For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Reflecting on the old and ringing in the New Year

What a busy and eventful year this has been. As I write my last column as interim director, it is a great time to reflect… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2018

Disecting the November election results

We just had an election and re-elected two council members, elected a new City Council member to Position No. 5 and elected a member who… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Taking stock: District charts future learning

Our work in the Tukwila School District is evolving and we are excited about the work we have completed in December, called Taking Stock. Experts… Continue reading

Residents should take interest, get involved in city issues

Chuck Parrish discusses the need for increased communication between consitiuents and Tukwila.

Thank you, voters

I am writing to say thank you to the voters of Tukwila. This was my first election process, and after serving on the City Council… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

King County Library System unveils its Best Books for 2017 | Stephen A. Smith

Library staff nominiated their favorite books

  • Dec 18, 2017

City Council needs to address conflicts of interest | Letter to the editor

I thought my letters to the Reporter had pretty much covered critical issues associated with our city government and tried to gently persuaded it to… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Thanks for keeping kids safe | Letter to the editor

I wanted to write a quick note of thanks to the city and school district. We are a few weeks into the new school year… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Providing opportunities for Tukwila students | Interim Superintendent Judith Berry

Tukwila Schools’ interim superintendent discusses about the importance of serving students.

City improves roadways to keep vehicles, pedestrian safe| CHUCK PARRISH

Have you noticed the speed bumps on South 160th Street east of 42nd Avenue South? The Public Works department calls them speed cushions. They are… Continue reading

Questioning candidate’s sign placement | Letter to the editor

Am I the only person in the city who has noticed that City Council candidate Dennis Martinez’ signs are repeatedly placed in ways that violate… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Building on support from voters: 2004 capital bond progress | KCLS

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Reflecting on the first month of school | Tukwila School District

We have finished our first month of the fall semester and reflect on how we are doing. Enrollment According to the district’s enrollment specialist, Carol… Continue reading

Business, development opportunities abound in Tukwila | CHUCK PARRISH

Good things are coming to the business sector of Tukwila. Here are some possibilities to look forward to and to ponder. The pedestrian and bicycle… Continue reading

City Council needs to examine contract policies | Letter to the editor

Our fine little city seemingly cruises along with grace and determination without much attention given to deadheads in the water. Yet it’s contracting with a… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Zak Idan is rooted in city | Letter to the editor

The first time I met Zak Idan, candidate for Tukwila City Council Position No. 5, was in the midst of a frenzy of planning for… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Martinez top choice for City Council | Letter to the editor

Our City Council election is just around the corner and we know little about the new candidates, with the exception of Dennis Martinez whose noteworthy… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Examine the tactics of political campaigns | Chuck Parrish

More inside politics. Last month, I wrote about the plethora of complaints and suits generated by Republican party advocates against Democratic party candidates and districts.… Continue reading