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New county website to help taxpayers know cost of property tax measures

Also shows where property tax dollars go

Friendship Day returns to Federal Way

The third annual event will include giant bubbles and long-stemmed yellow roses as well as suicide prevention booths.

Costly obstacle snarls hotel site buyback in Federal Way

A multimillion-dollar easement over the former Target property prevents any construction unless it is bought out.

King County Elections mails Primary ballots

Prepaid postage makes voting by Aug. 7 even easier

  • Jul 20, 2018

Highline College welcomes new president John Mosby

Highline College officially welcomed new president John Mosby with a reception July 12 at the campus, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Mosby previously served… Continue reading

Court awards $640,000 in ‘excessive force’ case against Federal Way

The lawsuit stems from an incident in 2014.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons
Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

King County’s separated children

A local non-profit houses several immigrant youths who were separated from their parents at the border. But for how long?

Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Man shoots himself in stomach; meth user wanders around naked

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Accidental shooting: At 2:22 a.m. July 15 near the 30000 block of 26th Place S.,… Continue reading

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry

Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.

Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Chinese boarding school coming to Federal Way?

Vacant lot at South 320th Street and 1st Avenue South recently sold for $4 million

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Complaints against sheriff’s deputies not properly investigated, report says

An outside review says that allegations of excessive force and racially-biased policing weren’t pursued.

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Federal Way performing arts center: Half-empty or half-full?

Only one event has sold out since the facility opened in August 2017

Last spring, Sarah Smith (second from left) travelled to Tennessee to meet with other Brand New Congress candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right). Photo courtesy Brand New Congress

Smith vs. Smith: Newcomer tries to shake up 9th Congressional District

District spans from Seattle and Bellevue to Federal Way and Tacoma. Democratic socialist candidate challenges longtime incumbent Adam Smith in primary.

Last spring, Sarah Smith (second from left) travelled to Tennessee to meet with other Brand New Congress candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right). Photo courtesy Brand New Congress

Two Federal Way police cars collide in Walmart parking lot

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log. LSD: At 1:39 a.m. July 7 near the 2300 block of S. 320th Street, police… Continue reading

Federal Way will buy back property after hotel proposal fails

Company that purchased contract has not begun construction on would-be hotel property.

Accompanied by extra King County jail guards, Giovanni D. Herrin appears for his arraignment in King County Superior Court on murder and escape charges. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Federal Way man pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend at Kent park

Extra security surrounds Federal Way man in court

Accompanied by extra King County jail guards, Giovanni D. Herrin appears for his arraignment in King County Superior Court on murder and escape charges. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge athletic director unexpectedly passes away at age 57

Eric Anderson remembered as a tireless worker, everyone’s friend, a leader who brought out the best in students

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter