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Man claims kidnapper beat him, forced him to wear a dress while cleaning

The man was taken to a home and forced to clean it while wearing a black dress as he was beaten with a metal pipe.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

Preserving the 65-year tradition of Higher Taste Blueberry Farm

U-pick blueberry farm celebrates 65th anniversary season serving Federal Way and Auburn communities.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Students starting school late due to construction delay will not have to make up all missed days

Lake Grove and Wildwood grades 1-5 to start school Sept. 9; grade K to begin Sept. 12 due to delayed construction.

Suspect who fled fatal hit-and run scene arrested

25-year-old fled the scene on foot after collision killed one woman, injured two others on Aug. 25.

Run with a Cop benefits Special Olympics

Dozens of community members had a great time running with Federal Way police for Special Olympics.

District delays first day of school for some Federal Way students

Unfinished driveway at retrofitted DeVry campus pushes back start of school year for Lake Grove, Wildwood students to Sept. 9.

Man wounded in shooting at Federal Way apartment

Man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the leg Saturday night.

One female died and another was seriously injured after a DUI-related two-car collision on I-5 Southbound in Federal Way. Photo Courtesy of Trooper Johnna Batiste

Teen charged with vehicular homicide in fatal DUI crash

Zoe Rose Phillips admitted to police she had been drinking Hennessey and smoking marijuana before her car struck a guardrail on Interstate 5.

One female died and another was seriously injured after a DUI-related two-car collision on I-5 Southbound in Federal Way. Photo Courtesy of Trooper Johnna Batiste

One dead, two injured in hit-and-run collision in Federal Way

Police are seeking the suspect driver who fled the scene on foot.

Federal Way Community Court saves graduate’s life

Graduate Bridie Clevenger, honoree Antonia Dennis celebrated at community court’s third ceremony held Aug. 8.

Federal Way Council candidate declines Democrats’ endorsement after they censured her

Sharry Edwards to move forward as an independent after her questionable behavior, stance on drug use led to divide with Democrats.

Car plows into pool building at Federal Way apartment complex

Woman accidentally hits the gas instead of the brake and accelerates into the pool building, causing major damage.

Federal Way tax preparer sentenced to 1 year in false tax returns scheme

Defendant’s clients were primarily immigrants with little knowledge of the tax system and limited language skills.

Back to school drive set for Saturday at Federal Way High School

In addition to the backpack and clothing giveaway, beautician school volunteers, homeless and housing assistance resources, various labor unions will host workshops and more.

Woman faces vehicular homicide charges after female dies in DUI crash on I-5

An 18-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the crash after one person died and another was seriously injured.

$1M worth of cocaine found in banana boxes at Western Washington Safeway stores

The drugs were discovered on Sunday at the South 320th Street Federal Way grocery store location.

Prosecutors: Federal Way teen who fatally stabbed mother’s boyfriend will not be charged

16-year-old girl acted in self-defense during an argument over cooking breakfast, according to police investigation.