Opinion

Do you have what it takes to run for office? | Chuck Parrish

Are you thinking about running for city council or school board in…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

 

Tukwila faces important issues this election | Letter to the Editor

This is an election year and four council seats are up for…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

 

Homework for the Tukwila community | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Happy spring! We certainly are feeling the transition from winter to spring,…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

 

Immigration laws exist for a reason | Letter to the editor

A sanctuary city is one that provides shelter to people who are…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Committed to serving Tukwila students | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Something important happened several weeks ago, and I want to assure the…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Excited about the possibilities for Tukwila International Boulevard | CHUCK PARRISH

Recently, I came away from a community meeting about as juiced as…

  • Mar 13th, 2017

Let’s expand, not take away health care | GUEST OP

Going to the doctor or dentist isn’t many people’s favorite thing.

  • Mar 13th, 2017

Trying to comprehend Trump presidency | Chuck Parrish

Given the diverse makeup of our community, Tukwila is significantly affected by…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Tukwila City Council should spend revenues wisely | Letter to the editor

Budgeting is always about increasing expenditures, and revenue collections are up usually…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

King County Library System continues to serve so many | From the bookshelf

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me,…

Hard work results in clean audit for Tukwila School District | Nancy Coogan

The beginning of February has put me in mind of this humbling…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Time to re-evaluate district’s technology use | Nancy Coogan

Happy 2017! Can you believe it’s the new year already? Like many…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Grateful for all Tukwila offers | Chuck Parrish

The city of Tukwila is developing a program to encourage our friends in the region to visit Tukwila and, in particular, our Southcenter area/Tukwila Urban Center (TUC).

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Make healthy changes in the new year | Guest Commentary

Many of us see the new year as an opportunity for a…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Top 10 ways to make KCLS a part of your holiday celebrations

The King County Library System is a tremendous resource all year round.…

Holding on to optimism for president-elect | Chuck Parrish

There is a fight going on inside me. It is a struggle…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Community support helps Tukwila students thrive | Nancy Coogan

As we come to the close of this calendar year, I want…

  • Dec 19th, 2016

Keep opinions local | Letter to the editor

I am disappointed with the article in the October issue “County voters…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Paying the price of drowsy driving |GUEST OPINION

Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in Eastern Washington, but you…

Crime down on Tukwila International Boulevard | Chuck Parrish

Everyone wants to be safe. Each of us has to make our…

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Tukwila’s public safety bond deserves support | Chuck Parrish

The Tukwila public safety Bond will be on the November ballot. The money will cover the construction of fire stations, necessary equipment and a justice center.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Let your voice be heard this election | Editor’s Note

Election season is upon us. Ballots for the Nov. 8 general election should arrive in voters' mailboxes this week.

Let your voice be heard this election | Editor’s Note

Election season is upon us. Don’t forget to return your ballot.

Library supports your right to read whatever you choose | Gary Wasdin

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". "To Kill a Mockingbird". "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" …

  • Oct 19th, 2016

King County residents weigh in on presidential race | Election

Three local voters share their views on candidates for the next Commander in Chief.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

King County residents weigh in on presidential race | Election

Three local voters share their views on candidates for the next Commander in Chief.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

Tukwila city, school district invest in future together | Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Mayor Allan Ekberg

October is an exciting month. We not only celebrated Homecoming Week, Oct. 10 - 14 – with all its traditions – but we are also participating in DiscoverU, Oct. 17 - 21.

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Tukwila city, school district invest in future together | Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Mayor Allan Eckberg

October is an exciting month. We not only celebrated Homecoming Week, Oct. 10 - 14 – with all its traditions – but we are also participating in DiscoverU, Oct. 17 - 21.

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Back to school with your library | Guest Op

Summer's end has always been one of my most favorite times of year. I loved going back to school. It meant seeing my friends again and a fresh start with new teachers and new challenges.

  • Sep 21st, 2016

Tukwila schools prepare for SmartLabs, STEAM initiatives | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Imagine a typical classroom. Are you seeing rows of individual desks aligned toward a lecturing teacher at a blackboard in the front? OK, now erase that. Tukwila schools are aiming for a completely different type of learning environment, and we're taking a major step forward next month when we begin piloting SmartLabs.

Consider candidates carefully as presidential campaign season picks up | Chuck Parrish

It is the post-Labor Day presidential campaign season.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Thank you, teachers | Editor’s note

The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner.

New business is booming in Tukwila | Chuck Parrish

If you need to watch your waistline, don’t read this.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

Being there is key to success at school | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

It’s almost time for school to start! This is one of the most exciting times of the year for me.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

Tukwila can lead change on racial inequity | Supt. Nancy Coogan

Do we want — and do we all deserve — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

  • Jul 20th, 2016

Committed to quality journalism | Editor’s note

As I take over the Tukwila Reporter for Dean Radford, I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am up for the challenge.

Understanding political correctness can be complicated | Chuck Parrish

Political correctness (PC) is confusing. It can be positive or negative.

Two road projects in Tukwila to watch closely | Chuck Parrish

These are long-term projects. Residents must be patient. Who will pay the bill? Will BNSF choose to participate and to what degree? Are there any reasonable prospects for grants? When preparation meets opportunity, good things can happen. We shall see.

Foster High graduates show Tukwila district’s successes | Supt. Nancy Coogan

I couldn’t be prouder of our graduates. Many overcame unbelievable personal challenges to cross that ceremonial stage on June 10. To our Class of 2016, I want you to know this: The diploma in your hand is proof that you can do anything; you are limitless with infinite possibilities.

  • Jun 17th, 2016

Your dreams do come true | Editor’s Note

That Thursday night in 1969 was the beginning of my "bright" future. I think of last Friday as the ending of that career, grateful that I could share it with other Bulldogs, too.