Tagged with 'Politics'

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former Des Moines resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

REMINDER: Democratic Caucus is this Saturday, March 26

REMINDER: Democratic Caucus is this Saturday, March 26

REMINDER: Calling all Bernie supporters, Hillary supporters, and Undecided Democrats – Washington state’s Democratic Party caucuses will be held this Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the city ended 2015 with a positive balance of $1.3 million on revenues of $18 million and expenditures of $17.4 million. The Council also delayed approving... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Presidential Caucuses for Washington State will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20 (for Republicans), and March 26 for Democrats. To vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary, you must be a registered voter in... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 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]

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]

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]

‘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]

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]

Des Moines City Council will explore additional retail marijuana store

Des Moines City Council will explore additional retail marijuana store

by Jack Mayne Since the one retail pot store in Des Moines is “raking in the money,” a realtor came to the City Council to seek an additional opportunity for another store in the city limits... [Read more]

Senator Keiser visits Pacific Middle School, discusses politics with students

Senator Keiser visits Pacific Middle School, discusses politics with students

Contributed by Abigail Gerken, Payton May, Taylor Nelson, Ashley Nyguen, & Polina Worthington Photos by Zoe Cressi and Billien Tesefay Last Wednesday (Jan. 6) 7th and 8th grade Pacific Middle... [Read more]

Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year

Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year

by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki told the City Council Thursday (Dec. 7) he was retiring later this year. “I informed Council that I intend to retire from service to the City of Des... [Read more]