News

Jeanne Burbidge poses with her Help, Hope, Change award. Courtesy photo

First-ever virtual luncheon raises $85,000 for Federal Way’s Multi-Service Center

Jeanne Burbidge was awarded MSC’s second-annual Help, Hope, Change award.

 

Courtesy photo

State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

 

Virginia Mason is hosting its third annual Drug Take Back Event at the Federal Way regional medical center (33501 First Way S.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

Pandemic has increased risk for abuse of unused, expired medications

Community encouraged to participate in Drug Take Back Oct. 24

 

Actors Tom Livingston, left, and Jacob Tice rehearse a scene from Theatre Magic. Courtesy photo

Centerstage Theatre hosts first production of the season

Theatre Magic (And Other Things We Need) premieres Sunday, Oct. 25.

Actors Tom Livingston, left, and Jacob Tice rehearse a scene from Theatre Magic. Courtesy photo
Haley Donwerth/staff photo
The Barco family returns to their Des Moines home for the first time since Bernardo, front, lost his left leg and right arm in a motorcycle crash in December 2018. The Federal Way Mirror’s report on Bernardo Barco’s recovery was honored with a first place award for general feature by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2020 Better Newspaper Contest.

Federal Way Mirror earns 7 awards in WNPA’s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest

The Federal Way Mirror’s news team won seven awards in multiple categories at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, which was streamed… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2020
Haley Donwerth/staff photo
The Barco family returns to their Des Moines home for the first time since Bernardo, front, lost his left leg and right arm in a motorcycle crash in December 2018. The Federal Way Mirror’s report on Bernardo Barco’s recovery was honored with a first place award for general feature by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2020 Better Newspaper Contest.
Blotter

BigFoot Java robbed at gunpoint | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Oct. 14-20

Blotter
King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
An artist’s conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension.

Elephant sculpture among Sound Transit’s proposed public artwork designs

Designed by Donald Lipski, the concept reflects Federal Way’s rich diversity.

An artist’s conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension.
Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

$425K settlement paid in Federal Way school district sex scandal lawsuit

$3.5 million tort claim was filed against basketball coach and district in 2018.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo
t

Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

t
Federal Way City Hall. File photo

City council approves funds for renters, childcare providers in Federal Way

Renters assistance grant offered through El Centro de la Raza

Federal Way City Hall. File photo
Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

FWPS reports 9 COVID-19 infections among staff

Latest case reported to FWPS on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo
Leandra Craft, bottom right, swears in to Federal Way City Council Position 5 virtually around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Leandra Craft selected to fill Federal Way City Council Position 5

After three split votes, Mayor Jim Ferrell made the final decision.

Leandra Craft, bottom right, swears in to Federal Way City Council Position 5 virtually around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Clockwise from top left: Jamila Taylor, Jack Walsh, Jesse Johnson, and Martin Moore discuss a range of topics at the Mirror's virtual forum on Oct. 14.

30th District candidates discuss COVID-19, police accountability in Mirror’s virtual forum

Martin Moore faces Jamila Taylor for Position 1, while incumbent Jesse Johnson faces Jack Walsh for Position 2.

Clockwise from top left: Jamila Taylor, Jack Walsh, Jesse Johnson, and Martin Moore discuss a range of topics at the Mirror's virtual forum on Oct. 14.
Customers wait to order from Piroshky Piroshky at the PAEC (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.) Photo courtesy of Brian Hoffman

Food truck program brings diverse, delicious meals to PAEC

Lunchtime offerings will be available through November in Federal Way.

Customers wait to order from Piroshky Piroshky at the PAEC (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.) Photo courtesy of Brian Hoffman
Blotter

2 kids found wandering along Enchanted Parkway during night | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Oct. 7-13

Blotter
File photo

State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

File photo
Damoni Nelson. Photo courtesy of 247Sports

Mistaken identity leads to death of Federal Way student

FWHS senior Damoni Nelson, 17, died on Oct. 2 after he was shot in late September.

Damoni Nelson. Photo courtesy of 247Sports
From left: Mayor Jim Ferrell, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, FUSION Executive Director Robin O'Grady, FUSION Founder Peggy LaPorte, former Speaker Frank Chopp and Sen. Claire Wilson at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 8 Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FUSION opens first shelter for homeless families in Federal Way

First families expected to move in around mid-November.

From left: Mayor Jim Ferrell, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, FUSION Executive Director Robin O'Grady, FUSION Founder Peggy LaPorte, former Speaker Frank Chopp and Sen. Claire Wilson at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 8 Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Courtesy photo

COVID-19 testing site to open in Federal Way

Federal Way area has King County’s highest number of virus cases, but the least amount of testing.

Courtesy photo