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Sponsored Post SEIU 1199 NW: ‘Standing Up for Our Community Hospital’

SEIU 1199 NW: ‘Standing Up for Our Community Hospital’

From Advertiser SEIU 1199 NW, who are picketing at Highline Medical Center today (Wed., April 16) at 3:30 p.m.: Standing Up for Our Community Hospital Highline Medical Center is our community hospital,... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will hold its April Membership Luncheon this Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The Mayors of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac... [Read more]

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

[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 have a dream that one day our elected officials... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

by Scott Schaefer BREAKING: The retail spaces of the Burien Town Square property, located on SW 152nd between 6th Ave SW and 5th Ave Place, are now on the market – priced at $2.29 million – according... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee and Chat will be held on Saturday, April 5, starting at 10 a.m. at Dino’s Country Kitchen, located at 127 SW 153rd Street (NOTE:... [Read more]

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien is a 2014 recipient of the Futurewise Livable Community Awards for its work on salmon restoration at Seahurst Park. In addition to the city, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

On Wednesday, March 26, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., members of the Highline Forum will meet at Burien City Hall’s Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd Street. The public is invited to make comments at the... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

O’Reilly Auto Parts to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex couples

O’Reilly Auto Parts to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex couples

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex spouses of its employees in Washington and other states recognizing marriage equality, effective April 1 (read... [Read more]

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Burien City Councilmembers unanimously selected two residents – Maureen Hoffmann and Betty Olson Vacca – along with a local group – Neighbors of Seahurst Park – as Burien’s 2014 ‘Citizens... [Read more]

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts – which runs four auto parts stores in South King County – is being investigated by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office to determine if the company... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

[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:] Why are we sometimes so blind? Last night I... [Read more]

Julia Patterson to be honored by the Municipal League of King County

Julia Patterson to be honored by the Municipal League of King County

Former Metropolitan King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will be honored in April as the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the Municipal League of King County. “During my time in public office,... [Read more]

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Burien City Council voted to select as its new City Manager Kamuron D. Gurol at Monday night’s special session, held at the Burien Community Center…

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

The City of Burien sent out a notice on Friday (March 7) announcing that: “The Burien City Council will hold a Special Meeting for the purpose of authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for the... [Read more]

City of Burien to receive award for Seahurst Park project

City of Burien to receive award for Seahurst Park project

According to an announcement on the city’s website, the City of Burien and its partners in the Seahurst Park Shoreline Restoration Project have been chosen to receive the “Overall Excellence... [Read more]

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

An estimated 60 local residents had an opportunity to meet the five finalists for the vacant Burien City Manager position at a Feb. 28 open house in the community center.  One candidate – Michael... [Read more]

Deadline to file amendments to Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3

Deadline to file amendments to Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3

The deadline to file an application for an amendment to Burien’s Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m. “The City of Burien annually considers amendments to the Burien Comprehensive... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

[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 Neighbors and Members of the Burien Community, Thank... [Read more]

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

by Jack Mayne The danger of widespread cancellation of local Metro bus service is still looming, but major cuts this year in South King County have been relieved by a Washington transportation department... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta is planning the third of her monthly Saturday morning Community Coffee and Chats at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Geno’s Coffee Shop, located at 11620 Ambaum... [Read more]

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

On Friday (Feb. 21), the names of the six finalists for the City Manager position were released by the City of Burien. Residents have been invited by the city to meet the finalists on Friday, Feb. 28 from... [Read more]

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will review a presentation at its Monday, Feb. 24, Study Session about previous plans – last reviewed in 2008 – for a new Burien Community Center that were... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline for ‘Citizen of the Year’ nominations is Friday

REMINDER: Deadline for ‘Citizen of the Year’ nominations is Friday

REMINDER: The deadline for the City of Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ nominations is this Friday, Feb. 14. Nominators are asked to describe what the person or organization has done, when the contribution was made…

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

For the first time ever, a King County Executive delivered the annual ‘State of the County’ address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas – in this case, at White Center Heights Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 10…