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Angle Lake light rail station achieves LEED Gold certification

Angle Lake light rail station achieves LEED Gold certification

Photo courtesy Sound Transit.   Sound Transit announced Thursday (July 13) that its newest light rail facility has earned Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: More paving planned for northbound I-5 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION: More paving planned for northbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is waring drivers that they should be prepared for another weekend of lane reductions on northbound I-5 in SeaTac and Tukwila as paving work continues between State Route 516 and South 170th Street. Contractor... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

If you see or hear what appears to be an emergency at Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, July 12, don’t worry – it’s merely a full-scale exercise simulating an aircraft accident. These emergency... [Read more]

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (June 27) announced that it has joined the national coalition ‘We Are Still In,’ an alliance of governments, colleges, and businesses committed to meeting the... [Read more]

Volunteer Heroes needed for Blood Drive in SeaTac on Monday, May 1

Volunteer Heroes needed for Blood Drive in SeaTac on Monday, May 1

Volunteers are needed for a Blood drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church onMonday May 1. 2017: WHERE: Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Hall,19030 8th Ave. S. SeaTac WA 98148 WHEN: Monday, May 1:... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

Chinook Middle School receives $5,000 grant for ‘Bots Builds Brains’ program

Chinook Middle School receives $5,000 grant for ‘Bots Builds Brains’ program

The Design & Engineering program at SeaTac’s Chinook Middle School is getting a helping hand thanks to a $5,000 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant for their B3 program. The program –... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Organizers are low on sign-ups for a Blood Drive scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at Matt Griffin YMCA – PLEASE HELP! “Sparing 45 minutes of your time to give blood, can potentially help save... [Read more]

Neighbors Without Borders 10th annual Earth Day Park Clean-up is April 22

Neighbors Without Borders 10th annual Earth Day Park Clean-up is April 22

The Neighbors Without Borders Action Committee’s (NWOBAC) 10th Annual Earth Day North SeaTac Park Clean-up Day will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to Noon, and Volunteers are needed. April... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

By Jack Mayne A driverless vehicle pilot plan, along with changes in downtown parking structures and more appeals for help from the soon-to-be evicted residents of the Firs mobile home park dominated the... [Read more]

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien has filed a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to turn jet-prop airliners over Burien causing unexpected and unusual airplane... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ in forecast for region Sunday night through Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ in forecast for region Sunday night through Tuesday

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” in the forecast starting after 11 p.m. Sunday night, Feb. 5, with a 70 percent chance of it continuing – before turning... [Read more]

Kent Regional Fire Authority issues Cold Weather Warning

Kent Regional Fire Authority issues Cold Weather Warning

The Kent Regional Fire Authority issued the following Cold Weather Warning on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016: The Puget Sound region is expecting prolonged cold weather over the next week that people need to prepare... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. One of... [Read more]