Politics Section

Dept. of Ecology approves Normandy Park’s updated Shoreline Master Program

Dept. of Ecology approves Normandy Park’s updated Shoreline Master Program

The Washington Department of Ecology announced Friday (Nov. 4) that it has approved Normandy Park’s updated Shoreline Master Program update, which establishes shoreline environment designations for... [Read more]

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

Jim Langston, Debi Wagner, and Walter Bala were among those who testified against the proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program’s tree-cutting plans at the Oct. 25 Port of Seattle Commission meeting. For... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 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]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 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]

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 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]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sunday, Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sunday, Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Sunday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN festival... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Prop. 1 will easily pass; over 40 celebrate at Normandy Park City Hall Park

Prop. 1 will easily pass; over 40 celebrate at Normandy Park City Hall Park

Proposition No. 1, the property tax rate increase for Normandy Park Police, will pass easily with a 70% Yes vote: Yes: 70.39% – 1745 votes No: 29.61% – 734 votes The proposition required... [Read more]