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A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

 

Federal Way Chamber endorses Woodbridge Corporate Park as economic engine

Chamber states development on former Weyerhaeuser property will create 3,100 jobs.

 

Federal Way converts $3M federal PAEC loan to permanent

The council voted 6-1 to turn the loan permanent which will fix the interest rate through the life of the loan.

 

After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo

State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

  • Mar 20, 2019
After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo

Federal Way to host ground-breaking ceremony for $3M staircase project

Project will improve the walkability of downtown Federal Way while connecting the PAEC to Town Square Park and the Transit Center.

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in Federal Way

27-year-old male suspect opens fire at police; transported to hospital in unknown condition.

Federal Way Public Schools extends application deadline for board director vacancy

Applications will now be accepted through Friday, March 29.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

  • Mar 18, 2019
Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Federal Way City Council meetings to start earlier beginning March 19

Council voted to move the bi-monthly council meeting start time to 6:30 p.m.

Female firefighter reflects on rewarding career

South King Fire and Rescue’s Ryleigh Carr says her gender is “an asset, not a liability.”

Residents criticize Sound Transit’s transparency at Federal Way events

As Sound Transit considers six sites for its maintenance facility, people question agency’s process.

Retired mold maker recalls work atop skyscrapers, in subway stations

‘I want to stress to young women that it is possible to live out your dream job no matter how impossible your ambitions seem.’

New Federal Way police officers take oath of office

Department welcomes officers Ethan Kepler, Joe Meshkoff and Sophie Winger.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Family of girl with Down syndrome spreads positive messages around city

Family wants to show the community that 4-year-old Arianna is a joy to have in their lives.

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Sunnycrest first-grader lends a helping hand to all

Federal Way Mirror’s Scholar of the Month for March is Elsa Encinas.

Federal Way Panther Lake Trail Extension opens

The project includes a new 50-foot pedestrian footbridge, adjacent 26-stall parking lot and the 1-mile loop trail.