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Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

by Jack Mayne Because “the rules have changed,” some “modest income increases” and staffing cuts are being proposed by Normandy Park Interim City Manager Bob Jean. Because the city is suffering... [Read more]

LETTER: John Rankin shares thoughts on his recent city council recall efforts

LETTER: John Rankin shares thoughts on his recent city council recall efforts

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Normandy Park Blog nor its staff:] Editor; I have had some Normandy... [Read more]

Judge refuses to order recall of Normandy Park Councilmembers

Judge refuses to order recall of Normandy Park Councilmembers

by Jack Mayne King County Superior Court Judge Brian Gain on Friday denied a request by former Councilmember John Rankin to order a recall of two Normandy Park City Councilmembers. Rankin had filed petitions... [Read more]

Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson’s telephone town hall for 33rd District is March 25

Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson’s telephone town hall for 33rd District is March 25

Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Tina Orwall and Rep. Mia Gregerson will host a telephone town hall for 33rd Legislative District residents from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. At that time, constituents in... [Read more]

CORRECTION/APOLOGY: John Rankin did not provide a copy of his letter to us

CORRECTION/APOLOGY: John Rankin did not provide a copy of his letter to us

As we erroneously reported on Jan. 23, 2015, John Rankin did not give to a representative of the Normandy Park Blog a copy of his letter regarding a dispute over a comment letter sent by three councilmembers... [Read more]

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

by Jack Mayne The city’s first homicide in 28 years and a new and less expensive jail facility in nearby Des Moines were the major points in Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis’ third annual report... [Read more]

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

by Jack Mayne Thirty-five years is not unusual for a police officer to serve until retirement, but that number of years on one city police force is a rarity these days, as Police Sgt. Larry Laswell retires... [Read more]

Normandy Park utility pole replacement begins next week

Normandy Park utility pole replacement begins next week

by Jack Mayne Potelco, a contracting firm working with Puget Sound Energy, the power utility for Normandy Park, says it has identified several areas in the city where utility poles need to be replaced... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

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Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]