KNKX Radio (88.5 FM, formerly KPLU) did a good radio report they call ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’ that’s definitely worth a listen.
Here’s how they introduce it:
This year’s election in Burien is about more than local issues like potholes and streetlights.
Residents of the city, located 10 miles south of downtown Seattle, are fresh off a fierce debate about whether or not Burien should be a so-called “sanctuary city” with policies protecting undocumented immigrants.
As the Nov. 7 election approaches, neighbors and candidates in the city of 50,000 people are debating issues like how to treat undocumented immigrants and the definition of racism.
To some, Burien’s election is an example of how Donald Trump’s presidency has changed politics in cities across the region, dividing neighbors and imbuing local races with echoes of the national 2016 contest.
The story features interviews with Joseph Saia, Lisa Parks, candidate Jimmy Matta, along with his opponent for Position No. 3, incumbent Councilmember Debi Wagner.
Press the ‘Play’ button to hear Will James’ story:https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2017/10/burien_election_171006_mixdown_1.mp3