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Make Music Federal Way celebrates local musical talents

The Monday evening festival welcomed performers of all ages and music genres.

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A fire destroyed a Federal Way apartment building in the early morning hours of June 20. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Several Federal Way families displaced by Sunday morning apartment fire

None of the building’s units had working smoke alarms, fire official says.

A fire destroyed a Federal Way apartment building in the early morning hours of June 20. Photo courtesy of South Sound News
Sunset Three Twenty apartments in Federal Way (1901 SW 320th Street). Courtesy photo

Federal Way apartment rents increase 7.6% over the past year

May marks the sixth straight month Federal Way has seen rent increases.

Sunset Three Twenty apartments in Federal Way (1901 SW 320th Street). Courtesy photo
Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page

Totem Middle School to undergo name, mascot change

Local tribal leaders told district the school name is a “a misrepresentation of a spiritual term.”

Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page
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Juneteenth flag raised at Federal Way City Hall

About 90 community members, leaders and elected officials gathered to celebrate on June 18, the day before the Juneteenth holiday.

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Shopping cart protests cost FW taxpayers thousands of dollars

Residents pressure city to clean up homeless encampments.

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3 deaths in one week along stretch of Federal Way road

Mayor seeking roadway safety changes from Washington State Department of Transportation.

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

Council approves body cameras for Federal Way police

The goal is to implement body-worn cameras by Jan. 1, 2022.

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Graduating with gratitude: Federal Way’s class of 2021 reaches the finish line

Gratitude was a common theme among seniors at this year’s Federal Way graduation ceremonies. Grateful to have made it through the year. Grateful to see… Continue reading

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Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Nonprofit to host birthday party for girls aging out of the foster care system

Eileen & Callie’s Place is hosting Celebrate 18!, a celebration and resource event, Saturday, July 17.

Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Dr. Tammy Campbell, left, and Dr. Dani Pfeiffer, right. Pfeiffer will take over as superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools on July 1. Courtesy photos

Outgoing FWPS superintendent takes pay cut for upcoming mentorship year

Pfeiffer’s salary places her as the No. 15 highest paid superintendent or district executive in the state.

Dr. Tammy Campbell, left, and Dr. Dani Pfeiffer, right. Pfeiffer will take over as superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools on July 1. Courtesy photos
Board President Geoffery McAnalloy presents the inaugural Dream Maker Award to Dr. Tammy Campbell on June 8. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Dr. Tammy Campbell presented with district’s inaugural Dream Maker Award

Campbell is stepping down as superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools this June.

Board President Geoffery McAnalloy presents the inaugural Dream Maker Award to Dr. Tammy Campbell on June 8. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Tacoma man, 65, dies in crash along Pacific Highway South | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 3-8.

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Man killed after laying down in front of traffic on Pacific Highway

The 42-year-old man appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis, police said.

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Seniors celebrate final week before graduation

Everything you need to know about Federal Way Public Schools’ graduation weekend June 10-13.

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Man, 20, sustains life-threatening injuries after stabbing

Police have detained the 44-year-old suspect.

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City cancels Fourth of July fireworks show, festival

The City of Federal Way hoping to welcome back the community with celebrations in 2022.

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Two finalists advance in first Federal Way’s Got Talent show

Monthly contests for local singers, musicians are held at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

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Federal Way nonprofit helps single parents navigate parenthood

The GOODE Foundation helps single parents connect with resources and develop a sense of hope.

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