Dean Radford

Father, son critically injured, Burien teen arrested in high-speed collision

The force of the collision knocked the cab off the Ford Ranger’s frame and demolished the BMW, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Detectives believe the driver may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was a factor, according to a King County Sheriff's Office news release.

SnackPack Program needs donations for food ‘security blanket’

The Tukwila Weekend SnackPack Program needs some help for the rest of the school year to keep its storehouse full at the Southcenter Community Baptist Church on Macadam Road. The last distribution before summer is Friday, June 17, so the donations are needed no later than Monday, June 13.

Tukwila fighting homelessness with a broad-based team effort

For sure, Tukwila has some of the highest rates of housing instability in King County. They reflect those who spend nights on a couch or on the streets or in small encampments or those whose housing is at risk because they can’t afford their utilities or their rent – or their mortgage.

‘My story is not finished’: once-homeless Tavaesina Maiava, who will graduate in June

Tavaesina Maiava, 18, who will graduate from Foster High School in June, is proof that homelessness can be overcome with hard work and a caring family.

Tukwila Pantry needs volunteers to help feed the hungry

Kathy Finau, the new Tukwila Pantry director, says she needs about 10 regular volunteers to do a variety of tasks at Tukwila Pantry, which distributes food from the lower level of the Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila.

12 Foster track, field athletes to compete in district tournament

The top 5 athletes from each event at the district tournaments will advance to the state tournament May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Service is June 17 for retired Tukwila officer Gerry Myklebust who died in Norway

Gerry Eugene Myklebust Jr., of Tukwila, who served for 35 years in the Tukwila Police Department, collapsed and died May 2 while visiting his family farm off the coast of Norway.

No lead found in Tukwila’s water supply from Seattle

No lead has been found in Tukwila’s drinking water, which is supplied by the Seattle Public Utilities through its membership in the Cascade Water Alliance, according to a city news release.

First Zika infection reported in King County; no risk to public’s health

The illness was identified in a man in his 40s who had recently been in Colombia, a country that has Zika virus spreading actively and is on the list of Centers for Disease Control Public Healththe release.

Drugs, guns, cash recovered in multiple raids across region early Friday

A pound of heroin, four pounds of crystal methamphetamine, several firearms and about $150,000 in cash were seized early Friday morning when SWAT teams served eight search warrants from Tacoma to Seattle, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

What’s chipping away at your health? | Editor’s note

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is developing an innovative initiative called Healthy Tukwila. It’s bringing attention to the ill effects that sugar and sugary drinks have on our health. You’ll see some changes in what’s available at the vending machines at the Tukwila Community Center and at other city facilities.

Body recovered from Green River Wednesday near Southcenter

A body was recovered from the Green River near Southcenter Wednesday by City of Tukwila emergency crews, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila city employee run over when his city truck stolen Wednesday; he’s OK

A city of Tukwila street worker was injured Wednesday afternoon when he was run over trying to stop a male suspect from stealing his city vehicle in the 15200 block of Macadam Road, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila’s schools offer three healthy meals, including breakfast for all

Tukwila’s schools take to heart the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, offering that morning fuel for free to all of Tukwila’s roughly 2,800 students.

Schools, city, businesses take steps to ensure Tukwila healthy place to live

With the help of a federal Centers for Disease Control grant, the city of Tukwila is targeting sugar and sugary drinks, which have been linked to many of the diseases that afflict Tukwila residents, through its innovative Healthy Tukwila initiative.

Foster’s baseball team aims for a stronger season record

With the return of some key players, the Foster Bulldogs want to improve on last season's league record.

Tukwila families recovering from March house, apartment fires

Five Tukwila families displaced by fires in March are getting their lives back to some normalcy, with the help of the Tukwila community and their families.

Van fire sends up big plume of black smoke over Tukwila

All that black smoke rising over Tukwila Wednesday morning was from a van on fire just off Tukwila International Boulevard.

Sound Transit’s ST3 draft list includes light-rail station in north Tukwila

A new Link light-rail station at the Boeing Access Road near Boeing Field, which a Tukwila coalition lobbied for in recent months, is part of the draft list of projects in Sound Transit’s ST3 ballot measure.

City Council to look at facility needs after setting aside RFA annexation

One of the issues under discussion is a public-safety ballot measure for November that would include financing for a new justice center to house police and Municipal Court and for fire facilities, apparatus and equipment.

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