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Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

The Highline School Board announced that it has officially approved a three-year contract with Highline teachers at Wednesday night’s (Sept. 2) school board meeting. The contract was ratified by Highline... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre party on Sept. 19 will feature pianist David Templeton

Burien Actors Theatre party on Sept. 19 will feature pianist David Templeton

Listen to the beautiful music of internationally renowned pianist David Templeton (pictured above), plus fabulous food, drink and theatrical performances at Burien Actors Theatre’s Gala Party &... [Read more]

Contractor to repair defective work at new Fire Station for Dec. 1 completion

Contractor to repair defective work at new Fire Station for Dec. 1 completion

The new Fire Station, located at 900 SW 146th Street, has sat empty for over three years. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Fire District No. 2 announced Thursday (Sept. 3) that they have “finally... [Read more]

Local Scouts go on ‘life-changing summer trek’ through New Mexico wilderness

Local Scouts go on ‘life-changing summer trek’ through New Mexico wilderness

Photos courtesy Boy Scout Troop #360 A crew of six teenage Scouts and their leaders from local Boy Scout Troop 360 went on a “life-changing summer trek” through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Tired of Worrying? Looking for Peace and Direction? Discover how prayer can make a difference

Tired of Worrying? Looking for Peace and Direction? Discover how prayer can make a difference

From Advertiser Christian Science Church, located at 233 S. 156th Street in Burien: Tired of Worrying? Looking for Peace and Direction? Discover how prayer can make a difference! People everywhere are... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for  St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12

Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for  St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12

What rhymes with “plate“? Why, “Fete” of course! That is if you’re in England and talking about any of the thousands of charming “Village Fetes” that occur all... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Highline Medical Center on Sept. 8

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Highline Medical Center on Sept. 8

Volunteer humans are needed for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Highline Medical Center’s Somers Auditorium. Hours will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood center has been faced with the usual... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ at Seahurst Sept. 12

Volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ at Seahurst Sept. 12

Volunteers are needed to join Environmental Science Center staff & friends at Seahurst Beach in Burien on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – Noon for the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. “Turn... [Read more]

UPDATE: SW Chamber’s Sept. 23 ‘Meet the Candidates’ now open to the public

UPDATE: SW Chamber’s Sept. 23 ‘Meet the Candidates’ now open to the public

UPDATE: The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, will now be open to the public, and *not* just chamber members as previously announced. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post El Dorado West hosting Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for fire victims Thursday

El Dorado West hosting Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for fire victims Thursday

In light of the recent fires in eastern Washington, Village Concepts’ retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state are coming together to show their support for the cause through... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Our 11-year old Photographer shoots the Mariners!

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Our 11-year old Photographer shoots the Mariners!

[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]

Sponsored Post New ownership making changes at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

New ownership making changes at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club

Big changes have been happening at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club – new Owner Glenn Dahmer has assumed control, there’s a new General Manager, and improvements are being made. Tom Carter, HAC’s... [Read more]

Longtime resident Margie Gibb has passed away

Longtime resident Margie Gibb has passed away

Longtime resident Margie Gibb passed away suddenly last Friday night, Aug. 28. “Margie was one of the founding board members of Discover Burien, a regular volunteer at our Farmers Market, and we... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Boulevard Park Place Retirement’s Bee Club is buzzing with activity

Boulevard Park Place Retirement’s Bee Club is buzzing with activity

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community’s Bee Club is buzzing with activity; here’s an update: The Field of Bees Helping Hands Project took 39 pounds of produced grown and harvested... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation offers more grants to Teachers and Programs

Highline Schools Foundation offers more grants to Teachers and Programs

The Highline Schools Foundation announced more grants this year to Highline Public School teachers, including $10,000 to one school or program through their Impact Grant, funded in part by Alaska... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery presents four talented printmakers in September

Burien Arts Gallery presents four talented printmakers in September

Four talented printmakers – Betsy Best, Sam Hamrick, Theresa Neinas and Chris Rollins – will display their work Sept. 2 thought Oct. 3 at the Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Come meet... [Read more]

Vintage Films add new dimension to the Highline Classic Jazz Festival Sept. 19

Vintage Films add new dimension to the Highline Classic Jazz Festival Sept. 19

Vintage Jazz Films will add new a dimension to the 7th annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 11 p.m. This year’s fest will be a “Jazz... [Read more]

Northeast Burien gets redevelopment boost with $5 million federal grant

Northeast Burien gets redevelopment boost with $5 million federal grant

by Jack Mayne The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $5 million grant to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to redevelop and create 732,000 square feet of air cargo-related warehouse space... [Read more]

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to speak at Burien Rotary Thursday

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to speak at Burien Rotary Thursday

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s monthly lunch this Thursday, starting at Noon at Angelo’s Restaurant. Rotarians are inviting... [Read more]

Windstorm kills 10-year old Burien girl in Federal Way Saturday

Windstorm kills 10-year old Burien girl in Federal Way Saturday

A 10-year old Burien girl – Samara J. Iereneo – was tragically killed during Saturday’s windstorm while playing outside at a friend’s home in Federal Way. Samara was playing with other children... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Rue’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Rue’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE: A neighbor just found ‘Rue’ a few blocks from her home at Gregory Heights Elementary. “She’s home safe. We just moved into the neighborhood and are truly thankful for all... [Read more]

Recycling Event will be held at Criminal Justice Center Saturday, Sept. 19

Recycling Event will be held at Criminal Justice Center Saturday, Sept. 19

A Recycling Collection Event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition, a Rain Barrel, Compost, and Worm Bin Sale will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

When Saturday’s windstorm hit, not only was resident Elston Hill out and about, but so were several brave kiteboarders, who were sailing off the shores of Burien. “At almost exactly Noon Saturday... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 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]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re beginning a dramatic change in the Northwest this weekend. An abrupt... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 – is a well-kept Blakely Manor rambler! This home is in move-in... [Read more]

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police are seeking Kevin M. Vaughn, a suspect in the Thursday morning shooting in Tukwila. He has the word “HATRED” tattooed above his forehead. Two men on motorcycles shot at police as they... [Read more]