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VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

VIDEO: Mayor Erin Sitterley comments on the passing of Amina Ahmed

At Tuesday night’s (Dec. 11) City Council meeting, SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley commented on the tragic passing of fellow Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who was killed in an auto accident on Saturday,... [Read more]

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of late Councilmember Amina Ahmed

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of late Councilmember Amina Ahmed

An online fundraiser has been created by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce to honor the legacy of SeaTac City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who tragically passed away as the result of injuries suffered... [Read more]

Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday

Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday

The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8. “I am... [Read more]

City Council public hearing for sale of property to Sound Transit is Tues., Dec. 11

City Council public hearing for sale of property to Sound Transit is Tues., Dec. 11

The City of SeaTac City Council will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. at SeaTac City Hall regarding the sale and transfer of real property between the City of SeaTac and... [Read more]

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

The Port of Seattle passed one of its most significant budgets in the last decade this week, continuing its major investments in infrastructure and facilities, and charting a new course for community and... [Read more]

Open House for Military Road South/S. 152nd improvements is Wednesday

Open House for Military Road South/S. 152nd improvements is Wednesday

The City of SeaTac will be hosting an Open House to share information about roadway improvements coming to Military Road South and South 152nd this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the... [Read more]

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

On Wednesday night, Nov. 14, the SeaTac City Council unanimously voted to hire current SeaTac Police Chief Carl Cole as the new City Manager. This fall, Chief Cole submitted his name to the Council for... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved the 2019-2020 biennial budget of $220.9 million with an estimated ending fund balance in 2020 of $78.3 million, which retains the city’s current... [Read more]

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

By Jack Mayne Former SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes can never again practice law in Washington state, or seek a law license in any other state in the nation following his resignation from the Washington... [Read more]

Police Chief Cole now a final City Manager Candidate; special meeting Nov. 14

Police Chief Cole now a final City Manager Candidate; special meeting Nov. 14

The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 to interview City Manager Candidate – current SeaTac Police Chief Carl Cole. The Public meeting is scheduled... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS: Gregerson, Jayapal, Keiser all winning easily

ELECTION RETURNS: Gregerson, Jayapal, Keiser all winning easily

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns: Legislative District 33 State Representative Pos. 2: Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Prefers Democratic Party):... [Read more]

SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon joins 4Culture’s board of directors

SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon joins 4Culture’s board of directors

SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon this week joined the Board of Directors of 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding and services agency supporting arts, heritage, preservation and public art. Kwon... [Read more]

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! This... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

By Jack Mayne A new member of the SeaTac City Council was sworn into office at the city’s Oct. 23 City Council meeting, along with a goodbye to the locally famed Dave’s Diner. Photo courtesy Tina Orwall. Ahmed... [Read more]

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]