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Cat caper concludes as ‘Batman’ rescued by Sea-Tac Airport wildlife biologists

Cat caper concludes as ‘Batman’ rescued by Sea-Tac Airport wildlife biologists

Batman the cat. Lisa Rousseau, a Port of Seattle employee who flew with Batman the cat back to DC. The reunited cat – Batman – with its owner, Jessica Brown, at Washington Reagan National Airport this... [Read more]

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

By Jack Mayne A driverless vehicle pilot plan, along with changes in downtown parking structures and more appeals for help from the soon-to-be evicted residents of the Firs mobile home park dominated the... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is <i>Personal</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is Personal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a new regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay The old colloquialism “Nothing... [Read more]

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

By Jack Mayne Joe Scorcio (pictured above) is no longer the Acting SeaTac City Manager – he became simply the City Manager after the City Council voted unanimously for the change at the Council meeting... [Read more]

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne The idea of a fire department rescue boat training twice a month at higher than usual speeds on Angle Lake was rejected by the SeaTac City Council during a long meeting on Tuesday meeting. Training... [Read more]

Fire tears through mobile home in SeaTac Sunday afternoon

Fire tears through mobile home in SeaTac Sunday afternoon

A mobile home in the 18300 block of 34 Ave. S. in SeaTac (map below) was heavily damaged Sunday afternoon (Feb. 12) after a fire tore through it. According to the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority,... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber Business Awards & Recognition given out Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber Business Awards & Recognition given out Friday

Photos courtesy Andrew Crain Photography On Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle... [Read more]

White Center Superhero 5K Run will be back for 5th year on Saturday, March 25

White Center Superhero 5K Run will be back for 5th year on Saturday, March 25

White Center’s 5K Walk & Run will return for its 5th year on Saturday, March 25, with another superhero-themed race. “Who’s your favorite superhero? Lace up, grab your cape and we... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (Jan. 24) reviewed four of 39 human services organizations that requested city funds for the year but only after the mayor said that the agencies not yet... [Read more]

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved a new employee ethics code Tuesday night (Jan 10) as a city ordinance, not just as management rules as originally planned. Councilmember Rick... [Read more]

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

By Jack Mayne The final 2016 meeting of the SeaTac City Council Tuesday night (Dec. 13) wrestled over whether a city ordinance is needed to govern city staff ethics or whether it should be decided by... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

Here’s episode #78 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW’s Diaper Drive nets over 13,000 diapers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW’s Diaper Drive nets over 13,000 diapers

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty recently completed a Diaper Drive to benefit TreeHouse, and received 13,215 diapers! “Thank you! I can’t say thank you enough... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. One of... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

SeaTac Police bust drug dealer, seize stolen guns, narcotics, pot, cash & more

SeaTac Police bust drug dealer, seize stolen guns, narcotics, pot, cash & more

The SeaTac Police Department is reporting that on Thursday, Nov. 10 at about 1 a.m., an officer witnessed what he believed to be a narcotics transaction in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at S. 206th Street/Military... [Read more]

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

By Jack Mayne There are no complaints against well-accepted Acting City Manager Joe Scorcio – but if there are against a future manager, the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night (Dec. 7) approved an... [Read more]

A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

A report from the Washington State Council of the Blind Convention in SeaTac

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald On Friday, Nov. 4, I had the pleasure of presenting the opening ‘welcome to SeaTac’ remarks at the Washington Council of the Blind Convention, which was held at the... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]