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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]

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]

ELECTION RETURNS: Normandy Park Police, Fire District leading in 1st round

ELECTION RETURNS: Normandy Park Police, Fire District leading in 1st round

King County Elections released the first round of returns for Tuesday’s (Aug. 2) Primary Election, and here are the early results: City of Normandy Park Proposition No. 1: Yes: 947 67.16% No: 463... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, is running for the 7th Congressional District seat. “I feel inspired to lead, using my scientific knowledge for the good of our global community,” says Dr.... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

By Jack Mayne After debate over several weeks, the Normandy Park City Council voted to spend $193,000 over five years for four new police cars to replace “dilapidated vehicles” costing too much to... [Read more]

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

By Jack Mayne With aging and dilapidated police cars, the Normandy Park City Council is trying to decide whether to buy four new cars or only two, even one, right away. Acting Police Chief Brian Sommer... [Read more]

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

By Jack Mayne Former Mayor Susan West was reappointed to the Normandy Park City Council following the resignation of Councilmember Doug Osterman. The Council voted on Tuesday (April 12) over seven other... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

by Jack Mayne In its first meeting with three new members, the Normandy Park City Council made a somewhat unusual decision to make a newly-elected member the Mayor for the next two years, replacing Susan... [Read more]