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Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer wandered out to take a few photos of a smoke-tinted sunset when some neighbors alerted him to some Orca whales swimming past Burien’s Three Tree Point on Friday night,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 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]

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. REMINDER: The 7th annual “Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival” is this SATURDAY, Aug. 27, at Des Moines Beach Park. The event will... [Read more]

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines is growing

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines is growing

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A large group of Pokémon Go players congregate in the crowded marina parking lot and pier around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2016 (click image to see larger version).... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Three Tree Point Lane will be closed Aug. 29-Jan. 25

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Three Tree Point Lane will be closed Aug. 29-Jan. 25

The City of Burien announced on Thursday, Aug. 25, that Three Tree Point Lane (map below) will be closed for a sewer lift station upgrade project, starting Aug. 29 and continuing weekdays to Jan. 25. 2017: CONSTRUCTION... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre looking for additional Trustees; here’s how to join

Burien Actors Theatre looking for additional Trustees; here’s how to join

Burien Actors Theatre is looking for additional Trustees; here’s a note from our friends at BAT: BAT is just about to start its 37th season of better live theater. This is a great time to join this... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House: 3-BD in Boulevard Park

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House: 3-BD in Boulevard Park

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this FRIDAY, Aug. 26 and SUNDAY, Aug. 28 – is a 3-bedroom home nestled in the quaint and convenient... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]

Southwest Little League holding Family Yard Sale this weekend

Southwest Little League holding Family Yard Sale this weekend

The Southwest Little League will be holding a Family Yard Sale this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 & 28.  Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3522 SW 102nd Street in Arbor... [Read more]

Loud planes and a new biennial budget at Monday Burien City Council meeting

Loud planes and a new biennial budget at Monday Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne A new budget with thoughts of tax increases and the invasion of low flying and noisy turbojet planes were featured at the special meeting of the Burien City Council Monday night. The meeting... [Read more]

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy Kate Bysheim. On Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at around 7:20 a.m., Burien Police responded to an accident near SW 148th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below),... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake is Oct. 1

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center will be holding a ‘New England Clam Bake’ fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst. This... [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]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 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]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

Photos courtesy Washington State Patrol Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste handed over his title to Carlos, 10, and Angel, 11, Callejas on Thursday (Aug. 18) as part of the Washington State Criminal... [Read more]

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

By Jack Mayne A huge new cold storage facility will be completed in Burien in a few months, following the earlier $4.5 million sale of 14 acres of city-owned land in the Northeast Redevelopment Area. Bridge... [Read more]

Burien Church holding free Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27

Burien Church holding free Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27

Burien Church will be holding a FREE Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “A perfect summer event for the whole family!” Food Face paitning Games Sno-cones Espresso Live... [Read more]

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised with updated information on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016: The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House: New Townhouse!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House: New Townhouse!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a new, 4-bedroom townhouse that offers a spacious open concept floor... [Read more]

7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival concert will be Saturday, Aug. 27

7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival concert will be Saturday, Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Grab your sunscreen, dust off those dancin’ shoes and get ready – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival at Des Moines Beach Park is... [Read more]