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Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority selects Matthew Morris as new Fire Chief

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority selects Matthew Morris as new Fire Chief

Matthew Morris has been confirmed by the Gov. Board to be the next Fire Chief of Puget Sound Fire. Chief Morris’s first day is Sept. 11. pic.twitter.com/4wJyqEB62S — Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire)... [Read more]

Ground broken for new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport

Ground broken for new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport

National and local leaders came to the Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Aug. 15) to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know the finalists for the SeaTac City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes expressed reservations over what usually is a routine new agreement with the Highline School District for a school resource officer, suggesting that three-year proposal... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the Port of Seattle Police Department’s (POSPD) policy and procedures, management, operations... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Looks like it’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Looks like it’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election were released at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and with 18.87% of the votes counted, standings for the SeaTac City Council race... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 17.83% of the votes counted, standings for the SeaTac City Council race remain the same. The top two... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 14.61% of the votes counted, here’s how the SeaTac City Council race is shaping up. The top two... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission begins search for new Executive Director

Port of Seattle Commission begins search for new Executive Director

The Port of Seattle Commission officially opened its search for an Executive Director to applicants on Thursday (July 27) by posting a job description and announcing the results of an extensive outreach... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

By Jack Mayne At the regular SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (July 27), councilmembers were updated on a traffic study where for-hire vehicles are slowing traffic emerging from a parking area, primarily... [Read more]

Dedication of Riverton Heights Park playground project will be Friday, Aug. 4

Dedication of Riverton Heights Park playground project will be Friday, Aug. 4

All are invited to celebrate the dedication of the new Riverton Heights Park on Friday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. The project includes playground equipment, a half court basketball court, walking paths, benches... [Read more]

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

By Brian DeRoy 
Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle will be holding several informational sessions designed to let community groups near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport know how they can benefit... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Of the three candidates for Position... [Read more]

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac wants a Washington Court of Appeals to reverse the judge’s decision and award of $18 million to Gerry Kingen in a lawsuit over a property fight near the Sound Transit... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

[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 seeking additional regular columnists... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

By Jack Mayne The Washington Legislature has agreed to pay for a study of the air quality around Sea-Tac Airport, but refused to pay for an overall impact study of the fast-growing airport’s effects... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s a misdemeanor to mess with campaign signs, and candidates know this…’

LETTER: ‘It’s a misdemeanor to mess with campaign signs, and candidates know this…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Disappearing campaign signs have been... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Wachtel is running for SeaTac City Council, Position #2

LETTER: Joel Wachtel is running for SeaTac City Council, Position #2

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

Finalists for Fire Chief named to replace retiring Jim Schneider

Finalists for Fire Chief named to replace retiring Jim Schneider

Fire Chief Jim Schneider, who will retire at the end of August. By Jack Mayne Three finalists for fire chief of the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority have been selected to replace current Fire Chief... [Read more]