Dean Radford

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Tukwila Police Department pilots body cameras

Police work is often chaotic when lives or someone’s well-being, including the officer’s, are at risk and split-second decisions are made – all according to policy.

  • Jul 25th, 2016 11:14pm

Policies govern how Tukwila Police officers use force

Tukwila Police officers knew as they approached the UPS freight facility on East Marginal Way in August 2014 that a man acting strangely had just pushed several people in the yard.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016 1:21am

Fire damages townhouse Tuesday night; everyone OK

The occupants of a two-story townhouse were rousted from their home at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by a fire that started in the kitchen, according to the Tukwila Fire Department.

  • Jun 29th, 2016 5:30pm

Locomotive on Amtrak train derails in Tukwila; no one injured

The locomotive of a northbound Amtrak passenger train derailed early Sunday afternoon in Tukwila, but none of the 236 passengers on board was injured, according to the Tukwila Fire Department.

  • Jun 27th, 2016 12:35am

Windermere agents dig in to help Tukwila family stay safe in their home

Within a day in June, the volunteers did extensive yard work, trimming trees and cleaning out flower beds, to make the home more accessible and more visible from the street. They built a shed in which to park a car. Inside, they replaced a stove, replaced vent hoses, fixed electrical outlets and added handrails in the shower, among other work.

  • Jun 24th, 2016 11:58pm

Suspect in Tukwila home-invasion robbery Tuesday captured in Federal Way

Two other suspects were arrested shortly after they tried to flee from the robbery scene at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 11800 block of 44th Avenue South.

  • Jun 24th, 2016 7:49pm

Elderly Tukwila woman robbed at gunpoint; a suspect is still at large

One of the three men involved, whom Tukwila Police identified as 36-year-old Eric James Chavez of Tukwila, was still at large on Tuesday after fleeing on foot.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 11:02pm

Tukwila’s first responders need community’s help | public safety bond measure

The city has grown while its departments that keep its citizens and businesses safe – the police, the fire, the courts and public works – have been held together partly by the ingenuity of city employees making due with what they have. Approval of a $68 million bond measure would change that.

  • Jun 17th, 2016 11:15pm

25 Foster athletes win all-Seamount League honors

Twenty-five Foster High School athletes have received All-Seamount League honors in spring sports in voting by the league’s coaches.

  • Jun 17th, 2016 8:09pm

Your dreams do come true | Editor’s Note

That Thursday night in 1969 was the beginning of my "bright" future. I think of last Friday as the ending of that career, grateful that I could share it with other Bulldogs, too.

  • Jun 15th, 2016 10:03pm

Yes, Mike Shannon is somebody at Foster High School

Mike Shannon is retiring after a 42-year career that has spanned several principals, the opening of the “new” Foster and the transformation of Foster into one of the most diverse high schools in the nation.

  • Jun 15th, 2016 9:54pm

Foster High School sends off its 101st class of graduates, 172 strong

After a rainy and windy day, the diplomas protected under sheets of plastic, Foster on Friday, June 10, celebrated its 101st graduating class, the first of the school’s next 100 years, handing out awards for achievement in sports and academics and just for making it to the finish line.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 8:57pm

Tukwila to take part in Cascade Rising earthquake drill

The Northwest will practice for four days starting Tuesday how to prepare and respond to a 9.0 earthquake in a simulation called Cascadia Rising.

  • Jun 6th, 2016 11:38pm

Spokes for Folks Saturday to benefit SHAG’s Community Life Foundation

Spokes for Folks, the annual ride on bikes and other spoked vehicles, is Saturday, June 4, to raise money for the SHAG's Community Life Foundation programs that benefit the health and wellness of senior citizens living in affordable housing.

  • May 31st, 2016 11:55pm

Foster High athletes place in top 10 at two state tournaments

Five Foster High School athletes placed in the top 10 spots in last weekend’s tennis and track and field state tournaments.

  • May 31st, 2016 10:40pm

Foster’s Ana Rios to compete in the semi-finals of state 2A tennis tournament

She won her opening matches on Friday against Tumwater’s Hunter Wilmovsky, 6-0, 6-0, and North Kitsap’s Anneli Seaberg, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

  • May 27th, 2016 11:43pm

SIFF screening films at Renton’s IKEA Performing Arts Center through Tuesday

Twelve films will screen through Tuesday at the IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School for the Seattle International Film Festival in Renton.

  • May 27th, 2016 11:46pm

Tukwila School District to bid on current KCLS library

The Tukwila School Board has authorized Supt. Nancy Coogan to move forward with a bid to purchase the King County Library System's Foster branch across 42nd Avenue South from Foster High School.

  • May 27th, 2016 4:04pm

Foster to join the SPSL next school year with demise of Seamount League

Foster is in the SPSL's Mountain Division, along with Foss (Tacoma), White River (Buckley), Washington (Tacoma), Lindbergh (Renton), Franklin-Pierce (Tacoma/Puyallup), Fife (Fife) and Evergreen (near White Center).

  • May 25th, 2016 5:55pm

Father, son critically injured, Burien teen arrested in high-speed collision

The force of the collision knocked the cab off the Ford Ranger’s frame and demolished the BMW, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Detectives believe the driver may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was a factor, according to a King County Sheriff's Office news release.

