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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]

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]