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CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will,... [Read more]

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

FREE Master Gardener Clinics start soon, and will continue Saturdays at Furney’s Nursery and Wednesdays at the Burien Library. “Get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper... [Read more]

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines are being investigated, Public Health – Seattle and King County reported on Saturday,... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning... [Read more]

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School in Burien are trying to raise $10,500 to purchase new computers for the school, and they’ve created a GoFundMe page…

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com by Olivia Fuller UW News Lab The Burien community decked out in aluminum helmets and Men in Black suits for the third annual Burien UFO Festival on Wednesday night (April... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Around 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, a power outage hit the Burien/Normandy Park area served by Puget Sound Energy, affecting over 1800 customers, including Sylvester Middle School. Cause of the outage... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April: “Science with Dr. Tom” Squid Dissection Sunday, April 12th: 10:30 AM—12:00 PM Toddler Time Every Wednesday April... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern So I come in for work today (Tuesday, March 31) and before I can even put my purse down Scott asks frantically “Didn’t you get... [Read more]

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

All are invited to Lakeview Park at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day and also acknowledge the City of Burien’s 14th year as a member of Tree City USA. A... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

On Thursday, March 19, the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be conducting live fire training at a house located 10635 4th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center between the hours of 7 a.m.... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek This last weekend I took a mini-vacation to Vancouver BC, and was unable to... [Read more]

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, Feb. 20, with help from folks at the Environmental Science Center (ESC), the City of Burien, AVID students from Highline High... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The final Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, located at 14700 6th Avenue... [Read more]

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

BTB Contributor Guy Harper sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken during sunset Saturday night, March 7, of which he said: “I’ve never been to the top of Mt Rainier, but now I feel as... [Read more]

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School will be hosting its 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 8, a math contest for students in grades four through eight. This will be their sixth year hosting... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove), located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March: Environmental Talk Marine Mammal Mania! with Jamie Woodward MaST Center Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Sunday, March... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

The City of Burien announced last week that it will be implementing a new intersection improvement project on SW 148th Street. Work will be done to the intersections of 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living and Memory Village announced that Dr. James Buttitta will be its new Medical Director of Memory Village. Dr. Buttitta graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers are needed to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSKA) for a beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20, from Noon-3 p.m. Meet at the Coral... [Read more]