Federal Way: When dogs attack, law targets owners

Federal Way passed a dangerous dogs ordinance in 2006 — and has faced questions and concerns over it ever since. Whether specific breeds of dogs should be deemed dangerous is a topic that has surfaced and died several times in past years. Though city spokeswoman Linda Farmer said the city has no plans to discuss its current dog ordinance, 2008 has brought a handful of dog attack reports.

Federal Way taps community for ideas on city planning

Civic-minded volunteers are needed to help guide city officials on topics pertaining to arts, ethics, recreation and youth involvement.

Economic hardships delay downtown high-rise project

Construction on Federal Way’s Symphony project — the four-tower, mixed-use project approved by the city council July 2007 — may be delayed for up to a little more than one year, said city spokeswoman Linda Farmer.

Fall school construction raises quality amid noise

Most of the work so far on a $149 million construction bond, which was passed last year, has been behind the scenes.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Federal Way City Clerk says goodbye

City Clerk Laura Hathaway said her goodbye to Federal Way on July 15. Hathaway has worked for the city nearly four and a half years.… Continue reading

Federal Way real estate agents take issue with sign code

The Land Use and Transportation committee will re-examine and possibly amend its sign code, which has recently upset several local real estate agents. For the second time in the past month, real estate agents opposing the code piled into Federal Way City Hall on July 7 to request the city provide exceptions to agents who are struggling to sell homes in a slumped market.

5-year-old commits sexual act on his younger brother — and says he learned it at daycare

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  • Jul 12, 2008

Economic hardships delay construction of Federal Way high-rise project

Construction on Federal Way's Symphony project — the four-tower, mixed-use project approved by the city council July 2007 — may be delayed for up to… Continue reading


Father pleads not guilty in death of son

  • Jul 11, 2008

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  • Jul 11, 2008

Cow tongue lets students taste a medical career

Cutting up a cow tongue didn’t interfere with Marilyn Barriga’s desire to work toward a career in medicine.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Grant targets low-income seniors

The Korean Women’s Association’s dream of affordable housing for seniors in Federal Way is one step closer to reality.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Federal Way father pleads not guilty in death of infant son

Alberto Rios on Wednesday entered a not guilty plea of second degree manslaughter in the death of his 7-month-old son, who was found deceased in… Continue reading

In Your Backyard

Alicia K. Cruz, also known as Alicia K. Armstrong, 26, Federal Way, was sentenced to five years in prison, five years supervised release and ordered to pay $33,117 in restitution for bank fraud, felon in possession of a firearm, and aggravated identity theft. Cruz pleaded guilty to the charges May 19, said Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Federal Way Community Calendar | July 9

A look at what's happening in the Federal Way Community.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Hazardous wastemobile to stop in Federal Way this weekend

Tents, tarps, pallets and barrels will be set up this weekend for materials too perilous to discard in household trash cans. The hazardous wastemobile will be in town and accept materials from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11 -13 in the Sears parking lot at The Commons mall, 1701 S. 320th St.

Woman commits suicide by driving off ravine | Federal Way News Briefs

A woman died Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident after deliberately driving her car off the road into steep ravine in the 2000 block of Mountain View Drive, reports said.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Vanpools offer alternative to car, bus commutes in King County

King County Metro Transit has a solution for rising gas prices: Vanpools. There are currently more than 1,050 vanpools in King County and the number continues to increase. Metro provides the vehicle, rider support services, maintenance, insurance, fuel and tires. Riders provide the driver and pay a monthly fee to participate. Fees are split among group members and are based on round-trip mileage and the number of riders in the van.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Fourth of July passes with little chaos in Federal Way

A strict no-fireworks ordinance and the weather contributed to a July 4 holiday that appears to have been less chaotic than recent years.