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King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday (Feb. 12) directed Metro to restore most of its bus service and shift operations to snow routes starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. This will allow Metro to switch... [Read more]

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

King County Metro Transit released the following update on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: Due to heavy overnight snowfall and dangerous roadway conditions across the region, King County Metro will operate only... [Read more]

New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

King County District Court and the City of Burien announced this week that they are collaborating to implement a “community court” in Burien, with the first gavel set to drop on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The... [Read more]

You can now text emergencies to 9-1-1 in King County

You can now text emergencies to 9-1-1 in King County

Starting Thursday, Dec. 20, 9-1-1 call centers in all King County cities and unincorporated areas – including Burien – can accept texts from those who are unable to call during an emergency. Text-to-9-1-1... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Burien will see an increased focus on reducing gang violence and creating greater access to community services as part of the $11.7 billion 2019-2020 County Budget unanimously adopted by the King County... [Read more]

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County announced Monday (Oct. 22) that a water sample collected on Friday, Oct. 19 from Lake Burien had concentrations of the algal toxin microcystin that were above the State Department of Health... [Read more]

Dan the Sausageman nominated for county’s 2018 ‘Small Business of the Year’

Dan the Sausageman nominated for county’s 2018 ‘Small Business of the Year’

Burien business Dan the Sausageman was nominated for the King County’s Executive’s Small Business of the Year for 2018. As if being named “Small Business of the Year” for Washington... [Read more]

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced in Burien Tuesday (Sept. 11) that his 2019-2020 budget proposal includes $3.1 million to expand Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to three King County... [Read more]

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]