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Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce April 14 luncheon to focus on tourism

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce April 14 luncheon to focus on tourism

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s April Luncheon – set for Friday, April 14 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila – will focus on tourism, with a presentation by the Seattle Southside Regional... [Read more]

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Friday that construction on I-5 in the SeaTac area has been postponed until next weekend due to weather: If you missed it, the I-5 #SouthKingSlowdown... [Read more]

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a companion story to a previous story we featured about Cuba by Shawn Underwood: Story & Photos by Michelle Codd Ever been curious about what traveling to Cuba... [Read more]

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Story & Photos by Shawn Underwood Cuba is back in business! Americans are traveling (finally) along with the rest of the known population to Cuba. Cubans are ecstatic. I’m not kidding. I can’t... [Read more]

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The following is a paid Advertisement: Welcome aboard our newest coupon Advertiser, Cropley Travel! Proprietor Joe Cropley is a personable, likable, and most importantly, local fellow. “When you... [Read more]

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sounds Transit is asking residents: “Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?” “Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations... [Read more]

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland (or B-Town Blog)... [Read more]

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

Whether you are picking up, dropping off or parking, plan for extra time getting to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this weekend, as construction work will continue on SR-518. Concrete panel... [Read more]

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Concrete panel replacement work on eastbound SR-518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may cause delays Friday, June 7 through the morning of Sunday, June 9, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Sessler Family will Share Stories About Recent Costa Rica Trip Sunday Night

Sessler Family will Share Stories About Recent Costa Rica Trip Sunday Night

The Sessler Family – including Jerrod and Nikki of Burien’s HomeTask – recently returned from two months in Central America, and they’ll be hosting a gathering this Sunday evening, Jan.... [Read more]

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

Asphalt paving has finally flippin’ begun on Ambaum Blvd. SW, with the first layers added to a section between SW 126th and SW 112th on Monday and Tuesday this week (May 9 & 10)…

No Joke: 405 To Close Starting April Fool’s Night To Remove Bridge

No Joke: 405 To Close Starting April Fool’s Night To Remove Bridge

The I-405 freeway will be closed in both directions in Bellevue between NE 8th Street and SR 520 from Friday, April 1 at 11 p.m. to Monday, April 4 at 4 a.m., so crews can remove the old NE 12th Street... [Read more]

Architect’s Rendering Offers First Glimpse Of New Hotel Planned for Des Moines

Architect’s Rendering Offers First Glimpse Of New Hotel Planned for Des Moines

Architect's rendering of the proposed new Artemis Hotel, to be located in Des Moines. Click on image to see larger version. [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is from our sister site The Waterland... [Read more]

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

The City of Normandy Park will be holding an Open House informational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9th about the replacement of Sylvester Road Bridge, which is slated to close in May of next year. Construction... [Read more]

Ribbon Cutting Celebration For First Ave South Enhancement Is Thursday

Ribbon Cutting Celebration For First Ave South Enhancement Is Thursday

There will be a Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the recently-completed First Avenue South Enhancement Project on Thursday, Nov. 18th at 6pm, in front of Archery Bistro, located at 19803 First Ave South... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Receives FAA Grant To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Sea-Tac Airport Receives FAA Grant To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Sea-Tac International Airport announced Thursday morning (Oct. 28th) that it will receive the largest grant of its kind – $18.3 million – from the Federal Aviation Administration for a project expected... [Read more]

New Wi-Fi Enabled Metro RapidRide Transit Launches Saturday

New Wi-Fi Enabled Metro RapidRide Transit Launches Saturday

Metro Transit’s new RapidRide “A” Line will debut this Saturday, Oct. 2, and when it does, according to a breathlessly-worded press release: “…thousands of passengers in South King County... [Read more]

High-Tech “Smarter Highway” Signs Go Live On I-5 Next Week

High-Tech “Smarter Highway” Signs Go Live On I-5 Next Week

Next Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Washington State Department of Transportation’s new, high-tech “Smarter Highways” signs will light up above nearby northbound I-5. The WSDOT says in a statement... [Read more]

Major Milestone As New Consolidated Rental Car Facility “Tops Out” In SeaTac

Major Milestone As New Consolidated Rental Car Facility “Tops Out” In SeaTac

Story and photos by Michael Brunk On Wednesday, July 14, workers and local dignitaries joined together to celebrate the “topping out” of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s new consolidated... [Read more]

Replacement Planned For Decaying Sylvester Bridge; Expect “Lengthy Closure”

Replacement Planned For Decaying Sylvester Bridge; Expect “Lengthy Closure”

According to the City of Normandy Park’s July/August “City Scene” newsletter, engineers at the City, County, and State levels have decided that a reconstruction project is required for... [Read more]

Ride Your Bike To The B-Town Bike Fair At The Wild Strawberry Fest Saturday

Ride Your Bike To The B-Town Bike Fair At The Wild Strawberry Fest Saturday

Making your way around Burien this past week you may noticed the orange posters and even caught sight of a mysterious green bike sitting out in front of stores and public spaces.  These are all part... [Read more]

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

by Ralph Nichols The scheduled June 30 closure of the aging South Park Bridge means big changes are looming for motorists – and Metro bus riders – who regularly cross over it. Among those... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

On Thursday morning (April 15), the Port of Seattle demonstrated a new environmental program at Sea-Tac Airport – a centralized off-aircraft recycling system they claim will reduce waste sent to... [Read more]

STITA Cab Challenges Yellow Taxi Lobbyist Over Role In Taxi Contract

STITA Cab Challenges Yellow Taxi Lobbyist Over Role In Taxi Contract

On Thursday (April 15) STITA Cab announced that it is challenging Chris Van Dyk, lobbyist for Yellow Taxi, to provide documents and answer questions about his role in drafting two rival taxi contract proposals. Yet,... [Read more]