Olivia Sullivan

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
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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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Christian Faith Center voices opposition to Sound Transit facility at Federal Way site

A Federal Way church wants to stop the train. The public comment period ended on April 19 for the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) of… Continue reading

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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.

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)
Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell

Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell stepping down in June

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

Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell
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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