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A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald On Friday, Nov. 4, I had the pleasure of presenting the opening ‘welcome to SeaTac’ remarks at the Washington Council of the Blind Convention, which was held at the... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Dear Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

By Jack Mayne The Highline School District has asked all the cities it serves – including Des Moines – to approve school impact fees to help it build funds to upgrade and replace aging and outdated... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 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... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

Online registration for this weekend’s Brat Trot closes Thursday at midnight!

Online registration for this weekend’s Brat Trot closes Thursday at midnight!

Burien’s annual Brat Trot fundraiser arrives this weekend – with the Pub Crawl Friday night and the run and Bavarian Fest on Sunday – and it’s going to be a fun-filled one! NOTE: Online... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; airplane noise; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; airplane noise; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 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... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Online registration for the Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser ends Thursday, Sept. 29!

Have you registered for the Oct. 2 Burien Brat Trot yet? Online registration closes next Thursday, Sept. 29 at midnight: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE! The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport focused on bird safety long before ‘Sully’ movie hit theaters

Sea-Tac Airport focused on bird safety long before ‘Sully’ movie hit theaters

Long before the “Miracle on the Hudson” became a national story and now turned into a movie, the Port of Seattle took the lead to address the issue of airplane and bird safety at Seattle-Tacoma International... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman’s body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Woman’s body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 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... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Fall Community Emergency Response Team Training starts Thursday, Sept. 22

Fall Community Emergency Response Team Training starts Thursday, Sept. 22

There is still time to sign up for the upcoming FREE Community Emergency Response Team training, which starts on Sept. 22. CERT is an eight-week program that meets once a week for 3.5 hours. Classes start... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Blues & Brews Fest grosses over $64,500 in Des Moines Saturday

PHOTOS: Blues & Brews Fest grosses over $64,500 in Des Moines Saturday

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park’s 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival fundraiser grossed over $64,500 at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. 100% of net proceeds will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

REMINDER: Blues & Brews Festival is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. REMINDER: The 7th annual “Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival” is this SATURDAY, Aug. 27, at Des Moines Beach Park. The event will... [Read more]

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]