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City Council Holding Study Session Monday Night to Study Its Last Session

City Council Holding Study Session Monday Night to Study Its Last Session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will be conducting a Study Session this coming Monday night, Nov. 26, beginning at 7 p.m., to basically study its controversial last session, held Monday night,... [Read more]

City In Crisis As SeaTac Council Member Blasts Lack of Accountability At Meeting

City In Crisis As SeaTac Council Member Blasts Lack of Accountability At Meeting

Our sister site The SeaTac Blog is reporting about how that city is currently going through a crisis regarding some controversial, inappropriate emails, along with councilmembers, city staff and public... [Read more]

City Will Use Eminent Domain To Turn Three Tree Point Into Nude Beach

City Will Use Eminent Domain To Turn Three Tree Point Into Nude Beach

by Robb Patrickson In a surprise announcement, the Burien City Council voted Thursday to use the controversial “eminent domain” procedure to take over an entire section of SW 172nd on Three... [Read more]

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols As demolition crews prepared this week to tear down the Lora Lake Apartments – long the center of heated controversy over affordable housing in Burien – near Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

Is The New Nude Female Sculpture At B/IAS Too Explicit? Take Our Poll…

Is The New Nude Female Sculpture At B/IAS Too Explicit? Take Our Poll…

Last week, a new lifesize bronze sculpture of a nude female (pictured above) was installed at the Burien Interim Art Space near the new Town Square and Library, and it’s been stirring up some controversy... [Read more]

City Manager Mike Martin Formally Charged With DUI

City Manager Mike Martin Formally Charged With DUI

According to The Seattle P-I, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was formally charged with drunk driving Wednesday (May 6th), based on his arrest on Sunday, April 19th.

As we reported then, Martin, 55, allegedly crashed his car into a ceramic planter in the 12600 block of 14th Ave South.

Apparently Martin was found outside his car, “leaning forward and swaying side to side,” according to King County Sheriff’s records. His breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers…

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

View Larger Map We heard rumors about this all summer, and now it looks like it’s true according to the City of Burien – the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, located on SW 152nd (with... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

We just got an exclusive response from Burien Mayor Joan McGilton on this entire annexation withdrawal issue, and here’s the latest: First, a snippet from Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin as... [Read more]