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Regional Animal Services of King County to sell pet licenses door-to-door In Tukwila

Regional Animal Services of King County sells pet licenses door-to-door to educate the community about the benefits of licensing pets, and to avoid a fine of $125 for altered unlicensed pets and $250 for unaltered unlicensed pets.

  • Oct 8, 2010

Council coffee chat is Saturday – talk informally with an elected official

The next Tukwila Council Coffee Chat is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Starbucks coffee shop on Interurban (13038 Interurban Ave.) The coffee chat, which takes place the second Saturday of each month, is your opportunity to stop by and informally meet with a Tukwila City Councilmember about anything on your mind regarding Tukwila.

  • Oct 7, 2010

Cascade View Elementary special clothing night Oct. 21

Cascade View is having a special C.A.R.E. Night Thursday, Oct. 21 at the school for families of students.It's a wonderful opportunity for families to pick… Continue reading

County officials: Brace for a wet winter, with increased possibility for flooding in Green River Valley

King County officials hammered home the message Tuesday that Green River Valley residents and business owners need to prepare for flooding with the Howard Hanson Dam not operating at full capacity and with forecasts for a La Nina winter.

Help clean up along the Duwamish River Oct. 9 in Tukwila

Help other volunteers clean up along the Duwamish River in Tukwila from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9. Join the Duwamish Alive work party at 10 a.m. in the pull-off area along the north side of the river near the intersection of East Marginal Way South and South 115th Street.

  • Oct 6, 2010

Mayor’s budget outlines deep cuts to city services; public hearing scheduled for Oct. 11

Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton transmitted his proposed 2011-12 Preliminary Budget Oct 4 to the Tukwila City Council, outlining deep cuts to programs due to reduced revenue. The preliminary budget proposes more than $4 million in program and service cuts as necessary to re-balance the city’s finances. Adoption of the proposed budget will result in spending cuts and reduced programs and services in virtually all city functions.

  • Oct 5, 2010

Sen. Patty Murray makes pitch to NASA for Space Shuttle to Tukwila’s Museum of Flight

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on Wednesday sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. urging him to strongly consider the Museum of Flight’s bid to permanently house a retired Space Shuttle Orbiter. In June, the Museum of Flight broke ground on a new 40,000 square foot Space Gallery building with a wing which is designed to house one of the three shuttles being retired by NASA.

  • Sep 30, 2010

Tukwila seeks volunteer coaches for city’s youth basketball program

The city of Tukwila Parks and Recreation department is seeking volunteer coaches for the Youth and Teen Basketball program, which serves kids from kindergarten through high school.

  • Sep 29, 2010

A weed doesn’t stand a chance with Marge Bates, Tukwila’s longtime volunteer

Marge Bates shakes her head as she eyes a weed along the edge of the lawn just outside the Tukwila Community Center. “I don’t think anyone should have to walk over a weed,” Bates said as she bends over to pull out a noxious plant on a recent cloudy morning. “I like things to look nice.”

Ecology department to take public comment Wednesday on Tukwila’s shoreline plan

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on Tukwila’s recently updated shoreline master program, an effort that will significantly increase protection and restoration… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2010

Town Hall meeting in Tukwila focuses on health-care reform

Chuck Parrish of Tukwila attended a Town Hall Sept. 15 at Tukwila's Foster High School that focused on federal health-care reform and came away surprised. "I didn't know King County had 200,000 who do not have insurance," he said.

Anticipating $60 mil in cuts, County Council schedules hearings on 2011 budget

In preparation for a 2011 King County Budget that will include $60 million in cuts, the chair of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Budget Leadership team is encouraging the public to get involved by going to the Budget Committee’s four public hearings.

  • Sep 27, 2010

Foster Tukwila Presbyterian Church to mark its centennial Sunday

A constant in the life of Tukwila from the beginning of cityhood is a church now celebrating its own centennial.That church is the Foster Tukwila… Continue reading

Northbound Interstate 5 near southcenter closed following rollover wreck: Developing story

DATE/TIME: September 24, 2010, 2:05 p.m. DESCRIPTION: The carpool lane on southbound I-5 just north of I-405 near Southcenter is now open. The two left lanes on northbound I-5 in the same location remain blocked due to a rollover collision. WSDOT Incident Response, tow and WSP are on scene.

  • Sep 24, 2010

‘Kids Are Our Business’ fundraiser luncheon features Seattle news anchor Molly Shen

For the first time, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center will conduct its major fundraising event in Tukwila. And this year the agency's fundraiser is a luncheon, not a breakfast. KCSARC has scheduled its “Kids Are Our Business” luncheon for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel at Southcenter.

  • Sep 23, 2010

Amnesty period for pet license about to end – Tukwila pet owners could be fined

Residents in unincorporated King County and 27 contracting cities, including Tukwila, have a little more than a week left to take advantage of an amnesty period for unlicensed pets before they face a no-tolerance fine. As part of the new Regional Animal Services model for animal control in King County, residents were given a 90-day amnesty period to license their pets without facing a fine. The amnesty period expires at the end of the day Sept. 30 Starting Oct. 1, residents who have unlicensed cats or dogs face a fine of $125 for spayed or neutered pets, and up to $250 for an unaltered pet.

  • Sep 21, 2010

Foster Tukwila Presbyterian Church to mark its centennial

The Foster Tukwila Presbyterian Church will mark its 100th anniversary with a special worship service Sunday (Sept. 26.)The service is at 10:30 a.m. at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2010

Tukwila School District sponors tutorial sign-up event Sept. 28

Students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch at Cascade View Elementary, Thorndyke Elementary or Showalter Middle School in Tukwila can receive tutoring to build their academic skills.

  • Sep 20, 2010

Duwamish Tribe to have Frybread for Justice event Sept. 18

The Duwamish Tribe is having a "Frybread for Justice" event noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, with proceeds benefiting the tribe's legal fund. The event takes place at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way, S.W., Seattle.

  • Sep 17, 2010

A weed doesn’t stand a chance with Marge Bates, Tukwila’s longtime volunteer

Marge Bates shakes her head as she eyes a weed along the edge of the lawn just outside the Tukwila Community Center. “I don’t think anyone should have to walk over a weed,” Bates said as she bends over to pull out a noxious plant on a recent cloudy morning. “I like things to look nice.”

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