Herman Anderson, proprietor of the Golden Arrow Dairy, purchased the first insulated dairy delivery truck in the area as well as the first electric pasteurizer. This business was a prominent icon in Tukwila until the coming of the Interstate freeways in the mid 1960s. Photo (circa 1940s) credit to Wynn (son of Herman) and Maxine Anderson. Submitted photo

City began annexation era in 1948 with Golden Arrow Dairy

Mayor Charles Baker and future mayor, John Strander, as chairman of the Tukwila Planning Commission, were leading an accelerated pace toward annexation. The local property… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2018


It’s necessary for residents to feel safe

In February, I attended a council-sponsored meeting at the Church by the Side of the Road to discuss a recent incident. A resident of Tukwila… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018


Summer’s A-Comin’ at the pool!

We’ve had a few runs of sunny days this spring to give us a foretaste of summer 2018. And sunny days remind folks that swimming… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018


Detached housing units could help struggling families

Here is a fundamental truth. Everyone needs to be some place. We live in a metropolitan region considered to be one of the fastest growing… Continue reading

Thank you to those who support the school district

As the school district makes its transition to summer learning and vacation activities, we want to take this time to thank many of the wonderful… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2018

Tips for staying safe at the pool

Let’s talk water safety. May is national Water Safety Month, and the Tukwila Pool is all in! Swimming is the most popular summer activity. What… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2018

Innovative library program in the works

The King County Library System has long been committed to offering a wide range of programs and services for every age, ability and background. But… Continue reading

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.