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Federal Way 8th-grader heads to local spelling bee championship

Federal Way Public Academy's Abdel Eltayeb to compete in King/Snohomish bee on Sunday

Light rail in Federal Way is derailed | Tax revenue projections for South King County down 31 percent

A planned expansion of light rail into the Redondo area of Federal Way may be pushed back past 2030 due to a larger than expected… Continue reading

Tony Moore is president of the Federal Way School Board.

State fines Moore’s District 30 Senate campaign

The state Public Disclosure Commission recently penalized the 2010 state Senate campaign of Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore for failing to disclose several… Continue reading

Tony Moore is president of the Federal Way School Board.

All-star preachers visit Federal Way megachurch | ‘Prosperity gospel’ turns a few heads

Christian Faith Center’s Vision Conference starts today and will feature sermons and workshops by some of America’s biggest evangelical heavy hitters: the Revs. TD Jakes, Jenetzen Franklin and Creflo Dollar.

Technology education: Federal Way School District scores $600,000 grant

A new technology-focused nonprofit advocacy group launched Monday in Federal Way, bringing with it a couple of hundred thousand reasons to celebrate.

Sequoyah orchestra teacher Rebecca Pomeroy conducts the Phoenix Orchestra. Pictured (left to right) are violinists Eloisa Serrano

Middle school orchestra taps the meaning of music in education

A gusty, gray and drizzling Wednesday morning was the backdrop for Sequoyah Middle School teacher Rebecca Pomeroy’s eighth-grade orchestra students to demonstrate their version of “Conquistador,” an epic, driving piece that recalls a Spanish solider rushing into battle.

Sequoyah orchestra teacher Rebecca Pomeroy conducts the Phoenix Orchestra. Pictured (left to right) are violinists Eloisa Serrano
This sculpture at Steel Lake Park will be rescued from a thicket of weeds and moved to a more public area of the park.

Forgotten sculpture rescued at Steel Lake Park

A nearly 20-year-old sculpture at Steel Lake Park will soon be pulled from the weeds after it was rediscovered during a recent survey of city-owned public art.

This sculpture at Steel Lake Park will be rescued from a thicket of weeds and moved to a more public area of the park.

To carry or not to carry? South King Fire and Rescue’s gun policy vs. state law

Is a decades-old South King Fire and Rescue district policy that bans the carrying of guns on its property contrary to state law?As with most… Continue reading

South King Fire and Rescue firefighter Brian Moore

Sexy firefighter flexes for charity calendar

Brian Moore from South King Fire and Rescue is one of 29 hunks and babes who appear in the 2011 Washington Firefighters Calendar. It’s a 12-month tour of some of the state’s hottest heroes, and proceeds go to the Washington State Council for Firefighters Burn Foundation.

South King Fire and Rescue firefighter Brian Moore

Legislation clears the way for International Baccalaureate grads

New legislation could streamline high school graduation requirements for Washington students enrolled in International Baccalaureate programs.

Book donations reflect diversity of Federal Way schools

If there’s ever a question about how culturally diverse Federal Way is, one need look no further than the selection of books recently donated by… Continue reading

This photo was taken about 3 p.m. Wednesday at Celebration Park in Federal Way as the snow started to get heavy.

Snow storm: Federal Way schools are closed today

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the area, forecasting that 6 inches of snow could fall during the day on Wednesday.

This photo was taken about 3 p.m. Wednesday at Celebration Park in Federal Way as the snow started to get heavy.

Three Federal Way schools score high on state achievement index

Three Federal Way schools have won awards given out in a joint effort by the state Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Nicholas Rollolazo

National security and Air Force career come calling for Federal Way cadet

Federal Way schools might have a future military or political leader in its midst.

Nicholas Rollolazo
Jerry Warren was named the top assistant principal in the state for 2011 by the Association of Washington School Principals for his work at Federal Way High School. He was notified about his winning the award last year

Illahee principal ranks among Washington’s finest

It’s just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, and Illahee Middle School Principal Jerry Warren is already cleaning up.

Jerry Warren was named the top assistant principal in the state for 2011 by the Association of Washington School Principals for his work at Federal Way High School. He was notified about his winning the award last year

TJ wrestling coach under investigation over job ability

Thomas Jefferson High School wrestling coach Jess Workman is under investigation by the Federal Way School District for what it says are “concerns about the… Continue reading

To learn more about the midnight walking club in Federal Way

Midnight walk in Federal Way? Statistics suggest downtown is safe, even at night

How likely is it that you would get shot, stabbed, beaten, robbed, carjacked or otherwise molested if you were to take a walk around The Commons Mall late at night — say, between midnight and 2 a.m.?

To learn more about the midnight walking club in Federal Way

Federal Way school bus accident investigation continues

A group of risk pool attorneys is reviewing the case of a Federal Way School District school bus driver who was involved in an accident Feb. 14 that sent two students to the hospital.

The area affected by de-annexation is located on Federal Way’s northeast border in unincorporated King County.

South King Fire and Rescue will shrink territory to avoid losing money | De-annexation affects unincorporated King County

South King Fire and Rescue will lop off a small piece of its territory in unincorporated King County to avoid losing an estimated $5.3 million in property tax revenue.

The area affected by de-annexation is located on Federal Way’s northeast border in unincorporated King County.

Should schools teach HIV/AIDS prevention? | Federal Way parent forum is Feb. 16

The teaching of HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness will be the topic of a parents’ forum on Feb. 16 hosted by the Federal Way School District.