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Man in critical condition after shooting inside Des Moines home

The 50-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds on July 5.

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Shopping carts filled with garbage and other items as seen on S. 320th Street on June 16. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Shopping cart protesters won’t face fines or citations, mayor and police chief say

Three separate displays of carts with items from homeless encampments were found along Federal Way roads last month.

Shopping carts filled with garbage and other items as seen on S. 320th Street on June 16. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
A rendering of a proposed south entrance along S. 320th Street and 23rd Ave. S. in Federal Way for the Federal Way Link Extension. Image courtesy of Sound Transit

Federal Way light rail extension is changing city’s downtown core

Federal Way’s downtown landscape is changing faster than your future trips on the incoming light rail. The Federal Way Link Extension is a 7.8-mile project… Continue reading

A rendering of a proposed south entrance along S. 320th Street and 23rd Ave. S. in Federal Way for the Federal Way Link Extension. Image courtesy of Sound Transit
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Des Moines man, 19, charged in fatal shooting of Federal Way father near Alki Beach

Tilorae Shepherd, 22, died at the scene of the shooting on June 28.

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Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in Federal Way

When planning your Fourth of July celebrations, keep in mind that fireworks are illegal within Federal Way city limits. Federal Way will have additional officers… Continue reading

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New Federal Way Public Schools superintendent sworn into office

Dr. Dani Pfeiffer was sworn into the role on Tuesday, June 29.

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Multiple cars broken into at construction site of former Sears | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 22-29.

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Locals beat the heat at Steel Lake Park in Federal Way

The late June heat wave brought crowds to one of Federal Way’s most popular parks.

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Federal Way man airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crash

The man was ejected off of his motorcycle after swerving to avoid slowing traffic near Enumclaw on June 25.

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QA: Retiring psychology and math teacher believes ‘tough love does work’

Federal Way Public Academy psychology and math teacher Curt Genzlinger is retiring.

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Principal Jeff Soltez, left, and Principal Kurt Lauer.

Retiring principals leave legacy of success in Federal Way schools

Kurt Lauer and Jeff Soltez are the Mirror’s Hometown Heroes for the month of June.

Principal Jeff Soltez, left, and Principal Kurt Lauer.
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Victim shot in drive-by while playing basketball | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 10-21.

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Federal Way Community Center to open as cooling center amid high weekend temperatures

Cooling center open during regular business hours from Saturday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 29.

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Federal Way City Council to resume in-person meetings July 20

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s guidance, city hall to reopen to the public Wednesday, June 30.

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Poverty Bay Cafe is Federal Way‘s living room — and back open for business

Poverty Bay Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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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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