Neal McNamara

Thousands in Federal Way without power after wind storm

Over 1,600 and three schools without power Tuesday morning

Behind the test scores: What is Federal Way school’s secret to success?

You could say Sacajawea Middle School has won the lottery. That is, if winning lottery is done not by picking lucky numbers, but by improving state educational testing scores.

South King Fire and Rescue braces for cuts in service

South King Fire and Rescue will consider layoffs, early retirement incentives and shrinking its footprint as solutions to cut spending and preserve tax revenue.

Panther Lake Elementary School principal Tom Capp in front of the 'feng shui' area.

School design with kids in mind: Colorful architecture in Federal Way adds touch of feng shui

It’s a small detail in a school with 400 students and 23 classrooms. But it’s these small details, like the shelf and the bright walls, that added up to a recent first place award for public architecture from the regional chapter of the International Association of Interior Designers.

Panther Lake Elementary School principal Tom Capp in front of the 'feng shui' area.

Despite demographic disadvantage, Federal Way school bucks achievement gap

Federal Way’s Star Lake Elementary School has earned a 2010 “Schools of Distinction” award from a Washington educational consulting firm, which recognizes ongoing improvements at the school based on state testing scores.

King County veterans find stability through levy

For all the Veterans Day memorial services around King County and in Federal Way this week, there’s one program exclusive to the area that helps veterans all year.

Joe Jackson received the Medal of Honor for his role in Vietnam. Jackson will be the keynote speaker at a celebration for veterans Nov. 13 in Federal Way.

Pilot recalls death-defying mission in Vietnam | Medal of Honor recipient to share story in Federal Way

It was about 20 years ago that, after being gently pestered by his minister, Joe Jackson began publicly telling the story of how he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Joe Jackson received the Medal of Honor for his role in Vietnam. Jackson will be the keynote speaker at a celebration for veterans Nov. 13 in Federal Way.

Head count determines state funding for Federal Way schools

In a year-to-year comparison between 2009 and 2010, the Federal Way School District shows a negligible change in a “head count” of the number of students.

It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job

Fallen firefighter’s battle with HIV: Family reflects on diagnosis, belated honors

here are better safeguards now when an HIV exposure occurs. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a course of drugs that can be taken directly after exposure and can reduce the chances of HIV infection.

It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job
It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job

Firefighter’s HIV-related death occurred in the line of duty

It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job, but his death is just now being recognized as having occurred in the line of duty.

It has been four years since South King Fire and Rescue veteran Doug Waller died as a result of contracting HIV on the job

Students return after Kilo Middle School bomb scare

Students and staff returned to a regular school day around 9 a.m. Thursday after a bomb threat was received earlier in the morning by Kilo administrators

Last January

Federal Way fifth-grader tests stop sign hypothesis at Hoyt Road intersection

Last January, Dylan Brown, a fifth-grader at Brooklake Christian School, undertook a traffic study for a school project of the intersection of Southwest 320th Street and Hoyt Road/47th Avenue Southwest to see how many motorists would come to a complete stop at the sign.

Last January

Medal of Honor recipient will highlight Federal Way’s Veterans Day celebration

The observance will take place 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at Todd Beamer High School. Organizers are asking anyone planning to attend to bring a relative or friend who has served in the military.

Federal Way school superintendent gets salary bump

The Federal Way School Board passed a measure that bumps up Superintendent Robert Neu’s yearly salary by $6,000 to a total $195,000.

How school bond refunding saves money for Federal Way taxpayers

Did you know that the Federal Way Public Schools recently refunded some of its bonds?

Federal Way escapes weekend storm damage | Pacific Northwest braces for cold wet winter

The National Weather Service is predicting a cold, wet winter ahead for the Pacific Northwest caused by La Nina, a cooling of the Pacific Ocean near the equator, which affects weather patterns across the U.S.