Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Red, White and Blues Festival offers free Fourth of July fun

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Federal Way’s free Red, White & Blues Festival offers Fourth of July fireworks and fun for all at Celebration Park. The always popular festival features great live music, cultural performing groups, good food and family friendly activities for all ages. The event begins at 4 p.m., July 4 at Celebration Park and concludes with a fireworks spectacular beginning at 10:15 p.m.

This year, the City is introducing a (more...)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New City Survey Available

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The City of Federal Way is updating its Comprehensive Plan. This update of our city’s vision for how Federal Way should grow over the next 20 years (2015-2035) is a requirement of state law and must be completed by June 30, 2015.

Residents are vital participants in this conversation about the city’s future. We want your input on important topics including... more... (click here to take the survey)

Monday, November 25, 2013

United Way seeking volunteer tax preparers

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United Way seeking volunteers to help operate free tax sites throughout King County from January 15 – April 15, 2014.  

There are two primary roles at tax sites available for volunteers, Volunteer Tax Preparers and Intake and Benefit Specialists
Complete descriptions are available at The suggested time commitment is three to four hours a week for the duration of the campaign.

At the sites, tax customers will also be able to sign up for certain public benefits, receive assistance completing FAFSA applications, and learn about opportunities they have to make the most of their tax refund such as opening a savings account or investing in a savings bond.

In 2013, 700 volunteers prepared 14,900 tax returns and helped return $22 million in federal returns.

The tax campaign also saved King County residents more than $1.5 million in tax preparation fees.

Volunteers will be certified and trained by the IRS and will help families and individuals complete their tax returns to ensure they secure all refunds and credits they are eligible for. On average, each tax volunteer helps secure more than $30,000 in returns for low income families in our community during the campaign.  Your time as a volunteer will help stabilize people’s lives and make real difference for families in need.

While volunteers are needed at all locations throughout the county, the need is especially great for help in south King County locations such as Auburn, SeaTac, Kent and Renton. Additionally, those who speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Korean, Amharic, Cambodian and Russian languages are especially needed.

For more information and to volunteer, please visit or email
Jared Erlandson
Public Relations Manager
United Way of King County
206.461.3742 office

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

*LOCATED* Help Needed: Missing Person

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She's been located and is back home safely.

9/11/2013 1:06:15 PM EST - FED WAY POLICE are requesting assistance locating a 51 YO white female who walked away from a residential care facility in the 29900 2 PL SW in Federal Way. She suffers from a severe medical condition. 5'1" 160 lbs Hair/Gray Eyes/Bro. She was last seen at 4:30 this morning, wearing a pink nightgown (Knee length). If you have any information, call 9-1-1. 

Further information (including photo) can be located on Federal Way Police Facebook page.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Canceled: FWPD Citizen's Academy starting soon

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And now it's canceled. They're hoping to do one in the spring.

The Federal Way Police Department’s Fall Citizen Academy will begin Tuesday, September 24, 2013. The goal of Citizens’ Academy is to create a better understanding and communication between citizens and police through education. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Federal Way to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do.

Citizen's Academy is a two-way educational process. While citizens are learning all about what police officers do on a daily basis, officers also are hearing how citizens feel about issues.

Academy participants will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks, beginning September 24th and ending November 26th. Classes run in the evenings from 6-8pm. Classroom sessions cover topics such as Patrol Operations, SWAT, K9 Unit, Criminal investigations, Support Services and much more!

If you would like the to attend the Academy, contact Lindsey Tiroux, Federal Way Police Department, 33325 8th Ave S, Federal Way WA 98003 or to request an application.


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