  • May 24th, 2016 7:38pm

Foster High athletes headed to state in track and field, tennis

Foster High School will send six athletes to state tournaments this week – five to state track and field meet and a freshman to the girls tennis tournament. And the boys soccer team under Coach Nasir Tura earlier competed in the 2A state tournament in Sumner.

  • May 24th, 2016 7:41pm

SnackPack Program needs donations for food ‘security blanket’

The Tukwila Weekend SnackPack Program needs some help for the rest of the school year to keep its storehouse full at the Southcenter Community Baptist Church on Macadam Road. The last distribution before summer is Friday, June 17, so the donations are needed no later than Monday, June 13.

  • May 20th, 2016 11:38pm

Tukwila fighting homelessness with a broad-based team effort

For sure, Tukwila has some of the highest rates of housing instability in King County. They reflect those who spend nights on a couch or on the streets or in small encampments or those whose housing is at risk because they can’t afford their utilities or their rent – or their mortgage.

  • May 20th, 2016 8:07pm

‘My story is not finished’: once-homeless Tavaesina Maiava, who will graduate in June

Tavaesina Maiava, 18, who will graduate from Foster High School in June, is proof that homelessness can be overcome with hard work and a caring family.

  • May 20th, 2016 7:24pm

Tukwila Pantry needs volunteers to help feed the hungry

Kathy Finau, the new Tukwila Pantry director, says she needs about 10 regular volunteers to do a variety of tasks at Tukwila Pantry, which distributes food from the lower level of the Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila.

  • May 19th, 2016 12:17am

12 Foster track, field athletes to compete in district tournament

The top 5 athletes from each event at the district tournaments will advance to the state tournament May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

  • May 18th, 2016 11:58pm

Service is June 17 for retired Tukwila officer Gerry Myklebust who died in Norway

Gerry Eugene Myklebust Jr., of Tukwila, who served for 35 years in the Tukwila Police Department, collapsed and died May 2 while visiting his family farm off the coast of Norway.

  • May 16th, 2016 5:51pm

No lead found in Tukwila’s water supply from Seattle

No lead has been found in Tukwila’s drinking water, which is supplied by the Seattle Public Utilities through its membership in the Cascade Water Alliance, according to a city news release.

  • May 5th, 2016 9:20pm

First Zika infection reported in King County; no risk to public’s health

The illness was identified in a man in his 40s who had recently been in Colombia, a country that has Zika virus spreading actively and is on the list of Centers for Disease Control Public Healththe release.

  • May 4th, 2016 9:49pm

Drugs, guns, cash recovered in multiple raids across region early Friday

A pound of heroin, four pounds of crystal methamphetamine, several firearms and about $150,000 in cash were seized early Friday morning when SWAT teams served eight search warrants from Tacoma to Seattle, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Apr 29th, 2016 11:03pm

What’s chipping away at your health? | Editor’s note

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is developing an innovative initiative called Healthy Tukwila. It’s bringing attention to the ill effects that sugar and sugary drinks have on our health. You’ll see some changes in what’s available at the vending machines at the Tukwila Community Center and at other city facilities.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 6:26pm

Body recovered from Green River Wednesday near Southcenter

A body was recovered from the Green River near Southcenter Wednesday by City of Tukwila emergency crews, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 12:40am

Tukwila city employee run over when his city truck stolen Wednesday; he’s OK

A city of Tukwila street worker was injured Wednesday afternoon when he was run over trying to stop a male suspect from stealing his city vehicle in the 15200 block of Macadam Road, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 12:31am

Tukwila’s schools offer three healthy meals, including breakfast for all

Tukwila’s schools take to heart the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, offering that morning fuel for free to all of Tukwila’s roughly 2,800 students.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 11:35pm

Schools, city, businesses take steps to ensure Tukwila healthy place to live

With the help of a federal Centers for Disease Control grant, the city of Tukwila is targeting sugar and sugary drinks, which have been linked to many of the diseases that afflict Tukwila residents, through its innovative Healthy Tukwila initiative.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 11:22pm

Foster’s baseball team aims for a stronger season record

With the return of some key players, the Foster Bulldogs want to improve on last season's league record.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 5:30pm

Tukwila families recovering from March house, apartment fires

Five Tukwila families displaced by fires in March are getting their lives back to some normalcy, with the help of the Tukwila community and their families.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 4:55pm

Van fire sends up big plume of black smoke over Tukwila

All that black smoke rising over Tukwila Wednesday morning was from a van on fire just off Tukwila International Boulevard.

  • Apr 20th, 2016 4:28pm

Sound Transit’s ST3 draft list includes light-rail station in north Tukwila

A new Link light-rail station at the Boeing Access Road near Boeing Field, which a Tukwila coalition lobbied for in recent months, is part of the draft list of projects in Sound Transit’s ST3 ballot measure.

  • Mar 25th, 2016 12:01am

City Council to look at facility needs after setting aside RFA annexation

One of the issues under discussion is a public-safety ballot measure for November that would include financing for a new justice center to house police and Municipal Court and for fire facilities, apparatus and equipment.

  • Mar 21st, 2016 4:09pm