Pokemon Black Version & White Version Tour coming to Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila

Pokémon Trainers, get ready... The Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems are touring America. On Feb. 5 and 6 during regular mall hours, the Pokémon Black Version & White Version Tour takes place at Westfield Southcenter. Fans of the hot Japanese game can play the demo version of the game and learn about its new features.

  • Jan 31, 2011

Organizers to unveil design Feb. 4 for community garden in Tukwila

The design for a new community garden in Tukwila will be unveiled at an open house Friday, Feb. 4. The open house is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the social hall of the St. Thomas Parish, 4415 S. 140th St. Tukwila.

  • Jan 28, 2011

Body found off International Boulevard; identity, cause of death unknown

A body of a man was found by a landscaper in the bushes next to a SeaTac office building Thursday afternoon, just outside Tukwila. The cause and manner of death are unknown.

  • Jan 28, 2011

Mother, daughter sustain minor injuries in Tukwila car-pedestrian accident

A mother and her 2-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries in Tukwila after they were hit by a car at about 5:15 p.m. Jan. 27 at the intersection of Andover Park West and Strander Boulevard.

  • Jan 28, 2011

Metro bus riders in Tukwila will see changes to Seattle routes

Starting Saturday, Feb. 5,King County Metro Transit is updating its bus service, and riders from the Tukwila area should take special note. Riders traveling from Tukwila should be aware that in downtown Seattle there are bus routes shifting from First Avenue to Third Avenue; from Third Avenue to Second/Fourth avenues; and new bus-stop locations on Third Avenue for several routes – some of which affect local routes traveling into downtown.

  • Jan 28, 2011

Volunteers needed to pick up trash along International Boulevard Saturday

Trash is on the way out on International Boulevard in Tukwila.This Saturday (Jan. 29), from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., volunteers are needed for the continuing efforts… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2011

Museum of Flight acknowledges 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster

Jan. 28 is the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. During the Museum's annual Astronaut Remembrance Weekend, Jan. 29-30, the fallen astronauts of Apollo 1, and space shuttles STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia will be honored with special exhibits and activities, including a documentary film about Challenger astronaut Christa McAuliffe, "I Touch the Future, I Teach." The film will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Jan 26, 2011

Speak your piece about Sound Transit station improvements: attend an upcoming open house

Do you want to make your voice heard about future improvements to Sounder stations in South King County? Sound Transit has scheduled a series of open houses this month to hear from citizens about what they want in their stations.

  • Jan 24, 2011

Local Flavor: Chemistry in the kitchen; couple shares soup recipe

It was just an e-mail, sent out to the Tukwila Police Department, wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

City seeks volunteers to help with policies for Tukwila’s Manufacturing/Industrial Center

Do you want to be involved in decision-making that could affect Tukwila's industrial developments for years to come? The City of Tukwila now is in the process of reviewing policies for its main industrial area, known as the Manufacturing/Industrial Center, a land parcel located along the Duwamish River and East Marginal Way South.

  • Jan 19, 2011

South King County garden clubs plan February luncheon

The Chinook District of Garden Clubs, consisting of 12 South King County garden clubs, will meet for its general meeting/luncheon 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975-24th Ave S., in Des Moines.

  • Jan 18, 2011

Howard Hanson Dam in good shape; but some flooding upstream from Auburn anticipated

The Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District has sent out flood fight teams to the Yakima, White/Puyallup, Green, Snohomish, Skagit and Chehalis River basins, and the Corps' Emergency Operations Center and Reservoir Control Center are in 24-hour operation as warm heavy rainfall continues in western Washington.

  • Jan 17, 2011

Tukwila Neighborhood Resource Center on International Boulevard to shut its doors

When Mike Fowler started to volunteer for Tukwila’s Neighborhood Resource Center about 12 years ago, he was surprised at what he could see. Located on Tukwila International Boulevard, the center is home to a bank of readouts from surveillance cameras, running along 20 blocks of the busy road.

King County Flood Warning Center closes Saturday morning; expected to reopen later this weekend

The King County Flood Warning Center closed Saturday morning, because river flows at that time were stable and significant rainfall is not expected for the next several hours. However, given weather forecasts for more heavy rain later this weekend, it is likely that the Flood Warning Center will open late Saturday evening, or early Sunday morning.

  • Jan 15, 2011

Some flooding on Green River expected this weekend, but away from Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Renton

A series of rain storms with warm temperatures will be impacting Western Washington through the upcoming weekend and into early next week.

  • Jan 14, 2011

Tukwila School District could see more than $1 million in cuts to budget

Shawn Lewis was the self-proclaimed bearer of bad news Wednesday night. The chief financial officer of K-12 financial services and governmental relations addressed a special meeting of the Tukwila, Highline and Renton School Districts on the governor's proposed budget cuts for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. It spells out bad news for the Tukwila School District as cuts will amount to more than $1 million reductions to the district's budget.

Brace yourself for overnight snow, King County Metro Transit advises

There is snow in the forecast for later in the day Jan. 11 – and it’s likely to begin falling during the afternoon commute. King County Metro Transit is warning that situation could create very different morning and afternoon travel conditions for bus riders.

  • Jan 11, 2011

Tukwila firefighter responds to Haiti quake, other disasters

Matt Hickey keeps a packed duffle bag at home and a packed day bag at work just in case he gets a call to travel to the latest disaster around the world. Hickey, in his 21st year as a Tukwila firefighter, received such a call a year ago from the federal government to respond to the January earthquake in Haiti as a member of the Seattle-based International Medical Surgical Response Team.

Tukwila Historical Society seeks sponsors for major fundraising gala

The Tukwila Historical Society is busy meeting with prospective sponsors and collecting items for a silent and live auction its June fundraising gala. The money raised at the gala will go toward the society's new Tukwila Museum and Cultural Center, which the society is now developing in the former Tukwila City Hall on 59th Avenue South. The society has extended a January deadline to sign up sponsors to March 31. Deadline to donate auction items for the June gala is May 15.

Legislature opens contentious new session: Who your lawmakers are

The 2011 session of the Washington State Legislature began Jan. 10 in Olympia, and will probably go down as being one of the most contentious on record, as lawmakers wrestle with an anticipated $5 billion budget gap. The session will run for 105 days. The following lawmakers are representing Tukwila and area interests in the session.

  • Jan 10, 2011