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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]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued the following ‘Special Weather Statement‘ on Friday, Feb. 1, warning of “a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday... [Read more]

Celebrate first RainWise stormwater system for a restaurant in White Center Oct. 4

Celebrate first RainWise stormwater system for a restaurant in White Center Oct. 4

A major milestone in ongoing efforts to control stormwater – one of the largest sources of pollution in Puget Sound – has been reached at a popular restaurant in White Center, where three new cisterns... [Read more]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Due to sustained stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, and is continuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Greater Pierce*... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that wind gusts could reach 55 mph. The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.: URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

White Center students get free trip to Pacific Science Center thanks to Google

White Center students get free trip to Pacific Science Center thanks to Google

The students participated in an Electron Demo using a Van der Graaf to demonstrate that electrons repel each other. When the Van der Graaf gets charged using static electricity, visitors can touch it... [Read more]

King Conservation District holding streamside property workshop March 25

King Conservation District holding streamside property workshop March 25

The King Conservation District wants to assist homeowners with protecting their property by removing invasive weeds, planting native plants, building wildlife habitat and protecting water quality on their... [Read more]

Mudslide closes Highland Park Way SW in White Center Wednesday

Mudslide closes Highland Park Way SW in White Center Wednesday

A large mudslide has closed Highland Park Way SW between SW Holden Street and W. Marginal Way Wednesday morning, Feb. 15. Several trees have been reported over the roadway, and power was also lost in the... [Read more]

Car crashes into utility pole, causes power outage Sunday morning

Car crashes into utility pole, causes power outage Sunday morning

A power outage was caused by a car crashing into a utility pole, Seattle City Light is reporting. The outage – which occurred at 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 8 – is affecting some 171 customers. City... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see... [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]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

If the transition from summer to fall felt like a comfortable adjustment, then buckle up; because this weekend will make you feel like you stepped into December…in 2006…

FREE White Center ‘Repair Time Fix-it’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 10

FREE White Center ‘Repair Time Fix-it’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 10

Bring your small household items including clothing and we’ll try to repair them or help you fix them! We want to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money. This event is... [Read more]