The Cactus Speaks: No Council Circus this Tuesday, performers leave town….
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists to reflect different opinions and views of SeaTac residents. Those interested can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.] by Earl Gipson In yet another "stuff it" to SeaTac Citizens, Council Members (un-elected and double dipping Mayor Gregerson, "phone it in" Deputy Mayor Tony Anderson, and "ooh look its an airplane" Campbell) have decided to move the Council meeting to Thursday to accommodate their personal schedules and agendas. Council Member Ladenderg will also be absent. He ...
Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7
The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary Club, (now known as the Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary Club) has held its largest annual fundraising event – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival – to raise funds for important projects like the Highline Music4Life™ Program and many others. This year the club will celebrate its 11th year at the newly remodeled historic Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium at Des Moines Beach Park – the location of the ...
Mia Gregerson endorses changing school bond elections to simple majority
Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as Mayor for SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required to pass school bonds in the state of Washington. The Highline Public Schools bond on the Feb. 10 ballot is failing with just 54.76%. Here's Gregerson's statement: “I was greatly saddened to see yet another school construction bond fail this week. The Highline School District’s buildings are overcrowded and in desperate need of repair. Here are the numbers: 1,500 new students in the last five years, with more coming 60 portable classrooms now in use 232 school construction ...
Award-winning SeaTac teacher charged with rape pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday
Former students of Darcy M. Smith – an award-winning McMicken Heights Elementary School Teacher accused of raping a 14-year old student – showed up at a King County courtroom Thursday to offer support as she entered a plea of 'Not Guilty' to charges of child rape. KIRO-TV reported that supporters carried signs that said "We stand by you" as well as stating they don't believe the allegations against her. Smith was awarded "Regional Teacher of the Year" in 2012. As we previously reported, the 41-year old teacher is accused of having sex with a student she took into her home as a troubled 12-year ...
SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts
Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio will use the grant money to create daily Newcasts that feature "hyperlocal" news, curated from South King Media's six community blogs covering South King County. The four initiatives were among 82 applications received in J-Lab’s Masters Mediapreneurs initiative to help seed media startups launched by Baby Boomers, aged 50-plus. Scott Schaefer, founder of The B-Town/SeaTac Blogs and parent company South King Media, will lead SKiR's new project. “This will allow us to start up a truly innovative new ...
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The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]Commentary
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The public is invited to come learn about plans for the future of Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Rainier High School, located at 22450 19th Ave. S. in Des Moines. At this... [Read more]
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