The problem with cities

As one attempts to survey the landscape concerning the various negative impacts that the Sea-Tac Airport has foisted upon the surrounding communities, one quickly becomes aware of a black hole which I call ‘The Dark Time’–probably because I watched too many comic book movies with my kids. The Dark Time is the roughly decade-long period

Sea-Tac neighbors feel duped over 3rd-runway noise

While Port of Seattle officials said the region needed a $1 billion third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to reduce flight delays during bad weather, planes are landing on the new runway all day, every day regardless of weather. Burien residents say the constant noise is intolerable. By Sharon Pian Chan Special to The Times

Port Of Seattle v. Airport Communities Coalition;  Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion;  and State of Washington, Department of Ecology

Supreme Court of Washington,En Banc. PORT OF SEATTLE, a port district of the State of Washington, Petitioner, v. The POLLUTION CONTROL HEARINGS BOARD, an agency of the State of Washington, Respondent, Airport Communities Coalition;  Citizens Against Seatac Expansion;  and State of Washington, Department of Ecology, an agency of the State of Washington, Respondents/Cross-Petitioners. No. 73419-4. Decided:

Wasson quits Des Moines council, admits wrongdoing

DES MOINES — Embattled City Councilman Don Wasson resigned last night, acknowledging wrongdoing in a Public Disclosure Commission case involving charges that he and a local businessman concealed $49,000 in campaign contributions. Wasson, the subject of a recall campaign, had previously stepped down as mayor but said he intended to remain a member of the

Airport Communities Coalition (ACC)

The cities of Burien, Tukwila, Des Moines, and Normandy Park formed the Airport Communities Coalition in 1993 to stopped the proposed construction of the third runway. The coalition was eventually expanded to include the Highline School District and the City of Federal Way. The group used lawsuits and appeals to contest studies and permits. The