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DaVita breaks ground on new building in Federal Way

The newest addition is expected to bring 1,300 full-time employees to the city.

Free, reduced school meals available

State school superintendent’s office encourages families to apply for programs.

  • Sep 10, 2019

City of Des Moines weighs $5.9-7.2M reconstruction plans for Redondo waterfront

City considering replacing or repairing fishing pier, restrooms and 300 feet of bulkheads along waterfront.

South King Fire and Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance

Retired FDNY Capt. Michael Dugan will speak during the event at Station 64.

Two South King firefighters receive Medal of Valor

Firefighters Dean Bastin, Greg Garka successfully rescued a victim who drove her car into the Puget Sound last October.

Lottery win makes Tacoma couple’s 30th anniversary more memorable

Wife purchased winning ticket at Fred Meyer in Federal Way.

Police officer helps get bikes for students at school where he learned English as new immigrant

Federal Way police Officer Jae An immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea when he was 8 and attended Lake Grove Elementary.

Sister seeks safer Kent intersection where brother was killed

Pedestrians in fear crossing Reith Road.

Mother of slain Federal Way teen seeks more jail time for son’s murderer

Leilani Gennings to appeal sentencing of Michael Rogers after he received 8 years for killing her son.

King County teens clean up roadside litter

Teens, age 14-17, in Department of Ecology Youth Corps program clean up to protect the environment in four-week job opportunity.

Man jumps into water to save capsized kayakers at Redondo Beach

Ry Keener swam out into the Puget Sound to rescue two stranded women on June 24.

Federal Way man who fled after fatal hit-and-run charged with felony

Najea I. Wynn, 25, fled after collision killed woman, injured his girlfriend and one other on Aug. 25.

Man claims kidnapper beat him, forced him to wear a dress while cleaning

The man was taken to a home and forced to clean it while wearing a black dress as he was beaten with a metal pipe.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

Preserving the 65-year tradition of Higher Taste Blueberry Farm

U-pick blueberry farm celebrates 65th anniversary season serving Federal Way and Auburn communities.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Students starting school late due to construction delay will not have to make up all missed days

Lake Grove and Wildwood grades 1-5 to start school Sept. 9; grade K to begin Sept. 12 due to delayed construction.

Suspect who fled fatal hit-and run scene arrested

25-year-old fled the scene on foot after collision killed one woman, injured two others on Aug. 25.

Run with a Cop benefits Special Olympics

Dozens of community members had a great time running with Federal Way police for Special Olympics.