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King County this month named City of Tukwila Emergency Coordinator Hillman Mitchell as director of its Office of Emergency Management.
Environmental programs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were recognized nationally and internationally this month with the 2010 Environmental Achievement Award bestowed by Airports Council International – North America.
Audrey Davis is one of those people who just never seems to slow down. She politely declines to give her age. She walks with energy and purpose through the Tukwila Community Center. Maybe a hint of her age is that a daughter graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila in the late '60s. One outlet for all that energy is the Duwamish Divas of the Red Hat Society, a national organization for women roughly 50 and older who are easily described as full of life.
The July meeting of the Tukwila Community Stewards group was a success! BECU graciously hosted the meeting, and the room was a perfect venue for a community organizing session (thanks Karen Stevens!). The room was filled with familiar faces from the last two Community Stewards meetings as well as some new friends and neighbors.
Tukwila Police arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday at a Kent apartment on a murder warrant in connection with the March 2008 shooting death of a man at a Tukwila apartment. Carlos Wayne Ellison has been on the run for two years, according to a Tukwila Police media release. Ellison is alleged to have shot his friend Rogers Jovan Ward in the head during an argument over money.
Air Force One, bearing President Obama for his visit to Seattle, was spotted by eagle-eyed Linda Rains, who shot this photo of the arriving jet with her cell phone, from where she works at Holaday Parks, Inc., located at 4600 S. 134th Place in Tukwila. She took the photo at nearly 11 a.m. Aug. 17.
seattlepi.com reports that police have made an arrest in a shooting case that happened more than two years ago in Tukwila.
With high school sports right around the corner, student-athletes need to get their physicals taken care of in order to participate. Sports physicals for fall, winter and spring will be available at Showalter Middle School (4628 S, 144th St.) from Aug. 16-19 (2-7 p.m.); Aug. 28 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); Aug. 23-26 (2-7 p.m.); Aug. 30-31 (2-7 p.m.); Sept. 1-2 (3-8 p.m.) and Sept. 6-8 (3-8 p.m.).
It’s hard not to spot Joanne McManus around town, whether she’s at the Neighborhood Resource Center, the Tukwila Community Center or City Hall. The active volunteer makes phone calls, gives out directions and assists with crime reports a couple of days per week at the resource center along Tukwila International Boulevard.
The City of Tukwila is partnering with Renton on the extension of Strander Boulevard in Southcenter into Renton, a key part of another major east-west corridor across the Green River Valley. When the project gets under way will depend on each city's ability to come up with its share of the cost.
Tukwila Fire Chief Nicholas Olivas grew up the youngest, in a family that saw him as the only boy. Maybe that’s why he held some sway with his mom, Esther, who occasionally would haul out the hardware to make her son his favorite dessert: banana cream pie. From scratch.
Joe Tice walks from table to table as he visits with the dinner guests. "Watch out for her, she's a sassy one," Tice said of one woman. "What, no hug tonight?" Tice asked a couple of children as they showed up with their families for dinner. A similar scene repeats itself every Tuesday evening, as an average of 145 to 185 people attend a free dinner offered by the non-profit Tukwila Pantry in a room at the Riverton Park United Methodist Church.