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Violent White Center Murder Takes One of Our Own

Violent White Center Murder Takes One of Our Own

by Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher www.southkingmedia.com It is with a very heavy, stunned heart that we report the tragic, shocking and sad passing of one of our own – Margaret Ryan, 69, a Writer/Sales... [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…

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

by Ralph Nichols Taxes in North Highline will increase about $140 a year if voters there approve annexation by Burien in the November election – and residents of the now-unincorporated area will see... [Read more]

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

An eleventh-hour challenge to remove annexation of unincorporated North Highline from the November ballot was defeated Monday night (Aug. 6) by the Burien City Council. Council members voted 3-3 on a motion by Councilman Jack Block Jr. to withdraw annexation…

City of Burien Discusses Annexation at its First Public Meeting Thursday Night

City of Burien Discusses Annexation at its First Public Meeting Thursday Night

About 30 residents of unincorporated North Highline were in attendance at the start of the first in a series of informational open houses June 21 on the proposed annexation of this area by Burien. The... [Read more]

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk WWII Veteran John Hauff shares a log book entry to Ralph Nichols “It was a lot of fun until they started shooting at us.” So quipped John Hauff, a World... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG: Should Jerry Robison have Recused Himself from Annexation Vote?

B-TOWN BLOG: Should Jerry Robison have Recused Himself from Annexation Vote?

[Our sister site The B-Town Blog’s Ralph Nichols has begun a three-part series involving Burien City Councilman Gerald Robison, allegations of a conflict of interest, and the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were expected to decide at their April 2 meeting whether to place the proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. An... [Read more]

Sheriff Rahr: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

Sheriff Rahr: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

Sheriff Sue Rahr at a 2010 press conference. Photo by Nicholas Johnson. by Ralph Nichols King County Sheriff Sue Rahr told The B-Town Blog this week she thinks “public safety will improve as we form... [Read more]

UPDATE: Revenue Likely Focus When Burien Council Discuss Annexation Mar. 19

UPDATE: Revenue Likely Focus When Burien Council Discuss Annexation Mar. 19

Screenshot of page 181 from Monday night's Burien City Council packet. Click image to see larger version. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are scheduled to discuss at their meeting Monday,... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Council to Consider Annexation Date at Monday Meeting

BREAKING: Burien Council to Consider Annexation Date at Monday Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are scheduled to discuss at their meeting this coming Monday, March 19, “if and when to act” on a proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline. Should... [Read more]

Assessor Will Hold Community Meeting in Burien Wednesday Night

Assessor Will Hold Community Meeting in Burien Wednesday Night

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara by Ralph Nichols Property in Highline cities “lost a lot of value in this assessment cycle,” King County Assessor Lloyd Hara noted in a recent interview with The White... [Read more]

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield at the press conference announcing her acceptancs of the Highline School District Superintendent job Tuesday, Feb. 28. Story & Photos by Ralph Nichols Saying she is “thrilled and... [Read more]

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio Will Launch Online LIVE Tonight At 6 p.m.!

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio Will Launch Online LIVE Tonight At 6 p.m.!

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Launch Party For ‘SoKing Internet Radio’ Is Wed. Feb. 15th!

SAVE THE DATE: Launch Party For ‘SoKing Internet Radio’ Is Wed. Feb. 15th!

SAVE THE DATE: On Wednesday, Feb. 15th, we’ll be holding a special launch party for SoKing Internet Radio, our new, locally-driven radio station, rockin’ the Tin Theater (at 923 SW 152nd in... [Read more]

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

by Ralph Nichols The King County Library System Board of Trustees voted 4-0 Tuesday night (Nov. 29) to put on temporary hold administration plans to close and consolidate the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]

‘Angry’ Burien Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

‘Angry’ Burien Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and consolidate North... [Read more]

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

King County Library System Director Bill Ptacek wants to close both the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries and build a new one. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are expected to ask King... [Read more]

BREAKING: White Center Libraries To Be Targeted Again By KCLS Board Nov. 29

BREAKING: White Center Libraries To Be Targeted Again By KCLS Board Nov. 29

by Ralph Nichols In late June, the King County Library System Board of Trustees deferred a proposal to consolidate the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries into a new facility (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

White Center Residents Turn Out To Discuss Next Steps In Anti-Gang Efforts

White Center Residents Turn Out To Discuss Next Steps In Anti-Gang Efforts

by Ralph Nichols Law enforcement can do only so much to stop gang activity, U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny A. Durkan noted at a meeting of community residents in White Center Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]