In case you’re heading south: Standoff in Burien

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 Posted in burien, Crime | Comments Off

Thanks to Steve for the photo, which we've cropped so it doesn't give away sensitive information - he e-mailed to let us know about a police standoff in the area ... Read more..

Happening now: Momentous North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

Beneath the flag, that's Greg Duff, who's presiding over his last meeting as North Highline Unincorporated Area Council president - 2nd from left in the photo, it's council member ... Read more..

North Highline South annexation countdown: 2 items from Burien

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 Posted in Annexation, burien, Businesses, White Center news | 11 Comments »

These are excerpts from this week's e-newsletter from the City of Burien: City Census Under Way in N. Highline Annexation Area The City currently is conducting a house-to-house census in the North ... Read more..

Times column on Burien’s interest in northern North Highline

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

Published online late tonight: Seattle Times (WCN news partner) columnist Jerry Large's account of his meeting with Burien leaders, to talk about their interest in annexing northern North Highline, instead ... Read more..

County and Burien say they’ve worked out the Puget Sound Park controversy

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 Posted in King County, Puget Sound Park, White Center news | Comments Off

This just in from County Executive Dow Constantine's office: King County Executive Dow Constantine and Burien Mayor Joan McGilton today announced an agreement for King County to transfer ownership of Puget ... Read more..

Special Burien City Council meeting: Annexation passed, but much work remains

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | 1 Comment »

By Kathy Mulady Reporting for White Center Now The votes are in; the southern portion of North Highline says it wants to annex to Burien (56 percent yes, as of the latest ... Read more..

After the annexation vote: Now what? Council meeting on Monday

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

We've received this City of Burien notice from two people, via People for Burien (peopleforburien.org), asking that we share it: On behalf of the Burien City Council we welcome you to ... Read more..

Boundary Review Board holds annexation hearing tonight

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

Reminder: Tonight's the Boundary Review Board public hearing on Burien's proposal to annex part of North Highline - it's at 7 pm at the Riverside Residences in Tukwila. More info ... Read more..

Burien reaction to Seattle vote: Short and simple

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

Quick followup to our Monday coverage of the Seattle City Council vote against accepting the "memorandum of understanding" with Burien and two fire districts: We asked Burien city manager Mike ... Read more..

Citywide media picks up annexation agreement – 2 weeks later

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 Posted in Annexation | Comments Off

Two weeks ago tonight, White Center Now brought you first word of the annexation-process agreement between Seattle, Burien, and other parties, minutes after it was announced by Burien city manager ... Read more..

Burien, Seattle, and fire districts reach an annexation-process agreement for White Center/North Highline

Monday, December 8th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 6 Comments »

(screengrab from tonight's webcast of annexation announcement at Burien Council session) 8:54 PM: It's just been announced at tonight's Burien City Council work session. The councils of Burien and Seattle, and ... Read more..

North Highline Annexation open houses: Burien sets the dates for 2 more – Shorewood and Boulevard Park

Monday, November 17th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

With Burien's proposal to annex part of the North Highline area back on a somewhat fast track, the city has just set dates for two more annexation open houses: One ... Read more..

Burien bucks help White Center teachers find a home

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Posted in burien, Education, white center, White Center news | Comments Off

White Center Now was invited to check out the start of the Burien City Council meeting tonight, to be on hand for a special presentation - on behalf of a ... Read more..

Annexation hearing ends abruptly, after some semi-drama

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 4 Comments »

The result wasn't surprising - in a Tukwila meeting room tonight, the Boundary Review Board accepted Burien's move to withdraw its North Highline Annexation proposal, at least tentatively - but ... Read more..

Annexation hearing still on for tomorrow

Monday, September 1st, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

Even though the City of Burien has withdrawn its North Highline Annexation proposal for now (as first reported here), tomorrow night's hearing before the Boundary Review Board is still on ... Read more..

Annexation-info meeting report #2: Photos, video, more

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 1 Comment »

That whiteboard holds a few of the questions asked by some of the dozens in attendance at tonight's gathering in Boulevard Park, the first in a new round of informational ... Read more..

Annexation meeting tonight: Burien leaders explain their strategy

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

White Center Now also covered tonight's annexation-information meeting presented by Burien city leaders in Boulevard Park; we will bring you a complete report, including video, a little bit later, but ... Read more..

Burien annexation-withdrawal aftermath: Meetings’ status

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, safety, White Center news | Comments Off

Though yesterday's move by the City of Burien (first reported here at White Center Now last night) takes its North Highline Annexation proposal off the table, Burien city manager Mike ... Read more..

Seattle council president on Burien annexation withdrawal

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 4 Comments »

As promised when we broke the story last night of Burien announcing it's withdrawn its North Highline annexation proposal (you can see the formerly proposed map on our White Center ... Read more..

Burien withdraws annexation request for now

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 Posted in Annexation, white center, White Center news | 10 Comments »

Just happened to check the City of Burien website and found this bombshell: Burien has withdrawn its North Highline annexation request (which included part of White Center). Read the city ... Read more..