Seattle-Tacoma Airport to save millions in fuel costs, with help of FAA grant

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will receive the largest grant of its kind - $18.3 million - from the Federal Aviation Administration for a project expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save millions of dollars in fuel costs for airlines. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt awarded the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Grant to fund construction of a pre-conditioned air project that will make Sea-Tac one of the nation's few airports with a centralized system that covers the entire airport.

  • Oct 28, 2010

Rental-unit owners: Learn about Tukwila’s new residential-licensing program Nov. 10

On Jan. 1, Tukwila’s new Residential Rental Licensing and Inspection Program goes into effect. The owners of multiple-family residences, rental condominiums and other rental-dwelling units will be required to obtain licenses for each unit and to submit each unit for a comprehensive inspection every four years.

  • Oct 27, 2010

Tukwila woman reportedly gets into argument, leaves teen daughter and friends along I-5

A Tukwila woman is facing a charge of child abandonment after reportedly leaving her teenage daughter and three of her daughter's friends along Interstate 5.

  • Oct 26, 2010

Manga madness coming to Tukwila

Are you wild about Manga, and other pop-culture scenes in Japan? Join up with fellow enthusiasts in Foster Library's newest monthly group, "Manga Madness." The group meets the third Wednesday of each month to share the latest manga series, watch anime, create cosplay outfits, draw manga and learn about Japanese culture.

  • Oct 25, 2010

Prepare for tricks and treats in Tukwila with these community activities

An overview of Halloween fun in Tukwila.

  • Oct 24, 2010

WSDOT unveils new Good To Go! passes for electronic tolling

Good To Go!, the state’s electronic toll collection system, on Friday unveiled five new devices for paying tolls without stopping. The new tolling passes, including smaller and movable options, will be available to drivers in early 2011, prior to the start of tolling on SR 520. They will offer a range of options for paying tolls on all Good To Go! toll roads in Washington.

  • Oct 22, 2010

Local flavor: Indian chef urges one vegetarian meal a week, shares recipe

For George Madgal, food isn't just something you eat. It is a combination sustenance and medicine. "Mostly in India, everyone has to be in the kitchen, so we know what we use in the kitchen," said the Goa, India-born restauranteur and chef. If you are sick, he said, "it's first to the kitchen, then to the doctor."

  • Oct 22, 2010

Duwamish Longhouse site of Northwest Ghost Stories event

Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Then head to the Duwamish Longhouse Oct. 22 to learn about creepy local occurrences. Called "Northwest Ghost Stories - Creepy Stuff," the event showcases a bevy of Northwest authors and researchers, talking about the strange occurrences that have taken place in the Puget Sound region.

  • Oct 22, 2010

You can still vote in General Election – here’s how

King County residents still have time to register to vote for the General Election. If you are not currently registered to vote in Washington, visit the King County Elections office by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. “This is a big election both in terms of its importance and the size of the ballot,” said Sherril Huff, Elections Director. “Make sure you’ll be able to vote by visiting our office and registering by Monday.”

  • Oct 22, 2010

So long Mr. President!

A group of local onlookers tries to get a glimpse of Barack Obama Oct. 21, from a viewing area at Boeing Field, where Air Force 1 was parked. The president boarded the plane later that afternoon, after spending a whirlwind two days in Seattle, where he stumped for Congressional candidate Patty Murray, fired up the Democratic party faithful, and stopped in for a snack at Seattle's Top Pot Doughnuts.

  • Oct 21, 2010

King County prosecutors charge woman with hate crime against two women in Tukwila

King County prosecutors Oct. 19 filed malicious harassment charges against a 37-year-old Burien woman for allegedly shouting racial slurs at two Muslim women as well as kicking one of them Oct. 16 at a Tukwila gas station.

Duwamish Tribe fights for federal recognition: ‘We’re still here’

The moment is etched in Cecile Hansen’s mind, first with joy, then with anger. It was the day her tribe, the Duwamish, achieved what they had sought for more than 100 years: federal recognition. They received it in the last hours of the Clinton presidency, in an epic moment of acknowledgement Jan. 19, 2001. But in a matter of hours, the incoming Bush administration reversed that recognition on a technicality. It was a flip-flop that put Hansen’s tribe back to Square One in its fight for the opportunities that federal recognition bring.

City completes improvements to Tukwila International Boulevard

Drivers and pedestrians can enjoy the recent street improvements along Tukwila International Boulevard from South 116th Street to South 132nd Street.

  • Oct 19, 2010

Coffee with … Irma Guerrero-Kusmirek, ELL paraeducator who’s seen it all

When one English Language Learner (ELL) teacher tells her students she's been in their shoes, the reality is she actually had it worse. Irma Guerrero-Kusmirek (Mrs. GK to the kids) was 13 when her family immigrated from Mexico, and there wasn't such a thing as English Language Learner classes. "I didn't know how to count to 5 when I came here," she said. "I know the fear they have inside of them."

Chinook District of Garden Clubs plans general meeting and luncheon

The Chinook District of Garden Clubs, consisting of 12 South County garden clubs, will meet for its general meeting/luncheon on 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975-24th Ave. S., Des Moines.

  • Oct 18, 2010

Tukwila offers Annual Fall Recycling Collection event Nov. 13

The City of Tukwila is joining forces with Allied Waste to offer its Annual Fall Recycling Collection Event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Open specifically to Tukwila residents, the event takes place at South 144th Street and 41st Avenue South.

  • Oct 18, 2010

Children’s author to sign book at Borders in Tukwila

Author Fran Riedmann will sign copies of her children's book "Beatrice Baker: Bringer of Joy," from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Borders at Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

  • Oct 15, 2010

Residents, business owners need to be prepared for flooding

Tukwila residents and business owners in the Green River Valley need to be ready for a second straight winter of potential flooding because the Howard Hanson Dam still cannot hold back as much water as its original design. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees operations of Hanson Dam, reminds residents to be alert and aware about weather conditions and the potential for flooding.

Tukwila schools to survey students on drug, alcohol use

The Tukwila School District will be surveying its students next week, but it won't be about their classwork. The Healthy Youth Survey, a voluntary, confidential, questionnaire will ask students about their risk for injury as well as any alcohol and drug use, among other things.

  • Oct 13, 2010

Tukwila budget hearing draws a crowd, many focused on cuts to fire department

Don't lose Fire Engine 52. That was the resounding message Monday night from full room of Tukwila residents and workers, who came to share their views on budgetary cutbacks to the City of Tukwila.