Election Section

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 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]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

The Highline School Board will vote at its July 20 meeting on whether to place a new bond on the November ballot. “The bond reflects the recommendation of a community-led committee and would fund... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [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 Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, is running for the 7th Congressional District seat. “I feel inspired to lead, using my scientific knowledge for the good of our global community,” says Dr.... [Read more]

Discover Burien elects/re-elects five Board Members at annual meeting

Discover Burien elects/re-elects five Board Members at annual meeting

Discover Burien welcomed two new members, as well as three returning members to serve on the board at their Annual Membership meeting, held on Wednesday May 11 at Revelle Hall at Navos. Each board member... [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]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former area resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Photographer rallies with Bernie Sanders at Safeco Field

PHOTOS: Local Photographer rallies with Bernie Sanders at Safeco Field

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday, March 25, and local Photographer Daniel Poiree was there, along with around 15,000 other supporters. “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

Burien residents were out in force at the Democratic Caucuses Saturday morning (March 26), and here are some pics. First, at Seahurst Elementary, Maureen Hoffmann took these photos (click images to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

From resident Rebecca Dare comes this update: Hi, Neighbors. The Democratic Presidential Caucus will convene at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning March 26, to vote for Presidential candidates, accept resolutions... [Read more]

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Washington State Caucuses will be this Saturday, Feb. 20 & Saturday, Mar. 26

Presidential Caucuses for Washington State will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20 (for Republicans), and March 26 for Democrats. To vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary, you must be a registered voter in... [Read more]

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

From left to right: King County District Court Judge Mark Eide, councilmembers Austin Bell, Bob Edgar, Lucy Krakowiak, and King County District Court Judge David Christi. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Councilmembers... [Read more]

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

The upcoming election holds great promise for the political cartoonist, and here’s your chance to meet one – Milt Priggee will be a SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. for a FREE event... [Read more]

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien Voter, Friends and Neighbors, It... [Read more]

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with correct results at 7:34 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2015: King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 24) issued the final, certified results for the Nov. 3 General Election,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

Looks like Austin Bell has all but wrapped up the horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 – as he is now ahead by 173 votes over Darla Green in the latest results, issued on Thursday, Nov.... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Holli Giffin sends note of thanks

LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Holli Giffin sends note of thanks

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien Friends, Neighbors, and Residents: I’d... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

The horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 appears to be going to Austin Bell, who – as of the latest results on Nov. 10 at 3:51 p.m. – is pulling away down the stretch against opponent... [Read more]