U.S. Attorney General threatens sanctuary cities like Burien, Seattle

U.S. Attorney General threatens sanctuary cities like Burien, Seattle

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien was categorically threatened by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday (March 27) when he threatened to strip some “sanctuary cities” of coveted Justice Department... [Read more]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [Read more]

Highline High’s Robotics High Tekerz win ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’

Highline High’s Robotics High Tekerz win ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’

Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics (FRC) Team 3574 – the High Tekerz – were recognized with the FIRST® ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’ at their first 2017 district-level... [Read more]

How healthy are salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Find out April 6

How healthy are salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Find out April 6

How healthy are the salmon in our local creeks and watershed? Come to the Burien Community Center from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 to hear findings from the Community Salmon Investigation (CSI)... [Read more]

‘Drag Air’ fundraiser for local animal charities will be Saturday, April 8

‘Drag Air’ fundraiser for local animal charities will be Saturday, April 8

A fundraiser for local animal charities called ‘Drag Air’ will land on Saturday April 8, at 9 p.m. at Black Zia Cantina (15212 6th Ave SW). This is a 21+ fundraiser that will benefit The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more great photos of the beauty of our region as seen from Burien: First, a storm hits ‘The Brothers’ peaks in the Olympic Mountains Saturday morning (click images... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager at Sea-Tac Airport

JOB: Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager at Sea-Tac Airport

Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager Sea-Tac Airport $48k per year Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport What: HMSHost is now hiring an Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager for restaurants... [Read more]

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your City’s politics? Well then – do something about it! Here’s an event that will take place on Wednesday, April 12: Campaign School is an exclusive one-day course blending the... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 29 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 29 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Starfire Sports in Tukwila. At the meeting, Forum co-chairs will lead a discussion about a potential reorganization... [Read more]

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Saturday morning, March 25, a fatal accident occurred near SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below). Police say that at around 9:15... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Greetings Council, As I mentioned in the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Cooks needed for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport

JOBS: Cooks needed for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport

COOKS NEEDED SeaTac Airport *union benefits* Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport What: HMSHost is now hiring COOKS for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport, including Anthony’s and Dungeness Bay. APPLY ONLINE: Anthony’s... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open House: Mid-Century Modern 3-BD Shorewood View Home

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open House: Mid-Century Modern 3-BD Shorewood View Home

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House will be a Mid-Century Modern 3-bedroom home with sweeping views in a great Shorewood on the Sound location! It’s... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces winners of 2017 Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation announces winners of 2017 Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Gold Star Awards at the annual Gold Star Awards BASH at the Beach Park Event Center in Des Moines on March 16, 2017. District teachers,... [Read more]

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

The Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat this coming Monday, March 27, from 6 – 9 p.m. at City Hall. This retreat will be an open, public meeting. Please note however that public commenting... [Read more]

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in/near Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood Thursday (March 23), here’s what we know – the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien resident Cynthia Alcaraz and her husband Jose (pictured above) were victims of a burglary at their apartment recently, and all they really want back is a precious, keepsake Bible. “Our home... [Read more]

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Join the Burien Lions Club and Environmental Science Center for some spring cleaning on the beach and on the trails of Seahurst Park on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22. This Open House & Clean-Up... [Read more]

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive is underway in Burien

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive is underway in Burien

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Pennies for Patients drive is an effort to raise money for blood cancer research, and some local students are seeking your help. All funds raised go towards finding... [Read more]

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

By Jack Mayne A letter from lawyers representing Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz says it would be illegal for the city to enforce a blanket ban or censure her for her use of social media during... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Save $25.00 on Open Water Course Fees at TL Sea Diving

Save $25.00 on Open Water Course Fees at TL Sea Diving

In nearly 19 years of operation, TL Sea is one of the most customer driven, professional scuba diving operators in the region. They proudly hold the coveted rating of PADI 5-Star IDC (Instructor Development... [Read more]

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