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New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

The new Burien Airport Committee will hold a Meeting for the purpose of discussing the attached agenda on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Room at the Burien Community Center, 14700... [Read more]

City of Burien’s BEDP seeking members; deadline is TODAY (Fri. Jan. 20)

City of Burien’s BEDP seeking members; deadline is TODAY (Fri. Jan. 20)

Burien’s Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) is seeking members, but the deadline is TODAY – Friday, Jan. 20, 2017: The BEDP or Business and Economic Development Partnership was... [Read more]

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

The Burien City Council will be holding a Study Session on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda is the election of a new Deputy Mayor, funding of and a possible partnership... [Read more]

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

[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 B-Town Blog – I am writing to express... [Read more]

Sponsored Post AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

The following is a Paid Advertisement from the Clean Up the Burien City Council PAC; it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:: Criminals love Burien’s Police... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

[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 City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

Courtesy local Artist Amber Nichol: It has been the responsibility of artists to accurately reflect society in the face of injustice. I am proud to be hosting this collection of art inspired by the hopes... [Read more]

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of the Writer, the following is an updated/revised Letter to the Editor. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

An update from our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition: On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m., the Burien City Council will vote to release funds already approved for litigation against the FAA and to... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold. The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8... [Read more]

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

By Jack Mayne A loudly clapping and cheering audience at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (Jan. 9) welcomed the 4–3 vote approving a revised ordinance that said city officials, police and... [Read more]

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Jan. 9) upcoming City Council meeting will be the idea of proclaiming Burien a ‘Sanctuary City,’ along with a new airport committee and partnering... [Read more]

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

When asked who was present to support the Quiet Skies Coalition, many at Monday night’s Burien Council meeting raised their hands. Photo by Scott Schaefer. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

By Jack Mayne The passage of the city ordinance that would have made Burien a sanctuary city and prevent officials from asking for residence and citizenship documents was not property passed and is null... [Read more]

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

The Burien City Council announced Wednesday (Dec. 21) that it is seeking qualified volunteers to serve two-year terms on its new Burien Airport Committee. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2017. Here’s... [Read more]

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

UPDATE Wed. Dec. 21, 2016: Due to a legal technicality announced Wednesday by City Attorney Lisa Marshall, Burien’s ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance that was approved by a 3-2 vote at Monday... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

Here’s episode #79 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]

Quiet Skies Coalition will ask City Council to release funds at Monday’s meeting

Quiet Skies Coalition will ask City Council to release funds at Monday’s meeting

Our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition – a grassroots organization to challenge the new airplane flight-patterns from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien – released their latest newsletter on Saturday, Dec.... [Read more]

Burien Council may vote on ‘Sanctuary City’ status, CARES Monday night

Burien Council may vote on ‘Sanctuary City’ status, CARES Monday night

The Burien City Council may vote on whether to declare Burien a ‘sanctuary city’, as well as whether to extend the contract with CARES Animal Control or revert to King County at its upcoming... [Read more]