As we do at the end of each year, we do a big “let’s take a look back” post, where we tell you what WE think are the top local news stories of the year.
It was a year full of tragic fires, a very large (and stinky) dead whale, lots of crime, Town Square news, a censuring of a city councilmember, the resigning of City Manager Mike Martin and much much more.
Like we did last year, we’re asking YOU, our beloved Readers, to decide on what the Top Story of the year is by voting in our Poll below.
To get you in the mood, here are the Top 10 stories we posted in 2013, based solely on their popularity:

  1. 8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday
  2. FOLLOWUP/VIDEOS: Dead Fin Whale was ‘Apparent Victim of a Ship Strike’
  3. Water Dist. 54 customers near Normandy Park, Des Moines urged to boil water
  4. UPDATE: 3-alarm fire that burned Burien Annex Tuesday morning was Arson
  5. CRIME ALERT: Be aware of door-to-door salespeople canvassing Burien
  6. REPORT: Burien Woman, Son killed in ‘horrific’ Oregon car crash
  7. Burien City Council approves $2.75 million sale of Town Square parcels
  8. VIDEO: Multi-vehicle accident at 8th Ave S. and S. 128 sends three to hospital
  9. Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night
  10. UPDATE: 14-Year Old Destiny Kindred Found Safe, Reunited with Parents

Here is our initial list for you to consider – chosen based on our own reflections as well as the popularity of each – please re-read them if you wish, then come back here to take our Poll below:










You can also submit what YOU think we missed as a Comment below (or via email) for our review and for possible adding to this list.
Here’s our Poll – vote for what you consider the #1 local news story of 2013 and let’s see which one wins:
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