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Decatur High School DECA will host 5k Color Dash on Nov. 16

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Nov 13, 2013 at 11:54AM

Decatur High School DECA is hosting its first-ever 5-Kilometer Color Dash at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16. The event is open to all ages and participants can run or walk. Powder color packets will be thrown on the runners every 1-kilometer.

FW schools announce professional development program

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 3:00PM

Dr. Julia Aguirre, an associate math professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma, is beginning to work with Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) on a "comprehensive professional development program that ultimately will impact the district's most vulnerable students." Aguirre's work will focus on developing a culturally-responsive approach to teaching mathematics throughout the district, according to a news release.

Truancy prevention means crime prevention | Dan Satterberg

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 4:00PM

Many people are surprised when I tell them that we have a Truancy Dropout Prevention Unit in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Sheriff starts mediation program for citizen complaints

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

Citizens who have complaints with King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will now have another avenue to address their issues, thanks to a new mediation process being implemented by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.

Youngsters impress grownups at Halloween food drive | Letters

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 1:45PM

I’d like to comment on an event that I participated in on Thursday, Oct. 31, because of the emotion and pride that was generated by members of a much younger generation than I.

It's refreshing to see a new columnist in The Mirror | Letters

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 1:44PM

It is refreshing to see that The Mirror has added Keith Livingston as one of its contributors/columnists.

Typhoon aftermath: Federal Way-based World Vision sends relief

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 3:09PM

Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early Nov. 8 and caused catastrophic damage. Wind gusts were reported as high as 190 mph. Thousands are feared dead.

Weyerhaeuser sells Quadrant Homes, earns Corporations for Communities award

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 4:00PM

Federal Way-based timber giant Weyerhaeuser Company has announced the sale of its homebuilding division, which includes the local Quadrant Homes.

Inslee touts Boeing 777X deal, Machinists union rejects with 67 percent majority

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 11:23AM

Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the state Legislature, put together a package to help secure an unprecedented commitment from Boeing to assemble its 777X jetliner — and the plane's carbon fiber wings — in Washington state.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Federal Way's Mitch Stewart leads the way at state cross country meet

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 3:09PM

The cross country season came to an end Saturday at the state cross country championships in the Tri-Cities. Eight Federal Way school district runners made the journey across the mountains to compete at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Federal Way Farmers Market's winter indoor bazaar opens Nov. 16

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 4:32PM

The Federal Way Farmers Market will open its winter indoor bazaar at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Opening day will feature Lynnae's Gourmet Pickles, a Tacoma-based company recently featured on the ABC show "Shark Tank."

Victim and police hunt for car prowler | FW crime blotter

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 2:12PM

At 8:02 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 400 block of SW 305th Street, police responded to a call from a residence.

TRACKING THE GRADS: Basketball players excelling in college

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 4:35PM

Talia Walton — The Federal Way grad is currently playing her redshirt sophomore season at the University of Washington. Last year, Walton was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team after averaging 13.6 points, which was 10th in the Pac-12, and 7.3 rebounds. She also had 58 blocks, which was second all-time in the history of UW, and made 57 3-pointers.

Protesters blast Walmart's wages and policies in Federal Way | PHOTOS

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 5:12PM

For the second year in a row, local Walmart employees protested the company's wages and policies in the weeks leading up to Black Friday.

PHOTOS: Honoring Our Own 2013 pays tribute to veterans

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 5:27PM

Federal Way’s fourth annual tribute to veterans, “Honoring Our Own,” was sponsored by the Historical Society of Federal Way and the Kiwanis Club of Federal Way. The event was held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Todd Beamer High School. (SEE PHOTOS)

Operation Warm: Cops and firefighters donate coats at Olympic View Elementary

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:00PM updated at 4:20PM

Federal Way police teamed up with South King Fire and Rescue to deliver winter coats for children at Olympic View Elementary School.

Grading system 'is screwing us all over,' say students in Federal Way

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 2:34PM

A packed house once again greeted the Federal Way School Board as parents, taxpayers and students spoke up about the continued glitches they've all experienced with the controversial standards based grading (SBG) system's implementation and execution this year.

Grading system: School board responds to criticisms, Neu hints at change

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 2:46PM

Federal Way School Board members sat through another round of haranguing by parents and others during the board's Nov. 12 meeting.

'Mad as hell' taxpayer and parents criticize school district

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 3:32PM

Parents and community members were in vociferous attendance again during the Federal Way School Board's Nov. 12 meeting.

County budget will enhance aquatic center and Little League fields in FW

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 4:20PM

The King County Council unanimously approved the county’s 2014 operating and capital budget. This budget includes a $718 million General Fund Budget, of which 73 percent is directed toward public safety and criminal justice programs.


  • Nov 14, 2013 at 12:04PM

A berth into the quarterfinals (Final 8) of the Class 4A State Football Playoffs. The winner of the Federal Way/Skyline game will host the winner of a game between Skyview and Richland on either Nov. 22 or 23.

Frustration, change and Democrats | Roegner

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 3:51PM

According to voters, the local election theme for 2013 turned out to be “frustration, change and Democrats.”

City to establish tourism website

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 3:49PM

Federal Way has contracted with Seattle firm efelle media to produce a new tourism website, using lodging tax dollars to promote tourism.

Q&A with Mr. Federal Way: District treats kids like guinea pigs

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 4:04PM

Q: I was one of more than 100 parents who showed up to the Federal Way School Board meeting Tuesday night who was looking for answers regarding the standards based grading system. I came away with the opinion that the school board is not listening to its constituents. They are going to do what they want to do, and there’s nothing parents or students can do to change their minds.

Typhoon Haiyan: Washington mobilizes relief for Philippines

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 10:35AM

Super Typhoon Haiyan's devastation has left the Philippines in a state of emergency, and many Washingtonians are mobilizing to help.

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