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Sarah Abdullah is a pharmacist who left Iraq as a refugee. She joined the Welcome Back Center at Highline College and is now only two tests away from gaining Washington state certification to practice her trade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals

Even with degrees from abroad, it can be difficult for many to get certified in the state.

 

Puppies get a warm welcome from South King Fire and Rescue

Seattle-based nonprofit Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary helps rescue and re-home animals from high risk situations and fosters loving relationships along the way.

 

Former Federal Way school nurse pleads not guilty to child rape, sexual misconduct

Defense attorneys told the judge Mark David Glenn “has been receiving death threats” and people have showed up at his Auburn home.

 

Federal Way school bus driver reports man exposing genitals to students

A subject matching the description was located in the area who stated he was urinating as the bus passed by.

SKFR board preserving commissioner’s seat despite lengthy absence

Fossos has been absent from board duties since he was admitted to hospital in March 2019; board plans to address issue at Jan. 28 meeting.

FTA awards $790 million grant for Federal Way, Kent light rail extension.

Construction to start in 2020, be completed in 2024

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

  • Jan 23, 2020
If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo

Federal Way celebrates 13th annual Korean-American Day

Community gathers at the PAEC for Korean-American Day to explore and celebrate Korean culture.

Former nurse charged with child rape worked at 20 Federal Way schools

Federal Way school district contacted parents, guardians of 573 students who may have been in contact with the nurse.

Johnson to resign from Federal Way City Council seat

After his 30th District appointment, Johnson announced his intent to step down from the council.

A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo

Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’

  • Jan 22, 2020
A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo

Federal Way community gathers food for seniors during MLK event

The donations will benefit seniors at the Federal Way Senior Center.

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Human trafficking survivors share how homelessness leads to sexual exploitation

Panelists recall stories of empathy and recovery at Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking forum.

Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students

51-year-old Mark David Glenn, of Auburn, posted bail and was released from jail.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Criticism levied at Matt Shea investigation, Republican leadership.

  • Jan 20, 2020
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)

AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control

Washington state Attorney General stopped by Sound Publishing’s Kirkland office.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)

Federal Way fourth-grader’s small actions have huge impact

Oeric Tuato’o is the Mirror’s Scholar of the Month for January.

Woman stabs man on bus in Federal Way

The victim sustained minor injuries from the Saturday night incident; suspect in custody, officials confirm.

Police perform high-risk stop after suspect points gun

Police stopped the vehicle and detained all the occupants.