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VIDEOS: Recognize this vandal? He smashed windows at a business Saturday

VIDEOS: Recognize this vandal? He smashed windows at a business Saturday

On Saturday morning, May 21, a vandal caused $4–$5,000 worth of damage to the Color Printing Systems building at 15106 10th Ave SW near Olde Burien. A male suspect smashed several windows in the building, as... [Read more]

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

Sean Bouffiou of King County, along with Debra George of CARES at Monday night’s Burien City Council study session. By Jack Mayne It was virtually “a pep rally for CARES” at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[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]

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

Photo courtesy Kent Fire RFA A 15-year old Burien girl is under arrest – and has been booked into the Youth Services Center for Vehicular Assault – after a crash in SeaTac Monday night (May 23) that... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

Highline Public Schools released this video, showing students, alums, staff, and other volunteers helping to paint, weed, landscape and clean Highline High School on Friday, May 20: “The support... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of Puget Sound showing some nice puffy clouds over Vashon and Blake Island on Saturday morning (May 21) shot from the hills above Three Tree... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High Pirates Track, Soccer, Baseball & Softball

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High Pirates Track, Soccer, Baseball & Softball

[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]

PHOTOS: Police search for ‘felony suspect’ near Lakewood Park Friday night

PHOTOS: Police search for ‘felony suspect’ near Lakewood Park Friday night

Deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office, including Burien Police and K-9, spent several hours Friday night (May 20) searching the Lakewood Park area for what a law enforcement source described... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 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: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

Rendering shows what the completed new Pillar Properties apartment (on the left) and Merrill Gardens senior housing will look like when completed. Developers behind the new Merrill Gardens Senior Housing... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients honored Wednesday night

The 2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients were honored at Wednesday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting at Bow Lake Elementary: Each student received a certificate of recognition... [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]

17-year old boy shot in chest in Burien early Thursday morning

17-year old boy shot in chest in Burien early Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 17-year old male in the chest early Thursday morning (May 19) near an apartment complex in Burien. The victim was rushed to Harborview... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s 2016 Opening Day is Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, with the popular ‘Food Truck-In’ featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run... [Read more]

Application submitted to open city’s 2nd recreational pot shop on Ambaum

Application submitted to open city’s 2nd recreational pot shop on Ambaum

The City of Burien on Wednesday announced that Ekalo Teklehaimanot, of Living Well Enterprises, LLC, has applied to open a state-licensed Recreational Marijuana Retail Store at 17730 Ambaum Blvd. South... [Read more]

Film acting workshop, film contest at Burien Film Office Happy Hour June 7

Film acting workshop, film contest at Burien Film Office Happy Hour June 7

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, June 7 – will feature presentations on a local film acting workshop, as well as an upcoming... [Read more]

Police pursuit of carjacking suspect ends in crash in Burien Tuesday night

Police pursuit of carjacking suspect ends in crash in Burien Tuesday night

UPDATE: This post was revised at 9:45 p.m. 5/17/16 with the correct location: The Burien Police Department is reporting that a pursuit of a carjacking suspect ended in a crash at S. 136th Street and 4th... [Read more]

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

By Jack Mayne The smell of jet fuel and fallout pollution from Sea-Tac Airport led the Burien Council to approve a resolution asking the Port of Seattle to provide help with the impacts on the city of... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ FREE concert series starts July 7

SAVE THE DATES: Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ FREE concert series starts July 7

The City of Burien on Monday released its 2016 ‘Music In The Park’ schedule, and some of the highlights include opening night on July 7 with Gypsy Jazz from Pearl Django and closing with old school... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboats frolic off Burien’s shoreline Saturday

PHOTOS: Sailboats frolic off Burien’s shoreline Saturday

Residents Elston Hill and Gregory Rehmke braved the overcast, soggy weather on Saturday, May 14 to photograph the Seattle Yacht Club’s second race in the Tri Island Series – from Vashon to Shilshole... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 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]

Recognize these 2 young men? They stole a golf cart from Boulevard Park Place

Recognize these 2 young men? They stole a golf cart from Boulevard Park Place

A golf cart was stolen from Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community on Wednesday night, May 11, and owners suspect it was by the two young men pictured in the surveillance photo above. “We have... [Read more]