Olivia Sullivan

Looking west, the Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension construction is taking shape in the city’s core. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The quest for cranes in downtown Federal Way

Open house on March 24 seeks input from community members to envision the city core’s future.

Looking west, the Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension construction is taking shape in the city’s core. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
A kindergarten student at Panther Lake Elementary raises her hand during attendance on the first day of in-person learning on March 15, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Masks optional for students, staff at Federal Way schools

FWPS district recently announced changes to mask requirements, effective March 12.

A kindergarten student at Panther Lake Elementary raises her hand during attendance on the first day of in-person learning on March 15, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Rep. Jesse Johnson announces he is not seeking re-election

Johnson (D-Federal Way) sponsored legislative bills on police reform, use of force.

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Federal Way man shot, killed by Tacoma police identified

The shooting occurred on Feb. 24 in Tacoma.

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Motorcyclist, 34, dies in collision on I-5 near Federal Way

The collision closed SB I-5 for several hours on March 6.

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Former Fire Chief Vic Pennington appointed to Des Moines City Council

Public expressed desire for more diverse city council to represent the community.

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Crowd members drape the Ukrainian flag over the shoulders on Feb. 25 at Federal Way City Hall where community members and elected officials raised the Ukrainian flag. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way welcomes Rivne, Ukraine as sister city

Rivne is Federal Way’s third sister city; Federal Way Chamber to host meeting with the Ukrainian Association of Washington State March 7.

Crowd members drape the Ukrainian flag over the shoulders on Feb. 25 at Federal Way City Hall where community members and elected officials raised the Ukrainian flag. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Fire Chief Vic Pennington pictured in 2021 during the department's 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony of Sept. 11. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Former fire chief Vic Pennington applies for Des Moines City Council

Details of his separation agreement with the fire district include a year of paid salary.

Fire Chief Vic Pennington pictured in 2021 during the department's 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony of Sept. 11. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Federal Way honors Women in Public Office Day

“There is nothing as powerful as a woman who steps up to lead,” Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin says.

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Local nonprofit kicks off 8th annual March of Diapers fundraiser

This year’s goal is to collect half a million diapers, founder says.

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Suspect pretends to be employee, steals $800 from cash register | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 22 to March 1.

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Man dies after hit-and-run in Federal Way

Driver fled the scene, crashed car into nearby business, police say.

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Federal Way raises Ukrainian flag in solidarity

Community member Vitaliy Piekhotin spoke at the flag raising, attended by about 100 people on Feb. 25.

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Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. YouTube screenshot

Federal Way mayor talks public safety, ‘tech hub’ future in State of the City Address

The pre-recorded speech discussed the city’s budget, economic development and Federal Way’s response to homelessness, among other topics.

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Local firefighter finds new motivation for LLS Firefighter Stairclimb after mother’s cancer diagnosis

South King Fire & Rescue’s team of 7 to climb Sunday, March 13.

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King County libraries curate book collections for the community

February’s Black History Month book list includes 25 titles at King County libraries

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Woman assaulted by neighbor with 2×4 | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 16-21.

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1 man injured in Sunday morning shooting

Altercation leads to shots fired on Feb. 20, police say.

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St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

King County’s first in-person sexual assault medical advocacy services now available

Federal Way hospital partners with Rebuilding Hope! to launch program.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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Port of Seattle awards environmental grants to Federal Way projects

18 projects to receive funding from the Port’s South King County Community Impact fund.

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