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Blooming by design: Pride Doors restored at Federal Way church

Wayside United Church of Christ held a dedication ceremony for the new LGBTQ+ community pride display on June 26.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
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Police, fire officials warn against illegal use of fireworks in Federal Way

Personal use of fireworks could result in a $300 fine, an arrest, or a life-altering injury, officials say.

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Man exposes self to woman in Safeway parking lot | Police blotter

The incident occurred as the woman was loading groceries into her car on June 20.

Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Renton see large turnout

The King County testing sites were provided in part by Beyoncé’s BeyGood Initiative

  • Jun 25, 2020
Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County
Lakehaven Water and Sewer District offices in Federal Way. File photo

Federal Way wins court case for water and sewer tax

Tax is expected to generate about $1 million in revenue each year.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District offices in Federal Way. File photo
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Federal Way Police Department bans all neck restraints, chokeholds

In past five years, Federal Way police have used a vascular neck restraint 41 times.

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During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Federal Way honors Juneteenth for first time in city’s 30-year history

Resident and Diversity Commission member Trenise Rogers is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for June.

Federal Way church to rebuild Pride Doors display after vandalism

Dedication ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 26 at Wayside United Church of Christ.

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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

Adults solicit minor for nude photos in exchange for Amazon gift cards | Police blotter

The adults had been using multiple platforms and apps to contact the underaged boy.

Seattle Police employee charged with felony assault for road rage shooting in Federal Way

Peter L. Garrido, 30, allegedly shot a man in the abdomen after tensions escalated on I5 last Saturday.

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

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Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

  • Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

Juneteenth flag to fly at Federal Way City Hall

A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, June 19 in front of City Hall.

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

  • Jun 18, 2020