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‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

UPDATE: Due to weather and road conditions, organizers have rescheduled the ‘Evening with Austin Bell’ event to Tuesday, March 12: “In making our decision, we chose to look to the City... [Read more]

Tenant Protections Community Conversation at Burien Library Feb. 20

Tenant Protections Community Conversation at Burien Library Feb. 20

A Tenant Protections Community Conversation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. Here’s more info from a Facebook event page:Are you a renter or landlord... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

Due to the impending SnowViaDoom™, Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8. And yes, as of 12:45 p.m.-ish, flakes... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’  presented to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’ presented to Port of Seattle

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston continues his ‘The Briefing’ project, a one-man crusade (and documentary) against the Port of Seattle Commission, and his most recently testimony... [Read more]

UPDATE: There will be no Burien City Council meeting tonight

UPDATE: There will be no Burien City Council meeting tonight

Due to severe weather conditions, the City of Burien announced that there will be no City Council meeting tonight (Monday, Feb. 4): Because of severe weather conditions, Burien City Hall will be closed... [Read more]

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

Congrats to St. Francis of Assisi 8th grader Gabriel Hamilton, 14, who served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 21. Pages are sponsored by the Senator from their legislative... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Merrill Gardens Senior Living will be hosting Burien’s Deputy Mayor Austin Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss his thoughts and priorities – and how citizens can make... [Read more]

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann On Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 54 people arrived at Navos’ Revelle Hall for lively discussions about “Strong Visions for Burien”, led by Irene Danysh of Community... [Read more]

Council told of proposed state study to create second Seattle airport by 2040

Council told of proposed state study to create second Seattle airport by 2040

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has unanimously passed a resolution endorsing a Washington State Senate bill that would seek a location and get a second Seattle-area airport built in the next 20... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to turn the City of Burien into a power utility

LETTER: Resident wants to turn the City of Burien into a power utility

[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:] Hello Friends, My name is Robert Richmond... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport main topic for Monday night’s City Council Study Session

Sea-Tac Airport main topic for Monday night’s City Council Study Session

On the docket for the Burien City Council Study Session Monday night (Jan. 28): Sea-Tac Airport, BEDP, Tenant Protection Initiatives and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., with a special Executive Session... [Read more]

Brainstorm with Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta on neighborhood events Jan. 29

Brainstorm with Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta on neighborhood events Jan. 29

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta will be taking part in a ‘Strong Connections’ event this coming Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Navos’ Revelle Hall, from 6 – 8 p.m.: “Excited to welcome you... [Read more]

CHI Franciscan waiving co-pays & deductibles for federal employees

CHI Franciscan waiving co-pays & deductibles for federal employees

CHI Franciscan announced this week that it will be waiving all co-pays and deductibles for federal employees and their families for emergency care, urgent care, and outpatient clinics. “In light... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #16: The Myth of No Choice’ presented to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #16: The Myth of No Choice’ presented to Port of Seattle

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, local activist/lawyer/filmmaker Steve Edmiston presented his 16th ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is taking on the Port, one public comment... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]