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Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Screenshot of Glen Morgan’s PDC complaint against Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. By Jack Mayne A conservative activist in the Olympia area is taking aim at Democrat office holders across... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.: Analysis by Jack Mayne For the past few years, Burien’s City Council elections have been a bit more contentious with two sides (or... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

Dear Editor, Candidate Gordon Shaw reached deep into his bag of dirty political tricks to send out a mailer that intentionally attempts to confuse the voters of Burien and to imply that his opponent Bob... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I, Bob Edgar, Am An Active Candidate For The Burien Council…’

LETTER: ‘I, Bob Edgar, Am An Active Candidate For The Burien Council…’

Dear Citizens and Voters of Burien; I, Bob Edgar, am an active candidate for the Burien Council Position No.4. I am willing and eager to serve the citizens of Burien, if I am elected in the November election.... [Read more]

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

by Ralph Nichols Candidate filing for this year’s primary and general elections doesn’t begin for another month, but the four hopefuls for state representative from the 34th Legislative District,... [Read more]

BREAKING: Sabra Schneider Withdraws From 34th District Race Due To Injuries

BREAKING: Sabra Schneider Withdraws From 34th District Race Due To Injuries

On Monday (April 5), we received a press release stating that 34th District candidate Sabra Schneider was withdrawing from the race for Rep. Sharon Nelson’s seat (Pos. #2) due to a torn ACL and MCL... [Read more]

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block, Jr., former Deputy Mayor and Councilmember, on Friday (May 15th) announced his candidacy for Burien City Council, Position 7, currently held by Sally Nelson.

Last we saw Mr. Block was at the April 27th City Council meeting when he voiced his support for City Manager Mike Martin, who was recently charged with a DUI, resulting in Martin’s amended contract.

“I was proud of the investments we made in our community in Burien while I served on the City Council,” said Block in a statement. “But I have unfinished business, and want to ensure that Burien is looking after our working families and their futures…”

Turn Your Lights Out For “Earth Hour” Saturday, March 28th

Turn Your Lights Out For “Earth Hour” Saturday, March 28th

This coming Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30pm-9:30pm will be “Earth Hour,” where all citizens of planet Earth are encouraged to turn their lights off for one full hour.

We just double-checked and determined that Burien was still part of Earth, so apparently this will include our town as well.

“Earth Hour” is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, which is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions…