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VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On Friday, May 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon, which featured speeches by Mayors and representatives from the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila. Below is video of the speech by Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, who talked about economic development, SW 153rd […]

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VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

On Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall, to “Denounce, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate” in Burien. Matta was joined by several regional community leaders, and he presented the following info: The F.B.I. released its 2017 hate crime statistics, showing a 17 percent increase in hate crimes across […]

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A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann On Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 54 people arrived at Navos’ Revelle Hall for lively discussions about “Strong Visions for Burien”, led by Irene Danysh of Community Visions Network. Folks split up into a half dozen small groups to express their vision and priorities for Burien. We then gathered in […]

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