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Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Proudly in its 97th year, the city of Burien’s 4th of July Independence day parade – sponsored by PCC Community Markets and Yarington Funeral Home – is the oldest and one of the best attended in... [Read more]

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [Read more]

King County & King County Library System collaborate on new TV program

King County & King County Library System collaborate on new TV program

More than 1.4 million King County residents will discover all the ways that the King County Library System (KCLS) serves them with the launch of a new cable television program, “King County Reads,”... [Read more]

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

On Thursday, April 19, a third-grade class at Beverly Park Elementary in Burien celebrated National 9-1-1 Education Month by taking a course that may help them save a life. The course was a follow-up... [Read more]

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students – as well as educators and other school employees – will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony, to be held May 3 at... [Read more]

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

King County’s E-911 Program Office is asking parents and caregivers a simple question this April: Does your child know how to call 9-1-1? To find out how prepared the average nine-year-old is to... [Read more]

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in Burien to improve safety, bus speed and reliability. The RapidRide H Line... [Read more]

King County creates Immigrant and Refugee Commission

King County creates Immigrant and Refugee Commission

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday (Feb. 27) signed legislation passed by the King County Council to create an Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body committed to upholding the... [Read more]

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

By Jack Mayne Burien property taxes are going up more than 18 percent this year, but don’t blame the Burien city government – blame the Washington Legislature for approving the new school financing... [Read more]

REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: King County Metro will be holding the next in its series of Open Houses on Route 120 TONIGHT – Wednesday, Jan. 10 – at the Burien Community Center. The free, open event will run from 5 –... [Read more]

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this week that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Earth Day Repair Fair coming to White Center on Saturday, April 22

Earth Day Repair Fair coming to White Center on Saturday, April 22

A special Earth Day Repair Fair will be held at the White Center Community Center gym at Steve Cox Memorial Park on Saturday, April 22. Bring your small household items, including clothing! This event... [Read more]

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Lake to Sound Trail segment will be Friday

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Lake to Sound Trail segment will be Friday

All are invited to join King County, City of SeaTac and Burien leaders at a celebration of the completion of the first segment along the Lake to Sound Trail in Burien this Friday, March 10. This new trail... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Deadline for South King County Small Grant Applications extended

Deadline for South King County Small Grant Applications extended

The deadline for a small grant application for minor capital improvements or programs to encourage bicycling, walking, or transit use in South King County has been extended to Jan. 31, 2017.  Eligible... [Read more]

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle and King County issued a warning that an outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas... [Read more]

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

Equipped with shovels, gloves, and 350 plants, more than 40 students from the Waskowitz Environmental Leaders School (WELS) in Burien spent Nov. 21 replanting one mile of the bank of the Cedar River... [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]

King County holds 9-1-1 All Star Event featuring mascot ‘Emery’

King County holds 9-1-1 All Star Event featuring mascot ‘Emery’

Photos courtesy King County One out of every five King County residents are born in another country, with more than 170 languages spoken in schools. Due to language and cultural barriers, some residents... [Read more]

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Volunteer... [Read more]

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on our site site The White Center... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ by county for waste prevention & recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ by county for waste prevention & recycling

King County’s Solid Waste Division announced that 112 local companies have been named to the 2016 Tenth Annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list, including four businesses... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (June 16) ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Cayce A. DiTullio by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4 in Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]