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Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Community members and families are invited to grab their work gloves and help Highline High School students spruce up their school at the ‘Pirate Pride Spring Clean-Up Event’ on Friday, May... [Read more]

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [Read more]

Burien Man shot and killed by police in Seahurst early Wednesday morning

Burien Man shot and killed by police in Seahurst early Wednesday morning

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning (May 4, 2016), a 39-year old Burien Man was shot and killed by a King County Sheriff’s Deputy after he pointed a rifle at police at the end of a pursuit.... [Read more]

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

By Jack Mayne Despite a plethora of letters and pressure, the Burien City Council said nothing Monday night on when it will make a decision of extending the CARES animal contract or shifting to King County... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Washington Filmworks at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: Washington Filmworks at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour is this TUESDAY night, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Room Bar & Theater, and will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Schools Foundation delivers its Project PROMise

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Schools Foundation delivers its Project PROMise

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC Player Darwin Jones featured as April #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders FC forward Darwin Jones – who went to school in the Highline area – is featured in this month’s #HighlineAlum social media campaign. Jones is a 2010 graduate of Mount Rainier High... [Read more]

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Early Friday morning (April 29), and with the assistance of eight different agencies, Burien Police detectives served search and arrest warrants on eight residences throughout King and Pierce... [Read more]

Local residents’ first feature-length film ‘Paralytic’ will premiere at SIFF

Local residents’ first feature-length film ‘Paralytic’ will premiere at SIFF

Local residents David S. Hogan and wife Angela DiMarco have just produced their first feature-length film, called ‘Paralytic’ – take a look: The film will premiere at the 2016 Seattle... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their four Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles in Burien, which will likely cause numerous maintenance power outages. Crews will work in an area bordered by... [Read more]

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]

Burien citizens mostly satisfied with city government; no light rail for the city

Burien citizens mostly satisfied with city government; no light rail for the city

By Jack Mayne Burien residents in a semiannual survey say they are concerned about crime and education, but are satisfied at how their city government is performing, with eight out of 10 people surveyed... [Read more]

Rich Lindros will Manage the Highline Bears this year; opening game is May 28!

Rich Lindros will Manage the Highline Bears this year; opening game is May 28!

The Highline Bears announced that they have hired Rich Lindros as their 2016 Manager. Lindros will be taking over the duties from Todd Coughlin, who had signed on for one year as the Bears inaugural... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this burglary suspect (click images to see larger versions): Police say that he is wanted for questioning in a burglary... [Read more]

Be sure to ‘GiveBIG’ and help our local non-profits on Tuesday, May 3

Be sure to ‘GiveBIG’ and help our local non-profits on Tuesday, May 3

The Seattle Foundation’s 6th annual day of giving fundraiser event – ‘GiveBIG,’ coming May 3, 2016 – is expected to provide a big boost to 1,600 area nonprofits, several of which support... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, May 3 – will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy... [Read more]

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

Photos & Story by Scott Schaefer UPDATE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016: The City of Burien said Wednesday (April 20) that the cause of the sinkhole on SW 136th – which resulted in the road being... [Read more]

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on 4/24/16 with corrected information about the Evergreen pool. By Jack Mayne After weeks of wrangling over adding money for Burien’s human services, the Burien... [Read more]