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Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Sen. Joe Nguyen sponsors bill to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions

Sen. Joe Nguyen sponsors bill to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions

In an effort to align past sentencing with contemporary law, the Washington State Senate on Monday, Mar. 11 passed legislation vacating misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. Sponsored by Sen.... [Read more]

Did you know that the newest candidate for President has local roots?

Did you know that the newest candidate for President has local roots?

Then-gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with then-Mayor Joan McGilton at Burien City Hall in 2011 before a walking tour through the city. Photo by Scott Schaefer. On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, Gov. Jay... [Read more]

SKC Housing Listening Session with WCCDA will be Wednesday, Jan. 23

SKC Housing Listening Session with WCCDA will be Wednesday, Jan. 23

All are invited to share their challenges around housing, and possible solutions to affordability and safe LGBTQ spaces in South King County at a SKC Housing Listening Session with WCCDA on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 6

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 6

The next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting will be this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. at the North Highline Fire Station: North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting WHEN:... [Read more]

White Center HUB Community Design Workshop will be Sat., Dec. 8

White Center HUB Community Design Workshop will be Sat., Dec. 8

The White Center Community Development Association is inviting all to its White Center Community HUB Community Design Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. – Noon. The free, open event will... [Read more]

White Center Summit will be this Saturday at Evergreen High School

White Center Summit will be this Saturday at Evergreen High School

The White Center Summit will be held this Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Evergreen High School. “Come learn about issues affecting White Center – like housing, health, economic... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Nguyen, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning easily

ELECTION RESULTS: Nguyen, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning easily

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns: Legislative District 34 State Senator: Joe Nguyen (Prefers Democratic Party): 27,440 • 57.39% Shannon... [Read more]

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and... [Read more]

Lois Schipper: ‘Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen’

Lois Schipper: ‘Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen’

The following is a Sponsored post from Joe Nguyen for State Senate: Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen By Lois Schipper Earlier this year, I decided to run for the State Senate because I wanted to make sure... [Read more]

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]

Open house for Route 120 transit improvement will be Oct. 10

Open house for Route 120 transit improvement will be Oct. 10

King County Metro, along with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), will be holding an Open house for Route 120 transit improvements and the future RapidRide H Line on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at... [Read more]

34th Dems hosting debate between Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock Wed.

34th Dems hosting debate between Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock Wed.

The 34th Legislative District Democrats will be hosting a “Lincoln Douglas-style” debate with the two candidates for State Senate – Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock – this Wednesday, Sept. 12, from... [Read more]

King County grant opportunities now available for unincorporated area projects

King County grant opportunities now available for unincorporated area projects

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (Aug. 29) announced the availability of $90,000 in Community Service Area Program grant funding for a wide variety of educational, cultural and environmental... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Nguyen extends lead over Braddock for 34th District

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Nguyen extends lead over Braddock for 34th District

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 7) Primary Election were released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 8), and Joe Nguyen has extended his lead over Shannon Braddock... [Read more]

Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office by Joe Nguyen

Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office by Joe Nguyen

From Advertiser Joe Nguyen: Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office By Joe Nguyen I’m running today because I want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. The day I... [Read more]

Three reasons my wife Lois Schipper will be a great 34th District State Senator

Three reasons my wife Lois Schipper will be a great 34th District State Senator

From Advertiser Lois Schipper for State Senate: Dear Neighbor: With our current State Senator retiring, my amazing wife Lois Schipper is running for the State Senate. Our 34th District includes Burien,... [Read more]

King County increases funding for 4th of July patrols in unincorporated areas

King County increases funding for 4th of July patrols in unincorporated areas

King County’s unincorporated communities – including most of the White Center area – will get assistance in keeping the 4th of July holiday safe, with a $25,000 boost in sheriff funding for increased... [Read more]