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‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

After two proposed new logos for the City of Burien were presented by Tacoma agency JayRay – and rejected last October – two new revised ones were released this week. The City Council will likely... [Read more]

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local historic group the Maury Island Incident Historical Society (“MIIHS”) has submitted a Resolution to Washington State Senators Karen Keiser (33rd District) and Sharon Nelson (34th District)... [Read more]

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On Thursday, Feb. 16, you may have noticed that your favorite Mexican – or minority owned – restaurant(s) in Burien were closed, making it tough to get your favorite authentic taco or burrito. That’s... [Read more]

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien has filed a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to turn jet-prop airliners over Burien causing unexpected and unusual airplane... [Read more]

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

The 33rd District Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Normandy Park Congregational Church for their monthly meeting. Doors will open at 6 p.m. “Join us for a potluck dinner... [Read more]

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

By Jack Mayne South King County will get more representation on the Port of Seattle Commission under legislation introduced this week in the Washington Legislature. The bill – HB 1999 – would create... [Read more]

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day), Teachers at Burien’s Hazel Valley Elementary School greeted students with welcome signs and cheers as they arrived on campus to send a message of inclusion... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on new high school schedule options

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on new high school schedule options

Highline Public Schools is seeking the public’s feedback on proposed new high school schedule options designed to help students meet new state graduation requirements. See sample schedules, ask... [Read more]

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

A new group called ‘Indivisible Burien’ kicks off this Thursday Feb. 9th at the Dawah Center on the Lower Level of the Elks Club; here’s an announcement from Organizers: Please join... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

[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, Breaking your word... [Read more]

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

By Jack Mayne Port CEO Ted Fick resigned Thursday (Feb. 2), but the Puget Sound Business Journal in an exclusive story Friday morning said he left under a cloud that he quit after “auditors briefed... [Read more]

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

At the next Burien City Council meeting – set for Monday, Feb. 6 – councilmembers will conduct interviews with candidates for the Business & Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) Advisory Board,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick resigns

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick resigns

The Port of Seattle Commissioners accepted the resignation of CEO Ted Fick on Thursday, Feb. 2, in public session. The special meeting was called for this specific action. No reason for his resignation... [Read more]

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

By Jack Mayne A recent meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration regional office in Renton was a bust, and it is time for serious legal action to stop the recently increased noise from planes taking... [Read more]

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

UPDATE: The date for this hearing has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 2.: A hearing on a bill that would require a State Health Department study of air quality implications of increased air traffic at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Several travelers were detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from... [Read more]

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

By Jack Mayne Nothing in the recently passed Burien ordinance making the city an immigration sanctuary will run afoul of the recent order from President Trump regarding the punishment of sanctuary cities. Simply... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 10

City of Burien seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 10

The City of Burien is seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year,’ with the deadline set for Feb. 10, 2017: Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do you... [Read more]

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has agreed 6-1 to hire a San Francisco law firm to take the Federal Aviation Administration to court if the agency does not immediately stop changes in commuter jet... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Emily Inlow-Hood as its new Communications Officer

City of Burien hires Emily Inlow-Hood as its new Communications Officer

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Jan. 24) that it has hired Emily Inlow-Hood (pictured above) as its new Communications Officer, to “lead the City’s efforts to maintain open connections with... [Read more]

Nancy Tosta elected as Deputy Mayor at Monday night’s council session

Nancy Tosta elected as Deputy Mayor at Monday night’s council session

At Monday night’s study session, the Burien City Council voted to elect Nancy Tosta (pictured above from a previous meeting) as its new Deputy Mayor. As is usual, the method for this election... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

Burien was represented at the historic Women’s March in Seattle on Saturday (Jan. 21), as the Kleitsch family participated – along with an estimated 175,000 others. This event is considered to... [Read more]