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VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has rejected criticism of a local immigrant-rights group, One America, over the appointment of SeaTac Planning Commission member Stanley Tombs to a short fill-in term... [Read more]

Susan Enfield named ‘Superintendent of the Year’ by National School Foundation

Susan Enfield named ‘Superintendent of the Year’ by National School Foundation

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield has been named the 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the National School Foundation Association, which represents foundations supporting schools across... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

VIDEO: Joe Scorcio delivers economic forecast for City of SeaTac

VIDEO: Joe Scorcio delivers economic forecast for City of SeaTac

At Friday’s (Jan. 12) Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, outgoing City Manager Joe Scorcio delivered an economic forecast for the City of SeaTac. Download Scorcio’s PowerPoint... [Read more]

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Fire Explorers opened Tuesday night’s meeting. By Jack Mayne Because the list of city residents seeking a SeaTac City Council seat was relatively recent, the Council decided to use that list... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Universally Good</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Universally Good

Universally Good By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce In 2018, the Chamber Board of Directors approved the organization’s first-ever strategic plan. This plan is a crucial... [Read more]

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

All are invited to a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Tyee High School Cafeteria in SeaTac. Topics covered in this symposium will be: The Principles... [Read more]

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

By Jack Mayne A unidentified group of mostly young women filled the audience area of the SeaTac City Council chambers Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 18) as the Council held a brief special meeting made necessary... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]

City will sell SeaTac Center despite objections of small business owners

City will sell SeaTac Center despite objections of small business owners

By Jack Mayne Despite heavy lobbying and sometimes vociferous argument from several small Somali businesses, the SeaTac City Council voted 5 to 1 Thursday night (Dec. 13) to begin a process to sell the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

At Tuesday night’s (Dec. 11) City Council meeting, SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley commented on the tragic passing of fellow Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who was killed in an auto accident on Saturday,... [Read more]

Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday

Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday

The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8. “I am... [Read more]

Six cars stolen from Hertz in SeaTac on Thanksgiving Day

Six cars stolen from Hertz in SeaTac on Thanksgiving Day

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that six cars were stolen from the Hertz Rental Lot at 18600 Des Moines Memorial Drive in SeaTac on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Deputies were searching... [Read more]

Annual ‘Holiday of Hope’ event will be Friday, Dec. 7 at Gregory’s in SeaTac

Annual ‘Holiday of Hope’ event will be Friday, Dec. 7 at Gregory’s in SeaTac

The annual ‘Holiday of Hope’ get together fundraiser event will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at Gregory’s Restaurant in SeaTac. “Let’s make some holiday magic happen for struggling... [Read more]

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

On Wednesday night, Nov. 14, the SeaTac City Council unanimously voted to hire current SeaTac Police Chief Carl Cole as the new City Manager. This fall, Chief Cole submitted his name to the Council for... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved the 2019-2020 biennial budget of $220.9 million with an estimated ending fund balance in 2020 of $78.3 million, which retains the city’s current... [Read more]

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

By Jack Mayne Former SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes can never again practice law in Washington state, or seek a law license in any other state in the nation following his resignation from the Washington... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Deputies help SeaTac residents in need

King County Sheriff’s Deputies help SeaTac residents in need

Operators in the King County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 division get all sorts of calls 24/7/365, but on Saturday, Nov. 3 they received one that was a little different, which ultimately involves deputies... [Read more]

2 suspects arrested for ‘grow house’ invasion robbery in SeaTac Tues. morning

2 suspects arrested for ‘grow house’ invasion robbery in SeaTac Tues. morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that there was a home invasion robbery of a large marijuana ‘grow house’ in the 20400 block of 15th Ave South in SeaTac (map below) Tuesday... [Read more]