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Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

 By Jack Mayne Erin Sitterley was unanimously elected mayor of SeaTac at Tuesday’s (Sept. 25) City Council session, replacing resigned Mayor Michael Siefkes who will be moving out of state. Sitterley,... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from SeaTac residents interested in serving an unexpired term for Council Position Number 5. The position was vacated on September 12, 2018 when Michael... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

As we first reported, SeaTac Mayor Michael J. Siefkes announced at Tuesday’s meeting that he was stepping down from the City Council. In the interim, Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as the... [Read more]

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

By Jack Mayne At the very end of the SeaTac City Council meeting on Tuesday night (Sept. 11) Mayor Michael Siefkes announced he was leaving the Council and moving from the city, citing his very serious... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a rape was attempted near the start of the Des Moines Beach Park Trail on Thursday morning, Aug. 30. Police say the assault took place near the... [Read more]

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

By Jack Mayne At the beginning of 2019 the SeaTac City Council will begin its second search for a new city manager to replace retiring Joe Scorcio. Previously selected top candidate Christopher J. Dennis... [Read more]

Brush fire spreads, burns 2 homes at Firs Mobile Home Park

Brush fire spreads, burns 2 homes at Firs Mobile Home Park

Two homes were burned in a fire at the Firs Mobile Home Park in SeaTac Sunday evening (Aug. 18), according to Puget Sound Fire. The blaze burned two homes in the 20400 block of International Blvd. (map... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell held a press conference about their son, who was tragically killed when the Horizon Air Q400 airplane he stole from Sea-Tac Airport... [Read more]

Councilmember Peter Kwon has been appointed to 4Culture Board

Councilmember Peter Kwon has been appointed to 4Culture Board

The King County Council this week unanimously appointed SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon to the 4Culture Board for the remainder of a three-year term, to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. 4Culture was established... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

SeaTac to have meeting for tenants of international market that city wants to sell

SeaTac to have meeting for tenants of international market that city wants to sell

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has agreed to set up a meeting with the tenants of the SeaTac Center which the city has put up for sale, and residents have interpreted to mean closure of their mostly... [Read more]

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]

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]