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New Normandy Park City Manager Glenn Akramoff sees the glass as ‘Half Full’

New Normandy Park City Manager Glenn Akramoff sees the glass as ‘Half Full’

by Ralph Nichols New Normandy Park City Manager Glenn Akramoff walked onto a financial tightrope when he started his new job July 8. But, Akramoff told The B-Town Blog recently, Normandy Park’s financial... [Read more]

New Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station Expected to Open by Mid-November

New Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station Expected to Open by Mid-November

The new headquarters station for King County Fire District No. 2 – the Burien-Normandy Park Fire Department’s – is expected to get a certificate of occupancy in late October or early November…

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Chief Mike Marrs, right, discusses project details with Brian Hogman, site supervisor for Neeley Construction, before groundbreaking for a new fire station in the Manhattan... [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]

‘It’s Quite a Crisis’ – The City of Normandy Park is Rapidly Going Broke

‘It’s Quite a Crisis’ – The City of Normandy Park is Rapidly Going Broke

"A structural problem" – Normandy Park City Manager Doug Schulze. by Ralph Nichols Normandy Park, one of King County’s smallest suburban cities, is rapidly going broke. City Manager Doug... [Read more]

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio Will Launch Online LIVE Tonight At 6 p.m.!

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio Will Launch Online LIVE Tonight At 6 p.m.!

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer King County Fire District 2 Commissioners, Chief Mike Marrs, firefighters with the Burien/Normandy Park Department, and local officials broke ground Wednesday... [Read more]

City, Cascade Land Conservancy Sued Over Removal Of Bulkheads

City, Cascade Land Conservancy Sued Over Removal Of Bulkheads

Click image to see larger version. by Ralph Nichols A lawsuit filed by a long-time area family against the City of Normandy Park and the Cascade Land Conservancy seeks to block removal of bulkheads they... [Read more]

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

by Ralph Nichols Kingpins and operatives in a major shoplifting ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in merchandise from Normandy Park, Burien and White Center stores have been taken off the... [Read more]

Normandy Park Towne Center Purchased By Tully’s Founder Tom O’Keefe

Normandy Park Towne Center Purchased By Tully’s Founder Tom O’Keefe

by Ralph Nichols Tukwila-based O’Keefe Companies, whose principal and managing director Tom T. O’Keefe is the founder and past chairman of Tully’s Coffee, has acquired Normandy Park Towne Center. O’Keefe... [Read more]