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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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Mike Pellicciotti

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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State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center to reopen Jan. 18

Under Governor Inslee’s reopening guidelines, facility to open for business at 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.

The Federal Way Community Center will be closed beginning Thursday through March 31. Photo courtesy of the city of Federal Way
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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Federal Way driver fires multiple shots at WSP troopers during pursuit

The 25-year-old driver attempted to elude troopers around 1:20 a.m. Jan. 6

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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Guest finds camera in Federal Way hotel room | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 30-Jan. 3

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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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