Neal McNamara

So long, stimulus: Federal Way schools predict deficit of $8 million

The Federal Way School District is predicting an $8 million budget shortfall for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year because of anticipated state revenue reductions and waning federal stimulus funds.

Federal Way resident and former Auburn mayor Bob Roegner has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Highline Community College Board of Trustees. Roegner also writes a weekly political column for the Federal Way Mirror.

Roegner joins Highline Community College Board of Trustees

Federal Way resident and former Auburn mayor Bob Roegner has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Highline Community College Board of Trustees.

Federal Way resident and former Auburn mayor Bob Roegner has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Highline Community College Board of Trustees. Roegner also writes a weekly political column for the Federal Way Mirror.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal was created in 1937 to honor illustrated children’s books.

Federal Way students make picks for 2011 Caldecott Medal

It was a little like an Academy Awards party in Shannon Houghton’s class at Wildwood Elementary last Thursday.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal was created in 1937 to honor illustrated children’s books.

Tech-savvy Saghalie Middle School awaits math and science academy

Saghalie Middle School is gearing up to launch a new math and science-focused academy set to start next September. Federal Way School District officials say the academy will prepare students to be “successful in the jobs of the future.”

South King Fire and Rescue gives up cost of living increase

South King Fire and Rescue firefighters will give up a cost of living increase in 2011 because of anticipated budget shortfalls.

Tony Moore

Rebirth for the Federal Way School Board? Members vow more public engagement in 2011

Do you know who represents your neighborhood on the Federal Way Board of Education?

Tony Moore

Faith-based financial advice for sale in Federal Way

Proverbs 22:7 is pretty clear: “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” In other words, don’t go into debt.

Fewer homeless students in Federal Way: Is that good? | State numbers increase during recession

The amount of homeless students attending public schools in Washington has increased by almost 8,000 since 2005.

King County home prices drop 2.6 percent from 2009

The value of homes has dropped 2.6 percent in the Seattle area in one year, according to the Case-Shiller home price index released last week by Standard and Poor’s.

Brooks Giles

The joy of sax: New Yorker dives into Seattle jazz scene | Free concert Jan. 9

The Seattle area is not known for its jazz scene — not like New York, New Orleans, Chicago or Kansas City, even.

Brooks Giles

Gov. Gregoire’s budget looks grim for Federal Way schools

If the state’s projected deficit is projected to be billions bad, bet that it will be felt at the local level — especially in public schools.

Tensions hit home for Korean-Americans in Federal Way

Daniel Lee was shocked when, in November, he learned that North Korea had shelled an island off of South Korea.

The bay at Station 26 was filled with boxes of food

It was South King Fire and Rescue’s annual toy and food drive, a tradition that dates back to the 1950s and started with just 20 families.

The bay at Station 26 was filled with boxes of food
The bay at Station 26 was filled with boxes of food

Santa’s team on Earth: 130 Federal Way area families benefit from annual toy and food drive

It was South King Fire and Rescue’s annual toy and food drive, a tradition that dates back to the 1950s and started with just 20 families.

The bay at Station 26 was filled with boxes of food

Federal Way teen expelled for sharing allergy medication

A 12-year-old student was emergency expelled from Lakota Middle School on Dec. 10 for sharing her prescription antihistamines with three allergy-suffering classmates.

South King fire board changes video policy after incident with blogger

At each meeting of the South King Fire and Rescue commissioners, Jerry Galland brings a video camera and sets it up on a tiny tripod so he can tape the proceedings.

Lovell Sykes was 15 and a sophomore at Todd Beamer High School. He died on Nov. 15 from complications related to an ankle injury. Students

Everyone misses Lovell: Outpouring of support follows Beamer student’s death

She taps on her chest and in a weary voice says, “It’s empty in here.” The boy she helped raise from birth has been gone for just over one month.

Lovell Sykes was 15 and a sophomore at Todd Beamer High School. He died on Nov. 15 from complications related to an ankle injury. Students
Steve Lynch relaxes in his guitar teaching room at the Federal Way School of Music

Master shredder Steve Lynch leads Federal Way School of Music

For Steve Lynch, the inspiration to pick up a guitar came in 1964, when he witnessed his sister and her friends go crazy over The Beatles album “Meet The Beatles.”

Steve Lynch relaxes in his guitar teaching room at the Federal Way School of Music
Tony Moore

Federal Way School Board wants more Moore

The Federal Way School Board voted to retain president Tony Moore at Tuesday’s meeting, but the vote was not unanimous.

Tony Moore

It turns out that you, in fact, can’t take it with you — unless the publisher grants you the rights.