Olivia Sullivan

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon

Why don’t Federal Way police wear body cameras?

Decision is largely left up to mayor and city council.

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon

Federal Way Public Schools to start year with 100% remote learning

Federal Way Public Schools will have an upgraded remote learning model for Sept. 2 first day of school.

Councilmember Mark Koppang resigns from Federal Way City Council

The appointment process tentatively plans to have a new council member selected by September.

Azteca Mexican Restaurant at 32015 23rd Ave. S. in Federal Way is closing July 26 and will relocate because of the expansion of the Sound Transit light rail. The nearby Red Robin restaurant closed July 12, also because of the upcoming light rail expansion. Olivia Sullivan/Staff photo

Azteca Mexican Restaurant closing July 26 in Federal Way

Owner plans to relocate to nearby Center Plaza Shopping Center.

Azteca Mexican Restaurant at 32015 23rd Ave. S. in Federal Way is closing July 26 and will relocate because of the expansion of the Sound Transit light rail. The nearby Red Robin restaurant closed July 12, also because of the upcoming light rail expansion. Olivia Sullivan/Staff photo

FWPS weighs fully online learning option for upcoming school year

Federal Way Public Schools, which offered the state’s first online public school, is considering to begin the upcoming school year with full remote learning.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

The Chip-In fundraiser hopes to meet the $3 million goal to provide 5,000 laptops to FWPS students.

Former MLB player hopes to raise $3M for 5,000 laptops for FW students

The Chip-In fundraiser site provides 100% of the proceeds to Federal Way Public Schools

The Chip-In fundraiser hopes to meet the $3 million goal to provide 5,000 laptops to FWPS students.
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South King Fire seeks levy in Aug. 4 primary election

If approved, the $3.75 million levy will maintain operations, allow equipment expenditures and help avoid reductions in firefighter staffing.

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Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

TAF@Saghalie teacher Brandon Carlisle works with his 9th grade biology students on their lab work in late February 2020. Mirror file photo

Educators, parents raise concerns over possible school reopening plans

Federal Way Education Association union members say they do not feel safe returning to in-person classes in the fall.

TAF@Saghalie teacher Brandon Carlisle works with his 9th grade biology students on their lab work in late February 2020. Mirror file photo

Federal Way National Little League field vandalized twice in one week | Police blotter

Backstops graffitied, sign hit by dump truck.

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No suspects yet in West Seattle suitcase homicides

Families grieve deaths of Jessica Lewis of Federal Way and Austin Wenner of Kent.

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Federal Way Public Schools reveals plan for reopening schools in fall

Depending on state guidelines, students will have a combination of in-person and remote learning days.

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One woman, two kids injured in serious car crash along Pacific Highway South

A 21-year-old reckless driver may have run a red light and crashed into the victim’s vehicle, police say.

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Federal Way’s Pacific Bonsai Museum reopens to the public

Local gardens and exhibits are welcoming guests once again, now with additional safety measures.

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Red light, speed zone cameras generate $3.8M for Federal Way

2019 annual report shows 36,789 citations issued for both red light cameras and school zone speed areas throughout the city.

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Federal Way’s Red Robin to close July 12

Closure is due to the incoming Sound Transit Link light rail extension set to open 2024.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

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King County to provide Safe Start kits to small businesses in July

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce to host pick up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at El Centro de la Raza in Federal Way.

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Federal Way man accused of robbing buyers during OfferUp purchase

Jalen L. Womack, 19, pleaded not guilty on June 29.