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(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.”

Rep. Upthegrove Gets Up In Shady Limo Drivers’ Faces

Rep. Upthegrove Gets Up In Shady Limo Drivers’ Faces

A bill that would level the playing field between taxi cabs and certain types of limousines has passed out of the House Transportation Committee ahead of a crucial cutoff deadline that keeps it alive in... [Read more]

WEATHER ADVISORY: Possible Snow Tonight?

WEATHER ADVISORY: Possible Snow Tonight?

The National Weather Service issued the following Advisory Wed. morning about potential snow showers coming tonight/Thursday: Statement as of 4:21 AM PST on February 25, 2009 … Local snow showers... [Read more]

ALERT: Phone Scam Targeting Hispanic Businesses

ALERT: Phone Scam Targeting Hispanic Businesses

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna has released this alert, about a telephone scam in which Spanish-speaking callers claim to be from “the insurance agency”: Callers claim to be... [Read more]

Announcing Our Latest Sister Site: The Waterland Blog!

Announcing Our Latest Sister Site: The Waterland Blog!

We’re proud to unveil our latest Local Blog, for our southerly neighbor Des Moines: The Waterland Blog! It will be updated frequently with Local News, Feature Stories, History, Events, Photos, Videos,... [Read more]

Dead Man Walking Has A Bad Burien Connection

Dead Man Walking Has A Bad Burien Connection

According to numerous news sources, the Washington man scheduled to be executed March 13th has a bad Burien connection. Cal Coburn Brown was convicted in 1993 of the 1991 murder of Holly Washa, a 22-year... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

Here’s a photo sent to use by Burien resident Bob, an Englishman who has been filing reports for us from Washington, DC, where he attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama: This is the view Bob had... [Read more]