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Fire and water districts make the mark, city and schools do not | If I Were Czar

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 1:37PM

My two daughters recently brought home their report cards from Sherwood Forest Elementary. After my recent opposition to the school district levy, I was relieved to see that their report cards were free of profanity.

Federal Way school board ups and downs | Inside Politics

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 1:39PM

The Federal Way school district’s unstated district goal for the last several weeks was to cooperate, get along and don’t do anything to distract from passing the school levy.

Beamer highlights All-City Girls Basketball Team

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 2:37PM

The 6-foot-2 Huff was a force in the middle of the Titans’ offense and defense. Huff was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after leading Beamer in scoring and rebounding. Huff averaged 13.5 points a game and had a high game of 25 points during a win over Bellarmine Prep at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament. Huff also had 24 during a loss to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game.

Jefferson gymnastics team wins academic state championship

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 3:47PM

The Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team was recently awarded the Class 4A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) academic state championship. The Raiders finished the winter sports season with a grade-point average of 3.824. The team is coached by Kelie Horracks.

Students shine at Federal Way Public Academy; lottery determines admission

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:04AM

Arguably Federal Way Public Schools' crown jewel, the Federal Way Public Academy, means success for students. But getting into the school can mean stress and worry for students and families.

Tahoma Junior High teen pages in Olympia for state House

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:42AM

Corbin Alcott, a student at Tahoma Junior High School, served as a legislative page in the Washington House of Representatives between Feb. 10-14. He was sponsored by his 30th District Rep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way. Corbin is the son of Angie and Rudi Alcott of Maple Valley.


  • Mar 21, 2014 at 1:16PM

Highlights — Federal Way, Gabe Togia, 1 for 3, 3 RBIs; Edward Peraza, 2 for 4, run; Travis Layden picked up win on the mound. Decatur, Brandon Jackson, 1 for 1, HR; Jacob Kolterman took the loss on the mound.

Q&A with Mr. FW: March Madness — vasectomies and local soap operas

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 1:46PM

Q: Mr. Federal Way, what’s your opinion on your tax dollars being spent on an investigation brought on by the “Good Ol’ Boys Network,” better known as South King Fire and Rescue?

Bliznyuk leads Beamer to state, earns All-City Boys Basketball honors

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 26, 2014 at 10:13AM

The 6-foot-5 senior guard had an ultra-impressive season for the Titans. Bliznyuk was named the South Puget Sound League South Division Player of the Year and was also The News Tribune’s All-Area most valuable player after averaging 19.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals a game.

Weyerhaeuser awarded Federal Way’s top business recycler of the year

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

The City of Federal Way has named Weyerhaeuser the business recycler of the year for 2013, with a presentation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Leadership in Recycling Award recognizes local businesses that increase recycling, reduce waste generation and adopt other sustainable practices.

'Hunger Games' of Federal Way

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

The annual lottery for admission to the Federal Way Public Academy leaves some feeling cold

Pet of the Week: Gracie the cat

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

"Gentle, sweet and soft spoken" Gracie is looking for a permanent home while being fostered here in Federal Way.

Federal Way High School student serves as House page

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

Ayana Freeman, a student at Federal Way High School, served as a page recently in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Roger Freeman (D-Federal Way), Ayana is the daughter of Sonya Freeman and Rep. Freeman of Federal Way.

Todd Beamer High teen pages in Olympia for state House

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

Jack Brugato, a student at Todd Beamer High School, served as a legislative page in the Washington House of Representatives between Feb. 17-21. He was sponsored by his 30th District Rep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way.

Seattle Children's Hospital CEO discusses new Federal Way clinic

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Wednesday morning, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosted the CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Thomas Hansen, at his monthly Good Eggs Breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.

Federal Way student with inoperable tumor into finals of USA TODAY contest

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Apr 10, 2014 at 9:04AM

Decatur High School senior Dominique Cooks continues his battle with an inoperable brain tumor.

Nighttime ramp, lane closures kick off seismic retrofit project along I-5 in Federal Way

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 6:07PM

A seismic retrofit project to help Interstate 5 overpasses withstand future earthquakes gets underway with ramp and lane closures starting Monday night.

Federal Way school district sees positives for its upcoming budget

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 2:51PM

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) are once again cultivating a somewhat positive outlook as the district prepares its upcoming budget, which is scheduled to be first presented by Superintendent Rob Neu on May 13.

BASEBALL: Ishikawa having standout spring for Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:52PM

Federal Way High School graduate Travis Ishikawa is making a push to be on the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day roster, which is a little bit of a surprise for the 30-year-old.

Signs of spring: New big-leaf rhododendron garden now open in Federal Way

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:06PM

After almost 15 years in the making, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) in Federal Way is nearing completion of what will be one of the most outstanding sections of the RSBG – the Big-Leaf Garden.

Federal Way’s World Vision changes hiring policy to allow Christians in same-sex marriages

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:24PM

Christian humanitarian relief giant World Vision has changed its hiring policy to allow Christians in legal same-sex marriages to be employed at the Federal Way-based agency.

Federal Way school district clarifies changes at Truman following confusion

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 3:55PM

The announcement of a new program at Truman High School next fall recently left district officials and community members confused about the changes set to take place at the district’s alternative high school.

Outgoing Public Works director reflects on service to Federal Way

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 4:04PM

Cary Roe has seen Federal Way through a lot in the last two-plus decades. From the formation of the city itself, to being tasked with implementing some of the largest infrastructure projects

Federal Way firefighters, volunteers help in mudslide rescue

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 5:12PM

Federal Way firefighters and volunteers are part of a search effort underway to find 90 people who are still missing after a massive mudslide in Oso, Wash. that killed at least 25 people.

Money muddles World Vision hiring policies | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 5:25PM

Q: Hey Mr. Federal Way, did you hear that World Vision moved into the 21st century and agreed to hire people who are in same-sex marriages

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