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PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s lucky episode #13 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]

REMINDER: FREE Shakespeare in the Park at Dottie Harper Park Saturday

REMINDER: FREE Shakespeare in the Park at Dottie Harper Park Saturday

Burien Arts Association’s FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing” will be this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street), from 7 –... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears end home season with win over Honkers

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears end home season with win over Honkers

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s ‘Boiling Point’ will be Saturday, Aug. 8

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s ‘Boiling Point’ will be Saturday, Aug. 8

You’re invited to attend Discover Burien’s first annual ‘Boiling Point’ seafood boil and “fun”draiser, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 on the beach of Seahurst Park, located at 1600... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Blue Angels’ dramatic practice flights take off from Boeing Field

PHOTOS: Blue Angels’ dramatic practice flights take off from Boeing Field

The Blue Angels have been taking off this week – just a stone’s throw from Burien – at Boeing Field, and resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline went out Thursday morning (July 30) and took... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ FREE Family Fun Run Scavenger Hunt Race will be Aug. 13

Burien Parks’ FREE Family Fun Run Scavenger Hunt Race will be Aug. 13

Burien Parks will be holding a FREE Scavenger Hunt-style Family Fun Run for runners and walkers of all ages, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. “Get ready because the 60-minute dash starts... [Read more]

Northwest Mural Masters will be creating live Art in Burien this weekend

Northwest Mural Masters will be creating live Art in Burien this weekend

A group of Artists will be presenting a weekend of live art this coming Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2 at the ‘Art Alley” located behind SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. The event... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

Resident Elston Hill (along with his wife Jackline) spent Tuesday morning (July 28) on the tarmac at Boeing Field, where they captured some great photos of the fundraiser Plane Pull competition between... [Read more]

Here’s what to expect at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Here’s what to expect at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Discover Burien – along with their Seasoned Chefs – will be welcoming guest Chef Heidi Pomeroy to the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday (July 30), along with an outdoor yoga class from Bikram Yoga. Pomeroy... [Read more]

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

A house fire in Burien on Tuesday (July 28) has left a Burien family homeless, and they’re in need of help. The blaze seriously damaged the interior of a home in the 12900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Screengrab of the City of Burien’s Executive Order No. 2015-2, aka the ‘Trespass Warning/Exclusion Notice.’ by Jack Mayne Violators of the newly-passed Burien city ordinance that allows... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

Our friends from the city want to remind our Readers that there will be two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week: Wednesday, July 29: world music/acapella with “Abrace” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abr%C3%A1ce/117949546247)... [Read more]

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th annual ‘Walk for the Women’ – a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House – will be Saturday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair. Hospitality House,... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery presents ‘Deciduous Sky’ exhibit in August

Burien Arts Gallery presents ‘Deciduous Sky’ exhibit in August

“Olive Grove” by Julie Devine. ​”Verbascum” by Julie Devine. “Deciduous Sky” is the title of Burien Arts Gallery’s August exhibit featuring landscape artist Julie... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 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]

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

WABI Burien’s Maureen Hoffmann sent us this pic, showing the new crane over downtown Burien – including Eric Dickman and Maggie Larrick of Burien Actors Theatre – at the Farmers Market on Thursday: The... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote and donation info on Friday, July 24, 2015. Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23. The Burien Arts Gallery... [Read more]

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

by Jack Mayne What was intended to be a simple discussion of how the Burien City Council wanted to spend $55,000 on how to provide care for homeless people in the city turned into a marathon battle filled... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

City Manager Kamuron Gurol gives some kids a spin on the new playground equipment. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday (July 22), City of Burien leadership – along with officials from... [Read more]

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” from 7 – 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park. Bring your... [Read more]

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

by Jack Mayne The old trespass law is gone, but there is a new one to take its place despite the sustained efforts of Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. Police Chief Scott Kimerer also told Councilmembers... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car near SW 128th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday night (July 18) around 10:30 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.   Police say that a Hispanic... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015. The project... [Read more]

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

Here’s episode #11 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]

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51 The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by... [Read more]

‘Obliteride’ cancer fundraiser will be rolling through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

‘Obliteride’ cancer fundraiser will be rolling through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, there will be a stream of 140-160 Obliteride cyclists rolling through Burien as they ride to raise funds for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride is more than a bike ride.... [Read more]