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Violent White Center Murder Takes One of Our Own

Violent White Center Murder Takes One of Our Own

by Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher www.southkingmedia.com It is with a very heavy, stunned heart that we report the tragic, shocking and sad passing of one of our own – Margaret Ryan, 69, a Writer/Sales... [Read more]

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

An overflow audience crowded into the meeting room at the North Highline Fire Department headquarters station Thursday evening (Oct. 4) to hear details about the proposed unincorporated area annexation by Burien…

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

by Ralph Nichols Taxes in North Highline will increase about $140 a year if voters there approve annexation by Burien in the November election – and residents of the now-unincorporated area will see... [Read more]

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

An eleventh-hour challenge to remove annexation of unincorporated North Highline from the November ballot was defeated Monday night (Aug. 6) by the Burien City Council. Council members voted 3-3 on a motion by Councilman Jack Block Jr. to withdraw annexation…

City of Burien Discusses Annexation at its First Public Meeting Thursday Night

City of Burien Discusses Annexation at its First Public Meeting Thursday Night

About 30 residents of unincorporated North Highline were in attendance at the start of the first in a series of informational open houses June 21 on the proposed annexation of this area by Burien. The... [Read more]

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk WWII Veteran John Hauff shares a log book entry to Ralph Nichols “It was a lot of fun until they started shooting at us.” So quipped John Hauff, a World... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG: Should Jerry Robison have Recused Himself from Annexation Vote?

B-TOWN BLOG: Should Jerry Robison have Recused Himself from Annexation Vote?

[Our sister site The B-Town Blog’s Ralph Nichols has begun a three-part series involving Burien City Councilman Gerald Robison, allegations of a conflict of interest, and the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were expected to decide at their April 2 meeting whether to place the proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. An... [Read more]

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

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

Sheriff Sue Rahr at a 2010 press conference. Photo by Nicholas Johnson. by Ralph Nichols King County Sheriff Sue Rahr told The B-Town Blog this week she thinks “public safety will improve as we form... [Read more]

UPDATE: Revenue Likely Focus When Burien Council Discuss Annexation Mar. 19

UPDATE: Revenue Likely Focus When Burien Council Discuss Annexation Mar. 19

Screenshot of page 181 from Monday night's Burien City Council packet. Click image to see larger version. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are scheduled to discuss at their meeting Monday,... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Council to Consider Annexation Date at Monday Meeting

BREAKING: Burien Council to Consider Annexation Date at Monday Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are scheduled to discuss at their meeting this coming Monday, March 19, “if and when to act” on a proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline. Should... [Read more]