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KNKX Radio: ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’

KNKX Radio: ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’

KNKX Radio (88.5 FM, formerly KPLU) did a good radio report they call ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’ that’s definitely worth a listen. Here’s... [Read more]

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night (Oct. 16) to ban King County health officials from locating a safe injection site in the city, despite pleas of some that such a site would... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage from Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘Candidates’ Night’

VIDEO: Raw footage from Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘Candidates’ Night’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce recently invited all candidates who filed for the 2017 Election for City Council positions in the communities of: Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and... [Read more]

Safe injection sites & more on agenda for Monday night’s council meeting

Safe injection sites & more on agenda for Monday night’s council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Oct. 16) Burien City Council meeting is a “discussion and potential action banning Safe injection Sites in Burien,” along with a budget update, economic... [Read more]

Commenting has been disabled on The B-Town Blog until further notice

Commenting has been disabled on The B-Town Blog until further notice

Due to the overwhelming burden it has put on our small ‘Mom & Pop’ business – not to mention the undeserved anger and accusations directed at us for not approving all comments as quickly... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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 Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Tuesday night’s Candidate Forum at Burien Library

VIDEO: Raw footage of Tuesday night’s Candidate Forum at Burien Library

Story, Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer A Candidate Forum for hopefuls running for Burien City Council was held at the Burien Library on Tuesday night, Oct. 10. All eight candidates were present at... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

On Tuesday night (Oct. 3), The B-Town Blog held its second and final 2017 Burien City Council Candidate Forum at Merrill Gardens at Burien (an Advertiser). This final forum featured candidates for Burien... [Read more]

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9

REMINDER: The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 9. To register to vote in Washington, you must be: A citizen of the United States A legal resident of Washington state At least 18 years old... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmembers discuss meeting guidelines Monday night

Burien City Councilmembers discuss meeting guidelines Monday night

By Jack Mayne Much of Monday night’s (Oct. 2) Burien City Council meeting was to consider its own meeting guidelines. It also reviewed the second year of the city’s biennial budget, including increasing... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

I love this country. To some degree I respect everyone with whom I share it. So why do I make a point of saying this now? Because I’m trying to reassure myself that I still know what love of country... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

[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:] Dear Council Members, Fiscally responsible... [Read more]

REMINDER: Final Blog Candidate Forum is at Merrill Gardens Tuesday night

REMINDER: Final Blog Candidate Forum is at Merrill Gardens Tuesday night

REMINDER:The final B-Town Blog Burien City Council Candidate Forum will be this TUESDAY, Oct. 3 at Merrill Gardens at Burien, located at 15020 5th Ave SW near Town Square (map below), starting at 7 p.m. This... [Read more]

Former Seattle Council candidate posts rebuttal to The Stranger’s Burien article

Former Seattle Council candidate posts rebuttal to The Stranger’s Burien article

Former Seattle City Council candidate David Preston wrote a rebuttal to Sydney Brownstone’s article on Burien politics (‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle‘) that... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will listen to a budget update, financial policies, revenue sources and expenditures, as well as decide on block grant funds, the expansion... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s first 2017 Candidate Forum

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s first 2017 Candidate Forum

On Tuesday night (Sept. 26), The B-Town Blog held its first 2017 Burien City Council Candidate Forum at El Dorado West Retirement Community (an Advertiser). This first forum featured candidates for Burien... [Read more]

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not... [Read more]

Burien Council announces seven members of new Human Services Commission

Burien Council announces seven members of new Human Services Commission

The Burien City Council voted on Sept. 18, 2017 to appoint seven community members to the newly formed Human Services Commission. “The commissioners bring diverse experiences to the board, including... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: Darla Green responds to Letter to the Editor about her

LETTER REBUTTAL: Darla Green responds to Letter to the Editor about her

[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]

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

It took the money from the voter approved recent bond election to give the Highline School District enough money to find out whether the front wall façade…

Burien City Council again spends three-plus hours on its internal guidelines

Burien City Council again spends three-plus hours on its internal guidelines

By Jack Mayne Five Burien City Council members spent over three hours Monday nigh (Sept. 25) wading once again through the Council’s own meeting guidelines, a matter that has taken up hours in the past... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘An Open Letter to Darla Green’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘An Open Letter to Darla Green’

[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:] An Open Letter to Darla Green: Ms. Green, I... [Read more]

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum #1 is Tuesday at El Dorado West

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum #1 is Tuesday at El Dorado West

REMINDER:The first B-Town Blog Burien City Council Candidate Forum will be this TUESDAY, Sept. 26 at El Dorado West Retirement Community, located at 1010 SW 134th Street (map below): 6 p.m.: Doors open 6:30... [Read more]