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Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

The Port of Seattle announced on Thursday (Feb. 21) that it plans to release a Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Tuesday, Feb. 26: This will be an update from the Port regarding the SAMP... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

A weather-related update from the City of Burien, as of Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2019: We are getting reports of cars getting stuck in intersections and on roads. If you don’t need to drive, please... [Read more]

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

The City of Burien released an update Friday morning (Dec. 11) on Tuesday night’s mudslide, stating that reports from the area indicate that the toe of the slide is still moving, though at a very... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

Photos courtesy City of Burien UPDATE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 4:40 p.m.: The City of Burien has worked throughout the day with geotechnical specialists to assess conditions at the site of the mudslide that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Workers Pave Ambaum Friday Night For Smooth Weekend Driving

PHOTOS: Workers Pave Ambaum Friday Night For Smooth Weekend Driving

As we were out and about cruising around B-Town on our bikes for the Tour de Friends Fundraiser for Para Los Niños (we were Sponsors) Friday night, we couldn’t help but notice construction workers... [Read more]

UPDATE: Ambaum Paving To Resume Monday; Be Completed ‘By End Of June’

UPDATE: Ambaum Paving To Resume Monday; Be Completed ‘By End Of June’

The City of Burien says on its website that the contractor doing the paving work on Ambaum Blvd. SW “hopes to resume paving on Monday, June 13, continuing throughout the week.” “Intermittent... [Read more]

UPDATE: Exclusive Interview With Witness To Shooting Of Woman In Burien

UPDATE: Exclusive Interview With Witness To Shooting Of Woman In Burien

BTB Reporter Mark Neuman was able to track down and interview an eyewitness to Wednesday’s shooting of a woman in her 20s who was shot by a man at the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW…

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

UPDATE: Increase Found In Lake Burien’s Toxic Algae; Warning Issued

On Wednesday (Sept. 1st), we received an update from Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark that new tests show an increase in the toxic algae found last week in Lake Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

UPDATE: Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney Released From Rehab, Now Back Home

UPDATE: Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney Released From Rehab, Now Back Home

by Scott Schaefer We love to share good news here at The B-Town Blog, and that’s why we’re posting this update on Jeff Kearney, the mentally-challenged man who was the victim of a hit-and-run... [Read more]

UPDATE & PHOTOS: 20 Evacuated From Early Morning Burien Apartment  Fire

UPDATE & PHOTOS: 20 Evacuated From Early Morning Burien Apartment Fire

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer 1/6/10 UPDATE: We were on the scene at the English Garden Apartments (515 South 152nd, near Highline High School) this morning around 9am, where we spoke to a few of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Hit-And-Run Victim Jeff Kearney Moved To Highline’s Specialty Campus, “Making Good Progress”

UPDATE: Hit-And-Run Victim Jeff Kearney Moved To Highline’s Specialty Campus, “Making Good Progress”

Here’s the latest update on Jeff Kearney, the well-known mentally-challenged man who was the victim of a hit-and-run on Nov. 17th in  White Center (read our previous coverage here). According... [Read more]

UPDATE: “Could Be Years” For Hit-And-Run Victim Jeff Kearney To Recover; Mariners Send Him Gifts

UPDATE: “Could Be Years” For Hit-And-Run Victim Jeff Kearney To Recover; Mariners Send Him Gifts

Here’s the latest update on Jeff Kearney, the well-known mentally-challenged man who was the victim of a hit-and-run two weeks ago (original story here) in White Center. According to Debra George,... [Read more]

Update On Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney; His Birthday Is Saturday & Suspect Is Still At Large

Update On Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney; His Birthday Is Saturday & Suspect Is Still At Large

Just spoke with Debra George, who had a chance Tuesday to visit Jeff Kearney, the well-known, mentally-challenged man who was struck by a hit and run driver last Tuesday (Nov. 17th) in White Center. “I... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police Shoot Christopher Monfort, Cop-Shooting Suspect; Attended HCC, Considered “Lone Domestic Terrorist”

UPDATE: Police Shoot Christopher Monfort, Cop-Shooting Suspect; Attended HCC, Considered “Lone Domestic Terrorist”

UPDATE Sat. 11/7/09: The Seattle Police Department released more information Saturday about Christopher J. Monfort, the suspect shot Friday in Tukwila after being approached about his car, a Datsun B-210... [Read more]

Co-Owner Says Remodeled Cafe Mia Will Re-Open "Soon"

Co-Owner Says Remodeled Cafe Mia Will Re-Open "Soon"

by Scott Schaefer

UPDATE: Cafe Mia, which closed without warning last Thursday (we first reported on it Saturday 4/25), is planning on remodeling and re-opening as a “family bar and grill” sometime in early to mid-summer, according to co-owner Todd McKittrick.

We spoke with Mr. McKittrick Monday morning (4/27), and he told us that the cafe, as it was, simply wasn’t making enough money. Despite a strong lunchtime crowd, business wasn’t consistent enough, so they decided to close it down.

McKittrick says that a new restaurant will soon open in the same location after a remodel that changes the current cafe to include…

UPDATE: Highline Schools' Superintendent On Budget Cuts

UPDATE: Highline Schools' Superintendent On Budget Cuts

As we first reported Tuesday, the Highline School District is facing major budget cuts, potentially having to lay off the equivalent of 228 full-time Teachers. According to the school district, the RIF... [Read more]

UPDATE: No Morton Today

UPDATE: No Morton Today

There will be no column by Walter Morton in today’s B-Town Blog.

The reason for this is that one blustery winter evening, in the Windy City, some 53 years ago, one William B. Morton took the bus back home from work, rather than drive his car in an encroaching Midwest storm.

Had he turned right and gone and gotten his car that night back in the 1950’s, he would have pleasantly bumped into a college friend, Helen Jordan, who then was a paralegal for a major Chicago law firm.

They would have happily sat for a warm holiday drink or two, caught up on old times, a romance lighting beneath them.

They would have dated, married, and their first born would have been named Walter Jordan Morton, who would have gone on to study journalism and move to Burien.

William turned left to catch the bus and so he and Helen did not bump into each other that night. They did not date and they did not marry. Consequently, Walter was never born.

Hence, there will be no column by Walter Morton in today’s B-Town Blog.

Burien Man Charged In Schuck’s Auto Erratic Ax Attack

Burien Man Charged In Schuck’s Auto Erratic Ax Attack

According to The Seattle Times, Alexander F. Hughes, 27, of Burien, was charged for Monday’s erratic ax attack at Schuck’s Auto Supply in Burien, with a bail proposed at $250,000. Hughes, who... [Read more]

UPDATE: Jason Sanders Of “The Bean” Recovering Well

UPDATE: Jason Sanders Of “The Bean” Recovering Well

Robin Dunkle of BTB Advertiser Howard and Marge Clothing (who recently spearheaded a meal drive) just sent us the following update on Jason Sanders of “The Bean” espresso, who broke his pelvis... [Read more]