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Raina Labrum plays with her dog, Riven, right, as well as Daisy, center, and Poby, left, at Piper’s Playground indoor dog park in Federal Way. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Piper’s Playground offers indoor play space for dogs

The first Federal Way indoor dog park opened Jan. 18.


Tukwila police chief’s background as immigrant gives him unique perspective

Bruce Linton is the department’s 24th leader.


Tukwila School Board repeals open collective bargaining resolution

Board members say they will find others ways to increase transparency.


Tukwila School Board reconsiders conducting collective bargaining in open meetings

Board expected to vote on resolution at Feb. 13 meeting.

37-year-old man charged in stabbing death of his cousin

Investigators allege Rosalio Ramos-Ramos attempted to dismember the victim and put his body in a suitcase.

Saguil takes on new role as school resource officer at Foster High School

Tukwila Police Officer Charles Saguil hopes to bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth in his new role as the school resource officer at… Continue reading

City works to remove barriers to internet access

Recently launched pilot program provides free Wi-Fi around South 144th Street.

First students enroll in Impact Puget Sound Elementary

Tukwila’s first charter school will begin serving kindergarteners and first-graders in August.

Joe Duffie has been dedicated to serving Tukwila residents

Longtime councilman ends 36-year career on Dec. 31

International perspective helped Fertakis serve on Tukwila School Board

After serving two and half years in the Peace Corps, longtime Tukwila School Board member Mary Fertakis expected she would spend her life working and… Continue reading

Impact Public Schools to open charter school in Tukwila next year

Impact Puget Sound Elementary will open next fall in SGI-USA Seattle Buddhist Center building.

Tukwila selects sites for public safety facilities

The City Council has agreed to move forward with condemnation of properties.

Health care enrollment center opens to serve South King County residents

A health care enrollment center opened on Nov. 1 in Federal Way to serve residents in South King County. The center, at 1640 South 318th… Continue reading

Foster High School students learn about emergency preparedness

Students from Foster High School’s Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) club recently got a hands-on lesson on the dangers of flooding and emergency preparedness.… Continue reading

On Cloud Nine: Plumbers plan to open ice cream shop in Westfield Southcenter

When Din Tai Fung opened in Tukwila’s Westfield Southcenter mall this past spring, Andrew Hagee was inspired to open an ice cream shop next door.… Continue reading

iFLY instructor competes at indoor skydiving world championships

Josh Ruiz-Velasco is a self-described adrenaline junkie, so it comes as little surprise that he would find his passion in indoor skydiving. The 26-year-old man,… Continue reading

Tukwila School District may not build birth-to-kindergarten center approved by voters

It appears the Tukwila School District will not build a dedicated birth-to-kindergarten center as originally called for in a bond measure passed by voters in… Continue reading

Riverton Park United Methodist Church pastor joins Tukwila School Board

The Rev. Jan Bolerjack knows she has big shoes to fill in her new role on the Tukwila School Board. The board appointed Bolerjack on… Continue reading

Interim Tukwila schools superintendent outlines plans for district

The Tukwila School Board recently appointed Judith Berry to lead the district, following the resignation of Superintendent Nancy Coogan. Coogan, who worked for the district… Continue reading

Tukwila police officers participate in World Games

Nine officers from the Tukwila Police Department participated in the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, Calif., last month. The games, which… Continue reading