Dean Radford

Tukwila Police Department opens new Community Resource Center at Westfield

The Tukwila Police Department opened its new Community Resource Center Wednesday at Westfield Southcenter, helping to bring the community and police closer together.

First day of school in Tukwila? No problem for most, even that first step

The Tukwila School District is expecting about 2,900 students this year, about the same as last year. The official student count comes in early October.

Intersection of Andover Park West, Baker Blvd. to close for nine days

Access will remain open to all business driveways on the north, south and east of the transit project. Westfield Southcenter is to the west, with multiple entry points.

City of Tukwila buys third TIB motel, works on financing package

The City of Tukwila purchased the final motel, the Boulevard, on Monday for nearly $1.1 million, the same day the City Council, meeting as the Committee of the Whole, agreed to move forward with a $6.1 million financing plan to buy up to seven properties along the Boulevard. NOTE: The City Council meets Sept 2. An earlier version of this story had the incorrect date.

With returning experience, Foster Bulldogs ready ‘to take off’ this season, says coach

The Foster Bulldogs are off to a running start on their new field turf this season, with 16 returning starters and a new quarterback who's ready to fill some big cleats.

Tukwila bank robber uses employee’s car for getaway

The suspect fled in an unknown direction in an employee's 2006 silver Kia Spectra, license plate number AOX8270. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 911.

Online sports signup still under way for Foster, Showalter athletes

The Tukwila School District is offering online enrollment through Sept. 5 for Foster and Showalter students interested in turning out for a fall sport.

Feds say state’s schools failing, bring back NCLB requirements

Parents in the Tukwila School District are receiving letters mandated by the federal government that their local schools are failing, a claim that Tukwila's school superintendent and other school leaders across the state reject.

Michael Silver, former Tukwila school superintendent, dies after long illness

The funeral for Michael Silver is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at Butterworth's/Arthur Wright Chapel, 520 W. Raye St., on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.

Survey offers food for thought on Saar’s Super Saver in Tukwila

The City of Tukwila and Saar’s Super Saver Foods on Tukwila International Boulevard are reaching out to the community to find out how best the grocer can serve its customers.

Foster Bulldogs begin football practice on new turf Wednesday

The Bulldogs will get a first look at the new artificial turf on Wednesday, the first day of practice. Players need 12 days of practice to participate in the opener against Interlake High School on Friday, Sept. 5.

Tukwila, MPD working on transfer of Tukwila Pool operations

The City of Tukwila notified the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District in June that it would cease operating the pool effective on Jan. 1, citing the need to focus its resources elsewhere. On July 19, the district’s commissioners decided that the district would operate the pool, rather than contract for services with an outside agency.

Both platforms at Tukwila Sounder Station ready for use on Monday

On Monday, Aug. 18, both platforms at Tukwila Station are scheduled to be back in service. Passengers can use all sidewalks in the plaza area to access the improved pedestrian undercrossing and the east platform.

City of Tukwila purchases Travelers Choice Motel on Boulevard

The City of Tukwila is now the owner of two of the three motels seized in August 2013 by federal officials on Tukwila International Boulevard.

Red flag raised: ‘abundant’ lightning is on the way through Tuesday

The National Weather Service has raised the red flag for Tukwila and the rest of Western Washington as "abundant" lightning is forecast through Tuesday evening.

‘We are taking our boulevard back’ | City, SHAG, KCLS break ground on Tukwila Village

The City of Tukwila, the Senior Housing Assistance Group and the King County Library System marked the start of the new mixed-use development that will bring intergenerational housing, a community gathering place and new retail and office space to Tukwila International Boulevard.

Give me an ‘F,’ give me a ‘B’: Foster’s new turf is almost ready to go

The new green FieldTurf at Foster's Werner Neudorf Stadium is in place and the end zones have been an empty field of purple, until Thursday.

Racial discrimination lawsuit settled; Tukwila schools ‘to move forward’

A settlement has been reached between the Tukwila School District and nine current or former employees who had filed a federal lawsuit in 2012 claiming racial discrimination.

Tukwila City Council to review on Tuesday ongoing assessment of city-facility needs

Before investing in buildings that are near the end of their useful lives, the City of Tukwila wants to assess its facility needs to determine which ones it will keep and update, if necessary, and which ones it will demolish, repurpose or sell.

Tukwila this Saturday: touch a truck, go for a swim

Two big events in Tukwila Saturday will offer kids of all ages a chance to check out big rigs and then cool off in the Tukwila Pool.