Greg Allmain

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Federal Way education leaders applaud state Supreme Court’s contempt ruling

The Washington State Supreme Court has declared the state in contempt of court for failing to take adequate steps to fully fund education by 2018.

  • Sep 12th, 2014 11:15pm

The Washington State Supreme Court has declared the state in contempt of court for failing to take adequate steps to fully fund education by 2018.

  • Sep 12th, 2014 10:03pm

Police investigating dead puppy found suffocated in crate in Federal Way field

Federal Way police are investigating the suspicious death of a pit bull puppy that a Weyerhaeuser security guard found in a field near the campus on Sept. 5.

  • Sep 11th, 2014 12:11am

Federal Way police chief recognizes community for helping theft victim

Federal Way Police Department Chief Andy Hwang awarded a number of Police Chief Citations to police officers, civilian staff members and community members for their help with assisting Lee Emory-Rosengreen after a U-Haul truck with all of her possessions was stolen earlier this summer.

  • Sep 9th, 2014 9:36pm

Federal Way driver takes home national championship

Local race car driver Michelle Miller recently won her second Sports Car Club of America National Championship at the club’s National Solo Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  • Sep 9th, 2014 8:48pm

UK’s Rotherham rape scandal: The horror of political correctness | My Turn

A scandal rocked England last week, when a report revealed that town authorities knowingly covered up the systemic abduction and rape of young British girls (and a few boys) in the town of Rotherham.

  • Sep 5th, 2014 9:55pm

Federal Way Council tables plan to add more amenities at downtown park

The Federal Way City Council and Mayor Jim Ferrell agreed to table a previous plan to install playground equipment at Town Square Park, following a lively discussion regarding the park’s future during a meeting Tuesday.

  • Sep 5th, 2014 10:35pm

Federal Way Council approves PACC site as economic redevelopment zone

The Federal Way City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved making the soon-to-be-built Performing Arts and Conference Center property an economic redevelopment zone.

  • Sep 5th, 2014 12:41am

State testing results released; schools hold steady

State testing results were released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction this week and state Superintendent Randy Dorn said Washington is “holding steady from last year.”

  • Aug 29th, 2014 8:17pm

Federal Way school board adopts budget for 2014-15

The Federal Way Public Schools board unanimously adopted the 2014-15 general fund budget, along with four other budgets that range from ASB funds to transportation funds, during its meeting on Tuesday.

  • Aug 29th, 2014 8:31pm

Federal Way athlete heads to prestigious academy

Most high school freshmen have plenty to worry about as they ready for their first day of school.

  • Aug 29th, 2014 7:28pm

Young couple opens Madi Kat Cupcakes at Federal Way mall

Having just opened in May, the young owners of Madi Kat Cupcakes are already experiencing success here in Federal Way.

  • Aug 21st, 2014 10:59pm

Federal Way athletes take first, second at Hershey’s Nationals

Federal Way middle schoolers Kayla Johnson and Brett Ellingson brought home hardware from the Hershey’s Track and Field Games in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Aug. 2.

  • Aug 21st, 2014 12:25am

Federal Way middle schoolers Kayla Johnson and Brett Ellingson brought home hardware from the Hershey’s Track and Field Games in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Aug. 2.

  • Aug 20th, 2014 11:14pm

Federal Way school district, education association reach new contract agreement

Federal Way Public Schools and the Federal Way Education Association recently reached a new contract agreement that will be effective through August 31, 2017.

  • Aug 20th, 2014 10:56pm

Federal Way Council approves 60-foot memorial flagpole on South 320th Street

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved the installation of a 60-foot memorial flagpole on South 320th Street between Pacific Highway and 20th Avenue South.

  • Aug 19th, 2014 10:39pm

Federal Way police, community rally to help U-Haul theft victim | Photos

After the U-Haul with nearly all her possessions was stolen from a motel — including the remains of her late husband — Lee Emory-Rosengreen was able to have a little light shined on her life this week, thanks to the help of various organizations and businesses in Federal Way.

  • Aug 15th, 2014 6:23pm

Federal Way Council issues moratorium on some city center development

The Federal Way City Council recently enacted a six-month moratorium aimed at halting any proposed expansions or creation of a “retail establishment providing entertainment, recreational, cultural services or activities” within the city center.

  • Jul 29th, 2014 9:57pm

Federal Way golfers make it to state tournament

Four Federal Way-based golfers are set to play in the Washington Junior Golf Association State championship tournament next week.

  • Jul 29th, 2014 7:00pm

District receives approximately $30 million in state funding for FWHS revamp

The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced last week that it was releasing $213 million to districts across the state for capital construction projects.

