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CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

A few years back, about the time I retired from teaching journalism, I became comfortable with a question my former newspaper colleagues would frequently ask, often from behind a sneer: Are you still... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light on Tuesday… My day had begun with the posting of our American flag in the holder at the front of the carport, a routine practice... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Responsibility of Advocacy</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Responsibility of Advocacy

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce As a parent, one of the most rewarding things I enjoy doing with my children is reading with them. Dr. Seuss was always a favorite... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

I listen regularly to those who get paid to report to us what’s happening in the world. I listen, and I conclude that humanity is in a real mess. On the other hand, as I’m hearing all that, I’m... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

I turn 80 today, and I recall doubting I would ever be able to say that. Now the date arrives, I’m still here, and it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Like you, I know our population as a whole... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A new column premieres

CLIFF’S EDGE: A new column premieres

As I age there seems to be less interest in my opinion, starting at home with my wife and extending on to children, grandchildren, neighbors, clerks and so on. I’m learning to deal with it, but it still... [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]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Let’s hear it for our younger, positive citizens!

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Let’s hear it for our younger, positive citizens!

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEdiorial121616.mp3 This is the time of year when we put aside... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: About the Melodic Caring Project

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: About the Melodic Caring Project

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 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]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hello B-Town... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneEditorialGurol093016.mp3 What the blazes is going on at... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

Here’s episode #54 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]

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! So, on February... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: A Random Act of Holiday Kindness

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: A Random Act of Holiday Kindness

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! So, I have already... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Some uplifting & positive thoughts for the holidays

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Some uplifting & positive thoughts for the holidays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hi B-Town readers! After telling... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cassidy goes to 3 galas & performs with famous movie stars

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cassidy goes to 3 galas & performs with famous movie stars

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers!! I feel really... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac fire displaces 3 families; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: SeaTac fire displaces 3 families; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #27 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]

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]