Politics Section

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools releases ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ

Highline Public Schools this week released a ‘Fact-check the Buzz about the Bond’ FAQ, intended to clarify some misconceptions about the upcoming School Bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. “We’ve... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

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]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 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]

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Des Moines has a new city manager effective immediately, and Acting City Manager Michael Matthias will now take the permanent title, the City Council decided 6 to 1. The lone vote against... [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…

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 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]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue needs your support…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue needs your support…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, South King Fire &... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

By Jack Mayne The Highline School District has asked all the cities it serves – including Des Moines – to approve school impact fees to help it build funds to upgrade and replace aging and outdated... [Read more]

Dedication & Ribbon Cutting for Redondo Boardwalk will be Saturday, Nov. 5

Dedication & Ribbon Cutting for Redondo Boardwalk will be Saturday, Nov. 5

A Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated Redondo Boardwalk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, starting at 1 p.m. Guests will include Senators Karen Keiser & Mark Miloscia; State Representatives... [Read more]

PODCAST: Former Des Moines City Manager goes to Burien; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Former Des Moines City Manager goes to Burien; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 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]

Des Moines Police investigating neighborhood dog shooting incident

Des Moines Police investigating neighborhood dog shooting incident

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police are investigating the shooting of a woman’s dog in a city neighborhood last week, but no charges have been filed pending its outcome, said Interim City Manager Michael... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Community Meeting on tree removal Tuesday, Nov. 1

Port of Seattle holding Community Meeting on tree removal 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]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

Former Des Moines City Manager appointed as Interim Manager for Burien

Former Des Moines City Manager appointed as Interim Manager for Burien

After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien…