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CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Track vs Hazen by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline High Track vs Hazen by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night

The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]

Burien/SeaTac 2015 ‘Music in the Park’ Summer concert schedules released

Burien/SeaTac 2015 ‘Music in the Park’ Summer concert schedules released

Summer is just around the corner – can you feel/smell/taste it yet? One sure indicator – aside from the increasing pollen count – is that the City of Burien announced the lineup for its FREE 2015... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will,... [Read more]

Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)

@btownblog April fools joke gone bad! pic.twitter.com/ZceLCfoVv5 — Andrea Gansz (@Agansz) April 12, 2015 The prop flying saucer that was set up on the roof of the Tin Room Bar & Theater for the... [Read more]

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

by Marlaina Lieberg On March 16, 2015, I began to see downtown Burien through very different eyes. That is the day my new Guide Dogs for the Blind guide, Nisha, arrived. Typically, the blind handler goes... [Read more]

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

With a May 15 filing deadline just over a month away, four people have filed to run for three open seats on the Burien City Council so far: Austin Bell Holli Giffin Lucy Krakowiak* Joey Martinez *incumbent... [Read more]

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

Highline School Board to appoint Chung (Joe) Van as new member April 15

The Highline School Board is scheduled to appoint a new member – Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac – on Wednesday, April 15, during a special meeting. Van is a finalist for the vacant Director District 3... [Read more]

Help the Highline Bears bring Semi-Pro Baseball back to the local community

Help the Highline Bears bring Semi-Pro Baseball back to the local community

The Highline Bears Baseball Organization is a new expansion team in the Pacific International League (PIL), and they’re trying to raise money to kick-off a first season at Steve Cox Memorial Park... [Read more]

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle Commission Co-President, cuts the ribbon with Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. Click image to see animation of the ribbon cutting. Photos by Scott Schaefer The City of Burien, in... [Read more]

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Story by Jack Mayne Photos & Video by Michael Brunk Whether you are for or against Burien’s so-called “Trespass Ordinances,” it seems it will become the debate that never ends, with... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline Public School officials anticipate placing a new construction bond issue on the ballot next year, superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently... [Read more]

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and sponsored by Recology CleanScapes. From... [Read more]

‘Buy local, buy handmade’ Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 2

‘Buy local, buy handmade’ Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 2

The Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th in Burien. Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

Hi-Liners’ ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ opens Friday, May 1

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre 2015 DownStage Center Spring Show ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’ will open on Friday, May 1 at the Renton Civic Theatre. About the Show: While... [Read more]

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Contractor crews for WSDOT will repair this stretch of southbound SR 509 in Burien in summer 2015. Here you can see large cracks in the highway. Following the pavement project, drivers will notice a smoother... [Read more]

Burien Police Officer, local furniture store give 9-year old needy girl new bed

Burien Police Officer, local furniture store give 9-year old needy girl new bed

The Burien Police Department shared this great story on their Facebook page: Last week one of our officers responded to check the welfare of a 9-year old girl. Child Protective Services was also involved... [Read more]

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School in Burien are trying to raise $10,500 to purchase new computers for the school, and they’ve created a GoFundMe page…

VIDEOS: Inaugural Burien Film Festival kicks off with 10 original short films

VIDEOS: Inaugural Burien Film Festival kicks off with 10 original short films

The inaugural Burien Film Festival (BFF) kicked off at the 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival on Wednesday night, April 1, showcasing 10 original short films shot in the city and utilizing local businesses. The... [Read more]

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

Screenshot of the City of Burien’s new Film Office web page. The City of Burien this week created a new Film Office, with its mission stated as “supporting and promoting Burien’s local... [Read more]

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com by Olivia Fuller UW News Lab The Burien community decked out in aluminum helmets and Men in Black suits for the third annual Burien UFO Festival on Wednesday night (April... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help finding burglary suspects

King County Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help finding burglary suspects

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying these two men, suspected of several burglaries in Boulevard Park: Police say they stole over $10,000, and are asking... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession seeking Art

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession seeking Art

Call for Artists: Organizers of Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession are seeking Art for the upcoming Sept. 12 event at Dottie Harper Park. Artists are invited to submit... [Read more]

Exciting & diverse art from three Artists at Burien Arts Gallery in April

Exciting & diverse art from three Artists at Burien Arts Gallery in April

“NARRATING EARTH” APRIL 2 – MAY 3, 2015 The BURIEN ARTS GALLERY is proud to present an exciting and diverse collection of work by artists Lin McJunkin, Ann Vandervelde, and Anne McDuffie during... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern So I come in for work today (Tuesday, March 31) and before I can even put my purse down Scott asks frantically “Didn’t you get... [Read more]