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Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the candidates who have confirmed their attendance for their bi-annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Candidates Night will be... [Read more]

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

The B-Town Blog will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 City Council race (dates/locations to be announced soon), and we’re seeking questions from our Readers. These questions will be reviewed... [Read more]

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

A public forum for Tommy Le, a South Seattle high schooler who was recently shot and killed by police in Burien, will be held on Wednesday, July 19. Tommy, a 20-year-old high school senior, was shot and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum TONIGHT –– Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. – at Mt. Rainier High School. This... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]

VIDEO/AUDIO: Spear vs Burdine in our Highline School Board Candidate Forum

VIDEO/AUDIO: Spear vs Burdine in our Highline School Board Candidate Forum

As a bonus to our final 2015 Candidate Forum held Tuesday night, Oct. 13, we pitted current Highline School Board member Michael Spear against challenger John Burdine…

LETTER: During Blog Candidate Forum, ‘I witnessed a disturbing incident…’

LETTER: During Blog Candidate Forum, ‘I witnessed a disturbing incident…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, During the Holli Giffin-Bob... [Read more]

REMINDER: City Council, School Board races featured at Tuesday night’s Forum

REMINDER: City Council, School Board races featured at Tuesday night’s Forum

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog’s final Burien City Council Candidate Forum for the Nov. 3 election will be this Tuesday night, Oct. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Our last debate for this election will feature... [Read more]

It’s Austin Bell vs Darla Green at Tuesday night B-Town Blog Candidate Forum

It’s Austin Bell vs Darla Green at Tuesday night B-Town Blog Candidate Forum

The B-Town Blog welcomes everyone to the second of our three free and open Candidate Forums, set for 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Oct. 6. The candidates will be Austin Bell and Darla Green, each vying for... [Read more]

REMINDER: SW King County Chamber’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ is Wednesday

REMINDER: SW King County Chamber’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ is Wednesday

REMINDER: The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidates” reception will be this Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter. Candidates... [Read more]

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6:15 – 9 p.m. at Shorewood Elementary School, located at 2725 S.W. 116th in Burien. This event is sponsored by the Shorewood on... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Next Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be our second-to-last 2013 Candidate Forum for those running for Burien City Council, and all are invited! The free and open event will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at... [Read more]

WAmend holding community forum Saturday, Sept. 28

WAmend holding community forum Saturday, Sept. 28

WAmend.org, a statewide non-partisan coalition seeking to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, will host Ashley Sanders, dynamic spokesperson for Move... [Read more]

Burien City Council Candidates argue talking points at 2nd B-Town Blog Debate

Burien City Council Candidates argue talking points at 2nd B-Town Blog Debate

by Ralph Nichols Hopefuls for Burien City Council positions Three and Five in the Aug. 6 primary election exchanged views on a variety of issues at a candidates’ forum, sponsored by the B-Town Blog,... [Read more]

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is TONIGHT at 7 p.m.!

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is TONIGHT at 7 p.m.!

The first of our two 2013 B-Town Blog Candidate Forums, featuring Burien City Council races, is set for TONIGHT (Tuesday, July 16) starting at 7 p.m. at the ERAC building in south Burien. Candidates who... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is this Tuesday; your questions wanted!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is this Tuesday; your questions wanted!

REMINDER: The first of our two B-Town Blog Candidate Forums, featuring the Burien City Council races, is set for this Tuesday, July 16. Candidates who will be participating are: Position One: Lauren Berkowitz Jack... [Read more]

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is Tuesday; your questions wanted!

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is Tuesday; your questions wanted!

REMINDER: The first of our two B-Town Blog Candidate Forums, featuring the Burien City Council races, is set for this coming Tuesday, July 16 at the ERAC building. The second will be one week later on... [Read more]

Middle & High School Parents Invited to Give Input to Highline School District

Middle & High School Parents Invited to Give Input to Highline School District

Parents of middle and high school students are needed to help shape a plan that will guide schools for the next three years, as part of a community effort to create a new three-year strategic plan for... [Read more]

Highline Forum will Feature Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield Nov. 29

Highline Forum will Feature Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield Nov. 29

The next Highline Forum will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Avenue South – Arts Room A), and will feature Highline Superintendent... [Read more]

City’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

City’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

The City of Burien’s next – and final – Annexation Informational Session will be this Thursday night, Oct. 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Cascade Middle School’s cafeteria, located at 11212... [Read more]

City of Burien Holding Public Hearing on 2013-2014 Budget Monday, Oct. 22

City of Burien Holding Public Hearing on 2013-2014 Budget Monday, Oct. 22

The City of Burien announced Monday (Oct. 15) that it will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, “for the purpose of receiving comments on the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget prior to its adoption.” “Citizens... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

Dear B-Town Blog: The October 4, 2012 supposed informational forum sponsored by the NHUAC, struck me as a political rally put on by the King County Executive’s Office to promote the annexation on Area... [Read more]