King County moves to expand pre-booking diversion program

Three cities could get money to link low-level drug offenders to services and keep them out of jail.

Federal Way remembers 9/11 terror attacks

Retired NYC firefighter recalls first moments learning of the tragedy.

Federal Way school district deals with potential cuts due to lack of state funding

District seeks strategic cuts to avoid possible $10 million deficit in years to come.

Federal Way mayor’s proposed budget focuses on sustaining revenue

City will not borrow any money, and will repay the reserve fund under proposal

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Safeco Field will get a new name next year

Seattle Mariners could make over $100 million from naming rights.

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Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Mural stimulates creativity for Rainier View Elementary fifth-graders

Learning opportunity that is both hands on and minds on

FWPS celebrates new teachers

Federal Way Public Schools hosted its first New to FWPS Teacher Breakfast on Aug. 22. This event provided teachers who are new to the district… Continue reading

‘We move with a purpose’

South King firefighters harness passion for saving lives and serving the public

First of the first responders

911 dispatchers and call receivers play critical roles in traumatic situations

South King Fire and Rescue will host 9/11 remembrance

The service will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station 64

Federal Way will exit regional jail agreement to save money

Rising operational costs are cited for the proposal; the city still owes millions for the facility’s construction.

Federal Way teachers await contract approval for pay raise

Salaries will increase 12.5 percent under bargaining agreement

Ex-wife seeks vengeance

Death threats: At 3:25 Sept. 3 near the 2200 block of S. Star Lake, the victim called 911 to report harassment by phone. The victim… Continue reading

Ceremony will give Vietnam veterans a proper homecoming

Public event is Sept. 19 at the Federal Way Senior Center

Officials warn of more HIV transmissions among homeless drug users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the… Continue reading

Public funding for Safeco Field upkeep could go before voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Mirror Citizen of the Month: Goose protector Roderick Yee

Roderick Yee and his flock of geese have become a familiar sight near the Cove Apartments on First Avenue South in Federal Way. The Federal… Continue reading

Federal Way mishandled employee retirement benefits, audit finds

According to the latest city audit, several employees retirement benefits could be affected due to never being reported

Federal Way teachers, school district reach tentative contract agreement

In wake of McCleary decision, conversation focuses on fair compensation for educators