Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week.

With a letter from the Superintendent to families, as well as a resolution passed by the school board Wednesday night (Jan. 18), district leaders are making it clear that Highline is more committed than ever to ensuring that students feel safe, welcome, and respected at school.

Handmade posters are appearing in many Highline schools expressing to all students that they belong and are loved. Teachers at a number of schools have planned a special welcome to students and families as they arrive at school this week with signs and banners and greetings. Local PTAs pitched in to help. A Day of Welcoming was being planned for these Highline schools: Mount Rainier, Highline, Evergreen, Beverly Park, Hilltop, Valley View, Marvista, Cedarhurst, Mount View, Midway, Madrona, and Shorewood.

The actions are a response to students expressing fear following campaign rhetoric targeting immigrants and refugees.

“We are committed to our promise of knowing each of our students by name, strength, and need, as well as protecting, advocating for, and valuing our students equally no matter their race, language or ethnicity,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

If you follow Highline Public Schools on Facebook and Twitter, you probably noticed a social media campaign from the district affirming the values of equity, respect, and inclusion.

Here’s the full text, preceded by a letter from Superintendent Susan Enfield:

Dear Families, 

We in Highline pride ourselves on the diversity of our community, believing that the rich cultures and languages of our students and families are not only an asset, but also an integral part of our shared identity and experience.  As the Highline Community, we share in the commitment to engage in respectful, productive, and bipartisan civic engagement and communication in a safe and inclusive space. 

Highline is committed to ensuring that our students feel safe, welcomed and respected at school.  This means we will continue to intervene when we see or hear offensive, bigoted words and actions. We are committed to our promise of knowing each of our students by name, strength and need, as well as protecting, advocating for and valuing our students equally no matter their race, language or ethnicity.  To support this work, our School Board recently passed the attached Resolution in support of serving each of our students in an equitable and inclusive environment.

Highline students are brilliant, beautiful and brimming with promise and we recognize that they need our protection, advocacy and reassurance now more than ever. 

We are Highline–all of us.  


Here’s the resolution:



A RESOLUTION of the Board of Directors of the Highline School District No. 401, King County, Washington, supporting the Highline Public Schools commitment to serve all students in an equitable and inclusive environment.

WHEREAS, the primary responsibility of Highline Public Schools is to ensure that every student is known by name, strength and need and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship; and

WHEREAS, the diversity of our students is an asset that makes each classroom, each school, and the district overall stronger, more innovative, and more focused on the world beyond our walls; and

WHEREAS, we are committed to maintaining safe and healthy environments conducive to learning, where each student thrives, regardless of their background, language, race, sexual orientation, status, or other characteristics; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors recognizes that encouraging, inclusive and respectful environments, where students know they are safe, nurtured, welcomed, respected, and included, help students achieve their potential and allow them to be successful; and

WHEREAS, we are committed to maintaining school communities where all students, families, and staff are safe, respected and valued, and where students can engage in the learning process without fear of bullying, harassment, or intimidation; and

WHEREAS, equity and social justice are cornerstone values for our district, and we are committed to the enhancement and continuous improvement of learning environments that communicate the acceptance, worth, and importance of each student; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is committed to governing the district through a lens of equity and social justice and to developing and maintaining structures throughout the district that support this lens, including in hiring decisions, professional development, and course and lesson development.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of Highline School District No. 401 proclaims our district as united against hate and discrimination, and united with our students, families and staff who seek to foster equity in every aspect of their lives.  The Board of Directors and Superintendent commit to model and enforce the values in this resolution, and ask each staff member to join in this commitment to our students.

ADOPTED this 18 day of January, 2017.

Highline School District No. 401

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center.

The Port of Seattle’s Flight Corridor Safety Program and Replanting Plan replaces over-height trees with native, low-growing trees and shrubs in Sea-Tac Airport’s flight corridor. In late 2016, the Port Commission, responding to community concerns, voted to modify the program, approving work on select Port properties while calling for more community engagement before determining the removal and replanting approach for trees on Port property near South 200th Street.

This week, invasive vegetation, tree removal work and site preparation work will occur on Port property on the airfield’s west-side, with replanting to occur in the coming months.

The February 1 open house will be another opportunity for the public to hear about current work and modifications to the program that replaces over-height trees in the Sea-Tac Airport flight corridor with native, lower-growing trees and shrubs.

Port staff will update participants:

  • Seek public input on removal and replanting approaches for specific Port-owned properties along South 200th Street,
  • Provide updates on replanting and removal work under way on other Port-owned properties and,
  • Share information about the Port’s Airport Communities Ecology Fund to invest in environmental projects and programs in the airport communities.

