Why public libraries matter more than ever in the Information Age

Occasionally, someone unfamiliar with King County Library System will say to me “Why do we need libraries when we have the internet?” I actually love… Continue reading


Tukwila Pool welcomes new water aerobics classes

By Laci Jamison The Tukwila Pool is excited to announce that we are now offering a new water aerobics class every Tuesday and Thursday from… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019


With city budgets, come tough choices

In a previous column, I briefly touched on how our new public works structures will be financed. Now I will discuss the funding of the… Continue reading


Our votes of city officials matter

We live in a world of optics (the very best spin on all subjects — sales pitches) light on facts, important details and cost and… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

My New Year’s resolution

Flip Herndon Interim Superintendent I am excited to start my first full year as the superintendent of Tukwila School District. We had such an eventful… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2019

Construction can now move forward without delay

There was a time when the Public Safety Plan and new justice center, to be located north of Taco Time, dominated much of the local… Continue reading

Here’s to the new year at KCLS

On Jan. 16, I will celebrate my one year anniversary as KCLS’ Executive Director, a wide‐ ranging job in more ways than one. Coming from… Continue reading

Southcenter more than 50 years ago

The three men pictured in the photograph in July 1968 had worked for more than a decade on the project which developed a cow pasture… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

In search of transparency in government

Reporter should be city’s official newspaper Transparency in government is the spotlight that gives voters insight into internal government activities that must not be hidden… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2019

Looking ahead to the new year, planning for the future of schools

By Flip Herndon Interim Superintendent As the daylight gets shorter and the temperatures drop, Tukwila Schools are continuing to work diligently in supporting all of… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Five stars, best books and King County Libraries’ commitment to intellectual freedom

Library Journal recently announced its 2018 Star Libraries as rated by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services. The King County Library System (KCLS)… Continue reading

Newly donated photo of the T.K. Ray Homestead

The Tukwila Historical Society has recently accepted a donation from the Ray family descendants into its collection, a reclaimed 1906 photo of the Duwamish home… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Election season will soon be upon us again

Never too soon to look ahead to the 2019 council, mayoral races The mid-term election is behind us and the outcome determined while Tukwila’s City… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018
Lester “Flip” Herndon

Let’s keep moving Tukwila SD in a positive direction

Hello Tukwila Students and Families, I am excited to start my work with the Tukwila School District staff and community to help ensure excellent educational… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018
Lester “Flip” Herndon

Foster grad honored for service in World War I

Edward Charles “Eddie” Cunningham, one of three members of the 1916 Foster High graduating class, shipped off to France in December 1917, as a musician… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2018

Tukwila Pool highlights Foster swim team

By Michelle Simpson, director of operations and John Forsyth, Foster head swim coach Many of these girls are on staff here at the pool and… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

KCLS aids citizen engagement during elections, year-round

The first Tuesday in November is Election Day — a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of… Continue reading

We can help food banks help others

Let me tug at your heartstrings just a little. Have you ever experienced food insecurity? Ever been hungry? Ever been in doubt about how you… Continue reading

Better budgeting methodology available/needed

Our city’s elected is currently developing the biennial budget for calendar years 2019-20. They are using something called “Priority Budgeting”, which they have neglected to… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

‘Seattle Then and Now’ presentation

The Tukwila Historical Society is pleased to announce the scheduling of a special event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018