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For 10 years Tukwila's drug dealers, prostitutes and car thieves have given Allan Baalaer, a Tukwila Police officer and detective who has been recognized for his service, something to grin about.
Due to flash flood warnings on the south Sound Transit commuter rail corridor, all trains between Lakewood and Seattle will be operating at reduced speed, Sound Transit announced at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.
A 19-year-old Federal Way man was in critical condition Tuesday night at Harborview in Seattle, after he was shot in the head during a fight with several others on Tukwila International Boulevard, according to the Tukwila Police Department.
UPDATE: Council member Verna Seal, who sits on the steering committee, said Friday she wasn't informed of the city administration's recommendation to move the RFA election to August.
A book with the students' stories of arrival, “Our Table of Memories: Food and Poetry of Spirit, Homeland, and Tradition,” will be released during the Tukwila Cultural Heritage Festival, Thursday, Dec. 17.
A bright-eyed Sian Hoih will celebrate her first birthday on Saturday (Dec. 5), a year after the death of her mother Ciin Nuam, a Burmese refugee.
Tukwila's Spirit of Giving Campaign will provide toys and necessities to dozens of families identified to "shop" at a special holiday event on Dec. 12 at the Tukwila Community Center.
The Regional Fire Authority Annexation Steering Committee will present its recommendation Monday (Nov. 23) to the Tukwila City Council Committee of the Whole. City staff will discuss with the City Council on Dec. 7 options for moving forward; a vote to annex to the fire authority would occur in April.
The City of Tukwila and its residents and businesses are going through an intensive process to determine whether to ask voters to consolidate the city's fire department with the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority.
After days of heavy rain, chilly overnight temperatures are forecast for much of Western Washington, creating icy conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
The Foster High School boys basketball team has a new coach, James Johnson, a 1999 graduate of Federal Way High School, who has coached high school and select teams.
Allan Ekberg is getting briefings from city administrative staff as he prepares to take over as Tukwila's new mayor on Jan. 1.
The Tukwila City Council will hold a special work session today (Tuesday, Nov. 10) on what to do with additional tax capacity if voters approve annexing to the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority next year.
UPDATE 7 p.m. results Thursday: The percentage-point spread between Allan Ekberg and De'Sean Quinn remained relatively unchanged after the latest results were released Thursday night. Ekberg continued his lead with 54.62 percent of the votes to Quinn's 45.02 percent.
The Tukwila City Council will hold two public hearings Monday (Nov. 9), one on the city's property tax levy and the other on the development agreement for the Washington Place tower.
The 2A West Central District 3 playoff game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Foster's Werner Neudorf Stadium. The teams are battling for the third place in the district playoffs.
The initial tally in Tuesday's general election showed Proposition 1 passing with 65 percent of the vote. The vote count will continue, with results released weekdays at about 4:30 p.m., until the election is certified on Nov. 24.
A Tukwila man with "hatred" tattooed across his forehead and wanted following a shooting at Tukwila Police officers and detectives in August is now in custody and facing numerous charges.
The City of Tukwila has now added a smoke shop to four motels it has purchased on Tukwila International Boulevard in an effort to reduce crime on that major thoroughfare and elsewhere in the city.
In talking with them and watching them at City Council meetings and candidate forums, I don't sense any hidden agendas or underlying political (yes, I know the council is nonpartisan) philosophies that run counter to what's good for the city.