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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Zach Hudgins Is The Right Choice

11th District state Representative Zach Hudgins is the right choice to fill the County Council District 8 vacancy. More than half of District 8 lies outside West Seattle: Vashon/Maury, North Highline, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Normandy Park.  District 8 has been represented by a Seattle resident since nigh on to forever.  As a consequence, unincorporated area […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Why I Can’t Support The Transportation Benefit District Fee”

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re now publishing “Letters to the Editor,” and encourage all Readers to email us their opinions or thoughts (another option of course is to Comment below each story). Below is a letter from longtime Burien-area resident and former city councilmember Stephen Lamphear:] Dear Editor — The city of Burien is proposing a new […]

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EDITORIAL: Why Burien Should Approve Referendum 71

by Stephen Lamphear On Tuesday (Sept. 29th), I saw my first “Reject 71” yard sign in Burien at First Ave South and SW 148th. In addition to the racial/cultural hate that runs just under the surface in most suburban communities, we have the religious/lifestyle haters coming out of the closet. When I moved to this […]

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OPINION: Why Does The City Of Burien Want To Reduce Its Transparency?

by Stephen Lamphear Following in the steps of the likes of Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr, the city of Burien is preparing to reduce its responsiveness to public records requests. Here’s a screenshot of “Ordinance 517” on pages 121 – 123 of the last week’s council packet (from http://burienwa.gov/archives/30/081709a.pdf): (click here to see full version […]

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