Politics Section

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]

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell holds Town Hall in White Center Saturday

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell holds Town Hall in White Center Saturday

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell made a visit to TEC at the Evergreen High campus in White Center on Saturday morning (July 8). Sen. Cantwell met with members of... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As I sit on the bus, riding my way through White Center, it’s slowly become easier and easier to see changes happening around me. New buildings, new restaurants... [Read more]

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meets tonight at 7 p.m.

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meets tonight at 7 p.m.

The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council will meet tonight – Thursday, May 4 – at 7 p.m. at the North Highline Fire Station. Some of what’s on the docket tonight: Detective Joe Gagliardi... [Read more]

Learn about gangs at North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Thurs.

Learn about gangs at North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Thurs.

Detective Joe Gagliardi of the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) will be doing a presentation abut gangs at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting this Thursday, April 6. Detective... [Read more]

Who will be the ‘Unofficial Mayor’ of White Center? Meet the candidates

Who will be the ‘Unofficial Mayor’ of White Center? Meet the candidates

By Devin Otto Big Picture High School Intern On April 1, an exciting political race taking place within our small neighborhood will finally reach its conclusion. Since as early as Feb. 18, candidates... [Read more]

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

A Telephone Town Hall for residents in the 34th Legislative District – which includes the White Center area – will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. Calls will go out to thousands... [Read more]

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

VIDEO: Teachers/Staff at Southern Heights send message to students

Teachers and Staff at Southern Heights Elementary School – located at 11249 14th Ave S. in White Center – greeted students Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, with a “strong message” welcoming... [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]

Highline School Board issues strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’

Highline School Board issues strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold. The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8... [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]

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

Here’s episode #78 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]