Olivia Sullivan

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

Now in Phase 1.5, KCLS will gradually allow book returns with strict guidelines.

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure
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Federal Way police searching for missing 70-year-old man

David W. Leek went for a walk on the BPA Trail in Federal Way on Thursday, June 4 and has not returned home, family says.

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Authorities are searching for 70-year-old David Leek who went missing in Federal Way on June 4. The child’s face in this photo has been blurred for privacy. Courtesy photo

Missing 70-year-old Federal Way man found safe near Tacoma waterfront

David W. Leek went for a walk on the BPA Trail in Federal Way on Thursday, June 4 and was found by Tacoma Police on Friday.

Authorities are searching for 70-year-old David Leek who went missing in Federal Way on June 4. The child’s face in this photo has been blurred for privacy. Courtesy photo
Federal Way officials ask governor, county executive to accelerate Safe Start phases

Federal Way officials ask governor, county executive to accelerate Safe Start phases

Mayor, Federal Way City Council say county-wide approach is holds back communities ready for Phase 2 and beyond of governor’s Safe Start plan.

Federal Way officials ask governor, county executive to accelerate Safe Start phases
Members of Federal Way’s Business Task Force meet virtually on June 3. Courtesy photo

Federal Way businesses given more opportunities to serve customers

Federal Way City Council approves use of parking lot spaces outside of businesses to be used as socially distanced service areas.

Members of Federal Way’s Business Task Force meet virtually on June 3. Courtesy photo
Federal Way Community Center to house Washington State National Guard for 3 nights

Federal Way Community Center to house Washington State National Guard for 3 nights

Between 150-190 members of the Washington State National Guard will be in Federal Way through Sunday, city says.

Federal Way Community Center to house Washington State National Guard for 3 nights
Man plays ‘matador’ with cars in Federal Way | Police blotter

Man plays ‘matador’ with cars in Federal Way | Police blotter

The man was involuntarily committed after aggressive actions, charging at officer multiple times.

Man plays ‘matador’ with cars in Federal Way | Police blotter
Peaceful protests in Federal Way raise awareness of racism amid aftermath of George Floyd’s death
Peaceful protests in Federal Way raise awareness of racism amid aftermath of George Floyd’s death
Federal Way raises pride flag for first time in city history

Federal Way raises pride flag for first time in city history

Flag will fly above City Hall for the entire month of June.

Federal Way raises pride flag for first time in city history
Multiple Federal Way stores hit by looters

Multiple Federal Way stores hit by looters

Rapid response by police resulted in minimal loss for businesses on Sunday night, police chief says.

Multiple Federal Way stores hit by looters
Nearly 200 people gathered at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 320th Street on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Motorcyclist injures baby, two women at Sunday protest in Federal Way

All three victims were treated for minor injuries and transported to St. Francis Hospital as a precautionary measure, fire official says.

Nearly 200 people gathered at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 320th Street on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests
Black smoke rises from Westlake Center in Seattle as the Saturday afternoon protests result in several car fires and the looting of several downtown businesses on May 30. Courtesy photo

Federal Way police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

Black smoke rises from Westlake Center in Seattle as the Saturday afternoon protests result in several car fires and the looting of several downtown businesses on May 30. Courtesy photo
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Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

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Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo

8 Federal Way schools honored in Washington School Recognition Program

The schools showed growth in various student demographics, closing opportunity gaps during 2018-2019 school year.

Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo
Federal Way Food Bank serves nearly 600 new families during pandemic

Federal Way Food Bank serves nearly 600 new families during pandemic

Food bank receives positive feedback on new process for item pick up.

Federal Way Food Bank serves nearly 600 new families during pandemic
By the numbers: How is COVID-19 affecting Federal Way?

By the numbers: How is COVID-19 affecting Federal Way?

As of May 27, Federal Way has seen 495 positive cases of COVID-19 and nine virus-related deaths.

By the numbers: How is COVID-19 affecting Federal Way?
Walk the (virtual) walk: FWPS seniors participate in pandemic-friendly graduation

Walk the (virtual) walk: FWPS seniors participate in pandemic-friendly graduation

Ceremonies will be broadcast June 13 via Facebook Live, YouTube and local Channel 21.

Walk the (virtual) walk: FWPS seniors participate in pandemic-friendly graduation
Man steals shopping cart full of groceries from Safeway

Man steals shopping cart full of groceries from Safeway

The items cost a total of $432.96, store management was able to retrieve all of the items.

Man steals shopping cart full of groceries from Safeway
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Craigslist purchase turns into carjacking, kidnapping in Federal Way

Two suspects have been booked into King County Jail for multiple felony crimes, police say.

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