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Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

By Jack Mayne Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta created a small controversy when he wrote a letter to the King County Superior Court judge presently considering an appeal of the residents of the Firs Mobile Home... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines to build new office building; Council considers govt. relations manager

Alaska Airlines to build new office building; Council considers govt. relations manager

By Jack Mayne Alaska Airlines will begin developing a property on International Boulevard with an office building and parking garage, the start of a more elaborate development later, and the SeaTac City... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Elevate NW</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Elevate NW

Elevate NW By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce The Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values... [Read more]

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

By Jack Mayne Whether new sidewalks should be discussed with residents before being made city projects was debated by the SeaTac City Council during its regular session Tuesday night (April 10). While... [Read more]

Shooting near Angle Lake in SeaTac Monday night injures 2

Shooting near Angle Lake in SeaTac Monday night injures 2

A shooting in the 19500 block of International Blvd. South near Angle Lake Monday night (April 9) has injured two, police said. Police say that at around 5:40 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported seeing... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

[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]

Woman dies in mobile home fire in SeaTac Tuesday

Woman dies in mobile home fire in SeaTac Tuesday

Firefighters at a two-alarm mobile home fire found a deceased woman inside on Tuesday (April 3) after responding to the 18100 block of 36 Place South in SeaTac (map below). The first report of the fire... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

By Jack Mayne First in the nation, the SeaTac City Council approved on March 27 an ordinance intended to reduce and eventually eliminate mailbox theft in the city by encouraging residents to replace non-locking... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Defying the Odds</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Did you know that the majority of businesses do not make it past 10 years? In fact, the US Census Bureau as reported... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

By Jack Mayne Unless there is a special reason to do so, there will be no future study sessions each Tuesday night the SeaTac City Council meets, just a “regular” City Council meeting, with the first... [Read more]

Student arrested for bringing gun to Tyee High School Monday morning

Student arrested for bringing gun to Tyee High School Monday morning

A Tyee High School student brought a handgun to school Monday morning, March 5. Police were called and the student was taken into custody. Tyee High School administration learned that a student had posted... [Read more]

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

Vishavjit Singh – aka ‘Sikh Captain America’ – an artist, speaker and activist based in Harlem, New York, will be visiting four Highline Public Schools to host diversity talks for 4th... [Read more]

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council study session Tuesday night (Feb. 27) got a first look at a potential plan to buy $570,000 in electronic parking equipment needed because of increased new businesses... [Read more]

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Today – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – is the City of SeaTac’s 28th Birthday! Originally, the spelling of the new city was going to be Sea-Tac with a hyphen, but because of a typo it instead became... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

By Jack Mayne While it did not appear preplanned, SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio said the city is pushing for study of possible new regional airport locations because of the regions’ growth at the... [Read more]

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

By Scott Schaefer It’s an amazing (make that‘Amazonian if you like your local Yodeling Dominatrix’ tall) night of ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner‘ in an authentic spiegeltent at Teatro Zinzanni,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

By Jack Mayne SeaTac property taxes are going up slightly more than 18 percent this year but the King County Assessor says not to blame the SeaTac city government – blame the Washington Legislature for... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Benefits of Recognition</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Benefits of Recognition

The Benefits of Recognition By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Saying “Thank You” matters. Whether in your personal life or in the workplace. Showing gratitude promotes... [Read more]