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PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [Read more]

Emergency Services Volunteers help make Special Olympics Games succeed

Emergency Services Volunteers help make Special Olympics Games succeed

SEATTLE (July 5 2017) Matthew Cullen, National Weather Service Portland Forecast Office meteorologist provides a weather briefing and forecast during the morning’s operational briefing of the 2018 Special... [Read more]

Seattle Storm’s Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

Seattle Storm’s Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

The Seattle Storm’s Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 at the Seattle Christian School in SeaTac. The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is FREE and open to the public.... [Read more]

SeaTac’s FREE Summer in the Park concert series starts Wednesday, July 11

SeaTac’s FREE Summer in the Park concert series starts Wednesday, July 11

Free Concerts in the Park! Angle Lake Park 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac SeaTac’s FREE Summer in the Park concert series starts Wednesday, July 11, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. with an opening night performance... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Despite decision, Firs Mobile Home Park will close unless law changes

ANALYSIS: Despite decision, Firs Mobile Home Park will close unless law changes

By Jack Mayne The Firs Mobile Home Park real tragedy is because of poor advice from those who guided the 170 mostly Hispanic residents. Continually ignored by attorneys and political guidance for the... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

Brent Arancio, 40, was shot and killed during a robbery June 15 at America’s BestValue Inn in SeaTac (read our previous coverage here). While the crime and apprehension of the suspect have been widely... [Read more]

Minor disturbance at SeaTac Council, good wishes for departing Jeff Robinson

Minor disturbance at SeaTac Council, good wishes for departing Jeff Robinson

By Jack Mayne It was a minor affair, but a group of Somali business operators in the International Boulevard area wanted to protest plans by the city to let the area be developed for major new businesses,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s first SAMP meeting

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s first SAMP meeting

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

SeaTac man arrested for homicide investigation after police chase Tues. night

SeaTac man arrested for homicide investigation after police chase Tues. night

After a chase through Des Moines, Kent Police arrested an adult male from SeaTac Tuesday night, June 19, in the investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding an 18-year old Des Moines woman’s... [Read more]

UPDATE: Local Filmmaker gives Port of Seattle Commissioners an ‘Intermission’

UPDATE: Local Filmmaker gives Port of Seattle Commissioners an ‘Intermission’

Local attorney, activist and filmmaker Steve Edmiston took a break from his ongoing project – to brief the Port of Seattle Commissioners on the impact of aircraft operations on our communities – to... [Read more]

Alaska Air HQ construction, new cell antennas considered by SeaTac Council

Alaska Air HQ construction, new cell antennas considered by SeaTac Council

By Jack Mayne A major new Alaska Air Group construction project and a possible 20-year agreement to permit cellular companies to place new antennas on utility poles citywide dominated a lengthy SeaTac... [Read more]

Apparent sniper shoots 4 cars on SR 509 near Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday

Apparent sniper shoots 4 cars on SR 509 near Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday

By Scott Schaefer A huge police turnout on and around SR 509 near where south Burien meets the SeaTac City limits was in response to an ‘active shooter’ who shot and hit four vehicles on the... [Read more]

VIDEO: SeaTac Mayor Siefkes speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

VIDEO: SeaTac Mayor Siefkes speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including SeaTac Mayor... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

Highline Public Schools graduating seniors celebrate with Russell Wilson

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle... [Read more]

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

On Saturday, June 9, a protest against the detention of asylum-seeking mothers was held outside the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, with special appearances and speeches by Gov. Jay Inslee and King... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Why Business & Government Relationships Matter</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Why Business & Government Relationships Matter

Why Business and Government Relationships Matter By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Our Chamber of Commerce is proud of the relationships we’ve built with local government;... [Read more]

Two escape with minor burns from mobile home fire in SeaTac Tuesday

Two escape with minor burns from mobile home fire in SeaTac Tuesday

A mobile home caught fire in the 20800 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac (map below) Tuesday afternoon, June 5. Two occupants escaped with minor burns. Puget Sound Fire and South King Fire fought... [Read more]

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

A 19-year old man was shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night, June 1. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 14700 block of 29th Place South (map below).... [Read more]

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [Read more]