Olivia Sullivan

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Feb. 25.

FW mayor talks vaccinations, local economy, diversity in annual State of the City address

In stark contrast to last year’s 700-member live audience, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell delivered the annual State of the City address virtually on Feb.… Continue reading

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Feb. 25.
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Marijuana plants found in mobile home after fire | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 17-21

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"Profiles in Courage," by John F. Kennedy. Courtesy photo

What are your local Federal Way leaders reading?

The Mirror asked various officials about their favorite books and current reads.

"Profiles in Courage," by John F. Kennedy. Courtesy photo
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Des Moines man charged after allegedly stealing car from Federal Way

The driver ran a red light and was confronted by police within minutes of stealing the car.

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IRG plans to construct several industrial buildings on the Weyerhaeuser Campus to help bring jobs back to the area. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Property owners propose measures to protect former Weyerhaeuser campus

Questions about future public benefit remain.

IRG plans to construct several industrial buildings on the Weyerhaeuser Campus to help bring jobs back to the area. Haley Donwerth/staff photo
A Decatur High School athlete works out at a conditioning practice on Feb. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Let the games begin: High school athletes prepare for sports to resume

First sports season to start Monday, March 8.

A Decatur High School athlete works out at a conditioning practice on Feb. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Greg Baruso

Baruso announces re-election bid for Federal Way City Council

Councilmember Greg Baruso announced his run for election to Federal Way City Council Position 2. Baruso was appointed to council in March 2020 after a… Continue reading

Greg Baruso
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Suspect attempts to mail marijuana | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 10-16

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

41 positive COVID-19 cases linked to January outbreak at St. Francis Hospital

No new cases found as of Feb. 15, hospital says.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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Federal Way officer rear-ends woman, children in Graham

Minor injuries reported from the two-car collision.

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Longtime Highline College coach, athletic director dies at 90

Don McConnaughey was the ‘architect of the Highline College athletic department.’

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Residents show how to spend snow days in Federal Way

Over a foot of snow fell in the Puget Sound area over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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A shot looking north of the columns being constructed in SeaTac February 10, 2021. Part of the Federal Way Link Extension. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit

Federal Way Link Extension design-build contract over 25% complete

Sound Transit aiming for mid-2021 finish of design-build contract.

A shot looking north of the columns being constructed in SeaTac February 10, 2021. Part of the Federal Way Link Extension. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit
Elaeagnus healed. Silverberry bonsai (Elaeagnus pungens) in Pacific Bonsai Museum’s cool house, February 2021. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum

One year later: Pacific Bonsai Museum heals from 2020 bonsai burglary

One year after the bonsai burglary, the Pacific Bonsai Museum is finding some silver linings. Two bonsai trees, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars,… Continue reading

Elaeagnus healed. Silverberry bonsai (Elaeagnus pungens) in Pacific Bonsai Museum’s cool house, February 2021. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum
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Man with machete threatens person | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 4-9.

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Federal Way City Council, Mayor celebrate Black History Month with proclamation

Proclamation recognizes the ‘valuable and lasting’ contributions made by the African American community to Federal Way.

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Snow covered trees in Federal Way during the snowstorm in February. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

With snow in the forecast, FW activates emergency overnight warming shelter

Overnight shelter open at the Federal Way Community Center from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the weekend.

Snow covered trees in Federal Way during the snowstorm in February. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls
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Two businesses celebrate grand openings in Federal Way

Old Navy, Azteca Mexican Restaurant now open.

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Federal Way woman killed in Seattle shooting

Investigation shows no connection between victim and suspect, who was fatally shot by Seattle officers.

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Pre-K, first grade students to return to Federal Way classrooms March 8

School district offers hybrid and remote learning; some students may get new teacher to accommodate learning model options.

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