Olivia Sullivan

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Girl, 9, shot in stomach in Federal Way

Family reports the shooting was accidental; police investigating.

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4 men rob pawn shop at gunpoint

Police still searching for suspects.

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South King Tool Library Executive Director Amanda Miller stands in front of the tool library located at 1700 S. 340th Street in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

Local Federal Way organizations to support on Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is GivingTuesday, and provides a chance for you to support your local community — from tools to performing arts to… Continue reading

South King Tool Library Executive Director Amanda Miller stands in front of the tool library located at 1700 S. 340th Street in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
Tom Sites, 74, waves to a passing car while on his usual litter-picking route along SW 320th Street in Federal Way on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Hometown Hero: Turkey Tom brightens Federal Way streets

After battling the coronavirus earlier this year, Tom Sites, 74, is still en route to city cleanliness and holiday cheer.

Tom Sites, 74, waves to a passing car while on his usual litter-picking route along SW 320th Street in Federal Way on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Poverty Bay Coffee Company

From coffee cart to community cornerstone

“I am the unintentional entrepreneur,” says Poverty Bay Coffee Company owner.

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FUSION Executive Board Chair David Harrison stands in Poverty Bay Cafe amid renovations on Nov. 16. The cafe and coffee business was donated to FUSION, who will now use the site as a job skill training option for individuals experiencing homelessness. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Poverty Bay Cafe owners donate business to FUSION

Though a beloved local business is now in the hands of Federal Way nonprofit FUSION, Poverty Bay Cafe will still remain a familiar friend. FUSION,… Continue reading

FUSION Executive Board Chair David Harrison stands in Poverty Bay Cafe amid renovations on Nov. 16. The cafe and coffee business was donated to FUSION, who will now use the site as a job skill training option for individuals experiencing homelessness. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Mayor launches Shop Local campaign to support Federal Way businesses

About 40 local restauranteurs met virtually on Friday morning to discuss concerns.

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Man tied up, kidnapped near Gateway Center | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 18-23

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World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Fundraiser leads to 300 turkeys for Federal Way families

Former MLB player, World Vision partner to provide turkeys, resources

World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Jaden McDaniels pictured at a Federal Way High School game vs. Rogers High School in February 2019. Photo courtesy of Senad Tiric

Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels drafted to NBA

The FWHS graduate was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 28th pick overall.

Jaden McDaniels pictured at a Federal Way High School game vs. Rogers High School in February 2019. Photo courtesy of Senad Tiric
Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo

Federal Way considers returning to SCORE jail

After departure finalized in Jan.2020, new possible contract city agreement would result in three inmate beds for approximately $128 per day.

Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” stars will perform virtual show

The only rule is that you must wear pants. Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have created a virtual,… Continue reading

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Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way

Councilmember Kochmar wins 2020 Elected Women of Excellence Award

Award given by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way
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Victims robbed at gunpoint over iPhone sale | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 11-17

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Steep increase of visitors to Federal Way COVID-19 testing center

Federal Way location sees record high of 889 tests in a single day on Nov. 16.

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Federal Way Community Center to close Nov. 17

Closure will last through Dec. 14 in accordance with Governors new guidelines.

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Virginia Mason Drug Take Back event collects nearly 200 pounds of drugs

Virginia Mason’s third annual Drug Take Back event in Federal Way received nearly 200 pounds of drug collections on Oct. 24. The event comprised 16… Continue reading

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Netflix horror movie to blame for summoning police response | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 6-10

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Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way couple’s love story inspires new Hallmark Channel movie

Inspired by local residents Pat and Margery Godfrey, “A Godwink Christmas - Second Chance, First Love” premieres at 7 p.m. PST Sunday, Nov. 22.

Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror