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POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

Click image to see larger version. Ordinance #606, passed by the Burien City Council on Aug. 18 (read our original coverage here) has been raising quite a stink lately, garnering international media attention... [Read more]

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

As we do at the end of each year, we do a big “let’s take a look back” post, where we tell you what WE think are the top local news stories of the year. It was a year full of tragic fires, a very... [Read more]

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

As we first reported Nov. 13, the City of Burien posted an online survey asking for residents’ comments to assist its executive search firm in finding a new City Manager, and the results are in. “The... [Read more]

State rules Burien can have one Marijuana Store; POLL: where should it go?

State rules Burien can have one Marijuana Store; POLL: where should it go?

The State of Washington announced Wednesday (Sept. 4) that the City of Burien will be eligible to host one Marijuana Store, similar to what other cities of its size will be allowed: These stores – which... [Read more]

Hopes for a Burien Off-Leash Dog Park Move Closer to Reality; Plus, a Poll

Hopes for a Burien Off-Leash Dog Park Move Closer to Reality; Plus, a Poll

by Ralph Nichols Burien dog owners may soon have an off-leash park for their four-legged companions. City parks operations manager Steve Roemer told council members at their March 25 study session that... [Read more]

POLL: Should the City of Burien Proceed with Creating Districts/Wards?

POLL: Should the City of Burien Proceed with Creating Districts/Wards?

As many of our Readers are aware, the Burien City Council is currently discussing breaking our city of ~47,000 into districts, or “wards.” Each district/ward would have its own representative... [Read more]

POLL: What Was the Top Local News Story for 2012? Vote & Help Us Decide!

POLL: What Was the Top Local News Story for 2012? Vote & Help Us Decide!

Well, we survived 2012! As we do at the end of each year, we usually do a big “let’s take a look back” post, where we tell you what WE think is the top local news story of the year. But... [Read more]

Harbor Urban Presents Plans for 173-Unit Apartments for Town Square; + a Poll

Harbor Urban Presents Plans for 173-Unit Apartments for Town Square; + a Poll

Developers Harbor Urban presented new conceptual design plans for the proposed development of Phase II of the Town Square Project to Burien City Staff on Sept. 14…

Most Burien Residents Say City Headed in Right Direction but Safety Is a Concern

Most Burien Residents Say City Headed in Right Direction but Safety Is a Concern

Click image to see larger version.. by Ralph Nichols A majority of Burien residents like living here and think the city is moving in the right direction. These are among the results of the biennial Community... [Read more]

POLL: Should White Center Market Itself Using the Phrase ‘Rat City’?

POLL: Should White Center Market Itself Using the Phrase ‘Rat City’?

Our sister site The White Center Blog has been following a lively story recently – the White Center Chamber of Commerce, along with a new business organization (Rat City Business Association) – are... [Read more]

Nelson, Fitzgibbon Endorse Marijuana Initiative; Plus, Take Our Poll

Nelson, Fitzgibbon Endorse Marijuana Initiative; Plus, Take Our Poll

Marijuana-only stores would be licensed to sell limited quantities of marijuana to people over 21 under the terms of Initiative 502, which has been endorsed by two 34 District state legislators. State... [Read more]

City Seeking Input Via Online ‘Healthy Burien’ Survey – Here’s Where To Take It

City Seeking Input Via Online ‘Healthy Burien’ Survey – Here’s Where To Take It

The City of Burien is seeking input from residents in an online survey “about your grocery shopping habits and if you ever walk or ride a bike to get around town,” according to the city’s... [Read more]

Help Burien – Vote For Local Businesses In KING5’s ‘Best Of Western Washington’

Help Burien – Vote For Local Businesses In KING5’s ‘Best Of Western Washington’

KING5 is holding their annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest through Oct. 9th, and as any businessperson who’s won before will tell you, winning can help a local business by getting... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Wants Your Opinion – Please Take Their Survey

Highline Schools Foundation Wants Your Opinion – Please Take Their Survey

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence announced Monday (July 11) that they’re seeking input from residents, and are asking our Readers to please take a moment and reply to... [Read more]

POLL: Should Pit Bulls Be Banned Within The City Limits Of Burien?

POLL: Should Pit Bulls Be Banned Within The City Limits Of Burien?

