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Events happening throughout Federal Way.

  • Jul 21, 2008

More Federal Way News Briefs | July 19

The food is always good, but it’s the people that really draw crowds to the Federal Way Kiwanis Club’s annual Salmon Bake.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Federal Way Crime Blotter | July 19

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  • Jul 21, 2008

Federal Way News Briefs | July 19

The city council unanimously voted Tuesday to allow a one-year delay on construction of Federal Way’s Symphony project — the four-tower, mixed-use downtown project approved last year.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Closing the gap: Federal Way School District taking the lead on race issues

State education officials looked to Federal Way as a role model for raising the academic achievement of African-American students at a meeting last week. Representatives from the Washington State advisory committee on the African-American achievement gap met at Federal Way City Hall on Thursday to discuss how to improve African-American students’ achievement in schools.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Suspect arrested after fatal shooting at Dash Point apartments

Federal Way police have arrested a 20-year-old Auburn man for investigation of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old man outside an apartment complex in Dash Point early June 18.

Upon further review: Federal Way city manager gets raise

Managing a city of over 87,000 occupants takes a person with the right mix of managerial and communication skills. According to the city council, city manager Neal Beets is meeting performance standards but is still working to perfect those skills. Beets’ annual performance review was released Tuesday and has changed little over the past year.

A good, old-fashioned beach party at Steel Lake

More than 500 people flocked to Steel Lake Park on Wednesday for the first free summer concert of the year.

  • Jul 18, 2008

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

IN OTHER NEWS

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