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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]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Telling Your Story</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce One of the most difficult things businesses (and all of us really) must contend with in our current fast paced... [Read more]

City of SeaTac sets interview times for City Council Candidates on Saturday Oct. 13

City of SeaTac sets interview times for City Council Candidates on Saturday Oct. 13

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at City Hall, the 14 candidates for SeaTac City Council Position #5 will interview for the vacant seat. These candidates are vying to be selected to replace outgoing... [Read more]

Airport workers call for affordable healthcare amid demonstrations

Airport workers call for affordable healthcare amid demonstrations

Sea-Tac passenger service workers held a press conference at the airport on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to call for “quality healthcare now.” The workers who won the first $15 minimum wage in the nation... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

The SeaTac City Clerk received 15 applications by Friday’s (Sept. 28) deadline for the vacant City Council Position 5. In September, Councilmember/Mayor Mike Siefkes stepped down, creating the vacancy. Applicants... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars stolen in heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars were stolen and another was crashed and abandoned in a big heist at the Rental Car Facility (RCF) of Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, Sept. 21. The Port of Seattle said that at around 11 p.m.... [Read more]

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]

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]