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EDITORIAL: Some vocal residents not happy at idea of Seattle annexation

EDITORIAL: Some vocal residents not happy at idea of Seattle annexation

[CLICK THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON TO LISTEN:] http://whitecenterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TheMayneProblem-WCAnnexation.mp3 by Jack Mayne The northern half of the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

AUDIO/VIDEO: Raw audio/video from Seattle’s annexation public meeting

AUDIO/VIDEO: Raw audio/video from Seattle’s annexation public meeting

Kenny Pittman (pictured above) conducted a public meeting on the City of Seattle’s proposed annexation of White Center at Dubsea Coffee Thursday (March 17), and we’ve got the full, raw audio. It... [Read more]

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; White Center annexation, more…

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; White Center annexation, more…

Here’s episode #41 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]

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County Yesler Building, Room 240 400 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 (206) 477-0633  TTY: 711 CITY OF SEATTLE DUWAMISH AREA ANNEXATION... [Read more]

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County Yesler Building, Room 240 400 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 (206) 477-0633  TTY: 711 CITY OF SEATTLE DUWAMISH AREA ANNEXATION... [Read more]

Burien City Council dumps any possible North Highline annexation

Burien City Council dumps any possible North Highline annexation

by Jack Mayne Probably the last possible avenue to any thought of Burien annexing White Center and North Boulevard Park was shut down by a one-vote margin at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night. The... [Read more]

Seattle Council OKs resolution on possible North Highline annexation

Seattle Council OKs resolution on possible North Highline annexation

by Jack Mayne The Seattle City Council quickly and unanimously approved on Monday (Dec. 15) a so-called “placeholder” resolution that could result in a vote by residents of the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Burien’s Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Burien’s Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Elections certified the final results of the Nov. 6, 2012 general election Tuesday (Nov. 27). One interesting anecdote is that there was a +129.5% increase in voter turnout for the 2012 Area... [Read more]

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement Thursday (Nov. 8) regarding the defeat of proposed annexations in North Highline/White Center and West Hill: “We acknowledge... [Read more]

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

UPDATE: It looks like Burien’s proposed annexation of White Center will be soundly defeated, as the second round of results released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 7) show... [Read more]

EARLY RESULTS: Burien’s Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

EARLY RESULTS: Burien’s Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election (Nov. 6), have been released, and the early tally shows that Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline/White Center is losing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

To the Editor: What new taxes, franchise fees and user fees will Area Y/ White Center residents, residential property owners and business owners have to pay to be part of Burien? What are the new taxes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

As responsible White Center business owners, we support annexation to Burien. Burien does not have a problem with vandalism, open alcohol, drug dealing, or prostitution in its commercial district, and... [Read more]

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

Barbara Dobkin is reporting that “many of the Pro Annexation signs that were posted on wire stands throughout North Highline have gone missing. Now signs are showing up with industrial staples attached... [Read more]

Burien’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

Burien’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

The City of Burien’s next – and final – Annexation Informational Session will be this Thursday night, Oct. 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Cascade Middle School’s cafeteria, located at 11212... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

Dear B-Town Blog: The October 4, 2012 supposed informational forum sponsored by the NHUAC, struck me as a political rally put on by the King County Executive’s Office to promote the annexation on Area... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

White Center Blog: At the White Center and B-Town Blog-sponsored public debate last Tuesday, October 2, Burien City Council member Jerry Robison stated that “if White Center does not vote to go to... [Read more]

POLL: How Will YOU Vote On Burien’s Proposed Annexation of White Center?

POLL: How Will YOU Vote On Burien’s Proposed Annexation of White Center?

You’ve been to the forums, you’ve heard both sides of the issue…and now, we’d like to see how YOU are planning on voting on Burien’s proposed annexation of the rest of White... [Read more]

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

An overflow audience crowded into the meeting room at the North Highline Fire Department headquarters station Thursday evening (Oct. 4) to hear details about the proposed unincorporated area annexation by Burien…

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

Hi B-Town Blog, There are many concerns I have about the upcoming possible annexation of White Center to Burien. I will focus on only 3 concerns: We are all going to have to pay more taxes for this annexation.... [Read more]