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Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne Mayor Erin Sitterley on Tuesday night (Feb. 26) gave a belated state of the city address — belated because it had been slated for the the Feb. 12 meeting, a night the Council could not... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

At Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) King County Council meeting, lawmakers honored and celebrated the life of Amina Ahmed by posthumously awarding her the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Her... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

SeaTac Center business evicted for not paying rent, others have until Aug. 31

SeaTac Center business evicted for not paying rent, others have until Aug. 31

By Jack Mayne A Somali business owner of SeaTac Market, who was renting space at SeaTac Center International Market, has been evicted by the City of SeaTac for repeatedly paying her rent with checks that... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Be Prepared</I> (& come to a special event Feb. 6)

Seattle Southside Chamber: Be Prepared (& come to a special event Feb. 6)

Be Prepared By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Be prepared,” the scout motto used around the world since 1907, is more than just good advice. It can save your life... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport workers get more free meals from another organization

Sea-Tac Airport workers get more free meals from another organization

Despite the end of the government shutdown, a group calling itself the ‘Rapid Relief Team’ (RRT) is conducting a national campaign to provide free meals to Federal Transport Security Administration... [Read more]

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

By Jack Mayne Normally only a citizen or two speak at the opening of a Council meeting, but on Tuesday (Jan. 22) there were several, defending the recent selection of a person replacing Amina Ahmed and... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

The City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ – an Emergency Management Public Presentation... [Read more]

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]