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Sequoyah eighth-grader shines as exemplary leader in classroom and community

Federal Way Mirror Scholar of the Month for April is Sami Bond.

 

South King Tool Library still under construction

Nonprofit officials are aiming to open the tool library in June.

 

Federal Way holds firm to camping ban in light of federal ruling

City says it does not criminalize homeless for sleeping outdoors on public property.

 

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh
Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Committee proposes amendments to address King County trash dilemma

King County Council to vote on plan.

Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

South King Fire and Rescue commissioner remains hospitalized

Commissioner James Fossos is in satisfactory condition at Harborview as of Tuesday.

From homelessness to homeowner: Domestic violence survivor earns fresh start in FUSION program

Local home construction company Lennar Homes fully furnishes home for single mother of four.

Federal Way police investigating rape allegations against former high school coach

The suspect is not affiliated with any high school in Federal Way, according to police.

House passes Wilson bill to expand access to early learning programs

SB 5437 would make more students eligible for the state’s early childhood education and assistance program.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Break the chains anti-human trafficking event set for May 18

The annual event is the largest anti-human trafficking event in Washington state.

Crime down in Federal Way

Snowstorm curbs crime in 2019 first quarter; department deploys direct patrols to tackle rising robberies.

Federal Way light rail extension clears key hurdle toward $790M federal grant

Sound Transit will work with the FTA to demonstrate its readiness and capacity to achieve the project’s scheduled 2024 completion.

Juvenile arrested for bomb threat at elementary school

Suspect admitted to calling in the fake bomb threat.

Federal Way Public Schools delays schools’ opening

FWPS purchases former DeVry University building for $13M to temporarily house students.

Application deadline extended to May 3 for Federal Way school board vacancy

The selected candidate will take the oath of office on Tuesday, May 14.

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Federal Way police investigating rape allegations against former high school coach

The suspect is not affiliated with any high school in Federal Way, according to police.

Federal Way community gets behind diaper dash

Annual event nets 153,362 diapers for babies.

Class on veterans benefits and resources on April 10

Learn more about general benefits, home loans, education, training and more.