Washington State Department of Transportation... [Read more]

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Des Moines Marina recently created multi-lingual signs to help reduce illegal harvesting... [Read more]

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

No School? Come to the Pool! Special event at Mt. Rainier Pool this Friday

There is no school for middle and high school students in the Highline School District this Friday, so that means that Mt. Rainier Pool is having another “Not in School? Come to the Pool!”... [Read more]

Neighborhood meeting about Des Moines Marina Redevelopment is Wednesday

Neighborhood meeting about Des Moines Marina Redevelopment is Wednesday

The Des Moines Marina Association, in conjunction with the Des Moines Yacht Club, will be holding a community and marina stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the yacht... [Read more]

Movement in bridge struts causes closure of Des Moines Creek Trail

Movement in bridge struts causes closure of Des Moines Creek Trail

The City of Des Moines announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) that the Des Moines Creek Trail has been closed until further notice, due to movement detected in concrete caps that sit atop struts on the Marine... [Read more]

Des Moines Council hears about 2,000 new jobs, tall trees & pot sales locations

Des Moines Council hears about 2,000 new jobs, tall trees & pot sales locations

by Jack Mayne For years, the financially struggling city of Des Moines has cut staff and scratched some plans, but the future will be brightening over the next couple of years, the Des Moines City Council... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood & more…

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood & more…

Here’s episode #35 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]