Politics Section

Council wrangles over Riverton Heights park money; approves $332,000 grant

Council wrangles over Riverton Heights park money; approves $332,000 grant

by Jack Mayne Before a packed house comprised of people overwhelmingly supporting the acceptance of a federal community block grant for $332,000 to redevelop part of the old Riverton Heights school property... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council Retreat set for Friday, Feb. 5

SeaTac City Council Retreat set for Friday, Feb. 5

The SeaTac City Council Retreat will be held this Friday, Fb. 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. a City Hall. This is a public meeting, open to all. Click here for the Agenda. SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers... [Read more]

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised “to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible…” NOW: Not so much… by Jack Mayne The... [Read more]

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

Highline Schools praised as President announces Computer Science Initiative

The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: A trial, a train, and a hero

The Cactus Speaks: A trial, a train, and a hero

[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]

City Council spars over Interim City Manager contract, Sound Transit info

City Council spars over Interim City Manager contract, Sound Transit info

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council approved by voice vote approval for Mayor Rick Forschler to sign a contract with Interim City Manager Donny Payne following his selection on Jan. 19. Also approved... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council Retreat will be Friday, Feb. 5 at City Hall

SeaTac City Council Retreat will be Friday, Feb. 5 at City Hall

The SeaTac City Council Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at City Hall. This is an open and public meeting. City Hall is located at 4800 South 188th Street. WHEN: Friday, Feb.... [Read more]

LETTER: New SeaTac Mayor shares his thoughts on new Interim City Manager

LETTER: New SeaTac Mayor shares his thoughts on new Interim City Manager

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by new SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler. This is only his opinion, and does not represent the City itself, nor the other City Councilmembers. It... [Read more]

Jury rules City of SeaTac must pay $10 million over property case; City will appeal

Jury rules City of SeaTac must pay $10 million over property case; City will appeal

by Jack Mayne A King County Superior Court jury has ruled that the City of SeaTac must pay nearly $10 million to developer Gerald S. Kingen for stalling and attempting to take over property near the Tukwila... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 – this week as a video – of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]