Crime Section

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

By Jack Mayne The Washington Legislature has agreed to pay for a study of the air quality around Sea-Tac Airport, but refused to pay for an overall impact study of the fast-growing airport’s effects... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S., where they found one man dead with a gunshot wound to the head and another shot... [Read more]

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council complied with a request from the Port of Seattle and dropped its controversial lawsuit over surface water management fees the city collects from the Port. The city... [Read more]

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

By Rod Covey Port of Seattle Police Chief In one way or another, we’re all a number. For some of you, a job classification may be tied to a number. Others may be wearing your favorite sports team uniform... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

A Redflex red light camera in Burien. That city’s red light cameras were removed in 2012. By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council balked at a proposed three year extension of a contract with Redflex... [Read more]

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle Interim CEO Dave Soike has hired Rod Covey as the new Chief of Police for the Port of Seattle. Covey has been the Interim Chief since the retirement of Chief Colleen Wilson in November... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26

The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave S. (map below). This is an open and free... [Read more]

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council needs to start thinking about the city as being six times larger than its official 28,000 population because of the effects of the international airport the city... [Read more]

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

By Jack Mayne Two young schoolgirls told the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night of the fear generated amongst their music classmates when a teacher told them that new President Donald Trump would want... [Read more]

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

By Jack Mayne Residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park have filed a new action in King County Superior Court seeking to overturn all aspects of a city decision to permit the closure of the facility on Oct.... [Read more]

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

By Joseph Scorcio City Manager, SeaTac The City of SeaTac has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications, which... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying SeaTac robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying SeaTac robbery suspect

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint last Monday night in SeaTac. Police said the woman was in her parked car when the suspect approached her,... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

[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... [Read more]

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

A 3-year old boy fell from a second story window at the Day’s Inn Motel in the 19000 block of International Blvd. (map below) in SeaTac just after 11 a.m. Monday morning, March 13. Police said that the... [Read more]

SeaTac, Burien Police ordered by Sheriff not to enforce federal ICE warrants

SeaTac, Burien Police ordered by Sheriff not to enforce federal ICE warrants

By Jack Mayne Burien, SeaTac police and King County Sheriff’s deputies were told recently that ICE immigration warrants are not enforceable because a federal court does not issue such warrants. Asking... [Read more]

Troopers seeking witnesses to shots fired at taxi on southbound I-5 Sunday

Troopers seeking witnesses to shots fired at taxi on southbound I-5 Sunday

The Washington State Patrol is investigating an incident where shots were fired at a Yellow Cab on southbound I-5 near S. 178th Street at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Troopers say that he taxi was... [Read more]

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

By Jack Mayne Joe Scorcio (pictured above) is no longer the Acting SeaTac City Manager – he became simply the City Manager after the City Council voted unanimously for the change at the Council meeting... [Read more]

Unauthorized Port employee payments intended to ‘support employee retention’

Unauthorized Port employee payments intended to ‘support employee retention’

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle president on Friday afternoon (Feb. 3) defended the reason for a one-time payment to exempt employees a Washington state auditor’s draft report challenged. The payment... [Read more]

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

By Jack Mayne Port CEO Ted Fick resigned Thursday (Feb. 2), but the Puget Sound Business Journal in an exclusive story Friday morning said he left under a cloud that he quit after “auditors briefed... [Read more]