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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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South King Fire and Rescue to resume in-person meetings

This month’s board of fire commissioners meeting is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Station 68.

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Norton announces candidacy for Federal Way City Council

Erica Norton is running for Federal Way City Council Pos. 2.

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
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Federal Way’s online crime map temporarily out of order

A routine server switch has resulted in a pause in crimes that are uploaded to the Federal Way Community Crime Map, according to the Federal… Continue reading

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Man attempts to break into pawn shop with blowtorch | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log July 7-13.

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Dog, ferret die in Federal Way house fire

The two adult residents safely escaped the fire.

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Local students receive NPSL All-League softball honors

Justyce Porter of Thomas Jefferson High School named NPSL 3A softball Pitcher of the Year.

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Teen shot in back, found along Dash Point Road

Tuesday morning’s incident marks the fifth shooting in Federal Way in the past week.

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DOH inspector closes food cart in Federal Way for lack of permit

A Public Health food inspector closed an unlicensed food and beverage cart found operating on the side of the road at 29401 Military Road South… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Unlicensed food, beverage cart in Federal Way closed by Public Health

The cart was operating on the side of Military Road South.

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Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Federal Way’s Neighborhood Connection meeting set for July 15

Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Federal Way Community Center.

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A memorial for 19-year-old Damien Helmbrecht is placed outside of the Westway Community Center on April 23. The Westway neighborhood has been the location of two homicides within eight days this month. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

2 men charged with murder for ‘retaliatory’ drive-by shooting in Federal Way

Damien Helmbrecht, 19, was shot and killed while walking to a meet a friend in the Westway neighborhood in April 2020.

A memorial for 19-year-old Damien Helmbrecht is placed outside of the Westway Community Center on April 23. The Westway neighborhood has been the location of two homicides within eight days this month. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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Federal Way man injured in Kent crash along Highway 167

Early Sunday morning, July 11 near State Route 516

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100-plus volunteers serve, beautify Federal Way

Volunteers from We Love Our City and Family Life Community Church participated in a nationwide Serve Day on July 10.

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Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Katherine Festa

Festa announces candidacy for FW City Council

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign. Minor edits have been made for style and clarity. Katherine Festa is used to… Continue reading

Katherine Festa