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Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting... [Read more]

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears sock it to the Seattle Studs

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears sock it to the Seattle Studs

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Featured House: Charm and History in Burien

Berkshire Hathaway Featured House: Charm and History in Burien

From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Charm and History In Burien! I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that our own “little” Burien is one of the top 10 growing cities... [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 B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]

Local Girl Scouts make homemade ‘Survival Kits’ for Burien Police Officers

Local Girl Scouts make homemade ‘Survival Kits’ for Burien Police Officers

Local Girl Scout Troop #46548 surprised the Burien Police Department Tuesday morning (July 26), by dropping off several homemade “Survival Kits” for officers! “We had a visit from Girl... [Read more]

Sponsored Post How to compare Seattle moving companies for long distance trips

How to compare Seattle moving companies for long distance trips

From Advertiser Puget Sound Moving: Planning for your move makes for an exciting time. Especially when it comes to long distance residential moves, the idea of starting a new life in a faraway place is... [Read more]

JOB: Make a difference in someone’s life – become a 9-1-1 Operator

JOB: Make a difference in someone’s life – become a 9-1-1 Operator

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life and your community the King County Sheriff’s Office may have the career for you – they are accepting applications for 9-1-1 Communication Specialists.  This... [Read more]

Pac Highway Chargers youth football team seeking new players

Pac Highway Chargers youth football team seeking new players

The Pac Highway Chargers are a youth football organization with four teams, and they’re seeking new players: Pee wees 6-7 89er 8-9 Jr 10-11 Sr 12-13-14 (not in high school) This organization is... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 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]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears extract 5-2 revenge against the Honkers

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears extract 5-2 revenge against the Honkers

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Hard-to-find Rambler next to Renton park!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Hard-to-find Rambler next to Renton park!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SUNDAY – is a great, hard-to-find Rambler located next to a Renton Park! Much attention has been... [Read more]

UPDATE: First pitch for Highline Bears weekend games moved up to 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: First pitch for Highline Bears weekend games moved up to 5:30 p.m.

Due to complications with power line maintenance inside Steve Cox Memorial Park there will be no electricity inside the stadium – therefore the first pitch for this weekend’s Highline Bears games... [Read more]

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Burien Trophy looking to hire production and customer service assistant

JOB: Burien Trophy looking to hire production and customer service assistant

Advertiser Burien Trophy Awards & Engraving, an awards and engraving shop providing top notch awards since 1967, supplies the following job listing: We are currently looking to fill a part-time (seasonal... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re starting off the day to a stormy start as an upper level low popped... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair at Sea-Tac Airport on Tues., July 26

JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair at Sea-Tac Airport on Tues., July 26

HMSHOST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AT SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT JULY 26! Multiple opportunities available! Interview directly with hiring managers! WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

The ‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ group will be holding a kick-off event to celebrate the district’s Nov. 8 bond this Saturday, July 23. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on the front... [Read more]

Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is asking the Burien City Council to vacate all the streets in the part of the Northeast Redevelopment Area that it plans to develop. The property is bordered by South... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Steamy Summer nights are tastier at Endolyne Joe’s celebrating Georgia, USA

Steamy Summer nights are tastier at Endolyne Joe’s celebrating Georgia, USA

Too hot to cook? Go to Joe’s…where they’ve cooked up a festival menu perfect for summer’s longer days and higher temps. The Great state of Georgia USA is the inspiration for classic... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Please donate to WestSide Baby’s Diaper Drive to help local babies in need

Please donate to WestSide Baby’s Diaper Drive to help local babies in need

Did you know that a month’s supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month, and diapers aren’t covered by Food Stamps…? Through July 2016, local non-profit WestSide Baby is holding its 16th... [Read more]