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February 2016 Special Election results finalized

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 10:45AM

King County Elections officials on Monday announced that they'd certified the final results of the February 9, 2016, special election, which included Federal Way Public Schools' technology levy.

Practical Tips for Preventing Abuse in Church | Sex in the Suburbs

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Feb 29, 2016 at 5:13PM

The other day I read the article "5 priests assigned to Federal Way abused children over decades" in the Jan. 29 Federal Way Mirror. Greg Magnoni, spokesperson for the Archidiocese of Seattle, is quoted as saying, "It's easy to stand on the other side of this coin and suggest that things should have been done, but if you're on this side of it, you realize it's not possible in every single case… If anyone has ideas about how we can address things of this nature, believe me, we are open."

Camp Kilworth in Federal Way slated to close Tuesday

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:33PM

After months of community protest against the closure of Federal Way-based Camp Kilworth, the Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America has confirmed the camp will close Tuesday, March 1.

Newsy Notes editor connects Village Green residents in Federal Way with stories

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 3:25PM

Aileen Murphy, 68, knows she's the focus of the Mirror's Senior Lifestyles section this month, but a good chunk of our interview is relishing in the stories of other seniors who live at Village Green Retirement Campus.

Valley Cities considers buyer for Woodmont Recovery Center site

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 2:00PM

The site of a proposed Des Moines treatment and rehabilitation center that generated controversy for its proximity to an elementary school is looking like it will sell without the facility ever being constructed.

Teens robbed at gunpoint | Federal Way Police Blotter

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 11:15AM

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

House approves Kochmar bill to help families of babies with Down Syndrome

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 10:40AM

On Feb. 17, the state House passed Rep. Linda Kochmar's bill to require more information be distributed to expecting parents following positive prenatal or postnatal diagnoses of Down Syndrome.

House unanimously approves Hickel bill to improve SNAP

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 10:35AM

In a unanimous vote on Feb. 18, the state House passed Rep. Teri Hickel's bill that would modify the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Miloscia’s accountability plan for corrections passes Senate

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 10:30AM

Following the recent early prisoner release scandal, the state Senate on Feb. 17 passed a plan proposed by Sen. Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way) to introduce quality management principles to the troubled Washington State Department of Corrections.

Community information, discussion on refugees on March 1

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Feb 29, 2016 at 10:24AM

The Federal Way library, 34200 1st Way S., will host an informative event to help attendees learn more about refugees in the U.S.

Boys and girls 4A basketball regional results

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 11:00PM updated Feb 28, 2016 at 4:07PM

Federal Way boys and Todd Beamer girls both pick up victories in the regional round of the state playoffs.

Federal Way business owners give to FWPD’s Positive Ticket program

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 5:14PM

Federal Way business owners give to FWPD's Positive Ticket program

Thomas Jefferson boys head basketball coach resigns

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 4:00PM

Shortly after Thomas Jefferson’s boys basketball team’s Feb. 12 loss to Yelm in the West Central District playoffs, head coach Kyle Templeton officially resigned from the position.

Federal Way boys and Todd Beamer girls win district championships

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 2:21PM

Federal Way’s boys and Todd Beamer’s girls basketball teams are both moving on to the regional round of the state playoffs as district champions.

Meet Zazzles | Pet of the week

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:49AM

Zazzles is a 13-year-old cat, male, silver, Domestic Shorthair (ID #A485013).

Gennings murder and bank robberies on the rise | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00PM

Q: Mr. Federal Way, why did the Federal Way Police Department send their administration to the murdered teenager’s candlelight vigil but God forbid no one from South King Fire and Rescue came to the memorial for the young girl who died when a tree fell on her in August?

McKigney helps addicts, alcoholics by sharing own struggles | Federal Way Mirror Citizen of the Month

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 9:24AM

Three strokes, diabetes and kidney disease.

What I’ve learned about the Tacoma methanol plant | Letter

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 11:00AM

I am writing to you about my experience learning about the proposed Methanol Plant on the Tacoma Tide Flats. Below is what I discovered:

When will McCleary be addressed? | Letter

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 9:39AM

At the Federal Way School Board meeting on Feb. 23, I spoke to the board about the McCleary decision that required the legislature to fully fund K-12 education, and I want to share my message with the community.

Washington, D.C. politics have officially arrived | Inside Politics

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 9:30AM

Just last month, incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee led Republican challenger Bill Bryant 39 percent to 30, according to an Elway poll, with 31 percent of voters undecided. Inslee’s number needs to be stronger. The poll also showed some vulnerability, with 58 percent rating the governor doing a “poor” or “fair” job.

Prosecutors charge Federal Way teen as adult in Gennings murder; second suspect expected to be charged as adult at later date | Updated

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Feb 24, 2016 at 7:11PM

Michael Rogers, 16, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm on Tuesday afternoon; Diante Pellum, 14, was charged with first-degree murder.

Federal Way police searching for HomeStreet Bank robber

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 11:55AM

Detectives are searching for a man who robbed HomeStreet Bank in Federal Way last week.

After teen suspects’ arrests, details of Gennings murder investigation emerge

  • Feb 22, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Feb 23, 2016 at 11:01AM

A King County Juvenile Court judge has determined there is probable cause to detain two teenage boys who were recently arrested for the murder of 16-year-old Wesley Gennings.

Anytime Fitness now open in Federal Way | Business

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 8:00AM updated at 10:01AM

Longtime member Lori Yates credits success to Mindy and Corey Lewis

Citizens Police Academy starts March 8

  • Feb 22, 2016 at 5:11PM

As participants go through the academy, they gain a better understanding of the department’s decision-making processes, how and why policies are created, as well as what an officer faces every day.

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