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The King County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration concluded “Operation Pink Tiger” on May 9 with the filing of charges against six defendants for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine. The arrests May 8 bring to 17 the total number of defendants charged in the case. Among those charged May 9 include Federal Way resident Oscar Manual Vargas-Feliz, 32. The operation took its name from the nickname of the probe’s original target.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Despite his victory in court, one of Federal Way High School’s beloved teachers continues to fight for his job.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Arts center might bunk with towers

The third try could be a charm for developer Spencer Alpert, who has teamed with one of Federal Way’s most significant land owners to propose a project featuring a performing arts center.

City wonders: Do you like me?

Eighteen years after Federal Way’s incorporation, residents will be asked for the first time to collectively provide feedback this summer on what they like and dislike about their city.

Daniel Mullen, 16, is one of the top students in his class — and he is dropping out of high school.

  • Jun 13, 2008

School board finalists will be chosen today

Citizens who applied for the Federal Way School Board position 4 seat vacated by Tom Madden are Richard Reece, Jim Storvick, Angela Griffin, Chris Brown, Paul Kalchik, Heidi Gailey, Gerald Galland. On May 28, current board members will review all applications, narrow the field of applicants to five, and send out interview questions to finalists.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Police shoot aggressive dog

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police public information log:

  • Jun 13, 2008

Meth lab and auto theft ring

Federal Way police and the Valley Communications Center SWAT team took three suspects into custody at about 5 a.m. May 22 after executing a search warrant just outside city limits in the 4300 block of South 321st Street, near Peasley Canyon Road.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Bank robbery in Federal Way

Federal Way police responded to a bank robbery at approximately 9:30 a.m. May 27 at Rainier Pacific bank, 35007 Pacific Highway South.A male suspect presented… Continue reading

The environmental impact of a 860-home residential development slated to replace Northeast Tacoma’s North Shore Golf Course must be studied further, a City of Tacoma Hearing Examiner ruled May 19.

Pet detective sniffs out lost critters

Kat Albrecht and her search dogs have sniffed out missing people, dead people, Alzheimer’s patients and drugs.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Festival Days will sit out this summer

In years past, planning for the annual Federal Way’s Festival Days would have been well under way by now.

FWHS senior joins cast of zombie killers

Lots of teenagers dream about becoming an actor in movies. Paul Cantu is one.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Free immunizations May 31

The Public Health Department will offer free immunizations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at 33431 13th Pl. S. in Federal Way. Students… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2008

FW passes public records test

Federal Way is meeting state standards when it comes to rendering requests for public records, according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

City code nails popular woodworker

Dave Hamlin, a Federal Way man known for his handmade outdoor lawn furniture, is packing up his wood and his tools — and plans to move away.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Hispanic community finds a bridge to better communication

A lively crowd was welcomed by brightly-colored paper decorations and an abundance of food May 28 when citizens met the Federal Way’s new Hispanic liaison.

Student stokes family pride with full ride to Harvard

Cindy Kang, 19, is fulfilling the dreams her parents had when they immigrated here from Korea seven years ago.

  • Jun 13, 2008

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‘Candyman bandit’ robs another bank

  • Jun 13, 2008