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Loud planes and a new biennial budget at Monday Burien City Council meeting

Loud planes and a new biennial budget at Monday Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne A new budget with thoughts of tax increases and the invasion of low flying and noisy turbojet planes were featured at the special meeting of the Burien City Council Monday night. The meeting... [Read more]

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy Kate Bysheim. On Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at around 7:20 a.m., Burien Police responded to an accident near SW 148th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below),... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center will be holding a ‘New England Clam Bake’ fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst. This... [Read more]

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on our site site The White Center... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 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]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

Photos courtesy Washington State Patrol Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste handed over his title to Carlos, 10, and Angel, 11, Callejas on Thursday (Aug. 18) as part of the Washington State Criminal... [Read more]

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

By Jack Mayne A huge new cold storage facility will be completed in Burien in a few months, following the earlier $4.5 million sale of 14 acres of city-owned land in the Northeast Redevelopment Area. Bridge... [Read more]

Burien Church holding free Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27

Burien Church holding free Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27

Burien Church will be holding a FREE Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “A perfect summer event for the whole family!” Food Face paitning Games Sno-cones Espresso Live... [Read more]

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised with updated information on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016: The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss... [Read more]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House: New Townhouse!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a new, 4-bedroom townhouse that offers a spacious open concept floor... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Slurry Seal in Gregory Heights, other areas starts Aug. 23

CONSTRUCTION: Slurry Seal in Gregory Heights, other areas starts Aug. 23

The City of Burien announced Thursday (Aug. 18) that Slurry Seal work will begin in the Gregory Heights and southeast areas of Burien on Tuesday morning, Aug. 23. Here’s more from the city’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FLASH SALE: Two weeks only at TL Sea Diving – discover diving and SAVE!

FLASH SALE: Two weeks only at TL Sea Diving – discover diving and SAVE!

The underwater world awaits, but these deals won’t – Advertiser TL Sea Diving announces a special two-week flash sale. Call now to register for their Open Water course and save $50.00 off the course... [Read more]

‘Party on the Point’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 10 in Three Tree Point

‘Party on the Point’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 10 in Three Tree Point

A fundraiser called ‘Party on the Point’ will be held at a private residence in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 10. This event will include live music by Kyle... [Read more]

Multi-family Garage Sale for Highline Schools Foundation will be Sat., Aug. 27

Multi-family Garage Sale for Highline Schools Foundation will be Sat., Aug. 27

A multi-family Garage Sale – to benefit the Highline Schools Foundation – will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple. The Temple located at 519 S.... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

A teen member of a Department of Ecology cleanup crew made a very interesting discovery while working on the SR 509 freeway in Burien Monday morning, Aug. 15. They found a World War I-era rifle! But don’t... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery featuring Artist Sue Kraft; opening reception Fri., Sept. 2

Burien Arts Gallery featuring Artist Sue Kraft; opening reception Fri., Sept. 2

The Burien Arts Gallery will be featuring work from Artist Sue Kraft, with a solo exhibition of her recent paintings. An Artist’s Reception is set for Friday, Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m., at the gallery,... [Read more]

Des Moines Memorial on-ramp to SR 518 will be closed this weekend

Des Moines Memorial on-ramp to SR 518 will be closed this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers in Burien and SeaTac who use Des Moines Memorial Drive to access eastbound SR 518 that they should plan ahead for a full closure of the on-ramp this weekend, Aug. 19-22. Port... [Read more]

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DAL Law Firm: What is a Revocable Living Trust?

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Business photograph designed by Pressfoto – Freepik.com What is a Revocable Living Trust? DAL Law can help you in creating the estate plan which is right for you with... [Read more]