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County Council to vote on funding for Federal Way performing arts center

  • Nov 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

The King County Council is expected to vote on an ordinance next Monday that would provide a $2 million 4Culture grant to Federal Way's Performing Arts and Events Center.

King County to host contest to name new environmental research vessel

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 2:07PM

King County is hosting a contest to name its new 48-foot environmental research vessel, which county field scientists will use to collect samples in Puget Sound, Lake Washington and the Duwamish River and respond to spills. The twin-hulled catamaran will launch next spring. The competition is open to all King County residents.

Bowdoin College honors Federal Way student

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 1:14PM

Bowdoin College held its annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony on Oct. 30 to honor those undergraduates who distinguish themselves with excellence. Among those students was Federal Way resident Alice Kim, who is a member of the Bowdoin College class of 2017. Kim is earning a major in computer science and mathematics and a minor in French.

Fried chicken thief arrested | Federal Way Police Blotter

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 17, 2015 at 1:04PM

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

Power out at four Federal Way district schools

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 12:47PM

Federal Way Public Schools offiicials recently announced Sequoyah Middle School, and Rainier View, Lakeland and Camelot elementary schools are currently without power, phones or email due to the windy weather.

Federal Way’s chief of staff seeks to collect state pension, despite state denials

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 17, 2015 at 12:45PM

The highest paid employee in the city of Federal Way is seeking to collect a full retirement in addition to his salary, even though state officials twice deemed him ineligible for benefits and claimed he was not really retired.

Federal Way church employee charged with child rape

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 17, 2015 at 10:04AM

King County prosecutors charged an employee of a Federal Way church with one count of third-degree child rape on Nov. 9 for an alleged illicit relationship he had with a minor.

Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center director recognized for long-time service

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday recognized Mike Dunwiddie, director of the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, for his 25 years of service at the facility.

Federal Way lowers flag to half-staff in honor of Paris victims

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 10:18AM

The U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff in Federal Way and at federal buildings across the country at the direction of President Barack Obama to show support for France following the recent terrorist attacks.

Teen meets firefighters who saved him in Federal Way house fire

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

Parker Ewing, 15, recently visited the South King Fire and Rescue firefighters who saved his life.

Free home repairs available for low-income in Federal Way, Auburn

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 6:00AM

Are you worried about the cost of repairs that your home needs? Rebuilding Together South Sound is a local non-profit that uses skilled volunteers to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners.

State chiropractic association honors Federal Way doctor

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 8:00AM

Dr. Jolene Harlow, a Federal Way doctor of chiropractic, was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Washington State Chiropractic Association. She was presented with the award at an annual conference on Oct. 10. The 1,000-member group is the only statewide association that represents the chiropractic profession.

Federal Way native completes Army training

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

Army Pfc. Patrick G. Fleming has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

Disappointed in marijuana vote | Letter

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

As a member of the pro-committee for marijuana-related businesses, I am saddened the voters chose to stay home or chose fear over what I consider good judgement.

Northbound I-5 overnight lane and ramp closures in Federal Way

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 5:00AM

Drivers who use northbound Interstate 5 in Federal Way should prepare for ramp closures, detours and possible delays Monday evening, Nov. 16, through Wednesday morning, Nov. 18.

Minimum wage protests and Hickel | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 8:00AM

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was at the mall shopping with my mom when all of a sudden these people burst through the door chanting something about wanting $15 an hour. It was so disruptive and loud that my little boy started crying. The mall is a private business and they have no right to do that.

Loving pit bull available for adoption | Pet of the Week

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

Chance is a 1-and-a-half-year-old male pit bull terrier mix, about 57 pounds (ID No. A476877). This sweet boy isn't just handsome, he's also smart! He knows how to sit and shake paws on command.

Shame, shame, shame | Letter

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 4:27PM

People, shame on you. People fought and were imprisoned fighting for the right to vote and you can't sit down at your kitchen table and fill out a ballot?

One-stop shopping for catching up with the stars | People & Places

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 4:15PM

Sometimes, when people see me, they run in the opposite direction. I can hear their thoughts saying: "Oh no, it's that chatty Magruder woman!"

Federal Way honors veterans during annual event

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 3:59PM

The Noon Kiwanis and the Federal Way Historical Society sponsored the Veteran's Day observance at Todd Beamer High School on Wednesday.

Federal Way’s Brookdale Foundation House honors veterans

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 3:41PM

Brookdale Foundation House observed a solemn and moving Veteran's Day ceremony on Wednesday.

Federal Way prep sports round-up

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 12:41PM

Cross country state championship results

WIAA Swim and Dive Championships come to Federal Way

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 1:05AM

The Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association 2A, 3A and 4A Girls Swim and Dive Championships will take place today and tomorrow at the Weyerhaeuser Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Election reflections and steps moving forward | Inside Politics

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 5:12PM

Apathy was the big winner in last week's election as only 31 percent of Federal Way's 42,778 registered voters bothered to fill out their ballots.

Federal Way native Miss Washington seeking help to get to nationals

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 5:05PM

After her main sponsor pulled out last-minute, Miss Washington Tara Uson-Fee with National American Miss is looking for help to fund her trip to compete for the National Queen Title in Anaheim, California during Thanksgiving weekend.

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