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Moody’s upgrades City of Burien’s credit rating to Aa3

Moody’s upgrades City of Burien’s credit rating to Aa3

Late last week, Moody’s Investor Services released a report upgrading the City of Burien’s credit rating from A1 to Aa3. The upgrade was given “due to the City’s robust reserves, strong liquidity,... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

First-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship awarded to Osmat Shamdeen of Mt. Rainier High

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra receives $10,000 ‘Challenge America’ NEA grant

Northwest Symphony Orchestra receives $10,000 ‘Challenge America’ NEA grant

Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of the NEA’s 2016 ‘Challenge America’ award. In its... [Read more]

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved changes midway into its two-year financial plan and budget over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz Monday night. At the Dec. 7 Burien Council meeting, councilmembers... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Foundation gets grant for low-income cancer patients

Highline Medical Center Foundation gets grant for low-income cancer patients

The Muckleshoot Charity Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Highline Medical Center Foundation to help low-income patients and their families dealing with the challenges of cancer treatment. “Fighting... [Read more]

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

by Jack Mayne Once controversial, the CARES Animal Control agency told the Burien City Council they now handle all calls about cats where once they did not, and one Councilmember said they “have done... [Read more]

Moshier Art Center receives $10,000 grant from King County

Moshier Art Center receives $10,000 grant from King County

Burien’s Moshier Art Center will receive a $10,000 grant from King County to help maintain its building and preserve the arts and heritage. Moshier is one of several projects in Tukwila, Burien,... [Read more]

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

by Jack Mayne Updating Burien’s biennial budget halfway through drew attempts to slash the budget for city police and to increase the cost of living increase for Burien city workers. After two and a... [Read more]

Burien City Council considers 1 percent increase in 2016 property taxes

Burien City Council considers 1 percent increase in 2016 property taxes

by Jack Mayne Even though the financial outlook for Burien is improving along with the state’s economy, a 1 percent increase of resident’s property taxes was given initial consideration by the Burien... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $25,000 in grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards $25,000 in grants

After holding two of its largest public fundraisers – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – Highline Schools Foundation will be distributing $25,000 in funds to schools…

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.: Analysis by Jack Mayne For the past few years, Burien’s City Council elections have been a bit more contentious with two sides (or... [Read more]

Discover Burien is ‘Making Burien Awesome’ with new Student Scholarship

Discover Burien is ‘Making Burien Awesome’ with new Student Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of its members, and an organizational partnership with the Burien/White Center Rotary Club, Discover Burien announced that it has established a new scholarship to help students... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

Burien’s Arts & Culture funding is on an annual application cycle and is available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. Applications... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne Spending money is always of great concern to Burien taxpayers, especially when the city simply does not have a lot of available... [Read more]

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 25) announced that applications are now open for a $1,250 scholarship, available to Senior high school students living within the city limits: The Association of... [Read more]

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

The Highline Public Schools School Board is inviting community members, families and staff to attend a work session on the district’s budget, set for Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Marvista Elementary School... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Financial Services!

Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Financial Services!

Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Investment Services – located at 655 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re giving them a platform to share their... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [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]