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Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.

Extended 5-day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 6: High 42°, low 37°; 100 percent chance of rain. Friday, Jan. 7: High 41°, low 31°; 97 percent chance of rain. Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.
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Fire Chief Vic Pennington steps down from South King Fire and Rescue

Board of fire commissioners appointed Assistant Chief Dave Mataftin as interim fire chief at a special meeting on Jan. 4.

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Federal Way City Hall. File photo

City shifts to hybrid work schedule as COVID-19 cases rise among staff

The city plans to remain a hybrid work environment until Monday, Jan. 31.

Federal Way City Hall. File photo
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City and FUSION help dozens find shelter during winter snowstorm

New partnership provides shelter options at the Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center and area hotels.

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Amazon Fresh grocery store location. Photo courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Fresh grocery store opening in Federal Way

The technology company has not yet announced an official opening date.

Amazon Fresh grocery store location. Photo courtesy of Amazon
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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Pedestrian killed in Des Moines hit and run along Pacific Highway South

Early Monday morning near Kent Des Moines Road; police seek truck driver for vehicular homicide

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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Kent Police assistant chief suspended for displaying Nazi insignia

Derek Kammerzell disciplined in July 2021 for placing symbol on his office door

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A Federal Way Public Schools bus leaves Decatur High School on March 13, 2020. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way schools opening two hours late Monday, Jan. 3

Late start due to icy road conditions.

  • Jan 2, 2022
A Federal Way Public Schools bus leaves Decatur High School on March 13, 2020. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Year in review: Top Federal Way stories from 2021

A look back at newsworthy events of 2021.

A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Manager Jaime Monje stands with Federal Way Police Department members inside the Federal Way Azteca. Courtesy photo

Federal Way’s Azteca restaurant provides Christmas meals for Federal Way police, staff

Manager Jaime Monje is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for December.

Manager Jaime Monje stands with Federal Way Police Department members inside the Federal Way Azteca. Courtesy photo
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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Photo courtesy of South King Fire & Rescue

Federal Way organizations help those in need, spread joy this holiday season

Food donations, gifts for local families, toy drives and more.

Photo courtesy of South King Fire & Rescue
Ronald Wood is sworn in as police chief in 1996. Photo courtesy of Lisa Wood

Federal Way’s first police chief Ronald T. Wood dies at 79

Wood served as police chief for five years.

Ronald Wood is sworn in as police chief in 1996. Photo courtesy of Lisa Wood
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FUSION names new executive director

David Harrison has served as interim executive director since September.

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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
Photo courtesy of Public Health - Seattle & King County

Mobile vaccination center in Federal Way updates hours of operation

Registration now open for Auburn mobile vaccination clinic.

Photo courtesy of Public Health - Seattle & King County
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DUI driver causes 4-car collision | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 20-28.

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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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