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CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! So, on February... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

The 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser – held on Friday, Jan. 29 – welcomed 1,125 visitors, and raised over $19,000 for both the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks. “A huge thank you to all who... [Read more]

Three Tree Montessori holding screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film Thursday

Three Tree Montessori holding screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film Thursday

Three Tree Montessori School will be holding a FREE film screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a 2015 Sundance Film Festival selected documentary, on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School holding Open House Wednesday

REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School holding Open House Wednesday

REMINDER: Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All area families interested in St. Bernadette enrollment are encouraged... [Read more]

Former Burien Mayor to announce candidacy for 7th District seat Wednesday

Former Burien Mayor to announce candidacy for 7th District seat Wednesday

Former Mayor Dr. Arun Jhaveri will be formally declaring his candidacy for the 7th Congressional District seat in the State of WA on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Burien City Hall between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

by Jack Mayne

The man who asked Burien and Des Moines – and most other cities in the state – for every single public record they had, dropped his request all of a sudden via email on Monday…

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

‘Zero Suicide’ conference will be held in Burien on Friday, Feb. 26

‘Zero Suicide’ conference will be held in Burien on Friday, Feb. 26

A ‘Zero Suicide‘ conference will be held at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien on Friday, Feb 26, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This even meets the state requirements for suicide... [Read more]

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local Seniors, one mile at a time…

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local Seniors, one mile at a time…

Volunteer Drivers are needed to help local Seniors – here’s one example: 92-year-old Lavonne Raven can attest to the value of the Volunteer Transportation program, which matches local seniors... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation now collecting dresses for ‘Project PROMise’

Highline Schools Foundation now collecting dresses for ‘Project PROMise’

Photos by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com Project PROMise™ is Highline School’s Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra kicked off their Season this past October with a very successful family concert, and this season – their 29th – they will be featuring local women composers for a special... [Read more]

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

Burien Film Festival (BFF) 2016’s five­-minute short film contest will screen on April 1, in conjunction with the Burien UFO Festival! This year BFF will highlight Burien’s 17 neighborhoods. Movie... [Read more]

Citizens Committee reviews conditions of Highline Public Schools

Citizens Committee reviews conditions of Highline Public Schools

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) got a look at the condition of all district facilities this month, Highline Public Schools announced Friday, Jan. 29. During the Jan. 13 CFAC meeting,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: Advertiser VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital will be holding an Open House this Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Get a “behind-the-scenes”... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

Here’s episode #36 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]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School’s Open House Saturday

REMINDER: Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School’s Open House Saturday

REMINDER: Are you looking for a nearby school which can nurture your child to his or her potential? Advertiser Three Tree Montessori School invites you to visit their upcoming Open House this Saturday,... [Read more]

Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for the City of Burien’s annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award are now open, with a deadline of Feb. 12. Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Contemporary Normandy Park home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Contemporary Normandy Park home

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 – is a lovely contemporary 5-bedroom Normandy Park home... [Read more]

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

What do Skunks, ducks and robots have in common? They all make science, technology, engineering, and math fun! Members of Skunk Works, Aviation High School’s robotics team, have designed a robotics... [Read more]

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

The Burien Police Department removed a deceased body from building #5 at The Heights at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Police said that “no crime is involved in this death... [Read more]

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

The annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES Animal Control will be this Saturday night, Jan. 30 at the Burien Elks Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be appetizers, n0-host... [Read more]

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

The Great International Backyard Bird Count for 2016 and the Burien Birdfest will be Feb. 12-15, and Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998 with just 500 participants has grown into an... [Read more]

Enjoy the cool sounds of ‘Rat City Brass’ at BAT’s Valentine’s Concert Feb. 14

Enjoy the cool sounds of ‘Rat City Brass’ at BAT’s Valentine’s Concert Feb. 14

On Sunday, Feb. 14, enjoy the irresistible 21st-century musical stylings of the Rat City Brass while indulging in chocolate and champagne, beer or wine at Burien Actors Theatre’s Valentine’s Fundraiser... [Read more]

Mixed media, encaustic paintings featured in February at Burien Arts Gallery

Mixed media, encaustic paintings featured in February at Burien Arts Gallery

Laura Van Horne’s mixed media paintings and Corrie LaVelle’s encaustic paintings are featured in February at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Laura and Corrie during the Opening Reception on Friday,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ annual report is now online

Highline Public Schools’ annual report is now online

Highline Public Schools has published an online version of its Annual Report to the Community that puts a sharper focus on student progress. You can access the results here: http://annualreport.highlineschools.org “The... [Read more]