The past months have been busy but important

March and April are busy months for school districts that bring complexity, challenging the leaders to stay focused. For Tukwila School District it is extremely… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Young adults need to plan for an uncertain future

Teenagers and young adults, we love you, but we are letting you down. Are you safe in your schools? Do you have health care on… Continue reading

What families should do after they’ve chosen a school district

Last month, my column discussion centered on strategies for determining district of choice for families and their children. This month I will discuss strategies families… Continue reading

Exciting news at the Tukwila Pool

The Tukwila Pool has some exciting things going on this spring you do not want to miss. Did you know that you do not have… Continue reading

Branching out into Tukwila

You may have noticed some new names in the paper last month and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my staff.… Continue reading

City must reconsider term limits

Let’s talk about term limits in Tukwila. Some people believe that term limits are not needed. They say “Let the voters decide.” Fair enough for… Continue reading

How Tukwila fought Port of Seattle’s development plan in 1957

A recently discovered newspaper clipping saved by Helen Nelsen became the inspiration for my research into a forgotten era in the history of the little… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Let the buyer beware

Student enrollment season is in full swing in the Puget Sound, King County Region. Because of the funding model utilized by state and federal agencies,… Continue reading

Tukwila School District gears up for 2018

Staff plans for second semester, summer school and next school year.

City Council should keep taxes reasonable

Bill Holstine urges residents to keep elected leaders accountable.

  • Jan 17, 2018

Discovering the truth behind federal tax cuts

Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish dives into the facts surrounding GOP tax cuts.

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Reflecting on the old and ringing in the New Year

What a busy and eventful year this has been. As I write my last column as interim director, it is a great time to reflect… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2018

Disecting the November election results

We just had an election and re-elected two council members, elected a new City Council member to Position No. 5 and elected a member who… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Taking stock: District charts future learning

Our work in the Tukwila School District is evolving and we are excited about the work we have completed in December, called Taking Stock. Experts… Continue reading

Residents should take interest, get involved in city issues

Chuck Parrish discusses the need for increased communication between consitiuents and Tukwila.

Thank you, voters

I am writing to say thank you to the voters of Tukwila. This was my first election process, and after serving on the City Council… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

King County Library System unveils its Best Books for 2017 | Stephen A. Smith

Library staff nominiated their favorite books

  • Dec 18, 2017

City Council needs to address conflicts of interest | Letter to the editor

I thought my letters to the Reporter had pretty much covered critical issues associated with our city government and tried to gently persuaded it to… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017