Washington Section

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Film Office Happy Hour May 3

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, May 3 – will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of Burien is the third “most dangerous” city in the state of Washington is wrong – the city should actually be ranked... [Read more]

State Annexation Sales Tax Credit Remains on Books After Special Session

State Annexation Sales Tax Credit Remains on Books After Special Session

The annexation sales tax credit was not included in state budget reductions adopted by the State Legislature earlier this week for the remainder of the 2011-13 biennium. This means that the sales tax credit,... [Read more]

Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Inslee Walks & Talks Through Burien Tuesday

Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Inslee Walks & Talks Through Burien Tuesday

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with Burien Mayor Joan McGilton Tuesday before his walking tour through B-Town Tuesday, Sept. 27th. Story, Photos & Audio by Scott Schaefer Even... [Read more]

Mike Heavey Pursues Family Tradition In Seeking State House Seat

Mike Heavey Pursues Family Tradition In Seeking State House Seat

by Jack Mayne A first-time candidate from a family with a well-known political name, Mike Heavey, 30, lives on Alki in West Seattle where he grew up. “I think a lot of people thought I would spend all... [Read more]

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

by Jack Mayne Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement in the state voter’s pamphlet says that he “will bring a fresh perspective and a strong voice to change Olympia.” That sounds like a big ambition for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Will Fitzgibbon & Heavey Pick Bones With Each Other Tuesday?

REMINDER: Will Fitzgibbon & Heavey Pick Bones With Each Other Tuesday?

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog is hosting our fourth Candidates Debate Tuesday, Oct. 12th, from 7pm – 8:10pm, featuring the two candidates running for the State House of Representatives, 34th District, Position... [Read more]

Killer Of Burien Woman Loses Stay Of Execution, Could Die In September

Killer Of Burien Woman Loses Stay Of Execution, Could Die In September

The state Supreme Court has lifted a stay of execution for Cal Coburn Brown, who was convicted of torturing and killing Holly Washa, 22, a Burien woman, in 1991. He could be executed as early as September... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Rainy Wrap-Up To The Wild Strawberry Festival

PHOTOS: A Rainy Wrap-Up To The Wild Strawberry Festival

Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival came to a close on Father’s Day under almost constant rain and gray skies. Hardy residents simply pulled out their rain coats and umbrellas and made the best... [Read more]

Burien Little Theater Crowned “People’s Choice” At The Wild Strawberry Festival

Burien Little Theater Crowned “People’s Choice” At The Wild Strawberry Festival

As activities wind down at Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival, late-breaking news indicates that Burien Little Theater has been officially crowned “People’s Choice” for having the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post An Evening of Jazz and Wine at the E.B. Foote Winery on June 27

An Evening of Jazz and Wine at the E.B. Foote Winery on June 27

Jazz Night and Wine Tasting returns to the E.B. Foote Winery on Sunday, June 27th. Tickets are $10 each in advance ($12 day of the event) and include two hours of smooth jazz, a sample of four wines, and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highlights from Day One at the Wild Strawberry Festival

PHOTOS: Highlights from Day One at the Wild Strawberry Festival

Day one of Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival took place under cool, gray skies and occasional sprinkles of rain. The weather didn’t keep residents from enjoying lots of free music, entertainment... [Read more]

Rep. Dave Upthegrove Holding Area “Drop-In Hours” Through August

Rep. Dave Upthegrove Holding Area “Drop-In Hours” Through August

Rep. Dave Upthegrove will be holding “drop-in hours” at various area locations once a month through August, starting Tuesday, June 22nd in Burien. Upthegrove, who serves the 33rd District and... [Read more]

“Burst For Prosperity” Annual Meeting Is Tuesday, May 4th

“Burst For Prosperity” Annual Meeting Is Tuesday, May 4th

The “Burst for Prosperity” initiative seeks to reduce poverty in Washington State, and they’re holding their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 4th. The public is invited. Burst is currently... [Read more]

High School Students Invited To Create Art For Congressional Art Competition

High School Students Invited To Create Art For Congressional Art Competition

Every year, Members of Congress are allowed to display one piece of artwork by a high school student from their district in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Congressman Adam Smith, who represents Washington’s... [Read more]

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

NOTE: This story is from Feb., 2010 and is related to a tsunami warning issued after the Chilean earthquake. We’re pretty sure that the last time a tsunami hit the northwest coast of the U.S. was... [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]

Early Election Returns: “Library Levy” Ahead By Just Over 1%

Early Election Returns: “Library Levy” Ahead By Just Over 1%

It’s Election Night in Washington, the mailed votes are being counted, and, as of 8:12pm, the totals for Proposition 1, the King County Library System “Library Levy,” were: KING COUNTY... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove Trying To Save Nonprofit Port Jobs Program

Rep. Upthegrove Trying To Save Nonprofit Port Jobs Program

A preliminary state audit questions the Port of Seattle’s contract with the nonprofit “Port Jobs” program, and Rep. Dave Upthegrove (D – Des Moines) is sponsoring a bill that will... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Pro Se University PS!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Pro Se University PS!

Acting as your own lawyer – as a pro se party – may well be the most challenging thing a person ever does. Our latest Advertiser, Pro Se University PS, offers webinars and seminars on specific... [Read more]

One Of The Four Slain Lakewood Police Was Once A Tukwila Cop

One Of The Four Slain Lakewood Police Was Once A Tukwila Cop

Sgt. Mark Renninger Sunday morning (Nov. 29th) four Lakewood Police Officers were shot and killed in a coffee shop when a suspect suddenly opened fire, and one of the victims, Sgt. Mark Renninger, served... [Read more]

Looks Like Official Annexation Day Will Be March 2, 2010

Looks Like Official Annexation Day Will Be March 2, 2010

by Ralph Nichols The effective date for annexation is now all but official. At their next meeting on Nov. 23, Burien council members are expected to approve March 2 as the day that some 14,100 residents... [Read more]

FREE "E-Cycle" Electronics Recycling In Tukwila This Weekend

FREE "E-Cycle" Electronics Recycling In Tukwila This Weekend

Tukwila company American Electronics Recycling Corporation is holding a FREE “E-Cycling” event this weekend (Aug. 7th, 8th, and 9th from 9am – 3:30pm) as part of the state’s “E-Cycle”... [Read more]

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage

Here are notes from Monday night’s (Mar. 23rd) Burien City Council meeting (link to PDF agenda here):

SPRING CLEANING
The City of Burien has a lot of improvements underway – everything from the restrooms to the city’s website is getting a little “spring cleaning.”