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CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

If you were anywhere along our communities’ western fringe this week you had the opportunity to see ships in the sound coming in from or leaving for Yantian China, Yokohama, Japan, Busan, Korea and... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

I thought you and I had a healthy conversation around the table last Friday as we chewed on the topic of local libraries and their continued value in this age of evolving media. I thought this weekend... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [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]

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]

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]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneInterimCM.mp3 The terms interim or acting city manager have... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [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]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

Here’s episode #38 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: 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]

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]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What I did at Camp Korey & Camp Casey this summer

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What I did at Camp Korey & Camp Casey this summer

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! Jeez! I feel... [Read more]