  • Jul 25th, 2014 6:03pm

Peggy LaPorte named Federal Way Mirror’s Citizen of the Month

Peggy LaPorte, the founder and president of FUSION, has been named the Mirror’s Citizen of the Month for July. FUSION, which stands for Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy, is a nonprofit charity organization that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families and has been a mainstay of non-governmental social services in Federal Way for a number of years now.

  • Jul 25th, 2014 12:23am

Federal Way Little League teams fall in state championships

The Federal Way National Little League 10/11 Softball All-Stars, along with the Majors All-Stars, fought their way to the state championship game in their respective tournaments, according to a press release from the Federal Way National Little League organizers.

  • Jul 22nd, 2014 7:35pm

Federal Way Council mulls first steps toward economic summit

The Federal Way City Council held it’s first study session regarding a new committee that would help direct an economic summit for Federal Way’s future that city officials hope to have happen by this fall.

  • Jul 22nd, 2014 12:21am

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.

  • Jul 21st, 2014 11:53pm

Two from Federal Way head to national track meet

Kayla Johnson and Brett Ellingson will be representing Federal Way at the Hershey’s national track meet, which is set for July 31-Aug. 3 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • Jul 19th, 2014 1:04am

Federal Way Council seeks to attract college downtown

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved bringing a college to the city’s downtown as an official initiative on Tuesday.

  • Jul 19th, 2014 12:59am

Federal Way’s Family Funland play structure becomes more inclusive | Slideshow

After a couple years of planning, fundraising and hard work, the Family Funland play structure at Steel Lake park was officially re-opened on Wednesday.

  • Jul 19th, 2014 1:13am

The Mirror’s 2014 All-City Softball Team

Todd Beamer High School dominates the Mirror's 2014 All-City Softball Team after rolling into postseason, with the Titans making its second trip to state in two years. The Titans lost to Woodinville in the second round.

  • Jul 9th, 2014 8:37pm

Police kill pit bull during attack on man | Federal Way Police Blotter

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

  • Jul 9th, 2014 1:07am

Lady Knights softball wins NSA State Championship

The 16 and Under Federal Way Lady Knights fast pitch softball team won the National Softball Association State Championship this last weekend in the Tri-Cities, cruising through the tournament handily to bring some hardware home to Federal Way.

  • Jul 7th, 2014 11:17pm

Perspective on gun violence stats | My Turn

Recent letter writers have sparked the gun violence debate.

  • Jul 6th, 2014 10:07pm

Federal Way downtown park to feature chess, Farmers Market and more

With the new Town Square Park set to open next week, the Federal Way City Council heard an update on the programming and activities the city plans on making available at the new park.

  • Jul 4th, 2014 1:25am

Hiccup delays potential federal funding for Federal Way performing arts center

The city of Federal Way has been pursuing the federally-allocated New Market Tax Credits program as part of its funding strategy for the Performing Arts and Conference Center, looking to fund a maximum amount of $7.2 million for the PACC.

  • Jul 2nd, 2014 9:35pm

13 Federal Way neighborhoods set to participate in National Night Out

National Night Out will be Aug. 5 this year, and 13 Federal Way neighborhoods and/or apartment/condo complexes are already signed up, according to Federal Way Police Department Chief Andy Hwang.

  • Jul 2nd, 2014 7:51pm

Mirror’s 2014 All-City Baseball Team

The senior pitcher finished his high school career strong, posting a 2.20 ERA, striking out 53 batters across 41 innings of work during 2014. Sunitsch,

  • Jun 28th, 2014 12:31am

Federal Way Decatur grad ready to hit the ice in Vermont

Anthony Petruzzelli, a 2011 Decatur High School graduate, is headed to the University of Vermont next week to start playing for the university’s mens hockey team.

  • Jun 27th, 2014 5:57pm

Semi-truck collision snarls traffic on I-5 in Federal Way

A semi-truck rear-ended another semi in the northbound lanes of I-5 around 2 a.m. today, snarling the morning commute for hours near the weigh station by Federal Way.

  • Jun 25th, 2014 5:46pm

Federal Way readies for park openings in July

Federal Way is set to open one new park, and “re-open” a well-known feature of a second park next month.

  • Jul 9th, 2014 4:59pm

Federal Way man to sell fun bricks to benefit single moms at Taste of Tacoma

While his product seems a bit unusual for Taste of Tacoma, Federal Way resident Michael Garcia is hoping he’ll be able to sell all 3,000 of his “fun bricks” at the Taste, which runs from June 27-29 at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.

  • Jun 24th, 2014 1:40am

Federal Way couple brightens lives by fixing up cars

“It’s kind of like Pimp My Ride, but not as fast,” said Bob Bjorneby, a Federal Way auto collision repair specialist, when referencing his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the last several years.

  • Jun 21st, 2014 1:08am