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Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP; here’s how YOU can help

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP; here’s how YOU can help

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, also known as The Cove. At the Forum, members will receive updates on the Sustainable... [Read more]

Port of Seattle expands its efforts to support Immigrants and Refugees

Port of Seattle expands its efforts to support Immigrants and Refugees

In celebration of National Citizenship Day, the Port of Seattle this week announced new partnerships with One America and World Relief to support local immigrant and refugee populations travelling through... [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]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. This comment was recorded... [Read more]

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

The next Burien Airport Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Sept. 18, and there will be a special guest – Attorney Matthew Adams from Dentons in San Francisco. This free and... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Area resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle’s SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

The Port of Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 9 closed the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport for an estimated 90 days, for “several upgrades related to the opening of the expansion of... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

South King Media has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master Plan... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

[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:] I’m writing to tell all Des Moines residents... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all area residents who have concerns about... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon will be held Friday, Sept. 7 at the Airport Conference Center. This luncheon will feature keynote speaker Lance Lyttle,... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell held a press conference about their son, who was tragically killed when the Horizon Air Q400 airplane he stole from Sea-Tac Airport... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Commerce Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [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]

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]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]