funding Section

Sen. Karen Keiser gives update on funding for regional projects

Sen. Karen Keiser gives update on funding for regional projects

Sen. Karen Keiser (D – 33rd District) this week gave the following update in her email newsletter on funding for local projects, several of which are in our area: As we have worked on the budgets... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grants

City of Burien seeking applicants for around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grants

Do you provide arts, culture, or heritage programming for the Burien community? Or are you an artist interested in bringing a new or innovative arts experience to the City of Burien? Burien Arts &... [Read more]

Around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grant funding now available from City of Burien

Around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grant funding now available from City of Burien

Approximately $20,000 in grant funding for Arts & Culture projects is now available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. The... [Read more]

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

The City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications are now available, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 15. The city allocates approximately $20,000 each year for Arts and Culture... [Read more]

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

The City of Burien annually offers Arts & Culture Grant funding, and it’s now accepting applications from individuals, groups and organizations that “provide arts and cultural enrichment... [Read more]

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and an area resident, has stepped up to pile on the majority of funding for an historic local UFO conspiracy movie that will begin filming this... [Read more]

Gov. Gregoire Now Proposes Cutting Annexation Sales Tax Credit By 10 Percent

Gov. Gregoire Now Proposes Cutting Annexation Sales Tax Credit By 10 Percent

by Ralph Nichols Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed $1.7 billion in state budget cuts Nov. 21 – including a 10 percent reduction in the sales tax credit that help Burien and six other cities pay for annexation... [Read more]

BREAKING: Gov. Gregoire Proposes Eliminating Annexation Sales Tax Credit

BREAKING: Gov. Gregoire Proposes Eliminating Annexation Sales Tax Credit

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s proposal to annex the remaining North Highline Unincorporated Area took a major body blow Thursday (Oct. 27). Only time – and anticipated negotiations between city council... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who Is Funding The Candidates For Burien City Council?’

LETTER: ‘Who Is Funding The Candidates For Burien City Council?’

This last Saturday, I and a number of my friends and neighbors received a call from the Affordable Housing Council asking us to vote for Gordon Shaw. Wondering who this group was and where there funding... [Read more]

Councilmembers Voice Concern About Funding If City Annexes North Highline

Councilmembers Voice Concern About Funding If City Annexes North Highline

by Ralph Nichols If Burien is prohibited from using a 10-year state sales tax credit to help pay for capital costs, the city might not annex the North Highline unincorporated area. “This seems like a... [Read more]

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

King County Council Approves Funding To Construct New South Park Bridge

The King County Council announced Monday (March 7) that it had approved legislation detailing the county’s contribution to replace the South Park Bridge with a brand new one, with a projected starting... [Read more]

Ballots For Highline Public School Levy Hit Mailboxes; Take Our Poll

Ballots For Highline Public School Levy Hit Mailboxes; Take Our Poll

Ballots for the Highline Public Schools educational programs levy are landing in local mailboxes this week, with a Feb. 8th return deadline. The only “local” issue on the Feb. 8th Special... [Read more]

South Park Bridge Replacement Fund At 75 Percent

South Park Bridge Replacement Fund At 75 Percent

by Jack Mayne Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin says financing for a new South Park Bridge is 75 percent complete thanks to money promised from the Seattle City Council and other public resources. “In... [Read more]

Local Student Able To Continue Education Thanks To District Trust Fund

Local Student Able To Continue Education Thanks To District Trust Fund

by Rachel M. Lusby Highline High School graduate, Lucas Green, says he did not believe he would get the opportunity to pursue a higher education when he graduated in 2009, that is until teacher Katie Taylor,... [Read more]

REPORT: Seattle Will Not Try To Annex White Center Until At Least 2011

REPORT: Seattle Will Not Try To Annex White Center Until At Least 2011

The Seattle Times is reporting that Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council have decided to delay an annexation of the White Center area until at least 2011 because paying for services there would... [Read more]

Glendale Lutheran School Book Sale Fundraiser Is Feb. 27th

Glendale Lutheran School Book Sale Fundraiser Is Feb. 27th

Burien’s Glendale Lutheran School is holding a book sale fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 27th from 9am to 2pm at their gymnasium at 13455 Second Ave SW. All books will be priced at just 50¢ or less,... [Read more]

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

On Wednesday (Feb. 17th), King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he will vow to continue pursuing federal funding for replacement of the county’s South Park Bridge. Constantine will... [Read more]

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

The Washington State Department of Ecology awarded grants of $50,000 each to four South King County communities that will help them comply with federal regulations regarding toxic runoff from streets and... [Read more]

City Of Burien Offering Utility Tax Relief For Low Income Households; Deadline Is Dec. 8th

City Of Burien Offering Utility Tax Relief For Low Income Households; Deadline Is Dec. 8th

Renewal and enrollment for the City of Burien’s Utility Tax Relief Program for Low Income Households has begun, with an application deadline of Dec. 8th. The program provides some relief to low... [Read more]

Para Los Niños Receives Grant For New Latino Arts Program

Para Los Niños Receives Grant For New Latino Arts Program

by Ralph Nichols Organized just six years ago by a group of Latino parents concerned about the education their children were receiving, Burien-based Para Los Niños today operates three programs in seven... [Read more]

Rally To Save Normandy Park’s Parks Is Sunday, Nov. 1st

Rally To Save Normandy Park’s Parks Is Sunday, Nov. 1st

In Normandy Park, Proposition #1 is aimed at creating a Metropolitan Park District, and, if passed, would take parks “off the chopping block” from closures and budget cuts, and create a revenue... [Read more]

4Culture Awards Grants To Hi-Liners & City Of Burien

4Culture Awards Grants To Hi-Liners & City Of Burien

4Culture, the cultural development agency serving King County, recently announced federal stimulus funding awards totaling $250,000 to preserve jobs at 40 arts and cultural organizations throughout the... [Read more]

City Council Discusses Funding, SW 153rd & Wah Long Crime Reports

City Council Discusses Funding, SW 153rd & Wah Long Crime Reports

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members looked ahead to legislative activity in 2010 during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 14th, giving review to a preliminary list of funding requests they... [Read more]

Hey Artsy Types – Burien Has Around $20K In Grant Money Waiting For You, But You’d Better Act Fast…

Hey Artsy Types – Burien Has Around $20K In Grant Money Waiting For You, But You’d Better Act Fast…

It’s good to know that even in tough economic times, money has been set aside to fund arts in our community. Burien of course, being the arts-centric “new Brooklyn” has around $20,000... [Read more]