Jacinda Howard

Bicycle club encourages friendly streets in city’s bicycle and pedestrian plan

City staff and officials took to the streets Wednesday kicking off a process intended to promote healthy living by creating a bicycle and pedestrian master… Continue reading


Federal Way redefines sign regulations

Those looking to advertise services and goods, or tout political candidates, must follow the city’s newly clarified regulations or face a fee to reclaim illegally placed signs.


Espresso stand robbed; Federal Way police seek suspect

Police responded to a robbery at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Espresso, a coffee stand at 2140 SW 356th St., Federal Way.


Look-alike weapons flirt with disaster; Federal Way urges tougher laws

After a close call, the Federal Way Police Department urges the state to toughen laws on brandishing look-alike weapons.Federal Way Police Chief Brian Wilson will… Continue reading

Partnership boosts homebuying power amid foreclosures in Federal Way

A city partnership will furnish aid to low- and middle-income households so that they can purchase foreclosed homes and properties in Federal Way.The city is… Continue reading

2010 Census brings jobs to Federal Way

The 2010 census is bringing jobs to the Federal Way area.To prepare for the census, which will happen in April, several Washington state workers will… Continue reading

Federal Way’s homeless population count rises

A one-night count revealed Federal Way's homeless population has grown considerably for the second consecutive year.The annual count took place from 2 to 5 a.m.… Continue reading

City pays off Celebration Park

Early retirement of bonds will save more than $2 million

FUSION arts festival: Food, folks and fun

Aug. 6 event expected to raise close to $100,000 for charity

Regional jail nears groundbreaking in South King County

The multi-jurisdictional SCORE jail facility is within months of groundbreaking.The cities of Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila have worked together… Continue reading

Deke Jones was hired in July as the Shared Resource Conservation Manager. He splits his time between the cities of Federal Way and Auburn.

German shepherd awaits ballistic vest in Federal Way

Fax could soon be fitted for a heavy-duty doggie vest.The German shepherd is part of Federal Way's police force and is a generalist K-9. He… Continue reading

Federal Way votes to give community center $23K marketing boost

The city hopes to pull the Federal Way Community Center out of its financial woes. Despite dissenting votes from Mayor Jack Dovey and Deputy Mayor Eric Faison, the Federal Way City Council voted 5-2 on June 17 to spend $23,500 on a marketing plan for the year-old facility. The community center’s inability to meet its business plan projections has been a topic of discussion among city management and the public, beginning only six months after the facility opened in March 2007.

Fourth of July passes with little chaos in Federal Way

A strict no-fireworks ordinance and the weather contributed to a July 4 holiday that appears to have been less chaotic than recent years.

Federal Way saves money with jail contracts

Federal Way is preparing to renew three contracts and add another for the jailing of its misdemeanants.The city contracts with Auburn, Enumclaw, Fife, King County… Continue reading

Grant helps Federal Way track sex offenders

The Federal Way City Council voted Nov. 18 to accept grant funding designated for tracking sex offenders.The one-time grant of $51,321 was awarded to the… Continue reading

Initiative 26 aims to zap partisanship from King County elections

Measure involves primaries; petition is circulating

Federal Way police seek armed robbery suspect

Federal Way police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.At 12:35 a.m. Oct. 15, a male entered the McDonald's restaurant, located… Continue reading

Federal Way hopes new park hours will boost safety

A change in Federal Way's park hours is expected to increase safety and noise compliance.On June 16, the city council adjusted the operating hours of… Continue reading

Police seek suspect in Federal Way bank robbery

Police seek the public's help in locating a suspect that entered the Sterling Savings bank, 1700 S. 320th St., at 2:56 p.m. Aug. 24 and… Continue reading