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Friday, September 4, 2015 -- 11:26 am
Kent City Council approves tougher leash, scoop laws
Kent Reporter - ... at a Council's Parks and Human Services Committee meeting on Aug. 27. The new scoop law, similar to the city of Des Moines, includes a fine of $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second and $125 for the third and more. With the scoop law, it is ... Read more...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- 12:58 pm
SW Chamber's Sept. 23 'Meet the Candidates' now open to the public
The Waterland Blog - ... by Hilton Seattle Airport Southcenter, located at 16500 Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila. Candidates from Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila and the Port of Seattle have been invited to introduce themselves and speak. Brad Goode, News Anchor from ... Read more...
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- 4:48 pm
PHOTOS Over 1,000 brave 'powerful summer storm' at Blues & Brews Fest
The Waterland Blog - Over 1,000 people braved what UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass called 'the most powerful summer storm EVER to hit our region' last Saturday to attend the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, supporting kids and music. The annual one-day event, which is organized by the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park, is the largest fundraiser for Highline Music4Life, a non-profit that provides musical instruments for low income children attending Highline Public Schools. Read more...
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- 4:05 pm
Federal Way firefighters fight Eastern Washington fires
Federal Way Mirror - ... I don't see how we could sit and watch from the other side of the state," Luke said, noting the Federal Way and Des Moines communities, along with his department, have provided him with the equipment, training and skills to help with these fires. ... Read more...
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- 4:05 pm
'Rent Money Bandit' charged for Federal Way, Auburn bank robberies
Federal Way Mirror - A Des Moines man was recently charged for robbing a Federal Way Key Bank two weeks ago and an Auburn bank. At approximately 2:50 p.m. on Aug. 19, Federal Way police responded to reports that a robber handed a bank teller a note demanding money, specifically without a dye pack, and that he had a gun. Read more...
Friday, August 28, 2015 -- 5:23 pm
Feel Good Friday: Flat Rats.
The Waterland Blog - ... I'll keep praying for flat rats, tooa [EDITOR'S NOTE:" Feel Good Friday " is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell , whose first book is called " A Feel Good Life " ( buy it on Amazon here ). Dave also extols to all ... Read more...
Friday, August 28, 2015 -- 11:56 am
Past the Popcorn: Owen Wilson Connects with Audiences in No Escape
The Waterland Blog - ... n. No Escape opens today at the Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 12 and the AMC Kent Station 14. Won't it be nice when Des Moines has its own theater again? It's reportedly gonna happen! Until then, eat local before you go! Read more...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 9:03 pm
Saturday's Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims
The White Center Blog - This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales for this Saturday's Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. Event organizer Brian Snure said Rotarians usually hope for sun on the festival weekend each year, but when rain appeared in the forecast, it was a welcome sign. Read more...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 -- 7:42 pm
Learn about WASP - Women Air Force Service Pilots - at Sept. 15 event
The Waterland Blog - Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots - aka "WASP" - on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center. Read more...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 -- 12:54 pm
'Meet the Candidates' at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23
The SeaTac Blog - ... on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter. Candidates from Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila and the Port of Seattle are invited to introduce themselves to the members of Southwest King County Chamber. ... Read more...
Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 4:48 pm
Brown Bear Car Wash giving out FREE car washes this Thursday, Aug. 27
The Waterland Blog - Celebrating its 58th anniversary, Brown Bear Car Wash will be giving out FREE washes to cars and trucks this Thursday , including at its location in Des Moines. For the past nine years, Family-owned Brown Bear has offered free "Beary Clean" tunnel washes twice a year. Read more...
Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 4:48 pm
City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it
The Waterland Blog - 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 public facilities" cannot be blocked by city ordinances or zoning. Despite the request of area residents, there will not be a formal 120-day time out for research before negotiating and approving a "good neighborhood agreement" that is necessary to be completed five months before the facility can open. Read more...
Sunday, August 23, 2015 -- 7:56 am
The Marine View Driver: Up and Running, with a Side of Drama
The Waterland Blog - ... Bend that we found last year on my birthday. I'm not going to mention the restaurant here because it is not in Des Moines but I needed a longer drive to test out the car, and I've been told to keep my pro bono advertising plugs to a minimum. What ... Read more...
Saturday, August 22, 2015 -- 5:11 pm
PODCAST: Bank near Normandy Park robbed; methadone clinic protests, more
The Normandy Park Blog - Here's episode #16 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 in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: Bank near Normandy Park robbed; community advocate killed in tragic motorcycle crash; angry Des Moines residents protest methadone clinic; Jack Mayne Commentary; weather forecast & more Tell us what you're thinking... and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar ! Read more...
Saturday, August 22, 2015 -- 11:09 am
PODCAST: Mental health clinic protest; Bank robbed; community advocate killed
The Waterland Blog - Here's episode #16 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 in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: Huge, angry crowd protests mental health clinic in Des Moines; Burien bank robbed; community advocate killed in tragic motorcycle crash; Jack Mayne Commentary; weather forecast & more Read more...
Saturday, August 22, 2015 -- 11:09 am
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will raise funds for needy kids Saturday, Aug. 29
The Waterland Blog - On Aug. 29th from Noon-8 p.m., the Des Moines Rotary Club will host the 6th annual Blues & Brews Festival. As Pacific Northwesterners flock from near and far, the Des Moines Beach Park will burst alive with gritty bang-up blues groups and 20+ top-notch local and regional Micro-Brews. Read more...
Friday, August 21, 2015 -- 6:04 pm
PODCAST: Bank robbed; community advocate killed; methadone clinic
The Waterland Blog - Here's episode #16 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 in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: Burien bank robbed; community advocate killed in tragic motorcycle crash; angry Des Moines resident protest methadone clinic; Jack Mayne Commentary; weather forecast & more Read more...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 -- 8:17 am
Wanolitto's Musings for Saturday's Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
The Waterland Blog - ... or any of the events on their calendar, details can be found on their Facebook page calendar. The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park will have a booth this Saturday to promote their annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival ... Read more...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 -- 12:24 am
New York Times Bestselling Author J.A. Jance Brings Latest Novel,...
PRWeb - Local award-winning and New York Times Bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance visits Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services in Des Moines, WA, on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and book signing of her latest novel, Dance of the Bones. Jance's fans have followed over 20 adventures of flawed Seattle homicide detective J.P. "Beau" Beaumont since 1985. Read more...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 -- 11:50 pm
No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center
The Waterland Blog - Woodmont area residents made it clear Tuesday night during a long and loud hearing that they were furious about a plan to build a drug, alcohol and mental health treatment center in their neighborhood along Pacific Coast Highway in south Des Moines. At the Woodmont Elementary School Tuesday night there were only rare comments in favor of Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation of Kent plan to build a 19,665 square foot mental health evaluation and treatment facility with 24 beds, a 25,340 square foot detoxification facility with 40 beds, along with an office building, a dispensary clinic, and meeting facility at 26915 Pacific Highway South. Read more...



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