The justices are waiting | Editorial cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr.

The Washington state Legislature faces a deadline of April 30 to present a plan to the state Supreme Court on how it plans to fully fund basic education.

  • Apr 29, 2014

This is Tukwila’s chance to get TIB right | Chuck Parrish

As time goes by, Tukwila will be looking to buy other properties on Tukwila International Boulevard within the urban renewal area. This will have to be balanced with some major upcoming transportation projects that may require some significant dollars.

Tukwila’s volunteers deserve our thanks | Editor’s Note

Volunteers are the selfless among us who see a need to fill or answer a call to serve, without expecting anything in return.

I’ll come to you to talk about Tukwila’s schools | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

The next community-wide strategic plan meeting for the Tukwila School District is at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 17, at Tukwila Elementary School, 5939 S 149th St, Tukwila. Superintendent Nancy Coogan is also ready to reach out to anyone who calls.

A day of renewal for Tukwila International Boulevard | Editor’s note

The City of Tukwila and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is sending the right message that we won’t tolerate illegal activity in motels where the owners profit handsomely from it.

Tukwila needs to tend community partners | Chuck Parrish

Late last year, Tukwila made a smart move by contracting with Global to Local (G2L) to serve as a consultant to the city’s Community Connector program. The program focuses on housing, neighborhoods, food access and transportation.

Where everyone crosses the finish line | Supt. Nancy Coogan

We are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in innovative educational practices we know work, all to benefit Tukwila children!

Where the snow belongs | Frank Shiers Jr.

The Cascades are getting slammed with snow, but that improves the outlook for the region's water supply.

  • Feb 24, 2014

Global to Local making a difference daily | Chuck Parrish

If there is a sustainable way to improve health-care outcomes at low cost for our under-served neighbors, Global to Local is likely to be there. Gender-based swims at Tukwila Pool, exercise classes, cooking and shopping classes, health screenings and referrals, all of these constitute a holistic approach.

Our 12th man is you, our owners | Supt. Nancy Coogan

We are proud, and you should be, too! And unlike the Seahawks, you are actually part owners of this franchise. So please consider yourself our official 12th Man — you are on our team, and we welcome you in all aspects of our operations.

Road Map grants lead schools to the top | Editor’s Note

One Road Map grant, for $121,380, will strengthen the programs designed for pre-kindergarten through third grade. Such a program is critically important in Tukwila because it’s estimated that only about 30 percent of kindergartners last year were ready to start learning from Day 1.

Look within to meet community needs | Chuck Parrish

It is likely that some City Council members will run for mayor in 2015. If the past is prologue, it is also likely that those campaigns will reveal little about the specific vision of candidates.

In times of crisis it’s still about kids | Tukwila School Supt. Nancy Coogan

Though South Africa is just about as far away from Tukwila as you can get on the globe, Nelson Mandela’s wisdom and vision – of inclusion, of humanity, of hope, of opportunity – could be tailor-made for our own racially and economically diverse community.

Tukwila Pool: One of Tukwila’s gems | Editor’s note

There are probably few cities the size of Tukwila that have a swimming pool.

Collaboration fuels Tukwila community | Mayor Jim Haggerton

Collaboration is a word used a lot these days in the halls of government. Competition for resources and shrinking funding means government leaders can no longer “go it on their own” or work in a vacuum. Working together has become critical to our success.

  • Dec 17, 2013

Tukwila, help your neighbors throughout the year | Dr. Nancy Coogan

No matter what your faith or background, this is the season for family, friends, and thanks. My own family had significant traditions growing up, and more than anything — looming bigger in memory than even the giant Macy’s Day Parade balloons — I remember an overwhelming sense of love and comfort

Where reality hits the road at Foster High School | Editor’s Note

After they warmed to the challenge – and with some encouragement from City Council member Joe Duffie – about 40 articulate Foster High students spoke their minds, about life near a troubled highway, run-ins with police officers and their place in the Tukwila community.

Majority Coalition Caucus in Olympia is headed for the terrible twos

The Majority Coalition Caucus of the state Senate is about to turn 1 year old, and what an interesting year it’s been.

  • Nov 26, 2013

The Apple Cup and Black Friday | Frank Shiers Jr.

The surging Huskies and the surging Cougars play in the Apple Cup at 12:30 p.m. Friday and aired on Channel 13. That's also Black Friday, so shop early.

  • Nov 25, 2013