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2-year-old child, woman rescued from Auburn house fire

Fire started in the garage around 11:40 p.m. Jan. 20 near the 30100 block of 50th Lane S. in Auburn.

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National Guard troops, pictured Jan. 11 at the state Capitol in Olympia, have been on standby in case of violent protests. (Photo by Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press)

At the state Capitol, a quiet day amid heightened security

There were no protests or arrests as troopers patrolled and the National Guard assumed a lower profile.

National Guard troops, pictured Jan. 11 at the state Capitol in Olympia, have been on standby in case of violent protests. (Photo by Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press)
The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New vaccination site may open at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center

While no location decision has been made yet, Public Health — Seattle & King County says new sites will serve between 500-2,000 people per day.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Power outages cause massive wastewater spill into Puget Sound, Lake Washington

King County estimates millions gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into surrounding waters.

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Sound Publishing file photo)

House Democrats lay out massive $26B transportation package funded by gas tax hike

An 18-cent gas tax increase and a fee on carbon emissions would fund new roads and more.

Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Report: 70 percent of gun deaths in Washington are attributable to suicide

Research done at The Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center suggest three policy solutions to help reduce rates… Continue reading

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Robert Allen, 61, had never been homeless in his life before 2019, when he lost his housing. The chef has been trying to get back on his feet, and hopes to open a nonprofit and make hot sauce. File photo

King County implements 0.01% sales tax to raise money for housing the homeless

Officials plan to buy hotels, motels and nursing homes for conversion into permanent housing.

Robert Allen, 61, had never been homeless in his life before 2019, when he lost his housing. The chef has been trying to get back on his feet, and hopes to open a nonprofit and make hot sauce. File photo
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Social media site Parler returns after registering with Sammamish company

The right-wing social media website is not being hosted by Epik, but registered its domain.

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Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo

State lawmakers propose bill to fast-track the governor’s reopening plan

Bill’s sponsors want to give legislature control over COVID-19 restrictions.

Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo
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Electric company accountant discovers embezzlement | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 5-12

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FWPS rethinks approach of in-person learning for elementary students

Parents encouraged to respond to learning model survey sent by Federal Way Public Schools

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Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)

King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths

Preliminary toxicology testing shows most overdose victims used multiple types of drugs.

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Washington State Treasurer-elect Mike Pellicciotti’s transition team includes local leaders

Federal Way Chamber CEO, Kent City Councilmember among team.

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A portion of State Route 99 will be closed this weekend as crews work on Sound Transit's Federal Way Link Extension.

Sound Transit to close portion of State Route 99 this weekend

All lanes between S. 204th Street and S. 208th Street closed Friday night to Sunday night; detours available.

A portion of State Route 99 will be closed this weekend as crews work on Sound Transit's Federal Way Link Extension.
Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)

Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’

At the start of an historic third term, the governor is charting a course out of the pandemic.

Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)
Firefighter Ann Hoag and her dog, Baker, pictured during the 15-minute wait period after Ann received her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 11. Courtesy photo

South King Fire, Federal Way Police receive COVID-19 vaccines

South King Fire and Rescue Driver Engineer Ann Hoag is familiar with the white tents at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.… Continue reading

Firefighter Ann Hoag and her dog, Baker, pictured during the 15-minute wait period after Ann received her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 11. Courtesy photo
Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Louie Cambra surveys the wreckage of a fallen tree onto his son's car on Jan. 13 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. The agency plans to build a similar facility in Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Costs of light rail maintenance facility jump 54% to 77% in Federal Way, Kent

Sound Transit blames real estate, construction market conditions for higher estimates

The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. The agency plans to build a similar facility in Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
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NE Tacoma man charged in Federal Way bank robbery

The suspect passed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and would begin to shoot if he did not receive the money.

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