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Federal Way mayor proposes 2021-22 biennial budget

Emphasis on city beautification, public safety

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                                Jerome Collins, shown coaching the Federal Way High School boys basketball team in a 2016 state tournament semifinal game.

Ex-basketball coach returns to teaching following misconduct allegations

Jerome Collins was on two years of paid leave over 2016 incident at Federal Way High School.

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                                Jerome Collins, shown coaching the Federal Way High School boys basketball team in a 2016 state tournament semifinal game.

Man shot, robbed while selling marijuana | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Ex-bookkeeper accused of embezzling cash from Federal Way animal clinic

Former Vets For Less owners find discrepancies.

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Submit your first-day-of-school photo between Sept. 1-20.

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A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

South King Fire joins local crews to help battle Oregon wildfires

Crews deployed as part of the Washington State Task Force-1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (WA-TF1).

South King firefighters extinguish flames in an abandoned commercial building on Aug. 27. This fire was ruled as arson. Photo courtesy of SKFR Commissioner Bill Fuller

South King Fire reports 28 arson fires so far this year

A suspect responsible for several fires on July 22 is in custody.

South King firefighters extinguish flames in an abandoned commercial building on Aug. 27. This fire was ruled as arson. Photo courtesy of SKFR Commissioner Bill Fuller
A vacant building that went up in flames Aug. 27 at the corner of Pacific Highway S. and S. 279th St. in Federal Way. Fire investigators declared the blaze to be an arson. Photo courtesy of South King Fire Commissioner Bill Fuller

Renton man possibly connected to Federal Way arsons

Officers found several lighters and butane fuel in his possession while arresting the man on Aug. 28.

A vacant building that went up in flames Aug. 27 at the corner of Pacific Highway S. and S. 279th St. in Federal Way. Fire investigators declared the blaze to be an arson. Photo courtesy of South King Fire Commissioner Bill Fuller
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Drive-in movie at PAEC canceled due to unsafe air quality

City officials have decided to cancel the Saturday night event for the health and safety of residents.

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Man accidentally shoots self in traffic | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Meet Diane Shines, founding member of the Federal Way Police Department

Civilian Operations Manager joined the department in October 1996.

FWPS cancels first day of school due to widespread power outages

Dozens of Federal Way neighborhoods are without power as of Tuesday morning.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

30-For-30 volunteer options postponed this weekend in Federal Way

City litter pick-up and blueberry farm day postponed.

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

History at home: South King Fire 9/11 memorial explained

In 2011, two South King firefighters drove New York to retrieve a steel beam of the World Trade Center.

Federal Way teachers face wildfire evacuations upon first day of school

Teaching needs to be a priority, but it’s not the top of the list when you’re trying to figure out how to save your family, Totem Middle School teacher says.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Puget Sound Fire reported Sept. 8 that it had responded to 212 calls in 24 hours, with 133 of those calls between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, including multiple fires. Courtesy photo

King County Fire Chiefs urge public to take steps to prevent brush fires from starting, spreading

The public should follow these tips to prevent brush fires.

Puget Sound Fire reported Sept. 8 that it had responded to 212 calls in 24 hours, with 133 of those calls between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, including multiple fires. Courtesy photo