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The diversity pride flag flying above Federal Way City Hall in June 2021. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Proclamation recognizes Pride Month in Federal Way

One Federal Way City Councilmember declined to sign it.

The diversity pride flag flying above Federal Way City Hall in June 2021. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Report examines King County Sheriff’s Office misconduct investigations

Ninety-one employees had multiple allegations of misconduct made against them in 2021.

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Woman attempts to mace Washington State Patrol troopers | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 1-8.

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Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)

King County to use electric heavy duty trucks to transport garbage with lower emissions

Among the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in America operated by a waste management agency.

Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)
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Family of Ezra Taylor accepts National Gun Violence Awareness Day proclamation

Ezra Taylor, 26, was one of three people fatally shot outside of a Des Moines bar in Sept. 2021.

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City to host Juneteenth flag raising ceremony June 17

This year marks the third anniversary raising the Juneteenth flag in Federal Way

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A look inside DAWN’s Emergency Communal Shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Adrienne Washington, For the Mirror

  • Jun 8, 2022
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Local singers shine at Federal Way’s Got Talent summer contest

Upcoming contests held July 2 and Aug. 6 at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

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Car transporting person with gunshot wound crashes in Federal Way

Police say the victim was shot by another person inside the car.

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King County’s unemployment rate at all-time low

The Employment Security Department recorded an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the county.

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Driver Engineer John Fontana aboard Marine 367 on his final day with South King Fire. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

One last ride: Longtime firefighter, marine team member retires from South King Fire and Rescue

Driver Engineer John Fontana recently retired after more than 35 years of serving the Des Moines and Federal Way communities.

Driver Engineer John Fontana aboard Marine 367 on his final day with South King Fire. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Redondo Heights to address Federal Way’s need for more affordable housing

By Adrienne Washington, For the Mirror

  • Jun 3, 2022
Federal Way’s downtown flag pole is located along S. 320th Street. File photo

City council approves feasibility study to dip S. 320th Street

The dip design creates greater pedestrian access and development opportunities, city planners say.

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Shoplifting suspect found hiding in local diner | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 25-31.

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New rescue boat ‘Zenith’ expected to make regional impact

Vessel will serve communities beyond South King Fire’s main jurisdictions of Federal Way and Des Moines, including Vashon Island and Maury Island.

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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

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Red, White & Blues Festival returns in Federal Way

The free festival includes live music, a fireworks show and more on July 4.

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A Federal Way High School student shows Rep. Jesse Johnson, left, what he learned about electrical work. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

Giving students the tools: High schoolers learn technical skills to be apprentice-ready

State Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-District 30) tours CTE program he helped fund.

A Federal Way High School student shows Rep. Jesse Johnson, left, what he learned about electrical work. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing