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Free income tax preparation is now available at Highline College

Free income tax preparation is now available at Highline College

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... [Read more]

Internet Safety Workshop will be at Pacific Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Internet Safety Workshop will be at Pacific Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 24

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... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

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 more]

Mount Rainier Mini Cheer Camp will be Jan. 26 & 25

Mount Rainier Mini Cheer Camp will be Jan. 26 & 25

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... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Getting your Estate Plan in order for the New Year

DAL Law Firm: Getting your Estate Plan in order for the New Year

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Designed by Freepik 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... [Read more]

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

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,... [Read more]

Baseball Skills Camp will be at Mount Rainier High March 11

Baseball Skills Camp will be at Mount Rainier High March 11

Bob Odegard, Head Baseball Coach and staff will be hosting a Baseball Skills Camp for students entering grades 4-8 on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mount Rainier High School. The cost... [Read more]

City of Des Moines holding Open House on ADA Transition Plan Feb. 8

City of Des Moines holding Open House on ADA Transition Plan Feb. 8

The City of Des Moines will be holding a public meeting to discuss a transition plan for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity... [Read more]

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

UPDATE: This post has been revised to reflect a new date – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 – for the film festival screening: A tender film focused on family and backed by a simple soundtrack took top honors... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: How to get help to avoid foreclosure

DAL Law Firm: How to get help to avoid foreclosure

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: How to Get Help to Avoid Foreclosure If you or someone you know may be facing foreclosure, there are various options available to assist, one of which may be a loan modification.... [Read more]

Wear your kids out during Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Winter Waterland’ starting Dec. 19

Wear your kids out during Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Winter Waterland’ starting Dec. 19

Winter Break is just around the corner and you know what that means: it’s time for WINTER WATERLAND at Mount Rainier Pool! They’ll have 11 days of wet, wild fun from Dec. 19 – Jan. 2, between... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $100,000 to teachers and staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $100,000 to teachers and staff

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Highline Schools Foundation announced they awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants, along with $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant to teachers and staff in support of Highline... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Winter Job Fair on Friday, Dec. 16: “We are hiring for all positions!” Winter Job Fair Highline Public Schools Central Office 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Winter Basketball Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School Dec. 19-20

Winter Basketball Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School Dec. 19-20

A winter break Basketball Camp will be held at Mt. Rainier High School on Dec. 19-20, hosted by Brandon Horstman, Head Boys’ Coach and Keith Wasberg, Head Girls’ Coach. This camp is for students... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]