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

Repairs coming next month to Tukwila Pool

By Michelle Simpson We are excited to announce that we will be doing some minor work to the facility that will include draining and cleaning… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2018

Making the 10-Minute Walk to a Park goal a reality in Tukwila

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Tukwila and know well the many benefits they offer. We work every day to improve… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

We want your help in finding new superintendent

We have had several changes at the Tukwila School District over the past few weeks. We have been able to meet those challenges head on… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2018

Mid-term elections is a chance for our voices to be heard

Most of us have learned to avoid unsafe neighborhoods and to steer clear of unhealthy personalities. However, most of us are also political innocents. We… Continue reading

Planning future editions in today’s newsroom

The struggle between web and print for weekly papers.

Improvement needed from elected officials

In our city, transparency, fiduciary and due diligence responsibilities seem to be lost on our elected representatives lest we hear some explanation of the apparent… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Tukwila School Board ‘do the right thing and do it soon’

I am writing to express my support for the striking teachers and other school staff in Tukwila and to urge the school board to reach… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

‘Get our kids back in class, the correct way’

Wednesday, Sept. 5 was supposed to be the first day of school in Tukwila. Instead, teachers walked the picket line, parents scrambled to figure out… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Cost plus contracts shouldn’t be used within cities

We have a “tax and spend and tax again” (TASATA) city government that doesn’t have the word NO in its public vocabulary and needs remedial… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Our transition to a learning organization

District administrators are gearing up to ensure we are all set to welcome our staff and students back for fall semester. We started the month… Continue reading

Honoring Tukwila resident Wynn Anderson

The Tukwila Historical Society and the Society’s Executive Committee were informed of the passing of a long-time member and Tukwila resident. On July 20, 2018… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

Water safety is top priority at the Tukwila Pool

By Michelle Simpson Did you know that here at the Tukwila Pool, all of our swim lesson instructors are certified Water Safety Instructors through the… Continue reading