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KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW Radio did an interesting report on Foster Kids being pushed out of Burien’s Navos that’s worth a listen. South King County principal Melissa Pointer is worried about her student. “I... [Read more]

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]

CARES Passes Review, Gains Majority Council Support; But Some Still Complain

CARES Passes Review, Gains Majority Council Support; But Some Still Complain

by Jack Mayne The Burien animal care non-profit CARES passed its first outside review (download PDF here, p.15), drawing raves from City Manager Mike Martin and four members of the City Council – but... [Read more]

Majority of Highline School District Rated ‘Good’

Majority of Highline School District Rated ‘Good’

by Jack Mayne The majority of the 36 schools in the Highline School District were rated as good, very good or exemplary, for the 2010-2011 school year by the State Board of Education. The remaining 15... [Read more]

Suffer Damage From The Storm? Here’s How To Report, Collect Damage $

Suffer Damage From The Storm? Here’s How To Report, Collect Damage $

The King County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during the January 16-23, 2012 snow and ice storm – if your... [Read more]

City Of Burien Releases Study On Ways To Improve SW 153rd Corridor

City Of Burien Releases Study On Ways To Improve SW 153rd Corridor

The City of Burien released a new study Wednesday (Oct. 12) that focuses on finding ways to improve the SW 153rd Street corridor, with hopes of it becoming its “own unique destination.” The... [Read more]

REPORT: Highline High Student Charged With Violent Rape Attempt

REPORT: Highline High Student Charged With Violent Rape Attempt

The Seattle P-I is reporting that a Highline High School student has been accused of attempted rape for attacking a teen girl at the Burien Transit Center with a brick. The King County Prosecutors Office... [Read more]

Audit Finds North Highline Fire Commissioners Dispensed Financial Favors

Audit Finds North Highline Fire Commissioners Dispensed Financial Favors

by Ralph Nichols In 2006, North Highline Fire Department (District 11) commissioners gave then-Chief Russ Pritchard a 57 percent raise – increasing his salary to almost $200,000 – in a pre-retirement... [Read more]

REPORT: Sewing Company ‘Sweatshop’ Found In Burien Garage

REPORT: Sewing Company ‘Sweatshop’ Found In Burien Garage

KING5.com reported Thursday (Nov. 18th) that they discovered that a business called Haos Sewing is operating a “sweatshop” out of a garage on SW 122nd in Burien. According to the report: …when... [Read more]

REPORT: Sex Offender Put Porno On Cars Parked At Burien City Hall

REPORT: Sex Offender Put Porno On Cars Parked At Burien City Hall

The Seattle Times is reporting that a convicted sex offender was busted recently after he placed pornographic pictures on cars parked at Burien City Hall in August and September. The offender, Noah Nelson,... [Read more]

NW MLS Releases July Report, Claims Housing Market Hits “Trifecta”

NW MLS Releases July Report, Claims Housing Market Hits “Trifecta”

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which is the largest full-service real estate listing service, released a statement announcing that housing activity in July showed slight improvement from the previous... [Read more]

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Story & Photos by Fred Feiertag [EDITOR’S NOTE: When we found out that our neighbor Fred Feiertag was going to travel some 3,400+ miles to Haiti to help with earthquake relief, we asked if he’d... [Read more]

VIDEO: KING5 Covers Burien Library Fountain Re-Location

VIDEO: KING5 Covers Burien Library Fountain Re-Location

On Monday night (May 10), KING5.com did a video report on the story (which we first reported May 1st) about the Burien library’s call for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the historic George Tsutakawa... [Read more]

REPORT: Female Robber Claims She Was “Forced” To Rob Burien Bank

REPORT: Female Robber Claims She Was “Forced” To Rob Burien Bank

According to our friends at KING5.com, on Wednesday (April 28), a female bank robber claimed she was being “forced” to rob the Sterling Savings Bank at 224 SW 152nd in Burien. King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Number Of Highline School Students Heading To College Is Up

Number Of Highline School Students Heading To College Is Up

The number of Highline Public Schools students heading to college is up significantly over the past four years, and more Highline graduates are going to four-year universities, according to a study released... [Read more]

Report Of Overturned Kayak Prompts Coast Guard Search Off Seahurst Park

Report Of Overturned Kayak Prompts Coast Guard Search Off Seahurst Park

The Seattle Times reports that the Coast Guard searched the waters off Burien’s Seahurst Park Friday after receiving a report of an overturned kayak around 5pm. Two Coast Guard boats on the scene... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Yes, It’s Snowing Out. What To Expect…

ADVISORY: Yes, It’s Snowing Out. What To Expect…

Somewhat surprising that it’s actually snowing in Burien now, and the National Weather Service has issued this Advisory: … Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PST this evening… Along... [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]

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]

Puget Sound Flood Hazard Zone Study Now Available

Puget Sound Flood Hazard Zone Study Now Available

According to the City of Burien’s website: FEMA has accepted the City’s Puget Sound Flood Hazard Study. The agency is scheduled to formally approve the study in January 2009. Until that time,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Old Man Winter Has Delivered Over 7″ So Far

UPDATE: Old Man Winter Has Delivered Over 7″ So Far

5:30pm 12/21 UPDATE: Snow’s still falling, and by our estimations a grand total of 7-1/2 inches are on the ground now near our home office. That means that an additional 2-1/2 to 3 inches fell since... [Read more]

Memo To Seattle Magazine: I Am Not Bill Nye's Brother

Memo To Seattle Magazine: I Am Not Bill Nye's Brother

The September issue of Seattle Magazine has a very positive two-page “Urban Safari” review of Burien, with mentions of local businesses like The Tin Room, Australian Pie Co., Elliott Bay Brewery... [Read more]

Seattle Magazine Gushes Over Burien In New Article

Seattle Magazine Gushes Over Burien In New Article

Seattle Magazine just posted a very positive feature story on Burien (complete with photo essay), with mentions of The Tin Room, Australian Pie Company, Elliott Bay Brewery, The Mark and many more. Here’s... [Read more]

The B-Town Blog Gets Some Press

The B-Town Blog Gets Some Press

I sent our first press release out this morning after much hemming and hawing about fully/publicly “coming out” about doing this here B-Town Blog thang, and late this afternoon fielded a call... [Read more]