Opinion Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

My wife and I sat in on the 10th birthday party of this blog Monday evening, and I came away realizing how little I know about a community in which I’ve lived for some 45 years. For one thing it was... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Fellow Burienites, let’s make these 50 families’ holidays special…’

LETTER: ‘Fellow Burienites, let’s make these 50 families’ holidays special…’

[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 B-Town Blog, Let’s face it.... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

I hope Scott Schaefer is reading – or has already read – this along with you and all the others who pay attention to The B-Town Blog. (Actually, I’m pretty sure he reads each of my weekly rants... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Editor – Chestine... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the editor... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

[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:] Seeing so many “Letters to The Editor”... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

Halloween comes and goes in a reasonably consistent way around our house. A day or so before the annual evening of tricks (I recall those when I was a kid, but see little evidence of them now – with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] In response... [Read more]

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] RESPECT... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

[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:] To Dow Constantine, County Executive; On... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We are better than this!’

LETTER: ‘We are better than this!’

[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 Burien, A couple days ago, many... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

A couple of weeks ago, following the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in the deaths of 58 people, I wrote in this space of an account of the event by a local 7th-grade girl who had been in Las Vegas... [Read more]

LETTER: I do not respect ‘Respect Washington’; plus, Sheriff responds

LETTER: I do not respect ‘Respect Washington’; plus, Sheriff responds

[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:] To the B-Town Blog, A number of acquaintances... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about City of Burien’s dealings with Verizon

LETTER: Resident concerned about City of Burien’s dealings with Verizon

[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:] Greetings, I rose in the October 23rd... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader responds to letter about Mayor’s political action

LETTER: Reader responds to letter about Mayor’s political action

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader in response to a previous Letter. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

It’s that time of year again when I either take on a formidable head cold—or I don’t. Last weekend I did, and it was a memorable one, short in duration, but long in symptoms. It served as an exhausting... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

I love this country. To some degree I respect everyone with whom I share it. So why do I make a point of saying this now? Because I’m trying to reassure myself that I still know what love of country... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fiscally responsible people set goals to get results’

[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 Council Members, Fiscally responsible... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[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. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

[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:] Rebuttal: “Why I do not Support ‘Safe”... [Read more]