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‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ officially classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington,’ the anti-immigrant organization that tried to repeal Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance last year, was officially classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center this week…

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Respect Washington emailed the following statement to The B-Town Blog about their recent controversial letter and crime list/map, which was sent out to over... [Read more]

LETTER: I do not respect ‘Respect Washington’; plus, Sheriff responds

LETTER: I do not respect ‘Respect Washington’; plus, Sheriff responds

[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:] To the B-Town Blog, A number of acquaintances... [Read more]

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Darla Green, Debi Wagner file for 34th District State Senate position

Friday, May 18, was the deadline for candidates to file for Washington’s 34th state senate district – most recently represented by retiring Democrat Sen. Sharon Nelson – and some familiar... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

[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:] Letter to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from paid Advertiser Citizens For Patty Janssen: Hello Friends, Neighbors and Burien voters, My name is Patty Janssen and I am running for Burien Council, position # 7. I am writing to you because,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

[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:] In response... [Read more]

Around 200 attend ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wed. night

Around 200 attend ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wed. night

Around 200 residents attended a ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wednesday night, Nov. 1. Participants met at Azteca Restaurant, then walked to Burien Town Square, where the vigil... [Read more]

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

A Candlelight Procession and Vigil “against hate infiltrating the south King County community” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting at 8 p.m. at Azteca Restaurant, with a vigil planned... [Read more]

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

A Candlelight Procession and Vigil “against hate infiltrating the south King County community” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting at 8 p.m. at Azteca Restaurant, with a vigil planned... [Read more]

Candidates for Burien City Council speak out about Respect WA mailing

Candidates for Burien City Council speak out about Respect WA mailing

In response to a gathering imbroglio surrounding a recent endorsement letter supporting four Burien City Council candidates mailed out by Respect Washington, the candidates in question have taken to social... [Read more]

VIDEO: Dow Constantine & regional leaders denounce racist flier in Burien

VIDEO: Dow Constantine & regional leaders denounce racist flier in Burien

On Monday (Oct. 30), King County Executive Dow Constantine – along with numerous regional political leaders (and one lurker) – denounced the recent Respect Washington flier considered by many to be... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

[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:] To Dow Constantine, County Executive; On... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

Highline Public Schools Superintendent responds to Respect WA hate mail

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent the following statement to all staff, regarding the controversial hate mail recently sent out by Respect Washington: Hello... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This is in direct response to the actions of the group Respect WA’

LETTER: ‘This is in direct response to the actions of the group Respect WA’

[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:] B-Town Blog Editor: After reading both... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Targeted Immigrants’

Volunteers needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Targeted Immigrants’

Volunteers are needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Target Immigrants’: This week the anti-immigrant group Respect Washington circulated a direct mail letter that included addresses of undocumented... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of 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:] What’s the Future of Burien? As I think... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary... [Read more]