Opinion Section

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]

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

[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 Support Safe Injection Sites –... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

As our nation’s summer winds down, it leaves behind at least two dominant impressions: High Water and Low Smoke. We certainly got our share of the latter in the Pacific Northwest, and there’s always... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

It’s foolish to try describing something that hasn’t occurred yet with any pretense of accuracy. I’m going to go for it, though, because I want to tell you what I’m doing today before I do it. Anyway,... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: In defense of journalism.

CLIFF’S EDGE: In defense of journalism.

I believe my flaws are few (despite what others may claim), but one I can’t deny is that I’m not a particularly tough disciplinarian. I’m usually willing to grant anyone that second chance. That’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

[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:] What’s the Future of Burien? As I think... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

I spent much of last spring and early summer reading Shelby Foote’s three-volume history on the Civil War, and now I’m glad that I did. I have visited the history of many places and times, but the... [Read more]

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

[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 Editor, What is the connection between... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

[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:] Burien City Council Meeting, Monday night,... [Read more]

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

[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 Editor: As a neighbor who monitors... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

I thought you and I had a healthy conversation around the table last Friday as we chewed on the topic of local libraries and their continued value in this age of evolving media. I thought this weekend... [Read more]

LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[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:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

[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, You and the Council... [Read more]

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

[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:] The B-Town Blog policy of “No Comments”... [Read more]

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Council Members…every once in awhile you surprise me in a good way’

LETTER: ‘Council Members…every once in awhile you surprise me in a good way’

[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, Every once in awhile... [Read more]