King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production
At Monday's meeting (July 25), the King County Council voted to approve legislation refining existing land use regulations concerning the growth, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated areas. Included in the adopted ordinance are measures to: Remove all parcels under 10 acres and designated as Rural Area (RA) zones from use in the production (growth), processing, and retail sale of marijuana. Exempt Vashon from restrictions on the use of RA zoned land for production and processing of marijuana. Approve studies on potential retail and processing in specific locations. Require the County Executive to identify 10 locations suitable for ...
VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign
On the front steps of Burien's deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov. 8 bond. “Now is the time, we must join together to support our students and schools here in the Highline School District,” said Chuck Tuman, campaign co-chair. “We have a strong plan, developed by a citizen committee, to meet the immediate needs of our district, and also plan for the future.” Speakers at the kick-off – which was hosted by Tuman – included Sen. Karen Keiser, Highline High alum Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, and Benji Box, a current student: Here's a video of ...
PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…
Here's episode #61 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 and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for July 22-25, 2016: Port of Seattle asks Burien to vacate land in NERA; Burien City Council extends CARES; Highline Public Schools bond will be on Nov. ballot; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on local election issues; ‘The Final Take’ & more… Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'! You can ...
School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot
[caption id="attachment_59128" align="aligncenter" width="490"] CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School.[/caption] A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning, July 21. The proposed bond would fund repair or replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding, and make safety improvements at all Highline schools. The School Board passed the resolution at its Wednesday night (July 20) meeting to place the bond measure on the ballot. The proposed $299 million bond measure contains all the projects recommended in Phase 1 of the plan developed by the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), a 39-member, ...
PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears slide into White Center Jubilee Days
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 12 The Highline Bears were caught having some fun at the White Center Jubilee Days Carnival on Thursday night (July 14), giving out game tickets for upcoming games. The Bears next play the Northwest Honkers at Steve Cox Memorial Field on Tuesday, July 19, with the first pitch ...
Two women shot after altercation late on 4th of July
Monday night (July 4) around 11:30 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two women shot near S. 112th St. and 1st Ave S. (map below). Police say that the women were with a group of people lighting off fireworks at that location. Witnesses said a white car was driving erratically back and forth in between the area where the group was lighting fireworks. When the vehicle stopped nearby, a man from the group approached the vehicle to yell at the driver to stop driving recklessly. An altercation occurred between the man and two people in the car. ...
FREE Movie at the Park/Cine en el Parque at Steve Cox Memorial Park Aug. 6
Movie at the Park/Cine en el Parque returns to White Center with the box office hit 'Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos' on Saturday, Aug. 6. This FREE event will be held at State Cox Memorial Park, located at 1321 SW 102nd Street: Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. [youtube width="500" height="344"]https://youtu.be/_rf8BshVm7s[/youtube] More info at: www.cineenelparque.org Facebook event page Cosponsored by King County Parks and White Center CDA.
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