Opinion

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

Tukwila needs incentive contracts, budgets | Letter to the Editor

The city’s biennial budget does not appear to contain any incentive provisions encouraging the various city departments to strive to come in under budgeted dollars… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

King County Library System: looking toward the future | Stephen A. Smith

Over the past year and a half, the King County Library System has been immersed in a strategic planning process to bring into focus all… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

To avoid fines, stay off cell phone while driving | Officer Victor Masters

You would be amazed how many times a Tukwila Police officer in a fully-marked patrol car can pull alongside someone texting who does not notice… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

School district works to balance budget in trying times | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Our legislators have been given the task to fully fund education as a result of the McCleary decision. As you recall, McCleary was a Supreme… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Qualifications matter when it comes to candidates | Chuck Parrish

In the upcoming August primary, we will be voting to fill Tukwila City Council Position No. 5. We are fortunate. Four candidates are running for… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Tukwila needs to take care of business | Letter to the editor

Tukwila city government needs to take care of business, such as water resources, revenue collections, expenditures and federal law enforcement. One example: Our city water… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Celebrate the Class of 2017 | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Congratulations to Foster High’s Class of 2017! On June 16, we had more than 180 seniors walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. As… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn and have fun | KCLS

It seemed like winter was longer than usual this year, but it’s behind us now. And with the change of seasons – and warmer days… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017