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LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor. Let me introduce myself. I am a... [Read more]

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

KING5’s annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest ends this Friday, Oct. 24, so now would be a good time to cast your votes to help some of our local businesses! Several area businesses... [Read more]

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

You have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 to drop your ballot off in this Ballot Drop Box, located on SW 152nd near City Hall. REMINDER: Ballots for the 2014 Primary Election are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.... [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]

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends Oct. 18

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends Oct. 18

KING5’s annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest ends Oct. 18, so now would be a good time to cast your votes to help some of our local businesses! Several area businesses are nominated... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

Our B-Town Blog Readers are quite civic minded, of course, but sometimes sending in a change of address to the county elections office can easily slip the mind of even the most fastidious busy person. If... [Read more]

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is Tuesday; your questions wanted!

REMINDER: B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is Tuesday; your questions wanted!

REMINDER: The first of our two B-Town Blog Candidate Forums, featuring the Burien City Council races, is set for this coming Tuesday, July 16 at the ERAC building. The second will be one week later on... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discover Burien Board Election is Tuesday at 5:30pm

REMINDER: Discover Burien Board Election is Tuesday at 5:30pm

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual membership meeting and board election will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southgate Masonic Hall, located at 1004 SW 152nd Street. This meeting is... [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]

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Elections certified the final results of the Nov. 6, 2012 general election Tuesday (Nov. 27). One interesting anecdote is that there was a +129.5% increase in voter turnout for the 2012 Area... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election (Nov. 6), have been released, and the early tally shows that Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline/White Center is losing... [Read more]

Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Speaks Live from the Democratic National Convention

Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Speaks Live from the Democratic National Convention

State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, who represents Burien in the Washington State Legislature, spoke to The B-Town Blog today from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is attending the Democratic National Convention…

ELECTION RESULTS: Some Early Returns from Tuesday’s Primary Election

ELECTION RESULTS: Some Early Returns from Tuesday’s Primary Election

The first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election have been released, and the early tally shows Rep. Jim McDermott leading in Congressional District No. 7 with 70.51% of the vote, ahead of... [Read more]

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

An eleventh-hour challenge to remove annexation of unincorporated North Highline from the November ballot was defeated Monday night (Aug. 6). Council members voted 3-3 on a motion by Councilman Jack Block Jr. to withdraw annexation…

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots are Due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

REMINDER: Primary Election Ballots are Due in Mail/Drop Box by 8pm Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election are due by 8 p.m. – both by mail or via Ballot Drop Box, one of which is located on SW 152nd near the City Hall/Library building…

Congressman Jim McDermott to Host Q&A at Burien Library this Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott to Host Q&A at Burien Library this Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott will be in Burien this Saturday, July 14, at 1 p.m. for a question and answer session at the Burien Library. Burien and neighboring Normandy Park are now part of the 7th Congressional... [Read more]

Deadline to Register to Vote in Aug. 7 Election is Monday, July 9

Deadline to Register to Vote in Aug. 7 Election is Monday, July 9

Monday, July 9 is the deadline to register to vote or update registration information in time to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election, according to King County Elections. Voters can check to make sure their... [Read more]

Brand New Ballot Drop Box Installed on SW 152nd Near Burien City Hall

Brand New Ballot Drop Box Installed on SW 152nd Near Burien City Hall

On June 26, a crew from King County Elections installed a 4-foot by 5-foot metal Ballot Box on the sidewalk on SW 152nd Street near 5th Place SW, just to the west of City Hall in front of Town Square... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were expected to decide at their April 2 meeting whether to place the proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. An... [Read more]

Burien City Council Decides to Move Annexation Vote to November

Burien City Council Decides to Move Annexation Vote to November

BREAKING: At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting (April 2), lawmakers voted to move the election for North Highline residents to vote on being annexed by Burien to Nov. 6. The final tally... [Read more]

UPDATE: Edgar Extends Lead Over Shaw; Krakowiak, Robison Still Ahead

UPDATE: Edgar Extends Lead Over Shaw; Krakowiak, Robison Still Ahead

UPDATE 11/9/11: The second round of returns for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and with 31.13% counted, anti-annexation candidate Bob Edgar has extended his lead over incumbent Gordon Shaw to... [Read more]

ELECTION: Anti Annexation Candidate Bob Edgar Leading Shaw By Nearly 20%

ELECTION: Anti Annexation Candidate Bob Edgar Leading Shaw By Nearly 20%

The early returns of Tuesday’s General Election results are in, with one-time ‘non-candidate’ Bob Edgar leading incumbent Gordon Shaw by nearly +20%, Lucy Krakowiak beating Greg Duff... [Read more]

REMINDER: Hey B-Town Americans, Be Sure To Mail Your Ballots In Today!

REMINDER: Hey B-Town Americans, Be Sure To Mail Your Ballots In Today!

REMINDER: TODAY (Tuesday, Nov. 8th) is the deadline to send in your mail-in ballots for the General Election, which includes voting on three seats on Burien’s City Council (read about our most recent... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Our Latest Advertiser Is Todd McKittrick For Normandy Park City Council

Our Latest Advertiser Is Todd McKittrick For Normandy Park City Council

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser, Todd McKittrick, who’s running for Normandy Park City Council, Position #3. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re allowing Mr. McKittrick... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar For Position #4 Burien City Council

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar For Position #4 Burien City Council

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser to The B-Town Blog – Bob Edgar for Position #4 of the Burien City Council! As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re allowing Mr. Edgar a forum to... [Read more]

There’s Still Time To Register To Vote; Deadline Is Oct. 31st

There’s Still Time To Register To Vote; Deadline Is Oct. 31st

There’s still time to register to vote in King County for the coming Nov. 8 General Election. If you live in King County and are not yet registered, you may do so in person by Oct. 31. Bring a Washington... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

Dear Editor, Candidate Gordon Shaw reached deep into his bag of dirty political tricks to send out a mailer that intentionally attempts to confuse the voters of Burien and to imply that his opponent Bob... [Read more]

UPDATE: All 6 Candidates Will Participate In Wed. Night’s Forum

UPDATE: All 6 Candidates Will Participate In Wed. Night’s Forum

It should be an interesting night, this Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, as we have just confirmed that all six candidates will attend our B-Town Blog Candidates Forum for the three open seats on the Burien... [Read more]