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SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember

SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember

After an all-day Special Council Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13, the SeaTac City Council unanimously appointed Amina Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position #5, and complete the current unexpired term. The... [Read more]

City Council considers driverless vehicles, trash rate increase at Tuesday meeting

City Council considers driverless vehicles, trash rate increase at Tuesday meeting

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council considered and put off for two weeks approval of allowing tests of driverless vehicles in the city. At the Tuesday (Oct. 9) regular session, the lawmakers also adopted... [Read more]

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [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]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [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]

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as the Citizen Representative on the Washington State Department of Commerce Sea-Tac Airport Advisory Committee (SSAC). The... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from SeaTac residents interested in serving an unexpired term for Council Position Number 5. The position was vacated on September 12, 2018 when Michael... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

As we first reported, SeaTac Mayor Michael J. Siefkes announced at Tuesday’s meeting that he was stepping down from the City Council. In the interim, Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as the... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

The Port of Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 9 closed the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport for an estimated 90 days, for “several upgrades related to the opening of the expansion of... [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]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

South King Media has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master Plan... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]