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Embattled SeaTac Interim City Manager James ‘Donny’ Payne resigns

Embattled SeaTac Interim City Manager James ‘Donny’ Payne resigns

By Jack Mayne Embattled Interim City Manager James “Donny” Payne of SeaTac resigned Wednesday (April 6) after being on forced administrative leave since March 25. In a letter to the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]

EDITORIAL: ‘Righten the ship Mayor Siefkes, the city needs that!’

EDITORIAL: ‘Righten the ship Mayor Siefkes, the city needs that!’

by Jack Mayne These days, the SeaTac City Council seems to lurch from one near disaster to another. The troubled and befuddled mayor is gone and a calm, rational fellow is the new mayor…

SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler quits due to health concerns; Siefkes elected mayor

SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler quits due to health concerns; Siefkes elected mayor

by Jack Mayne Near the end of a three-hour SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night (March 22), Mayor Rick Forschler quietly said that his blood pressure has been spiking lately and after a discussion... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]

SeaTac Council says budget okay this year but needs work for next biennium

SeaTac Council says budget okay this year but needs work for next biennium

by Jack Mayne The Tuesday night SeaTac City Council study session and regular meeting took over five hours, with discussions about but no resolution of a perceived but not critical multi-million dollar... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival takes place this Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. It’ll be UNCORKED & UNPLUGGED, with... [Read more]

SeaTac Council to meet in closed session Tuesday to hear terrorist strategies

SeaTac Council to meet in closed session Tuesday to hear terrorist strategies

by Jack Mayne The reality of terrorism striking citizens of this country and the leaders of the City of SeaTac came closer to home on Tuesday (March 1). A meeting notice issued Monday night said the SeaTac... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac apartment fire displaces 44; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: SeaTac apartment fire displaces 44; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 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]

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council voted to not seek a permanent City Manager for the next several months, so that James “Donny” Payne can “take a test drive” in the role. At the same meeting... [Read more]