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REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

REMINDER: Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and will follow a new route this year! This event is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County,... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears bats wake up vs Snoqualmie Hurricanes

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears bats wake up vs Snoqualmie Hurricanes

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. “Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently... [Read more]

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Even this dog seemed to know that this giant check was some kind of “treat” for the new Burien Dog Park. Late Tuesday afternoon (June 30), Burien Parks hosted a reception at the Community... [Read more]

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman John White, who first got attention for his disdain of the city’s parking regulations by writing a Letter to the Editor to the blog (read it here), has created a video explaining his... [Read more]

No, B&E Meats doesn’t have a drive-through; SUV crashes into front of shop

No, B&E Meats doesn’t have a drive-through; SUV crashes into front of shop

On Tuesday (June 30) around 1:45/2 p.m., a green SUV accidentally crashed into the front of B&E Meats, located at 15003 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. No injuries were reported, but the store suffered some... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey

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 Hello B-town Readers! I’m so sorry... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Two sunrises show off cloud formations in the skies above Burien

PHOTOS: Two sunrises show off cloud formations in the skies above Burien

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us these great photos, showing two different, recent sunrises taken from Burien, looking at the Olympics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): “Both... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac tries to re-brand Code Compliance; Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: SeaTac tries to re-brand Code Compliance; Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground broken on new Merrill Garden, Pillar construction

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground broken on new Merrill Garden, Pillar construction

On Thursday afternoon (June 25), under 80+ degree, sunny blue skies, the City of Burien – in partnership with Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties and Legacy Partners – celebrated the groundbreaking... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2015 Father’s Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2015 Father’s Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

Courtesy Dina Hrisko comes these photos from last Sunday’s Discover Burien Father’s Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off (click images to see larger versions): People’s Choice Award –... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears win strange game over All-Stars 12-6

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears win strange game over All-Stars 12-6

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

Redondo’s PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its fourth annual Storytelling Festival July 24th and 25th with five national storytellers on hand to share... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Friday was definitely a good day to be a Duckling in downtown Burien

Friday was definitely a good day to be a Duckling in downtown Burien

Friday (June 19) was a good day for ducklings in downtown Burien. Bunny Critch offered the following account of this morning’s excitement: “I spotted Mama Duck and her ducklings walking in front of... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

On Wednesday, June 17, workers from GLY Construction began demolishing two buildings – at 16033 and 16043 1st Ave South in Burien – to make way for a new medical office complex for CHI Franciscan Health. The... [Read more]

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

by Jack Mayne Representatives of Sound Transit ran into difficulty with the Burien City Council because it doesn’t even put the city on its project map, and has no proposals to better connect Burien... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for construction of new Merril Gardens project will be June 25

Groundbreaking for construction of new Merril Gardens project will be June 25

Click images to see larger versions. The City of Burien, in partnership with Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties and Legacy Partners, will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the remaining phases... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

This week we’ll experience some of the lowest tides of the year, and BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos Tuesday morning (June 16) at Three Tree Point with his wife Jackline Hill and... [Read more]

First Blind Baseball Team in Seattle to play fundraiser game for Guide Dog Users

First Blind Baseball Team in Seattle to play fundraiser game for Guide Dog Users

The Seattle South King Sluggers, a project of the South King Council of the Blind (SKB), is the first blind baseball team in the Seattle/South King area, and they’ll be playing a fundraiser game... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

The Burien Police Department announced on Wednesday (June 10) that they arrested a 29-year old Everett man who believed he was going to have sex with a 15-year old girl he met on social media. Turns out... [Read more]