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Kent Police Officer Moreno distinguished himself in community

Cop saved and helped lives during eight years on the force

Federal Way student-athlete dies after an outdoor workout | UPDATE: Student identified

The 16-year-old died after a summer conditioning workout at Federal Way High School Tuesday.

Children playing with toy gun creates confusion

Gun spotted?: At 9:32 a.m. on July 16 near the 31000 block of 50th Terrace Southwest police responded to a call of a woman sitting… Continue reading

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety

Burien Mayor Assaulted in Potential Hate Crime

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attack against the Latinx Mayor Jimmy Matta.

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety

Fire displaces about 10 residents at Camelot Square

The blaze damaged three structures.

Kent police officer dies, another officer hurt in pursuit

Fallen officer has been identified as Diego Moreno, an eight-year veteran.

Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County youth detention center moves forward despite opposition

As community criticism of the project mounts, King County tries to take a middle road.

Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

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