Sales-tax increase proposed to save storefront deputies (among others)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

About an hour ago, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff Sue Rahr, Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and others unveiled a new proposal to reduce the amount of budget cuts faced ... Read more..

New edition of “Unincorporated Area News” online

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Posted in King County, White Center news | Comments Off

Just sent by the county via Twitter - a link to the new edition of Unincorporated Area News. Not much about North Highline but some general notes of interest from ... Read more..

County notes: “Furlough day” Monday, ballots mailed Wednesday

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 Posted in Election, King County, White Center news | Comments Off

Two notes re: King County government - First, Monday is the next "furlough day," so most offices will be closed. More details here about what's open and what's not. Second, ... Read more..

King County Council sets public hearings on Executive’s budget proposal

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in King County, Politics, White Center news | Comments Off

King County Executive Kurt Triplett - who will be succeeded immediately after the November election results are certified, by the winner of the Dow Constantine-Susan Hutchison race - has released ... Read more..

Our video from Monday night’s rally to save Evergreen Pool

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 Posted in Evergreen Pool, North Highline UAC, Sports, Video, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Young swimmers like those two were among the Evergreen Pool supporters who spoke eloquently and energetically Monday night at the rally on the eve of the pool's closure, aimed at ... Read more..

Evergreen Pool supporters told tonight, deal to reopen the pool may take till January

Monday, August 31st, 2009 Posted in Evergreen Pool, King County, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Alongside Evergreen Pool, dozens of swimmers and supporters gathered this evening to show their support for getting it reopened as soon as possible following the shutdown that starts tomorrow. They ... Read more..

King County’s future: A chance to talk about it tonight

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Posted in King County, west seattle | Comments Off

Regardless of whether or not your part of White Center will remain unincorporated, you have a stake in King County's future - and you're invited to come discuss it tonight ... Read more..

King County Council Chair Dow Constantine proposes hiring freeze

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Posted in King County, White Center news | Comments Off

From King County Council Chair Dow Constantine's office: Metropolitan King County Council Chair Dow Constantine today called for a County hiring freeze through the end of 2009, a step that could ... Read more..

Evergreen Pool: Still awaiting its fate; $ talk today

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Posted in Evergreen Pool, King County, White Center news | Comments Off

This afternoon at 1:30 Today, the King County Council Budget Committee will take up spending issues including $80,000 proposed to keep Evergreen Pool open two months beyond what at one ... Read more..

King County sets up online swine-flu-information center

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Posted in Health, White Center news | Comments Off

The county's been adding to this page throughout the day and evening - find the latest links to what you need to know by going here. (Tons of links from ... Read more..

Constantine to Sims: Take Puget Sound Park off the list now

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 Posted in Puget Sound Park, White Center news | 4 Comments »

(click to see a larger version of the letter) Following up on last night's update of the Puget Sound Park sale-proposal situation - that's the letter County Council Chair Dow Constantine ... Read more..

Puget Sound Park sale opponent issues a call to action

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in King County, Parks, Puget Sound Park, White Center news | 4 Comments »

Much controversy and concern has been brewing around the prospect of King County selling parkland in North Highline, including Puget Sound Park, for "affordable housing" -- here's the full list ... Read more..

Candidate Constantine on annexation, and more

Monday, February 16th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, King County, Politics, White Center news | 5 Comments »

I interviewed Dow Constantine this afternoon in West Seattle for a West Seattle Blog follow-up to the announcement last night that he's running for County Executive. One of the questions ... Read more..

King County government’s next “furlough” day is this Friday

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 Posted in King County | Comments Off

Just a reminder, most county facilities will close this Friday (February 13) because it's the next "furlough" day as part of the King County budget money-saving process. Here's the list ... Read more..

Elections Director election: Results, so far

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 Posted in Election, White Center news | Comments Off

Since this was an all-mail election, the votes won't all be counted for days - some just got mailed today/tonight. But the "final election night count" is in, for the ... Read more..

“Affordable housing” money announced, some for White Center

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 Posted in housing, King County | Comments Off

The county has just announced a VERY long list of programs and agencies getting $36 million dollars in all. Among them, the Homestead Community Land Trust, which will be working ... Read more..

From the “did you know?” file: New county newsletter

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 Posted in Online, White Center news | Comments Off

Though White Center and greater North Highline may not be "unincorporated" that much longer, the county's just taken a new communication step, by launching a monthly newsletter, with the unromantic ... Read more..

Heads up: Friday is the first King County “furlough” day

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in King County | Comments Off

Most King County offices and facilities will be closed Friday (Jan. 2), the first of 10 "furlough days" that the county is implementing because of its budget troubles. Here are ... Read more..

Got storm damage? King County wants to know

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in King County, Weather, White Center news | Comments Off

An alert from King County late today: Report storm damage ASAP. Here's how. Read more..

White Center weather alert: What to beware of, while it all melts

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in King County, safety, snow, Weather | Comments Off

From King County, more important words of warning - about your roof. And be sure any storm drains around your house are cleared, too - until this all melts away ... Read more..