King County Office of Emergency Management | ‘Drop, Cover and Hold’ best protection during earthquake

With images of Japan’s devastating earthquake fresh on our minds, so is another round of Internet misinformation about what should be your first move during an earthquake. The King County Office of Emergency Management stated, "Drop, Cover, and Hold," is the best method to protect yourself during an earthquake in the United States, especially in our own quake-prone region.

  • Mar 25, 2011

Pajama Bowl in Tukwila, other sites raises $125,000 for foster children

Sleep Country USA's Pajama Bowl in Tukwila and other sites in Washington and Oregon raised more than $125,000 for foster children.

  • Mar 24, 2011

King County health officials issue concern about spread of tuberculosis

To mark World TB Day on March 24, Public Health – Seattle & King County released new information Thursday about the disease in King County, including the wider spread of a concerning strain of the tuberculosis bacteria.

  • Mar 24, 2011

Tukwila Police Officer’s Guild opposes City Council ban on casinos

A recent decision by the Tukwila City Council to ban casinos in the city starting in 2016 continues to cause controversy. The Tukwila Police Officer's Guild posted on its website March 22 an article headlined "Poor Decision in Bad Economic Times."

  • Mar 23, 2011

Tukwila businesses, drivers need to prepare for Southcenter road closures

Tukwila businesses in the Southcenter Mall area should update driving directions on their websites because of the street closures that start March 28 due to construction.

  • Mar 22, 2011

Dr. Seuss night Slideshow

Dr. Seuss night Slideshow

  • Mar 22, 2011

Singing for literacy at Southcenter Mall library March 25

Chris Ballew and his band will present Love with Caspar Babypants! at 10:30 a.m. March 25 at Westfield Southcenter Mall, sponsored by the King County Library System at the Library Connection @ Southcenter.

  • Mar 22, 2011

Tukwila city official whips up homemade biscotti: Local Flavor

Nora Gierloff may be a recognizable face in Tukwila's Department of Community Development, but she's also known for something else around here: Killer homemade biscotti.

  • Mar 22, 2011

Tukwila students pushed to success by AVID program

In an era of school reform and looming budget cuts, lasting solutions to prepare the next generation for college and beyond are in high demand. The Tukwila School District is using one such program. It's called AVID, an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges.

No dice on Tukwila gambling; Council sets the clock for local casinos to 2016

The days for the Great American Casino - as well as its neighboring card rooms, the Gold Nugget and Riverside Casino - are now numbered. A Feb. 22 vote by the Tukwila City Council has set a closing date of Jan. 1, 2016 for these privately owned casinos. The vote also means that as of 2016, Tukwila will be a casino-free city.

CASA: Train to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) train to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court.

  • Mar 20, 2011

King County Sheriff’s Office launches online reporting of some crimes and suspicious activity

The King County Sheriff's Office has launched online reporting for a variety of crimes, suspicious circumstances and traffic complaints. The service is available to citizens living in unincorporated King County, as well as the 12 communities that contract for police services from the Sheriff's Office. That's over 500,000 people.

  • Mar 20, 2011

Syphilis cases in King County reach 30-year high

Syphilis cases in King County reached a 30-year high in 2010, prompting public health officials to call for increased testing and education for high-risk populations, especially men who have sex with men. In 2010, 283 cases of syphilis were reported, an 82 percent increase from 2009. Syphilis had been virtually eliminated in King County in the early-1990s.

  • Mar 20, 2011

Teacher on exchange to Ukraine to share experiences with her students in Tukwila

They may not speak English very well, but Foster High School English Language Learners and students from a school in Ukraine are hoping to globalize… Continue reading

Sharon Mann is a force on Tukwila International Boulevard group

Sharon Mann wanted to get involved, but she didn't just want to sit in meetings or pick up trash along Tukwila International Boulevard – which she gladly does. The Tukwila resident wanted to make an impact. And she has.

Coffee with Ethelda Burke: Tukwila schools chief embraces district’s diversity

Ethelda Burke embraces Tukwila's ethnic diversity every day she commutes to work as the Tukwila School District superintendent.

Tukwila Police blotter: Man cited for pushing ex-girlfriend against car; smashing vehicle window

Tukwila Police cited a 25-year-old Auburn man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly shoved an ex-girlfriend against her car as well as smashing the car's back window.

Southwest King County Chamber hears about bleak outlook for state budget

It appears the state budget crisis will get even worse in March. That's the message Kris Johnson, vice president of the Association of Washington Business, delivered to the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce at its membership luncheon March 11 at Highline Community College in Des Moines

Tukwila man sentenced to 15 months for making fake identity documents

A 33-year-old Tukwila man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 15 months in prison for making and possessing fraudulent immigration documents.

  • Mar 14, 2011

Tukwila road closures start March 28 in Southcenter Mall area

Get ready to fight traffic and find detours in the Westfield Southcenter Mall area of Tukwila. Crews will close portions of Southcenter Parkway and Klickitat Drive as well as the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramps to southbound Southcenter Parkway starting March 28.

  • Mar 14, 2011