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Attempted Mail Theft|Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were taken from the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook page. Wednesday, June 13 Attempted Mail Theft: 200 block Andover Park West… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

 

Southcenter Mall in 1969, just one year after it opened. Photo pulled from Southcenter District 50th’s Facebook page.

Southcenter celebrating its 50th anniversary

The Southcenter Mall in Tukwila first opened in July of 1968 and has come along way since.

 

One shot and killed in SeaTac

On June 15, a front desk clerk at the American’s Best Value Inn, was shot and died from his injuries.

  • Jun 18, 2018

 

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

Washington Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act

Enhanced license required for domestic flights in 2020

  • Jun 15, 2018
An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link
A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Introducing Primarily Washington, a new education resource

A new gateway for Washington students to discover and learn from primary sources documenting Washington history is now live.

  • Jun 11, 2018

Metro’s $2.75 simple fare takes effect July 1

Riders will no longer pay additional surcharges for zones or travel during peak commute hours.

  • Jun 7, 2018
Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

Boots on the Ground takes to the streets again

On Saturday, the Tukwila School District and Mayor Allen Ekberg will be handing out information about Tukwila schools.

  • Jun 1, 2018
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

Planning ahead for Memorial Day weekend traffic

It is important to have a holiday travel plan, according to WSDOT.

  • May 21, 2018
This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons
From left to right, Craig Huckins, Tukwila Food Service director, State Representative Mia Gregerson, Claire Brown from United Way of King County and Megan McGroarty, Foster High School principal. Submitted photo

Second Chance Breakfast now available for Foster students

The new alternative breakfast format allows students the option of having a free breakfast 30 minutes before school or during a five minute passing period.

  • May 17, 2018
From left to right, Craig Huckins, Tukwila Food Service director, State Representative Mia Gregerson, Claire Brown from United Way of King County and Megan McGroarty, Foster High School principal. Submitted photo

Stolen car found occupied and parked|Police Blotter

The following blotter entries were posted on the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook: Wednesday, May 9 DV Assault 4400 block 148th St.: Two roommates got into… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2018