New community garden in Tukwila to serve refugee families as well as local folks

Come this spring, vegetables will sprout at a community garden in Tukwila, tended by refugees and others who want – or need – to grow some of their own food.

Police blotter: Tukwila man arrested after trying to pick bar fights

Tukwila Police arrested a 29-year-old Tukwila man for investigation of obstructing a public servant and disorderly conduct after he reportedly tried to pick fights inside a bar in the 15000 block of Tukwila International Boulevard.

Pajama Bowl in Tukwila to raise money for foster kids

Sleep Country USA’s Sixth Annual Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids is March 20 at Acme Bow and Billiards in Tukwila.All proceeds will go to help… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2011

Museum of Flight in Tukwila launching its own space shuttle mission: To bring one here

Discovery. Endeavor. Enterprise. These are names that have defined the modern-day U.S. space program. Technology today may be measured on the nano scale, and a manned mission Mars may soon be in reach, given our vast technological advances. But amid all that – and operating on machinery that predates even the cell phone in your pocket – these three space craft, indelible fixtures of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, have brought their crews home safe.

City offering free class on care, maintenance of wetlands, streams

The City of Tukwila is offering a free class for Tukwila residents on the care and maintenance of wetlands, streams and their buffers 6-9 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2011

Schools, City Hall closed for Presidents’ Day holiday

The Tukwila School District will have its mid-winter break Feb. 21 and 22.Tukwila City Hall and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce offices are… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2011

Rotary’s Let’s Strike Out Hunger to benefit the Tukwila Food Pantry

The Tukwila Rotary Club is sponsoring a Let's Strike Out Hunger event to benefit the Tukwila Food Pantry at ACME Bowl 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2011

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 3 at the community center

What’s more fun than celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss? That’s what will happen 6-8 p.m. March 3 at the Tukwila Community Center for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2011

Bills signed by Gregoire will extend federal unemployment benefits, reduce state taxes on benefits

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed two bills Feb. 11 to extend federally funded unemployment benefits and permanently reduce state taxes on those benefits. The bill signing ended weeks of contentious debate in the Washington State Legislature over unemployment insurance.

Free spay/neuter vouchers offered by South County Cats organization

In recognition of the 17th annual Spay Day on Tuesday, Feb. 22, South County Cats is offering 25 free spay/neuter vouchers for cat owners in south King County. Vouchers are valid for 30 days at eight local veterinary clinics and Coalition Humane spay/neuter clinic. To receive a voucher (limit two per family) send e-mail inquiries to or call 206-910-4495.

  • Feb 14, 2011

Tukwila Police shoot burglary suspect; second suspect flees but later caught

Tukwila Police shot and wounded a burglary suspect at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the 12100 block of East Marginal Way South. A second suspect fled on foot but police caught him at about 3 p.m. hiding in a warehouse.

Tukwila offering free class in care, maintenance of wetlands, streams

The City of Tukwila is offering a free class for Tukwila residents on the care and maintenance of wetlands, streams and their in the City… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2011

Northwest scale-model show is Feb. 19-20 at Museum of Flight in Tukwila

The annual NorthWest Scale Modelers Show returns to The Museum of Flight in Tukwila Feb. 19 and 20.The show, the largest model show in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2011

Tukwila woman enjoys ‘small-town feel’ and central location of city

There's no stopping Jeri Frangello-Anderson when she talks about how much she loves to live in Tukwila.

Saunders sentenced to 17 years for Southcenter Mall murder in 2008

Barry L. Saunders tried to fight off tears as he told a packed Kent courtroom Friday that he was truly sorry that he shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in 2008 during a fight inside a crowded Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

Tukwila students, parents, teachers on the lookout in first-ever walking, riding audit by school district

For an elementary-aged child walking or biking to school is a big deal. There could be poor or missing sidewalks, blind corners, busy intersections and pedestrian islands. Parents, kids, school officials, community members and city employees were on the look out for those kinds of obstacles and more last week as part of walking audits they did for the Safe Routes to School project.

Sound Transit CEO to speak on budget issues

Transportation issues are a hot-button topic in the South King County region these days, with growing congestion and population increases. Complicating the issue is the current economic crisis, which has meant major funding issues for all layers of government. So how do the two issues mix? Joni Earl, Sound Transit chief executive officer, will tackle that topic Feb. 11, at the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce's February membership luncheon.

  • Feb 3, 2011

City seeking volunteers for Joint Fire Exploratory Committee; Applications due Feb. 11

To explore opportunities for joint fire service consolidation, the Tukwila City Council recently authorized the formation of a joint ad-hoc committee with representatives from the City of Tukwila and the Kent Regional Fire Authority. This committee will research, review and make a formal recommendation to the Tukwila City Council regarding the feasibility of the Tukwila Fire Department consolidating fire services with the Kent Regional Fire Authority. Areas to be explored include financial impacts, legal considerations, governance, levels of service, and timing/implementation. City officials are hoping to have both residents and business representatives serving as members of the committee.

  • Jan 31, 2011

More than 100 hopefuls show up for Seattle Sounders tryout

Seattle Sounders tryouts at the Star Fire Sports Complex.