Election Section

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools Students thank community for overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote

Highline Public Schools students have a lot to be thankful for this year – thanks to the community, the school construction bond passed, with a ‘Yes’ vote of nearly 67 percent. “We... [Read more]

Burien’s ballot box ranked #7 in number of returns in all of King County

Burien’s ballot box ranked #7 in number of returns in all of King County

A lot of people are lamenting about low voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election, but residents of Burien should be proud – our ballot box, located near City Hall on SW 152nd Street ranked number seven... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Wednesday (Nov. 9) sent a letter to parents and families of students regarding the ‘divisive and angry campaign season’ we just went... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 34th District GOP Chair thanks supporters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 34th District GOP Chair 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:] Donald Trump provided the nation with... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

King County Elections posted the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s General Election, and here are the early returns for some local issues…

League of Women Voters sponsoring ‘Ballots & Baristas’ event on Tues., Nov. 1

League of Women Voters sponsoring ‘Ballots & Baristas’ event on Tues., Nov. 1

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a nonpartisan, well-informed community conversation about King County ballot measures on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Starbucks located at... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Meet Candidate Pramila Jayapal this Sunday, Oct. 16

Meet Candidate Pramila Jayapal this Sunday, Oct. 16

From Burien resident Toni Lysen: Congressman Jim McDermott is retiring, and all are invited to meet a candidate who is running to succeed him – State Senator Pramila Jayapal – this Sunday, Oct. 16,... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

[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 Council Members, Burien Public Safety... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our nearly nine-year history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools Nov. 8…

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours starting Oct. 10

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours starting Oct. 10

Highline Public Schools wants residents to “learn how aging and crowded schools are impacting students” – they will be holding three Open Houses/School Tours starting Oct. 10. “All... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School Bond

LETTER: Gregory Heights Elementary School Teacher endorses School Bond

[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:] To Whom It May Concern: I began teaching... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

[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:] As a Highline School District teacher,... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS: Normandy Park Police, Fire District leading in 1st round

ELECTION RETURNS: Normandy Park Police, Fire District leading in 1st round

King County Elections released the first round of returns for Tuesday’s (Aug. 2) Primary Election, and here are the early results: City of Normandy Park Proposition No. 1: Yes: 947 67.16% No: 463... [Read more]

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]