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AMR ambulance bursts into flames in Federal Way

Investigators classify Jan. 2 incident as “reckless act.”

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Two unclaimed Washington’s Lottery tickets purchased in Federal Way

Tickets with prizes worth $120K and $420K expire this month.

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo

Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo
A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

New Year’s Day rollover: 4 kids in car, driver suspected of intoxication

A Federal Way woman suspected of driving under the influence with four children in the car was involved in a rollover collision on New Year’s… Continue reading

A Federal Way woman driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
A fire at the 32600 block of Pacific Highway S. killed one man on the morning of Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound Media

Man dies in Federal Way storage unit fire on Christmas

Police say the man may have been robbing the storage units and couldn’t escape when the fire started.

A fire at the 32600 block of Pacific Highway S. killed one man on the morning of Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound Media
St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. A parade to show support to frontline hospital workers took place in April. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Top Federal Way stories of 2020

I hate the word “unprecedented” just as much as the next overworked journalist in 2020, but this year did enter so many realms of new,… Continue reading

St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. A parade to show support to frontline hospital workers took place in April. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015
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Man charged with robbery linked to Burien rape, Federal Way murder

DNA of Melvin Lewis Taylor Jr. matches evidence found at the scene of a Federal Way murder in 2002.

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FWPS Highly Capable Program referral deadline approaching

The Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) Highly Capable Program referral window is closing soon. FWPS staff, families, community members and scholars may refer a student… Continue reading

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Lewd photo shared during school Zoom meeting | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 16-21.

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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

FWPS to remain in remote learning through early 2021

King County, Federal Way COVID-19 case numbers are too high to return to classrooms yet.

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PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

COVID-19 vaccines come to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way

Two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the United States, and distribution of the vaccines is underway to staff at Washington hospitals, including Federal Way’s… Continue reading

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Eyes on Federal Way app home screen.

City launches Eyes on Federal Way app to streamline resident service requests

The app became available for download on Dec. 15.

Eyes on Federal Way app home screen.
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Federal Way man arrested in Minnesota for allegedly killing woman Dec. 1

Nationwide warrant had been issued for domestic violence second-degree murder suspect

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Tim Eyman. File photo

Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

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An artist's conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension. The idea has since been scrapped.

Artist Donald Lipski meets with Federal Way residents to discuss Sound Transit artwork

The original idea featured an elephant standing on a tree with a blue heron on its trunk.

An artist's conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension. The idea has since been scrapped.