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20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

A Burien man was arraigned Monday morning (Nov. 4) and pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to a charge of Murder in the First Degree for the fatal beating of a woman during a home invasion robbery in Kent... [Read more]

Sponsored Post This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: high-quality home with Mt. Rainier views

This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: high-quality home with Mt. Rainier views

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest’s Open House for this week is a high quality home with Mt. Rainier and territorial views, with a desirable floor plan! This great looking home has 4 bedrooms... [Read more]

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assisted in a drug bust last Thursday (April 25) at homes in Des Moines and Kent that netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County... [Read more]

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien and SeaTac Police Departments, served search warrants on five area locations last night related to a lengthy prostitution investigation. The... [Read more]

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

A fundraiser called “ThanksFUNgiving” is coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend in Kent on Thursday, Nov. 29, with all proceeds going to a local family in need. “In our community, families struggle... [Read more]

‘No One Left Behind’ Seeking Funds to Help Re-Build Deck for Disabled Couple

‘No One Left Behind’ Seeking Funds to Help Re-Build Deck for Disabled Couple

A group called ‘No One Left Behind‘ will be holding a fundraiser from Noon – 4 p.m. this Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Kent Lowe’s Store, to help raise money to re-build a deck with a... [Read more]

Powell Custom Homes & Renovations Donates Ramp to Disabled Man

Powell Custom Homes & Renovations Donates Ramp to Disabled Man

A disabled man living in Kent was the happy recipient of a new ramp thanks to Powell Custom Homes and Renovations on Friday, May 18th. The ramp was built as part of the Rampathon event, in which members... [Read more]

So. King County Nonprofit Wins $20,000 Zino Society Award for Social Innovation

So. King County Nonprofit Wins $20,000 Zino Society Award for Social Innovation

Through a grueling elimination process, Dynamic Partners, emerged as one of the top two nonprofit finalists competing in the first annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch presented by Social Venture Partners... [Read more]

Burien Shooting Victim Identified As Anthony Ourada, 25, Of Kent

Burien Shooting Victim Identified As Anthony Ourada, 25, Of Kent

The 25-year old man who was shot and killed in Burien Sunday night by a King County Sheriff’s Deputy was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Anthony Ourada, of Kent. Ourada... [Read more]

Burien Man Charged In Halloween Shooting Death Of Man In Kent

Burien Man Charged In Halloween Shooting Death Of Man In Kent

Jorge Lizarraga Late last week, the King County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Jorge L. Lizarraga, 19, of Burien, who is accused of the shooting death of Devin Topps, 18, last Halloween... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Refugee Farmers Struggle After Being Robbed

PHOTO FRIDAY: Refugee Farmers Struggle After Being Robbed

In an area that has been largely paved or developed with warehouses and industry, one of the last remaining parcels of farmland in the Kent Valley is being intensively farmed by refugees from Burundi,... [Read more]

Rep. Dave Upthegrove Holding Area “Drop-In Hours” Through August

Rep. Dave Upthegrove Holding Area “Drop-In Hours” Through August

Rep. Dave Upthegrove will be holding “drop-in hours” at various area locations once a month through August, starting Tuesday, June 22nd in Burien. Upthegrove, who serves the 33rd District and... [Read more]

“Seattle’s Pioneer Women: More Than Pretty Petticoats” Seminar Is Saturday

“Seattle’s Pioneer Women: More Than Pretty Petticoats” Seminar Is Saturday

The South King County Genealogical Society is presenting a spring mini-seminar called “Seattle’s Pioneer Women: More Than Pretty Petticoats” on Saturday, March 20th from 9am to Noon,... [Read more]

Car Robbed Lately? Kent Police Department May Have Your Stuff

Car Robbed Lately? Kent Police Department May Have Your Stuff

The Kent Police Department has created a website showcasing photos of 160 recovered stolen items including electronics, wallets, purses, backpacks, stereos, baby clothes and even a wedding dress; some... [Read more]

Burien Photographer Jennifer Leone’s First Public Showing Starts Feb. 21st

Burien Photographer Jennifer Leone’s First Public Showing Starts Feb. 21st

Burien Photographer Jennifer Leone’s first public showing of her work will start this Sunday, Feb. 21st and run for seven weeks at the Fireside Cafe and Gallery in Kent. The showing kicks off with... [Read more]

33rd District Legislators Hosting Community Jobs Forum Feb. 20th

33rd District Legislators Hosting Community Jobs Forum Feb. 20th

State Representatives Dave Upthegrove and Tina Orwall, both Democrats from Des Moines, along with Senator Karen Keiser (D-Kent), will host a Community Jobs Forum on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 10am to Noon... [Read more]

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

Four Area Communities Receive Grants To Combat Toxic Runoff

The Washington State Department of Ecology awarded grants of $50,000 each to four South King County communities that will help them comply with federal regulations regarding toxic runoff from streets and... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Pro Se University PS!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Pro Se University PS!

Acting as your own lawyer – as a pro se party – may well be the most challenging thing a person ever does. Our latest Advertiser, Pro Se University PS, offers webinars and seminars on specific... [Read more]

Are You A Vet Or In The Service? Get A FREE Car Wash On Veteran’s Day!

Are You A Vet Or In The Service? Get A FREE Car Wash On Veteran’s Day!

Veteran’s Day is this coming Wednesday, Nov. 11th, and Brown Bear Car Wash will be honoring vets and current service military (as well as spouses) with free car washes all day. The nearest location... [Read more]

GOOD NEWS: Get A FREE Car Wash This Thursday! BAD NEWS: You’ll Have To Drive To Renton, Kent, Auburn Or Federal Way

GOOD NEWS: Get A FREE Car Wash This Thursday! BAD NEWS: You’ll Have To Drive To Renton, Kent, Auburn Or Federal Way

GOOD NEWS: Brown Bear Car Wash is celebrating its 52nd anniversary with FREE car washes this Thursday (Aug. 27th). BAD NEWS: You’re going to have to drive to either Renton, Kent, Auburn or Federal... [Read more]

Sen. Karen Keiser Holding Online Health Care Forum Monday Morning 7/6 At 11am

Sen. Karen Keiser Holding Online Health Care Forum Monday Morning 7/6 At 11am

Senator Karen Keiser is holding an online town hall at 11am Monday morning, July 6th on federal health reform at the link below: http://www.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/keiser/townhall Sen. Keiser represents... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To Highline YMCA

Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To Highline YMCA

Rep. Dave Upthegrove will present Claudia Tanis, Executive Director of the Highline YMCA, with a $2 million “check” at their board meeting Tuesday afternoon (May 19th) at SeaTac City Hall.

Upthegrove will formally announce the appropriation, which is funded by a Youth Recreational Facilities Grant ($800,000) and a Building Communities Fund Grant ($1,163,000). Both grants are part of the state’s capital budget…

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI

According to The Seattle Times, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was arrested for a DUI Sunday night (April 19th) after his vehicle left the road and struck a ceramic pot in a yard in the 12600 block of 14th Avenue South in Burien (Google street view below).

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 speech was slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers.

The article goes on to say that Martin refused to perform both field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests, and that he was arrested. Under Washington state law, refusing to take a breath test results in automatic suspension of a driver’s license for at least one year. Martin may challenge the suspension or seek approval for an alcohol-ignition device on his car.

According to the Times, this isn’t Martin’s first run-in with the law – he apparently previously resigned as Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Kent after a 2005 hit-and-run incident.

Martin has been city manager since November 2006, and his yearly salary is $135,180.

We’re working on getting comments from both Martin and other city officials, but the Times goes on to quote Mayor Joan McGilton as saying that his arrest will be discussed at the next city council meeting on Monday night, April 28th, which we will cover.

Read the full story here.


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Espresso Stand Robber Wanted; Have You Seen This Man?

Espresso Stand Robber Wanted; Have You Seen This Man?

According to KOMO News, the man in the police sketch above is the suspect in a series of area espresso stand robberies (including some in the Burien area) and anyone with information regarding him is... [Read more]

Burien’s Hi-Liners Performing “Mulan Jr.” This Weekend

Burien’s Hi-Liners Performing “Mulan Jr.” This Weekend

Burien’s own Hi-Liners (Downstage Center) will be performing “Mulan, Jr.” this weekend at the Kent Performing Arts Center, which is located at Kent Meridian High School in (you guessed... [Read more]

Angle Lake School Fire Still A Mystery

Angle Lake School Fire Still A Mystery

SEATAC – The cause of a four-alarm blaze that destroyed the vacant Angle Lake School on Saturday won’t be known for two or three more days, said Terri-Ann Betancourt, a spokeswoman for the... [Read more]