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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]

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

On Monday, Dec. 12, the King County Council will recognize and honor the White Center PAL Boxing Club for its 2nd place performance at the National Jr. Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada this summer.  The... [Read more]

Steve Cox Memorial Park will receive $3.3 million in funding for renovation

Steve Cox Memorial Park will receive $3.3 million in funding for renovation

Photo courtesy King County Parks. White Center’s Steve Cox Memorial Park will be receiving a $3.3 million renovation following its inclusion in King County’s 2017-2018 Biennial Budget, the council... [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]

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Dear King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]

King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production

King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production

At Monday’s meeting (July 25), the King County Council voted to approve legislation refining existing land use regulations concerning the growth, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated... [Read more]

King County Council to act on pot regulations at meeting on Monday

King County Council to act on pot regulations at meeting on Monday

The King County Council announced that it will take action on pot regulations at its meeting on Monday, July 25. As we previously reported, numerous residents in unincorporated areas – including in and... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]

White Center will get its own Ballot Box at the new King County Library branch

White Center will get its own Ballot Box at the new King County Library branch

The King County Council announced Monday that White Center will get its own Ballot Box, to be installed at the new King County Library, being built at 1409 SW 107th Street. This is one of 43 new ballot... [Read more]

King County Council votes to rename Lakewood Park as ‘Dick Thurnau Park’

King County Council votes to rename Lakewood Park as ‘Dick Thurnau Park’

On Monday (Oct. 12), the King County Council unanimously voted to adopt the renaming of White Center’s Lakewood Park to Dick Thurnau Park. “Thurnau was an activist, amateur historian and a... [Read more]

King County Council recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week, WestSide Baby

King County Council recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week, WestSide Baby

Nancy Woodland (l) of WestSide Baby and Eastside Baby Corner’s Renee Zimmerman (r) hold the recognition they received from the Metropolitan King County Council. The Council declared Sept. 28-Oct. 4 as... [Read more]

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Working with several community groups, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott is proposing an ordinance that would rename White Center’s Lakewood Park in honor of its longtime advocate, the late... [Read more]

Rep. Joe McDermott Releases Statement On Signing Of Marriage Equality Act

Rep. Joe McDermott Releases Statement On Signing Of Marriage Equality Act

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who represents the White Center area, released this statement Monday (Feb. 13) after witnessing Washington Governor Christine Gregoire sign into law... [Read more]

Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee

Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee

King County Councilman Joe McDermott was selected by the King County Council as chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. McDermott, whose District 8 includes North Highline and Burien, will... [Read more]

The B-Town Blog’s King County Council Candidates Forum Is TONIGHT!

The B-Town Blog’s King County Council Candidates Forum Is TONIGHT!

REMINDER: The next Candidates Forum (sponsored by our sister site The B-Town Blog) focusing on the King County Council, is TONIGHT (Tuesday, Aug. 2nd) at 8 p.m. at the ERAC building in Burien! This one... [Read more]

King County Council Agrees To ‘New Model’ For Unincorporated Areas

King County Council Agrees To ‘New Model’ For Unincorporated Areas

On Monday (July 11), the King County Council agreed to a “new model” for unincorporated communities in the county, which includes a large area around White Center/North Highline. “The... [Read more]

Diana Toledo: Eliminate Arts & Culture, 4Culture; Put $ Into Public Schools

Diana Toledo: Eliminate Arts & Culture, 4Culture; Put $ Into Public Schools

On Sunday (June 26th), King County Council candidate Diana Toledo released a letter calling upon Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and County Executive Dow Constantine to “dissolve the Seattle Office of... [Read more]

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott ‘Dismayed’ at Library Board

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott ‘Dismayed’ at Library Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott written to the Board of Trustees of the King County Library System, in response to KCLS’ apparent... [Read more]

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

The King County Council announced Monday (March 7) that it had approved legislation detailing the county’s contribution to replace the South Park Bridge with a brand new one, with a projected starting... [Read more]