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Sponsored Post Lois Schipper: ‘Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen’

Lois Schipper: ‘Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen’

The following is a Sponsored post from Joe Nguyen for State Senate: Why I am Voting for Joe Nguyen By Lois Schipper Earlier this year, I decided to run for the State Senate because I wanted to make sure... [Read more]

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

At Monday night’s (Oct. 22) City Council Study Session, local lawmakers will discuss garbage collection, legislative priorities, LEAD and Community Court programs, and much more. The Study Session... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta endorses Shannon Braddock for State Senate

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta endorses Shannon Braddock for State Senate

The following is a Sponsored post from Advertiser Shannon Braddock for State Senate: As a Latino, carpenter, and community activist, I’ve always valued those who focus on the hard work of leading by... [Read more]

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

By Jack Mayne After a parade of people protested the issue of forcing occupants of the Fox Cove apartments to vacate for a new owner to upgrade the slum-like building, the Council on Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

At Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss tenant protections inspired by the recent eviction notices given at Fox Cove Apartments, LEAD and Community Court programs,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]

ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens

ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens

The ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens. “We have invited all candidates for the 33rd and 34th Legislative District State House and Senate... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed.

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed.

REMINDER: The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Government Affairs Reception this Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Hotel Interurban in Tukwila. The Chamber has invited... [Read more]

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

By Jack Mayne In a long and routine meeting Monday night (Sept. 17), the Burien City Council delved into many intricate changes in internal policy, and also heard that crime was a little bit down and Major... [Read more]

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Below is the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Download a PDF of the packet here. SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M.: To Hold... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

New Wayfinding Signs point visitors to Downtown Burien shopping & amenities

New Wayfinding Signs point visitors to Downtown Burien shopping & amenities

Have you seen ’em yet? The City of Burien is installing new wayfinding signs that directs both residents and visitors to downtown shopping, services, and amenities. The signs include 25 vehicular... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Community Meeting on its Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Southern Heights Elementary School. This free, open meeting will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. “The community... [Read more]

‘Age Wave’ Candidates Forum will be held at Tukwila Village Friday, Sept. 14

‘Age Wave’ Candidates Forum will be held at Tukwila Village Friday, Sept. 14

AARP WA will be holding an ‘Age Wave’ Candidates Forum for South King County at The Sullivan Center at Tukwila Village on Friday, Sept. 14. The ‘Age Wave’ is both an opportunity... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed., Sept. 26

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed., Sept. 26

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – will be bringing back their Government Affairs Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The event... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

[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’m writing to express my support for... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Expect to hear about the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), along with an update on a new hotel, potential action on the controversial Eagle Landing Park stairs, as well as... [Read more]