Science Section

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]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

Burn Ban issued for unincorporated areas of King County

Burn Ban issued for unincorporated areas of King County

The King County Fire Marshal on Friday (Aug. 19) issued a burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county to prevent wildfires during the hot, dry conditions. In addition, the National Weather Service... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Well it doesn’t really look like July out there anymore, and considering... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! The question on everyone’s minds is probably... [Read more]

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

On Thursday (April 14), students from White Center Heights Elementary School helped kick off the ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign at White Center Heights Park. At the event, King County Executive... [Read more]

Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic will be this Saturday, April 9

Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic will be this Saturday, April 9

Loving this aweome weather? Out in the yard and have questions? Master Gardeners have answers! Visit the Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic at McLendon’s Hardware, 10210 16th Ave SW, from 10... [Read more]