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Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

On Thursday night, April 25, over 250 people filled the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien to hear a 2+ hour Town Hall on airport noise, health effects from increasing airplane traffic and more... [Read more]

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion,... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

By Jack Mayne Because of loud noise from low flying prop-jet aircraft permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Burien has laid out the specifics it wants the 9th Circuit Court of... [Read more]

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, which has been fighting the FAA – and most recently, Alaska Airlines – announced that a protest planned at Alaska’s SeaTac headquarters on July 26 has been... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

Larry Cripe, President of Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, held a press conference outside Burien City Hall on Monday, July 16, outlining his group’s complaints and action plan having to do... [Read more]

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition on Friday (July 13) announced that – as the city approaches the two-year anniversary of the FAA’s decision to turn airplanes over Burien – it will be putting... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

By Jack Mayne At Monday night’s meeting, the Burien City Council heard an offer to install piles to shore up the cliff where stairs to Eagle Landing Park have been declared unsafe, despite continued... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

The Quiet Skies Coalition will be holding a Community Meeting to discuss the latest news on the FAA and airplane noise over Burien on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last Tuesday (Feb. 13) provided the second segment of his briefing to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Titled “Transparency,” Edmiston bluntly testified that with... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]