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Man killed in Sunday night shooting

No suspect, circumstance information yet, according to Federal Way Police.

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FUSION reaches multiple milestones in mission to help families | Guest column

Hello Friends of FUSION, It has been so great to see so many of our friends again as we begin to experience the “new normal.”… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021
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Condo prices in South King County surge during pandemic

The value of condominiums in King County increased during the pandemic, with the largest increase in value in South King County, according to a press… Continue reading

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Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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Waste Management interns help Federal Way with waste reduction, recycling

The WM Recycle Corps internship program for college students is the only one of its kind in the recycling industry across North America.

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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(L-R) Nikki Tran as Lucinda, Rachel Boettger as Florinda, and Chloe Longacre as Cinderella in Rosebud Children's Theatre production of "Into the Woods." Photo by Lindsey Miller

Rosebud Children’s Theatre ready for the outdoor stage

Rosebud Children’s Theatre has two upcoming productions in July and August.

(L-R) Nikki Tran as Lucinda, Rachel Boettger as Florinda, and Chloe Longacre as Cinderella in Rosebud Children's Theatre production of "Into the Woods." Photo by Lindsey Miller
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Come for the food, stay for the mission

Poverty Bay Cafe manager embraces FUSION’s job skill training program.

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Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Peach hummus

This week’s recipe includes peaches, fresh produce from the Saturday market.

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Federal Way police to conduct emphasis patrols to mitigate recent rise in violent crime

Extra patrols to last for 90 day period near Pacific Highway South, Westway neighborhood and other areas.

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Centerstage Theatre celebrates Christmas in July with new show, live audiences

“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol” runs until Sunday, Aug. 1.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus stand in front of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on Tuesday July 20. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county’s Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood.

King County purchases Auburn hotel to house homeless

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus announced the purchase of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn, which will house homeless people as… Continue reading

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus stand in front of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on Tuesday July 20. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county’s Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood.
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Passions run high at Federal Way town hall meeting over crime, homelessness

Passions boiled over at Thursday night’s town hall as the discussion focused on some attendees’ opposition to the potential of King County’s Health Through Housing… Continue reading

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Suspect booked into jail after inappropriately grabbing victim in wave pool | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log July 14-19.

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Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo

Former school nurse in Federal Way sentenced for sexual misconduct with a minor

Mark David Glenn, an Auburn resident, must register as a sex offender.

Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo
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18-year-old man fatally shot in Des Moines at Planet Fitness

Tuesday afternoon July 20; suspects at large

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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FUSION fundraiser at the Dumas Bay Centre in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

FUSION returns to in-person annual summer art fundraiser Aug. 4

Gala will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Dumas Bay Centre.

FUSION fundraiser at the Dumas Bay Centre in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror