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The life and times of Tukwila’s Mrs. Louise Strander

If there is single name that embodies all of the best Tukwila was and is today, it is Mrs. Louise Strander.

A match made in Tukwila

If there is a perfect match it may have been formed when Tukwila hired David Cline as the new city administrator. “This is great,” Cline said during a phone interview. “I really feel like this is a good fit.”

Hockey | Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winterhawks | Live Updates

Seattle Thunderbirds host the Portland Winterhawks at 7 p.m. at the ShoWare Center. Portland is riding a six game winning streak. The T-Birds beat the Tri-City Americans last night 3-0 at the ShoWare.

Mike West – A treasure for Tukwila

Tukwila found its treasure for 2011 – Mike West. West, 66, owned Southtowne Auto Rebuild on Tukwila International Boulevard for 39 years.

Editorial | Over the edge of politics | Dennis Box

I can certainly tell the political season has entered the full bore mental twilight zone. Calls have been coming in at the office that in other situations I would consider the person partially paranoid, suspiciously psychotic or the more technical term — political-campaign nuts.

Dennis Robertson vs. Abshir Mahamed for Tukwila City Council Position 4 | Election 2011

Incumbent Dennis Robertson and challenger Abshir Mahamed are the candidates for Tukwila City Council Position No. 4.

Pam Linder challenges Jim Haggerton for Tukwila mayor | Election 2011

The race for Tukwila mayor in the Nov. 8 election is between current mayor Jim Haggerton and challenger Pam Linder, a former Tukwila City Council member.

Calling all hams around Tukwila | Tukwila Radio Club

An amateur radio club is forming in Tukwila that will both be fun and provide an essential service for the city during emergency events. Mark Lium has put together the Tukwila Radio Club (a tentative name) for amateur radio operators.

‘Just because they have it doesn’t mean they should spend it’ and those darn numbers | Editor’s Note

Numbers, they can make everyone’s life miserable. Adding and subtracting numbers has been torturing young kids through adults for thousands of years, and it continues to this day.

Evergreen at Foster Football | Slide Show

Evergreen at Foster Football | Slide Show

This puzzle we call government | Dennis Box

The political wind machine is shifting into high gear with about a month before the election verdicts are handed down from the voters.

Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team takes on Victoria | Live Updates

The Seattle Thunderbirds host Victoria at the ShoWare Center at 7p.m. Game being played in honor of breast cancer awareness. The ice is pink.

Tukwila Police Chief Mike Villa on a community mission

The Tukwila Police Department like all agencies in the region is looking at a changing landscape of shrinking funds and a troubled economy. It is a town with diverse communities and big city crime in a small city setting.

State Supreme Court rules on health care and land appeal cases involving Attorney General Rob McKenna

A couple of interesting state Supreme Court decisions today prompted a telephone press conference by Attorney General Rob McKenna.

King County Council to consider Constantine proposal to fight increase in gang violence

An increase in gang violence in the past months in Kent and the surrounding area prompted the King County Council and executive to find some answers to the problem.

Former Tukwila City Manager Steve Lancaster ready to turn the page

After three decades of government service, Steve Lancaster, Tukwila’s city administrator, decided to open a new chapter in his life.

Kent Downtown Partnership’s Wine, Women, Wow! Signature drink contest | Enter Now

If you have an idea for a special drink there is a contest waiting for you. The Kent Downtown Partnership will be featuring the Wine, Women and Wow! event from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 and the Kent Reporter and the KDP are launching a signature drink recipe and naming contest to start the festivities early.

Tukwila man involved in Interstate 5 death of man running into traffic in Colusa, Calif.

A 32-year-old Tukwila man was involved in an accident in Colusa, Calif where a Fresno, Calif. man was killed after being struck by several vehicles after running into Interstate-5 traffic according to The Colusa County Sun- Herald.

The caution and vigilance of war | Editorial

Edward Gibbon wrote in the “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” the two most important elements of war are “caution and vigilance.” For some reason the line popped into my brain the other day when I was driving to work when I probably should have been thinking about cinnamon rolls or brownies with white chocolate chips inside.

Tukwila City Council to consider advisory vote on casinos

The Tukwila City Council appears poised to roll the dice once again on the casino issue. The council passed Ordinance 2323 in February requiring mini-casinos or social card rooms to close by Jan. 1, 2016.