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All-day kindergarten available at all FW elementary schools

  • Sep 11, 2013 at 4:00PM updated at 6:49PM

All elementary schools in Federal Way will offer free all-day kindergarten by Sept. 30, thanks to an additional financial windfall.

Summer meals: District's FRED program improves participation

  • Sep 12, 2013 at 1:00AM updated at 8:57AM

FRED, a new program that Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) rolled out this past summer as a combination of a summer academics and meals program, improved the participation rate for the meals program by almost 400 percent.

School board honors mayor for past legislative work

  • Sep 12, 2013 at 1:00AM

The Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) board of directors recognized Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest for his past work as a member of the state House of Representatives, where Priest worked for education reform for the better part of seven years between 2003 to 2010.

Election highlights priorities of school district | Roegner

  • Sep 12, 2013 at 4:50PM

The races for Federal Way School Board may be the most interesting in several years.

FW police lose K-9 officer Fax

  • Sep 12, 2013 at 4:47PM

The Federal Way Police Department (FWPD) lost one of its K-9 officers.

Food trucks belong in downtown Federal Way | Letters

  • Sep 12, 2013 at 5:14PM

What a great opportunity for Federal Way to maximize the AMC Theatres site for something many residents have been asking for and something that will definitely set Federal Way apart from its sister cities.

PREP GOLF: Raiders and Gators return state contenders

  • Sep 13, 2013 at 12:55PM

The Thomas Jefferson High School girls golf team was the class of the South Puget Sound League a season ago. The Raiders finished a perfect 10-0 in the SPSL Central Division and fourth at the Class 4A State Girls Golf Championships.

Steel Lake playground renovators pitch project to service clubs

  • Sep 13, 2013 at 1:16PM

The efforts to renovate the "Family Funland" playground structure at Steel Lake Park have moved forward, but the project is still about $68,000 short.

Federal Way Education Association endorses McAnnalloy and Gregory for school board | Election letters

  • Sep 13, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Federal Way Education Association has taken an active role in making sure that quality leadership is elected to the Federal Way School Board.

Backdoor endorsement for mayor? Candidate says school board crossed the line

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 1:00AM updated Sep 16, 2013 at 3:25PM

The Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) Board of Directors recently recognized Mayor Skip Priest's work on securing education funding during his time as a state legislator. However, Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell was a bit perturbed by the recognition, believing it to be an indirect endorsement of the mayor in an election year.

Sex offenders vs. city code | Shiers

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 1:00AM

This cartoon by Frank Shiers was printed in the Sept. 13, 2013, edition of the Federal Way Mirror.

We support Jeanne Burbidge for council | Election letters

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 8:00AM

We are strongly supporting Jeanne Burbidge for re-election for a number of reasons.

More shenanigans from the Priest camp? | Election letters

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Republican Party figured out a way to influence a mayoral race — by publicly thanking Skip Priest for the work he is said to have done three years ago?

Sports tryouts: Coed fall soccer, HYPE select basketball teams

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is enrolling for the 2013 Coed Fall Season Soccer League. Deadline for early registration is Sept. 22.

Skip Priest and the Big Toy | Election letters

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 1:00PM

Skip Priest has always had long-term vision for city projects. A case in point is the Big Toy placed in the children’s playground near the lower soccer fields of Celebration Park.

Why I support Carol Gregory for school board | Election letters

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 1:00PM

As I was not familiar with either of the candidates, Carol Gregory or Medgar Wells, both running for position 4 on the Federal Way School Board, I began looking for more information on the candidates. The good news: there are very defined differences between the two candidates, which makes the decision much easier.

PACC is a catalyst for other opportunities | Letters

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 1:00PM

I am a supporter of the PACC. In terms of economic development, it is an effort designed to alter the course of a stressed part of this city’s central core. Is it a game changer? The answer is no, but it is a catalyst for other opportunities.

Women busted for stealing bras at Victoria's Secret | FW crime blotter

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 5:45PM

At 2:58 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 1900 block of South Commons, two women entered a Victoria's Secret store and attempted to return eight bras in exchange for cash.

School district receives $471,000 Race to the Top grant

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 11:43AM

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) recently announced that it will receive a grant of $471,000 as part of its membership in the Road Map Project, a regional consortium of districts aimed at improving student and teacher success.

FOOTBALL WRAP: Gators and Titans pick up first wins; FW dominates

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 12:06PM

The Decatur Gators used a frantic fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night to pick up their first victory of the season. The Gators (1-1) downed the Renton Indians, 32-28, to even their record at Renton Memorial Stadium in a non-league contest.

Weyerhaeuser wants to donate Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Sep 17, 2013 at 11:12AM

One of Federal Way's top cultural and tourist attractions is seeking proposals for new management.

School board's mayor endorsement is unethical | Letters

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42PM

I am extremely disappointed with the actions of the Federal Way School Board with its not-so-subtle endorsement for the incumbent mayor of Federal Way.

Jason Puracal files petition against Nicaraguan government

  • Sep 16, 2013 at 6:04PM

Jason Puracal, the local man who spent the better part of two years of his life falsely imprisoned in a Nicaraguan prison, filed a "far-reaching" petition Sept. 16 with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Pulmonary fibrosis: Lung disease kills as many as breast cancer | Federal Way woman starts support group

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 10:22AM

Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when lung tissue is damaged and scarred. This incurable disease hinders the ability to breathe as the scar tissue thickens.

Huge apartment complex will have negative impact | Letters

  • Sep 17, 2013 at 10:43AM

I am writing to strongly oppose the huge apartment complex suggested for the former school district bus garage property on S. 320th Street.

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