Politics Section

Feds to ‘expand power’ to quickly deport undocumented immigrants

Feds to ‘expand power’ to quickly deport undocumented immigrants

By Jack Mayne People who have illegally entered the United States within the past two years will be quickly removed by federal officers, the Washington Post reported Monday (July 22) afternoon. The Post... [Read more]

REMINDER: Public Meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study is Wednesday at Tyee

REMINDER: Public Meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study is Wednesday at Tyee

REMINDER: Public Meeting on the Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be this Wednesday, July 24 at Tyee High School in SeaTac. The meeting will run from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Tyee High School Cafeteria. This... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Kevin Schilling for Burien City Council, Position #4

Advertiser Kevin Schilling for Burien City Council, Position #4

From Advertiser Kevin Schilling for Burien City Council, Position #4: Dear neighbors of Burien, I am a fourth-generation Washingtonian and third-generation Burien area resident. I attended St. Francis... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Vince Koester – Highline School District Board Candidate for the Kids, Parents & Educators

Vince Koester – Highline School District Board Candidate for the Kids, Parents & Educators

From Advertiser Vince Koester for Highline School District Board: Whether we have kids in school, are childless, or our children are grown and on their own, we all want to ensure that every child has... [Read more]

Meet the candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #6

Meet the candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #6

Meet the three candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #6, all on the ballot for the upcoming Aug. 6 primary election. Ballots were mailed out on Wednesday, July 17, and the deadline to vote... [Read more]

Meet the candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #4:

Meet the candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #4:

Meet the four candidates vying for Burien City Council, Position #4, all on the ballot for the upcoming Aug. 6 primary election. Ballots were mailed out on Wednesday, July 17, and the deadline to vote... [Read more]

Burien Youth Council holding Candidate Forum on Monday, July 29

Burien Youth Council holding Candidate Forum on Monday, July 29

The Burien Youth Council will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Monday, July 29, where they will ask questions of City Council candidates that will focus on youth issues. “Burien Youth Council focuses... [Read more]

Businesses invited to discuss proposed compostable food service product requirements July 26

Businesses invited to discuss proposed compostable food service product requirements July 26

The Burien City Council is discussing compostable food service requirements due to concerns about the effects of plastics on the natural environment, and the city will be holding a discussion on the morning... [Read more]

Forum for Port of Seattle Commission candidates will be Thurs., Sept. 19

Forum for Port of Seattle Commission candidates will be Thurs., Sept. 19

The League of Quiet Skies Voters will sponsor a Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commission general-election candidates on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 8 p.m. The... [Read more]

Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be Wed., July 24 at Tyee

Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be Wed., July 24 at Tyee

A Public Meeting on the Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at Tyee High School in SeaTac. The meeting will run from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Tyee High School Cafeteria. This will... [Read more]

While Eagle Landing Park stairs may look open again, the city says they’re not

While Eagle Landing Park stairs may look open again, the city says they’re not

Last week, Burien resident Gregory Rehmke ventured down to Eagle Landing Park, where he discovered that the long-closed stairs appeared to be re-opened. However, these stairs – which were very popular... [Read more]

‘Unforeseen issues’ delay re-opening of troubled Town Square Water Fountain

‘Unforeseen issues’ delay re-opening of troubled Town Square Water Fountain

Earlier this summer, the City of Burien discovered that the Town Square Park Water Fountain had sustained substantial water damage in the control vault and fountain’s electrical system, delaying its... [Read more]

Communications, affordable housing & more on agenda for Mon. night Council

Communications, affordable housing & more on agenda for Mon. night Council

City communications, affordable housing, an update on the Town Square Fountain and more will be on the agenda for Monday night’s Special City Council meeting. Download the full agenda packet here... [Read more]

Vigil to End Human Detention Camps Friday night at Highline United Methodist Church

Vigil to End Human Detention Camps Friday night at Highline United Methodist Church

Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps will be held this Friday, July 12, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Highline United Methodist Church in Burien. Here’s more info from Highline... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘All Politics Are Local’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘All Politics Are Local’

[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:] All Politics Are Local In this year’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

[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:] Fireworks are Banned on the 4th, Let’s... [Read more]

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

By Jack Mayne The Burien Parks pilot program to get homeless people to find other places to spend the night seems to be a success, Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (July 1). The... [Read more]

Highline Schools Board hears proposal for next Bond, targeted at $418 million

Highline Schools Board hears proposal for next Bond, targeted at $418 million

The Highline Public Schools Board recently heard a proposal for the next School Bond, targeted at just over $418 million, and possibly placed on the 2020 election ballot. Funds from a new bond would support... [Read more]

City hires private firm to increase security in Burien Parks over summer months

City hires private firm to increase security in Burien Parks over summer months

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PaRCS) has hired a private company to increase security during summer evening hours (through Sept. 30, 2019) around the Community Center and adjacent... [Read more]