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Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Nguyen extends lead over Braddock for 34th District

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Nguyen extends lead over Braddock for 34th District

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 7) Primary Election were released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 8), and Joe Nguyen has extended his lead over Shannon Braddock... [Read more]

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

Have a way with words? Are you a versatile verse-writer? Burien wants YOU! A new ‘Poet-in-Residence’ for Burien will “explore and interact with the community during the fall of 2018,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Nguyen, Braddock in 34th race

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Nguyen, Braddock in 34th race

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 7) Primary Election have been released by King County Elections, and the early returns show that in the race for 34th District State Senate, Joe Nguyen... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office by Joe Nguyen

Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office by Joe Nguyen

From Advertiser Joe Nguyen: Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office By Joe Nguyen I’m running today because I want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. The day I... [Read more]

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are presentations on a new hotel, small cell wireless networks, awards for Burien Police, an interlocal agreement for an airport study,... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

[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:] Mr. Hull’s views on the upcoming loss... [Read more]

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Commerce Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake 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:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Monday night (July 23) at around 9 p.m., a 62-year old suspect from Burien turned himself in to Burien Police in connection with Saturday’s assault of Mayor Jimmy Matta. He was arrested and subsequently... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, which has been fighting the FAA – and most recently, Alaska Airlines – announced that a protest planned at Alaska’s SeaTac headquarters on July 26 has been... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was physically assaulted at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday because he is Latino and that he supports Burien as a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

Ballots for Aug. 7 Primary have been mailed; have YOU voted yet?

Ballots for Aug. 7 Primary have been mailed; have YOU voted yet?

King County Elections mailed out ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election, so watch your mailbox if you haven’t already received yours. For candidates, the top two vote-getters for each position will... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Three reasons my wife Lois Schipper will be a great 34th District State Senator

Three reasons my wife Lois Schipper will be a great 34th District State Senator

From Advertiser Lois Schipper for State Senate: Dear Neighbor: With our current State Senator retiring, my amazing wife Lois Schipper is running for the State Senate. Our 34th District includes Burien,... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

Larry Cripe, President of Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, held a press conference outside Burien City Hall on Monday, July 16, outlining his group’s complaints and action plan having to do... [Read more]

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is reports from OLEO on police oversight, community survey results, an update on fireworks, a proposed memorial for late Mayor... [Read more]