Dean Radford

Demolition of four motels on TIB getting under way soon

Demolition of four troubled motels on Tukwila International Boulevard will begin soon, nearly three years after they were seized by federal officials in a massive raid. Before they were closed, the four motels were responsible for about a quarter of the police calls in Tukwila.

Foster’s girls head back to the basketball postseason

The girls will play River Ridge High School at 7 p.m. Thursday at River Ridge, 350 River Ridge Dr. S.E., in Lacey in the first round of the 2016 West Central/SeaKing 2A Girls district basketball tournament.

Tukwila’s voters overwhelmingly approving three school measures

School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg will hold a community celebration 6-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., where the community can ask questions, give feedback and hear about the next steps for projects in the school construction bond.

City of Tukwila to unveil responsive new website

Starting Friday (Feb. 5), the city of Tukwila’s website will have a new look and an easier way to navigate.

Important school election in Tukwila entering final days

Community members have been out in force in recent days in support of the important levy and bond election in the Tukwila School District on Feb. 9.

Voters pamphlet for Tukwila’s school election included with mailed ballot

A voters pamphlet for the Feb. 9 school special election is included with the ballot that was mailed to all registered voters last week in the Tukwila School District.

Two wounded in road-rage incident on SR 167 Monday night; witnesses sought

Two occupants in a 1999 Mazda 626 were shot multiple times in an apparent road-rage incident at about 10:30 p.m. Monday on southbound State Route 167 near South 277th Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Levies, bond address needs of every student in Tukwila | FEB. 9 ELECTION

There are no “bells and whistles,” in the proposal, says Supt. Nancy Coogan. In deciding how to spend the money, district officials, including the School Board, and a community-wide committee kept in mind that many Tukwila residents struggle to meet their own day-to-day needs.

New Tukwila athletic director is coach, athlete centered

As athletic director, Harvard Jones will concentrate his effort on athletics at Foster and Showalter and managing the Performing Arts Center, the football stadium and fields.

Despite reports, no guns fired in disturbance at Westfield Mall Saturday

A loud noise heard by witnesses during a disturbance at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday in Westfield Mall's food court and theater area was not gunfire, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Allan Ekberg sworn in as Tukwila mayor; City Council to interview council candidates

Allan Ekberg was sworn in Monday as Tukwila’s new mayor and immediately the City Council finalized the process for appointing a replacement the longtime council member.

Big push begins to get word out about Tukwila School District bond, levies

A campaign gets under way this weekend to encourage Tukwila’s citizens to vote in the February election for a $99 million bond measure and renewal of the school district’s two levies. Volunteers to get the word out are needed.

13 residents apply for open Tukwila City Council position

The 13 individuals who submitted applications are in alphabetical order: Coletha Albert, Jun Castillo, Laura Garris, Charis Hnin, Jonathan Joseph, Brian Kennedy, Scott Kruize, Thomas McLeod, Dennis Martinez, Khali Mohamed, Charles Tyson, Stephen Wheeler and Brennan Wilson

Sheriff’s detectives seek suspect in convenience store robberies

King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to identify a man who robbed a convenience store in the 17900 block of First Avenue South in Burien just after midnight on Dec. 22. The clerk said the same suspect also stole lottery tickets from the store on Dec. 7 around 10:30 p.m.

Grenade found in box alongside road in SeaTac

A hand grenade found Monday morning in a box on the side of a road in SeaTac was detonated at a remote location by King County Sheriff’s Office and FBI bomb technicians, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An Ekberg family Christmas | Tukwila’s ‘first family’

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s a look at the personal side of Tukwila’s new “first family,” newly elected Mayor Allan Ekberg, his wife Trish and their children Karlin and Erik. It’s almost a politics-free zone. And check out the cookie recipe below the story. -Dean A. Radford.)

7-11 store on Interurban Avenue robbed at gunpoint early Friday

A clerk at a 7-11 store on Interurban Avenue South was assaulted early Friday morning during an armed robbery, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

State Patrol seeks witnesses to double fatality on I-5 near Federal Way

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses who saw a double-fatality accident on northbound Interstate 5 near Federal Way early Thursday morning (Dec. 17).

Tukwila to celebrate its diverse cultures at heritage event

Tukwila Parks and Recreation together with Project Feast is presenting an evening of stories, music, and food to celebrate the diverse heritage of Tukwila residents today (Thursday, Dec. 17) at the Tukwila Community Center.

Under new coach Bulldogs learn the ‘science of basketball’

Under new head coach James Johnson, the Foster High boys basketball team will learn how to play the game – and understand the science of basketball.