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De’Sean Quinn puts families, neighborhoods at top of agenda | TUKWILA MAYOR’S RACE

It's De'Sean Quinn’s desire to help Tukwila’s families and their neighborhoods – and his own family’s tradition of giving back to their communities – that has shaped what he would do as the city’s next mayor.

Allan Ekberg has spent political career fighting for neighborhoods | TUKWILA MAYOR’S RACE

Allan Ekberg ran for Tukwila City Council at age 29. His mantra then was no net loss of single-family neighborhoods, something that still drives him today.

PDC complaint filed after independent PAC mailer calls De’Sean Quinn ‘mayor’

CORRECTION: The political action committee that produced the mailer, South King County Working Families PAC, reported the expenditure to the Public Disclosure Commission through its own reporting requirements. An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that De'Sean Quinn was required to report the expenditure. He has no connection to the mailer. The Tukwila Reporter apologizes for the error.

Two experienced Tukwila City Council members running for mayor | CAMPAIGN 2015

De'Sean Quinn, a water-quality planner and project manager for the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, says his top three issues are improved public safety, protecting the character of neighborhoods and improving education. Allan Ekberg, a senior information technology project manager for BECU, says his top three issues are speeding and safe streets, code enforcement and quality of life. The Tukwila Reporter will have additional coverage throughout the week.

Foster falls to Lindbergh, still headed for football postseason

The Foster Bulldogs are now tied for second place in Seamount League football standings with the Lindbergh Eagles, following a 27-6 loss Friday in Lindbergh's homecoming game.

Tukwila’s ballots arriving in mailboxes for Nov. 3 general election

Tukwila voters are receiving the ballots in the mail for the Nov. 3 general election, that includes selecting a new mayor for the city.

Undefeated in league play, Bulldogs headed into the football postseason

The Foster High football team is already assured a spot in the district 2A playoffs, going undefeated against other Seamount League teams so far this season.

Housing authority buys apartment complexes to preserve affordable housing

The Tukwila-based King County Housing Authority has purchased apartment complexes in Tukwila and SeaTac near the Link light-rail station to help provide affordable housing for families and individuals who meet income requirements.

Foster High Hall of Fame to induct two Tukwila firefighters Wednesday

The Foster Alumni Hall of Fame induction is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the main lobby at Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila.

Accident closes northbound I-5 near Federal Way | UPDATE: LANES REOPENING

The freeway closure will affect any travel to the 5:30 p.m. opener for the Seahawks game from south of Kent and Federal Way and throughout the region.

Urgent appeal issued for blood for victims of bus collision on Aurora Bridge in Seattle

Officials reported early afternoon that the Aurora Bridge, which carries Highway 99, likely will be closed for hours through downtown Seattle. Information on its re-opening will be available through local media or at the state Department of Transportation website. The crash occurred about 11:15 a.m.

Tukwila to use federal grant to hire two police officers as liaisons to immigrant community

The City of Tukwila has received a $250,000 federal grant that will help pay for two new police officers who will serve as liaisons to the city's immigrant and refugee communities.

Tukwila Pool district deserves its own board | EDITORIAL

Tukwila's should vote yes resoundingly in the Nov. 3 general election on a measure to change the pool district’s governance to a independently elected Board of Commissioners. At the same time, they’ll be voting on the first five members of the new governing board.

Katherine Kruller: City poised for bright future | ELECTION 2015

Katherine Kruller has served on a number of City Council and regional committees, including one that has explored the feasibility of Tukwila joining the Kent Regional Fire Authority. This year she’s the council’s president and is president of the Board of Commissioners of the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District

Charles Tyson: Facilities will mark four years | ELECTION 2015

Charles Tyson says the Tukwila City Council needs someone with professional expertise, who will ask questions and make sure all solutions to the city’s problems are considered.

McMicken Heights: A great place to raise a family | Tukwila’s neighborhoods

A public meeting isn’t planned for McMicken Heights because of the general satisfaction of residents. Issues that were raised, such as sidewalks, street repairs and localized flooding or speeding or the neighborhood’s “look,” were reported by only about a quarter of the respondents.

Kruller, Tyson square off for Tukwila City Council Position 6

The race for Tukwila City Council Position 6 features two candidates with diverse backgrounds and differing views for the city but both with a desire to serve the city’s neighborhoods. Read their interviews with the Tukwila Reporter at this Friday.

Tukwila City Council Position 6 race uses social media, internet | ELECTION 2015

The City Council race between incumbent Kate Kruller and Charles Tyson has played out early on social-media sites in Tukwila an on the internet.

Help the Tukwila School District pick a new colorful logo

To start the process, the design company had conversations with staff members, parents, students and community members to get a sense of the personality of the district.

Tukwila video guide offers statements by mayoral, council candidates

The online Video Voters Guide by the City of Tukwila offers two-minute statements from the candidates in the Nov. 3 general election.