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PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of fireworks seen from Burien on the 4th of July. “A neighbor invited us to his house for the fireworks. His house faces south. Our house faces... [Read more]

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo which shows the Sun trying to peek through Thursday evening (May 26) over Vashon Island, as seen from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

Another day, another dang fine pic of a beautiful Sunrise reflecting on the Olympics and Vashon as photographed by resident Elston Hill (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill took these photos of Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee Thursday morning (Dec. 31), as it traveled north past Three Tree Point before coming to a stop. Then it resumed its path north... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Frozen fog over Vashon Island as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Frozen fog over Vashon Island as seen from Burien

Reader Elston Hill was up bright and early Monday morning (Nov. 30) to take these great photos of the frozen fog hanging over Vashon Island, as seen from the deck of his home in Burien (click images to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Pod of 7 Orcas spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Pod of 7 Orcas spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday morning

Tuesday morning (Nov. 3) around 10:15 a.m. between Burien and Vashon Island (closer to Vashon), Elston Hill photographed a pod of seven Orca whales – including a baby! – heading north (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Opening day of Ling Cod season as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Opening day of Ling Cod season as seen from Burien

BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos of fisherfolks fishing off Vashon Island on Saturday, May 2. “Dozens of boats across the Sound this morning off of Point Beales, Vashon Island,”... [Read more]

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us this nice telephoto pic taken from Burien Tuesday morning (Nov. 11), of which he says: “This morning there are three fishing boats off Vashon Island across from Three... [Read more]

PHOTO: Enjoy a Beautiful 180-Degree View from Burien by Maureen Hoffmann

PHOTO: Enjoy a Beautiful 180-Degree View from Burien by Maureen Hoffmann

Sometimes you just need a pleasant image to absorb and enjoy. Recent studies even suggest that: people live longer if their homes are near a park or open green space students do better on cognitive tests... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Huge Smoke Plume Visible In Burien; From Vashon House Fire

PHOTOS: Huge Smoke Plume Visible In Burien; From Vashon House Fire

BTB Photographer/Reporter Nicholas Johnson took the above photos from Burien late Sunday afternoon, showing a huge smoke plume originating from an apparent house fire on Vashon Island. According to reports,... [Read more]

34th District Democrats Endorse Marcee Stone For State Representative

34th District Democrats Endorse Marcee Stone For State Representative

by Mark Neuman Receiving about two-thirds of the votes cast, Marcee Stone earned the endorsement of the 34th District Democrats last night (May 12), in the race to replace Sharon Nelson as State Representative,... [Read more]

This Ain't Cuba! B-Town Blog Sponsors Candidates Forum April 27 In Burien!

This Ain't Cuba! B-Town Blog Sponsors Candidates Forum April 27 In Burien!

There have been some great, classic Candidate Debates in political history: Lincoln-Douglas 1860 Kennedy-Nixon 1960 Carter-Reagan 1980 Carlson-Locke 2000 (Carlson-Locke? Well, anyway…) And now…the... [Read more]

Mike Heavey Announces That He's Running For 34th District Pos. #2 As Well

Mike Heavey Announces That He's Running For 34th District Pos. #2 As Well

We’re trying to cover all candidates for the 34th Legislative District, and somehow we overlooked this announcement from Mike Heavey, who’s running for Position #2, the one being vacated by... [Read more]

Planning Commission Chair Fitzgibbon Announces Candidacy For State Rep.

Planning Commission Chair Fitzgibbon Announces Candidacy For State Rep.

On Monday (March 22), Burien Planning Commission Chair and Legislative Aide Joe Fitzgibbon announced that he was throwing his hat into the ring for the 34th District’s race for State Representative,... [Read more]

Former So. Seattle College Teacher & Tech “Geek” To Seek 34th District Seat

Former So. Seattle College Teacher & Tech “Geek” To Seek 34th District Seat

On Thursday (Feb. 25), former South Seattle Community College teacher and King County webmaster Sabra Schneider threw her hat into the 2010 election ring, announcing that she’ll be seeking the 34th... [Read more]

BREAKING: Jan Drago Appointed To King County Council

BREAKING: Jan Drago Appointed To King County Council

Monday afternoon (Jan. 4th), the King County Council appointed former Seattle City Council President Jan Drago to fill the District 8 seat, taking over from when Dow Constantine became Executive. Drago... [Read more]

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

Dow Constantine by Mark Neuman Metropolitan King County Council member Dow Constantine has made it official. “I’m running for King County Executive,” he said Monday (Feb. 16th) in an... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

According to The Seattle P-I, King County Councilmember Dow Constantine will announce Monday that he is running for the King County Executive position being vacated by Ron Sims, who has been nominated... [Read more]