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3-alarm fire at Carriage House Apartments in SeaTac Friday afternoon

3-alarm fire at Carriage House Apartments in SeaTac Friday afternoon

A 3-alarm fire burned the Carriage House Apartment complex at 3602 S. 180th Street in SeaTac Friday afternoon, Sept. 15. The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority said there were no injuries. (function(d,... [Read more]

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

By Jack Mayne SeaTac resident Vicki Lockwood said she attended a meeting at the House of Mercy, a drug and alcohol recovery facility located near the YMCA and Highline schools, and “the more I heard,... [Read more]

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac Thursday morning

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac Thursday morning

Just after 11 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 14), SeaTac Police received a call of a burglary at a residence in the 17600 block of 38th Ave S. (map below), along with shots being fired. When deputies arrived,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Touch-A-Truck’ please kids both small and big in SeaTac

PHOTOS: ‘Touch-A-Truck’ please kids both small and big in SeaTac

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald The weather was perfect on Saturday, Sept. 9, and SeaTac’s ‘Touch-A-Truck’ event was well attended by the community. This ‘kid’ enjoyed it! There... [Read more]

Hydroplane racing returning to Angle Lake weekend of Sept. 9-10

Hydroplane racing returning to Angle Lake weekend of Sept. 9-10

Hydroplane racing will return to SeaTac’s Angle Lake the weekend of Sept. 9-10, as the second annual Frank Hanson Memorial Regatta will take place! From the Angle Lake Shore Club Blog: Interest... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

[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 always seeking additional regular... [Read more]

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know the finalists for the SeaTac City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes expressed reservations over what usually is a routine new agreement with the Highline School District for a school resource officer, suggesting that three-year proposal... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac

Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning (Aug. 2), and when they arrived they found... [Read more]

Kingen’s new lawsuit against SeaTac put on hold pending state decision appeal

Kingen’s new lawsuit against SeaTac put on hold pending state decision appeal

By Jack Mayne The Federal District Court in Seattle has told restaurateur and would-be SeaTac gambling impresario Gerry Kingen that his recently filed federal lawsuit against the City will be put on hold... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

By Jack Mayne At the regular SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (July 27), councilmembers were updated on a traffic study where for-hire vehicles are slowing traffic emerging from a parking area, primarily... [Read more]

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac wants a Washington Court of Appeals to reverse the judge’s decision and award of $18 million to Gerry Kingen in a lawsuit over a property fight near the Sound Transit... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing... [Read more]

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]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [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]

Here’s the lineup for SeaTac’s annual Family Fourth of July celebration

Here’s the lineup for SeaTac’s annual Family Fourth of July celebration

The City of SeaTac’s annual Family Fourth of July will be Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., and here’s the scoop: Water Spray Park A safe, fun alternative... [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]