King County Section

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (June 16) ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Cayce A. DiTullio by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4 in Burien (read our previous... [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]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [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]

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

King County TV has released a ‘Video Voters’ Guide,’ which provide voters information on candidates and issues on the 2015 General Election ballot. It’s now available through TV, as... [Read more]

Household hazardous waste collection event will be in Burien Sept. 25-27

Household hazardous waste collection event will be in Burien Sept. 25-27

All King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its only stop of the year in Burien... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Businesses small and large across King County – including four in Burien – are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from... [Read more]

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Club Vida Saludable, a “personal coaching” business located at 12009 Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien (map below), was closed for a second time on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. by Public... [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]

‘Threadcycle’ wants you to donate all clothes, shoes & linens for reuse/recycling

‘Threadcycle’ wants you to donate all clothes, shoes & linens for reuse/recycling

King County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched Threadcycle, a new joint effort to reduce the estimated 40,000 tons of clothes, shoes and linens that area residents and businesses send to landfills... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 Burn Ban in King County, elevating Pierce and Snohomish counties to Stage 2 Burn Bans,... [Read more]

Year in review: In Burien, King County delivers in transit, health & environment

Year in review: In Burien, King County delivers in transit, health & environment

By Dow Constantine Special to The B-Town Blog I’ve had to privilege to represent Burien, in one capacity or another, since I was first elected to the State Legislature in 1996. The holidays are a good... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 2 Burn Ban LIFTED for King County

UPDATE: Stage 2 Burn Ban LIFTED for King County

UPDATE NOV. 20, 10 a.m.: The Stage 2 Burn Ban that was issued for King County on Wednesday has been LIFTED. You may now retrieve your kindling. PREVIOUSLY: Due to continued weather conditions and air pollution... [Read more]

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine and King County Council and Sound Transit Board member Joe McDermott today moved to add future high-capacity transit service to West... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Tyrone Bandy The King County Executive’s Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) that they will be conducting an inquest into the fatal shooting of Tyrone Bandy, 45, at his Burien home on Aug. 10. As... [Read more]

Metro Transit considering replacing bus route #139 with alternative shuttles

Metro Transit considering replacing bus route #139 with alternative shuttles

Just a few days after a group of women protested the cutting of Metro bus route #139 in Burien, King County on Monday announced that it is considering an expansion of its ‘Alternative Services Program,’... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

A group of women held signs at 21st Ave SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25), protesting the cut of Metro Transit bus route #139 in Burien. The group included some retired nuns. This... [Read more]

‘Burien In Motion’ helps you find new ways of getting around

‘Burien In Motion’ helps you find new ways of getting around

It’s just over the halfway mark for King County Metro’s “Burien In Motion” program, and organizers are asking folks to sign up before Oct. 10 for information on different transportation... [Read more]

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien to collect household hazardous waste from Sept. 26-28. All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries,... [Read more]

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Burien to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling,... [Read more]

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

With 266,539 ballots counted, the King County Elections Board released the first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election, and it looks like the North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 will... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Navos Mental Health in Burien

Dave Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Navos Mental Health in Burien

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over the keys to the van to members of the Navos Mental Health Peer Bridgers program. On Wednesday, July 23, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove delivered an eight-passenger... [Read more]