SoCoCulture's Magazine

What Works – South King County Public Art Symposium

Artists, city electeds and staff, and developers from around South King County gathered in Federal Way at The Greenline (former Weyerhaeuser headquarters) on September 22 to share ideas about how to encourage more public art projects in South King County, and how to...

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Tahoma School District builds for the future

Thanks to the will of the voters throughout the Southeast King County communities of Taylor, Hobart and Maple Valley, high school students in the Tahoma School District this fall will enter a brand new high school that gleams with potential and resonates with history....

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Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

by Chris Green From August 29 to September 17, 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County. Public school teachers in Washington state had only been granted the right to organize unions...

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Three summer poems by Renton poet Kiana Davis

Under a Summer Sun When I need to escape the elusive grace of butterfly wings haunt my memories and for an instant I am a little girl again under a summer sun spending hour evading my mother so I could run through an abandoned field and fill my jelly jar with the...

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Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

by Zachary E. Van Tassel, Greater Kent Historical Society On Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, the Mill Creek Neighborhood will host a unique ribbon-cutting event on the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue North in Kent. Late last year, the neighborhood was...

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Good neighbors build great gates

by James Daly and Greg Bartol If you are one who recognizes great organizations when you see them, then you know that two of them are near each other on Lea Hill in Auburn. Naturally, when Soos Creek Botanical Garden (SCBG) needed a gate to span their large entry,...

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County council designates County Maritime Heritage Area

The Metropolitan King County Council has voted unanimously to recognize the historic, recreational and economic value of the region's waterways by designating certain county shorelines as "County Maritime Heritage Area." The ordinance is intended to encourage the...

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Auburn PAC to get long-needed upgrades

by Pam L. Smith, managing director, Auburn School District Theatres One of South King County’s busiest performance halls is shutting its doors – but only temporarily. Hosting over 300 events a year, the 1100-seat Auburn Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of...

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Duwamish pioneer served in Civil War militia

by Pat Brodin, Tukwila Historical Society Although the Civil War was under way on the eastern side of the nation which seemed far away from the Pacific Northwest, the conflict had coursed its way through the Washington Territory. Vast numbers of military personnel...

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