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Follow the Paper Trail

As usual, I find the WA Public Disclosure financial forms submitted by our local candidates to be quite revealing. I urge all citizens to review the information online before making a commitment to support any candidate.

Added by Charles Tyson on June 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Friends of the Tukwila Library Meeting

Please come by the Tukwila Library this upcoming Thursday, June 8 so for a Friends Meeting.

We'll get to know each other a bit and talk about ideas for Friends activities in the rest of the year. We're thinking of having a Big Book Sale this summer. Would you like to donate books, volunteer that day, let others know about it?

Do you have other ideas? Would you like to start a Friends of the Tukwila Library Book Club?

These are just a couple of ideas. Please bring your…


Added by Verna Seal on June 7, 2017 at 7:50am — No Comments

Where can someone go to find information on all the new city council candidates?

I have checked the city website and it says seats 1, 3, 5 and 7 are open but only list candidates for seat 5.

Anyone know where we can find a complete list?

Thank you

Added by Jessica Gonzalez on June 6, 2017 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Back from a two week Cruise to Alaska

Marie and I just got back today from two week cruise to Alaska on Holland America. One could say that we are veteran cruisers at this point having taken a total of eight cruises since retirement in 2010. If anyone has questions, I would be happy to try to answer. One of my fervent hopes for Tukwila Talk is that we might share information about all manner of topics.

Added by Chuck Parrish on June 5, 2017 at 2:40pm — 8 Comments

Changing Diapers

We need a change in our Council for the same reason we change diapers.

Added by Charles Tyson on June 2, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

CANCELLED: June 3 Leaders at the Library

Apologies! This Saturday's Leaders at the Library has been cancelled: Both the Mayor and Superintendent have been invited to an official celebration for Foster High senior Amy Nguyen and her prestigious Coca Cola Scholarship, which coincides with the June 3 Leaders at the Library event. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.…


Added by Sara Niegowski on June 2, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Tukwila Pool-Dive on In!

With summer vacation just around the corner, please join us Sat., June 17 at the pool for June's "Every 3rd Sat." event - Dive on In- which will feature giant Beach balls,snacks, a diving contest and a SKWIM demonstration/game! (Think Ultimate Frisbee meets Water Polo!) Everyone welcome-…


Added by Vanessa Zaputil on May 26, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Summer Internship at Duwamish Hills Native Plant Nursery

Please help spread the word about this summer internship if you know anyone who might be interested. Although this is going out to UW departments and the restoration community, I would really love to get someone for our community helping to steward this project, learning about ecological restoration, our region's native landscape and the relationship between indigenous peoples and the land.

Thank you for any assistance in getting the word out.…


Added by Brooke Alford on May 25, 2017 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Ad Hominem Attacks

Hopefully, ad hominem attacks on TT will be ignored.
On another note, we all naturally tend to "connect the dots". This is a good thing but requires us to remember the times that we have misjudged a circumstance or an individual because we make assumptions about what that connection means.

Added by Chuck Parrish on May 24, 2017 at 10:03am — 5 Comments

POB 88903, Tukwila, 98138

Verna Seal, De'Sean Quinn, Thomas McLeod, and Zak Idan are all running their council campaigns with a common post office box. Would you believe there are those among us who would like us to believe these individuals are not running as a team?

There are other candidates capable of clear thinking and individual thought. We do not need four sheep joining the sitting three to continue their aimless way.

Added by Charles Tyson on May 23, 2017 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Green Tukwila Partnership kick-off and orientation

Forterra and the City of Tukwila are starting the Green Tukwila Partnership to steward our urban forests and greens spaces! Saturday, June 3rd is their kick off and orientation. It is from 9am to noon at the Tukwila Community Center. Please pass this along to others in Tukwila who might be interested in attending.…


Added by Brooke Alford on May 21, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Wanted: Books

Lots of people have visited our new library! The supply of donated books the Friends of the Library sell to support library programs is dwindling. If you are spring cleaning or just weeding your personal library, please consider donating your discarded books to us. Please drop them off at the library anytime. Thanks!

Added by Marie Parrish on May 18, 2017 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

Republicans target health care, taxes


The House of Representatives just passed a terrible health care bill which still has to make its way through the Senate. While presenting the plan with flowery rhetoric about more choices (if you don’t have pre-existing conditions) and more access (if you can afford it), the actual impact…


Added by Chuck Parrish on May 18, 2017 at 6:26pm — No Comments

No Patience for Innuendo

Yesterday, a blog post was posted here on Tukwila Talk. I wrote a comment but the poster decided not to allow it. So I am posting my comment here and some additional thoughts. So that you understand what I'm responding to, I have copied yesterday's post below.

Here is the post from yesterday entitled "Same old story":

"As Chuck has said, always follow the paper trail.

Proof of my assertion the Tukwila City Council works together in a close knit group…


Added by Marie Parrish on May 18, 2017 at 9:18am — 11 Comments

Tukwila City Council and School District Filings as of Wednesday, 2:28pm

City of Tukwila, Council Position 1

Verna Seal

City of Tukwila, Council Position 3

Thomas McLeod

City of Tukwila, Council Position 5

Coletha Y. Albert

Zak Idan

Dennis Martinez

City of Tukwila, Council Position 7

De'Sean Quinn


Tukwila School District 406, Director District 1

Tracy Russell

Tukwila School District 406, Director District 3

No candidates have filed for…


Added by Chuck Parrish on May 17, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Same old story

As Chuck has said, always follow the paper trail.

Proof of my assertion the Tukwila City Council works together in a close knit group discouraging any new blood lies in the PDC forms. Please note that the incumbents went as a group, outside King County, to a professional firm to manage their campaigns. It should be noted that one candidate who filed in the hope of filling the seat held by Joe Duffy, joined the group in these docs.

Added by Charles Tyson on May 17, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Huskies Rowing Team Sweeps in Pac 12 Championship

The California Bears and Washington Huskies have an historic rivalry. Huskies were rated #2 in nation with Cal rated #1. A month or two ago, Cal came to Seattle for the Windemere Cup and beat the Huskies handily.

Different story in Sacramento this past weekend. Huskies won varsity, 2nd and 3rd varsity. The varsity obviously won the PAC 12 championship.

Not to be outdone, the women varsity is ranked #1 in the country. And, yes, they too won the PAC 12 championship.



Added by Chuck Parrish on May 16, 2017 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

The Incumbents Must Go!

Please take the time to read the posting(s) by Pam Carter, and you will see why the incumbents for our City Council MUST GO! They have clearly failed the test of time, as Ms. Carter's posting clearly illustrates.

Filing for office ends this Friday, (5/19/2017), and three incumbents filed today, (Mon., 5/15/2017), and are unchallenged at this time. Clearly, it is time for an end to local apathy, since the current Council has not performed (as Ms. Carter points out) in the interest of…


Added by Charles Tyson on May 15, 2017 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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