Neal McNamara

Federal Way loosens sign code for real estate agents

Federal Way real estate agents and landlords may now place signs announcing vacancies and for-sale properties along sidewalks.

 

Terome and Ronda Fulmore host a group aimed at making stronger marriages at their home each Wednesday. The group uses faith to understand and explain marital problems

Federal Way couples strengthen marriages with faith

Gathered around a long table in the basement of a tidy home in a subdivision near Steel Lake on a recent Wednesday night, six married couples are working on their marriages.

 

Male nurse accused of molesting patient at Federal Way hospital

A St. Francis Hospital nurse with a history of sexual assault complaints has been charged with second-degree rape after allegedly molesting a female patient.

 

Education faces another financial hit across Washington state

If the state House has its way, an education funding initiative that passed with 72 percent of the vote in 2000 will be suspended for the next two years.

Grants help bridge money gaps for 20 groups in Federal Way

The city of Federal Way revealed the recipients of $20,000 worth of Community Enhancement grants, which will benefit 20 different local organizations.A variety of groups… Continue reading

State bill changes math requirements for high school students

It’s time for Federal Way students to bone up on their math skills.

Legislation to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana: Federal Way elected officials discuss dispensary regulation law

There is mixed support among Federal Way’s elected officials for a proposed state law in the works that, among other actions, would set up a regulatory system for medical marijuana dispensaries.

Legislation to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries
South King Fire and Rescue will try to cede a 1.16-square-mile area (shown in pink) to the Kent Fire Department and has backed off a plan to de-annex the territory. South King Chief Al Church said at a March 22 meeting that the annexation by Kent would be done by citizen petition.

Kent may annex piece of South King fire district

South King Fire and Rescue has backed off a plan to de-annex a small portion of its territory and will instead try to cede the… Continue reading

South King Fire and Rescue will try to cede a 1.16-square-mile area (shown in pink) to the Kent Fire Department and has backed off a plan to de-annex the territory. South King Chief Al Church said at a March 22 meeting that the annexation by Kent would be done by citizen petition.

Federal Way schools join fight to keep state levy money

The Federal Way School District has joined a consortium of school districts to fight to keep an important source of state funding.The Federal Way School… Continue reading

8-year-old escapes injury from school bus

An 8-year-old Twin Lakes Elementary student came away unscathed after a near run-in with a school bus around 3:30 p.m. Monday.After getting off the bus,… Continue reading

Federal Way denied a business license application from Conscious Care Cooperative

Medical marijuana dispensaries fight to do business in Federal Way | Legislators work on state regulations

Two medical marijuana co-ops are fighting for licenses to do business in Federal Way after being rejected for the permits by the city.

Federal Way denied a business license application from Conscious Care Cooperative

Soldier from Federal Way dies in Iraq

A soldier from Federal Way was killed in Iraq on Monday and will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his… Continue reading

State index ranks most Federal Way schools as ‘fair’

A majority of schools in Federal Way were labeled “fair” by a state Board of Education index that keeps track of how well individual schools… Continue reading

Gun advocate Jim Beal talks with South King Fire Commissioner James Fossos at last Thursday’s special meeting. The commissioners changed a policy to allow the public to carry guns on district property.

South King Fire and Rescue changes gun policy | Public may now carry on district property

The South King Fire and Rescue board of commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to change a policy that banned the public from carrying guns on fire district property.

Gun advocate Jim Beal talks with South King Fire Commissioner James Fossos at last Thursday’s special meeting. The commissioners changed a policy to allow the public to carry guns on district property.

Decatur grad charged in Maryland murder

A Decatur High School graduate and star soccer player has been charged with murder in Bethesda, Md., after allegedly killing a co-worker. Brittany Norwood, 28,… Continue reading

Disability of language: English learners struggle in schools

How do you teach a teenage refugee from a war-torn country how to read, write and speak English in time for graduation? How do you teach the teen to do well on a standardized test?

This trailer at Hi-Line RV Rentals on Pacific Highway South was burned early in the morning on March 11. Federal Way police are investigating this fire and one other fire that happened recently on Pacific Highway South as arson.

Arson investigations: Similarities found in two Federal Way fires

The trailer at Hi-Line RV Rentals is so badly burned you can see right through it into the business’ parking lot. Just up the street,… Continue reading

This trailer at Hi-Line RV Rentals on Pacific Highway South was burned early in the morning on March 11. Federal Way police are investigating this fire and one other fire that happened recently on Pacific Highway South as arson.
Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from the Barriga Llena Mexican Restaurant

Electricity sparks fire at Federal Way restaurant

An electrical fire this morning at a restaurant in Federal Way was quickly extinguished by South King Fire and Rescue firefighters. Firefighters responded to the… Continue reading

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from the Barriga Llena Mexican Restaurant

Federal Way School District reviews and updates hundreds of policies

The Federal Way School District is in the process of reviewing and updating its policies over hundreds of mandates that have mostly gone without revision in more than a decade.

Higher education’s financial future looks grim in Washington state

Ben Doo is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School. He’s also a college student. Doo, 16, is enrolled in the Highline Community College program Running Start, which is allowing him to pursue an associate’s degree in engineering.