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Bezos Academy preschool for low-income Federal Way families to open in fall

The tuition-free Bezos Academy preschool will serve 40 students.

 

A student holds a sign that reads "I can't breathe" at the protest on June 10, 2020, outside of Thomas Jefferson High School. (Olivia Sullivan/staff photo)

Federal Way mayor on Chauvin verdict: ‘This was the right decision’

City’s police department has made policy changes in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

 

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments open at Auburn, Kent clinics

Appointments available through April 26, says Public Health – Seattle & King County.

 

Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell

Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell stepping down in June

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer appointed as incoming superintendent starting July 1, 2021.

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The Redondo Beach boat launch is located at Redondo Beach Drive South in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of South King Fire

Man saved from car after driving into water off Redondo Beach boat launch

South King Fire rescue swimmer pulled the man from the sinking car around 12:30 a.m. April 16.

The Redondo Beach boat launch is located at Redondo Beach Drive South in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of South King Fire
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Federal Way Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson announces run for King County Council District 7

Assefa-Dawson pledges to bring leadership and perspectives as a housing advocate, person with disabilities, immigrant, and mom to a seat held by 28-year incumbent.

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Black Education Strategy Roundtable receives grant to advance racial equity

Federal Way-based organization aims to create equitable educational opportunities for Black students.

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Multiple apartments, vehicles struck in shooting at Federal Way complex | Police blotter

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

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Celebrate Centerstage 2021 fundraiser kicks off May 9

Proceeds from the annual event benefit artist stipends, education programming and general operations.

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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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Man jumps to death from freeway overpass near Federal Way

Incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. April 12 near the S. 375th Street overpass.

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Crews installed columns earlier this year for the light rail station in Kent. Now crews are installing the first girders for the elevated station and track. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Construction of Federal Way Link Extension’s first elevated track segments begins

First girders going up at the future light rail Kent/Des Moines Station.

Crews installed columns earlier this year for the light rail station in Kent. Now crews are installing the first girders for the elevated station and track. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

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Representatives from local organizations accepted keys to the city from the mayor and city council on April 6.

Frontline, essential workers of Federal Way presented with Keys to the City

Mayor Jim Ferrell honored healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and grocery workers at the April 6 meeting.

Representatives from local organizations accepted keys to the city from the mayor and city council on April 6.
Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment in 2019 at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Needle exchange service sparks heated debate in Federal Way

Mayor names 13-member committee tasked with developing new, community-driven plan for services.

Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment in 2019 at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

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The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Federal Way City Council member Martin Moore. Courtesy photo

Moore seeks re-election to Federal Way City Council

Martin Moore has served on the Federal Way City Council since 2013.

Federal Way City Council member Martin Moore. Courtesy photo
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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Serial slapper targets women outside Federal Way businesses | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 1-6.

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