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Normandy Park City Council holding special meeting on airport issues March 1

Normandy Park City Council holding special meeting on airport issues March 1

The Normandy Park City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 1, “to hear resident and local business concerns about airport environmental and operational issues that affect people... [Read more]

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer John Parness points to a map showing how many turboprop airplanes turned west over Burien on June 26, 2016. By Jack Mayne The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental... [Read more]

Normandy Park taking applications for vacant City Council position

Normandy Park taking applications for vacant City Council position

By Jack Mayne There is a vacancy on the Normandy Park City Council because Councilmember John Rankin missed three consecutive meetings, the last one on Dec. 12. The Position 7 position has been declared... [Read more]

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]