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Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

By Luke Olson Sports Editor The West Seattle Little Leaguers are headed home– and they better be prepared to soak in all the praise and achievement from quite a historic run to the Little League... [Read more]

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

By Luke Olson Sports Editor This time around, the first inning was in favor of the West Seattle Little Leaguers. After surrendering 11 straight runs in the first inning against Idaho two days prior, West... [Read more]

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Come watch our very own Highline Bears take on the Gresham Greywolves at Mel Olson Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11! The Seattle Southside Chamber and the Highline Bears invite all to join them at this family... [Read more]

‘Family Night Out’ against crime Tues., Aug. 7 at Steve Cox Memorial Park

‘Family Night Out’ against crime Tues., Aug. 7 at Steve Cox Memorial Park

FAMILY NIGHT OUT STEVE COX MEMORIAL PARK Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Annual King County Parks Night Out Against Crime Family event is back on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5-7pm at Steve Cox Memorial... [Read more]

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through White Center on Sat., Aug. 11

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through White Center on Sat., Aug. 11

Photo courtesy Fred Hutch Obliteride Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through Puget Sound communities – including White Center – on Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate... [Read more]

Marèlle Habenicht named new Executive Director for White Center Food Bank

Marèlle Habenicht named new Executive Director for White Center Food Bank

Marèlle Habenicht – who joined the White Center Food Bank in May 2017 as the Director of Finance and HR – has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Marèlle is a well-rounded... [Read more]

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

By Luke Olson After Sam Hellinger of the Seattle Studs struck out his eighth batter in the bottom of the third—the Highline Bears could sense the kind of night they were going to endure. But, Hellinger... [Read more]

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

By Payton Dineen For the past three years, Mel Olson Stadium in White Center has been the home of the Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team. Every summer since 2015, upwards of 600 fans have... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards Scholarships to local students

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards Scholarships to local students

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded several local students with scholarships to further their education. After initial written applications, students were interviewed by committee... [Read more]

Evergreen High graduating student Abel Berhan gets $400,000 to go to Harvard

Evergreen High graduating student Abel Berhan gets $400,000 to go to Harvard

You may have heard of Abel Berhan – his reaction to his acceptance to Harvard went viral, was shared on Facebook more than 500 times and caught the attention of various local news stations: Stanford... [Read more]

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some local names... [Read more]

Bryan Hastings receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for Evergreen Pool

Bryan Hastings receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for Evergreen Pool

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott on Monday (April 30) presented Bryan Hastings an MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for his efforts to keep Evergreen Pool afloat: Metropolitan King County Councilmember... [Read more]

Local Rotarians are making international impact for remote residents in India

Local Rotarians are making international impact for remote residents in India

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center is the sponsor and recipient of a large Rotary International matching grant for a project in the remote Ballia region of India. Residents there have suffered... [Read more]

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of Burien Precinct 4

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of Burien Precinct 4

Bryan Howard of the King County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Major, and will now serve as Precinct Commander of the Burien Precinct, which also serves White Center. Major Howard – formerly... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center community members identified safety, health and access to affordable housing, among other topics, as top community priorities in the 2017 White Center Community Survey completed in July. A... [Read more]

Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop

Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop

A store employee was shot and wounded Tuesday night (Sept. 12) during a robbery at the Star 21 marijuana shop in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South (map below). The employee was shot in the shoulder and... [Read more]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As I sit on the bus, riding my way through White Center, it’s slowly become easier and easier to see changes happening around me. New buildings, new restaurants... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]