VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign
On the front steps of Burien's deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov. 8 bond. “Now is the time, we must join together to support our students and schools here in the Highline School District,” said Chuck Tuman, campaign co-chair. “We have a strong plan, developed by a citizen committee, to meet the immediate needs of our district, and also plan for the future.” Speakers at the kick-off – which was hosted by Tuman – included Sen. Karen Keiser, Highline High alum Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, and Benji Box, a current student: Here's a video of ...
PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…
Here's episode #61 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 and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for July 22-25, 2016: Port of Seattle asks Burien to vacate land in NERA; Burien City Council extends CARES; Highline Public Schools bond will be on Nov. ballot; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on local election issues; ‘The Final Take’ & more… Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'! You can ...
School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot
[caption id="attachment_59128" align="aligncenter" width="490"] CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School.[/caption] A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning, July 21. The proposed bond would fund repair or replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding, and make safety improvements at all Highline schools. The School Board passed the resolution at its Wednesday night (July 20) meeting to place the bond measure on the ballot. The proposed $299 million bond measure contains all the projects recommended in Phase 1 of the plan developed by the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), a 39-member, ...
Citizen tells Council to fire some staffers or quit because of $18 million judgment
By Jack Mayne A citizen has told the SeaTac City Council that anyone in city government who had anything to do with issues that led to a civil land use lawsuit that could cost taxpayers over $18 million should immediately be fired. If Councilmembers cannot do that because of “personal allegiances,” they should resign from office. The court case is certain to be appealed by the city, so any judgments will not be owing until a final appeals court ruling is made, perhaps in a year or more. The Council also began consideration on allowing power boat races on Angle Lake. Staff acted ‘improperly’ At the ...
Man found dead in in parked car
The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a man was found dead in SeaTac Wednesday morning, July 6, with at least one gunshot wound. A SeaTac Police officer patrolling near the 4000 block of S. 188th Street (map below) found a stolen car parked in an apartment complex parking lot when he discovered a man dead inside the car. A King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene and said it appeared the man had been shot at least once. Detectives are investigating the death as suspicious and said the identity of the deceased man and cause and nature of death will ...
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CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]
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