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A 2020 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Photo courtesy of FWPS

Dates, times set for Federal Way Public Schools graduation ceremonies

Each senior will be given two guest tickets for the outdoor graduation ceremonies this June.

A 2020 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Photo courtesy of FWPS
Federal Way 320th Library. Photo courtesy of King County Library System

Federal Way 320th Library to reopen to public April 7

The King County Library System reopens five library locations across the county this week.

Federal Way 320th Library. Photo courtesy of King County Library System
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Seam announces candidacy for Federal Way City Council

Renae Seam is a youth advocate and lifelong Federal Way resident seeking Federal Way City Council Position 6.

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Patient airlifted after serious car crash along I-5 near Federal Way

Two male victims, one female victim in critical condition after one car caught fire after crash, according to South King Fire and Rescue.

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Federal Way resident appointed to county’s Behavior Health Advisory Board

Resident Alex Sheehan was appointed to the volunteer citizen board on March 23.

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South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium

King County fire departments aim to make careers more accessible, inclusive

WA Fire Careers, an organization of six local departments, offers a simplified examination and hiring process for applicants seeking firefighter positions.

South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Federal Way says no to county’s needle exchange program

The South County Outreach Referral and Exchange (SCORE) program visits Federal Way twice a week on average.

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Encampment trash pollutes local water source | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 24-31.

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Mark Greene

Mark Greene announces candidacy for Federal Way mayor

For the Mirror Mark Greene is a candidate for Mayor of Federal Way for the second time. Mark, a veteran, writer, playwright, blogger, legal assistant… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2021
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King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Phase Finder for vaccine eligibility to be eliminated March 31

Eligibility verification via Phase Finder no longer required for appointments, vaccinations beginning this week.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Laird Thornton leaves rich musical legacy and more in Federal Way

Laird Thornton became a household name in the Federal Way music community due to his humility, his love, and his ability to hold vocalists to… Continue reading

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Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Mar 26, 2021
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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One year later: How the pandemic changed lives in Federal Way

Where were you one year ago? In the past 12 months, the world has been transformed by a global pandemic brought on by the COVID-19… Continue reading

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Berger announces candidacy for South King Fire and Rescue board

David A. (“Dave”) Berger has announced his intention to run in this year’s election for fire commissioner with South King Fire & Rescue (SKFR). He… Continue reading

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Leandra Craft

Craft announces run to retain Federal Way City Council seat

Federal Way City Councilmember Leandra Craft announced her campaign to retain Position 5 on the Federal Way City Council. Craft was appointed to the Council… Continue reading

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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

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Survey seeks community feedback about Federal Way Police Department

What are your thoughts on Federal Way police officers? The agency is looking to hear from you.

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