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REMINDER: Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 8!

REMINDER: Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 8!

REMINDER: The deadline to register online to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Monday, Oct. 8, 2018! In-person voter registrations for new voters will be accepted up to 8-days prior to Election Day,... [Read more]

State Dept. of Commerce designates areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’

State Dept. of Commerce designates areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently designated the following areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’ (see maps below): Downtown Burien, Five Corners area, Highline High School... [Read more]

Local attorney thinks Governor Inslee ‘going too far’ with tough new DUI law

Local attorney thinks Governor Inslee ‘going too far’ with tough new DUI law

by Jack Mayne Burien lawyer Joe Breidenbach, known widely as “DUI Joe,” believes Gov. Jay Inslee is going too far with the tough new proposed law he unveiled last week following three local... [Read more]

Sponsored Post What BTB Readers Need To Know About Washington’s DUI Penalties

What BTB Readers Need To Know About Washington’s DUI Penalties

by Tracy Codd BTB Advertiser Defendants arrested for a first offense DUI in this state are subject to both pending criminal and administrative licensing penalties. The state of Washington employs a multi-tiered... [Read more]

Dept. Of Health: ‘Unlikely’ We’ll See Increase In Radiation From Japan Here

Dept. Of Health: ‘Unlikely’ We’ll See Increase In Radiation From Japan Here

The Washington State Department of Health issued an update Wednesday (March 16), stating “it’s unlikely that we will see an increase in background levels of radiation in Washington,” due... [Read more]

New Census Figures Show Burien’s Current, ‘Unofficial’ Population Is 47,605

New Census Figures Show Burien’s Current, ‘Unofficial’ Population Is 47,605

Recently-released census figures show that Burien’s current, total population is “unofficially” now at 47,605, up from the previously-announced estimate of ~46,000. As we’ve previously... [Read more]

Dept. Of Health Expects ‘No Public Health Risks’ Here From Japan Radiation

Dept. Of Health Expects ‘No Public Health Risks’ Here From Japan Radiation

On Saturday (March 12), the Washington State Department of Health announced that it is “conducting ongoing air monitoring for radiation to see if the nuclear plant incident in Japan has affected... [Read more]

With One Week Left, Murderer Of Burien Woman Files Another Stay Of Execution

With One Week Left, Murderer Of Burien Woman Files Another Stay Of Execution

KING5.com is reporting that, with just one week left until his scheduled execution for the murder of a Burien woman, Cal Coburn Brown’s filed an emergency motion for a stay of execution to the 9th... [Read more]

Another Reason To Shop Today – State Proclaims It “Farmers Market Week”

Another Reason To Shop Today – State Proclaims It “Farmers Market Week”

As if finding great food, arts & crafts, along with supporting local farmers, vendors, craftspeople and other businesses wasn’t enough, now you have another great reason to come to this week’s... [Read more]

18 Cities (Including Burien) Win Red Light Camera Class Action Lawsuit

18 Cities (Including Burien) Win Red Light Camera Class Action Lawsuit

by Scott Schaefer According to The Olympian, on Tuesday (March 2), a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that 18 Washington cities, including Burien, were charging too much for traffic violations... [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]

Taxicab Companies Request State Investigation Into Port Of Seattle

Taxicab Companies Request State Investigation Into Port Of Seattle

On Wednesday (Feb. 27th), STITA and Farwest taxi companies sent letters to Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag and Attorney General Rob McKenna, urging an investigation into the Port of Seattle. This... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove Goes To Bat For Local Little League Ball Fields

Rep. Upthegrove Goes To Bat For Local Little League Ball Fields

Rep. Dave Upthegrove (D – Des Moines) filed a bill this week that would allow the Port of Seattle to continue to lease land to the Highline-area Little League organization at a steeply discounted... [Read more]

Highline College To Cut Federal Way Campus + 44 Jobs

Highline College To Cut Federal Way Campus + 44 Jobs

Highline Community College administrators announced Friday their decision on how to deal with the college’s $2.1 million financial hit necessitated by Gov. Chris Gregoire new budget cuts: Closing... [Read more]

Some Local Election Results For The Burien Area

Some Local Election Results For The Burien Area

It’s hard not to win when you run totally unopposed, as the three Reps for Burien’s 34th District did this year, but it’s always interesting to see how many votes they got vs how many... [Read more]