Olivia Sullivan

King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19

King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19

Jails already seeing a significant decrease in inmates from 1,940 to 1,766 between March 1-19, with more cuts on the way.

King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19
Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Seattle mayor says in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the public cannot allow gatherings at Alki, Golden Gardens, Seward, Volunteer Park or Magnuson parks.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing
Federal Way Public Schools provide much-needed meals for students during statewide school closure

Federal Way Public Schools provide much-needed meals for students during statewide school closure

More than 6,600 lunches so far distributed to students; free meals offered at various sites in Federal Way through April 24.

Federal Way Public Schools provide much-needed meals for students during statewide school closure
CHI Franciscan suspends patient billing for COVID-19 testing, treatments

CHI Franciscan suspends patient billing for COVID-19 testing, treatments

As part of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, CHI Franciscan includes eight acute care hospitals and more than 200 clinics.

CHI Franciscan suspends patient billing for COVID-19 testing, treatments
Federal Way flies first flag to celebrate Irish-American heritage

Federal Way flies first flag to celebrate Irish-American heritage

The Irish flag will be on display outside City Hall March 16-22.

Federal Way flies first flag to celebrate Irish-American heritage
Serenity on screen: Pacific Bonsai Museum closed to public, offers virtual tours

Serenity on screen: Pacific Bonsai Museum closed to public, offers virtual tours

Bonsai Mirai to host live stream working on a yamadori Colorado blue spruce at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Serenity on screen: Pacific Bonsai Museum closed to public, offers virtual tours
Worker at 3A, 4A state basketball tournament in Tacoma tests positive for COVID-19

Worker at 3A, 4A state basketball tournament in Tacoma tests positive for COVID-19

WIAA notifies groups who may have been in close contact with the individual March 4-7; two Federal Way teams played in last week’s tournament.

Worker at 3A, 4A state basketball tournament in Tacoma tests positive for COVID-19
Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 13: Sampson Mitchell

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 13: Sampson Mitchell

Decatur wrestler wraps up senior season as NPSL 220-pound sub-regional champion.

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 13: Sampson Mitchell
Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 13: Ruth Magana

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 13: Ruth Magana

Decatur senior captain leads bowling team to second consecutive NPSL, West Central District championship titles.

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 13: Ruth Magana
Local high school bowlers take All-League honor teams by force

Local high school bowlers take All-League honor teams by force

Decatur senior Ruth Magana voted MVP; Federal Way’s Sami Isaacs deemed Coach of the Year by NPSL.

Local high school bowlers take All-League honor teams by force
4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

Two paramedic interns, two South King County primary response employees are asymptomatic, according to union executives.

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure
4 South King Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined after possible COVID-19 exposure

4 South King Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined after possible COVID-19 exposure

None of the firefighters have shown virus symptoms; members quarantined “out of an abundance of caution,” officials say.

4 South King Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined after possible COVID-19 exposure
Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Former Federal Way school nurse charged with child rape jailed again for threatening to carry out mass shooting

Mark David Glenn, 51, was recently charged with child rape, sexual misconduct for alleged relations with three Todd Beamer High School students.

Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Couple boards ship Feb. 21 for adventure cruise to Hawaiin Islands; 21 people on board test positive for coronavirus.

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room
Todd Beamer basketball players made of MVP material

Todd Beamer basketball players made of MVP material

Seniors Aaliyah Alexander, Brycen Dillworth win NPSL Olympic Division honors as Most Valuable Players for basketball.

Todd Beamer basketball players made of MVP material
Federal Way mayor declares state of emergency after further review of COVID-19 outbreak

Federal Way mayor declares state of emergency after further review of COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor said CHI Franciscan notified the city last week they were “expecting several positive COVID-19 test results in the next 24-hours at St. Francis” in Federal Way.

Federal Way mayor declares state of emergency after further review of COVID-19 outbreak
Federal Way School District cancels March field trips to protect students from COVID-19 exposure

Federal Way School District cancels March field trips to protect students from COVID-19 exposure

The district also forbids outside groups from using any FWPS sites through March 31; Superintendent confirms there are no reported or confirmed coronavirus cases in the district as of March 5.

Federal Way School District cancels March field trips to protect students from COVID-19 exposure
CHI Franciscan to offer free, 24/7 virtual health consultations for individuals with mild COVID-19 symptoms

CHI Franciscan to offer free, 24/7 virtual health consultations for individuals with mild COVID-19 symptoms

The virtual consultations increase access to healthcare while also reducing urgent care and emergency room crowding amid the virus outbreak.

CHI Franciscan to offer free, 24/7 virtual health consultations for individuals with mild COVID-19 symptoms
Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 6: Chris Gunn

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 6: Chris Gunn

Todd Beamer senior places fourth at WIAA 4A State Dive Meet.

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 6: Chris Gunn
Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 6: Al-Nisa Lewis

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 6: Al-Nisa Lewis

Todd Beamer gymnast qualified for, competed at state meet in vault.

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 6: Al-Nisa Lewis