Opinion

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

Republicans target health care, taxes | Chuck Parrish

The House of Representatives just passed a terrible health care bill which still has to make its way through the Senate. While presenting the plan… Continue reading

Festival previews new directions in libraries, digital content

Libraries have always been the place to turn to for information, ideas and inspiration.

  • May 16, 2017

Waiting on education funding | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Five years and five months have passed since the Washington Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers are not meeting their constitutional duty to amply fund basic… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2017

Homework for the Tukwila community | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Happy spring! We certainly are feeling the transition from winter to spring, as we move between umbrellas and sunglasses many times throughout the day. In… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

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

Are you thinking about running for city council or school board in Tukwila? Good! We need choices. Too often elections have only one candidate. Voters… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2017

Committed to serving Tukwila students | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

Something important happened several weeks ago, and I want to assure the Tukwila school community that I am listening, that I am committed and that… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Excited about the possibilities for Tukwila International Boulevard | CHUCK PARRISH

Recently, I came away from a community meeting about as juiced as I have been in a while. The subject was the future of Tukwila… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 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 13, 2017

Trying to comprehend Trump presidency | Chuck Parrish

Given the diverse makeup of our community, Tukwila is significantly affected by President Donald Trump’s policies and executive orders. So, let’s take a look. Before… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

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

The beginning of February has put me in mind of this humbling piece of advice: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 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, you’re probably wondering, “Where did the time go?” Apparently, it went to the… Continue reading

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

Happy 2017! Can you believe it’s the new year already? Like many of you, I spent the holidays with family, taking time to reflect on… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2017