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LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterline Blog nor its staff:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 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]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Have you registered for the Oct. 2 Burien Brat Trot yet? Online registration closes next Thursday, Sept. 29 at midnight: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE! The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Zombie Fest is SATURDAY at Normandy Park Towne Center!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest is SATURDAY at Normandy Park Towne Center!

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. REMINDER: Join 2,000+ zombies this Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a free, FUN... [Read more]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 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]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: First Days

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: First Days

by Dave Markwell ‘Tis the season for first days. First days of school shake our kids loose from their cozy summer schedules and liberate parents from the hand and heart-wringing task of trying to mitigate... [Read more]

‘Help & Hope for Homeowners’ outreach event coming to Highline College Sept. 10

‘Help & Hope for Homeowners’ outreach event coming to Highline College Sept. 10

Ocwen Financial Corporation, a leading financial services holding company, along with the Seattle King County NAACP, will b hosting a Help & Hope for Homeowners borrower outreach event at Highline... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Blues & Brews Fest grosses over $64,500 at Beach Park on Saturday

PHOTOS: Blues & Brews Fest grosses over $64,500 at Beach Park on Saturday

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park’s 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival fundraiser grossed over $64,500 at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. 100% of net proceeds will... [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]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

Open House for Big Change Recovery Battlefield Addiction will be Aug. 31

OPEN HOUSE—BIG CHANGE RECOVERY BATTLEFIELD ADDICTION 26857 16TH AVE, DES MOINES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 4:30-7:30 P.M. INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY Park across the street behind the old Ace hardware,... [Read more]

VIDEO: See who won FREE tickets to the Aug. 27 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest!

VIDEO: See who won FREE tickets to the Aug. 27 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest!

Congrats to Jeff High of Burien for winning two free tickets to the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park’s ‘Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival’ which will be held on Saturday,... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

North Hill Elementary’s Nancy Melius selected as ‘Distinguished Principal’

North Hill Elementary’s Nancy Melius selected as ‘Distinguished Principal’

The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington has named North Hill Elementary Principal Nancy Melius as the South King Region Elementary Principal of the Year for 2016. Melius just completed... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]