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Here's episode #12 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 City Council problems; Sea-Tac's new airport runway; Burien Arts Gallery burglarized; fireworks over Fireworks in Normandy Park; Jack Mayne Commentary on the Burien council + more...: Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!
‘Reward and Reminder’ program tests White Center tobacco-selling businesses
[caption id="attachment_10912" align="aligncenter" width="490"] This Certificate from the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth was given out to White Center businesses which did *not* sell tobacco to underage youths.[/caption] 'Reward and Reminder' is a project undertaken by the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth, in conjunction with King County Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and the King County Tobacco Prevention Program, designed to gauge if local retailers who sell tobacco products are adhering to laws regarding selling tobacco items to underage customers. The first stage of the project involved high school students, together with an adult mentor, visiting retail outlets to see if they were showing ...
Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center identified
[caption id="attachment_10904" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Edward "Eddie" E. Grant, 51. Photo from his Facebook page.[/caption] The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by the King County Medical Examiners Office as Edward “Eddie” Earl Grant, 51. As we previously reported, Grant was fatally shot near the 10600 block of 14th Ave SW after he tried to intervene in a robbery. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting suspect escaped, and is still at large. He was described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie, shorts, and a red mask. According ...
Prosecutor, Sheriff, State Official insist local medical marijuana shops are ‘illegal’
NOTE: This post was updated at 2:15 p.m. on July 9, 2015: [caption id="attachment_10858" align="aligncenter" width="490"] From left, Sheriff John Urquhart, Dan Satterberg, and Russ Hauge of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, outside the KCSO Storefront in White Center on July 8. 2015. Photo courtesy King County Prosecutor's Office.[/caption] On Wednesday morning (July 8), King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, along with Sheriff John Urquhart and Russ Hauge of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced an initiative to close 15 unlicensed marijuana stores in unincorporated King County, including White Center. The news conference was held outside the KCSO Storefront on ...
Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads
The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills Center. Receiving the Dick Dahlgard Memorial Scholarship was Highline High School student Yusef Ali-Halane. Dick was an outstanding Rotarian and community leader and graduate of Highline (click images to see larger versions): The Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Evergreen student Genevieve Ilunva. Walt, too, was a very dedicated Rotarian and educational leader, having served as Principal of Evergreen at one point in his career with the Highline School District: Additional ...
The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience
Redondo's PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its fourth annual Storytelling Festival July 24th and 25th with five national storytellers on hand to share personal and folk tales. The festival includes fun for all ages with workshops for adults, a free program for children’s groups on Friday, and a full day of storytelling concerts on Saturday. In an era when quick blurbs on social media are the norm for communicating one’s identity to the world, it is refreshing to hear a well-crafted personal story. Previous visitor Rebecca Chamberlain summed up her feelings about the festival this way: “Between the natural ...
Police search for suspect in stolen car case near White Center
If you saw major police activity around S. 100th and 2nd Ave S. in the Boulevard Park/Top Hat area Thursday afternoon (June 11), the King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that they were searching for a suspect in a stolen car case. The suspect was reported as a white male in his 20s, in a t-shirt and jeans. He was seen in a stolen car, but ran off, police said. The stolen vehicle is a 1993 red Acura Integra. King County Sheriff's Office had its Guardian One helicopter hovering overhead, as well as a K-9 unit on the ground. At one point police ...
Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners
[caption id="attachment_86869" align="aligncenter" width="490"] The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption] The Highline Schools Foundation this week announced that they are awarding $94,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools this year. This is the highest amount ever offered in scholarship dollars by the Foundation. The nine students receiving scholarships in 2015 were honored at Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting. Each received special recognition and certificate of merit from Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield and Board President ...
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This Certificate from the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth was given out to White Center businesses which did *not* sell tobacco to underage youths. ‘Reward and Reminder’ is a project undertaken... [Read more]
Here’s episode #11 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... [Read more]
Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51. Photo from his Facebook page. The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by the King County... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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