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.

Chinese boarding school coming to Federal Way?

Vacant lot at South 320th Street and 1st Avenue South recently sold for $4 million

Man shoots himself in stomach; meth user wanders around naked

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Accidental shooting: At 2:22 a.m. July 15 near the 30000… Continue reading

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

After 25 years, the all-volunteer charity’s mission remains the same

Are Seattle Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

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

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...

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...

Polly Shepherd named new publisher of Federal Way Mirror

Polly Shepherd has been named the new publisher of the Federal Way Mirror. As regional publisher for Sound Publishing’s South Continue reading...

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

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...

 

Life

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.

 

Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

After 25 years, the all-volunteer charity’s mission remains the same

 

Northwest

The man on Iron Mountain

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

 

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites