Environment Section

City of SeaTac challenges Port on lack of environmental review of tree cutting plan

City of SeaTac challenges Port on lack of environmental review of tree cutting plan

By Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac has told the Port of Seattle it objects to its plan to cut down 2,750 trees in the flight paths of the airport because of its failure to conduct a full environmental review... [Read more]

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

By Jack Mayne The proposed cutting down of “the draconian 2,270 trees” in the flight path corridors at Sea-Tac Airport was highlighted at the SeaTac City Council session Tuesday night (Sept. 13),... [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]

‘Touch-A-Truck’ & ‘Get Your Green On’ events will be Saturday, Aug. 13

‘Touch-A-Truck’ & ‘Get Your Green On’ events will be Saturday, Aug. 13

Touch-A-Truck & Get Your Green On will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Valley Ridge Community Center & Parking Lot 4644 S. 188th St., SeaTac. Come see and touch vehicles... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 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]

Sea-Tac’s Wildlife Management & Conservation Open House is May 4

Sea-Tac’s Wildlife Management & Conservation Open House is May 4

The Port of Seattle is throwing a party and neighbors are invited to celebrate Sea-Tac Airport’s 40th anniversary of its Wildlife Management and Conservation program on Wednesday, May 4. This day-long... [Read more]

S. 200th Street & 28th Avenue S. paving planned in SeaTac this week 

S. 200th Street & 28th Avenue S. paving planned in SeaTac this week 

Crews plan to place the final layer of asphalt on S. 200th Street (between 26th Ave S. & International Blvd.) and 28th Ave S. (from north of S. 204th Street to 26th Ave S.) beginning as early as Wednesday,... [Read more]

City of SeaTac plans to update environmentally sensitive area regulations

City of SeaTac plans to update environmentally sensitive area regulations

The City of SeaTac announced Friday (April 22) that it is updating several sections of environmentally sensitive areas regulations for compliance with minimum state standards. The proposed amendments update... [Read more]

The City of SeaTac holding several events in recognition of Earth Week

The City of SeaTac holding several events in recognition of Earth Week

The City of SeaTac will hold several coordinated events in recognition of Earth Week the week of April 18: WHAT: Arbor Day Event WHERE: North SeaTac Park, Des Moines Memorial Drive & S. 136th St. WHEN:... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council voted to not seek a permanent City Manager for the next several months, so that James “Donny” Payne can “take a test drive” in the role. At the same meeting... [Read more]

City of SeaTac opens Warming Shelter at Community Center

City of SeaTac opens Warming Shelter at Community Center

The City of SeaTac has opened a Warming Shelter at the SeaTac Community Center during its regular operating hours. “If you know of SeaTac residents without power, please let them know that the SeaTac... [Read more]

Over objections of incoming members, Council extends Port agreement

Over objections of incoming members, Council extends Port agreement

by Jack Mayne After hearing that the city will begin getting less income from its parking tax while the Port of Seattle gets more, the outgoing SeaTac City Council did the expected and approved a two-year... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the extension of SR 509 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Highline College. Project staff will be on hand to answer your... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Nature has decided that it hates the Northwest and that it’s going to use... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek A large weather system has explosively intensified off the CA/OR coast and is... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Winds, rain & snow, oh my! This is the time of year for storminess in the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek It’s looking like the big storm moving in will soak us all for the entire... [Read more]

No SeaTac property tax hike in 2016, says City Council

No SeaTac property tax hike in 2016, says City Council

by Jack Mayne There will be no increase in the city’s property tax levy for next year, the City Council decided during its study session, but it might increase the budget for cleaning up abandoned houses... [Read more]