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New Burien Community Resource Center offers ‘one-stop shopping’ for social service needs

New Burien Community Resource Center offers ‘one-stop shopping’ for social service needs

By Marilyn Littlejohn King County District Court Community Court Coordinator Three words best describe what users of the new Burien Community Resource Center can expect when they visit the center: friendly,... [Read more]

New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

King County District Court and the City of Burien announced this week that they are collaborating to implement a “community court” in Burien, with the first gavel set to drop on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The... [Read more]

Killer Of Burien Tow Truck Driver Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

Killer Of Burien Tow Truck Driver Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday afternoon that Shavelle M. Lewis pleaded guilty as charged to Vehicular Homicide and Felony Hit and Run for the hit and run death of tow truck... [Read more]

Burien Woman Who Videotaped Raping Of Her 4-Year Old Gets 26+ Years

Burien Woman Who Videotaped Raping Of Her 4-Year Old Gets 26+ Years

Hollie Beston, a Burien woman who videotaped herself and her husband raping her own 4-year-old daughter, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison by Judge Mariane Spearman on Friday (Feb. 18) in King... [Read more]

Challenger Susan Mahoney Soundly Defeats Controversial “Judge Judy”

Challenger Susan Mahoney Soundly Defeats Controversial “Judge Judy”

Susan Mahoney by Jack Mayne Judith Eiler, the judge who was recently suspended for five days by the state Supreme Court for “rude, impatient and undignified treatment” of people before her in court... [Read more]

Susan Mahoney Says A Judge Can Be Effective And Civil In Court

Susan Mahoney Says A Judge Can Be Effective And Civil In Court

by Jack Mayne Susan Mahoney has been thinking for some time about becoming a judge, but a recent situation where her opponent was disciplined by the state Supreme Court for being rude and abrupt prompted... [Read more]

Judge Judith Eiler Says Being A Tough Judge Is Her Role

Judge Judith Eiler Says Being A Tough Judge Is Her Role

by Jack Mayne District Court races are usually quiet matters hardly noticed by voters, but because of a dust-up over courtroom behavior by a judge seeking reelection in the Burien area, and a name that... [Read more]

Burien Upholds Ban Of Pit Bull That Attacked Woman, But Will Not Destroy It

Burien Upholds Ban Of Pit Bull That Attacked Woman, But Will Not Destroy It

Attorney Christopher M. Davis wrote an interesting piece on his blog Tuesday (Sept. 21st), about his Burien client Jeanette Cunningham’s case about a “dangerous” pit bull dog that attacked... [Read more]

Suspect In “Smash-And-Grab” Burglaries Appears In Court; Bail Set At $150K

Suspect In “Smash-And-Grab” Burglaries Appears In Court; Bail Set At $150K

According to The Seattle P-I, the 50-year old male suspect who police say has committed more than 30 “smash-and-grab” style burglaries in the Burien/West Seattle area made his first court appearance... [Read more]

STITA Loses Round, Vows To Fight On To Retain Airport Cab Service Contract

STITA Loses Round, Vows To Fight On To Retain Airport Cab Service Contract

by Jack Mayne The Seattle-Tacoma International Taxicab Association (STITA) lost another round in its fight to retain a contract with the Port of Seattle to be the sole provider of cab service leaving the... [Read more]

Burien-Based Judge Suspended For “Extreme Rudeness” In Courtroom

Burien-Based Judge Suspended For “Extreme Rudeness” In Courtroom

The state Supreme Court has suspended Burien-based District Court Judge Judith Eiler for “extreme rudeness” in her local courtroom. Eiler has served as a King County District Court judge for... [Read more]

STITA Cab Challenges Yellow Taxi Lobbyist Over Role In Taxi Contract

STITA Cab Challenges Yellow Taxi Lobbyist Over Role In Taxi Contract

On Thursday (April 15) STITA Cab announced that it is challenging Chris Van Dyk, lobbyist for Yellow Taxi, to provide documents and answer questions about his role in drafting two rival taxi contract proposals. Yet,... [Read more]

STITA Cab’s Stay Against Port Of Seattle Upheld. For Now.

STITA Cab’s Stay Against Port Of Seattle Upheld. For Now.

With more twists and turns than Maplewild Ave SW, Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 9th) the case of STITA vs the Port of Seattle took another turn – the Court of Appeals Commissioner issued an order that... [Read more]

White Center Cat Attacker Pleads Not Guilty In Court

White Center Cat Attacker Pleads Not Guilty In Court

Tracy Clark, the man accused of “gutting” Scatt, a therapy cat at White Center’s Cross Church, plead “Not Guilty” to a first degree animal cruelty charge Wednesday morning at King County Superior Court.

Clark allegedly attacked Scatt, the church’s therapy cat for the last eight years, on Sunday April 19th, resulting in multiple injuries including a “collar-bone to tail” knife wound…

Meet The Challenger: Burien’s Matt Hale Takes On Superior Court Incumbent

Meet The Challenger: Burien’s Matt Hale Takes On Superior Court Incumbent

by Mark Neuman Matt Hale has been starting early and thinking big since his early days here in Burien, and he’s still tackling early and big things today. The 1998 graduate of Highline High... [Read more]