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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]

9-runs enough for Highline Bears to notch first win of season Saturday night

9-runs enough for Highline Bears to notch first win of season Saturday night

By Luke Olson It was an offense head coach Josh Evans has been waiting for – one he knew all season long that would be able to produce. After taking a 2-0 lead early in the bottom of the second, the... [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]

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Help ‘Refresh’ White Center at annual clean-up event June 22 – 23

Help ‘Refresh’ White Center at annual clean-up event June 22 – 23

The White Center CDA’s “The Refresh!” – formally known as the White Center Spring Clean – will be held Friday & Saturday, June 22 – 23. ‘The Refresh’ is now a 2-day... [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]

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]

Scouts collect over 460 pounds of food for White Center Food Bank

Scouts collect over 460 pounds of food for White Center Food Bank

Scouts recently collected over 460 pounds of food for the White Center Food Bank as part of the Scouting for Food service project.  This food will assist struggling families and individuals in the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

Teachers and Staff at Southern Heights Elementary School – located at 11249 14th Ave S. in White Center – greeted students Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, with a “strong message” welcoming... [Read more]

Empty Bowls presents $21,000 check to White Center & Highline Food Banks

Empty Bowls presents $21,000 check to White Center & Highline Food Banks

The annual “big check presentation” for Burien’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser took place at Dan Thai Restaurant – which won this year for Best Soup – on Thursday afternoon, Feb.... [Read more]

New homeless shelter to be run by Mary’s Place approved for White Center

New homeless shelter to be run by Mary’s Place approved for White Center

A new homeless shelter will be managed in White Center by local non-profit Mary’s Place, and located at the old King County public health clinic at SW 108th Street and 8th Ave SW, organizers announced... [Read more]