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Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

White Center company to repay state for 2015 cooking oil spill response

White Center company to repay state for 2015 cooking oil spill response

A White Center food manufacturing company – La Mexicana – has agreed to repay the state for its efforts to clean up vegetable oil that spilled into a White Center pond last year (read our previous... [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]

Local Girl Scouts donate quarter ton of Cookies to White Center Food Bank

Local Girl Scouts donate quarter ton of Cookies to White Center Food Bank

Story by Octavia B., age 13 Photos by Isabel H, age 11 Over the past month, 11 of Girl Scout Troop #42263’s girls spent their free time selling cookies and collecting $2,884 in donations throughout... [Read more]

AUDIO/VIDEO: Raw audio/video from Seattle’s annexation public meeting

AUDIO/VIDEO: Raw audio/video from Seattle’s annexation public meeting

Kenny Pittman (pictured above) conducted a public meeting on the City of Seattle’s proposed annexation of White Center at Dubsea Coffee Thursday (March 17), and we’ve got the full, raw audio. It... [Read more]

Two arrested for Cascade Middle School Arson

Two arrested for Cascade Middle School Arson

King County Sheriff’s Fire Investigators arrested two teens Thursday morning (March 10) for the arson that occurred on Feb. 18 at Cascade Middle School near White Center. One of the boys was arrested... [Read more]

Multicultural Potluck celebration will be Friday night at Evergreen campus

Multicultural Potluck celebration will be Friday night at Evergreen campus

A Multicultural Potluck, with Dinner and Entertainment for the Family will be held this Friday night, March 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Evergreen campus, located at 830 SW 116th Street in White Center. “The... [Read more]

2-alarm fire hits White Center auto shop

2-alarm fire hits White Center auto shop

A 2-alarm fire hit an auto shop at 11060 1st Ave South in White Center (map below) on Saturday, Feb. 13, shortly after 1 p.m. No word yet on the cause. As we gather more information, we’ll update... [Read more]

White Center 5K Walk and Run fundraiser will be Saturday, March 26

White Center 5K Walk and Run fundraiser will be Saturday, March 26

Registration is open for the White Center 5K Walk and Run fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. at White Center Heights Park. The theme this year is SUPERHEROES – come... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Two cars smash into two different businesses in White Center

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Two cars smash into two different businesses in White Center

Two cars smashed into two different businesses in White Center; the first victim being Noble Barton (at 9635 16th Ave SW) which was struck around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 21: …and the second... [Read more]