Olivia Sullivan

Mediterranean Gyro Grill owner Jay Barbour, right, and his restaurant manager pictured at the Taste of Federal Way in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way restaurant owner shot in NE Tacoma road rage incident

Mediterranean Gyro Grill owner Jay Barbour, 45, was shot in the spine; one suspect facing charges.

 

Jonah Tauiliili-Tunupopo, 16, jumps into Steel Lake on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Steel Lake reopens after closure caused by raw sewage leak

Here’s how to stay safe while cooling off this summer.

 

SKFR engine. Mirror file photo

Boy, 14, loses hand while reportedly playing with fireworks

Another 10-year-old boy also suffered minor injuries.

 

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Federal Way raises Juneteenth flag at city hall

The third annual celebration was held June 17.

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The scene on July 30, 2021 after a car crashed into trees and a utility box following a shooting. Courtesy photo

Federal Way man charged with murder in ‘unprovoked’ fatal shooting

Patrick Tables Jr., 22, is accused of killing Andre Davis, 19, in Federal Way in July 2021.

The scene on July 30, 2021 after a car crashed into trees and a utility box following a shooting. Courtesy photo
Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way police have a plan for responding to active shooters

School resource officers (SROs) at each high school in the Federal Way school district are armed.

Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
The diversity pride flag flying above Federal Way City Hall in June 2021. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Proclamation recognizes Pride Month in Federal Way

One Federal Way City Councilmember declined to sign it.

The diversity pride flag flying above Federal Way City Hall in June 2021. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Family of Ezra Taylor accepts National Gun Violence Awareness Day proclamation

Ezra Taylor, 26, was one of three people fatally shot outside of a Des Moines bar in Sept. 2021.

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

City to host Juneteenth flag raising ceremony June 17

This year marks the third anniversary raising the Juneteenth flag in Federal Way

Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
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Car transporting person with gunshot wound crashes in Federal Way

Police say the victim was shot by another person inside the car.

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Driver Engineer John Fontana aboard Marine 367 on his final day with South King Fire. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

One last ride: Longtime firefighter, marine team member retires from South King Fire and Rescue

Driver Engineer John Fontana recently retired after more than 35 years of serving the Des Moines and Federal Way communities.

Driver Engineer John Fontana aboard Marine 367 on his final day with South King Fire. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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3 Federal Way athletes win track and field state champion titles

Isaiah Davis and Esther Akinlosotu take home state titles in 100M Dash; Cassandra Atkins becomes Triple Jump champion.

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Federal Way’s downtown flag pole is located along S. 320th Street. File photo

City council approves feasibility study to dip S. 320th Street

The dip design creates greater pedestrian access and development opportunities, city planners say.

Federal Way’s downtown flag pole is located along S. 320th Street. File photo
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New rescue boat ‘Zenith’ expected to make regional impact

Vessel will serve communities beyond South King Fire’s main jurisdictions of Federal Way and Des Moines, including Vashon Island and Maury Island.

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Photo courtesy of city of Federal Way

Red, White & Blues Festival returns in Federal Way

The free festival includes live music, a fireworks show and more on July 4.

Photo courtesy of city of Federal Way
Stacie Scarpaci, left, with Judge Dave Larson. Courtesy photo

Federal Way’s probation supervisor keeps people out of court

Stacie Scarpaci is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for May 2022.

Stacie Scarpaci, left, with Judge Dave Larson. Courtesy photo
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Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

Here’s who will be on your ballot for the August primary election

Incumbents Sen. Claire Wilson, Rep. Jamila Taylor seeking re-election; Four candidates vying for State Rep. Pos. 2.

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Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.
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South King County Scholar Athlete Fund raises over $50K for local athletes

Sport legends Lenny Wilkens and Steve Raible attended the May 21 event.

photo by skc
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Teen shot in the neck near Federal Way park

The 16-year-old boy is in stable condition, according to police.

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Photo courtesy of South Sound News.

Boy shoots brother, 9, inside Federal Way apartment

The 9-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

Photo courtesy of South Sound News.