Cold to Cozy program thriving at Tukwila’s Thorndyke Elementary School

Already more than two dozen items of winter clothing have been donated to Thorndyke Elementary School – and are keeping students there warm. Thorndyke’s cold-weather clothing drive, called Cold to Cozy, will continue into next year. The school needs coats, gloves or mittens, hats, scarves and rain or winter boots.

Water releases from Hanson dam could result in some minor flooding above Auburn

Planned water releases from a flood-control dam in the upper Green River watershed will lead to increased flows downstream – including some minor flooding in the middle reach of the Green above Auburn Sunday evening. As of Sunday afternoon, the Tolt River had reached a Phase IV flood alert level, with major flooding possible in the Carnation area.

  • Dec 13, 2010

Tukwila American Legion Post helping make holidays cheerier for veterans

Calvin Johnson teased Paul Neuss as the American Legion Tukwila Post volunteers helped package Christmas gifts recently in Renton for patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle. "You're just a kid," Johnson, 85, said to Neuss, who had just told a reporter his age was 66. Johnson and Neuss were among several volunteers who prepared to box up gifts to be sent across the nation to family members of VA Medical Center patients. They were at the Renton to post to help the American Legion Auxiliary, the women's branch of the legion, that runs the annual Christmas Gift Shop for the hospital.

Tukwila’s first museum to open sometime early next year

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 earliest… Continue reading

PBS ‘History Detectives’ to visit Museum of Flight’s B-29 bomber

A crew from the popular PBS summer TV series, "History Detectives," will visit a Museum of Flight aircraft-restoration facility Dec. 13 to shoot part of their investigation about propaganda leaflets dropped on Japan by U.S. bombers during World War II.

  • Dec 8, 2010

Coffee With Sean Albert: Tukwila artist lends hand to parks, open space

Sean Albert strongly believes parks play a vital role in the livability of Tukwila. That's why the Tukwila resident doesn't hesitate to jump in to volunteer as a city parks commissioner and park steward.

Be a hero and help your community: Food bank director’s message

In today's reality, many are looking for a hero. Someone who will lift us out of our misery, take away the sting of today's headlines and get them through tomorrow; an individual with courage, willing to do the right thing, while so many others just talk.

  • Dec 6, 2010

Be on the lookout for sandbag vandals on Green River

Contact King County if you seen or hear about vandalism to the giant sandbags along the Green River levees. People can report any damages to the sandbags to John Koon, a senior engineer at King County. Crews placed the sandbags along the river last year to help protect against flooding because the Howard Hanson Dam cannot hold back as much water after damages to the embankment next to the dam in 2009.

  • Dec 4, 2010

Seahawks signing autographs at Westfield Southcenter Mall, in exchange for new toys

The Seattle Seahawks are muscling their way to make life a little easier for the youngsters at Seattle Children's Hospital. The 2010 Seattle Seahawks Players Toy Drive - featuring players Marcus Trufant, Justin, Forsett, Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Curry - will run 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Westfield Southcenter Mall.

  • Dec 3, 2010

EPA, state seeking public’s opinions on cleanup of Duwamish Waterway

The U.S. EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology is asking for the public's opinion about options to clean up the Duwamish Waterway.There are two… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2010

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce seeks new president

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new president/chief executive officer. The president/CEO is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the activities of the chamber as directed by the chamber's board of directors.

  • Dec 2, 2010

Acclaimed educator will sign his latest book Dec. 5 at Borders Bookstore in Tukwila

T. Lloyd Winetsky, author, teacher and founder of bilingual educational programs will sign his new book "Maria Juana's Gift" at Borders Bookstore in Tukwila on Dec. 5.

  • Dec 1, 2010

Santa Claus is flying to town Dec. 11 at the Museum of Flight

Santa Claus arrives via helicopter 10 a.m. on Dec. 11 to kick off the Museum of Flight's annual holiday celebration honoring the Wright brothers' first powered flight on Dec. 17, 1903.

  • Nov 30, 2010

Internationally acclaimed artist and Foster High School Hall of Famer Cummings dies at 93

Noted 20th century and Northwest artist William Cummings, a 1934 graduate of Foster High School, died Nov. 22 of congestive heart failure. The FHS alumnus had been inducted just two months ago to the Foster High School Alumni Hall of Fame, for his pioneering work in an internationally recognized regional painting community.

  • Nov 29, 2010

Thousands of shoppers head to Tukwila for Black Friday shopping: See the slide show

For Marylyn Bjorn, it was the excitement of fast-paced shopping. "I had to have the experience," the Auburn woman said, as she and her mother-in-law Arlie Bjorn pushed their cartful of gifts out of Toys 'R Us just before midnight Thursday in Tukwila.

Tukwila Community Center open Wednesday; schools closed

Tukwila School District schools are closed again Wednesday because of icy roads. The city-operated Tukwila Community Center is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The center was closed Tuesday because of the snowy weather.

  • Nov 24, 2010

Tukwila schools cancelled Tuesday; community center closed

Snowy and icy roads caused the Tukwila School District to cancel school Tuesday and city officials to close the Tukwila Community Center.

  • Nov 23, 2010

Tukwila schools close early

Due to changing weather and road conditions, all schools in the Tukwila School District will close early Monday.

  • Nov 22, 2010

University of Phoenix Western Washington campus hosting holiday toy drive in Tukwila

University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus is hosting a holiday toy drive to support the Seattle Children’s Hospital Toy Wish List. Donations are being accepted at all three University of Western Washington Learning Center locations in Tukwila, Bellevue and Tacoma.

  • Nov 22, 2010

Under new regulations, Tukwila landlords must apply for annual rental business license

Beginning Jan. 1, the City of Tukwila's new regulations affecting all residential rental housing units in Tukwila will go into effect. All owners of rental housing are required to apply for an annual residential rental business license.

  • Nov 20, 2010