Opinion

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

King County Library System provides lifelong learning opportunities

Most of us who love libraries share a simple philosophy: Never stop learning. And why would we? The joy of learning and the knowledge gained… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

New school year brings changes to Tukwila School District | Commentary – Judith Berry

The school district is up and running, and we are excited that our scholars are ready for a successful year. Our facilities are ready with… Continue reading

City Council should study Tukwila International Boulevard before making | Letter to the editor

It’s apparent the City Council, mayor and the city are pushing hard to redevelop Tukwila International Boulevard (Highway 99) as a destination option for diners,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Students, teachers, community prepare for a new school year | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

School is just around the corner. This time of year, parents are getting their scholars ready by purchasing school supplies, and teachers are preparing for… Continue reading

Partisan politics, money at play, even in local races | Chuck Parrish

Let’s talk “inside” politics for a moment. The Democratic and Republican parties play to win. Nationally, if we look at the number of governorships and… Continue reading

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county | Stephen A. Smith

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ Interim Director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

Keep opinions local | Letter to the editor

I am disappointed with the article in the October issue “County voters weigh in on presidential race” that was published in the October issue of… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

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

Budgeting is always about increasing expenditures, and revenue collections are up usually with the help of higher taxes. Accordingly, two questions need City Council answers… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Immigration laws exist for a reason | Letter to the editor

A sanctuary city is one that provides shelter to people who are in our country illegally, in violation of federal Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) law.… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Tukwila faces important issues this election | Letter to the Editor

This is an election year and four council seats are up for grabs. Do we need/want change or to keep the status quo for our… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Issues to consider during election season | Letter to the Editor

This is an election year. Here are some issues to consider: 1. Public employee contracts (PECs) should be negotiated in public so taxpayers know what… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Money and local politics | Letter to the Editor

Before local election campaigns begin, I’d like to weigh in on the issue of money in local politics. By local politics, I mean races for… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017