Port of Seattle to hold Community Meeting and Open House on Flight Corridor Safety Program, November 1, 6–8:30pm at Bow Lake Elementary

Program to remove over-height and replant lower-height trees at and around Sea-Tac Airport

SEATTLE – The Port of Seattle is holding a Community Meeting and Open House on the Flight Corridor Safety Program developed to remove over-height and replant lower-height trees at and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on November 1, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Bow Lake Elementary in SeaTac. Removal and replanting of the trees will ensure Sea-Tac complies with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations protecting approach and departure surfaces into and out of the airport. 
The Community Meeting and Open House will provide airport communities with additional details about the program, including information stations with subject matter experts and an opportunity to offer questions and comments to Port of Seattle Commissioners.
More than 4,000 native, low-height trees will be planted by the Port in the first phase of the three year program to replace approximately 1,200 trees on Port property. The Flight Corridor Safety Program is divided into phases for trees on Port properties, publicly owned and commercial properties, and residential properties.

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Alaska Airlines launches 'Paint the Plane' sweepstakes for Alaska students

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is inviting school age children from across the state of Alaska to help paint a new plane, as part of its "Paint the Plane" sweepstakes. The Boeing 737-700 cargo jet will feature a special paint theme created by selected art from young Alaskans.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade from public, private and home schools across the state have until Oct. 28 to submit artwork highlighting their favorite things about the 49th state. Alaska Airlines will use as many submissions as possible to create a special paint theme focused on the next generation of Alaskans and the Great Land. The cargo plane will primarily serve the state of Alaska.

"Alaska's young people have played an important role in our state's history," said Alaska Governor Bill Walker. "Our state flag was designed by a 13-year-old and our state ferries are named by Alaska students. Similarly, this sweepstakes gives children in grades K-12 the opportunity to show off their creativity, and share what they love most about Alaska. I encourage all Alaska students to take part in this exciting opportunity."

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SE King County DUI emphasis starting soon

Summary-(King County) The King County Sheriff’s Office will conduct increased DUI patrols starting this month in Southeast King County. The increased patrols will continue until the end of the year. Focus will be on arresting impaired drivers and educating the public and businesses before impaired drivers hit the road.

Story- The King County Sheriff’s Office will be sending out extra patrols in the southeast area of the county over the next few months targeting DUI drivers.

The Sheriff’s Office plans to attack the DUI problem by not only making arrests, but will also educate the public and businesses that sell alcohol in an effort to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel.

The deputies on the extra patrols will begin their shifts stopping by bars in the focus area and telling employees about the DUI emphasis patrols. Deputies will offer suggestions on dealing with intoxicated patrons, options on getting them home safety (friends, taxi’s, etc) and encourage them to call the police if they see an impaired person attempting to drive.

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