Dean Radford

Engineers file complaint against Boeing, claiming age discrimination

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, filed the charges Wednesday with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission after a months-long investigation.

Park district to take over operations of Tukwila Pool from city

The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District will operate the Tukwila Pool, rather than contract with the City of Tukwila for those services.

Aliens to land at Foster High’s PAC for summer theater Friday, Saturday

The Community Actors' Summer Theater in Tukwila is marking its 25th season with productions based on the theme, science fiction.

Tukwila to observe National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 5

The City of Tukwila is observing National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 5 with the help of the four winning National Night Out posters designed by Tukwila fifth graders.

A landmark groundbreaking: Tukwila Village | Editor’s note

Tukwila Village, which will jumpstart further revitalization of Tukwila International Boulevard, is 15 years in the making, fulfilling a vision by city leaders that’s even older.

A new neighborhood center, place to live for Tukwila | Tukwila Village

Tukwila Village will break ground on Aug. 1, fulfilling a 20-year-old vision to turn a stretch of Tukwila International Boulevard into a vibrant neighborhood center.

Strategic Plan targets student success in Tukwila School District

Benchmarks or targets will mark a student's journey, with frequent “dipsticks” or “temperature checks,” as Supt. Nancy Coogan calls them, to check just how well students are progressing toward those targets. Students not meeting the goals may get extra help before or after school; teachers will find new ways to challenge students who exceed the goals.

Neudorf stadium at Foster High getting new synthetic turf

The current synthetic field turf at Foster's stadium was placed 11 years ago; because of the amount of use, it was necessary to replace it for safety reasons, said Martin Turney, executive director of finance and operations for the Tukwila School District.

Tukwila Sounder Station on track to open this fall

Partners in the $46 million project include Sound Transit, the cities of Renton and Tukwila, BNSF Railway, Amtrak, Boeing and the state Department of Transportation. Work began in July 2013.

Tukwila to celebrate nation’s 238th birthday Friday at Fort Dent Park

Tukwila's annual July 4 celebration is full of fun, fireworks and food. Fort Dent Park, 14800 Starfire Way, opens at 9 a.m., with holiday events starting at 4 p.m.

Tukwila’s largest grading project ever helps create massive development

A "whopping" 500,000 cubic yards of dirt, as Tukwila's public works director calls it, is moving north to south next to Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila for developer Mario Segale’s massive Tukwila South project.

Overall, Tukwila’s residential property values increase 20 percent over 2013

Residential property values in the Tukwila/Riverton Heights area have grown nearly 20 percent over last year, according to the King County Assessor's Office.

Presenting Foster High School graduated Class of 2014 in photos

Foster High School graduated its 99th class Friday night at Werner Neudorf Stadium.

Tulasa Ghimerey follows her dreams | A graduate’s story

Tulasa Ghimerey's last day in Nepal came on Nov. 8, 2010. She was 14, almost 15. The day before was just another normal day in camp, playing with her friends. But that night, everyone talked about how after tomorrow they would not see each other again. There were tears and stories were told. Tulasa was lost; she had questions but she couldn’t ask anyone for the answers.

Connor Forsyth’s passions are baseball, service | A graduate’s story

Connor Forsyth has good friends, good teammates and a stable life that he appreciates and uses as a launching pad to help others. He’s grown up in the most diverse school district in the nation, something else he appreciates.

Ardo Hersi ready to change the world | A graduate’s story

For Ardo Hersi, the middle one of eight children, Tukwila is home and her older siblings, Hufan, Fosiya and Gass, are all graduates of Foster High School. Ardo will join them Friday, after speaking at Foster’s commencement.

Lights, cameras, graduate | Foster’s Class of 2014

Foster High School's commencement begins at 7 p.m.; graduates line up before.

Three Foster athletes place in top 10 at state tournament

Three Foster High School track and field athletes finished in the top 10 in their events at the state 2A tournament last weekend in Tacoma.

Seamount League recognizes Foster baseball coach Eric Hall, athletes

Foster High's baseball coach, Eric Hall, is the Seamount League's Coach of the Year for spring sports. Hall and several of Foster's athletes were recognized by Seamount League coaches with all-league honors.

Three Foster High track athletes competing in state tournament in Tacoma

Sierra Parsons, Shakila Omar and Alem Belete have dominated their events this season.