Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.


Parking issues should be addressed now rather than later

So let’s have a little update on Tukwila Village. Construction on the building that will be located just north of the library is well under… Continue reading


Two commissioner positions available this year

For The Reporter The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District (TPMPD) is a Special Purpose District. It is funded by Tukwila residents and businesses through property… Continue reading


Especially in an election year, our elected should do better

At first glance, the reinstitution of the Hazelnut, Issue 1 — looks, feels and resembles a campaign brochure, ’nuff said. At second glance, it is… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

Representation matters

By Flip Herndon Tukwila Superintendent During the month of February we may still be recovering from the holidays, finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for our… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019

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