If you live in or near Three Tree Point and travel Burien’s scenic, winding road known as Maplewild Ave SW, you’ve probably seen the signs signifying that the road will be closed from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday, Aug. 18th. Originally, the signs were placed near the top of Maplewild on the north, and on […]Read More
by Stephen Lamphear Attention North Highline Annexation Voters: your Voters Pamphlet contains a steamy, smelly pile of bovine fecal matter about annexation to Burien. Here are some of the dung piles dropped by opponent Mark Ufkes: Pile #1 — Mr. Ufkes does not live in the voting area – he is not affected by the […]Read More
The City of Burien is hosting its final Annexation Informational Open House on Thursday, Aug. 6th at Beverly Park Baptist Church (11659 1st Ave South, Seattle), beginning at 6:30pm. As the city so carefully words it: “Members of the Burien City Council may be attending a community informational open house held by the City of […]Read More
Senator Karen Keiser is holding an online town hall at 11am Monday morning, July 6th on federal health reform at the link below: http://www.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/keiser/townhall Sen. Keiser represents the 33rd District, which includes SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Kent and other areas. From her website: Sen. Keiser has been a Washington State Senator since 2001 and […]Read More
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to offer a Ã¢â‚¬Å“may the best person winÃ¢â‚¬Â welcome to Ross Hunter, candidate for King County Executive, our latest Advertiser. He stopped by our Farmers Market booth in Burien recently for a get-to-know chat. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m an agent for change,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ross, who is in his fourth term in the Washington State House of […]Read More
CITY RECEIVES CIVIC AWARD:
Presented by Luis Navarro, Board President U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest Chapter, the City of Burien received a Civic Award for their efforts in…
Crime Ã¢â‚¬â€œ including a high level of gang activity Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is an ongoing concern in the Highline area, along with the rest of King County, especially at a time when multi-million-dollar budget deficits have forced staff reductions in the sheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and prosecutorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices.
And not surprisingly, all five major candidates for King County executive told the King County Police ChiefÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association on Thursday that public safety is the primary responsibility of county government. They spoke at a forum at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien…Read More
The King County Police ChiefÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association is hosting a County Executive CandidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Forum tomorrow (Thursday, June 11th), from 10am to 11am at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center located at 19010 First Avenue South in Burien.
The candidates running for King County Executive are invited to the forum, which is open to the public and press, and according to Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer, so far here’s who’s confirmed…Read More
The King County Council Monday announced that they’ve unanimously appointed Kurt Triplett as King County Executive, with members citing “his professionalism and knowledge of the issues.”
Triplett was unanimously approved by the council to serve in the role which he took on in early May in an interim capacity after Executive Ron Sims stepped down to join the Obama administration.
Triplett will serve until the results of the November general election for County Executive are certified…Read More
Burien City Manager Mike Martin entered a plea of “Not Guilty” on Friday (May 15th) to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a minor traffic accident on April 19th. Martin appeared before King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato, who scheduled a pretrial hearing for June 23rd.
Martin, 55, refused to perform field sobriety tests or take a Breathalyzer test when he was arrested following the one-car accident in Burien. As a result, his driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license was suspended, as required by state law, when formal DUI charges were filed on May 6th.
On Monday (May 11th), the Burien City Council approved an amended contract for Martin on a 5-1 vote, which imposes strict Ã¢â‚¬Å“alcohol-related conditionsÃ¢â‚¬Â with which he must Ã¢â‚¬Å“comply fullyÃ¢â‚¬Â to retain his position as city manager.
In agreeing to the addition of alcohol-related conditions to his contract, Martin denied committing Ã¢â‚¬Å“any wrongful or criminal act,Ã¢â‚¬Â but acknowledged Ã¢â‚¬Å“that the facts and circumstances of his arrest may constitute Ã¢â‚¬ËœcauseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to terminate his employment under the Original Agreement.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- OPINION: What Mike Martin Should Have Said About His DUI
- City Keeps Mike Martin On, Requires Amended Contract
- City Manager Mike Martin Formally Charged With DUI
- OPINION: Mike Martin Must Tell The Truth Or Resign
- Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI
Jack Block, Jr., former Deputy Mayor and Councilmember, on Friday (May 15th) announced his candidacy for Burien City Council, Position 7, currently held by Sally Nelson.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was proud of the investments we made in our community in Burien while I served on the City Council,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Block in a statement. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But I have unfinished business, and want to ensure that Burien is looking after our working families and their futures…Ã¢â‚¬ÂRead More
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