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Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

By Jack Mayne In March, the Burien City Council was told of plans by Metro Transit to change the right of way for Ambaum Boulevard for the proposed RapidRide H-Line bus rapid transit, and city residents... [Read more]

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

By Jack Mayne The recycling rate is up in Burien while the Council mulls the possibility of banning plastic grocery bags. The issues were long discussions at the Monday (April 23) meeting of the Council... [Read more]

Earn BATcoins via Burien Actors Theatre’s new ‘Whitmore Selfie Challenge’!

Earn BATcoins via Burien Actors Theatre’s new ‘Whitmore Selfie Challenge’!

Did you know that you can earn BATcoins by participating in Burien Actors Theatre’s new ‘Whitmore Selfie Challenge’? During the run of Church & State – which opens this Friday,... [Read more]

It’s official – PCC Community Markets to open new Burien store Wed., May 23

It’s official – PCC Community Markets to open new Burien store Wed., May 23

PCC Community Markets (PCC) announced Tuesday that it will be opening its new Burien store on Wedneday, May 23, 2018. The new store will be the first for PCC that’s located south of Seattle. Located... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, attending Thursday’s community safety meeting at Highline High School, noted that 41% of Highline students are Hispanic and called for a phone tree to reach out to families... [Read more]

State Dept. of Commerce designates areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’

State Dept. of Commerce designates areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently designated the following areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’ (see maps below): Downtown Burien, Five Corners area, Highline High School... [Read more]

Burien Localists launches ‘Project: Barrier Breakers (Spanish Speakers Social)’

Burien Localists launches ‘Project: Barrier Breakers (Spanish Speakers Social)’

Our friends at the Burien Localists group have just launched a great new ongoing event – ‘Project: Barrier Breakers (Spanish Speakers Social)’ – where they’re matching people whose... [Read more]

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

On Wednesday, April 18, King County Sheriff’s Detectives from Metro Transit had learned from several anonymous witnesses that a stack of notes had been left in a few Metro Bus stops along International... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

Normandy Park basketball star Brittany McPhee signs with Seattle Storm

Normandy Park basketball star Brittany McPhee signs with Seattle Storm

Stanford, CA – January 12, 2018: Stanford Women’s Basketball wins over Washington State 70-57 at Maples Pavilion. Photo by Bob Drebin/ISIPhotos.com Normandy Park native Brittany McPhee –... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

Story and Photos by Chelle Herbruger The Highline High Pirates are playing at Safeco Field TONIGHT – Friday, April 20, 2018! Gates open at 5 p.m., and the game starts at 6 p.m. against Nathan Hale. Come... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

A brutal assault – with a machete and a chain – took place near the 76 station located on SW 148th Street near 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday night, April 18. Police say that at about 7:10 p.m.,... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

‘Taste of Burien’ winners announced

‘Taste of Burien’ winners announced

Discover Burien’s ‘Taste of Burien’ event – formerly known as ‘Burien Bites’ – was held at Merrill Gardens last Thursday, April 12, 2018. At this annual event, local restaurants offered... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Elevate NW</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Elevate NW

Elevate NW By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce The Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos he took Sunday morning (April 15) in his front yard after going for a walk. “Lots to enjoy now that spring is here. Be sure you are one of the many... [Read more]