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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

 

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Upcoming vaccination clinic open to Federal Way students 12 and older

Clinic to be held at Todd Beamer High School Friday, May 21.

 

A man walks past an emergency location mile marker along the BPA Trail at dusk on May 11. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Mile markers repainted along BPA Trail for emergency purposes

Markers located every 1/10th of a mile along the 3.6-mile trail.

 

Edgar Sandoval Sr., World Vision’s president and CEO. Photo courtesy of World Vision

World Vision to launch largest capital campaign ever to assist millions of people amid pandemic

Every Last One aims to raise $1 billion to offer 60 million people relief from extreme poverty.

Edgar Sandoval Sr., World Vision’s president and CEO. Photo courtesy of World Vision
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Auburn man charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The man, who is related to the girl’s father, faces charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for April 25 shooting.

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Executive Director Amanda Miller outside of the South King Tool Library (1700 S. 340th St. in Federal Way). Courtesy photo

South King Tool Library wins Green Globe award for waste reduction

In areas such as Federal Way, waste reduction becomes a conversation about equity, says tool library executive director.

Executive Director Amanda Miller outside of the South King Tool Library (1700 S. 340th St. in Federal Way). Courtesy photo
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Kent officer shot man after he reportedly tried to ram police vehicle

Investigation team updates May 10 shooting that injured man in Panther Lake

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Clockwise from top left: Alisha Saucedo, Cheryl Aguilar Henriquez, Luis Carrera-Lara, Milagros Gonzalez, and Immanuel Lee. Photos courtesy of FWPS

5 FWPS seniors named Act Six Scholars

Partner colleges to provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships over four years.

Clockwise from top left: Alisha Saucedo, Cheryl Aguilar Henriquez, Luis Carrera-Lara, Milagros Gonzalez, and Immanuel Lee. Photos courtesy of FWPS
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Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: fresh hummus, pita bread for snacking

This week’s recipe highlights locally-sourced hummus, olive oil and pita bread found at the Saturday market.

Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth
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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Shoplifter threatens to pepper spray employee | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 5-11.

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Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
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Communities in Schools of Federal Way — Highline seeking new executive director

First review of applicants is Friday, May 28.

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A Cymbidium Orchid captured at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

‘A Mother’s Prayer’ by Robert J. Darrigan

“A Mother’s Prayer” A Mother’s Prayer, Sustains her seed with a heavenly song, Enfolding those she loves, Protection from all wrong; Her thoughts embrace And… Continue reading

A Cymbidium Orchid captured at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
The mascot of Illahee Middle School, located at 36001 1st Ave. S., is under consideration due to a new law prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American symbols and imagery. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

State law could affect mascots of three Federal Way schools

Three Federal Way schools may be affected by a recent bill approved by Gov. Jay Inslee that prohibits the “inappropriate use” of Native American names,… Continue reading

The mascot of Illahee Middle School, located at 36001 1st Ave. S., is under consideration due to a new law prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American symbols and imagery. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Grilled chicken thighs with rhubarb sauce

This week’s recipe features fresh rhubarb, asparagus, olive oil and pita bread found at the Saturday market.

Photo courtesy of Vickie Chynoweth