The Center at Norpoint, located at 4818 Nassau Ave NE in Tacoma, will soon become a temporary warming shelter. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way officials expect little impact from incoming NE Tacoma warming shelter

A community center in the neighboring limits of Northeast Tacoma will soon become a temporary warming shelter for homeless individuals,… Continue reading

A crew member works at the Sound Transit light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. Sound Transit plans to build a similar facility in either Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit to release draft EIS March 5 for light rail maintenance facility

3 sites under consideration; 2 in Federal Way and 1 in Kent

South King Fire and Rescue's new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel will be similar to this model drawing. Courtesy photo

State provides $750K for new ‘floating fire engine’ for South King Fire

Maritime Emergency Response Vessel is the only resource of its kind between Seattle and Tacoma.

State Rep. Jamila Taylor is sworn in by Superior Court Judge Nicole Phelps with her parents, Dr. Quintard Taylor, left, and Carolyn F. Taylor on Jan. 10. Courtesy photo

State Rep. Jamila Taylor elected chair of Black Members Caucus

The Federal Way resident now leads the largest caucus of Black representatives in Washington state’s history.

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Husky injured in hit-and-run | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 13-19

A portion of the mayor's Black Lives Matter proclamation and call to action presented Monday, Jan. 18.

Federal Way mayor presents Black Lives Matter proclamation, call to action

Proclamation urges people to “exercise their patriotic responsibility to strive to challenge racism until it is no more.”

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates

Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.


14-year-old victim of Green River killer identified

The remains of Wendy Stephens were found in 1984

West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology.

EPA loans King County $96.8 million to prevent untreated water from spilling into Puget Sound

Loan comes a week after an over 10 million gallon overflow into the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.


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Local and county election forecast for 2021 | Roegner

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Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at

Key to reconnecting community amid the pandemic | Livingston

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis of 2020 is a change opportunity as well as a community health check. It has and Continue reading...



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