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Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is trying out a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the security checkpoints run by the federal government. That would …


‘Airplane of opportunity’? Richard Russell raised pilot’s suspicions a year before Sea-Tac plane heist

A commercial airline pilot says he encountered Richard Russell – the Horizon Air baggage handler who stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took it for a wild …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

We were all screaming, ‘Oh my god’: How the Horizon Air theft and crash unfolded

Eyewitnesses, Sea-Tac passengers, airport audio and other accounts create a detailed look at the chaos that unfolded as a Horizon Air employee stole a plane and crashed it on Ketron …


10,000 demonstrate in SeaTac against Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

Thousands gathered at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on Saturday, protesting President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to heated criticism from mayors, governors and citizens.


Shawn Vestal: Treatment of SeaTac asylum-seekers shows how far we still have to go

If you’re having trouble imagining just what kind of country we are becoming, vis-a-vis that whole “tired, poor and huddled masses” thing, think of SeaTac.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

4 cars hit with bullets near Sea-Tac airport, no injuries

Authorities say four cars were hit by gunfire on a state highway near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


How many detainees at SeaTac prison are separated from children? Immigration advocates determined to find out.

“Chaos” is how an immigrant advocate describes trying to learn more about roughly 200 people sent to a SeaTac Federal Detention Center by immigration authorities. Still unknown: Exactly how many …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Nearly 175 asylum-seeking women, many separated from their children, held at SeaTac prison

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other elected officials gathered Saturday outside a federal prison in SeaTac to condemn the Trump administration’s practice of separating asylum-seekers from their children.


FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.


Hertz, Thrifty to give SeaTac workers $2 million in back pay

TUMWATER, Wash. – State officials say an agreement has been reached for airport rental car companies Hertz and Thrifty to provide nearly $2 million in back pay to workers owed …


Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac

Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.


Ex-boyfriend kills new boyfriend, then himself in SeaTac

A man shot and wounded another man then turned the gun on himself in SeaTac, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Ivar’s challenges loss of lease at Sea-Tac Airport as ‘fishy’

Sea-Tac Airport has decided that longtime tenant Ivar’s Fish Bar will no longer have a place at its central terminal – and Ivar’s is not keeping clam about it.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.


Suspects arrested in $500,000 SeaTac jewelry heist

Authorities say three men have been arrested in connection with a $500,000 jewelry heist at a hotel in SeaTac.


Man shot while sleeping in SeaTac home

A 74-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the head while sleeping in his SeaTac home.


$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case

A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …


Sea-Tac workers hold solidarity protest for $15 minimum wage

About 100 workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took part in a protest as part of nationwide demonstrations for a $15 minimum wage.


Final votes to decide Sea-Tac minimum wage issue

SEATAC, Wash. — Remaining ballots will determine a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour for many workers in SeaTac, home of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.