Opinion

Changing of the mayoral guard will bring change | CHUCK PARRISH

Allan Ekberg will need some time to get up to speed. Having had considerable experience with Tukwila government, this should go pretty smoothly.

Tukwila school measures critically needed | Allan Ekberg, De’Sean Quinn

We urge you to vote YES three times for Tukwila schools on the Feb. 9 ballot. There is a School Programs and Operations Levy, a bond and a Technology Levy.

  • Jan 18, 2016

Foster’s teachers: Your identity matters to us | An Open Letter to Students

EDITOR'S NOTE: Two members of the Foster High School faculty have written this Open Letter to Students, in solidarity with other Foster teachers, expressing their support for ALL students who attend Foster.

  • Dec 17, 2015

Levies, bond key to STEAM in Tukwila’s schools | Supt. Nancy Coogan

First things first, we need more space at all of our schools. As you can see, and your students have certainly told us, the buildings are full, and we expect between 18 and 44 percent more students in the coming decade! The bond, therefore, funds construction to provide additional classroom space for grade spans.

  • Dec 17, 2015

Savor the holidays, Foster’s graduation rate this Thanksgiving | Supt. Nancy Coogan

Yes, there’s an abundance for this superintendent to be grateful for on Thanksgiving! Please treasure your time with your loved ones because that’s what counts the most.

  • Nov 18, 2015

Campaign is a means to an end | Chuck Parrish

A professionally run campaign is aware of how we think, how we react and what encourages or discourages us to vote. The campaigns are run accordingly.

Mayor, City Council races critical for Tukwila’s future | Editor’s note

In talking with them and watching them at City Council meetings and candidate forums, I don't sense any hidden agendas or underlying political (yes, I know the council is nonpartisan) philosophies that run counter to what's good for the city.

Allan Ekberg, in his own words | TUKWILA MAYOR’S RACE

The Tukwila Reporter offered Allan Ekberg a chance to write, in his own words, why Tukwila voters should elect him mayor.

  • Oct 19, 2015

De’Sean Quinn, in his own words | TUKWILA MAYOR’S RACE

The Tukwila Reporter offered De'Sean Quinn a chance to write, in his own words, why Tukwila voters should elect him mayor.

  • Oct 19, 2015

Information drives who we should pick as leaders | Chuck Parrish

And now the tough part. We have done our homework. How do we decide? That, friends, is up to each of us. However, let’s not succumb to the worst reason ever to vote for someone: Because they asked us first, and they are nice people.

Success defines Tukwila’s schools | Supt. Nancy Coogan

So here’s what I want to say to each and every student and teacher: YOU ARE NOT A NUMBER. You can never be reduced to a number, and what makes you exceptional outshines any ill-conceived federal law. More than that— never start to let a label like “failing” define what you are capable of achieving. You are limitless.

  • Sep 17, 2015

Tukwila Pool district deserves its own board | EDITORIAL

Tukwila's should vote yes resoundingly in the Nov. 3 general election on a measure to change the pool district’s governance to a independently elected Board of Commissioners. At the same time, they’ll be voting on the first five members of the new governing board.

Katherine Kruller, in her own words | Tukwila City Council Position 6

The Tukwila Reporter offered Katherine Kruller the chance to speak directly with voters about why she's the better candidate for Tukwila City Council Position 6 and about her vision for the city.

  • Sep 16, 2015

Charles Tyson, in his own words | Tukwila City Council Position 6

The Tukwila Reporter offered Charles Richard Tyson the chance to speak directly with voters about why he's the better candidate for Tukwila City Council Position 6 and about his vision for the city.

  • Sep 16, 2015

Racial progress comes when people work together | Chuck Parrish

The last couple of years has revealed the manner in which some police departments have treated black individuals in stressful confrontational encounters.

Tukwila picking its team | Editor’s note

I think this year’s mayoral election is particularly important. Mayor Jim Haggerton, along with his administrative staff AND the City Council, have laid the groundwork for a next-generation Tukwila. Haggerton is leaving the city in pretty good shape.

STEAM building in Tukwila’s schools | Supt. Nancy Coogan

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It’s likely that you have heard of the national emphasis on STEM education, but in Tukwila we are pioneering the movement to include the “A”— art is a fundamental way of viewing and expressing oneself in the world.

  • Aug 19, 2015

Tukwila’s hometown team, S2, exciting, fun to watch | Editor’s note

What I like about Fort Dent and Starfire is that the largest soccer complex in the Northwest is the result of creative thinking by the City of Tukwila and the founders of Starfire.

Tukwila: We’re on the move | Chuck Parrish

The future of Tukwila is looking good. Have you noticed that the Museum of Flight is building a new aviation pavilion on their west campus? More aviation enthusiasts will be visiting our community.

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