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Man struck and killed by train

The Seattle man was showing signs of suicidal behavior prior to the incident, according to Tukwila PD.

Photo courtesy of the Tukwila School District
                                Workers place turf on the new ballfields at Foster High School.
                                Submitted photo from the Tukwila School District

Construction began January at Foster, Showalter

All construction is estimated to be done in a year

Photo courtesy of the Tukwila School District
                                Workers place turf on the new ballfields at Foster High School.
                                Submitted photo from the Tukwila School District

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Tukwila businesses face uncertain future with arrival of justice center

Project will cost nearly twice as much as expected; some immigrant business owners struggle with relocation

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Sabey employees release salmon into the Riverton Creek. Submitted photo from Sabey Corp.

Sabey Corp. volunteers release 60,000 baby Coho salmon into Riverton Creek

Sabey employees spent weeks taking care of the thousands of baby salmon.

  • Feb 15, 2019
Sabey employees release salmon into the Riverton Creek. Submitted photo from Sabey Corp.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Two hour late start

Due to weather conditions, there will be a two hour late start in the Tukwila and Highline School Districts on Thursday, Feb. 14. In Tukwila… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicked off Friday

Russell Wilson and Ciara were on hand to unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Tukwila School District classes cancelled for Tuesday

The district’s administrative office will be open.

  • Feb 11, 2019

14.1 inches and counting: Record-breaking snow pounds King County

Several winter storms passed through the region, dumping more than 14 inches of snow.

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Recurring violations lead to dangerous waste fine for Tukwila business

After repeatedly finding improper management of dangerous wastes at an aircraft parts manufacturer, the Washington Department of Ecology has fined the company $17,000.

  • Feb 7, 2019

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

In South King County, Auburn adopted a multifamily tax exemption program as an incentive in 2003

24 year old charged with vehicular homicide following April 2018 incident

Jefferey Lash was driving a stolen vehicle when he reportedly hit a school bus in Burien last year. A 31 year old female passenger died two days later from her injuries.