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Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop Tuesday night

Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop Tuesday night

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]

WCCDA’s 15th Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction will be Friday, Sept. 22

WCCDA’s 15th Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction will be Friday, Sept. 22

The WCCDA 15th Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 2017 at 6 p.m. at South Seattle College’s Brockey Center. Tickets are available at www.wccda.org/banquet Here’s... [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]

Woman shot and killed during fight in White Center

Woman shot and killed during fight in White Center

A 28-year old woman was shot at killed in the parking lot of the Avenues Apartments in the 10700 block of 14th Ave SW in White Center early Tuesday morning. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Police... [Read more]

Juvenile pulls gun on guard after stealing from Super Saver Foods

Juvenile pulls gun on guard after stealing from Super Saver Foods

Just before midnight on Tuesday night (May 30), police received a call of a robbery that occurred in the 10600 block of 16th Ave SW (map below) Police say that three juvenile males went into the Super... [Read more]

Geoffrey ‘MacDaddy’ McElroy is the new Unofficial Mayor of White Center!

Geoffrey ‘MacDaddy’ McElroy is the new Unofficial Mayor of White Center!

By Devin Otto Big Picture High School Intern On Saturday night (April 1), the race for Mayor of White Center finally came to an end. In an increasingly fast-paced race, the 5 nominees (previously 6,... [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]

Big Al Brewing announces that it will be closing its entire operation

Big Al Brewing announces that it will be closing its entire operation

Big Al Brewing – located in White Center for the last eight years – announced on Thursday, Jan. 12 that it will be closing its entire operation. The company both brewed excellent microbeers and operated... [Read more]

VIDEO: King County Council honors White Center youth boxers, soccer team

VIDEO: King County Council honors White Center youth boxers, soccer team

At Monday’s meeting (Dec. 12), the Metropolitan King County Council recognized two exceptional at-risk youth programs based in White Center: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW’s Diaper Drive nets over 13,000 diapers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW’s Diaper Drive nets over 13,000 diapers

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty recently completed a Diaper Drive to benefit TreeHouse, and received 13,215 diapers! “Thank you! I can’t say thank you enough... [Read more]

Memorial unveiled for fallen King County Sheriff Deputies

Memorial unveiled for fallen King County Sheriff Deputies

County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (center) is joined by King County Sheriff John Urquhart (right) and King County Sheriff’s Captain Greg Thomas (left) after the unveiling of the memorial for Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Steve Cox Memorial Park will receive $3.3 million in funding for renovation

Steve Cox Memorial Park will receive $3.3 million in funding for renovation

Photo courtesy King County Parks. White Center’s Steve Cox Memorial Park will be receiving a $3.3 million renovation following its inclusion in King County’s 2017-2018 Biennial Budget, the council... [Read more]

Man shot in White Center; shooter still at large

Man shot in White Center; shooter still at large

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old man was shot at 15th Ave SW and SW Roxbury in White Center early Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. The victim was taken to Harborview Hospital... [Read more]

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

Event hosts John White and Shelli Park, along with Gov. Jay Inslee. Gov. Jay Inslee held a last-minute fundraiser event at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst Wednesday night, Nov. 2. “$23,000... [Read more]