Foster High School students relish time they spent with acclaimed artist and Foster alum William Cumming

It takes quite a lot to capture the attention of teenagers these days. With so many distractions competing for their attention, it is a wonder that anything will leave an impression for more than a fleeting moment, unless of course you are a teenager trapped in an old person's body. That's how three Foster High School sophomores described the late William Cumming, noted 20th century and Northwest artist.

Sound Transit not worried about pantless riders organizing for Sunday’s Link Rail trips

There's an unusual public stunt taking place Sunday, Jan. 9, on Sound Transit's Link Rail, but nobody seems to have their panties in a bunch about it.

Tukwila assistant chief Villa finalist for Kent Police chief

Four men from police departments in California, Cheney, Kent and Tukwila have been picked as finalists to replace Steve Strachan as the new Kent Police chief.

  • Jan 6, 2011

Rep. Hudgins of Tukwila to chair key budget committee in House

State Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, is the new chairman of the committee in the state House of Representatives that oversees the budgets of many state… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2011

Blue Angel jet stopping in Tukwila Jan. 5

The Blue Angels are a traditional summer spectacle here on the Puget Sound, roaring through the annual Seafair celebration. But on Jan. 5, one of the highly visible jet fighters will make an early-bird stop in Tukwila.

  • Jan 4, 2011

Delicious Morconitos take away winter chill: Tukwila’s Seafood City offers Filipino recipe

Seafood City Marketplace, located at the Westfield Shopping Center in Tukwila, offers authentic Filipino recipes, along with its full venue of grocery and cooking items. Below is a winter-themed recipe for Morconitos, taken from the center's Web site.

  • Jan 3, 2011

Tukwila Council meets tonight: Public hearing on industrial district scheduled

The Tukwila City Council meets at 7 tonight, for its first meeting of the new year. Hot topics on tonight's agenda include conducting a public hearing on an ordinance that would renew a six-month month moratorium on permits for land-use, building and development and business licenses for certain non-industrial uses within the city's manufacturing industrial-center zone. Council action on the proposed ordinance would take place after the public hearing.

  • Jan 3, 2011

Burn ban in effect for Puget Sound region

There has been a Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect for King County as well as Kitsap County Jan. 1. Meanwhile, Pierce and Snohomish counties were under a Stage 2 Burn Ban as of Jan. 1. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency implemented the burn bans in response to worsening air quality in the region.

  • Jan 3, 2011

Museum of Flight offers Blackbird tours

A tip-to-tail tour of the M/D-21 Blackbird and the Winter Break Blast-off continue through Jan. 2 at the Museum of Flight as part of the general admission tours.

  • Dec 30, 2010

Drummers, guitarists display skills in Tukwila

Several instructors from the Seattle Drum School of Music were at the Guitar Center in Tukwila Dec. 29 to help promote the school and the store.

  • Dec 29, 2010

Allied Waste Services puts out its ‘Naughty and Nice’ holiday recycling list

Allied Waste recently published a list of “Naughty and Nice” recycling tips to help its customers through some complex recycling choices. The company says that, even for diligent and dedicated recyclers, “holiday decorations and gift wrap may present a challenge.” So, just what is acceptable for the recycle bin?

  • Dec 27, 2010

Gang confrontation outside Southcenter ends in shots fired; police seeking information

A gang confrontation outside Southcenter Mall Sunday night resulted in gunfire and a multi-agency police response. There were no injuries, but multiple youths were detained, including one 15-year-old armed with a pistol.

  • Dec 27, 2010

Tukwila man arrested after inducing girl, 14, to smoke crack, forcing her to sell sex

A Tukwila man has been arrested for drugging, and then pimping, a 14-year-old girl. Roger Lee Owens, Jr., 38, is accused of taking in the girl, who was a runaway, inducing her to smoke crack, and then offering her as a prostitute out of a Tukwila motel room.

  • Dec 23, 2010

Licensing changes reflect Tukwila’s need to balance funding, costs

At the beginning of December business-license renewals were mailed out to businesses operating within the city. Owners saw higher charges due to a new business license fee schedule and the addition of a new Revenue-Generating Regulatory License (RGRL) approved by Tukwila’s City Council.

  • Dec 22, 2010

Tukwila Historical Society now has a museum to call its own

Tukwila has a place where it can gather its history, now spread out in photo albums, attics and memories. That history goes back to the days of the first permanent settlements by whites in the Duwamish River Valley in the mid-1800s. Early next year, the Tukwila Historical Society plans to open the Tukwila Museum and Cultural Center in one of the city’s most historic buildings, the former Tukwila School and City Hall on 59th Avenue South.

Tukwila Pantry food bank seeks financial help

For years the Tukwila Pantry has been helping those in need with basic food supplies. Now the local food bank could greatly use some help itself.

Big bird – possibly a peacock – surprises Tukwila apartment residents

A big bird, possibly a peacock or peahen, showed up Dec. 15 at the San Juan apartments in Tukwila and had residents wondering exactly what it was and where the bird had come from.

Home for Christmas: Burmese refugee family celebrates first Christmas together in Tukwila

In a small apartment on Tukwila International Boulevard, a decorated Christmas tree glows in the living room. On a wall next to the tree, outlined in tiny lights, is a tapestry of Jesus, kneeling in prayer. For the family of seven who lives in this apartment, the tapestry says a lot more about Christmas than does the tree. Led by brother and sister Nga Reh and Tee Meh, and including their mother, Buh Meh, and Tee Meh’s four young daughters, this family of Burmese refugees will spend their first Christmas together again as a family.

Cold case arrest comes in Sea Tac homicide, for 27 years unsolved

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Cold Case Squad arrested a 46 year-old man as the suspect in a Sea Tac homicide that occurred 27 years ago. John Wayne Folds was arrested without incident about 10 a.m. Dec. 14 in Florida, with the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He was booked into jail on a Washington arrest warrant for second-degree murder, pending extradition.

  • Dec 14, 2010

Saunders pleads guilty to Southcenter Mall fatal shooting

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy two years ago inside the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.