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Walter Backstrom, former columnist, dies in homeless shelter

  • May 8, 2012 at 9:00AM updated May 9, 2012 at 10:35AM

Walter Backstrom, known as a political columnist and education activist in Federal Way and King County, has died. He was 60.

Gas prices in region to jump again

  • May 23, 2012 at 12:36PM

Motorists should be aware of the likelihood of a sharp rise in gasoline prices in the next few days and through the weekend in Seattle.

Renton-based Taco Time marks 50th anniversary

  • May 26, 2012 at 3:00PM updated May 27, 2012 at 9:22AM

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the family owned Taco Time Northwest, which has grown into an iconic chain of 73 Mexican restaurants that in the last 10 years has sold enough of its signature Mexi-Fries to circle the globe.

Dad's memory won the war on cancer | Guest editorial

  • Jun 4, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Jun 5, 2012 at 3:19PM

I have one tattoo. It’s on the inside of my left forearm. Nothing fancy, just a simple, black, fouled anchor, the insignia of a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. What this tattoo lacks in intricacy and splendor, it makes up in significance. Wrapped around the anchor is a one-word banner – DAD.

Green River murder victim remains Identified

  • Jun 18, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 4:04PM

For 27 years the remains, the 16th set tied to Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, were known to the King County Sheriff's Office as "Bones 16."

I-5/SR 18 flyover ramp opens in Federal Way: 'Key point for our economy'

  • Jul 16, 2012 at 2:03PM

A new flyover ramp at Interstate 5 and State Route 18 officially opened Monday in Federal Way, six months ahead of schedule.

Smith faces mixed bag of challengers for Congress seat

  • Jul 24, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 25, 2012 at 11:10AM

The Federal Way Mirror and Federal Way Chamber of Commerce hosted a congressional forum for candidates in the 9th District last Saturday.

Kentridge graduate Marques Weekly drowns in Lake Tapps

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 12:27PM

Marques Weekly touched a lot of lives with his participation in football, track and field and drama at Kentridge High School.

FBI busts Kent man for allegedly leading major oxycodone distribution ring

  • Aug 28, 2012 at 1:51PM

A federal grand jury indicted a 43-year-old Kent man as a ringleader for allegedly distributing thousands of oxycodone painkilling pills that led to the arrests of two dozen people Tuesday by more than 100 federal and local law enforcement agents across the Puget Sound and Northern California.

Detectives, search team look along I-5 for knife used in stabbing

  • Sep 30, 2012 at 6:22PM

Sheriff's deputies and members of King County Search and Rescue Saturday and Sunday searched along northbound Interstate 5 between South 272nd Street and Kent-Des Moint Road for a knife used in the stabbing of a 20-year-old man this weekend.

KCTS 9 voters poll shows Inslee, McKenna in dead heat for governor

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 1:25PM

With 20 days to go until the Nov. 6 election, the first results of the KCTS 9 Washington poll indicate that the candidates for Washington State governor are in a dead heat with Jay Inslee at 47.9 percent and Rob McKenna at 44.7 percent.

Major repairs planned for 3 miles of I-5 in South King County

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 12:09PM

Sticking with the commitment to fix the "worst of the worst" first, the Washington State Department of Transportation begins work on Monday, Oct. 22, to repair the most badly damaged concrete panels and grind down several miles of the most rutted pavement on Interstate 5 in South King County.

Fuel tanker crash kills driver and sets fire in Federal Way

  • Nov 5, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Nov 6, 2012 at 1:23PM

A Renton man faces vehicular homicide charges for his involvement in a fatal fuel truck crash early Sunday morning in Federal Way.

County breaks marriage-license record in 3 1/2 hours, as same-sex couples plan to marry

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 6:32AM

The historic ability of same-sex couples to acquire a marriage license in Washington has resulted in King County breaking its one-day record for license issuance in the first three and a half hours after the King County Recorder’s Office began issuing licenses at midnight Dec. 6.

Seattle, King County plan gun buyback program to help reduce violence

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 3:03PM

Seattle and King County will launch a Gun Safety Initiative with a gun buyback Saturday, Jan. 26 in downtown Seattle.

Kent City Council raises concerns about coal trains

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jan 19, 2013 at 10:20AM

If as many as 18 or more coal trains per day start rolling through Kent, city officials want to try to reduce the impact to residents, businesses and the environment.

Pending abortion legislation reignites pro-choice, pro-life debate in Olympia

  • Jan 28, 2013 at 10:54AM

Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman's right to an abortion, turned 40 years old Jan. 22. In Olympia, the contentious issue of reproductive rights has already become a major social policy topic in the Washington Legislature this session with two bills, each representing an opposing side of the debate, currently twisting through the lawmaking process.

Shooting at Auburn sports bar kills three, seriously wounds a fourth

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Apr 2, 2013 at 2:28PM

A physical fight turned deadly outside the Sport Page Tavern in Auburn early Sunday morning, escalating into a shooting that left three people dead and another injured, Auburn Police said.

Kent runner takes the long way home from Boston Marathon bombing

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 12:15PM

Dennis Zaborac insists he's no courageous survivor of Monday's harrowing, bomb-marred Boston Marathon. Just one of 27,000 runners who has a story to tell about a prestigious race rocked by two deadly explosions near the finish line.

Unlimited hydroplane season kicks off with a May 11 party at Kent museum

  • Apr 22, 2013 at 2:08PM

Big boat teams and drivers will appear for the inaugural H-1 Season Kickoff Party from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 South 196th St., Kent.

65 bus routes face elimination when Metro Transit's temporary funding expires

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:30PM

Sixty-five Metro Transit bus routes are at risk of being canceled, and service reduced on another 86 routes, if state lawmakers allow temporary two-year funding for the agency to expire without authorizing a permanent and sustainable source of revenue, according to King County officials.

GoFastTurnLeft Racing to field second hydro for Albert Lee Cup at Seafair

  • May 10, 2013 at 11:36AM

GoFastTurnLeft Racing owners Greg and Brian O'Farrell have announced plans to campaign a second unlimited hydroplane at the Albert Lee Cup at Seafair on Lake Washington Aug 2-4. In addition to the U-21 Albert Lee Appliance, driven by Brian Perkins, the team will enter the 48 Snoqualmie Casino driven by rookie Jamie Nilsen.

I-5 Skagit River bridge collapses; three injured, two rescued from water, plan for delays

  • May 23, 2013 at 7:00PM updated May 24, 2013 at 11:23AM

The northern most section of the I-5 bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed Thursday, shortly before 7 p.m., hurtling several cars and people into the water. Click on this article for an up to date report by Journal sister paper, The Everett Daily Herald.

State Liquor Control Board issues draft rules for recreational marijuana market; seeks public comment

  • May 16, 2013 at 1:43PM

Now's the time to let the State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) know your opinion of the proposed rules for the state's new recreational marijuana market.

Ready, set, close eastbound SR 18 in Auburn for repairs July 26-29

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:25PM

A posse of pavement repair professionals will descend on eastbound State Route 18 for a weekend of concrete and asphalt fix-ups in Auburn, starting Friday.

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