KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round

The first Tuesday in November is Election Day — a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of… Continue reading


We can help food banks help others

Let me tug at your heartstrings just a little. Have you ever experienced food insecurity? Ever been hungry? Ever been in doubt about how you… Continue reading


Better budgeting methodology available/needed

Our city’s elected is currently developing the biennial budget for calendar years 2019-20. They are using something called “Priority Budgeting”, which they have neglected to… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018


‘Seattle Then and Now’ presentation

The Tukwila Historical Society is pleased to announce the scheduling of a special event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Repairs coming next month to Tukwila Pool

By Michelle Simpson We are excited to announce that we will be doing some minor work to the facility that will include draining and cleaning… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2018

Making the 10-Minute Walk to a Park goal a reality in Tukwila

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Tukwila and know well the many benefits they offer. We work every day to improve… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

We want your help in finding new superintendent

We have had several changes at the Tukwila School District over the past few weeks. We have been able to meet those challenges head on… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2018

Mid-term elections is a chance for our voices to be heard

Most of us have learned to avoid unsafe neighborhoods and to steer clear of unhealthy personalities. However, most of us are also political innocents. We… Continue reading

Planning future editions in today’s newsroom

The struggle between web and print for weekly papers.

Improvement needed from elected officials

In our city, transparency, fiduciary and due diligence responsibilities seem to be lost on our elected representatives lest we hear some explanation of the apparent… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Tukwila School Board ‘do the right thing and do it soon’

I am writing to express my support for the striking teachers and other school staff in Tukwila and to urge the school board to reach… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

‘Get our kids back in class, the correct way’

Wednesday, Sept. 5 was supposed to be the first day of school in Tukwila. Instead, teachers walked the picket line, parents scrambled to figure out… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Cost plus contracts shouldn’t be used within cities

We have a “tax and spend and tax again” (TASATA) city government that doesn’t have the word NO in its public vocabulary and needs remedial… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Our transition to a learning organization

District administrators are gearing up to ensure we are all set to welcome our staff and students back for fall semester. We started the month… Continue reading

Honoring Tukwila resident Wynn Anderson

The Tukwila Historical Society and the Society’s Executive Committee were informed of the passing of a long-time member and Tukwila resident. On July 20, 2018… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

Water safety is top priority at the Tukwila Pool

By Michelle Simpson Did you know that here at the Tukwila Pool, all of our swim lesson instructors are certified Water Safety Instructors through the… Continue reading

KCLS relishes community partner role

With summer in full swing, it seems like an excellent time to celebrate KCLS communities throughout the county and the many ways the library system… Continue reading

Future justice center site impacts many business owner

Let’s talk about the future location of the Justice Center on Tukwila International Boulevard (TIB). In the May 23 – 29 issue of Real Change,… Continue reading

We should allow Tukwila to grow, naturally

Our city has been undergoing a metamorphosis over the past years and is being transformed from a stoic, tranquil countryside scape, that was enjoyed by… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Summer Engagement of District Employees

What does work look like when the perception is “summer is a break” for district staff. It’s a breeze… As I toured each of the… Continue reading