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‘It’s like a fairy tale’: Centenarian recalls surviving war, finding peace through art

‘It’s like a fairy tale’: Centenarian recalls surviving war, finding peace through art

Federal Way woman decoded messages detailing bomb raids during the war for the German Air Force.

‘It’s like a fairy tale’: Centenarian recalls surviving war, finding peace through art
Motorcycle crash miracle: South King Fire to honor heroic family who saved man’s life

Motorcycle crash miracle: South King Fire to honor heroic family who saved man’s life

Motorcyclist loses limbs in crash, but faith and support are helping him and his family through.

Motorcycle crash miracle: South King Fire to honor heroic family who saved man’s life
City, organizations mull plan for severe weather sheltering

City, organizations mull plan for severe weather sheltering

Mayor Jim Ferrell said he was ‘gratified’ at the large event turnout.

City, organizations mull plan for severe weather sheltering
Federal Way Council passes amendment to realign future 324th Street S.

Federal Way Council passes amendment to realign future 324th Street S.

The mayor said the city is working on the amendment to save the 1,000 jobs DaVita will bring to Federal Way.

Federal Way Council passes amendment to realign future 324th Street S.
Federal Way breaks ground on downtown staircase

Federal Way breaks ground on downtown staircase

Mayor: “Where there was once a wall, there will now be a place to recreate, eat or meet friends and family.”

Federal Way breaks ground on downtown staircase
Homeless man cracks down on crime in Federal Way

Homeless man cracks down on crime in Federal Way

‘If the government is not fulfilling their duty … then people have to step up and do it for themselves.’

Homeless man cracks down on crime in Federal Way
City’s process to accommodate DaVita draws concerns

City’s process to accommodate DaVita draws concerns

Mayor, deputy mayor clash over letter to DaVita; commissioner feels threatened by city staff.

City’s process to accommodate DaVita draws concerns
Suspect who shot at Federal Way police charged with assault, robbery

Suspect who shot at Federal Way police charged with assault, robbery

Prosecutors said defendant is a danger as he was ‘willing to kill officers to escape arrest.’

Suspect who shot at Federal Way police charged with assault, robbery
Charlie Brown takes center stage in Federal Way

Charlie Brown takes center stage in Federal Way

Centerstage’s Charlie Brown opens this weekend, and will showcase the beloved comic strips in the form of play-snippets.

Charlie Brown takes center stage in Federal Way
Federal Way converts $3M federal PAEC loan to permanent

Federal Way converts $3M federal PAEC loan to permanent

The council voted 6-1 to turn the loan permanent which will fix the interest rate through the life of the loan.

Federal Way converts $3M federal PAEC loan to permanent
Longtime coffee shop closes after safety concerns with homeless

Longtime coffee shop closes after safety concerns with homeless

Owner says Starbucks will replace Marista’s Coffee.

Longtime coffee shop closes after safety concerns with homeless
Female firefighter reflects on rewarding career

Female firefighter reflects on rewarding career

South King Fire and Rescue’s Ryleigh Carr says her gender is “an asset, not a liability.”

Female firefighter reflects on rewarding career
Residents criticize Sound Transit’s transparency at Federal Way events

Residents criticize Sound Transit’s transparency at Federal Way events

As Sound Transit considers six sites for its maintenance facility, people question agency’s process.

Residents criticize Sound Transit’s transparency at Federal Way events
Family of girl with Down syndrome spreads positive messages around city

Family of girl with Down syndrome spreads positive messages around city

Family wants to show the community that 4-year-old Arianna is a joy to have in their lives.

Family of girl with Down syndrome spreads positive messages around city
Best waiter, bartender pour customer service at Salty’s at Redondo

Best waiter, bartender pour customer service at Salty’s at Redondo

Tawna Gogolin voted best bartender; Erin Keeley named best waiter.

Best waiter, bartender pour customer service at Salty’s at Redondo
Marine Corps sergeant pursues passion for culinary arts

Marine Corps sergeant pursues passion for culinary arts

Messex highlights empowered women in the Federal Way community in honor of International Women’s Day.

Marine Corps sergeant pursues passion for culinary arts
Environmental lab scientist enjoys solving problems

Environmental lab scientist enjoys solving problems

Federal Way woman talks about her STEM career and message to girls in honor of International Women’s Day.

Environmental lab scientist enjoys solving problems
Mayor Jim Ferrell gave the annual State of the City address for the second year on Feb. 28 at the Performing Arts and Events Center. Photo courtesy of Tyler Hemstreet

Crime, homelessness focus of Federal Way mayor’s State of the City

Mayor Jim Ferrell gives annual address for the second time at the PAEC.

Mayor Jim Ferrell gave the annual State of the City address for the second year on Feb. 28 at the Performing Arts and Events Center. Photo courtesy of Tyler Hemstreet
Peggy LaPorte recognized for FUSION work

Peggy LaPorte recognized for FUSION work

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer recognized Peggy LaPorte for her work in Federal Way getting families with children off the streets and into permanent housing

Peggy LaPorte recognized for FUSION work
Seattle mayor slams Federal Way for sending homeless out of city

Seattle mayor slams Federal Way for sending homeless out of city

Federal Way fires back at criticism, but says city needs better snow response.

Seattle mayor slams Federal Way for sending homeless out of city