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UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

Portion of the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, back when it was still standing.Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer A crane truck knocked down the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign... [Read more]

Fire destroys chicken coop in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning

Fire destroys chicken coop in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning

A multi-alarm fire destroyed a chicken coop and shed near SW 170th Street and 21st Ave SW in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning, Feb. 9. Several chickens apparently perished in the blaze, which started... [Read more]

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police Narcotics detectives arrested two people recently after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestlers ‘Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestlers ‘Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

How do you get around Downtown Burien? The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and they want to hear from residents. “The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s Digital Media Arts Dept. releases first Podcast

Puget Sound Skills Center’s Digital Media Arts Dept. releases first Podcast

Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center’s (PSSC) Broadcast Communications department recently expanded its Digital Media Arts program to include radio and podcast production, and they just released... [Read more]

New ‘GRIT Found Challenge’ course coming to this year’s Cove to Clover

New ‘GRIT Found Challenge’ course coming to this year’s Cove to Clover

New this year – and to be staged before the annual Cove to Clover 5K – is the ‘GRIT Found Challenge,’ a pre-race event that combines obstacles and exercises to “test your mettle before... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Lady Pirates Basketball beat Evergreen Wolverines

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Lady Pirates Basketball beat Evergreen Wolverines

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Discover Burien Awards to be presented March 18; have YOU voted yet?

Discover Burien Awards to be presented March 18; have YOU voted yet?

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Best of Burien’ Awards Dinner and Fundraising Auction will be held starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW. The... [Read more]

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

by Scott Schaefer The first-ever monthly ‘Happy Hour’ for the new Burien Film Office premiered to a packed house at the Tin Theater Tuesday night (Feb. 2), with over 50 film and arts enthusiasts... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! So, on February... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

The 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser – held on Friday, Jan. 29 – welcomed 1,125 visitors, and raised over $19,000 for both the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks. “A huge thank you to all who... [Read more]

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

by Jack Mayne

The man who asked Burien and Des Moines – and most other cities in the state – for every single public record they had, dropped his request all of a sudden via email on Monday…

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation now collecting dresses for ‘Project PROMise’

Highline Schools Foundation now collecting dresses for ‘Project PROMise’

Photos by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com Project PROMise™ is Highline School’s Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra kicked off their Season this past October with a very successful family concert, and this season – their 29th – they will be featuring local women composers for a special... [Read more]

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

Burien Film Festival (BFF) 2016’s five­-minute short film contest will screen on April 1, in conjunction with the Burien UFO Festival! This year BFF will highlight Burien’s 17 neighborhoods. Movie... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

Here’s episode #36 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

What do Skunks, ducks and robots have in common? They all make science, technology, engineering, and math fun! Members of Skunk Works, Aviation High School’s robotics team, have designed a robotics... [Read more]

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prizc, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a touching and comical love story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age, and it will run at Burien Actors... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Boys Basketball team wins in overtime

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Boys Basketball team wins in overtime

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

by Mark Neuman Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, announced Wednesday (Jan. 27) that he will run for Congress. Jhaveri told The B-Town Blog this morning that he intends to run for the 7th Congressional... [Read more]

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

by Jack Mayne It was help hiring night at the Burien City Council monthly study session Monday (Jan. 25) night with approval for spending $60,000 for facilitating strategic planning and $75,000 for a... [Read more]

REMINDER: Film Office Happy Hour is Tuesday night at Tin Theater

REMINDER: Film Office Happy Hour is Tuesday night at Tin Theater

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be premiering its new monthly Happy Hour next Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Tin Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street. This new... [Read more]