Costly obstacle snarls hotel site buyback in Federal Way

A multimillion-dollar easement over the former Target property prevents any construction unless it is bought out.

King County Elections mails Primary ballots

Prepaid postage makes voting by Aug. 7 even easier

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Local DockDogs Stark and Echo make a splash

‘We’re just dog people,’ say local participants in water competitions

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Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

King County’s separated children

A local non-profit houses several immigrant youths who were separated from their parents at the border. But for how long?

FUSION: Providing transitional housing for families for 25 years and counting

On Aug. 1, FUSION will host its annual summer arts gala and fundraiser at Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. The annual event — featuring local artists, silent auctions, fabulous food, entertainment and more — often raises more than $100,000 to go toward the organization’s operating funds.

Are Seattle Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

Highline College welcomes new president John Mosby

Highline College officially welcomed new president John Mosby with a reception July 12 at the campus, 2400 S. 240th St., Continue reading...

Local volunteer’s backpack project helps children in Dominican Republic

By Emmy Sandstedt, For the Mirror Despite their own troubles, the women in a Dominican Republic prison only wish for Continue reading...

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The 111th annual Rinehart Family Reunion was held June 28 to July 1 at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. This year’s event had a gathering of 84 relatives and was hosted by the Alisa and Dina Johnson family. The first reunion for the family was held in 1903 in Summerville, Oregon. Over the years, reunions have been hosted in California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to Federal Way resident Walter “Bill” Turner. Their ancestors Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart had traveled the Oregon Trail from Tennessee via Iowa in 1854. Photo by W. Kent Johns

Backpack giveaway, Repair Cafe, arts festival and more | Federal Way Community Calendar

The Mirror has a new online calendar. Check it out at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. To add an event, go to federalwaymirror.com/pages/how-to-add-your-event-to-our-calendar/. Farmers Continue reading...

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Taffy Johnson, founder and executive director of UTOPIA Seattle (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), entertains guests at the grand opening of the organization’s downtown Kent center last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

UTOPIA Seattle working to enhance the lives of queer and trans people in South King County

Taffy Johnson and her group want very much to be better understood, represented and included in the communities they serve. Continue reading...

Opinion

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

On June 16 at the Flag Day celebration, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that the name of South 320th… Continue reading

 

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come… Continue reading

 

 

Marketplace

Are Seattle Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Are Seattle & Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

Sports

Pacific Waves Synchronized Swim Club makes waves in Ohio, offers classes in Federal Way

The Pacific Waves Synchronized Swim Club recently competed at the USA Junior Olympic Championships held the last week of June Continue reading...

 

Special Olympics comes to Federal Way – check out our special section

Federal Way hosted swimming and softball events as part of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games held July 1-6 in Continue reading...

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Life

Local volunteer’s backpack project helps children in Dominican Republic

By Emmy Sandstedt, For the Mirror Despite their own troubles, the women in a Dominican Republic prison only wish for… Continue reading

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The 111th annual Rinehart Family Reunion was held June 28 to July 1 at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. This year’s event had a gathering of 84 relatives and was hosted by the Alisa and Dina Johnson family. The first reunion for the family was held in 1903 in Summerville, Oregon. Over the years, reunions have been hosted in California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to Federal Way resident Walter “Bill” Turner. Their ancestors Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart had traveled the Oregon Trail from Tennessee via Iowa in 1854. Photo by W. Kent Johns

Backpack giveaway, Repair Cafe, arts festival and more | Federal Way Community Calendar

The Mirror has a new online calendar. Check it out at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. To add an event, go to federalwaymirror.com/pages/how-to-add-your-event-to-our-calendar/. Farmers… Continue reading

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Business
Workers bustle about Joint Rivers, the state’s first drive-through cannabis dispensary, behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

State’s first drive-through pot dispensary opens in Auburn

Joint Rivers in Auburn is the first marijuana outlet in the state to offer the service

 

Northwest

The man on Iron Mountain

Chuck Pillon has been living on a 10-acre junk-filled property near Renton for decades.