WHAT: Port of Seattle Flight Safety Corridor Update Open House

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA.  map link

WHO: Port of Seattle Flight Corridor Safety Program project staff

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions on the program, visit the project webpage here or visit www.portseattle.org/safecorridor.

The SeaTac Community Center is located at 13735 24th Ave. S. in SeaTac:

You may have heard that there’s a new spot to satisfy cravings and whet your whistle just at the end of SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. But you may not know that Classic Eats is destined to become Burien’s favorite Happy Hour…all day, everyday!

Local owners and Burien natives Hector and Anthony proudly invite you to make a convenient slip to the right into the cozy bar area as you enter, and pull up a stool. You’ll find a delicious selection of savories for just $5.00, including BBQ Wings, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, or gourmet Portobello Sliders; or try the Poblano Chicken or Clam Chowder with Garlic bread for just $4.00. You can enjoy a beer from their generous selection of bottles and draft favorites, or one of their cocktail specials. We hear the Strawberry Martini is a true crowd pleaser and the Prickly Pear Margarita certainly sounds intriguing.

Classic Eats is inspired by Burien’s small town American feel and golden age icons, like the classic cars that line the streets of Olde Burien every Father’s Day, BUT with a modern extra touch. From the large portraits of Hollywood and rock and roll royalty (hint: Audrey, Elvis and more) playfully blowing bubblegum, to the hint of extra spice in the meatloaf sliders, there is a little sass in the concept that gives it a fresh and new feeling. Along with these whimsical paintings, you’ll also find distinctive images of classic cars and trucks (actual local cars) to evoke retro memories. There is plenty of eye candy to satisfy the whole family in this premier, yet casual and family-friendly decor which lends a comfortable atmosphere.

Lest you think that Classic Eats is more flash than substance, be aware that the emphasis is solidly on the food. The menu was carefully curated from a selection of over 160 entrees; only the top 45 made the cut to form the base of the menu (don’t worry the prime rib is there!). With so many menu choices still in reserve you can expect to find rotating entrees and specials often. Current highlights range from the smoked Pecan Salmon served with a light red papaya sauce and cilantro oil, to the Adobo Chicken pasta lovingly marinated to infuse craving inspiring essence. Pair either of these with a choice from their extensive wine list which was assembled with a focus on WA and Oregon wines, including their own Classic Eats Select in Merlot, Cabernet or Chardonnay varieties.

We could go on about all the other features you’ll find, like their amazing weekend brunch and their cool private dining room – perfect for private parties or meetings, but to be honest we’re hungry and its hard to type when you’re drooling over the picture of the triple stack french toast and a $3.00 mimosa… So, instead we’ll invite you to join them today and use this nifty coupon good for a complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of a meal and beverage. Come discover your new favorite craving for yourself, and be sure to tell them you saw it on the Blog!

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Classic Eats:


  • Mon – Thur: 10am – 11pm
  • Fri: 10am – Midnight
  • Sat: 8am – Midnight
  • Sun: 8am – 11pm

Address: 918 SW 152nd Street, Olde Burien

Phone: (206) 241-6275

Menu: Download a PDF Menu here

Website: http://www.classiceatsburien.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classiceat/

Twitter: @classiceat

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the flu season, hospitals-at-capacity and weather all taking a heavy toll.  

“Blood donations in the first two weeks of 2017 fell far below normal, with collections at 1,500 units below what patients need,” said James P. AuBuchon, MD, president and CEO. “With regular donors down with the flu or colds, we need others to step forward to help fill this emergency need.”

“All blood types are needed. If you are healthy and haven’t donated recently, or if you are a first time donor, we need you now,” he said.

A four day blood supply is normal. A one day supply means there is a risk that all patient needs cannot be met. Most donated blood is used for patients having surgery, cancer treatment or organ transplants.

“We’re doing our best to ensure that every patient who needs blood receives it, but we can’t do it alone” AuBuchon said. “We need more donors: they’re the ones who make lifesaving transfusions possible.”

The blood shortage in the Pacific Northwest is part of a nationwide trend, with centers across many regions reporting acute shortages. Bloodworks is the largest provider of blood in the Pacific Northwest, supporting more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Donors are urged to schedule an appointment as soon as possible at any one of Bloodworks’ 12 donor centers by going online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org  or by calling 1-800-398-7888. People can also can check online at bloodworksnw.org. for donation criteria, and to find dates and times of mobile blood drives close to where they live or work.

Donor Centers (the nearest to Des Moines is located in Tukwila):

About BloodworksNW
Bloodworks (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) is backed by 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. It is local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based. A recognized leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks serves patients in more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska — partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Comprehensive services include blood components, complex cross-matching, specialized lab services for organ transplants, care for patients with blood disorders, and collection of cord blood stem cells for cancer treatment. Bloodworks Research Institute performs leading-edge research in blood biology, transfusion medicine, blood storage and treatment of blood disorders. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. For more information, visit bloodworksnw.org.

Phiona Musei – the Ugandan Chess Champion featured in the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” – will be making an appearance at the SeaTac Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. with the event beginning at 5 p.m.

Sponsored by SeaTac United, along with the City of SeaTac, Chess4Life and Alaska Airlines, the event will include an opportunity for local youth to play chess with Phiona, meet an inspirational champion and hear a great positive message.

Parents are encouraged to stay through the playing of the quads with pizza being served between rounds of play.

This exciting event will be hosted at the SeaTac Community Center located at 13735 24th Avenue South in SeaTac.

Here’s a trailer for the film that’s baed on Phiona:

By Jack Mayne

The Des Moines City Council approved a new master plan for Highline College’s proposed redevelopment, without objection from the public, at the Thursday night (Jan. 12) meeting.

The project includes a “phased redevelopment of the campus” that includes redevelopment and renovation of buildings and replacement of others.

The Council vote was 6 – 0 with Councilmember Victor Pennington absent.

The Council also congratulated, with a proclamation, the North Hill Elementary School for being recognized with the “2016 School of Distinction Award after five consecutive years of outstanding improvement in student achievement, the second consecutive year that North Hill has been given this award.”

The award is given to the top 5 percent of schools in the state that have made sustained improvements in reading and math. North Hill is one of only 51 elementary schools that met the performance criteria for the 2015-16 school year.

The city’s proclamation said the “award process highlights the need to continue to support improvement efforts of our schools and the dedicated and talented leaders and staffs that make this kind of increased student achievement happen.”

REMINDER: ‘Saltwater Music Series’ – a fundraiser concert for the Des Moines Area Food Bank – will be at the Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m.

The Saltwater Music Series is partnership between Steven Luksan (composer/pianist/organist) and the Missions Team of Des Moines United Methodist Church. These concerts provide chance for residents of South King County to experience exciting, fresh camber music in a casual setting; all while supporting a variety of great causes. Through these concerts we hope to build a stronger community, encourage and support local musicians, and give generously.

All concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Des Moines United Methodist Church (22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198).

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 to support the Food Bank.

“Songs of the North”
Join us as we lead you on a harmonious tour of folk-inspired music, stretching from North America, to the British Isles, to Scandinavia. Pianist and Composer Steven Luksan will be you guide as he performs music by Grieg, German, and Grainger. Violist Kerry Bollinger Blanton will treat us to traditional Norwegian fiddle tunes and give the World Premiere of Luksan’s Folk Dances for Solo Viola. Justin Henderlight will return for the World Premiere of Luksan’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano.
Proceeds from this concert will support the Music Ministry at Des Moines UMC.

This program will include:

  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Steven Luksan
  • Folk Dances (for solo viola) by Steven Luksan
  • Three Dances from Henry VII by Edward German
  • Norwegian Folksongs and Dances by Johan Halvorsen
  • and piano music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave South:

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is new, modern style, 5-bedroom home in the desirable North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines!

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3-car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

Offers: Seller intends to review offers upon receipt.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House.

WHEN: Both SATURDAY, Jan. 14 and SUNDAY, Jan. 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 20716 2nd Ave S, Des Moines 98198 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1066492
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,278 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,062 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing Remarks:

Modern style!

New construction home on the desirable North Hill of Des Moines. Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite. Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

Offers: Seller intends to review offers upon receipt

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

The deadline for a small grant application for minor capital improvements or programs to encourage bicycling, walking, or transit use in South King County has been extended to Jan. 31, 2017. 

Eligible projects must be within the cities of Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, or Tukwila and may be proposed by cities, businesses, community organizations, schools, or neighborhood groups.

Approximately 6-12 small grants will be available.  Whether you have an idea for a project to improve bicycle or pedestrian access or would like to install a bike rack at your location, we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.

Detailed grant information can be found online at http://tukwilawa.gov/SmallGrantApplication, or send questions by email to [email protected].

A PDF of the grant application can be found at http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/DCD-CTR-Small-Grant-Application-Form.pdf.

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College.

Households that make less than $64,000 are eligible, as long as tax returns do not involve business taxes, rental income, or sale of property or stocks.

This community service is available now through April 20 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Highline College Outreach Center (located at 23835 Pacific Highway S., Kent, Wash.), Building 99, Room 251.

Participants will need to bring the following:

  • Social Security cards/individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birthdates for everyone who will be listed on the return.
  • Photo ID.
  • All tax statements, such as W-2 forms, 1099 forms and SSA-1099 forms.

Bringing bank account numbers, routing numbers and a copy of last year’s tax return is also highly recommended. Those participants filing returns with spouses must both be present to e-file.

No appointment is necessary. Those who arrive first will be served first. Services are provided by IRS-certified volunteers.

In addition to tax preparation, community members can sign up for health care and public benefits and access free credit reports.

For questions or more information, visit https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/tax-help/, email [email protected] or call 800-621-4636.

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School.

Here’s more info:

Pause Before You Post. Think Before You Type. Share Responsibly.

All families and students are invited to our Internet Safety Workshop where you will find out how to stay safe online.

Topics include:

  • What is Bullying?
  • How to Protect Your Online Reputation
  • Internet Safety Tips
  • Staying Out of the News
  • and much more!

*Some content may not be appropriate for young children.

Pacific Middle School is located at 22705 24th Ave South:

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold.

The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8 – read our previous coverage here.

The $236.8 million proceeds will fund a majority of the school construction and improvement projects in the bond package, including:

  • Electronic door locks for every classroom in the district
  • Upgraded video surveillance systems at every school
  • Design, permitting, and construction of Olympic interim school
  • Design, permitting and initial construction of Highline High School, the new elementary school at Zenith, and the new middle school at Glacier
  • Replenishment of the capital fund, which pays for critical needs and emergency repairs

The remaining bonds will be sold when funding is needed to complete the projects and begin design work on Pacific Middle School, Tyee High School, and Evergreen High School.

Six financial institutions bid on the bonds. The sale went to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, whose bid came in at the lowest cost to taxpayers.

Mount Rainier High School Head Cheer Coach Cathy Banks will be hosting a winter mini Cheer Camp for grades K-8 on Jan. 25 and 26 from 6–7:30 p.m. each day at Mount Rainier High School Cafeteria.

There will be a Basketball Halftime show performance on Jan. 27 at Mount Rainier High School.

The Cost is $25.

For more info, download a PDF here.


Multiple opportunities available! Interview directly with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include Starbucks Baristas, Sous Chef, and Management positions.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158. Room # – MT 272 2F (head towards pre-security Starbucks and you should see the signs) Interviews on site. Immediate hires.

Apply online prior to Job Fair: www.hmshost.com/careers

Onsite Contact: Allison Newsham, [email protected] – 206.433.5644

For media inquiries about HMSHost, please contact Sarah Cody at [email protected] or 240-694-4403.

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook atfb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a concert this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. – an Evening of Folk-inspired chamber music, stretching from North America, to the British Isles, to Scandinavia.

This free event will feature Steven Luksan (pianist/composer of 2 new pieces), Kerry Bollinger Blanton (Violist), Justin Henderlight (Oboist).

Admission is free, suggested $10 donation.

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines 98198; phone: 206-878-8301.

More info at desmoinesumc.org.

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:

Getting Your Estate Plan In Order For The New Year

For many clients, the beginning of the New Year means getting their financial affairs in order, and getting around to having their will or trust completed. While most people know how important having a will or trust is, it unfortunately ends up becoming a “back burner” item. Our office is here to help you ensure you have a proper estate plan in place for you and your loved ones.

Our office can help you prepare for the distribution of your assets and property by learning about you and your financial situation. We evaluate a variety of strategies and alternatives for the effective transfer of your assets, including the use of wills and trusts.

We can recommend many useful estate planning tools such as:

  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Community Property Agreements

Contact our office today at (206) 408-8158 for a consultation to have your estate plan prepared, and to give yourself peace of mind, knowing your estate plan is in place.

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DAL Law Firm is conveniently located in Normandy Park, Washington. We serve clients in Washington cities such as Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Federal Way, Renton, Kent, Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland and others throughout King County.


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Contact us:

19803 1st Avenue S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA 98148

T (206) 408-8158
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The public is invited to free events and workshops Jan. 17–20, 2017, as Highline College hosts its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?” The week’s events will examine community building, faith in social activism, the role art plays in social justice and more. Lectures will include thought leaders such as Anida Yoeu Ali, artist, writer and global agitator; Jesse Hagopian, author, history teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School; and Dr. Maxine Mimms, co-founder of the Tacoma Program of The Evergreen State College.

Highline’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week is sponsored by the college’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Leadership and Service, Learning and Teaching Center, LGBTQIA Task Force, Between the Lines Book Club, Whites on White committee and the AANAPISI program.

All events will be held on Highline College’s main campus in Des Moines, located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99).

For more information, contact Multicultural Affairs: email [email protected], call (206) 592-3296 or visit multiculturalaffairs.highline.edu/mlkweek.php.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

Event: Keynote Address by Dr. Maxine Mimms: “Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Dr. Maxine Mimms will provide a dialogue about where we are as a country and how we can move forward as new leaders in our communities.

Event: Keynote Reception for Dr. Maxine Mimms
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Building 8 (Mt. Constance Room)
Description: Join the planning committee as they celebrate the kickoff of Martin Luther King Jr. Week and honor Dr. Maxine Mimms.

Event: LGBTQIA Safe Zones
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Building 2
Description: Safe Zones is a program identifying individuals in the Highline community who are safe and supportive allies of LGTBQIA students, faculty and staff. Join us and learn more about the queer community and build skills to use on campus and in the community.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017:

Event: Lecture by Luis Ortega: “You Are My Other Me: A Radical Empathy Story”
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Luis Ortega shares his journey as undocumented immigrant with poems, humor and resilience in an effort to illustrate what Dr. King described in his letter from Birmingham as the “inescapable network of mutuality” that exists between human beings.

Event: Lecture by Dr. Derrick Brooms: “Mothering the Movement: Women of the Black Freedom Movement, 1930–1980”
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Facilitated by Dr. Derrick Brooms, this presentation highlights black women’s integral roles in the black freedom movement and explores how they were both silenced and sidelined while sustaining the movement.

Thursday, January 19, 2017:

Event: Lecture and performance by Anida Yoeu Ali: “Generation Return: The Art and Justice of Anida Yoeu Ali”
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Artist, writer and global agitator Anida Yoeu Ali will present and discuss her works and ideas about contemporary justice and its residual effects on the Cambodian-American experience.

Event: Panel presentation: “Empty Applause: A Conversation on Maintaining Your Faith in Social Justice Activism”
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Join our panelists Rev. Lavern Hall, Rev. Harriet Walden, Imam Hussam Rabi and Natasha Burrowes in a conversation about faith, healing and activism.

Friday, January 20, 2017:

Event: Lecture by Jesse Hagopian: “Black Education Matters: Disrupting Fear and Falsehood and Educating for Freedom”
Time: 9–10:30 a.m.
Location: Building 7
Description: Join Jesse Hagopian, author, history teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School, as he draw lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. and the great social movements of the 1960s and 70s with the aim of transforming the education system and the broader society to resist fear and falsehood and struggle for freedom.

Event: Workshop facilitated by Natasha Burrowes: First Friday Leadership Institute
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: Building 8 (Mt. Constance Room)
Description: In this workshop facilitated by Natasha Burrowes, we will explore the wisdom of Dr. King’s book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

The National Weather Service says that lowland snow is possible early Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) for southern parts of western Washington, which may affect the morning commute.

Specific to our region, NOAA says:

“Up to 1 inch of snow is possible for the central Coast, and for most of the central Puget Sound areas including Seattle and Bremerton.

For areas north of Seattle, little to no accumulation is expected.

Snow will make roads and surfaces slick, so be careful during the morning commute tomorrow!”

Also, 2 to 3 inches of snow with locally higher amounts is possible south of a line from Tacoma and Shelton through Lewis county, and as far west as eastern Grays Harbor county.”

Here’s the 7-day forecast:

  • Monday Night: A slight chance of rain before 10pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tuesday: Rain and snow likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 24 and 31. Northeast wind 8 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Wind chill values between 18 and 23. North wind around 15 mph.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind around 15 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
  • Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
  • Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
  • Friday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
  • Saturday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
  • Saturday Night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35.
  • Sunday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
  • Sunday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38.
  • M.L.King Day: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47.

One good way to monitor the weather is by checking out our Webcam Page – here are a few choice images:

Highline College’s MaST Center Webcam:

Highline College Student Union Building 8:

Des Moines Traffic Cameras:

I-5 at 178th

I-5 at 188th