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King County announces purchase agreement of Federal Way hotel

Hotel and two additional Seattle properties to become part of county’s Health Through Housing homelessness program.

 

Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)

Educational merit of critical race theory sparks heated debate

In Washington, schools have seen parents protest and threaten to remove their children from schools.

 

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2 Northwest Territorial Mint employees federally convicted of mail, wire fraud felonies

The now-bankrupt company had offices in Federal Way and Auburn; total loss to customers more than $25 million

 

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Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

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King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.

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1 man dead after shooting leads to crash in Federal Way

Police do not have suspect information.

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Hometown Hero: Federal Way’s finance director retires

Federal Way Finance Director Adé Ariwoola retiring after 35-year career.

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Legislators target local community building projects

Money will go toward affordable housing, youth services and more in Federal Way area.

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Federal Way Chamber CEO selected for Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives fellowship

Fellowship program designed to support chambers as they refine their inclusive economic recovery goals.

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Man exposes genitals to woman walking near Celebration Park | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log July 21-28.

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Highline College to require vaccinations beginning fall quarter

All students, staff and faculty who visit campus are required to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 27; vaccine clinics held throughout August.

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Federal Way graduate charged with murder in South Seattle homicide

22-year-old Sadiq Aroni is accused of driving two people who allegedly shot a 20-year-old man in June.

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Police arrest major supplier to Federal Way-based drug dealers

A search and arrest warrant was served to the suspect in Tukwila on July 26.

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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

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Federal Way agencies to participate in National Night Out Aug. 3

Register your neighborhood for a visit from Federal Way Police, South King Fire and Rescue, or Federal Way City Council members.

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Movies in the Park return to Federal Way

The next free movie feature is Saturday, Aug. 14 at Town Square Park.

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Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
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World’s largest collection of Rhododendron species found in Federal Way

As a living plant museum, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) provides visitors with 22 acres of blooming natural spaces.

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One man killed, another critically injured at Eastwind Motel shooting

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 6:35 a.m. on Sunday, July 18.

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