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Federal Way Police Department to hire more officers with grant

Department’s current staffing level still not at full capacity.

 

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

 

Brookdale nurse placed on leave after oxycodone pill goes missing | Police blotter

The medication was noted as administered, however the patient was not present to receive the pill at the time.

 

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

  • Jul 1, 2020

Assistance grant application opens for Federal Way small businesses

$2 million available in grants; application deadline is July 15.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Page Ahead donates 15,000 books to Federal Way students

Book Up Summer reading program provides students with 12 books to promote child literacy and bridge achievement gaps.

Protest held over fatal police shooting of Malik Williams in Federal Way

Williams, a 23-year-old paraplegic Black man, died Dec. 31, 2019; investigation of his death is ongoing.

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020

Federal Way resident killed in DUI crash along I-90

58-year-old Lynnwood man struck parked vehicle, killing both occupants, Washington State Patrol says.

Summer learning opportunities for FWPS students

Starting July 6, recorded video lessons for grades K-3 will be available online and broadcast on local TV Channel 21.

Blooming by design: Pride Doors restored at Federal Way church

Wayside United Church of Christ held a dedication ceremony for the new LGBTQ+ community pride display on June 26.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
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Police, fire officials warn against illegal use of fireworks in Federal Way

Personal use of fireworks could result in a $300 fine, an arrest, or a life-altering injury, officials say.

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Man exposes self to woman in Safeway parking lot | Police blotter

The incident occurred as the woman was loading groceries into her car on June 20.

Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Renton see large turnout

The King County testing sites were provided in part by Beyoncé’s BeyGood Initiative

  • Jun 25, 2020
Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County
Lakehaven Water and Sewer District offices in Federal Way. File photo

Federal Way wins court case for water and sewer tax

Tax is expected to generate about $1 million in revenue each year.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District offices in Federal Way. File photo
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Federal Way Police Department bans all neck restraints, chokeholds

In past five years, Federal Way police have used a vascular neck restraint 41 times.

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During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Federal Way honors Juneteenth for first time in city’s 30-year history

Resident and Diversity Commission member Trenise Rogers is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for June.

Federal Way church to rebuild Pride Doors display after vandalism

Dedication ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 26 at Wayside United Church of Christ.