Chuck Parrish

Detached housing units could help struggling families

Here is a fundamental truth. Everyone needs to be some place. We live in a metropolitan region considered to be one of the fastest growing… Continue reading

 

Young adults need to plan for an uncertain future

Teenagers and young adults, we love you, but we are letting you down. Are you safe in your schools? Do you have health care on… Continue reading

 

City must reconsider term limits

Let’s talk about term limits in Tukwila. Some people believe that term limits are not needed. They say “Let the voters decide.” Fair enough for… Continue reading

 

Discovering the truth behind federal tax cuts

Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish dives into the facts surrounding GOP tax cuts.

Residents should take interest, get involved in city issues

Chuck Parrish discusses the need for increased communication between consitiuents and Tukwila.

City improves roadways to keep vehicles, pedestrian safe| CHUCK PARRISH

Have you noticed the speed bumps on South 160th Street east of 42nd Avenue South? The Public Works department calls them speed cushions. They are… Continue reading

Business, development opportunities abound in Tukwila | CHUCK PARRISH

Good things are coming to the business sector of Tukwila. Here are some possibilities to look forward to and to ponder. The pedestrian and bicycle… Continue reading

Examine the tactics of political campaigns | Chuck Parrish

More inside politics. Last month, I wrote about the plethora of complaints and suits generated by Republican party advocates against Democratic party candidates and districts.… Continue reading

Partisan politics, money at play, even in local races | Chuck Parrish

Let’s talk “inside” politics for a moment. The Democratic and Republican parties play to win. Nationally, if we look at the number of governorships and… Continue reading

Understanding political correctness can be complicated | Chuck Parrish

Political correctness (PC) is confusing. It can be positive or negative.

Two road projects in Tukwila to watch closely | Chuck Parrish

These are long-term projects. Residents must be patient. Who will pay the bill? Will BNSF choose to participate and to what degree? Are there any reasonable prospects for grants? When preparation meets opportunity, good things can happen. We shall see.

Replace city facilities, but how, when, where? | Chuck Parrish

Building new structures offers the opportunity to address these challenges and to make it so that departments that work in close cooperation with each other (court and police, for example) will be better situated to do so.

When to run for the hills when politicians speak | Chuck Parrish

If we hear single-issue messages or vague appealing principles, then we are being asked to join their side and don’t worry about the details.

Who will step up to increase the minimum wage? | Chuck Parrish

During the mayoral campaign, CM Quinn said that, as mayor, he would propose legislation to increase the minimum wage. Perhaps Quinn is willing to do it as a council member. If not, how about our other council members or our mayor? If not, why not?

Changing of the mayoral guard will bring change | CHUCK PARRISH

Allan Ekberg will need some time to get up to speed. Having had considerable experience with Tukwila government, this should go pretty smoothly.

Campaign is a means to an end | Chuck Parrish

A professionally run campaign is aware of how we think, how we react and what encourages or discourages us to vote. The campaigns are run accordingly.

Information drives who we should pick as leaders | Chuck Parrish

And now the tough part. We have done our homework. How do we decide? That, friends, is up to each of us. However, let’s not succumb to the worst reason ever to vote for someone: Because they asked us first, and they are nice people.

Racial progress comes when people work together | Chuck Parrish

The last couple of years has revealed the manner in which some police departments have treated black individuals in stressful confrontational encounters.

Tukwila: We’re on the move | Chuck Parrish

The future of Tukwila is looking good. Have you noticed that the Museum of Flight is building a new aviation pavilion on their west campus? More aviation enthusiasts will be visiting our community.

America: keep hubris in check | Chuck Parrish

In areas where we seem to be going off the rails, America would be wise to consider public policies that seem to work well in other countries.