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Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in California on Monday, Aug. 17. Irish was well-known to the White Center/Burien-area as both an avid Harley rider... [Read more]

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Working with several community groups, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott is proposing an ordinance that would rename White Center’s Lakewood Park in honor of its longtime advocate, the late... [Read more]

First pitch of new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball at Steve Cox Park May 30

First pitch of new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball at Steve Cox Park May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners. The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April... [Read more]

Cambodian New Year celebration will be this Saturday, April 25

Cambodian New Year celebration will be this Saturday, April 25

A celebration for the Cambodian New Year will be this Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 – 5 p.m. between 15th and 16th Ave SW at SW 98th Street in White Center. “Come, celebrate and enjoy the festivities... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

Story & Photos/Video by Scott Schaefer Ground was officially broken for a new King County Library branch at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center on Thursday afternoon, March 19. A tented V.I.P. section... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center branch, which was opened in 1976, is located... [Read more]

Seattle City Council again wants to annex White Center; plus, take our Poll

Seattle City Council again wants to annex White Center; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne The Seattle City Council wants to ask the people of White Center and north Boulevard Park to vote on whether they want to be a part of Seattle. Annexation of the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

Help former White Center Blog Writer Sarah Fox launch her ‘Downwind’ book

Help former White Center Blog Writer Sarah Fox launch her ‘Downwind’ book

Local Historian and former White Center Blog Writer (now Author) Sarah Fox is asking for the public’s help for her recently ­published book “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West.” This... [Read more]

King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens

King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens

The King County Housing Authority announced Tuesday (Sept. 2) that it had recently completed the sale of the final 54 lots for market-rate, single-family homes at Seola Gardens. The land purchase by a... [Read more]