Olivia Sullivan

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Renton officials outline requests for King County’s use of local hotel as shelter

200 individuals from Seattle homeless shelters have been moved to the Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
The view from the top of the Federal Way Transit Center will change in the coming years with the addition of Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link extension. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Demolition of Federal Way buildings will make room for light rail

Starting April 20, crews will raze buildings north of S. 320th St. between 23rd Ave. S. and 21st Ave. S.

The view from the top of the Federal Way Transit Center will change in the coming years with the addition of Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link extension. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Lights, sirens, support: First responders host parades for frontline hospital workers

Federal Way police, South King Fire and Rescue and other agencies showed their support for St. Francis Hospital staff on April 16.

St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way police nab suspects in 7-Eleven shooting

An altercation at a business near Military Road South led to multiple shots fired on April 9; three suspects booked into King County Jail.

Mayor Ferrell is on the right in red, St. Francis Hospital COO Dino Johnson in the back with striped blue and red tie, Dr. Mahoutchi in the center-front in the black suit and salmon-colored button up, pictured with their staff. Courtesy photo

Federal Way mayor, local dentist support St. Francis Hospital staff with PPE donations

Mayor Jim Ferrell and Dr. Mo Mahoutchi donated 30 meals from Gino’s Pizza, Pasta & Co. restaurant, along with 2,000 gloves and masks on April 10.

Mayor Ferrell is on the right in red, St. Francis Hospital COO Dino Johnson in the back with striped blue and red tie, Dr. Mahoutchi in the center-front in the black suit and salmon-colored button up, pictured with their staff. Courtesy photo

One dead after fire at senior living apartment complex in Federal Way

Fire crews responded to the Meridian Court Apartments around 2:30 a.m. April 15.

COVID-19 death tolls reach double digits in some South King County cities

The average COVID-19 infected person may be likely to infect just one or fewer additional persons with COVID-19, down from an average of 2.7 persons in late February, study says.

Federal Way Arts Commission unveils newest “Traffic Graffic” representing Latino community

Thomas Jefferson High School grad Gerardo Pena designed artwork at S. 312th Street and 14th Ave. S.

Federal Way mother and daughter spread Easter cheer with bunny visits

Maggie and Marianna Cante Tinza visited more than 40 neighborhoods in Federal Way, Auburn, Puyallup and Tacoma on Sunday, April 12.

A volunteer team at Overcomer Covenant Church pre-bags groceries Thursday afternoon. Courtesy photo

Overcomer Covenant Church provides grocery relief to local families during health crisis

Local church to donate pantry items, sack lunches to Auburn Food Bank and Federal Way Day Center.

A volunteer team at Overcomer Covenant Church pre-bags groceries Thursday afternoon. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Public Schools announces continued learning during pandemic-related cancellation

Grading will be based on work done prior to March 13; graduation, other senior traditions still pending.

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

Sewing up solutions: South King firefighter designs prototype for protective gown shortage

Despite the department’s success with a one-man team, South King Fire is looking for the community’s help to sew gowns for first responders.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way City Council to offer fully virtual meeting next week

Council Chambers at City Hall now closed to the public; April 7 meeting available via Zoom, YouTube, phone and Government Access Channel 21.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

St. Francis Hospital staff thank Federal Way community for support during virus outbreak

From medical supplies and meals to coffee and handwritten notes, emergency department staff say they feel the love from Federal Way.

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

Man, 37, found with gunshot wound to the back in Federal Way McDonald’s parking lot

The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.