Olivia Sullivan

Bezos Academy preschool for low-income Federal Way families to open in fall

The tuition-free Bezos Academy preschool will serve 40 students.

 

A student holds a sign that reads "I can't breathe" at the protest on June 10, 2020, outside of Thomas Jefferson High School. (Olivia Sullivan/staff photo)

Federal Way mayor on Chauvin verdict: ‘This was the right decision’

City’s police department has made policy changes in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

 

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments open at Auburn, Kent clinics

Appointments available through April 26, says Public Health – Seattle & King County.

 

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Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell stepping down in June

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer appointed as incoming superintendent starting July 1, 2021.

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The Redondo Beach boat launch is located at Redondo Beach Drive South in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of South King Fire

Man saved from car after driving into water off Redondo Beach boat launch

South King Fire rescue swimmer pulled the man from the sinking car around 12:30 a.m. April 16.

The Redondo Beach boat launch is located at Redondo Beach Drive South in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of South King Fire
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March of Diapers collects more than 305K diapers for local nonprofits

The seventh-annual event included donations from local businesses, nearby cities, and dozens of generous individuals.

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Black Education Strategy Roundtable receives grant to advance racial equity

Federal Way-based organization aims to create equitable educational opportunities for Black students.

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Crumbl Cookies to open Federal Way store in early June

A weekly rotating menu of gourmet, fresh-baked cookies to be available soon.

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Multiple apartments, vehicles struck in shooting at Federal Way complex | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 7-13.

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Local artists wanted to design limited-edition ORCA Cards

Applications due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.

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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Man jumps to death from freeway overpass near Federal Way

Incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. April 12 near the S. 375th Street overpass.

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Representatives from local organizations accepted keys to the city from the mayor and city council on April 6.

Frontline, essential workers of Federal Way presented with Keys to the City

Mayor Jim Ferrell honored healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and grocery workers at the April 6 meeting.

Representatives from local organizations accepted keys to the city from the mayor and city council on April 6.
Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment in 2019 at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Needle exchange service sparks heated debate in Federal Way

Mayor names 13-member committee tasked with developing new, community-driven plan for services.

Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment in 2019 at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Local resident Marianna, 14, dressed up as Bun Bun the Easter Bunny to visit dozens of families in Federal Way and nearby cities in March and April. Photo courtesy of Maggie Cante Tinza

Easter celebrations in Federal Way

Residents enjoyed socially-distanced scavenger hunts, sweet treats galore, and Easter Bunny visits.

Local resident Marianna, 14, dressed up as Bun Bun the Easter Bunny to visit dozens of families in Federal Way and nearby cities in March and April. Photo courtesy of Maggie Cante Tinza
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Serial slapper targets women outside Federal Way businesses | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 1-6.

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A 2020 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Photo courtesy of FWPS

Dates, times set for Federal Way Public Schools graduation ceremonies

Each senior will be given two guest tickets for the outdoor graduation ceremonies this June.

A 2020 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Photo courtesy of FWPS
Federal Way 320th Library. Photo courtesy of King County Library System

Federal Way 320th Library to reopen to public April 7

The King County Library System reopens five library locations across the county this week.

Federal Way 320th Library. Photo courtesy of King County Library System
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Patient airlifted after serious car crash along I-5 near Federal Way

Two male victims, one female victim in critical condition after one car caught fire after crash, according to South King Fire and Rescue.

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South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium

King County fire departments aim to make careers more accessible, inclusive

WA Fire Careers, an organization of six local departments, offers a simplified examination and hiring process for applicants seeking firefighter positions.

South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium