Tagged with 'Opinion'

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As I sit on the bus, riding my way through White Center, it’s slowly become easier and easier to see changes happening around me. New buildings, new restaurants... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember: ‘Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov. 8’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Why I’m voting yes for schools... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Dear King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about density of pot stores in White Center

LETTER: Resident concerned about density of pot stores in White Center

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] The parking lot for this state-licensed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my! If... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] A Response to John Castronover’s... [Read more]

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] I grew up in the Highline School... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘White Center Bus Riders Stranded by Wrong Snow Routes’

LETTER: ‘White Center Bus Riders Stranded by Wrong Snow Routes’

Last year, Route 128 ran on the incorrect Snow Route. It traveled along SW Roxbury St. and 4th Ave SW, avoiding the correct Snow Route along 8th Ave SW and SW 108th St. This stranded some thousands of... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

To the Editor: What new taxes, franchise fees and user fees will Area Y/ White Center residents, residential property owners and business owners have to pay to be part of Burien? What are the new taxes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

LETTER: ‘As Responsible White Center Business Owners, We Support Annexation’

As responsible White Center business owners, we support annexation to Burien. Burien does not have a problem with vandalism, open alcohol, drug dealing, or prostitution in its commercial district, and... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Appears to be a PAC’

LETTER: ‘North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Appears to be a PAC’

Letter to the Editor: The North Highline Unicorporated Council Appears to be Political Action Group(s) that hides under a non profit status… So who really is the NHUAC? Are they the informational community... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien is Becoming Less Connected to Its Citizens Each Year’

LETTER: ‘Burien is Becoming Less Connected to Its Citizens Each Year’

Dear Editor: As a business and property owner in the White Center area for over 20 years, I exercised my legal right to send a letter to voters in unincorporated White Center, warning them about $16,000... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

Hi, I’m Pat LeMoine and I am against being annexed by the city of Burien. What helped solidify my opinion are the dozen or so newly annexed Burien residents of Area X that I have talked to. I have heard... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

To the Editor: The City of Burien has a structural financial deficit and is going broke. At the City Council meeting of October 22, 2012, the City Manager/Mike Martin and the City Council tried to deny... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

Dear B-Town Blog: The October 4, 2012 supposed informational forum sponsored by the NHUAC, struck me as a political rally put on by the King County Executive’s Office to promote the annexation on Area... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

White Center Blog: At the White Center and B-Town Blog-sponsored public debate last Tuesday, October 2, Burien City Council member Jerry Robison stated that “if White Center does not vote to go to... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

Hi B-Town Blog, There are many concerns I have about the upcoming possible annexation of White Center to Burien. I will focus on only 3 concerns: We are all going to have to pay more taxes for this annexation.... [Read more]