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Monday, July 6, 2015 -- 11:30 pm
REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell's Sound Transit Editorial
The Waterland Blog - ... misperceptions regarding the project, and the rationale behind the decision on the part of the cities of Seatac, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way to support a SR 509/I-5 alignment. First, I want to take note that it took ten months of careful ... Read more...
Monday, July 6, 2015 -- 8:08 pm
Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival
The Waterland Blog - Here's your chance - just enter to win 2 Tickets to the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, coming Aug. 29! Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. For the past five years the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park have conducted this vibrant event to benefit Highline Music4Life, a program that is dedicated to providing instruments for school-aged children in the Highline School District who otherwise couldn't afford them. Read more...
Monday, July 6, 2015 -- 12:09 pm
Heat, drugs at Gorge music festival claim second victim
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... famous Central Washington outdoor music venue June 26 to 27, when temperatures reached 105 degrees. A 21-year-old Des Moines man and Washington State University student died at the festival in 2013, reportedly due to a combination of dehydration, ... Read more...
Monday, July 6, 2015 -- 11:39 am
2nd victim dies from heat, drugs at Gorge music festival
KOMO News - ... Portland man Beau B. Brooks, 22, was rushed from the festival died at a Wenatchee hospital June 28. A 21-year-old Des Moines man and Washington State University student died at the festival in 2013, reportedly due to a combination of dehydration, ... Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 6:06 pm
Homeowner shocked to find rotting landfill in her backyard
KOMO News - DES MOINES, Wash. -- The joy of buying her first home was shattered after a Des Moines woman discovered somebody once used her backyard as a personal landfill. Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 3:58 pm
Upthegrove proposes major changes to youth bus fare enforcement
Kent Reporter - ... bus riders accountable while at the same time eliminate outdated and counter-productive practices, Upthegrove, of Des Moines, said in a media release. "Kids should not be charged criminally or suspended for months without due process from what is ... Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 12:40 pm
PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday's ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall
The Waterland Blog - Late Wednesday afternoon , local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall, also known as the Covenant Beach Bible Camp. Built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park, the building has been closed since 2002 due to the Nisqually Earthquake and Des Moines Creek flood damage. Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 12:40 pm
High speed crash in Des Moines sends one to hospital early Thursday morning
The Waterland Blog - A high-speed crash into a utility pole at S. 216th and Pacific Highway South in Des Moines early Thursday morning sent one to the hospital with serious injuries, according to South King Fire & Rescue. Officials add that before emergency personnel arrived on the scene, some alert citizens helped the injured driver out of the smashed-up car. Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 5:57 am
One critically injured in crash on Pacific Highway S. in Des Moines
Seattle Times - One person was critically injured after a car crashed into a pole early Thursday morning on Pacific Highway South in Des Moines at South 216th Street. Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 4:57 pm
OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense
The Waterland Blog - ... the route along Interstate 5 or along Pacific Highway South. Local cities are lining up in favor of Interstate 5. Des Moines apparently fears the temporary disruption a Pacific Highway route will produce, while Kent sees the economic development ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 8:58 am
Past the Popcorn: Yes, Schwarzenegger is Back in Terminator Genisys
The Waterland Blog - ... n us. Terminator Genisys opens today at the AMC Southcenter 16 and the AMC Kent Station 14. Won't it be nice when Des Moines has its own theater again? Eat local before you go! Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 5:10 pm
Man exposes himself at Kent Laundromat | Police Blotter
Kent Reporter - ... had a spring-loaded knife that also doubled as brass knuckles. Police discovered he had an assault warrant out of Des Moines. The man told officers he had a dispute with his former girlfriend as they rode in her car because another female would be ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 4:25 pm
Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday sends victim to hospital
The Waterland Blog - A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department told The Waterland Blog that around 2:05 p.m., police received several 911 calls about a shooting outside the restaurant. Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 3:19 pm
Highline's MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display
The Waterland Blog - ... nd Technology Center, located on Redondo Beach Drive, next door to Salty's; address: >28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines, WA 98198. Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 10:35 am
REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines
The Waterland Blog - 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 Fireworks Prohibited Except as authorized by a permit for the public display of fireworks, as defined in RCW 70.77.160, or for religious purposes as authorized by RCW 70.77.311 , no person, firm or corporation shall manufacture, possess, sell, store, ignite, explode or discharge any fireworks or firecrackers within the city limits of the city of Des Moines. The manufacture, possession, sale, discharge or storage of five pounds or more of fireworks or firecrackers is a misdemeanor. Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 10:26 am
Sound Transit asks: 'Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?'
The Waterland Blog - "Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations throughout the region every day," reads an announcement. "As our population grows and congestion increases, these connections are getting tougher to make." Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 11:15 am
Don't forget - Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market
The Waterland Blog - Don't forget that this Wednesday, July 1 will be the kick-off night for the new Des Moines Waterfront Sunset Market, to be held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in July and August. There will be over 30 vendors - some that will be new to the market - along with plenty of Food Trucks. Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 5:04 pm
Public service or insiders club? | Inside Politics
Federal Way Mirror - ... purpose district that serves as the fire department, and provides emergency medical services for Federal Way and Des Moines. They have their own elected board of five commissioners, and a chief to manage the department. I haven't written much about ... Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 4:56 pm
Save the Date: Over 2,000 expected to 'Drink to Music' at Blues & Brews Aug. 29
The Waterland Blog - Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. For the past five years the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park have conducted this vibrant event to benefit Highline Music4Life, a program that is dedicated to providing instruments for school-aged children in the Highline School District who otherwise couldn't afford them. Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 12:35 pm
Kent Police cite man for DUI in crash that killed passenger
Kent Reporter - ... reckless and a passenger was killed, can face potential charges of negligent homicide. At about 8:18 a.m., Des Moines Police officers discovered a vehicle that had left the roadway in the 25400 block of Pacific Highway South, on Kent's west border, ... Read more...



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