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Free meals for kids offered at 65 local locations

Wednesday pick-ups through mid-December in Federal Way, Auburn, Kent and Des Moines.

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FWPS cancels first day of school due to widespread power outages

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

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020

I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction

Two lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight Sept. 9 and 10.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

City Council to host special meeting for vacancy applicants

Each of the 24 applicants will have 5 minutes to share additional information at the 5:30 p.m. virtual meeting Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

For the love of Steel Lake skatepark

Federal Way skate shop manager says city underestimates park’s value to the community.

The last supper: Volunteers end Thursday night meals for Federal Way’s homeless

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network will continue to serve lunches while riding out the pandemic.

Man steals $7K diamond necklace from Commons mall store | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

King County Local Services to host town halls for unincorporated areas of Federal Way, Auburn

A town hall for East Federal Way residents is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8

A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way’s downtown flagpole replaced

The former flagpole was damaged when a suspected drunk driver crashed into it on Jan. 16.

Federal Way murals vandalized in ‘racially motivated’ act

Artwork was recently installed at Sound Transit’s light rail construction site.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

King County councilmember donates $98K to sports organizations in Federal Way, Auburn

Pete von Reichbauer donated the funds to Auburn School District, Federal Way high schools, Federal Way National Little League and more.

One medical worker gives a thumbs up as two others collect a swab after a test for the COVID-19 virus at a drive-thru testing site, March 23, 2020 in Everett. Andy Bronson / Everett Herald

COVID-19 testing sites coming to South King County

Public Health- Seattle King County announced new locations to get tested in Auburn and Renton.

One medical worker gives a thumbs up as two others collect a swab after a test for the COVID-19 virus at a drive-thru testing site, March 23, 2020 in Everett. Andy Bronson / Everett Herald
The Federal Way City Council chambers. File photo

24 apply for vacant seat on Federal Way City Council

Interviews to be held this month, date to be announced.

The Federal Way City Council chambers. File photo
Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way

Federal Way Community Center to reopen Sept. 1

Masks required, some amenities still not available

Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way