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Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

By Jack Mayne In what many felt was a weird Burien City Council special session Monday night, the Council finally adjourned at 10:38 p.m. despite a legal requirement that the Council either rescind Burien’s sanctuary ordinance or send it to the November ballot. Outgoing Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz launched into a 20-minute filibuster at 10:15, and […]

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Police Chief Kimerer says he’s retiring; Sheriff again explains sanctuary rules

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer announced to the Burien City Council at Monday night’s session that he would be retiring on Sept. 1 after 38 years in law enforcement and as the chief of Burien Police for 14 years. At the same meeting, a citizen asked if, under the city’s sanctuary rules, police […]

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Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing again over Burien could be averted. This from a San Francisco lawyer who specializes in FAA case law as he briefed the […]

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ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other three incumbents are seeking reelection against a large cast of citizens aspiring to lead the city under a newly selected […]

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