With the news of Thursday’s pit bull attack on former Burien Mayor Sally Nelson and one other woman (read our coverage here), the Comment Wars have been flying fast and furious on The B-Town Blog,... [Read more]

Help Discover Burien Discover What Burien Wants & Needs With Survey

Help Discover Burien Discover What Burien Wants & Needs With Survey

Our friends at Discover Burien (we’re members – join here) are taking a survey to determine what events and activities residents in B-Town like, or would like to see in the future. It’s a... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Does Some Serious Re-Branding, Releases New Logo

Highline Public Schools Does Some Serious Re-Branding, Releases New Logo

Highline Public Schools recently re-designed their logo and messaging after holding numerous ‘branding committee’ meetings that began in late 2010 and continued through early 2011. The new... [Read more]

Have An Opinion About Comcast? The City Of Burien Wants Your Feedback

Have An Opinion About Comcast? The City Of Burien Wants Your Feedback

According to its website, as part of the franchise renewal process, the City of Burien is interested in “hearing residents’ opinions about cable television and other services provided by Comcast”... [Read more]

REPORT: Underage Boy Checks Out NC-17 Movie At Library, Gets In Trouble

REPORT: Underage Boy Checks Out NC-17 Movie At Library, Gets In Trouble

KING5 produced a video report on how a 14-year-old boy named Brandon Britton got in trouble with his parents when he checked out the NC-17 rated documentary “Inside Deep Throat” at the Burien... [Read more]

Vote For Seahurst Park Or Eagle’s View B&B In ‘Best Of Northwest Escapes’

Vote For Seahurst Park Or Eagle’s View B&B In ‘Best Of Northwest Escapes’

KING5 is holding its “Best of Northwest Escapes,” a contest where viewers vote on what they consider the “best” escape in the northwest, and Burien’s own Seahurst Park and... [Read more]

POLL: Vote And Help Burien Parks Pick This Summer’s ‘Movies In The Park’

POLL: Vote And Help Burien Parks Pick This Summer’s ‘Movies In The Park’

Burien Parks’ Gina Kallman has asked us to help find out what movies B-Towners would want to watch during this coming summer’s “Music and Movies In The Park,” and of course we obliged. The... [Read more]

Ballots For Highline Public School Levy Hit Mailboxes; Take Our Poll

Ballots For Highline Public School Levy Hit Mailboxes; Take Our Poll

Ballots for the Highline Public Schools educational programs levy are landing in local mailboxes this week, with a Feb. 8th return deadline. The only “local” issue on the Feb. 8th Special... [Read more]

LETTER: Shameful That Bill Ayers Speaking At Highline College; Take Our Poll

LETTER: Shameful That Bill Ayers Speaking At Highline College; Take Our Poll

Your paper recently announced the speech to be given by Bill Ayers at Highline Community College (see our story here). I am dismayed. With the recent shootings in Arizona and the subsequent heated debate... [Read more]

LETTER: Site For Highline Heritage Museum Should Be Moved; Take Our Poll

LETTER: Site For Highline Heritage Museum Should Be Moved; Take Our Poll

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We try our best to be open to all viewpoints here at The B-Town Blog, and that's one reason we print Letters to the Editor from our Readers. Our goal is not to 'bash' any local organizations... [Read more]

Will Change In Ownership Of Town Square Clear Way For Renewed Sales?

Will Change In Ownership Of Town Square Clear Way For Renewed Sales?

by Ralph Nichols The privately owned condominium/retail complex in Burien’s Town Square could finally begin filling up next year. Developer Urban Partners transferred title of its six-story building... [Read more]

Vote For Burien’s Tin Room As “Best Neighborhood Bar” – Here’s The Link

Vote For Burien’s Tin Room As “Best Neighborhood Bar” – Here’s The Link

Our friends at The Tin Room in Olde Burien have been nominated for “Best Neighborhood Bar” by KING5, and we’d like to encourage our Readers to help ‘em out by voting for them. Click... [Read more]

Burien Upholds Ban Of Pit Bull That Attacked Woman, But Will Not Destroy It

Burien Upholds Ban Of Pit Bull That Attacked Woman, But Will Not Destroy It

Attorney Christopher M. Davis wrote an interesting piece on his blog Tuesday (Sept. 21st), about his Burien client Jeanette Cunningham’s case about a “dangerous” pit bull dog that attacked... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident Concerned About Burglaries; Plus, Take Our Poll

LETTER: Resident Concerned About Burglaries; Plus, Take Our Poll

Hello, Just wanted to let you know that sometime today (Friday, July 23) between 8:00 a.m. and noon there was a break-in and burglary on 6th PL SW at the very end of our cul-de-sac. We are located right... [Read more]