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Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

Federal Way council members raise issues with Microsoft’s affordable housing investment

City did not have a say in purchase of Federal Way apartments, council members say, as they question whether this solution is the right fit for Federal Way.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer Commissioner Timothy McClain dies at 72

Lakehaven prepares for potential appointment should voters elect McClain posthumously.

Former classmates, teachers remember murdered Federal Way teen

Sarah Yarborough was strangled on FWHS campus in December 1991; her suspected killer was arrested nearly three decades later on Oct. 2.

Federal Way school board candidates discuss school safety, equity at forum

Incumbent Luckisha Phillips, Tenya Magruder to compete for Position 3; incumbent Dr. Jennifer Jones seeks Position 2 against no-show challenger Elizabeth Carlson.

Federal Way police searching for one suspect after armed robbery at Subway shop

FWPD have detained one possible second suspect, according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Federal Way police K-9 captures burglar

K-9 Vadar and Officer Sederberg tracked down the suspect around midnight on Monday.

Detectives investigating sexual assault of 17-year-old girl in Federal Way

Police have not yet arrested the suspect, nor released his information.

Police searching for two men who robbed 7-Eleven in Federal Way

Police said it is unclear whether the men used a weapon during the robbery, according to preliminary information.

Survivor finds meaning, blessings in journey with cancer

Woman discovers healing for her mind, body and soul at Salish Cancer Center.

Two Federal Way gang members charged with murder of teen dumped in Green River

Suspects allegedly brutally beat boy with a bat, chopped him with a machete before dismembering and dumping his body.

Council approves $425,000 to bridge Federal Way performing art center’s budget deficit

PAEC budget falls short at the end of the 2019 fiscal year.

Man attempts to lure two girls with candy

The male was unknown to the girls, but had been seen watching several neighborhood children in the recent past.

Federal Way Council candidates address shootings, pride flag and more

Candidates discuss the issues at Mirror’s forum on Wednesday.

Police nab second suspect in killing of Des Moines teen found in Green River after police shooting in Federal Way

Detectives apprehended the Federal Way man following the shooting — the second suspect now in custody in Juan Carlos Con Guzman’s murder.

Man killed in shooting at Federal Way gas station identified

Federal Way resident Moisef Vega Mendez, age 37, was shot in his head on Sunday.

3 shootings in Federal Way incite community concern; city leaders respond

Residents call on city leaders for solutions to gun violence; deputy mayor seeks to initiate joint meeting with council, school board.

Feds nab Federal Way man charged with fracturing 9-month-old son’s skull

U.S. marshals captured Thomas Ray Sims, 33, in Indianapolis, Indiana.