Opinion Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

The Burien City Council heard from The Seattle Times this week with what I would assume was unsolicited advice. Some might be surprised at The Times weighing in on the ongoing local dispute over a council... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt says ‘Barky Holidays!’

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt says ‘Barky Holidays!’

By Marley A. Mutt Some people might wonder what we dogs like to celebrate this time of year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Solstice? Do we prefer to hang stockings or light menorahs? Honestly, when it... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Fellow Burienites, let’s make these 50 families’ holidays special…’

LETTER: ‘Fellow Burienites, let’s make these 50 families’ holidays special…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear B-Town Blog, Let’s face it.... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

The first item to catch my eye in this particular newspaper was a column written by the newspaper’s founding director. He is writing from a conference of “street paper” representatives from around... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

I hope Scott Schaefer is reading – or has already read – this along with you and all the others who pay attention to The B-Town Blog. (Actually, I’m pretty sure he reads each of my weekly rants... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Thank you... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Editor – Chestine... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from paid Advertiser Independent Burien: Dear Burien Voters, Wow – what the heck is happening to our community? I’m sure many of you are wondering why I have stepped forward in a proactive... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the editor... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Seeing so many “Letters to The Editor”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from paid Advertiser Citizens For Patty Janssen: Hello Friends, Neighbors and Burien voters, My name is Patty Janssen and I am running for Burien Council, position # 7. I am writing to you because,... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

Halloween comes and goes in a reasonably consistent way around our house. A day or so before the annual evening of tricks (I recall those when I was a kid, but see little evidence of them now – with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] In response... [Read more]

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Respect Washington emailed the following statement to The B-Town Blog about their recent controversial letter and crime list/map, which was sent out to over... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] RESPECT... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To Dow Constantine, County Executive; On... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We are better than this!’

LETTER: ‘We are better than this!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien, A couple days ago, many... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The added enforcement of Burien’s leash laws is a good thing…’

LETTER: ‘The added enforcement of Burien’s leash laws is a good thing…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Scrappy Cassie Dear Editor, The added... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This is in direct response to the actions of the group Respect WA’

LETTER: ‘This is in direct response to the actions of the group Respect WA’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] B-Town Blog Editor: After reading both... [Read more]