Interview Section

EXCLUSIVE: B-Town Blog Interviews Woman Who Was Shot In Burien June 1st

EXCLUSIVE: B-Town Blog Interviews Woman Who Was Shot In Burien June 1st

by Scott Schaefer Through our own detective work, along with a little bit of journalistic elbow grease, we were able to track down the woman who was shot at the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Exclusive Interview With Witness To Shooting Of Woman In Burien

UPDATE: Exclusive Interview With Witness To Shooting Of Woman In Burien

BTB Reporter Mark Neuman was able to track down and interview an eyewitness to Wednesday’s shooting of a woman in her 20s who was shot by a man at the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW…

An Exit Interview With Discover Burien Executive Director Steve Gilbert

An Exit Interview With Discover Burien Executive Director Steve Gilbert

In Nov., 2009 when Steve Gilbert, then the newly-appointed Executive Director of Discover Burien (DB) started, The B-Town Blog had an ‘Entrance Interview’ with him. Flash forward to Feb., 2011, where we find Steve on his way out of town, so we found it appropriate to have an ‘Exit Interview’ with him….

A Q & A With Owners Of Burien House Damaged In Storm, Plus Slideshow

A Q & A With Owners Of Burien House Damaged In Storm, Plus Slideshow

Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin accepting the city of Burien's Community Leader Award in 2009. As we first reported last week, a waterfront home belonging to prolific Burien artists Dane Johnson and... [Read more]

Once A Candidate, ‘Mac’ McElroy Enjoys Birthday, Contemplates Future

Once A Candidate, ‘Mac’ McElroy Enjoys Birthday, Contemplates Future

by Mark Neuman “Running for office is the coolest thing I’ve ever done,” said Geoffrey (Mac) McElroy, Navy veteran and proprietor of the Triangle Tavern and candidate for State Representative from... [Read more]

Diana Toledo Will Stay In County Council Race Even If It Means Running Again Next Year

Diana Toledo Will Stay In County Council Race Even If It Means Running Again Next Year

by Jack Mayne Diana Toledo says no matter what happens in her race for King County Council against retiring State Senator Joe McDermott, she will be on the ballot next year when the position is up for... [Read more]

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

by Jack Mayne Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement in the state voter’s pamphlet says that he “will bring a fresh perspective and a strong voice to change Olympia.” That sounds like a big ambition for... [Read more]

Florida-Bound Councilwoman Kathy Keene Reflects On Her Time In Burien

Florida-Bound Councilwoman Kathy Keene Reflects On Her Time In Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members accepted “very sadly,” in the words of Mayor Joan McGilton, the resignation of Councilwoman Kathy Keene during their Oct. 4 meeting. But Keene, who resigned... [Read more]

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

It almost sounds like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch – cast the legendary, self-aware King of kitschy over-acting William Shatner as Host. Add as Guests convicted child rapist Mary Kay... [Read more]

A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

Debuting later this month, “West of the Gospel” is a new book from local author Greg Wright. Published under his pen name, W. John MacGregor, the book is a fictional account of events set against... [Read more]

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

by Shawn Underwood I was more excited than nervous when I got the call about my first television gig. I personify calmness, almost zen-like. After all, it’s my book (Mommy Are We French Yet?). I mean... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

by Scott Schaefer You may know her as a friend, acquaintance, or perhaps as that wacky lady at the Normandy Park Starbucks who’s always smiling or laughing while working on her laptop. You may also... [Read more]

‘We Can Be Proud Of What We Did’ – Town Square Developer Dan Rosenfeld

‘We Can Be Proud Of What We Did’ – Town Square Developer Dan Rosenfeld

by Ralph Nichols As work on the six-story condominium/retail complex in Town Square neared completion, principals of Urban Partners held their breath, month by month, until troubled Corus Bank of Chicago... [Read more]

Local Businessman Has Family Ties To Chilean Earthquake Disaster

Local Businessman Has Family Ties To Chilean Earthquake Disaster

by Ralph Nichols Sixty-four hundred miles – the distance from Sea-Tac International Airport to Santiago, Chile – is a long way. It’s a lot farther still if you’re here and have... [Read more]

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s “highest priority” in updating its Shoreline Master Program should be assessing “reaches of shoreline where there is no public access,” City Councilman... [Read more]

EXCLUSIVE: Survivor Of Pit Bull Attack Speaks With The B-Town Blog, Part 2

EXCLUSIVE: Survivor Of Pit Bull Attack Speaks With The B-Town Blog, Part 2

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final segment of our interview with Inga Isakson (read Part 1 here), one of two people seriously injured in a beating and animal attack last summer in the Sea-Tac neighborhood.... [Read more]

EXCLUSIVE: Survivor Of Pit Bull Attack Speaks With The B-Town Blog, Part 1

EXCLUSIVE: Survivor Of Pit Bull Attack Speaks With The B-Town Blog, Part 1

Story and Photos by Mark Neuman I sat down recently for an exclusive interview with one of the survivors of a beating and animal attack last summer in the SeaTac neighborhood. The attack has made famous... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s New Leader Is Hitting The Ground Running

Discover Burien’s New Leader Is Hitting The Ground Running

Story by Janet Grella Photos by Scott Schaefer What do you get when you cross a fireball with a firecracker? You get Discover Burien’s new Executive Director, Steve Gilbert. What a rare and unique... [Read more]

VIDEO: B-Town Breakdown Interview With Burien’s “Yodeling Dominatrix” Manuela Horn

VIDEO: B-Town Breakdown Interview With Burien’s “Yodeling Dominatrix” Manuela Horn

The B-Town Blog’s “B-Town Breakdown With Amy Bouska” video this week features a rather unique interview with Burien’s own Manuela Horn, known to many as the 6’2″ “Yodeling... [Read more]

A Visit With Burien Native And King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; See His Band Friday Night At Mick Kelly’s

A Visit With Burien Native And King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; See His Band Friday Night At Mick Kelly’s

by Mark Neuman We sat down recently for a talk with King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Dan joked while recollecting his days playing both offense and defense for Highline High School’s football... [Read more]

A B-Town Chat With King County Executive Candidate Susan Hutchison

A B-Town Chat With King County Executive Candidate Susan Hutchison

by Mark Neuman Former KIRO-TV reporter and anchor Susan Hutchison spoke with The B-Town Blog recently. She and County Council Chair Dow Constantine are going head-to-head to become King County’s... [Read more]

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

by Mark Neuman We spoke with King County Council member Dow Constantine, who, along with Susan Hutchison, will advance to the general election in November in the race to become the next King County Executive. As... [Read more]

Burien Guitarist Roger Gee Trades His 'Ax' For An Ax As He Re-Invents Himself As A Handyman

Burien Guitarist Roger Gee Trades His 'Ax' For An Ax As He Re-Invents Himself As A Handyman

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is about my “oldest friend” I’m still in touch with, a great guy named Roger Gee, whom I first met when we were just young lads going to Genesee Hill... [Read more]