Olivia Sullivan

Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Fallen tree crushes car in Federal Way after storm

No injuries reported.

Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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NE Tacoma man charged in Federal Way bank robbery

The suspect passed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and would begin to shoot if he did not receive the money.

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The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center to reopen Jan. 18

Under Governor Inslee’s reopening guidelines, facility to open for business at 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.

The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way
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Federal Way Black Collective begins Health & Wellness Monday virtual discussions

In order to help others, you must first help yourself, organization’s executive director says.

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Federal Way driver fires multiple shots at WSP troopers during pursuit

The 25-year-old driver attempted to elude troopers around 1:20 a.m. Jan. 6

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Guest finds camera in Federal Way hotel room | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 30-Jan. 3

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Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Azteca Mexican Restaurant reopens amid COVID-19 restrictions

See a list of local establishments offering outdoor, take out dining

Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Photo courtesy of Merlone Geier Partners

Federal Way Macy’s store to close in 2021

The location at The Commons mall has served the Federal Way community for 43 years.

Photo courtesy of Merlone Geier Partners
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AMR ambulance bursts into flames in Federal Way

Investigators classify Jan. 2 incident as “reckless act.”

Photo courtesy of South Sound News
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Two unclaimed Washington’s Lottery tickets purchased in Federal Way

Tickets with prizes worth $120K and $420K expire this month.

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A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

New Year’s Day rollover: 4 kids in car, driver suspected of intoxication

A Federal Way woman suspected of driving under the influence with four children in the car was involved in a rollover collision on New Year’s… Continue reading

A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo

Floyd Little, football legend and former Federal Way businessman, dies at 78

Little died on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
A fire at the 32600 block of Pacific Highway S. killed one man on the morning of Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound Media

Man dies in Federal Way storage unit fire on Christmas

Police say the man may have been robbing the storage units and couldn’t escape when the fire started.

A fire at the 32600 block of Pacific Highway S. killed one man on the morning of Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound Media
St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. A parade to show support to frontline hospital workers took place in April. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Top Federal Way stories of 2020

I hate the word “unprecedented” just as much as the next overworked journalist in 2020, but this year did enter so many realms of new,… Continue reading

St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. A parade to show support to frontline hospital workers took place in April. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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Man charged with robbery linked to Burien rape, Federal Way murder

DNA of Melvin Lewis Taylor Jr. matches evidence found at the scene of a Federal Way murder in 2002.

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Federal Way Strong 5K

Federal Way Community Center to host first-ever Federal Way Strong 5K

Participants can run or walk their favorite 5K route between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3, 2021.

Federal Way Strong 5K
A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
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Hands behind the holiday magic: Who decorates Federal Way’s community tree for Christmas?

The Allen family members are the Mirror’s Hometown Heroes for December.

Photo by Andy Hobbs
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Lewd photo shared during school Zoom meeting | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 16-21.

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