Tagged with 'Politics'

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]

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]

Geoffrey ‘MacDaddy’ McElroy is the new Unofficial Mayor of White Center!

Geoffrey ‘MacDaddy’ McElroy is the new Unofficial Mayor of White Center!

By Devin Otto Big Picture High School Intern On Saturday night (April 1), the race for Mayor of White Center finally came to an end. In an increasingly fast-paced race, the 5 nominees (previously 6,... [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]

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]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]

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]

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

Washington State Patrol Troopers and King County Elections staff manned the Ballot Box near City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8. King County Elections posted the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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]

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

Event hosts John White and Shelli Park, along with Gov. Jay Inslee. Gov. Jay Inslee held a last-minute fundraiser event at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst Wednesday night, Nov. 2. “$23,000... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to... [Read more]

White Center Heights Teachers, Staff to participate in Black Lives Matter Oct. 19

White Center Heights Teachers, Staff to participate in Black Lives Matter Oct. 19

Upwards of 60 White Center Heights Elementary School staff plan to participate in the Oct. 19 #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school “to address institutionalized... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 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]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[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:] Why I’m voting yes for schools... [Read more]