Dean Radford

Policies govern how Tukwila Police officers use force

Tukwila Police officers knew as they approached the UPS freight facility on East Marginal Way in August 2014 that a man acting strangely had just pushed several people in the yard.


Tukwila Police Department pilots body cameras

Police work is often chaotic when lives or someone’s well-being, including the officer’s, are at risk and split-second decisions are made – all according to policy.


Fire damages townhouse Tuesday night; everyone OK

The occupants of a two-story townhouse were rousted from their home at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by a fire that started in the kitchen, according to the Tukwila Fire Department.


Locomotive on Amtrak train derails in Tukwila; no one injured

The locomotive of a northbound Amtrak passenger train derailed early Sunday afternoon in Tukwila, but none of the 236 passengers on board was injured, according to the Tukwila Fire Department.

Windermere agents dig in to help Tukwila family stay safe in their home

Within a day in June, the volunteers did extensive yard work, trimming trees and cleaning out flower beds, to make the home more accessible and more visible from the street. They built a shed in which to park a car. Inside, they replaced a stove, replaced vent hoses, fixed electrical outlets and added handrails in the shower, among other work.

Suspect in Tukwila home-invasion robbery Tuesday captured in Federal Way

Two other suspects were arrested shortly after they tried to flee from the robbery scene at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 11800 block of 44th Avenue South.

Elderly Tukwila woman robbed at gunpoint; a suspect is still at large

One of the three men involved, whom Tukwila Police identified as 36-year-old Eric James Chavez of Tukwila, was still at large on Tuesday after fleeing on foot.

Tukwila’s first responders need community’s help | public safety bond measure

The city has grown while its departments that keep its citizens and businesses safe – the police, the fire, the courts and public works – have been held together partly by the ingenuity of city employees making due with what they have. Approval of a $68 million bond measure would change that.

25 Foster athletes win all-Seamount League honors

Twenty-five Foster High School athletes have received All-Seamount League honors in spring sports in voting by the league’s coaches.

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.

Yes, Mike Shannon is somebody at Foster High School

Mike Shannon is retiring after a 42-year career that has spanned several principals, the opening of the “new” Foster and the transformation of Foster into one of the most diverse high schools in the nation.

Foster High School sends off its 101st class of graduates, 172 strong

After a rainy and windy day, the diplomas protected under sheets of plastic, Foster on Friday, June 10, celebrated its 101st graduating class, the first of the school’s next 100 years, handing out awards for achievement in sports and academics and just for making it to the finish line.

Tukwila to take part in Cascade Rising earthquake drill

The Northwest will practice for four days starting Tuesday how to prepare and respond to a 9.0 earthquake in a simulation called Cascadia Rising.

Spokes for Folks Saturday to benefit SHAG’s Community Life Foundation

Spokes for Folks, the annual ride on bikes and other spoked vehicles, is Saturday, June 4, to raise money for the SHAG's Community Life Foundation programs that benefit the health and wellness of senior citizens living in affordable housing.

Foster High athletes place in top 10 at two state tournaments

Five Foster High School athletes placed in the top 10 spots in last weekend’s tennis and track and field state tournaments.

SIFF screening films at Renton’s IKEA Performing Arts Center through Tuesday

Twelve films will screen through Tuesday at the IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School for the Seattle International Film Festival in Renton.

Foster’s Ana Rios to compete in the semi-finals of state 2A tennis tournament

She won her opening matches on Friday against Tumwater’s Hunter Wilmovsky, 6-0, 6-0, and North Kitsap’s Anneli Seaberg, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Tukwila School District to bid on current KCLS library

The Tukwila School Board has authorized Supt. Nancy Coogan to move forward with a bid to purchase the King County Library System's Foster branch across 42nd Avenue South from Foster High School.

Foster to join the SPSL next school year with demise of Seamount League

Foster is in the SPSL's Mountain Division, along with Foss (Tacoma), White River (Buckley), Washington (Tacoma), Lindbergh (Renton), Franklin-Pierce (Tacoma/Puyallup), Fife (Fife) and Evergreen (near White Center).

Foster High athletes headed to state in track and field, tennis

Foster High School will send six athletes to state tournaments this week – five to state track and field meet and a freshman to the girls tennis tournament. And the boys soccer team under Coach Nasir Tura earlier competed in the 2A state tournament in Sumner.