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Shakila Omar heats up track with fourth-place finish at state meet

Three Bulldogs, Eric Teng, Zane Jacobson and Emily Chanthaphone, placed in the top 15 in their events at the 2A state Track and Field Championship meet in Tacoma last weekend.

Teen in stolen car rams police car, flees, then is shot in head in SeaTac

Deputies pursued the suspect into a dead-end road in an apartment complex, ordering the suspect to surrender. Instead, the suspect put the car into reverse, ramming one of the patrol cars. A deputy fired, hitting him in the head.

City of Tukwila to do EIS for multi-purpose arena on West Valley Highway

The Tukwila City Council and the community will receive briefings and have a chance to comment on a key step – an environmental review – in the development of a multi-purpose arena in Tukwila.

Four Foster athletes competing at state track, field tournament

Foster High School's track and field program is sending four athletes to the state tournament in Tacoma this week, including junior Eric Teng in javelin and discus.

School Supt. Nancy Coogan to take Family Medical Leave

During Dr. Coogan's absence, assistant superintendents Wanda Billingsly and Martin Turney will oversee continued operations of the district.

Cynthia Chesak’s final bow directing Foster’s 100th commencement, ‘The Long View’

In 34 years at Foster High School, Cynthia Chesak has won prestigious awards and brought the theater experience to students of all ages.

Spokes for Folks to benefit work of SHAG Community Life Foundation

The third annual Spokes for Folks event in Tukwila May 30 raises money for the SHAG Community Life Foundation’s programs and celebrates its goal of health and wellness for all its senior residents.

Foster drama students to present ‘The Long View’ about teen violence

Performances are Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Foster Performing Arts Center. Tickets at the door are $4 with ASB and $5 without and for adults. The playwright is Alan Haehnel.

Tukwila’s fifth-graders: Don’t use drugs | DARE graduation

Fifth-graders in Tukwila’s three elementary schools were recognized recently for their posters and essays at the annual DARE graduation at Foster High School.

Charging documents describe drug deals at Foster that led to three arrests

Arraignment is Tuesday (May 19) for two adults, including a student at Foster High School, charged with the sale of drugs illegally to a Tukwila Police detective as part of an undercover operation at the school.

Tukwila mayor, council race set; Wahlstrom won’t seek new term

The field is set for the November general election in Tukwila, with, as expected, two candidates for mayor, and one of three City Council races contested.

Foster’s Desire Katameya named Seamount’s boys soccer Athlete of the Year

This week the Foster High School sophomore was picked the Seamount League Player of the Year for boys soccer by the league's coaches. He's the league's leading scorer this season – 23 goals and 10 assists – and one of the top high school scorers in the Seattle area.

Circuit City building coming down to make way for 19-story Washington Place

The project by developers Omar and Christine Lee is a key part of the City of Tukwila's strategic plans to encourage residential development and mixed uses in its main business district in Southcenter.

Undercover operation reveals no pervasive drug use at Foster High School

The Tukwila Police Department decided to embed an officer following two incidents last winter outside the Foster campus to understand the scope of any drug-related activity at the school and to ensure students and staff are safe.

Filing is next week for mayor, City Council races in Tukwila

Two City Council members, Allan Ekberg and De'Sean Quinn, have announced the will run for mayor. Their current council terms expire in 2017. The three incumbent City Council members have publicly announced their plans to seek another term

Funeral is Tuesday for Tukwila Fire Capt. Mike McCoy

About two dozen fire vehicles will form a procession Tuesday morning to the funeral for Tukwila Fire Capt. Mike McCoy, who died April 22.

Tukwila’s Bhutanese community raising money for victims of Nepal quake

The Bhutanese community in Tukwila is collecting money to help and support the people displaced by the massive earthquake in Nepal.

Sound Transit accelerates planning for ST3; Tukwila, others lobby for key project

Sound Transit will accelerate the planning for the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure by developing a draft list of priority projects the public can comment on in June.

Guardian 1 video shows dramatic pursuit of stolen car from north Tukwila to Seattle

Two men in their 20s were arrested on Rainier Avenue in Seattle Thursday night after a pursuit that began on the Boeing Access Road in Tukwila.

Highline bus driver placed on leave for allegedly slapping 6-year-old

A bus driver for the Highline School District has been placed on administrative leave for allegedly slapping a 6-year-old, special-needs student in the face, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.