Mayor Jim Ferrell pictured in Nov. 2020. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way Mayor seeking re-election

Jim Ferrell has served as mayor since 2014.

Malden, after a wildfire burned down 80% of the town’s buildings in Eastern Washington. Courtesy photo

DNR commissioner seeks $125 million to fight wildfires

In Washington state last September, some 600,000 acres burned within 72 hours.

A flag raised at half-staff in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way surpasses 100 COVID-19 deaths

As of March 1, 102 virus-related deaths have been recorded.

A Federal Way Public Schools bus leaves Decatur High School on March 13, unknowingly the last day students would be in school for the 2019-2020 school year. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

FWPS postpones in-person learning by one week

District to dedicate one week to transition activities, return to classrooms set for March 15.

In a zipper merge, cars continue in their lanes and then take turns at the point where the lanes meet. (Koenb via Wikimedia Commons)

Do Washington drivers need to learn the zipper merge?

Legislators propose requiring zipper merge instruction in drivers education and in license test.

L-R: Elder Koltin Carpenter, Elder Tevita Kata, Elder Ryan Hatch, and Elder Cristian Perez. Courtesy photo

Hometown Heroes: Local missionaries step up with shovels during snowstorm

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Inslee OKs use of single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The governor acted after receiving the recommendation of a scientific panel enlisted by Western states.

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo

Encouraging numbers for kokanee salmon spawn count

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In this file photo, Tayshon Cottrell dons his graduation cap and gown, along with a face mask reading: “Wear it! Save America” at Todd Beamer High School’s virtual graduation walk recording on May 20, 2020, in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Law gives Washington high school seniors leeway to graduate

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that can waive some requirements for students who were on track before the pandemic.

Visit Dr. Trapman at Pacific Medical Center (PacMed) Federal Way at 31833 Gateway Center Blvd S. To make an appointment call 253-214-1920 or book online at pacmed.org. (Photo taken before the COVID-19 pandemic).

‘Quitting smoking is hard. Avoiding restarting is even harder.’

Federal Way physician offers tips to help you stay ‘on the wagon’

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

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

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Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

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"Profiles in Courage," by John F. Kennedy. Courtesy photo

What are your local Federal Way leaders reading?

The Mirror asked various officials about their favorite books and current reads.