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Police perform high-risk stop after suspect points gun

Police stopped the vehicle and detained all the occupants.

 

Federal Way, Todd Beamer shine at Jr ROTC Drill competition

Local schools earn awards in several categories.

  • Jan 18, 2020

 

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

New legislator Jesse Johnson gets to work in Olympia

Johnson was appointed to the Housing, Community Development Veterans Committee as well as the vice chair of the Consumer Protection Business Committee.

MLK Jr. Week kicks off at Highline College

Community invited to attend free events.

Man convicted of sexually assaulting women at Federal Way massage businesses faces third sentencing

Judge to decide whether to give repeat sexual assault offender maximum jail time, or six months jail and treatment.

Federal Way Public Schools kindergarten registration opens Jan. 21

Two exciting activities are offered to welcome and introduce kindergarten scholars and their families to FWPS.

Grandfather shoots grandson in act of self defense in Federal Way

Police say the 25-year-old grandson was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics at the time he assaulted his 72-year-old grandfather Wednesday night.

In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo

Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate.

  • Jan 15, 2020
In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo
King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines

Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Lake Tapps woman killed after road conditions cause SUV to strike tree in Federal Way

The woman lost control of her vehicle, which went down an embankment, struck a tree and came to rest in a ditch.

Federal Way resident, Jack Walsh, announces run for 30th District seat

‘Whether volunteering locally or serving on the City of Federal Way Human Services Commission, I have seen our government failing those it serves.’

Federal Way Council member Johnson appointed as 30th District representative

Jesse Johnson fills seat vacated by former Rep. Kristine Reeves.

Federal Way traffic findings for 2019

Overall vehicle accidents, including fatal ones, decrease; DUI, vehicle vs. bicyclist accidents increase.

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Federal Way Public Schools to host free vaccination clinic for K-12 students

The free vaccination clinic has been rescheduled for 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at Federal Way High School.

A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18

The film tracks the ‘all hands on deck’ effort to save the little red fish from extinction.

A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

The Backbone Campaign hopes it will reduce emissions and jump-start depressed communities.

Condo manager reports poor family with ‘large amount of toys’ in unit

When asked why the manager believed the residents had stolen these items, he said it was because of the family’s socioeconomic status.

Snow prompts opening of overnight homeless shelter in Federal Way

Federal Way Day Center to open overnight shelter on Monday and Tuesday for people experiencing homelessness.