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Deadline for South King County Small Grant Applications extended

Deadline for South King County Small Grant Applications extended

The deadline for a small grant application for minor capital improvements or programs to encourage bicycling, walking, or transit use in South King County has been extended to Jan. 31, 2017.  Eligible... [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]

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

The Kent Regional Fire Authority – which serves the City of SeaTac – has officially changed its name to the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. For over 100 years, the Kent Fire Department has protected... [Read more]

SeaTac Comcast customers to receive refunds

SeaTac Comcast customers to receive refunds

On Tuesday (Dec. 20), Comcast provided information to the City of SeaTac about the amount of utility taxes that they had over-collected from local customers, and agreed to refund the amounts as one-time... [Read more]

Appeal hearing on Firs Mobile Home Park relocation plan extended

Appeal hearing on Firs Mobile Home Park relocation plan extended

After a pre-hearing conference conducted by the Hearing Examiner, the attorneys representing the owner of the Firs Mobile Home Park and the City have mutually agreed to a continuance of the administrative... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

[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:] SeaTac 2016 – The council’s year... [Read more]

King County Solid Waste disposal fees will increase starting Jan. 1

King County Solid Waste disposal fees will increase starting Jan. 1

The King County Solid Waste Division is reminding residents that an increase in disposal fees will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. “This County’s increase will help cover rising costs and... [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]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: ‘Sanctuary City’ label will change absolutely nothing

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: ‘Sanctuary City’ label will change absolutely nothing

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/Editorial%2012.9.16.mp3 The proposal to make Burien a so-called ‘sanctuary... [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]