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Shop locally – help businesses here, increase the tax base | Chuck Parrish

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 9:00AM

One way to keep taxes low is to reduce demand for services. Another way is to welcome businesses into the community that increase the tax base. Here are a few that have come to my attention. Consider visiting them.

 

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Power to the people, consider running for office | Letter to the editor

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 9:32AM

Because of the poor economy, it is imperative that we elect people dedicated to bringing service-costs within our ability to pay for them. Currently, the City of Tukwila is raising fees and taxes that fall most heavily on those of us in our community least able to pay for them.

Foster High School Centennial: Celebrate, reconnect | Supt. Nancy Coogan

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 9:24AM

Foster High is the heart of the Tukwila community, and we invite everyone to come for singing, dancing, remembering, connecting, food, and fun during the official celebration starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the school.

Prudent budget policies brought city through the Recession | Chuck Parrish

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Feb 22, 2015 at 8:20AM

The General Fund ongoing revenue numbers reflect the most predictable regular streams of revenue upon which the most predictable regular expenses are budgeted.

Take testing to heart – it's a key to student success | Supt. Nancy Coogan

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Assessments are absolutely critical to our work. Our strategic plan requires each student to make at least one year’s worth of academic progress annually. With this type of growth model, we need clear, consistent, in-depth measures of a child’s knowledge and skills from year to year.

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