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National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, warning of urban and small stream floods due to snowmelt. “Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some... [Read more]

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

A Public Electric Vehicle Charging Open House will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Seattle City Light and the City of Burien invite community members... [Read more]

Council told of proposed state study to create second Seattle airport by 2040

Council told of proposed state study to create second Seattle airport by 2040

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has unanimously passed a resolution endorsing a Washington State Senate bill that would seek a location and get a second Seattle-area airport built in the next 20... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both, and more, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bird Fest. This FREE event... [Read more]

Port of Seattle opens spring grant cycle for Airport Community Ecology Fund

Port of Seattle opens spring grant cycle for Airport Community Ecology Fund

From the Port of Seattle: The Airport Community Ecology (ACE) Fund’s Small Matching Grants Program offers community members of SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines the chance to apply for Port of Seattle funding... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #16: The Myth of No Choice’ presented to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #16: The Myth of No Choice’ presented to Port of Seattle

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, local activist/lawyer/filmmaker Steve Edmiston presented his 16th ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is taking on the Port, one public comment... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

At the next Highline Forum – set for this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – members will receive an update on the efforts of the Sea-Tac Airport Stakeholder Advisory Round Table’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Super Blood Wolf Moon bedazzles Burien sky Sunday night

PHOTOS: Super Blood Wolf Moon bedazzles Burien sky Sunday night

Did you see it? Us Earthlings were able to witness a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ – aka a rare Lunar Eclipse – on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019 (the next one won’t be visible in these parts... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

From our friends at WABI Burien: The Viaduct is closed! The Tunnel is opening.The City of Seattle has planned an event-filled weekend of Step Forward fun. PLEASE NOTE: Remaining tickets are extremely... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Airport Committee meets TONIGHT at Community Center

REMINDER: Burien Airport Committee meets TONIGHT at Community Center

REMINDER: The Burien Airport Committee will meet tonight – Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – starting at 6 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This is a free and open meeting, and public comments will be allowed. It... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Tree Planting Work Party Saturday, Jan. 26

Port of Seattle holding Tree Planting Work Party Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and other community members to get muddy and plant native trees at the Miller Creek Community Planting site on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26. Participants will... [Read more]

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

Huge windstorm knocks out power to thousands early Sunday morning

A powerful windstorm – what one local weather chaser called a ‘truly unique tempest’ and classified as a ‘1 in 10 year category’ – slammed the region early Sunday morning,... [Read more]

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

NOISE 101 SYMPOSIUM The City of SeaTac and Port of Seattle invite all to attend a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, led by Steve Alverson, National Director of ESA Airports, a national... [Read more]

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

DNR staff examine logs on a beach. Photo credit: Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources will be removing creosote-treated logs from Seahurst Park starting... [Read more]