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A rendering of the new light rail station, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2024. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Sound Transit approves light rail station names in Kent, Federal Way

Kent Des Moines Station, Star Lake Station and Federal Way Downtown Station

A rendering of the new light rail station, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2024. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)

King County Prosecuting Attorney vows to protect reproductive freedom

Dan Satterberg joins over 80 prosecutors from around the country in their pledge.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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Federal Way man stabbed along Pacific Highway South in Kent

Kent Police trying to determine what led to June 19 incident

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King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

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3 armed men hold family at gunpoint | Federal Way Police Blotter

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

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Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Federal Way High School educator accused of having inappropriate relationships with students

The man has not been charged, but was reportedly escorted off of school grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Make Music Federal Way brings sounds of summer

The annual event was held June 21 at Town Square Park and other locations in the city.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
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Federal Way celebrates Juneteenth

Events held Saturday, June 18 in honor of the holiday.

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Jonah Tauiliili-Tunupopo, 16, jumps into Steel Lake on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Steel Lake reopens after closure caused by raw sewage leak

Here’s how to stay safe while cooling off this summer.

Jonah Tauiliili-Tunupopo, 16, jumps into Steel Lake on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Photo courtesy of King County.

Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

Photo courtesy of King County.
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Fireworks ban takes effect this year in unincorporated King County

The new law does not extend to cities, which each have their own regulations around fireworks.

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SKFR engine. Mirror file photo

Boy, 14, loses hand while reportedly playing with fireworks

Another 10-year-old boy also suffered minor injuries.

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A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Large-capacity ammo magazine sales ban starts soon in Washington

Starting July 1, a 10-round capacity becomes the limit for sales. Meanwhile, “there is a rush on magazine purchasing.”

A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Review: A summer evening spent at the Pacific Bonsai Museum

The museum hosted its Summer Bonsai Solstice event on June 18.

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Federal Way raises Juneteenth flag at city hall

The third annual celebration was held June 17.

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At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

All that the tides reveal: Puget Sound’s hidden intertidal world

Exploring King County beaches during the lowest tide in the last 13 years.

At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing