Politics Section

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

After meetings/surveys, School Board selects obvious names for 2 new schools

Highline School Board members selected names for two new schools this week, and the names are kind of familiar sounding and obvious – ‘Des Moines Elementary School’ and ‘Glacier Middle... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Local non-profit Mary’s Place – which provides housing for homeless women, children, and families – announced that they are exploring the purchase of the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center... [Read more]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

[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:] April 19, 2018 An Open Letter to The Honorable... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks announced on Tuesday (April 17) that it will be closing all its company-owned stores nationwide – including several in our area – on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29 for racial-bias training. Training... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why aren’t these children and youth in Burien receiving this money?’

LETTER: ‘Why aren’t these children and youth in Burien receiving this money?’

[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 Elected Representatives: The OSPI... [Read more]

Water District No. 49 holding public meeting on new reservoir Wed., April 18

Water District No. 49 holding public meeting on new reservoir Wed., April 18

The Board of Commissioners of King County Water District No. 49 invite all to attend a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 6 – 8 p.m. The District is planning to construct... [Read more]

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is a previously-delayed presentation by new King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, discussion... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

Five candidates for Burien Police Chief met with City leaders and community members on Thursday evening at the Burien Community Center. Five candidates vying to become the next Burien Police Chief met... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

The Quiet Skies Coalition will be holding a Community Meeting to discuss the latest news on the FAA and airplane noise over Burien on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary... [Read more]

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary issue

LETTER: Capital Facilities Advisory Committee clarifies school boundary issue

[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]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

Story & Videos by Scott Schaefer On Monday night (April 9), around 140 people packed into Burien City Hall for a Town Hall on Youth Engagement and Community Safety, held by the City. The meeting was... [Read more]

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

New ‘ABC 4 Highline’ group wants to have a say in Highline School boundaries

A new group calling itself the ‘Alternate Boundary Committee’ or ‘ABC 4 Highline‘ was formed recently, “because parents, educators and community members had concerns and questions... [Read more]

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in Burien to improve safety, bus speed and reliability. The RapidRide H Line... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I can personally testify that those protesters were anything but silent’

LETTER: ‘I can personally testify that those protesters were anything but silent’

[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 commenting on a recent letter to... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode #4 of Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project

VIDEO: Here’s episode #4 of Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project

Here’s episode #4 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ series, where he takes on the Port of Seattle. Edmiston calls this episode “What Went Wrong”:  Read More →

Longtime City of Burien Finance Director Kim Krause is leaving

Longtime City of Burien Finance Director Kim Krause is leaving

Kim Krause, longtime City of Burien Finance Director, says she is leaving her post soon, but “I’m not retiring yet.” Her last day at the city will be Friday, April 13. City Manager Brian Wilson... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Dow C. came to Burien, but he was too frightened to speak?’

LETTER: ‘Dow C. came to Burien, but he was too frightened to speak?’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: I am surprised that... [Read more]

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

The City of Burien is inviting the community to a Town Hall discussion on how to engage youth and enhance community safety on Monday, April 9. In the wake of the tragic death of two teens last week,... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

All are invite to join Burien City Manager, Brian J. Wilson, to meet the candidates for the City of Burien Police Chief on Thursday, April 12. This free and open event will be held at the Burien Community... [Read more]