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Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

 

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Man tied up, kidnapped near Gateway Center | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 18-23

 

World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Fundraiser leads to 300 turkeys for Federal Way families

Former MLB player, World Vision partner to provide turkeys, resources

 

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo

Federal Way considers returning to SCORE jail

After departure finalized in Jan.2020, new possible contract city agreement would result in three inmate beds for approximately $128 per day.

Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo
Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way

Councilmember Kochmar wins 2020 Elected Women of Excellence Award

Award given by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way
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Victims robbed at gunpoint over iPhone sale | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 11-17

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Photo courtesy of City of Federal Way
Photo courtesy of City of Federal Way
Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Steep increase of visitors to Federal Way COVID-19 testing center

Federal Way location sees record high of 889 tests in a single day on Nov. 16.

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State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

Democratic lawmakers ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

They want to try to scaling back on occupancy before forcing an end to inside service.

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo

Eyman fights allegation he repeatedly broke campaign laws

In a lawsuit, the state accuses the prolific initiative promoter of getting kickbacks.

Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo
Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center to close Nov. 17

Closure will last through Dec. 14 in accordance with Governors new guidelines.

Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way
Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant. File photo

State halts indoor service at bars, restaurants, home guests

Amid soaring new coronavirus cases and an overburdened health care system, the state’s clamping down.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant. File photo
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.

Inslee to hold news conference to announce new restrictions

Among them, reportedly, will be a ban on indoor service at restaurants and retail limitations.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.
Adam Stern. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Symphony welcomes new conductor

Adam Stern, a Grammy-winning recording producer, will conduct the symphony’s 2020-2021 virtual season beginning this month.

Adam Stern. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Julie Vath of Virginia Mason

Virginia Mason Drug Take Back event collects nearly 200 pounds of drugs

Virginia Mason’s third annual Drug Take Back event in Federal Way received nearly 200 pounds of drug collections on Oct. 24. The event comprised 16… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Julie Vath of Virginia Mason
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Netflix horror movie to blame for summoning police response | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 6-10

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Dr. Tammy Campbell is superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools. File photo

Federal Way Public Schools board extends superintendent’s contract

The term extension of an additional year brings Campbell through June 30, 2024.

Dr. Tammy Campbell is superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools. File photo
LaNita Hudson, left, and Sharon Armstrong during the new CenterStage Theatre production. Photo courtesy of Michelle Smith-Lewis

Pandemic moms will appreciate ‘Theatre Magic’ and its themes of connection

A review of Centerstage Theatre’s new virtual performance; tickets available now.

LaNita Hudson, left, and Sharon Armstrong during the new CenterStage Theatre production. Photo courtesy of Michelle Smith-Lewis