Politics Section

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus recommendation on Design Concept 1 for the new north... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: City/Airport Interlocal Agreement: Loaded with Air and Water

The Cactus Speaks: City/Airport Interlocal Agreement: Loaded with Air and Water

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: [EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff.] City/Airport... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

The Burien City Council heard from The Seattle Times this week with what I would assume was unsolicited advice. Some might be surprised at The Times weighing in on the ongoing local dispute over a council... [Read more]

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

On Thursday, Dec, 14, join a discussion about Black Lives Matter, the struggles the homeless face and how to help improve the lives of homeless individuals in Burien with Renton’s Outstanding Citizen... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

A celebration for outgoing Burien City Councilmembers, as well as new/re-elected ones, will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. This free and open event will take place at City Hall, before... [Read more]

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Dec. 4) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released, and on the docket is Financial Policies, Budget, Comprehensive Plan, Parks PROS Plan, an agreement with Teamsters... [Read more]

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

King County Elections is reporting that the ballot box located near Town Square in Burien was the sixth most popular one in the county, with a total of 10,463 ballots dropped in it for the Nov. 7, 2017... [Read more]

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees on Wednesday night selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search. The Board made its decision... [Read more]

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

By Maureen Hoffmann Special to The B-Town Blog Twenty eight people (including 5 children) gathered at the Burien Library/City Hall meeting room to hear stories about homelessness, and to discuss approaches... [Read more]

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

By Jack Mayne The City Council study session agenda for Monday (Nov. 27) said that members were to hold a special closed session meeting for an hour before its study session. That special closed session... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 28) certified the results of the Nov. 7 general election, and the final returns confirm what we called on Nov. 14 – the ‘Progressive’ slate of Pedro... [Read more]

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

By Jack Mayne For at least the next six months, public comments will not be included in the Burien City Council’s regular pre-meeting packet, the City Council decided Monday night following the city... [Read more]

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC)... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Thank you... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

On Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 14), King County Elections released the sixth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and we can safely call this race a sweep for the progressive slate. In 2018,... [Read more]

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

On Monday afternoon (Nov. 13), King County Elections released the fifth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is not a fluke. Here... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

On Friday afternoon (Nov. 10), King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is continuing in a big... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]