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VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle will be conducting noise testing at Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane... [Read more]

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

By Jack Mayne South King County will get more representation on the Port of Seattle Commission under legislation introduced this week in the Washington Legislature. The bill – HB 1999 – would create... [Read more]

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

By Jack Mayne Port CEO Ted Fick resigned Thursday (Feb. 2), but the Puget Sound Business Journal in an exclusive story Friday morning said he left under a cloud that he quit after “auditors briefed... [Read more]

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick resigns

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick resigns

The Port of Seattle Commissioners accepted the resignation of CEO Ted Fick on Thursday, Feb. 2, in public session. The special meeting was called for this specific action. No reason for his resignation... [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

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]

Port of Seattle revises Flight Safety Tree Removal and Replanting Plan Tuesday

Port of Seattle revises Flight Safety Tree Removal and Replanting Plan Tuesday

On Tuesday (Nov. 22), Port of Seattle Commissioners addressed community concerns by revising a safety program that cuts down trees in the Sea-Tac Airport flight corridor and replaces them with native,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle releases letter regarding Flight Corridor Safety Program

Port of Seattle releases letter regarding Flight Corridor Safety Program

The Port of Seattle on Friday (Nov. 18) released a letter to the community, regarding its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove thousands of trees at and around Sea-Tac... [Read more]

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

By Jack Mayne Representatives of the recently formed Quiet Skies Coalition say they had a “productive” meeting that was “open and frank” with the Federal Aviation Administration last Friday (Nov.... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding ‘Community Conversation with the Airport’ Nov. 17

Port of Seattle holding ‘Community Conversation with the Airport’ Nov. 17

The Port of Seattle and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ‘Community Conversation with the Airport on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. The goal of this meeting is... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program…

REMINDER: Port meeting on Flight Corridor Safety Program is Tuesday night

REMINDER: Port meeting on Flight Corridor Safety Program is Tuesday night

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle’s Community Meeting and Open House on the Flight Corridor Safety Program – intended to remove around 2,800 trees at and around Sea-Tac Airport – is this TUESDAY, Nov.... [Read more]

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

For the second time in a month, Port of Seattle Commissioners have delayed a vote on approving additional funding for the Port’s proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program…

Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

The first Public Meeting for the ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ – a group of Burien residents opposed to the recent increase in airplane noise – will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Gregory Heights... [Read more]

Port holding Community Meeting on Flight Corridor Tuesday, Nov. 1

Port holding Community Meeting on Flight Corridor Tuesday, Nov. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Community Meeting and Open House on the Flight Corridor Safety Program – intended to remove around 2,800 trees at and around Sea-Tac Airport – on Tuesday, Nov.... [Read more]

Burien residents form ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to fight increased airplane noise

Burien residents form ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to fight increased airplane noise

By Jack Mayne A citizens group called the Quiet Skies Coalition has been formed to fight increased airline noise in Burien instigated by the Federal Aviation Administration at Sea-Tac Airport. The Coalition... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader on Port of Seattle airport expansion: ‘Its a locust; not a plane’

LETTER: Reader on Port of Seattle airport expansion: ‘Its a locust; not a plane’

[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:] Inaction by the Port of Seattle continues... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-FAACommentary.mp3 Burien residents should not blame the... [Read more]

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

Ground broken on new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility in Burien

On Wednesday (Aug. 31), a ground breaking ceremony was held for a brand new, 241,140 square foot Cold Storage Warehouse Facility in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA) of Burien. Speakers at the event... [Read more]

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

Huge new cold storage plant to be built in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area

By Jack Mayne A huge new cold storage facility will be completed in Burien in a few months, following the earlier $4.5 million sale of 14 acres of city-owned land in the Northeast Redevelopment Area. Bridge... [Read more]

Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

Burien City Council asked to vacate streets on Port-owned land in NERA

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is asking the Burien City Council to vacate all the streets in the part of the Northeast Redevelopment Area that it plans to develop. The property is bordered by South... [Read more]

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on 4/24/16 with corrected information about the Evergreen pool. By Jack Mayne After weeks of wrangling over adding money for Burien’s human services, the Burien... [Read more]