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Back to the classroom: What Federal Way middle and high school students need to know

The Federal Way Public Schools district has clarified plans in preparing to bring middle and high school students back to classrooms next month. Previously, the… Continue reading

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Papa Murphy’s Pizza robbed at gunpoint | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 17-23.

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Supporters hold signs at the Stop Asian Hate rally in Federal Way on March 21. Photo courtesy of Allison Fine

Residents rally to support Federal Way’s Asian American community

March 21 rally was held to show that city does not tolerate hate, organizer says.

Supporters hold signs at the Stop Asian Hate rally in Federal Way on March 21. Photo courtesy of Allison Fine
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Meet area code 564: The new kid in town is gaining ground

The newest area code in Washington has infiltrated 360 territory, and 425, 206 and 253 are next.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Finding farmland in King County is a perpetual struggle

High prices and a lack of available land has pushed the price per acre sky-high.

A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Kent man charged with cutting brake lines, slashing tires in South Seattle

Tells police he committed hundreds of similar crimes in Seattle, Des Moines

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Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery plants new location in Federal Way

The newest location offers indoor and outdoor plants, gifts, gardening accessories and more.

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Robber with kitchen knife steals woman’s purse | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 10-16.

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City of Federal Way condemns racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

The mayor of Federal Way recently issued a statement on behalf of the city condemning racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals. The statement,… Continue reading

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Federal Way students return to the classroom

The first day of school is a big day under normal circumstances. For dozens of kindergartens across the Federal Way district, their first day of… Continue reading

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FWPS announces in-person learning option for middle, high school students

In-person option offered after students attend remote classes as usual; students must opt in for in-person learning.

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Rotary Club of Federal Way auction open for bidding

Bidding closes at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

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Wild Waves to hire 600 positions for June reopening

Applicants must register by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22.

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Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo

Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

30 high schools in Washington affected

  • Mar 17, 2021
Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo
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Irish flag raised at Federal Way City Hall

Federal Way mayor and council proclaim week of March 15-19 as Irish-American Heritage Week.

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Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District

Inslee signs order to get students back in classrooms

The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.

Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District
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Man found dead in Federal Way home after shooting

Homicide investigation underway for the March 12 incident.

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Senior Tayshon Cottrell dons his graduation cap and gown, along with a face mask reading: “Wear it! Save America” at Todd Beamer High School’s virtual graduation walk recording on May 20, 2020, in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FWPS to host outdoor graduation ceremonies this year

Ceremonies will be held at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.

Senior Tayshon Cottrell dons his graduation cap and gown, along with a face mask reading: “Wear it! Save America” at Todd Beamer High School’s virtual graduation walk recording on May 20, 2020, in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Shots fired inside Walgreens store | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 3-9.

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