Olivia Sullivan

Federal Way City Hall. File photo

City shifts to hybrid work schedule as COVID-19 cases rise among staff

The city plans to remain a hybrid work environment until Monday, Jan. 31.

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City and FUSION help dozens find shelter during winter snowstorm

New partnership provides shelter options at the Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center and area hotels.

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Amazon Fresh grocery store location. Photo courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Fresh grocery store opening in Federal Way

The technology company has not yet announced an official opening date.

Amazon Fresh grocery store location. Photo courtesy of Amazon
A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Year in review: Top Federal Way stories from 2021

A look back at newsworthy events of 2021.

A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Manager Jaime Monje stands with Federal Way Police Department members inside the Federal Way Azteca. Courtesy photo

Federal Way’s Azteca restaurant provides Christmas meals for Federal Way police, staff

Manager Jaime Monje is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for December.

Manager Jaime Monje stands with Federal Way Police Department members inside the Federal Way Azteca. Courtesy photo
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Federal Way organizations help those in need, spread joy this holiday season

Food donations, gifts for local families, toy drives and more.

Photo courtesy of South King Fire & Rescue
Ronald Wood is sworn in as police chief in 1996. Photo courtesy of Lisa Wood

Federal Way’s first police chief Ronald T. Wood dies at 79

Wood served as police chief for five years.

Ronald Wood is sworn in as police chief in 1996. Photo courtesy of Lisa Wood
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Mobile vaccination center in Federal Way updates hours of operation

Registration now open for Auburn mobile vaccination clinic.

Photo courtesy of Public Health - Seattle & King County
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DUI driver causes 4-car collision | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 20-28.

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Holiday tradition brings two families together

Here’s the story behind the Christmas tree on the Weyerhaeuser campus.

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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA community vaccination center opening in Federal Way, Auburn

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for adults, kids; Federal Way location appointments available now.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Mother’s arm sliced with machete during altercation | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 15-19.

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A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Crime-conscious mayors criticize King County’s juvenile justice program

Auburn, Federal Way, Kent and Renton make up 27% of felony filings charged by the prosecutor.

A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News
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Sound Transit Board approves Federal Way site for light rail maintenance facility

South 336th St. site results in total loss of Christian Faith Center, dozens of displaced residents.

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‘My winter art project’: Federal Way couple hangs thousands of Christmas lights each year

Sharon and Carl Hultman’s lights display started in 1989.

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Standout football recruit Malik Agbo signs to Texas Longhorns

The Todd Beamer High School senior received 17 offers from universities around the country.

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Buffalo Wild Wings windows shot twice while restaurant is full of customers | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 8-13.

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1 person injured in semi truck collision in Federal Way

Pacific Highway South was closed for several hours, resulting in major traffic backups.

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Federal Way to address ‘digital deserts’ for local internet connection

Pandemic reveals heightened broadband infrastructure demands for remote learning and remote work.

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Evergreen Middle School celebrates healing, renaming ceremony

School’s previous name, mascot were considered culturally insensitive and changed under state law.

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