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PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[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 I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

REMINDER: Light rail to Angle Lake begins Saturday with opening celebration

REMINDER: Light rail to Angle Lake begins Saturday with opening celebration

Photo courtesy Sound Transit. Light rail to Sound Transit’s new Angle Lake station in SeaTac begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday (Sept. 24), with a grand opening celebration that runs until 2 p.m.. A... [Read more]

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

Highline School Board holding work session on Tyee & Evergreen Sept. 27

The Highline School Board will hold a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to discuss recommendations and plans to expand learning opportunities at Tyee and Evergreen campuses. The meeting will run from 5... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

The Burien City Council wants an October meeting between the city, the Port of Seattle and the regional office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss the recent increase in airplane noise over the city…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

[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, If you have been hearing... [Read more]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

LETTER: Highline School District Teacher endorses Nov. 8 School Bond

[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:] As a Highline School District teacher,... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Warning parkers – another paid Diamond Parking lot has opened in Olde Burien

Warning parkers – another paid Diamond Parking lot has opened in Olde Burien

A new paid Diamond Parking lot has opened near the Elliott Building, located at 920 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. A new paid Diamond Parking lot opened in the 900 block on SW 152nd Street Olde Burien... [Read more]

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away, according to a Facebook post. Keene was elected to city council Position 6 in November 2007. She retired in 2010 and... [Read more]

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Graduate! Highline’ will kick off Friday, Sept. 16 at Matt Griffin YMCA, and all are invited. Here are details from Highline Public Schools: Spread the word! Have you noticed the orange... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-FAACommentary.mp3 Burien residents should not blame the... [Read more]

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

By Jack Mayne A fourth female department head in the Lynden city government has resigned citing “negative and intimidating” behavior of former Burien City Manager Mike Martin. According to a story... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Volunteer... [Read more]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

By Jack Mayne Although a city hired investigator rejected a charge that Lynden City Administrator Mike Martin had created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them, the three have filed... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

On Wednesday (Aug. 31), a ground breaking ceremony was held for a brand new, 241,140 square foot Cold Storage Warehouse Facility in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA) of Burien. Speakers at the event... [Read more]