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‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be at Greenbridge on Wednesday, April 25

‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be at Greenbridge on Wednesday, April 25

The YWCA’s ‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be held at its Greenbridge Learning Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 2 – 4 p.m. This is an annual signature campaign by YWCA USA... [Read more]

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in the White Center/Burien area to improve... [Read more]

Evergreen students advocate for less pizza, more greens in Cafeteria

Evergreen students advocate for less pizza, more greens in Cafeteria

Khatami Chau, second from left, serves samples of student-created recipes in the cafeteria at Evergreen High School. Students prepare squash for a meal at FEEST’s after-school program. In a step... [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]

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater. This fun annual... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students at Evergreen High School walkout in protest of gun violence

PHOTOS: Students at Evergreen High School walkout in protest of gun violence

Below are photos taken by Efrain Moreno, a student at Evergreen High School, of the walkout protest against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Efrain said: “The walkout at Evergreen High... [Read more]

King County Parks Teen Talent Show coming to White Center Friday, Mar. 30

King County Parks Teen Talent Show coming to White Center Friday, Mar. 30

The second annual King County Parks Teen Talent Show is coming up on Friday, March 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the White Center Community Center, located in Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd Street). Teens... [Read more]

Lockdown at Cascade Middle School due to false alarm

Lockdown at Cascade Middle School due to false alarm

A lockdown at Cascade Middle School on Wednesday morning (Feb. 28) was due to a false alarm. Highline Public Schools says that a student got ahold of a staff member’s radio, then radioed out a false... [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]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [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]

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that an upset customer brandished a handgun at the Taco Bell drive-through in White Center Sunday night, Dec. 3. Police received a call from the restaurant at... [Read more]

White Center residents tackle immigration & gentrification in recent Summit

White Center residents tackle immigration & gentrification in recent Summit

Photos courtesy Mel Ponder Photography White Center community members discussed and shared their input on immigration, gentrification, and affordable housing in a Summit held on Nov. 4, 2017 at Evergreen... [Read more]

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men who robbed a man at gun point last month in White Center. Shortly after the robbery two of the suspects (pictured... [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]

Evergreen High student finally gets his diploma – more than 50 years later

Evergreen High student finally gets his diploma – more than 50 years later

Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools Ron Slater, a former Evergreen High School student, finally received his high school diploma this week – more than 50 years after dropping out of high school... [Read more]