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Highline invites public to attend LGBTQIA events

Highline invites public to attend LGBTQIA events

The public is invited to Highline College for a weeklong series of educational events and activities exploring LGBTQIA identity and social justice issues. The series… Continue reading

Highline invites public to attend LGBTQIA events
How do we stay hopeful? | Diversity

How do we stay hopeful? | Diversity

Times feel dark. Sometimes my columns name the darkness. This time I wanted to talk about hope. But I hear it; I feel it; it… Continue reading

How do we stay hopeful? | Diversity
Jeff Wagnitz

Wagnitz named Highline College interim president as search continues

While Highline College searches for a new president, a familiar name will fill the role. Dr. Jeff Wagnitz, who has been serving as acting president… Continue reading

Jeff Wagnitz
Yarden Weidenfeld

City poised for economic growth due to work of staff

I read with some confusion Bob Roegner’s column in the Sept. 15 edition of the Federal Way Mirror. In it, he describes a Federal Way… Continue reading

Yarden Weidenfeld
Federal Way Police Department promotes several officers

Federal Way Police Department promotes several officers

The Federal Way Police Department promoted four members of its force, and the officers were sworn in at the Sept. 19 City Council meeting. Keith… Continue reading

Federal Way Police Department promotes several officers
Federal Way man involved in Des Moines McDonald’s stabbing

Federal Way man involved in Des Moines McDonald’s stabbing

Des Moines Police continue to investigate a stabbing incident on Sunday at a McDonald’s restaurant, 22644 Pacific Highway S., that involved a Kent man and… Continue reading

Federal Way man involved in Des Moines McDonald’s stabbing
Football and fantasy city government | My Perspective

Football and fantasy city government | My Perspective

As a new football season starts, do you ever wonder about the countless hours, planning, play books, teaching, coaching, personnel decisions, support systems and financial… Continue reading

Football and fantasy city government | My Perspective
Work to refine grading, reporting system remains a focus for Federal Way Public Schools

Work to refine grading, reporting system remains a focus for Federal Way Public Schools

Federal Way Public Schools is committed to ensuring our standards-based grading and reporting system provides accurate and meaningful information to our scholars and families based… Continue reading

Work to refine grading, reporting system remains a focus for Federal Way Public Schools
Drivers, students should be cautious with school starting

Drivers, students should be cautious with school starting

At Federal Way Public Schools scholar safety is the No. 1 priority. With school back in session soon, all drivers, scholars and families are encouraged… Continue reading

Drivers, students should be cautious with school starting
David Aaron Johnson: Lamenting the need for martyrs | Diversity

David Aaron Johnson: Lamenting the need for martyrs | Diversity

I nitially I wanted to write to celebrate and honor the heroism of three men: Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Micah David-Cole Fletcher,… Continue reading

David Aaron Johnson: Lamenting the need for martyrs | Diversity
I can see just fine — why do I need vision? | Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin

I can see just fine — why do I need vision? | Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin

As business-led, economic and civic organizations, chambers of commerce and their members are impacted by the world’s accelerating change of pace. The American Chamber of… Continue reading

I can see just fine — why do I need vision? | Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin
Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities

Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities

Federal Way Public Schools is committed to providing learning opportunities throughout the summer. Experiences offered include the first summer chess camp with the superintendent, the… Continue reading

Federal Way Public Schools scholars participate in meaningful summer learning opportunities
FWPS focused on our big goals to accomplish big things for scholars | Superintendent’s message

FWPS focused on our big goals to accomplish big things for scholars | Superintendent’s message

Greetings Federal Way Public Schools parents and families, The dedicated team of educators and staff members in Federal Way Public Schools — 3,000 strong —… Continue reading

FWPS focused on our big goals to accomplish big things for scholars | Superintendent’s message
School district presented with opportunities and challenges regarding funding

School district presented with opportunities and challenges regarding funding

The Washington State Legislature recently adopted a four-year implementation plan for K-12 funding in an attempt to comply with the McCleary Supreme Court decision requiring… Continue reading

School district presented with opportunities and challenges regarding funding
Local doctors prescribing books to children

Local doctors prescribing books to children

Pediatricians at Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center are promoting reading and literacy development as a prescription for success for their young patients. They have… Continue reading

Local doctors prescribing books to children
City of Federal Way offering ‘cooling center’ to residents during heat wave

City of Federal Way offering ‘cooling center’ to residents during heat wave

The city of Federal Way is offering residents a place to find relief in advance of a forecasted heat wave. The Federal Way Community Center,… Continue reading

City of Federal Way offering ‘cooling center’ to residents during heat wave
Highline College President Jack Bermingham announces retirement

Highline College President Jack Bermingham announces retirement

In a letter to the college’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Jack Bermingham announced his retirement as president of Highline College, effective next week. The board… Continue reading

Highline College President Jack Bermingham announces retirement
Students improve their game at Summer Chess Camp with Federal Way superintendent

Students improve their game at Summer Chess Camp with Federal Way superintendent

On July 17, Federal Way Public Schools hosted its first Summer Chess Camp with the superintendent to further reinforce this commitment. “Chess is an important… Continue reading

Students improve their game at Summer Chess Camp with Federal Way superintendent
New Federal Way Police Department officers sworn in

New Federal Way Police Department officers sworn in

Four Federal Way Police Department officers were sworn in at the July 18 City Council meeting: Jae An, Hilary Brehm, Friedrich Jaeger and Robert Bracco.… Continue reading

New Federal Way Police Department officers sworn in
Former CFO of Federal Way health insurance company sentenced for embezzlement

Former CFO of Federal Way health insurance company sentenced for embezzlement

The former chief financial officer of Soundpath Health was sentenced on June 30 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to a year and a day… Continue reading

Former CFO of Federal Way health insurance company sentenced for embezzlement