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Be sure to ‘GiveBIG’ and help our local non-profits on Tuesday, May 3

Be sure to ‘GiveBIG’ and help our local non-profits on Tuesday, May 3

The Seattle Foundation’s 6th annual day of giving fundraiser event – ‘GiveBIG,’ coming May 3, 2016 – is expected to provide a big boost to 1,600 area nonprofits, several of which support... [Read more]

Orchestra of Flight holding dinner and fundraising concert on Sunday, May 15

Orchestra of Flight holding dinner and fundraising concert on Sunday, May 15

The Orchestra of Flight – a community orchestra based in White Center – will hold its annual fundraising event at Mt. View Presbyterian Church in White Center on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 5 p.m.... [Read more]

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

A fire that started in the kitchen of a house near SW 134th and 2nd Ave SW in Burien early Friday morning (April 22) sent an occupant to Harborview Medical Center with “significant” injuries... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Burien Family Chiropractic, now offering complimentary 30-min. massage

Welcome Burien Family Chiropractic, now offering complimentary 30-min. massage

Are you ready to get out and enjoy spring, but nagging aches and pains are holding you back? Good news! Dr. Kevin Manchester, and Dr. Jaclyn Delong at Burien Family Chiropractic can get you back in the... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates tennis, soccer, baseball & track

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, May 3 – will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy... [Read more]

New CHI Franciscan office building will ‘soft open’ on Monday, April 25

New CHI Franciscan office building will ‘soft open’ on Monday, April 25

CHI Franciscan (an Advertiser) will be doing a soft opening of their brand new Medical Pavilion – Highline, a 48,000 square foot, $27 million facility on Monday, April 25. The newly-constructed building... [Read more]

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #48 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 Learn to Spring Clean without Toxins at Advertiser Three Tree Wellness Center

Learn to Spring Clean without Toxins at Advertiser Three Tree Wellness Center

We’re celebrating 5 years of Three Tree Wellness Center in Burien! The Three Tree Wellness Family would like to thank you for 5 wonderful years in the heart of Burien!   We look forward to... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

Next Highline Public Schools Bond will be ‘Community Driven’ according to district

“The community is driving the next bond placed on the ballot for Highline Public Schools,” the district announced this week. Forty community members have spent the last ten months studying... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: The Bite Sandwich Company looking to hire part-time employees

JOBS: The Bite Sandwich Company looking to hire part-time employees

Join the team at Burien’s newest neighborhood sandwich shop – The Bite Sandwich Company is your spot for delicious sandwiches featuring house-roasted meats, fresh local bread, homemade sauces and more!... [Read more]

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s ‘April Pools Day’ is this Saturday, April 23. They’re holding a FREE Community Water Safety Event from 12:30-2:30 p.m., where they will be raffling off a free... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Delightful, charming 5-BD Seahurst home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Delightful, charming 5-BD Seahurst home

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY, is a delightfully charming, surprisingly spacious 5-bedroom, 2.75 bath Seahurst... [Read more]

COUPON: Last 2 weekends to get $5 Off Burien Actors Theatre’s <i>The Letters</i>

COUPON: Last 2 weekends to get $5 Off Burien Actors Theatre’s The Letters

There are just six performances of Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘The Letters’ (read our full review here) left over the next two weekends: Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at... [Read more]

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

On Friday, April 8, at around 2:45 a.m. Leticia Herrera’s sister was watching TV and heard her car leaving, so she looked out the window and saw the car drive off. “She called me immediately... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Woodcarvers will be featured at April 28 Normandy Park Art Gallery Reception

Woodcarvers will be featured at April 28 Normandy Park Art Gallery Reception

This month’s Champagne Reception at Normandy Park Art Gallery will launch an all-new exhibit, including works from Artist United artists Tracy LeMoine, Marta Crestwell, Loraine Stowe, Renee Klaus and... [Read more]

Want to help promote the Arts in Burien? Here’s how YOU can…

Want to help promote the Arts in Burien? Here’s how YOU can…

Do you care about the Arts in Burien and the Greater Highline area? Are you interested in becoming more involved in promoting the Arts? If so, the Burien Arts Association invites you to an Open House/Salon... [Read more]

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two area schools earn Washington Achievement Awards for Math Growth

Two Highline Public schools have been honored with the 2015 Washington Achievement Awards (WAA) for Math Growth – Hazel Valley Elementary and White Center Heights. The honor is the state’s highest... [Read more]

Highline Premier FC tryouts begin April 27

Highline Premier FC tryouts begin April 27

Develop And Play With The Best Highline Soccer Association’s advanced development club, Highline Premier FC, will be hosting the 2016-17 tryouts this April through May for Girls born 2008-1998... [Read more]

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

Photos & Story by Scott Schaefer UPDATE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016: The City of Burien said Wednesday (April 20) that the cause of the sinkhole on SW 136th – which resulted in the road being... [Read more]

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on 4/24/16 with corrected information about the Evergreen pool. By Jack Mayne After weeks of wrangling over adding money for Burien’s human services, the Burien... [Read more]

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled... [Read more]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [Read more]