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Sheriff: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

Sheriff: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr told The B-Town Blog this week she thinks “public safety will improve as we form more partnerships” with cities that contract for law enforcement services…

Sheriff Rahr Picked as Executive Director of Criminal Justice Training Center

Sheriff Rahr Picked as Executive Director of Criminal Justice Training Center

On Thursday (Feb. 23), King County Sheriff Sue Rahr was selected as Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, located at 19010 1st Ave South in Burien…

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 10th

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 10th

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day is coming Saturday Sept. 10th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fire Station 28, located at at 15100 8th Ave SW. This is a great annual event where kids... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mariners Legend Edgar Martinez Is Up To Bat In B-Town Now

UPDATE: Mariners Legend Edgar Martinez Is Up To Bat In B-Town Now

Mariners legend Edgar Martinez signs autographs at the Burien Liquor Store Thursday afternoon. Photo by Mark Neuman. Shea proudly shows off his autographed bottle of Edgar's new liquor, El Zacatecano.... [Read more]

Edgar Martinez Returning To The MARK Restaurant On Thursday, May 12th

Edgar Martinez Returning To The MARK Restaurant On Thursday, May 12th

Legendary Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez will be returning to Burien’s The MARK Restaurant & Bar to promote his ‘El Zacatecano’ mezcal, as well as help raise funds for local non-profit... [Read more]

Dr. Bill Ayers Speaks at Highline C.C. for MLK Week

Dr. Bill Ayers Speaks at Highline C.C. for MLK Week

Introductory Remark By Nicholas Johnson As much as letter writers may have condemned Highline Community College for inviting Dr. Bill Ayers to speak about education reform during the college’s MLK... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sights & Sounds From Seattle’s Martin Luther King Rally & Parade

PHOTOS: Sights & Sounds From Seattle’s Martin Luther King Rally & Parade

By Nicholas Johnson Thousands of MLK Day celebrants strolled through Seattle’s streets Monday afternoon. Following a route from Garfield High School down to the Federal Building at 2nd Avenue and... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds Of Seahawks Fans Rally In SeaTac

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds Of Seahawks Fans Rally In SeaTac

Hundreds of Seahawks fans packed the sidewalk along South 188th Street on Friday afternoon for the chance to send their ‘Hawks into a divisional playoff game against the Chicago Bears with the spirit... [Read more]

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

We’re taking some time off to spend the holidays with our friends and families (unless of course Santa crashes into Burien Town Square, then we are so there…), but we’d like to extend... [Read more]

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Three years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007, to be exact), from a humble dining room table in a home in Burien, The B-Town Blog came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing, entertaining... [Read more]

Burien’s ‘Bob The Barber’ To Retire, Head South Toward Warmer Weather

Burien’s ‘Bob The Barber’ To Retire, Head South Toward Warmer Weather

On a Saturday afternoon Bob Sheen’s barber shop is alive with the sound of a college football game on TV and men in their 50s telling stories and sharing laughs. Sheen and his partner John each fine tune the cuts they’ve given the men in their chairs as two other men wait their turn…

PHOTO FRIDAY: Annual Tree Lighting Tradition Continues

PHOTO FRIDAY: Annual Tree Lighting Tradition Continues

This past Wednesday, Dec. 1st a tradition that has illuminated the Burien skyline for well over 25 years continued as residents gathered at BTB Advertiser Economy Wiring / YB Tubless for the annual Tree... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Huge Smoke Plume Visible In Burien; From Vashon House Fire

PHOTOS: Huge Smoke Plume Visible In Burien; From Vashon House Fire

BTB Photographer/Reporter Nicholas Johnson took the above photos from Burien late Sunday afternoon, showing a huge smoke plume originating from an apparent house fire on Vashon Island. According to reports,... [Read more]

OPINION: An American’s Right To Strike Little More Than Symbolic Dissent

OPINION: An American’s Right To Strike Little More Than Symbolic Dissent

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Nov. 10th, local union members who work for four major grocery chains in Western Washington voted overwhelmingly – 94 percent in favor – to authorize a strike... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien Bearcats Championship Game At Husky Stadium

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien Bearcats Championship Game At Husky Stadium

As we reported last week, the Burien Bearcats Junior football team played the Richmond Bulldogs in a championship game at U-Dub’s Husky Stadium Sunday (Nov. 7th). Unfortunately, they lost 26-13. However,... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Protesters March Into Chase Bank & Bank Of America Branches

SLIDESHOW: Protesters March Into Chase Bank & Bank Of America Branches

Tuesday morning (Oct. 26th) at 11:30am, numerous workers, families, and community members marched into the Burien branches of Chase Bank and Bank of America to protest their demands to freeze foreclosures... [Read more]

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

by Nicholas Johnson Jim Todd, 71, and his wife Karen, 63, sit side-by-side in computer chairs, each roaming the Internet on their respective computers. Karen sits back as she picks up a lit Swisher Sweets... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Sights & Sounds From Burien’s Night Of The Pumpkin

SLIDESHOW: Sights & Sounds From Burien’s Night Of The Pumpkin

This past Friday (Oct 22) ghosts, goblins and other spooky creatures of the night took over the community center and Dottie Harper Park to celebrate the “Night of the Pumkpin.” This family-friendly... [Read more]