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Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

The City of Burien will be holding a FREE “No Leaks” event at Puget Sound Skills Center on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. as well as from 11:15 a.m.... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great pics of his dog ‘Scrappy,’ who had a great time playing in the snow Monday morning (Jan. 2) at Burien Toyota & Chevrolet Dog Park. Click... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

Dozens of crazed residents dove into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. What started out as a small neighborhood tradition in 2002... [Read more]

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

UPDATE JAN. 1, 2017 1 p.m.: Looks like power has been restored to all but 865 customers, according to Seattle City Light: Crews have restored power to all but 865. Restoration time is still 4 pm. See... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

PHOTOS: Snow turns area into New Year’s Winter Wonderland

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of the overnight snow that hit the Burien area, and to which most of us awoke to on New Year’s Day 2017 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kick-off the New Year with Seahawks game at the Tin Room Bar & Theater!

Kick-off the New Year with Seahawks game at the Tin Room Bar & Theater!

Kick-off the New Year at Advertiser the Tin Room Bar & Theater, will be open Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, showing the Seahawk game which kicks-off at 1:25 p.m. in the theater! Hours will be from 11 a.m.... [Read more]

New Year’s Day ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will trek to Mathison Park this Sunday

New Year’s Day ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will trek to Mathison Park this Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: Step into the brand New Year by strolling with others on the January 1, 2017 Walk-n-Talk! This Sunday – Jan. 1 – we’ll meet at Burien Town Square to stroll up... [Read more]

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

On Dec. 21 just before 6 p.m., Burien Police received a report of a pedestrian who was struck by an SUV at SW 146th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). Officers responded and discovered the driver of the... [Read more]

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

The City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says “Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive'”: Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #375 will recycle Christmas Trees on Jan. 7 & 8

Boy Scout Troop #375 will recycle Christmas Trees on Jan. 7 & 8

Burien-based Boy Scout Troop #375 will be doing their annual Christmas Tree Recycle the weekend of Jan. 7 & 8 at the Burien FOE Eagles Lodge, located at 920 SW 149th Street. On both Saturday and... [Read more]

Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Brrring in 2017 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge Sunday!

Here’s a great, fun way to ring in the New Year– this coming Sunday, dive into 2017 at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, starting at Noon in the 3400 block of 172nd SW Streetin Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood…

REMINDER: Highline High Robotics at Jan. 3 Burien Film Office Happy Hour

REMINDER: Highline High Robotics at Jan. 3 Burien Film Office Happy Hour

Photo provided by Zoe Burchard. REMINDER: Darin Gee (pictured above) will do a presentation about Highline High School’s FIRST Robotics Program at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held... [Read more]

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DAL Law Firm: How to get help to avoid foreclosure

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: How to Get Help to Avoid Foreclosure If you or someone you know may be facing foreclosure, there are various options available to assist, one of which may be a loan modification.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Save 20% OFF at Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique’s AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE!

Save 20% OFF at Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique’s AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE!

Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique is holding an AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE! 3 Wishes shoes, clothing, accessories AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE 20% OFF ENTIRE STOCK! All merchandise temporarily reduced including Boots,... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Boys Basketball are tops in their conference!

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Boys Basketball are tops in their conference!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

When asked who was present to support the Quiet Skies Coalition, many at Monday night’s Burien Council meeting raised their hands. Photo by Scott Schaefer. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has... [Read more]

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory,’ warning residents that there’s a good chance of snow tonight (Friday, Dec. 23) for areas located at least 200 feet... [Read more]

End-of-year donations at Goodwill can help your neighbors

End-of-year donations at Goodwill can help your neighbors

The end of the year is the perfect time to donate to Goodwill and help your neighbors. The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating can help others with free job training and education programs. “Goodwill is... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

By Jack Mayne The passage of the city ordinance that would have made Burien a sanctuary city and prevent officials from asking for residence and citizenship documents was not property passed and is null... [Read more]

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

The Burien City Council announced Wednesday (Dec. 21) that it is seeking qualified volunteers to serve two-year terms on its new Burien Airport Committee. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2017. Here’s... [Read more]