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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.
Sleep Country USA's Pajama Bowl in Tukwila and other sites in Washington and Oregon raised more than $125,000 for foster children.
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.
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."
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.
Dr. Seuss night Slideshow
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.
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.
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.
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.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) train to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court.
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.
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.
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 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.
Ethelda Burke embraces Tukwila's ethnic diversity every day she commutes to work as the Tukwila School District superintendent.
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.
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
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.
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.