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New Citizens participate in Naturalization ceremony at Burien Library

New Citizens participate in Naturalization ceremony at Burien Library

On Wednesday, April 10, King County Library System Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum welcomed 17 new U.S. Citizens at an Oath Ceremony at the Burien Library. The ceremony was held in the multi-purpose... [Read more]

Burien Council Names Citizen Award Winners for 2011; Awards Will Be Mar. 4

Burien Council Names Citizen Award Winners for 2011; Awards Will Be Mar. 4

Maggie Larrick, left, and Eric Dickman, will do just about anything to promote Burien Little Theatre, like walking the 4th of July parade route in heels, passing out fliers. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by... [Read more]

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

by Ralph Nichols Opposition to any expression of interest by Burien in an eventual annexation of the remaining North Highline Unincorporated Area was strident at Monday’s (March 22) city council... [Read more]

Goat Hill Residents Motivate City Into Action Over Speeding

Goat Hill Residents Motivate City Into Action Over Speeding


This map highlights the Goat Hill neighborhood where residents are upset about speeding cars.

by Ralph Nichols

Burien city officials recently decided on a combination of solutions designed to alleviate safety concerns of local residents by mitigating speeding through the Goat Hill neighborhood over the ridge west of Ambaum Boulevard at SW 130th Street.

Goat Hill residents have complained for over a year about motorists speeding along the corridor that, heading west, follows SW 130th as it curves into 16th Avenue SW to SW 131st Street, then goes to Shorewood Drive where it continues in a northwesterly direction through the subdivision.

Repeated complaints and requests for action from the neighborhood led to a meeting about the speeding problem…

Intern’s View: ’09 Resolutions From Your “City Of Burien”

Intern’s View: ’09 Resolutions From Your “City Of Burien”

by Josh Hart Hello people of Burien, this is your city here – I want to talk with you a little about what I want to happen in 2009. In 2009 there are many resolutions I want – no, need –... [Read more]

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Burien Councilmember Kathy Keane shows a resident part of the annexation area. by Gina Bourdage Tuesday night (Jan. 6th), the City of Burien held their third public “Open House” meeting to... [Read more]

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Despite the fading away of the recent snowstorm and hectic holiday season, one thing is not fading away from the psyche of thousands of Burien residents in 2009: THIRD RUNWAY NOISE According to neighborhood... [Read more]

Citizen’s Police Academy Starts Sept. 10th

Citizen’s Police Academy Starts Sept. 10th

by Janet Grella Have you ever wanted to meet a real police dog and see how they find drugs? Or meet a bomb-sniffing dog? Or see a real police helicopter? Do you ever wonder how the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Join The B-Town Citizens Academy (And We’re Not Talking About A Bad Movie)

Join The B-Town Citizens Academy (And We’re Not Talking About A Bad Movie)

Burien Public Safety is putting the call out to local residents to join the Citizens Academy: Together with Burien and SeaTac Police Services, a program was designed to increase the understanding between... [Read more]