Opinion Section

POLL: Should The B-Town Blog turn Commenting back on? Please take our Poll

POLL: Should The B-Town Blog turn Commenting back on? Please take our Poll

On Oct. 12, 2017, we turned Commenting off, with the promise that we would carefully review and consider whether to turn it back on, and if so, what kind of system we should use. Now we’re asking... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

Along with retirement has come the opportunity for me to work with my wife on genealogy research of our respective families. We’ve been pursuing it off and on for several years, but it seems particularly... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

I love this country. To some degree I respect everyone with whom I share it. So why do I make a point of saying this now? Because I’m trying to reassure myself that I still know what love of country... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

[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 Council Members, Fiscally responsible... [Read more]

Former Seattle Council candidate posts rebuttal to The Stranger’s Burien article

Former Seattle Council candidate posts rebuttal to The Stranger’s Burien article

Former Seattle City Council candidate David Preston wrote a rebuttal to Sydney Brownstone’s article on Burien politics (‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle‘) that... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: Darla Green responds to Letter to the Editor about her

LETTER REBUTTAL: Darla Green responds to Letter to the Editor about her

[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:] The following Letter to the Editor is... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘An Open Letter to Darla Green’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘An Open Letter to Darla Green’

[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:] An Open Letter to Darla Green: Ms. Green, I... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

[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:] Rebuttal: “Why I do not Support ‘Safe”... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

[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:] I Support Safe Injection Sites –... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

As our nation’s summer winds down, it leaves behind at least two dominant impressions: High Water and Low Smoke. We certainly got our share of the latter in the Pacific Northwest, and there’s always... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: When people call me ‘inspirational,’ I sometimes take offense

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: When people call me ‘inspirational,’ I sometimes take offense

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 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 Readers! Today... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

[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 Council Members, Your inaction on... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

It’s foolish to try describing something that hasn’t occurred yet with any pretense of accuracy. I’m going to go for it, though, because I want to tell you what I’m doing today before I do it. Anyway,... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: In defense of journalism.

CLIFF’S EDGE: In defense of journalism.

I believe my flaws are few (despite what others may claim), but one I can’t deny is that I’m not a particularly tough disciplinarian. I’m usually willing to grant anyone that second chance. That’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

[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:] What’s the Future of Burien? As I think... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

I spent much of last spring and early summer reading Shelby Foote’s three-volume history on the Civil War, and now I’m glad that I did. I have visited the history of many places and times, but the... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

If you were anywhere along our communities’ western fringe this week you had the opportunity to see ships in the sound coming in from or leaving for Yantian China, Yokohama, Japan, Busan, Korea and... [Read more]

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

[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 Editor, What is the connection between... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

[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:] Burien City Council Meeting, Monday night,... [Read more]