Politics Section

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some local names... [Read more]

Bryan Hastings receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for Evergreen Pool

Bryan Hastings receives MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for Evergreen Pool

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott on Monday (April 30) presented Bryan Hastings an MLK Medal of Distinguished Service for his efforts to keep Evergreen Pool afloat: Metropolitan King County Councilmember... [Read more]

‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be at Greenbridge on Wednesday, April 25

‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be at Greenbridge on Wednesday, April 25

The YWCA’s ‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be held at its Greenbridge Learning Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 2 – 4 p.m. This is an annual signature campaign by YWCA USA... [Read more]

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in the White Center/Burien area to improve... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students at Evergreen High School walkout in protest of gun violence

PHOTOS: Students at Evergreen High School walkout in protest of gun violence

Below are photos taken by Efrain Moreno, a student at Evergreen High School, of the walkout protest against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Efrain said: “The walkout at Evergreen High... [Read more]

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

Vishavjit Singh – aka ‘Sikh Captain America’ – an artist, speaker and activist based in Harlem, New York, will be visiting four Highline Public Schools to host diversity talks for 4th... [Read more]

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement about how it will respond if students participate in a walkout. A national school walkout is scheduled for March 14 to “protest... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

Evergreen High School Turf Field wins $250K grant from King County Parks

Evergreen High School Turf Field wins $250K grant from King County Parks

Evergreen High School is $250,000 closer to an artificial turf field thanks to a grant from King County Parks. King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the awards January 30, 2018. “These grants... [Read more]

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 1

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 1

The next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting will be this Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. On the agenda this week is King County Libraries, Highline Schools, Seola Pond Restoration... [Read more]

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of Burien Precinct 4

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of Burien Precinct 4

Bryan Howard of the King County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Major, and will now serve as Precinct Commander of the Burien Precinct, which also serves White Center. Major Howard – formerly... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

King County Metro is seeking public feedback on upgrading Route 120 into a future RapidRide H Line. Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City of Burien, and unincorporated... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Nominations still open for new White Center Neighborhood Advisory Council

Nominations still open for new White Center Neighborhood Advisory Council

The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA) is partnering with Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS), which provides critical health services to youth and families-at-risk, to create... [Read more]

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

On Thursday, Dec, 14, join a discussion about Black Lives Matter, the struggles the homeless face and how to help improve the lives of homeless individuals in Burien with Renton’s Outstanding Citizen... [Read more]

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting will be Thurs., Dec. 7

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting will be Thurs., Dec. 7

The next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at the North Highline Fire Station, starting at 7 p.m. On the agenda for this meeting is: Coalition for Drug-Free Youth... [Read more]

White Center residents tackle immigration & gentrification in recent Summit

White Center residents tackle immigration & gentrification in recent Summit

Photos courtesy Mel Ponder Photography White Center community members discussed and shared their input on immigration, gentrification, and affordable housing in a Summit held on Nov. 4, 2017 at Evergreen... [Read more]

White Center Community Summit will be at Evergreen High on Sat., Nov. 4

White Center Community Summit will be at Evergreen High on Sat., Nov. 4

The second White Center Community Summit of 2017 – with the first one held in January – will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Evergreen High School. There will be Food, Booths,... [Read more]

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center community members identified safety, health and access to affordable housing, among other topics, as top community priorities in the 2017 White Center Community Survey completed in July. A... [Read more]