Opinion Section

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue needs your support…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue needs your support…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, South King Fire &... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Finish Lines.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Finish Lines.

by Dave Markwell Each morning I wake up and go for a walk. I contemplate my day as I take my little two-mile stroll from my house around the Marina. My little morning jaunt is more meditative than a part... [Read more]

PODCAST: Former Des Moines City Manager goes to Burien; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Former Des Moines City Manager goes to Burien; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Broken bits.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Broken bits.

by Dave Markwell I don’t work on Tuesdays. By “don’t work”, I don’t mean that I lie on the couch eating delicious grilled sandwiches all day. (Though, this, frankly, sounds like a pretty damn... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. She has also... [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]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

Here’s episode #70 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Finding words.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Finding words.

by Dave Markwell The other morning I woke up with an ominous sense that something was just not right. My household is one of rituals. My morning always begins with my old dog, Diego, doing his pee-pee... [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 Waterline Blog nor its staff:] Why I’m voting yes for schools Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sin and Waffles.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sin and Waffles.

by Dave Markwell About 1 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, I walked by my son’s bedroom and instead of being annoyed by the fact that he was still asleep, (which did not surprise me since when I woke up at... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wholly Moses!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wholly Moses!

by Dave Markwell While drinking my morning coffee the other day, my phone chimed, signaling an incoming text message. It was pretty early so my interest was piqued. As I checked the screen, the words... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Fine Reward…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Fine Reward…

by Dave Markwell Each morning I get up, start a pot of coffee, let my dogs outside and think about my day. When my dogs are finished with their business, I head back inside my house and pour my first... [Read more]

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

Here’s episode #63 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #62 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]