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Flags in Federal Way lowered through Saturday after Brussels attacks

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 10:30AM

Flags adorning city spaces in Federal Way will be lowered through Saturday to honor the victims of Tuesday's deadly attacks in Belgium.

Federal Way woman in serious condition, Seattle man arrested in four-car accident on I-5

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:20PM

A 24-year-old Federal Way woman is in serious condition after she was involved in a four-car accident on Interstate 5 Monday night.

Federal Way graduate qualifies for NCAA Swimming Championships

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 1:00PM

Federal Way High School graduate Kenna Ramey was the lone representative for the University of the Pacific at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Todd Beamer High School hip hop dance team takes first place at district championship

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 10:25AM

The Todd Beamer High School dance team took home the first place trophy in the 4A Hip Hop category at last weekend's West Central District III Dance and Drill Championship.

Marlene’s in Federal Way celebrates 40 years in business April 1

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 22, 2016 at 9:44AM

Marlene's Market & Deli at 2565 S. Gateway Center Place in Federal Way — one of the few remaining independent and family-owned purveyors of natural and organic foods in the South Puget Sound — is celebrating 40 years of business on April 1.

Federal Way teens design working apps in one-day App-A-Thon | Community

  • Mar 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 21, 2016 at 3:09PM

The Burger King employee who answered the phone, her voice clear and loud through a speaker hooked up to a laptop in the center of a room, was genial enough. She was no doubt expecting the caller, 17-year-old Kasey, to ask about hours or refunds or anything at all.

Major rehab on southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way starts Monday

  • Mar 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 21, 2016 at 2:01PM

For the next 18 months, Washington State Department of Transportation contractors will rehabilitate nearly 13 miles of interstate on southbound I-5 between the Duwamish River and S. 320th St. in Federal Way.

Thomas Jefferson tennis opens with win over Puyallup

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 2:00PM

Thomas Jefferson's girls tennis team is off to a good start after defeating Puyallup 4-1 in the season opener on Tuesday.

Needles and Best of Federal Way | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 9:50AM

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I watched the council meeting on Tuesday and was frightened to learn there are "needles strewn throughout Federal Way." If Federal Way is so great, why should I allow my children to grow up in a place where needles could poke them at any given point?

Spring forward, Federal Way!

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 9:00AM

Last Sunday, our community adjusted their clocks to Spring Forward. In Federal Way, like the new season upon us, we are seeing signs of life in areas that not too long ago seemed to reflect all the darkness of winter.

Federal Way rally falls short in season opener

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

Two late goals for Roosevelt spoiled a thrilling season opener for Federal Way's boys soccer team as they fell 5-3 to the Rough Riders on March 12.

Federal Way should update traffic signals | Letter

  • Mar 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

Recently, my wife received a ticket for not completely stopping at the right turn lane heading southbound on Pacific Highway S. where it meets S. 320th St. At the time, she was turning westbound onto S. 320th and the traffic on S. 320th was turning eastbound onto northbound Pacific Hwy. S. No chance for her to hit anyone or be hit by anyone heading westbound on 320th.

The wisdom, work of others | Letter

  • Mar 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

At a recent school board meeting, the point was made that collaboration time between teachers helped in their teaching of phonics.

Previously deported South Korean national from Federal Way sentenced in ID theft case

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 7:45PM

A South Korean national living in Federal Way was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Seattle on Friday to four-and-a-half years in prison and $49,815 in restitution for identity theft and other crimes.

PAEC fundraising campaign reports $812k raised

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts, the non-profit organization raising funds for the Federal Way Arts and Event Center, reported that it is nearing its goal of $1 million dollars, with donations now totaling $811,679 plus $65,200 in pledges to be collected.

Politics and Principles | Inside Politics

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 12:00PM

Washington has a history of good government principles, public disclosure, transparency and hiring employees based on qualifications not connections. It ensures equality, not patronage, guide government practices. But is that still the view held by citizens, or have we become so cynical toward government that we think those long-held values are outdated?

National champion dancers to judge dancing classrooms competition in Federal Way on Saturday

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 11:00AM

National champion dancers to judge dancing classrooms competition in Federal Way on Saturday

Roegner wrong on methanol plant | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 3:00PM

I am a resident of Tacoma and have grave concerns, not unreasonable fears, about the proposed plant.

Methanol plant a dangerous neighbor | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 10:34AM

Speaking as a risk management professional and lifelong resident of Pierce County, hearing that the world’s largest anything, which also happens to be highly toxic and flammable, will be imported into our backyard piques keen interest.

An open letter to Linda Kochmar and Teri Hickel | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 10:33AM

I must remind you that I am your constituent and that I do expect you to represent my interests.

Camp Kilworth | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 10:31AM

Recently, I became aware of the fact that this Boy Scout Camp, Kilworth, located in Federal Way, was closing. It appears there had been a decision to close this twenty-five acre camp after years of servicing the region’s boys and girl scouts.

City of Federal Way launches initiative to clean up homeless encampments

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

Homeless encampments are a "huge public safety and health issue" in Federal Way, according to Mayor Jim Ferrell.

Man points gun at wife | Federal Way Police Blotter

  • Mar 17, 2016 at 4:44PM

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

High school students plan We Step Up 5k color run in Federal Way

  • Mar 17, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:30PM

As Todd Beamer High School student Anastassia Kostin sat in a planning session with Free the Children Club members from other schools, she got a "random" idea: Todd Beamer's own Free the Children Club could organize a color run to raise money for their annual project.

Federal Way principals present what goes on during early dismissal days

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:10PM

As local students and families prepare for two early release days in March, four principals from Federal Way Public Schools explained to the school board on Tuesday what exactly happens during those mysterious days.

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