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South King Fire board adopts $33.8M annual budget

$1.3 million budget increase will fund staffing for an additional aid car, and will help district replace fire rescue boat.

Federal Way hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for Town Center steps project

Local dignitaries will gather Dec. 4 to cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the Town Center steps project.

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

Federal Way woman prepares holiday gifts for 1,000 Honduran children, 300 families

Evelyn Castellar, founder of Projecto Honduras, is the Mirror’s Citizen of the Month for November.

Federal Way offers warming shelter due to inclement weather conditions

The Federal Way Community Center is available as a respite from extremely cold temperatures.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

Federal Way hotel to become FUSION Family Center emergency shelter

FUSION Family Center is expected to open in July 2020, the nonprofit executive director says.

File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

Homeless vet evicted after alleged wrongful arrest finds solace at veterans house in Federal Way

Multi-Service Center’s William J. Wood Veterans House employs veterans who help fellow vets experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives.

LGBTQ pride flag, and others, may soon fly at Federal Way City Hall

City Council to consider new policy on flying flags supporting causes or groups in front of City Hall at Dec. 3 meeting.

Suspect turns himself in to Federal Way police for drive-by shooting

The man had a King County Sheriff’s Office warrant for $250,000.

Pumpkin pies for pets: The Soggy Doggy makes pet-friendly holiday treats

Local business offers limited edition treats; Photos with Santa Paws in Federal Way set for Nov. 30.

Tacoma woman eluding police with boy in her car killed in Federal Way crash

The 41-year-old woman was driving recklessly in excess of 70 mph; the 9-year-old sustained minor injuries, police said.

Stolen rescue dog, lost peacock reunited with owners

Federal Way police share emotional reunions after tracking down stolen dog in abandoned home, finding lost peacock.

Federal Way house fire found to be site of illegal marijuana grow-op

South King Fire responded to the fire on Thursday evening; No suspects have been located, Federal Way police say.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Think Lab aims to reduce youth-related crime in Federal Way

‘Without a community supporting our youth you get what we saw … in California where six people were shot and two were killed.’

Federal Way police investigating car fire fatality at Celebration Park

South King Fire & Rescue, police responded to the car fire Wednesday morning.

Federal Way Young Life to host 15th annual Thanksgiving feast for local teens

Thanksgiving dinner will be held Monday, Nov. 25 at Federal Way High School.