Olivia Sullivan

Kiddus Fecto. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Pop Culture

MoPOP’s Sound Off! contest showcases local Federal Way talent

Kiddus Fecto, 21, is among eight performers of the museum’s 20th annual event on May 15.

 

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Federal Way man’s dog training business thrives during pandemic

What started as man’s best friend has turned into a thriving business opportunity for a Federal Way resident. Marcus Wright, a 2005 Federal Way High… Continue reading

 

The mascot of Illahee Middle School, located at 36001 1st Ave. S., is under consideration due to a new law prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American symbols and imagery. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

State law could affect mascots of three Federal Way schools

Three Federal Way schools may be affected by a recent bill approved by Gov. Jay Inslee that prohibits the “inappropriate use” of Native American names,… Continue reading

 

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Serial slapper returns, sexually assaults two women in Federal Way | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 28 to May 4.

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Federal Way approves $3 hazard pay raise for grocery store workers

The city ordinance was passed with a 5-2 council vote on May 4.

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Police search for suspect in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The girl’s father was initially arrested by police, but further investigation has revealed a new suspect.

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Two men found with gunshot wounds in Federal Way and Kent

Police believe the victims were involved in the same shooting.

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Federal Way man sentenced to 5 years in prison after gun, drug trafficking

The 35-year-old man sold four firearms — two of which were stolen — to undercover federal agents.

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Man stabbed multiple times at Federal Way motel

Suspect was not located, police said.

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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

Make Music Federal Way set for June 21

Free event to enjoy live music from 4-8 p.m. at the Performing Arts and Event Center plaza.

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
FWPD reports that for fourth year in a row, crime is down in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

Federal Way re-criminalizes drug possession in wake of court decision

The possession of controlled substances in Federal Way has been re-criminalized with a new ordinance passed April 20 by the city council. The Federal Way… Continue reading

FWPD reports that for fourth year in a row, crime is down in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
Emma Monson cleans a grave on April 17 in preparation to upload a photo of the grave to BillionGraves. Photo courtesy of Sheryl Mackey

Federal Way youth, leaders clean graves to help ancestor research

Dozens of Federal Way community members recently spent a Saturday cleaning gravestones at Mountain View Cemetery in Lakewood — assisting with future genealogical research, too.… Continue reading

Emma Monson cleans a grave on April 17 in preparation to upload a photo of the grave to BillionGraves. Photo courtesy of Sheryl Mackey
Kae Lee, fourth from left, stands for a photo with volunteers at the food bank on April 29. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Hometown Hero: Local food bank director has passion for helping people

Kae Lee, director of the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank, is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for April.

Kae Lee, fourth from left, stands for a photo with volunteers at the food bank on April 29. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Federal Way father of slain daughter, 8, claims he was wrongfully accused | Update

The father was arrested by Federal Way police and booked for unlawful possession of a firearm, domestic-violence assault.

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A student smiles from behind a mask on the first day of school on April 1. Photo courtesy of Federal Way Public Schools

Majority of Federal Way students stay in remote learning

As all schools statewide have reopened under the governor’s order, 64% of Federal Way students have opted to continue learning from home, according to data… Continue reading

A student smiles from behind a mask on the first day of school on April 1. Photo courtesy of Federal Way Public Schools
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Child’s mischief spree includes tossing dildo into pool | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 14-20.

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(L-R) Assistant Chief Rick Chaney, Capt. Craig Ellenbolt, and firefighter Courtney Cullison. Photo courtesy of South King Fire

8 firefighters honored for saving mother from burning Auburn home

South King Fire and Rescue crews responded to reports of a mother, baby trapped in a burning home on Jan. 20.

(L-R) Assistant Chief Rick Chaney, Capt. Craig Ellenbolt, and firefighter Courtney Cullison. Photo courtesy of South King Fire
A rendering of a proposed south entrance along S. 320th Street and 22nd Ave. S. in Federal Way for the Federal Way Link Extension. Image courtesy of Sound Transit

Sound Transit seeking public comment on Federal Way Transit Center station design

Future Federal Way Link Extension station design is 60% complete.

A rendering of a proposed south entrance along S. 320th Street and 22nd Ave. S. in Federal Way for the Federal Way Link Extension. Image courtesy of Sound Transit
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Federal Way Farmers Market opens May 1

The year’s market is relocated to another part of The Commons mall parking lot.

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Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell

Federal Way superintendent joins Chiefs for Change

The national education leadership nonprofit works to provide safe schools, education access and pathways to postsecondary opportunities nationwide.

Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell