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King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement Thursday (Nov. 8) regarding the defeat of proposed annexations in North Highline/White Center and West Hill: “We acknowledge... [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]

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

On Wednesday (Feb. 17th), King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he will vow to continue pursuing federal funding for replacement of the county’s South Park Bridge. Constantine will... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Commits To Cooperation With Local Cities

Dow Constantine Commits To Cooperation With Local Cities

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine re-affirmed in a talk in SeaTac on Friday (Jan. 8th) his commitment to creating a new spirit of cooperation with other local governments. Constantine,... [Read more]

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members had their first face-to-face discussion with a representative of the King County Executive’s office on the divisive issue of Puget Sound Park at their... [Read more]

King County Advisory Committee Recommends Four Finalists For Dow’s Seat; None Are From Burien

King County Advisory Committee Recommends Four Finalists For Dow’s Seat; None Are From Burien

Late Thursday (Dec. 3rd), the King County Council announced that its Advisory Committee has chosen four finalists seeking to fill the King County Council seat vacated by Dow Constantine upon his election... [Read more]

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols A letter written on April 3 by then-King County Councilman Dow Constantine – this one sent to Ron Sims, who was still county executive at the time – affirms Constantine’s... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine, whose first full day on the job was Monday (Nov. 30), reportedly plans to meet with all interested parties before deciding the future of Puget Sound... [Read more]

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, and Normandy Park Councilmember Doug Osterman were named Monday (Nov. 16th) to a 12-person panel that will recommend candidates to be considered for Dow Constantine’s... [Read more]

UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District

UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District

UPDATE WED. 11/4/ 5pm: The second round of election returns has been released by King County Elections, and with between 28-30% of the votes counted, Dow Constantine still leads with 58%, Jack Block Jr.... [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]

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

by Ralph Nichols It’s déjà vu all over again. Closed parks and pools, on top of program and job cuts, have been proposed by the King County executive to balance next year’s operating... [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]

A Visit With Ross Hunter, Candidate For King County Executive

A Visit With Ross Hunter, Candidate For King County Executive

by Mark Neuman We spoke recently with Ross Hunter, candidate for King County Executive. Ross, a Medina Democrat, managed a political miracle, if you will, seven years ago. The 48th District (Bellevue,... [Read more]

Seven King County Executive Candidates Offer Differing Ideas At Burien Forum

Seven King County Executive Candidates Offer Differing Ideas At Burien Forum

by Ralph Nichols Photos by Janet Grella Although seven hopefuls for King County Executive agreed Wednesday (July 8th) at a candidate forum in Burien that decisive action is needed to correct the county’s... [Read more]

King Co. Exec. Candidates’ Forum At Angelo’s Wed., July 8th

King Co. Exec. Candidates’ Forum At Angelo’s Wed., July 8th

The Burien Lions Club is sponsoring a forum for candidates for King County Executive at Noon on Wednesday, July 8th at Angelo’s Restaurant in Burien. The public is invited to come and hear all 8... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Ross Hunter For King County Executive

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Ross Hunter For King County Executive

We’d like to offer a “may the best person win” welcome to Ross Hunter, candidate for King County Executive, our latest Advertiser. He stopped by our Farmers Market booth in Burien recently... [Read more]

King County Executive Candidates Speak At Burien Forum

King County Executive Candidates Speak At Burien Forum

by Ralph Nichols

Crime – including a high level of gang activity – is an ongoing concern in the Highline area, along with the rest of King County, especially at a time when multi-million-dollar budget deficits have forced staff reductions in the sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices.

And not surprisingly, all five major candidates for King County executive told the King County Police Chief’s Association on Thursday that public safety is the primary responsibility of county government. They spoke at a forum at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien…

King Co. Exec. Candidate Forum Is Thurs. June 11th

King Co. Exec. Candidate Forum Is Thurs. June 11th

The King County Police Chief’s Association is hosting a County Executive Candidate’s Forum tomorrow (Thursday, June 11th), from 10am to 11am at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center located at 19010 First Avenue South in Burien.

The candidates running for King County Executive are invited to the forum, which is open to the public and press, and according to Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer, so far here’s who’s confirmed…

Kurt Triplett Appointed As King County Executive

Kurt Triplett Appointed As King County Executive

The King County Council Monday announced that they’ve unanimously appointed Kurt Triplett as King County Executive, with members citing “his professionalism and knowledge of the issues.”

Triplett was unanimously approved by the council to serve in the role which he took on in early May in an interim capacity after Executive Ron Sims stepped down to join the Obama administration.

Triplett will serve until the results of the November general election for County Executive are certified…

An Interview With Larry Phillips: “I Trump Dow In Spades”

An Interview With Larry Phillips: “I Trump Dow In Spades”

by Mark Neuman The B-Town Blog spoke recently with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who, along with fellow councilmember Dow Constantine are the leading contenders in the race to... [Read more]

Blue Ribbon Committee To Review Executive Candidates

Blue Ribbon Committee To Review Executive Candidates

As King County Councilmembers jockey for Ron Sims’ upcoming vacating of his King County Executive seat, the council itself released information today about creating a “blue-ribbon committee”... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

According to The Seattle P-I, King County Councilmember Dow Constantine will announce Monday that he is running for the King County Executive position being vacated by Ron Sims, who has been nominated... [Read more]