Tagged with 'Politics'

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Local candidates throw hats into ring for 34th District State Senate seat

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some local names... [Read more]

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

Metro seeking comments on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for H Line

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in the White Center/Burien area to improve... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 1

Next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 1

The next North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting will be this Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. On the agenda this week is King County Libraries, Highline Schools, Seola Pond Restoration... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]