Olivia Sullivan

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New vaccination site may open at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center

While no location decision has been made yet, Public Health — Seattle & King County says new sites will serve between 500-2,000 people per day.

 

The former Sears building at The Commons mall is under renovations to soon house a new grocery store in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New businesses are coming to Federal Way in 2021

Commons mall and light rail are key components of local economic development, mayor says.

 

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Electric company accountant discovers embezzlement | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 5-12

 

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FWPS rethinks approach of in-person learning for elementary students

Parents encouraged to respond to learning model survey sent by Federal Way Public Schools

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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo

City to host MLK celebration

The City of Federal Way is hosting a virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 18. In a collaborative effort with the Federal… Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo
Mike Pellicciotti

Washington State Treasurer-elect Mike Pellicciotti’s transition team includes local leaders

Federal Way Chamber CEO, Kent City Councilmember among team.

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Firefighter Ann Hoag and her dog, Baker, pictured during the 15-minute wait period after Ann received her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 11. Courtesy photo

South King Fire, Federal Way Police receive COVID-19 vaccines

South King Fire and Rescue Driver Engineer Ann Hoag is familiar with the white tents at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.… Continue reading

Firefighter Ann Hoag and her dog, Baker, pictured during the 15-minute wait period after Ann received her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 11. Courtesy photo
Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Fallen tree crushes car in Federal Way after storm

No injuries reported.

Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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NE Tacoma man charged in Federal Way bank robbery

The suspect passed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and would begin to shoot if he did not receive the money.

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The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center to reopen Jan. 18

Under Governor Inslee’s reopening guidelines, facility to open for business at 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.

The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way
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Federal Way Black Collective begins Health & Wellness Monday virtual discussions

In order to help others, you must first help yourself, organization’s executive director says.

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Federal Way driver fires multiple shots at WSP troopers during pursuit

The 25-year-old driver attempted to elude troopers around 1:20 a.m. Jan. 6

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Guest finds camera in Federal Way hotel room | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 30-Jan. 3

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Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Azteca Mexican Restaurant reopens amid COVID-19 restrictions

See a list of local establishments offering outdoor, take out dining

Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Federal Way Macy’s store to close in 2021

The location at The Commons mall has served the Federal Way community for 43 years.

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AMR ambulance bursts into flames in Federal Way

Investigators classify Jan. 2 incident as “reckless act.”

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Two unclaimed Washington’s Lottery tickets purchased in Federal Way

Tickets with prizes worth $120K and $420K expire this month.

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A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

New Year’s Day rollover: 4 kids in car, driver suspected of intoxication

A Federal Way woman suspected of driving under the influence with four children in the car was involved in a rollover collision on New Year’s… Continue reading

A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo

Floyd Little, football legend and former Federal Way businessman, dies at 78

Little died on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo