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Sheriff’s Office cracks 1995 cold case, arrests 2 for murder of Kenny Ruffer

Sheriff’s Office cracks 1995 cold case, arrests 2 for murder of Kenny Ruffer

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced that they had cracked a cold case from 1995, and had arrested two suspects for Murder 1 charges. Police say that on Nov. 27, 1995,... [Read more]

Armed suspect barricades self in Subway restaurant in White Center

Armed suspect barricades self in Subway restaurant in White Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated with new information from the King County Sheriff’s Office: On Monday, Feb. 4, at 4:15 p.m., King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to... [Read more]

White Center murder suspect arrested and booked into King County Jail

White Center murder suspect arrested and booked into King County Jail

On Thursday, Jan. 24, King County Major Crimes Detectives arrested a 24-year old male who was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of the murder of Martin Burton, who was killed in White... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) are requesting assistance from the community in locating the individual responsible for a Dec. 20, 2018 shooting that hit a child... [Read more]

Registration now open for White Center 5K on Saturday, March 30

Registration now open for White Center 5K on Saturday, March 30

The 7th annual WC5K is back, and will be running – more powerful than a locomotive – through the streets of White Center on Saturday, March 30! Come be a White Center SUPERHERO! (there will be prizes... [Read more]

ART: See ‘Portraits of Puget,’ by our former Intern Bryan Shickley

ART: See ‘Portraits of Puget,’ by our former Intern Bryan Shickley

Former South King Media Intern Bryan Shickley has been creating ‘Portraits of Puget,’ some samples of which he is sharing with us. Bryan was a student at Burien’s Big Picture High School,... [Read more]

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, students at Beverly Park Elementary School were surprised with new laptops given out by U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne... [Read more]

Evergreen High School to get new field thanks to Seahawks & King County Parks

Evergreen High School to get new field thanks to Seahawks & King County Parks

Muddy potholes and rained-out practices may soon be a relic of the past at Evergreen High School in White Center, as the school’s dreamed-of synthetic turf field now has the funding to become reality. Highline... [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]

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]