Olivia Sullivan

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FWPS athletes to begin in-person practices Feb. 18

The North Puget Sound League, which includes Federal Way schools, will have three distinct sports seasons beginning March 8.

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Lt. Michael Boutte pictured at the Westway Community Center in Federal Way waiting for the start of an Easter egg hunt in April 1998. Photo courtesy of FWPD Deputy Kyle Sumpter

Lt. Michael Boutte, founding member of Federal Way Police Department, killed in line of duty

Boutte was shot and killed while responding to a call on Feb. 1 in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Lt. Michael Boutte pictured at the Westway Community Center in Federal Way waiting for the start of an Easter egg hunt in April 1998. Photo courtesy of FWPD Deputy Kyle Sumpter
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, top right, hosted a public forum for African American/Black community members on July 29.

‘Real talk with the mayor’

Third quarterly Black, African American community meeting seeks truthful answers about police misconduct and accountability.

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, top right, hosted a public forum for African American/Black community members on July 29.
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Emerald City Smoothie manager robbed at gunpoint | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

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Photo courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders sign Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe

Rowe, 29, is a Federal Way High School graduate.

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Photo courtesy of Cinemark Theatres

Cinemark’s Century Federal Way Theatre to reopen Feb. 5

Three other Cinemark locations in Washington also reopening Friday.

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Two men charged in Sacajawea Middle School burglary

The men allegedly stole trench coats, a computer monitor and other property of Federal Way Public Schools on Jan. 24.

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Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson

Renton man dies in crash along NB I-5 in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol says a medical emergency caused the crash.

Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Where can you get a vaccination in Federal Way?

With new high-volume COVID-19 vaccination centers in neighboring cities, local residents are searching for vaccination options within Federal Way. King County Public Health — Seattle… Continue reading

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

COVID-19 outbreak grows to 17 patients, 10 employees at St. Francis Hospital

Some positive cases now found on third floor; first floor outbreak discovered on Jan. 26.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Cinda Rousseau, left, and Cally Lindenmier, right. Photos courtesy of FWPS

2 FWPS educators earn National Board Certification

Certification advances the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards, district says.

Cinda Rousseau, left, and Cally Lindenmier, right. Photos courtesy of FWPS
The School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie is located at 33914 19th Avenue SW in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

FWPS district opens first School Based Health Center

New resource removes barriers, increases health care access for students at no cost.

The School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie is located at 33914 19th Avenue SW in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
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Local family teaches generosity through the generations

Larry Jones and his family are the Mirror’s Hometown Heroes for January.

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Weyerhaeuser campus clash continues over warehouse plan

Proposal may remove 132 forested acres to allow for 1.5 million square feet of new development.

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Delivery driver drops pizza after teen’s threat | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 20-26

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St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

7 positive cases found in St. Francis Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Outbreak occurred in the first floor Surgical Unit between Jan. 11-26.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.

Unlicensed food vendor shut down for selling tamales from ice chest

King County Public Health shut down the Federal Way vendor on Monday, Jan. 25.

The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.
Albert Veveris, 90, receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 26 at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Residents, staff of Village Green receive COVID-19 vaccinations

186 residents and staff were vaccinated at the retirement communitys first clinic on Jan. 26.

Albert Veveris, 90, receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 26 at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
South King Fire and Rescue's new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel will be similar to this model drawing. Courtesy photo

State provides $750K for new ‘floating fire engine’ for South King Fire

Maritime Emergency Response Vessel is the only resource of its kind between Seattle and Tacoma.

South King Fire and Rescue's new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel will be similar to this model drawing. Courtesy photo
The Center at Norpoint, located at 4818 Nassau Ave NE in Tacoma, will soon become a temporary warming shelter. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way officials expect little impact from incoming NE Tacoma warming shelter

A community center in the neighboring limits of Northeast Tacoma will soon become a temporary warming shelter for homeless individuals, and local residents are wondering… Continue reading

The Center at Norpoint, located at 4818 Nassau Ave NE in Tacoma, will soon become a temporary warming shelter. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror