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PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Two months after its grand opening, Advertiser Blissful Knead hosted local business owners and organizations at a Discover Burien After Hours Networking Event on May 20. Attendees enjoyed food from... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Gril Scout Troop #44039 with Ray Helms. Girl Scout Troop #44039 – a Brownie troop with girls ages 7-9 – elected to donate $200 from their cookie sales proceeds to the Burien CARES animal shelter. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub

VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub

From our sister site The White Center Blog: If you’ve passed by the old McMurphy’s Pub near where north Burien meets White Center (11069 16th Ave SW), you may have noticed some very stylistic painting... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Click images to see larger versions. by Jack Mayne That vacant land north of Burien City Hall and south of SW 150th Street will soon be humming with construction noise, digging equipment, and arriving... [Read more]

Burien’s Jaclyn Seifert vying for title of Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

Burien’s Jaclyn Seifert vying for title of Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

Jaclyn Seifert, 15, of Burien, will be among 26 young women competing in the Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’ (MWOTeen) competition, the “little sister” to Miss Washington and Miss... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

Burien Parks released a new promo video for the 2015 Wild Strawberry Festival, coming to Town Square Park the weekend of June 20-21: Don’t miss this year’s Wild Strawberry Festival, on Saturday,... [Read more]

Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball returns to the Highline Community May 30

Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball returns to the Highline Community May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

At center, Reinhard Heydrich of the SS (Christopher Rodriguez) faces off with Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart (Jim Rogers) at far left in “Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock,” written by Jim Snowden and playing... [Read more]

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 10 Last Friday, May 8, 2015, Highline took on Tyee and Evergreen in the Highline District Track Meet... [Read more]

South County’s Ken Rogers and Marion Yoshino file for Port of Seattle race

South County’s Ken Rogers and Marion Yoshino file for Port of Seattle race

Ken Rogers, left, and Marion Yoshino by Jack Mayne Two South King County residents have filed for election to the Port of Seattle Commission Position 5 to replace incumbent Commissioner Bill Bryant, who... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

You may have noticed that, around May 1, Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub – at 435 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien – closed very quietly, signage was removed, and paper was put up, blocking the windows. A... [Read more]

ChoralSounds Northwest’s 30th Anniversary Concert will be May 16 & 17

ChoralSounds Northwest’s 30th Anniversary Concert will be May 16 & 17

ChoralSounds Northwest Encore! 30th Anniversary Concert will be held Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien! Here are the details: WHAT: ChoralSounds Northwest Encore!... [Read more]

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

by Jack Mayne Burien was added to a Seattle University study of laws affecting the homeless because of the city’s passage of ordinances 606 and 621, the study said upon its release Wednesday (May 6). The... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Faith Jackson, who is now cancer-free. Jasmine Kettler, who will soon shave her head bald. Highline High School Teacher Jasmine Kettler (pictured above) will be shaving her head bald to celebrate her student’s... [Read more]

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Photos by Brooks Schaefer The Burien Police Department is reporting that they pulled over a stolen car and arrested two occupants for possession of stolen property on Tuesday afternoon, May 5. The incident... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

by Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer told the Burien City Council Monday night (May 4) that a new schedule intended to double the number of officers on the streets twice each day should start by July... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone, traveling to Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living, located at 2805 S. 125th Street. Getting... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet our newest Columnist, 13-year old Cass Huff!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet our newest Columnist, 13-year old Cass Huff!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our latest columnist… by Cass Huff My name is Cassidy Huff and I will... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: The Burien Police Department is reporting that the felony suspect that we posted about last Wednesday (April 29), has been found and arrested: Police say he was wanted as a suspect for stealing... [Read more]

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

From left to right, Sam Goldstein (Randall Brammer) and John Kelly (Byron Patten) passionately discuss sports versus academics in the comedy-drama “The Study Group,” which explores friendship among... [Read more]