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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Man stabbed outside The Commons mall | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 5-11.

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Man sentenced to prison for tobacco tax fraud scheme involving Federal Way smoke shop

Hyung Il Kwon, 48, cheated the state out of tobacco excise taxes and evaded over $850,000 in federal income taxes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Surveillance photos of the 28-year-old Seattle man who has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery. (Photos taken from charging documents)

Seattle man arrested after allegedly committing a dozen King County robberies

The 28-year-old is believed to have conducted robberies in Seattle, Bellevue and Federal Way.

Surveillance photos of the 28-year-old Seattle man who has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery. (Photos taken from charging documents)
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Federal Way’s Good Shepherd Youth Outreach wins $150K grant from Chick-fil-A

The nonprofit is the West Region winner for the True Inspiration Awards.

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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

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Well-Fed in Federal Way: Homemade protein bars

This week’s recipe is a tasty treat to kick off the New Year.

  • Jan 10, 2022
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Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell files as candidate for King County prosecutor

Ferrell was re-elected for his third term as mayor in Nov. 2021.

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Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
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Federal Way City Council elects council president, deputy mayor

New councilmembers also sworn in at Jan. 4 meeting.

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Future Algona transfer station faces planning stage headwinds

South King County’s new recycling and transfer station is expected to be completed in 2026.

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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

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Uptown Square Apartments in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

Federal Way rent prices jumped 16.7% in 2021

Rent prices also rise sharply since beginning of the pandemic.

Uptown Square Apartments in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
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Sizzle & Crunch location at 31448 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way.

Sizzle & Crunch closes Federal Way restaurant after 6 months

The restaurant officially closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2021.

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Sizzle & Crunch location at 31448 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way.
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Two men rob customers at Rite Aid, shoot at employee | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 29 - Jan. 3.

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First female commissioner sworn in to South King Fire Board of Commissioners

Caroline Vadino is the first female commissioner to serve on the board since the department’s inception in 2006.

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