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Racist graffiti on Starbucks sign in Federal Way stirs outrage

Starbucks customer outraged at “whites only” graffiti spray-painted under the drive-thru sign; company “acted quickly to remove” graffiti.

Federal Way man faces hit-and-run charges after fleeing scene of 4-car accident

Police extricated unconscious 21-year-old Kent woman from her vehicle; suspect’s car caught on fire.

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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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South King Fire updates engines to reflect new Zone 3 consortium

A zone is a predetermined area that incorporates a large number of fire departments to break up the dispatching of King County.

Driver faces vehicular assault charge in 5-vehicle crash on I-5

Passenger extricated from vehicle with jaws of life sustained serious injuries.

Federal Way youth feel impact of domestic violence

Last year, 3,146 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Federal Way police.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Covington man pleads not guilty in 1991 murder of Federal Way girl

Patrick Leon Nicholas, age 55, is expected to stand trial by February 2020.

Zombie flash mob takes over Federal Way Farmers Market

It was a “Thriller” performance on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Superintendent focuses on Federal Way school district’s strengths, shortcomings

FWPS unveils highest graduation rates of all time; Standards-Based Assessment scores trail neighboring districts.

Tacoma City Ballet to present ‘Dracula’ Nov. 9-10 at The Pantages Theater

An ad in the Mirror’s Oct. 25 print edition erroneously included the wrong venue; the performance will be in Tacoma.

  • Oct 25, 2019

4-year-old girl spreads Down syndrome awareness in Federal Way

Ariana Graham and her family put up signs around community to promote Down syndrome awareness and acceptance.

Federal Way Mirror takes home some gold at the 2019 WNPA Awards

Mirror staff wins total of 13 awards, including six first place.

Homeless man charged with raping teen after her family allowed him to stay at their Federal Way home

The victim was raped at knifepoint shortly after her family opened their home to a homeless man to help him get back on his feet.

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

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

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
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)
Authorities seized 13 pounds of heroin and 4.5 pounds of meth during operations Wednesday. COURTESY PHOTO, DEA

16 indicted for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Seattle area

Ten locations searched; 17 people arrested following year-long investigation

  • Oct 23, 2019
Authorities seized 13 pounds of heroin and 4.5 pounds of meth during operations Wednesday. COURTESY PHOTO, DEA

South King Fire breaks donation milestone of 1,000 winter coats to local students

Operation Warm provided winter coats to all kindergarten, first graders at Rainier View Elementary School.

Federal Way Public Schools recognized as National Board Accomplished District

FWPS becomes one of 81 districts to earn the “gold standard” teacher certification.