Greg Allmain

Redistricting changes political landscape in Western Washington

A proposed map of the legislative districts in Washington would create some major changes in the political landscape of the state, but especially in Western Washington.

Federal Way children suffer with cut to service program | Diapers and formula in demand

For parents with limited incomes, the cost of providing the basic needs for young children have become daunting at best, and downright impossible at worst. A 23.2-ounce container of formula to feed a baby sells for about $21, and disposable diapers can cost a family $80 a month or more.

Weekend rain soaks Puget Sound and Federal Way | Crews clear mudslide on Dash Point Road

In just over 48 hours, rainfall records around the Puget Sound were shattered.

Washington outlines plan for Japan tsunami debris

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced that she is directing the state's Military Department Emergency Management Division (EMD) to spearhead efforts in dealing with potential debris from the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan.

Light rail: Federal Way pressures Sound Transit for answers

On Jan. 17, the city council unanimously approved a letter to Olympia that addresses Sound Transit's apparent lack of transparency and forthcomingness regarding light rail.

Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg to speak at Veterans Day tribute in FW

“Any opportunity to acknowledge the service of the millions of men and women who have worn the uniform of their country is always an honor and a privilege,” Lowenberg said. “There’s a rich history to the observance in Federal Way, and I’m just proud to be a part of that.”

College Readiness Pathway coming to Federal Way schools

Federal Way Public Schools will roll out the College Readiness Pathway next year.

State health secretary’s legacy includes fewer smokers

According to the Department of Health (DOH), under Selecky's leadership, adult smoking rates in Washington have dropped 30 percent overall, while youth smoking rates have dropped by half.

Congestion fee begins for car tabs | King County offers free bus rides

According to the county, residents will begin seeing the fee with June car tab renewals. The fee will be applied through May 2014.

Federal Way schools get piece of project’s $40 million grant

The Road Map Project (RMP), a group of seven area school districts aimed at improving student achievement, was awarded a $40 million grant from the U.S Department of Education's "Race to the Top" competition.

FWHS remodeling: District simplifies ballot language

The Federal Way School Board unanimously approved a resolution to send the Federal Way High School (FWHS) remodel levy to the voters in November.

FBI reports decline in crime; Federal Way still has hotspots

The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report for American cities last month, with national trends for both violent and property crime continuing downward.

Washington sets record high for recycling participation

According to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE), the state's recycling participation rate reached a record high of 50.7 percent in 2011, far outpacing the national average of 34 percent recorded in 2010.

FWPS details cost of global trips for officials; Chinese education delegation visits

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) provided data on a number of recent global trips taken by various FWPS officials, most notably an extensive trip to China that ran from April 10 through May 1 earlier this year.

Multi-Service Center sees lack of affordable housing, other trends

Santo also touched upon some of the trends the center has seen in recent years, as the local economy attempts to return to normal in the post-2008 collapse world.

Federal Way schools continue to lead way with national board certified teachers

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) was once again among the top 10 districts in the state for new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), helping Washington state be the top state in the country for new NBCTs.

Human Services manager, interim finance director moving on from Federal Way

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced during Tuesday’s meeting that Human Services manager Jay Bennett and interim Finance director Bob Noland are moving on from Federal Way.

Shaved heads: Teacher and student bond over girl’s cancer

At Wildwood Elementary, one fifth-grade teacher has created what will likely be an indelible bond with one of her students.

City revises application process for boards and commissions

Following the accidental appointment of legal-trouble-laden chiropractor Dr. Greg Summers in June, the Federal Way City Council asked city staff to review the application process for the various citizen advisory boards and commissions.

Armed robbers hit two Federal Way gas stations

Two armed robberies happened in quick succession early Monday morning in Federal Way, with what appears to be the same group of men robbing two locations within a 20-minute span.