Tukwila is lucky to have the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field.

Admission is $20 for an adult with senior and AAA discounts – but here’s the cool thing – it’s FREE from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, including parking!

The museum collection is amazing. Just a few of the airplanes shown below – which you can walk through – are the first jet powered Air Force One (flown by Eisenhower, Nixon, Khrushchev, Kennedy and Johnson), a British Airways Concorde, a Boeing 787, the Full Fuselage Trainer shuttle mockup that was used to train all Space Shuttle astronauts, a TWA – DC-2 (Predecessor of DC-3), and a World War II B-17.

More information at http://www.museumofflight.org.

Here are some photos by area resident Elston Hill (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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Washington State Patrol Troopers, along with local fire agencies and the Washington State Department of Transportation responded to a one semi collision on Northbound I-5 just south of the Southcenter exit on Friday morning, July 24.

Officials say that the 36-year old male truck driver – who sustained serious injuries in the crash – may have fallen asleep while driving.

The semi left the roadway on the right side, struck the starting section of guardrail, and continued for approximately 100 feet down into a ravine. It came to rest approximately 40 feet below the surface of the roadway, below an elevated section of the freeway.

The semi then caught fire, which subsequently spread to the surrounding foliage. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and rescue the driver using high angle rescue techniques.

The semi and trailer were completely burnt.

Four lanes were blocked for approximately three hours.

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If you have the character or experience of a Top producing sales professional – we may want to talk with you. We are looking for someone with the drive and desire to be the BEST at what they do, and love doing it with passion.

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We provide a car for transportation from our facility in Burien to your customer appointments. After 90 days, you’re eligible for Medical, Dental and Vision. Hourly employees are eligible for vacation and Simple IRA after one (1) full year of employment.

Please email with your resume attached to be considered for an interview. We will reach out to you if it’s likely you’re a good match for our needs. Otherwise, you may drop off your resume M – F between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to apply in person. Our address is 818 SW 142nd Street, Burien, WA 98166.

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We’re needing to hire TWO dependable and responsible laborers. Most work is in the area of foundation stabilization, foundation piering, digging and slab jacking. (Experience is not required.)

Qualifications:

  • English as a 1st or 2nd language
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Compensation depends on experience, and benefits include Medical, Dental and Vision after 90 days.

NOTE: Applicant will need to provide a current (within the last month) 3 year driving abstract from the Department of Licensing when submitting application. If this is not received with the application – it will not be accepted.

Please email resume to info@robbinsandco.com with headline “Labor Position” to be considered for an interview.

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in unincorporated King County ordered closed by Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; 3-car collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital; Burien Police seeking help finding mail thieves; Commentary from Jack Mayne; Comment of the Week & more…

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On Monday, June 29, local dignitaries – lead by Mayor Jim Haggerton wielding a large pair of scissors – gathered to cut a Toilet Paper ribbon as the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center celebrated its renovated bathroom:

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“Everybody cuts a ribbon,” Tukwila Historical Society President Louise Jones-Brown quipped, “but…to demonstrate what a uniquely wonderful place Tukwila is to live and work, we do things a bit different.”

The first official flush of the renovated toilet was performed by Councilmember De’Sean Quinn, who won the honor by swishing three perfect shots of T.P. rolls into a kid’s basketball hoop.

The Heritage and Cultural Center had restricted usage while the restroom was remodeled and brought up to current building code for accessibility requirements. The architecturally significant and historic building was built in 1922 as a two room schoolhouse.

Through the years it also served as Tukwila City Hall and as a branch of the King County Library System.

Today it houses a collection of historical artifacts and is the home to the Tukwila Historical Society. It retains much of the original Craftsman style Architecture.

The Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center is located at 14475 59th Avenue South in Tukwila.

For more information, visit http://tukwilahistory.org.

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The restroom improvements and Grand Re-Opening of the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center will be celebrated with a non-traditional ‘cutting of the toilet paper’ on Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m.

The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tukwila Historical Society.

The center is located at 14475 59th Ave South in Tukwila.

Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton and other dignitaries will take a giant scissors to a roll of toilet paper custom printed with the Tukwila Historical Society logo.

“Everybody cuts a ribbon,” quipped Tukwila Historical Society President Louise Jones-Brown, “to demonstrate what a uniquely wonderful place Tukwila is to live and work, we do things a bit different.”

The Heritage and Cultural Center had restricted usage while the restroom was remodeled and brought up to current building code for accessibility requirements. The architecturally significant and historic building was built in 1922 as a two room schoolhouse. Through the years it also served as Tukwila City Hall and as a branch of the King County Library System.
Today it houses a collection of historical artifacts and is the home to the Tukwila Historical Society. It retains much of the original Craftsman style Architecture.

For more information, visit http://tukwilahistory.org.