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Auburn student wins grand prize at Kumon of Federal Way annual spelling bee

Six additional students named gold winners at the May event.

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Jan Barber, project manager of Make Music Federal Way, rings bells on Jan. 18 in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

Everything you need to know about this year’s Make Music Federal Way

The event is from 4-8 p.m. June 21 at the PAEC Plaza (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South).

Jan Barber, project manager of Make Music Federal Way, rings bells on Jan. 18 in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror
(L-R) Top row: Yacine Bennour, Kelly Nguyen, Vince Arvin Magno, Vannary Sou, Edward Park. Middle: Emma Wadleigh, Jessica Estevez Rodriguez, Jameyah Rogers, Reyhana Hassan, Roop Dhillon. Bottom: Favour Ayemere, Andrew Dibble, Adetutu Adeshina, De'Aija Reece, Preet Dhillon. Courtesy photos

16 seniors awarded Washington State Opportunity Scholarships

Sixteen Federal Way Public Schools students have been awarded the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, the district announced in late May. The scholarship provides up to… Continue reading

(L-R) Top row: Yacine Bennour, Kelly Nguyen, Vince Arvin Magno, Vannary Sou, Edward Park. Middle: Emma Wadleigh, Jessica Estevez Rodriguez, Jameyah Rogers, Reyhana Hassan, Roop Dhillon. Bottom: Favour Ayemere, Andrew Dibble, Adetutu Adeshina, De'Aija Reece, Preet Dhillon. Courtesy photos
Bruce Honda

Upcoming events to honor Juneteenth holiday in Federal Way

Juneteenth flag raising at city hall, Phenomenal She nonprofit event at Town Square Park, farmers market resource showcase and more.

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Free summer meals for local kids begin June 28

Meals available at 16 sites throughout Federal Way school district.

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Vaccinations taking place. File photo

Multi-Service Center to host free vaccination clinic June 14

No insurance required, walk-ins welcome.

Vaccinations taking place. File photo
Federal Way Symphony. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Symphony returns to live performances with June 13 concert

This concert marks Adam Stern’s debut as music director and conductor of the Federal Way Symphony.

Federal Way Symphony. Courtesy photo
L-R: Mayor Jim Ferrell, Councilmember Hoang Tran, Serena Starr, Sen. Claire Wilson, Council President Susan Honda, and Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson at the Federal Way pride flag raising event on June 1. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Diversity pride flag flying at Federal Way City Hall throughout June

Eight vivid colors are flying above Federal Way City Hall throughout June in honor of Pride Month. Approximately 50 community members, local officials and city… Continue reading

L-R: Mayor Jim Ferrell, Councilmember Hoang Tran, Serena Starr, Sen. Claire Wilson, Council President Susan Honda, and Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson at the Federal Way pride flag raising event on June 1. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
A local band performs at the Taste of Federal Way in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

First monthly Federal Way’s Got Talent competition to be held June 5

Summer competition series open to local performers.

A local band performs at the Taste of Federal Way in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Federal Way City Council pictured on May 18. Zoom screenshot

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Federal Way

The month of May has been recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Federal Way, thanks to a recent city proclamation. Presented… Continue reading

Federal Way City Council pictured on May 18. Zoom screenshot
The 2019 MSC Crab Feed & Auction raised $156,000. This year, the virtual event will be held June 5. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Virtual auction, fundraiser for Federal Way’s Multi-Service Center kicks off June 1

The Crab Feed Auction and Fundraiser event is Saturday, June 5.

The 2019 MSC Crab Feed & Auction raised $156,000. This year, the virtual event will be held June 5. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
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Fitness groups celebrate Shop Local campaign at FW Farmers Market

Local health and fitness businesses got to shine while breaking a sweat at last week’s Federal Way Farmers Market. The Federal Way Farmers Market, Shop… Continue reading

Photo by Shelley Pauls
KD Hall, CEO and principal consultant at KD Hall Communications in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

3 BIPOC-owned small businesses in Federal Way receive marketing, technology grants

Three Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses in Federal Way were recently awarded grants from the Comcast RISE program. Anfa Childcare, Chebogz… Continue reading

KD Hall, CEO and principal consultant at KD Hall Communications in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
Edgar Sandoval Sr., World Vision’s president and CEO. Photo courtesy of World Vision

World Vision to launch largest capital campaign ever to assist millions of people amid pandemic

Every Last One aims to raise $1 billion to offer 60 million people relief from extreme poverty.

Edgar Sandoval Sr., World Vision’s president and CEO. Photo courtesy of World Vision
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Communities in Schools of Federal Way — Highline seeking new executive director

First review of applicants is Friday, May 28.

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New vaccination site opens at Kaiser Permanente’s Federal Way Medical Center

Appointments required; clinic open on weekends.

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Celebrate Centerstage 2021 fundraiser kicks off May 9

Proceeds from the annual event benefit artist stipends, education programming and general operations.

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Backed by her family, Kathleen Strickland addresses the protest in front of the Auburn Justice Center on Aug. 6, 2020, and on behalf of her late son, Enos Strickland Jr., pleads for change at the Auburn Police Department. (Sound Publishing file photo)

State Senate OKs restrictions on police tactics and gear

Staff reports The Washington State Senate has approved a measure restricting certain police tactics and gear, including the use of neck restraints and tear gas,… Continue reading

Backed by her family, Kathleen Strickland addresses the protest in front of the Auburn Justice Center on Aug. 6, 2020, and on behalf of her late son, Enos Strickland Jr., pleads for change at the Auburn Police Department. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Federal Way resident appointed to county’s Behavior Health Advisory Board

Resident Alex Sheehan was appointed to the volunteer citizen board on March 23.

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Rotary Club of Federal Way auction open for bidding

Bidding closes at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20.