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King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday called upon the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to provide enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence de-escalation, and crisis intervention... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

[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 King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former area resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

Councilmember McDermott wants to replace Congressman McDermott

Councilmember McDermott wants to replace Congressman McDermott

by Jack Mayne King County Councilmember Joe McDermott on Wednesday (Jan. 20) announced his candidacy for Washington’s 7th Congressional District, following speculation that he would seek to replace retiring... [Read more]

Moshier Art Center receives $10,000 grant from King County

Moshier Art Center receives $10,000 grant from King County

Burien’s Moshier Art Center will receive a $10,000 grant from King County to help maintain its building and preserve the arts and heritage. Moshier is one of several projects in Tukwila, Burien,... [Read more]

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Riders will have a new way to get around Burien beginning Monday, June 8. King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local... [Read more]

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

Monday’s vote by the Metropolitan King County Council fully funded current levels of Metro service. The unanimously adopted 2015-2016 biennial King County Budget ensures that 400,000 annual hours... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

Julia Patterson to be honored by the Municipal League of King County

Julia Patterson to be honored by the Municipal League of King County

Former Metropolitan King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will be honored in April as the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the Municipal League of King County. “During my time in public office,... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove announces candidacy for Julia Patterson’s Council seat

Dave Upthegrove announces candidacy for Julia Patterson’s Council seat

State Representative Dave Upthegrove on Tuesday (April 30) announced his campaign for King County Council Position #5, being vacated by Councilmember Julia Patterson, who is retiring this year. Born and... [Read more]

King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will not seek re-election

King County Councilmember Julia Patterson will not seek re-election

King County Council Vice-Chair Julia Patterson – who has served the South King County area for 23 years – announced Friday (April 26) she will not seek a fourth term on the King County Council. Patterson’s... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Burien’s own Jim Graddon honored by King County Council

SEATAC BLOG: Burien’s own Jim Graddon honored by King County Council

Our sister site The SeaTac Blog is reporting that the King County Council on Monday recognized the distinguished career of SeaTac Police Chief Jim Graddon – who grew up in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood…

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

The King County Council on Monday (July 30) gave its unanimous approval to the proposed alignments and stations for Metro Transit’s two RapidRide lines that will begin operating in 2013 – including... [Read more]

Local Politicians Respond to US Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Local Politicians Respond to US Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

As many of our Readers already know, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance is valid as a tax. Several local politicians... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

King County Executive Dow Constantine this week recommended alignments and station locations for two more RapidRide lines connecting Burien with Renton, and Shoreline with Seattle. “RapidRide is a cost-effective... [Read more]

There’s a New Sheriff in King County, and His Name is Steve Strachan

There’s a New Sheriff in King County, and His Name is Steve Strachan

On Monday (April 2), the King County Council appointed Steve Strachan as the new King County Sheriff, succeeding Sue Rahr, who left March 31 to become director of the Washington State Criminal Justice... [Read more]

Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee

Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee

King County Councilman Joe McDermott was selected by the King County Council as chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. McDermott, whose District 8 includes Burien and North Highline, will... [Read more]

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo Victim Of Burglary, Loses Puppy

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo Victim Of Burglary, Loses Puppy

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo is asking our Readers for help – her West Seattle home was broken into Sunday morning (Nov. 6) sometime between 11 a.m. – Noon, with the only thing taken... [Read more]