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Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m Bothered by One of the Participants in Yesterday’s Parade’

LETTER: ‘I’m Bothered by One of the Participants in Yesterday’s Parade’

Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk. Dear Editor, I’m bothered about one of the participants in yesterday’s parade, Dave Christie, a “Larouche Democrat.”... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Air Force One At Boeing Field (The Sonic Boom-Free Edition)

PHOTO FRIDAY: Air Force One At Boeing Field (The Sonic Boom-Free Edition)

President Obama came to the Seattle area Tuesday to do some fundraising, which of course meant that Air Force One was here to transport him. Which, as we all know by now, meant restricted air space…and... [Read more]

Highline Community College Receives $250K To Boost Job Training

Highline Community College Receives $250K To Boost Job Training

On Thursday (Mar. 4), Highline Community College’s Center of Excellence for International Trade, Transportation and Logistics (ITTL) announced that it had received $250,000 to provide additional... [Read more]

Curious About Health Care Reform Options? Informational Meeting Is Sunday, Sept. 20th

Curious About Health Care Reform Options? Informational Meeting Is Sunday, Sept. 20th

An informational meeting regarding Health Care Reform Options is coming Sunday, Sept. 20th, from 2pm – 4pm at the Burien Library. Sponsored by Heath Care For All -WA, South King County Action Team,... [Read more]

Federal Stimulus $$ Set To Stimulate First Ave South

Federal Stimulus $$ Set To Stimulate First Ave South

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that the area will be on the receiving end of $40.4 million in funding from the recent federal stimulus package, with $3.8 million going towards “Phase IIA”... [Read more]

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

Dow Constantine by Mark Neuman Metropolitan King County Council member Dow Constantine has made it official. “I’m running for King County Executive,” he said Monday (Feb. 16th) in an... [Read more]

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary Day #3: The Day After

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary Day #3: The Day After

Satellite photo by Geo-Eye-One. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. This is... [Read more]

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary Day #2: Inauguration Day

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary Day #2: Inauguration Day

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. This is his second of three reports.] TUES.... [Read more]

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary: Inauguration Day #1

A Burien Brit’s DC Diary: Inauguration Day #1

Satellite photo by Geo-Eye-One. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Previously,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

Here’s a photo sent to use by Burien resident Bob, an Englishman who has been filing reports for us from Washington, DC, where he attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama: This is the view Bob had... [Read more]

PHOTO: Scene From Tuesday Night’s Inauguration Party

PHOTO: Scene From Tuesday Night’s Inauguration Party

Pam Patty, a happy customer, and Mark Minium (of BTB Advertiser Burien Honda) take a break at Tuesday night’s Inauguration Party at The Mark Restaurant. The joint was so busy that Mark ended up... [Read more]

Live Streaming Video From The Inauguration

Live Streaming Video From The Inauguration

Enjoy this historic day folks: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks... [Read more]

Where To Watch The Inauguration In Person & Online

Where To Watch The Inauguration In Person & Online

From our initial research, it looks like the only “sure thing” reliable place(s) to watch Tuesday’s historic Inauguration Day ceremonies in person (other than at your home or office)... [Read more]

RE-POST: A Few Minutes With Dr. Martin Luther King

RE-POST: A Few Minutes With Dr. Martin Luther King

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2nd) in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:} “When machines and computers, profit... [Read more]

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident’s Photos, Inauguration Day #1

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident’s Photos, Inauguration Day #1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman and Burien resident who is currently in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of President Obama. This is his second in a series of exclusive reports for The... [Read more]

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident Reports From The Inauguration

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident Reports From The Inauguration

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who is in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of President Obama. Previously, we posted his eyewitness account of election night, and are... [Read more]

The Mark Restaurant Hosting Inaugural Party Jan. 20th

The Mark Restaurant Hosting Inaugural Party Jan. 20th

BTB Advertiser The Mark Restaurant & Bar is hosting an Inaugural Party Tuesday, Jan. 20th, and here are the details: WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 20th, from 5pm to close WHERE: The Mark Restaurant & Bar,... [Read more]

ACORN Office Honoring MLK “Day Of Service” Jan. 19th

ACORN Office Honoring MLK “Day Of Service” Jan. 19th

Just received word from a Reader who sends us this info on a local “Day of Service” on Jan. 19th (MLK Day) starting at the ACORN Offices in Burien (and as we previously reported, broken into... [Read more]

VIDEO: An Englishman’s Perspective On Obama’s Win

VIDEO: An Englishman’s Perspective On Obama’s Win

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who wrote the following report on election night in America. We’re posting his story because we find it incredibly interesting to get... [Read more]

Burien-Based ACORN Office Broken Into, Harassed

Burien-Based ACORN Office Broken Into, Harassed

According to The Seattle Times, the Burien-based ACORN office has been receiving vulgar and harassing phone calls from people upset with its role in registering 1.3 million poor and minority Americans... [Read more]