Dean Radford

Tukwila Pool to reopen at 5:45 a.m. Monday under park district

The pool, next to Foster High School, was closed on Christmas Day so that city and park district staff could work to remove city-own owned equipment and then install the park district's equipment, including new computer and telephone systems.

Thong Ung is closing his popular Yamada Teriyaki in Southcenter

Thong Ung's last day cooking a blend of western and international foods at his popular Yamada Teriyaki is Wednesday (Dec. 31).

Tukwila Police officers spread goodwill one carol, toy at a time

Uniformed officers drove their vehicles though neighborhoods with lights flashing and holiday music playing through the loud speakers of their patrol vehicles.

Four injured in three-vehicle accident Sunday on Interurban in Tukwila

Four people were injured, one suffering life-threatening injuries, in a three-vehicle accident Sunday morning on Interurban Avenue in front of Foster Golf Links, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila mayor’s legacy: Make the city financially secure

Mayor Jim Haggerton’s years in the mayor’s chair, starting in January 2008, have been financially tumultuous, starting almost immediately with the Great Recession that forced cities to tighten their belts.

Tukwila refugee family learning to live without their mother but with community’s help

On Dec. 2, Ciin Nuam was cooking dinner early in the afternoon in preparation for her children’s return home from school. Six-months pregnant, she collapsed; Zam Khap, who was getting ready for work, heard her fall. The King County Medical Examiner's Office determined she died of heart disease.

Family first makes Tukwila a strong place | Editor’s note

There’s a common theme running through much of this month’s Tukwila Reporter. It’s family. It starts with Tukwila’s First Family, Jim and Carol Haggerton and their children and grandchildren. Jim is entering his final year as mayor, leaving behind a city where families can prosper a big part of his legacy.

Foster Bulldogs green, but sights still set on state tournament

Head Coach Isaac Tucker lost seasoned starters to graduation but a key to building the sustainable program is the growing number of freshmen turning out, from one his first year as coach, to two last year and now, eight freshmen, he said.

Tukwila Pool to close for 11 days starting Dec. 25 as part of transition

After months of transition planning, the Tukwila Pool will close on Dec. 25 and reopen on Jan. 5, operated by the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District.

$46,000 donated in online fundraiser to Tukwila family who lost mother

A memorial service is Tuesday for Burmese refugee Ciin Nuam, who died suddenly cooking dinner on Dec. 2, leaving behind six children who attend Tukwila's schools.

Tukwila community asked to help refugee family devastated by death of mother

The Tukwila community is rallying around a Burmese refugee family that has suddenly lost its mother of six. UPDATE: $31,000 raised in first two days.

Tukwila firefighter tossed 12 feet: Move over for emergency lights on freeways

"I'd run into a burning building 10 times over one call on the freeway," Tukwila firefighter Greg Hansen said at a press conference Thursday at Tukwila's main fire station in talking about the risks emergency workers face on scene at a freeway accident.

Suspect in boy’s stabbing in Tukwila escapes; Valley SWAT called in

After several hours and several attempts to contact a stabbing suspect believed to be in an apartment Monday night, Tukwila Police officers Valley SWAT entered the apartment near Foster High School to find it empty.

Tukwila firefighter injured responding to accident on I-5 Saturday

A veteran Tukwila firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday evening while responding to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 in Tukwila at its intersection with I-405.

Tukwila City Council to hold public hearing on multi-family, property-tax exemption

The Tukwila City Council will hold a public hearing Monday (Nov. 24) on a proposed property-tax exemption on multi-family housing in Southcenter.

Feast masters | Apprentices serve up deli delights at Duwamish Curve Cafe

The Duwamish Curve Cafe is open 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tukwila Community Center and offers deli-style sandwiches, soups, salads and fresh baked treats.

Foster fall sports wrapup | Cross country

The Foster girls team, which finished 11th overall in the subdistrict tournament, finished 15th overall at the 2A district tournament Nov. 1 at the American Lake Golf Course.

Foster fall sports wrapup | Volleyball

Three players received all-Seamount League honors this season. Junior hitter Ariana Serafica was named to the second team and junior hitter Reyleen Gogo and junior libero Maria Ibanez received honorable mentions.

Feast masters | Immigrants train for food industry in Project Feast’s kitchen in Tukwila

The kitchen basics class is Project Feast’s core program designed to help recent immigrants build a community through ethnic food and find a job in the food industry. The non-profit started in January 2013 and until about a year ago, its training kitchen was just south of downtown Seattle.

Foster football team takes step in the right direction, says coach

The positives for the season were an improved conference record, suffering only one "bad" beating (Kennedy Catholic, 49-0) as opposed to last year – and making the playoffs, said coach Matt Leonard.