Dean Radford

Tukwila’s mayoral, council candidates to appear in debate Sept. 17

Tukwila residents will have a chance to hear from the candidates running for mayor and the City Council at a Candidate Debate Thursday, Sept. 17.

City Council to talk about language, intent in land-use plan update Monday

The Tukwila City Council will discuss the language in an update of two key land-use documents related to housing and neighborhoods at its meeting Monday night.

Officers fired upon from Interstate 5 while serving search warrant in Tukwila UPDATE: suspect still at large

Officers with the P.A.T.R.O.L. Auto Theft Regional Task Force were fired upon at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 27) from Interstate 5 while preparing to search a house on 51st Avenue South that is visible from the freeway.

Second graders learn about justice in mock trial in Tukwila courtroom

For 10 years, Tukwila’s Municipal Court judge, Kimberly Walden, has welcomed second graders from Tukwila Elementary School to her courtroom at City Hall as part of her Courts for Kids program.

Supreme Court rules $15 minimum wage applies to workers at Sea-Tac Airport

The Supreme Court heard an appeal of a King County Superior Court judge's ruling in 2013 that the provisions of Proposition 1 didn't apply to airport workers because it could affect airport operations and federal law preempted a provision that protects workers from certain types of retaliation.

Tukwila school leaders urge legislators to heed Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling

The state's highest court on Aug. 13 began fining lawmakers $100,000 a day for their failure to develop a plan to pay for basic education by 2018.

Tukwila picking its team | Editor’s note

I think this year’s mayoral election is particularly important. Mayor Jim Haggerton, along with his administrative staff AND the City Council, have laid the groundwork for a next-generation Tukwila. Haggerton is leaving the city in pretty good shape.

Tukwila’s schools: The nation’s ‘STEAM’ engine for jobs of the future

There's almost an imperative for Tukwila schools to embrace STEAM and its underpinnings of creative problem solving using all one’s talents, curiosity and resources. And to do all that in collaboration with others, just like the workplace.

Tukwila Pool governance, elected district commission on Nov. 3 ballot

Currently, the Tukwila City Council members also serve as district commissioners. On June 25 they unanimously adopted Resolution 2015-8, calling for creation of a governing body consisting of five independently elected district commissioners.

As drought persists, Tukwila residents, businesses asked to cut water use 10 percent

The Cascade Water Alliance and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply.

Man injured in camper fire off Orillia Road in Tukwila Monday night

A man providing security on property at South 196th Street and Orillia Road was injured late Monday night in a fire in a fifth-wheel camper, according to the Tukwila Fire Department

For National Night Out, listen to candidates, play at Crestview Park

Besides putting out the "not-welcome" sign for criminals, Tukwila residents can listen to candidates and have fun at Crestview Park on Tuesday's (Aug. 4) National Night Out.

Body found in duffle bag in SeaTac identified as Utah woman

The King County medical examiner has identified the body of a woman found in a Dumpster earlier this week in SeaTac as 23-year-old Jenna K. Ferguson from Payson, Utah.

City of Tukwila, housing authority, Starfire, two businesses recognized for recycling

The City of Tukwila, King County Housing Authority, Starfire Sports and two Tukwila business have been recognized for their extra efforts to recycle and reduce waste by King County.

Human remains found in duffle bag inside Dumpster at SeaTac apartment complex

The King County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identity the human remains found in a duffle bag at an apartment complex in SeaTac Monday morning.

Tukwila continues review of Northwest Arena, sans an NHL expansion team

Northwest Arena, proposed for land near the intersection of West Valley Highway and Interstate 405, would host about 230 events a year and could attract up to about 19,500 people at an event, according to the proposal.

Tukwila City Council to take public comment on pedestrian-bridge easements

The pedestrian bridge will carry walkers and bike riders over the Green River near the Riverview Plaza. It would connect the Southcenter business district and its transit center with the businesses along West Valley Highway and the Tukwila Sounder Station beyond.

Boeing, Boeing family donate $30 million to Museum of Flight for STEM academy

This new education program will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, and aims to double the number of students who will be served by the museum over the next two years — particularly students from communities underrepresented in STEM careers — and connect them to in-demand jobs, according to a museum news release.

Semi-tractor trailer crashes down ravine off I-5 near Southcenter in Tukwila

A semi-tractor and trailer crashed through the end of a guardrail and into a steep ravine near Southcenter from northbound Interstate 5 early Friday morning after the driver apparently fell asleep, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Tukwila Planning Commission to hold public hearing on medical marijuana moratorium

The City of Tukwila imposed a moratorium on medical marijuana gardens and dispensaries in 2011, because state rules for medical marijuana weren't clear and regulations for the industry were lacking, according to the city. The hearing is at 6:30 p.m. today (July 23) in the Tukwila City Council chambers at City Hall.

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