Opinion

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

Celebrate summer at Tukwila Pool | We’re All In!

Join Tukwila Pool this summer for family-fun activities including open swim, family swim, teen night, swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes and exciting special events. On… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018
Courtesy photo
                                A 1973 photo of the Southcenter Theatre and the lower left corner of the mall.

Cinerama near Southcenter was popular movie venue

Generations of kids and young adults have fond memories associated with going to the movies, long before the digital age came about. The experience was… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2018
Courtesy photo
                                A 1973 photo of the Southcenter Theatre and the lower left corner of the mall.

Summer — and the pure joy of summer reading — is finally here

Summer time. What welcome words! For the King County Library System, it’s time for Summer Reading and we’re pulling out all the stops. The theme… Continue reading

Some policies are misguided, merit scrutiny

We elect officials to posts of trust throughout our country to wisely tax and spend public moneys to run federal, state, county and city governments… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Allowing ‘ADUs’ means the end of low-density single-family neighborhoods

Remember that postcard asking “What do YOU think?” Most of us glanced at it, said “Doesn’t affect me… I don’t need a ‘Mother-in-Law apartment’… and… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Old cow path nearly blocked freeway construction

In the late 1960s, the state of Washington issued contracts to build Interstate 405 through Tukwila connecting Renton to Interstate 5. As with many large… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018