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Death watch for killer whales?

Grieving mother orca shines a spotlight on a serious ecological issue in Washington

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Former public defender Daron Morris criticized King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg on issues like bail at a Aug. 15 forum at the MLK Labor Temple in Seattle. Photo by Josh Kelety

Race for King County prosecutor heats up at forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system.

Former public defender Daron Morris criticized King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg on issues like bail at a Aug. 15 forum at the MLK Labor Temple in Seattle. Photo by Josh Kelety
Grizzly bears used to live all across Washington state until human density drove them away within the last 200 years.

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

Grizzly bears used to live all across Washington state until human density drove them away within the last 200 years.
Kent Police investigate the scene of a July 25 crash that killed a pedestrian on Pacific Highway South. The driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian also hit a tree and another car before landing on its side. COURTESY PHOTO

Driver remains under investigation in Pacific Highway death

Pedestrian killed July 25 in Kent; no charges yet

Kent Police investigate the scene of a July 25 crash that killed a pedestrian on Pacific Highway South. The driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian also hit a tree and another car before landing on its side. COURTESY PHOTO

Federal Way school district moves forward on construction projects

Voter-approved $450 million bond will fund improvements at eight total schools, plus Memorial Stadium

A map of wildfires in British Columbia. Smoke from the fires spread into Washington. COURTESY GRAPHIC, wasmoke.blogspot.com
A map of wildfires in British Columbia. Smoke from the fires spread into Washington. COURTESY GRAPHIC, wasmoke.blogspot.com

American Crown Circus comes to town | Federal Way Community Calendar

Online calendar: Check out the Mirror’s online calendar at events.federalwaymirror.com/cal. Circus: The American Crown Circus is in town Aug. 16-20 at The Commons Mall, 1828… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018

Democratic socialist to run against Rep. Adam Smith in Nov. election

After coming up short in early results for Aug. 7 primary, Sarah Smith moves into second place

Suspect shoots paintballs at woman at bus stop

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log. Lyft driver assault: At 2:49 a.m. Aug. 13 at Avery at the Reserve, 125 SW… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018
Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent to raise money for a Federal Way K-9 cop. Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards for 25 guests - plus special guest and speaker Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K-9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the guests. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol swat vest for the newest K-9 officer on the Federal Way Police Department, Vader, who recently turned 2 years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date, the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s vest. Donations are welcome. Contact Linda Butcher at 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net.
                                Storm patrol: Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent.Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards, for 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest, so if anyone feels so inclined to help us out with this project, we’d gladly appreciate your support. Contact Linda Butcher, 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net for information on the project or the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Federal Way Community Calendar

Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at The Commons mall, 1928 S. Commons. Learn… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018
Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent to raise money for a Federal Way K-9 cop. Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards for 25 guests - plus special guest and speaker Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K-9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the guests. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol swat vest for the newest K-9 officer on the Federal Way Police Department, Vader, who recently turned 2 years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date, the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s vest. Donations are welcome. Contact Linda Butcher at 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net.
                                Storm patrol: Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent.Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards, for 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest, so if anyone feels so inclined to help us out with this project, we’d gladly appreciate your support. Contact Linda Butcher, 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net for information on the project or the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

More details on Federal Way man’s homemade bomb

Police put a restraining order against Joshua Brooks after he was found with the bomb after the initial explosion.

  • Aug 13, 2018
The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way. The facility is pictured at its official grand opening in August 2017. Mirror file photo

Where do PAEC attendees come from?

Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center has attracted patrons from all over the region, including Pierce County

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way. The facility is pictured at its official grand opening in August 2017. Mirror file photo

Task force finally releases Federal Way air traffic report

Quiet and Healthy Skies task force presents findings for increased air traffic from SeaTac, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Woman gets scammed in Facebook dog deal

Domestic assault: At 4:40 p.m. Aug. 7 near the 2000 block of South 331st Street, a woman reported that her cousin had held a knife… Continue reading

Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race

Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading

Voters approve South King Fire tax increase

Early primary election results show voters in the Federal Way and Des Moines area approving South King Fire and Rescue’s property tax levy rate. The… Continue reading

Miloscia leads primary race for District 30 State Senate seat

In the race for District 30 State Senate, Republican incumbent Mark Miloscia is the leading vote-getter so far in the Aug. 7 primary election. The… Continue reading

Adam Smith beats Democratic challenger in 9th Congressional District

The 9th Congressional District — spanning from Southeast Seattle and Bellevue down to Federal Way and Tacoma — is a reliably safe Democratic district that… Continue reading

Velma Veloria, Sutapa Basu, and Emma Catague (left to right) have worked to spread labor trafficking awareness over the past two decades. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Labor trafficking is under more scrutiny in Washington

Forced labor is intertwined in global supply chains and Seattle’s various ports of entry.

Velma Veloria, Sutapa Basu, and Emma Catague (left to right) have worked to spread labor trafficking awareness over the past two decades. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU

Property tax levy for fingerprinting is ‘godsend to law enforcement,’ says King County sheriff

Civil liberty advocates argue that the ballot measure’s language opens the door for inaccurate facial ID technology.

Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU