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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

Federal Way residents to restore historic Hylebos Blueberry Farm Park

Farm includes property that was formerly the site of a brothel as well as a speakeasy.

Federal Way student selected as a winner for Kids Cheer Sign Art Contest

The Kids Cheer Sign Art Contest, hosted by Kaiser Permanente, selected six winners to recieve tickets to the opening ceremonies for the games.

Update: 2 men die in fatal crash in Federal Way

Two people died in a car crash about 2:30 a.m. July 4 in Federal Way. The crash occurred on Southwest 320th Street at 10th Avenue… Continue reading

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Shelley Pauls receives Key to the City

Longtime community leader and volunteer Shelley Pauls received the Key to the City from Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.… Continue reading

Jail guard shoots Federal Way man during escape attempt

Giovanni Herrin accused of fatally shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend in Kent

Access to opioid addiction medication remains limited in King County

Patients in South King County and Eastside face bigger barriers to treatment

Criminal activity reported at Light of Christ Community Garden

Reckless fire: At 2:47 a.m. June 25 at 33100 Pacific Highway S., an unknown suspect set a fire in an unknown manner in the median… Continue reading

Inside the yellow tape: Federal Way native recounts his career as a homicide detective

New author Cloyd Steiger worked more than 200 murder cases.