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PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

New bike playground opens at White Center’s Dick Thurnau Memorial Park

New bike playground opens at White Center’s Dick Thurnau Memorial Park

A new bike playground opened at White Center’s Dick Thurnau Memorial Park the weekend, through a partnership between King County Parks and the Cascade Bicycle Club, and now bike riders of all ages... [Read more]

Seahawks Lockett, Wright drop in to Cascade Middle School in White Center

Seahawks Lockett, Wright drop in to Cascade Middle School in White Center

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, two Seattle Seahawks paid a special visit to Cascade Middle School in White Center.  This was part of a new digital learning initiative between the NFL and United Way of King... [Read more]

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on The White Center Blog on July 26,... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production

King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production

At Monday’s meeting (July 25), the King County Council voted to approve legislation refining existing land use regulations concerning the growth, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]

Pedestrian in wheelchair killed in hit & run accident in White Center

Pedestrian in wheelchair killed in hit & run accident in White Center

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 63-year old man who was confined to a wheelchair was killed after he was struck by a car while crossing the street in a lit, marked crosswalk... [Read more]

Beverly Park Elementary kicks off new soccer field thanks to donations

Beverly Park Elementary kicks off new soccer field thanks to donations

Beverly Park Elementary School – located at 1201 S. 104th Street – was the site recently of the kick-off of a brand new mini-pitch soccer field, thanks to donations. The Sounders FC joined Adidas,... [Read more]

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

On Thursday (April 14), students from White Center Heights Elementary School helped kick off the ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign at White Center Heights Park. At the event, King County Executive... [Read more]