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Give Blood and browse the Farmers Market on Thursday, June 30

Give Blood and browse the Farmers Market on Thursday, June 30

Volunteers are needed for a Blood Drive on Thursday (June 30), with the added bonus of being able to browse the Farmers Market before or afterwards. Here are the details: WHERE: Burien City Hall (Multipurpose... [Read more]

Registration for 2016 Highline Soccer Club Fall Soccer Season is open NOW

Registration for 2016 Highline Soccer Club Fall Soccer Season is open NOW

Registration for the 2016 Highline Soccer Club’s Fall Soccer Season is open NOW! Player registration must be completed online by the player’s parent or legal guardian. To register, visit their website and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

Courtesy residents Elston Hill and Stan Milkowski, below are some great photos taken this week of some beautiful Bald Eagles as hey cruise, battle crows, and eat breakfast in Burien. First, from Elston... [Read more]

PODCAST: Inquest into police shooting; beaches closed; weekend weather, more

PODCAST: Inquest into police shooting; beaches closed; weekend weather, more

Here’s episode #56 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]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer As we first reported last May, the new restaurant/sports bar ‘The Point Liquor & Eats’ has taken over – and seriously renovated – the old Mick... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Ex-City Manager Mike Martin at a 2009 Burien City Council meeting. By Jack Mayne Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin is under investigation in Lynden, Whatcom County, after three female department heads... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ will be Thursday, July 21

Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ will be Thursday, July 21

Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night will be Thursday, July 21! Looking for your next great adventure – how about Scuba Diving? Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night on Thursday, July... [Read more]

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Saturday

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Saturday

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast always serves as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival, and it will again this Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the NEW Burien Fire Station... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (June 16) ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Cayce A. DiTullio by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4 in Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 3-BD Rambler with Lot A Beach Rights!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 3-BD Rambler with Lot A Beach Rights!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a 3-bedroom Rambler in the Manhattan neighborhood of Burien. This... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous residents (including us!) are warning of recent telephone scams where bad-acting fraudsters are posing as IRS agents and actually threatening... [Read more]

Mixed-media Artist Kathy Constantine spotlighted in July at Burien Arts Gallery

Mixed-media Artist Kathy Constantine spotlighted in July at Burien Arts Gallery

Works by mixed-media artist Kathy Constantine will be featured in July at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Kathy at the Opening Reception on Friday, July 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 826 SW... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears lose exciting game to South Sound Sox

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears lose exciting game to South Sound Sox

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

‘Strawberry Jam’ Breakdance Battle will be Saturday at Wild Strawberry Festival

‘Strawberry Jam’ Breakdance Battle will be Saturday at Wild Strawberry Festival

The ‘Strawberry Jam’ Breakdance Battle will be held at Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 18, from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Town Square Stage. These “battles”... [Read more]

Sierra Club South King County’s Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be Saturday

Sierra Club South King County’s Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be Saturday

The Sierra Club South King County Group’s Summer Kickoff Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be this Saturday June 18, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Seahurst Park Environmental Science Center... [Read more]

Pulitzer Prize winning photo presented to Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.

Pulitzer Prize winning photo presented to Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.

On Tuesday, June 14, Photographer Jerry Gay presented Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Chief Mike Marrs with 100 copies of his classic Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken on Three Tree Point in... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Angelo’s raises ~$10,000 for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier

FOLLOWUP: Angelo’s raises ~$10,000 for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier

Last week, Angelo’s of Burien held a fundraiser and raffle to help their employee Lorenzo and his 7-year old Xavier, both seriously injured in a horrific car crash on May 23. Organizers told The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Tin Room Bar & Theater’s FREE Wine Tasting will be Thursday, June 16

Tin Room Bar & Theater’s FREE Wine Tasting will be Thursday, June 16

VISIT ITALY AT OUR JUNE WINE TASTING Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Tin Theater 


SCALABRONE Rose’ Bolgheri DOC 2015 
Brilliant peony pink in color, this wine shows... [Read more]

Kennedy president backs away from blaming city for blocking football facility

Kennedy president backs away from blaming city for blocking football facility

By Jack Mayne The president of Kennedy Catholic High School has backed away from his earlier comments in a letter to all of the school’s parents and others that officials at the City of Burien had... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing, elderly woman last seen in Burien has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing, elderly woman last seen in Burien has been FOUND

UPDATE JUNE 15, 2016 9:15 a.m.: UPDATE TO MISSING: Mrs. Terada has been found thanks for all the help — KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) June 15, 2016 PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Arts, entertainment, car show & more at Wild Strawberry Festival this weekend!

Arts, entertainment, car show & more at Wild Strawberry Festival this weekend!

Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival is coming up at Town Square Park this weekend – Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19! The festival – along with the Father’s Day Car Show – attracts... [Read more]