September 2018

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of single use plastic bags

information from the City of Burien

The Burien City Council is discussing a potential ban on single use plastics in Burien because of concerns about the damaging effects of plastics in the natural environment. The City of Burien strategic plan calls for the City to protect and improve the quality of Burien’s natural environment.

The City Council has asked the to provide recommendations on the draft plastic bag ordinance in advance of their discussion in October. The BEDP is hosting a business roundtable to get feedback from Burien businesses about the potential ban on single use plastic bags. Businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about what materials are included in the potential ban, and what is listed as exempt under the current draft language. The BEDP is an advisory group to City Council comprised of Burien business owners and residents interested in promoting economic development.

All Burien business members are invited.


Joyce Pavlick 1925 - 2018

Joyce Pavlick passed away in Wenatchee, Washington on September 4, 2018, where she had lived for the last 9 months near her children.  She was born on June 25, 1925 in the small town of Lansing, Iowa to Alice and Arthur Greenley.  Her family, including her grandparents and brother Bob, survived the early depression years by pulling together to run the family hardware store.  During the war her family moved to San Bruno, California to find employment and Joyce worked for Pan American Airways.  In 1947 she married David Jessup and moved to West Seattle where she was blessed with four children

Myers Way SW homeless encampment cleared out by SPD

A large homeless encampment that grew across the street from the more established encampment called Camp Second Chance on Myers Way SW has been cleared out by Seattle Police. It became a source of many complaints from area residents who linked it to crime and trash in the area.

Seattle Police Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner in a statement today said," The SW Precinct would like to inform our community that the Myers Way encampment has officially be dismantled.

Hundreds of pounds of trash and debris was removed and the encampment was entirely cleared-out. Although the individuals living there were offered many services that the City of Seattle has to offer, a majority of the encampment’s residents declined these offers.

The SW Precinct is working diligently to track the displacement of these individuals, and we encourage our community to stay vigilant and aware.


City of SeaTac delivers blow to 50+ immigrant small business owners

Council voted to sell city-owned SeaTac Center to developer, most likely displacing or closing dozens of small businesses

By Gwen Davis

Last night, SeaTac city council members dealt a blow to more than 50 immigrant small business owners, who will most likely be displaced or forced to close shop. In a drawn-out, late-night city council session, members voted 5-1 to sell the city-owned SeaTac Center to the private developer, Inland Group. Before the vote, dozens of SeaTac residents -- affected business owners, family members, friends, school teachers and activists -- delivered passionate testimony to the council, imploring them to consider that the move will be devastating to their largely Somali, immigrant community. But the testimony fell on deaf ears -- the only member to vote no was Councilmember Rick Forschler.


Man shot in stomach in North Highline; Injuries non-life threatening

Our news partner Q13 Fox News has reported that a man was shot in the stomach around 4 am in North Highline.

Q13 posted "According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, a 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach in the 12400 block of Ambaum Boulevard SW.

His brother took him to Highline Hospital, where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Detectives have not released the victim’s name or identified a suspect in the shooting."



Keeping Track: Where area sports stars meet their future

By Tim Clinton



West Seattle's Pryor in Idaho

West Seattle graduate Nate Pryor is going to play basketball for the North Idaho College Cardinals in Coeur d'Alene this winter after being originally recruited by the University of Washington but not being on the roster there last year. The Cardinals are the defending NWAC champions.


McPherson playing libero at UW

West Seattle resident and Kennedy Catholic graduate Shayne McPherson is playing the libero position in her junior season with the University of Washington women's volleyball team.

McPherson has 184 digs so far over 12 matches with 10 service aces. She also has 45 assists to already have more than each of her first two entire seasons.


Thompson tried out for Titans