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Multiple Federal Way stores hit by looters

Rapid response by police resulted in minimal loss for businesses on Sunday night, police chief says.

Looters break into 26 Tukwila businesses Sunday night; 9 arrests made

‘What happened in Tukwila was not a protest, it was coordinated looting,’ police say

Nearly 200 people gathered at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 320th Street on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Motorcyclist injures baby, two women at Sunday protest in Federal Way

All three victims were treated for minor injuries and transported to St. Francis Hospital as a precautionary measure, fire official says.

Nearly 200 people gathered at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 320th Street on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

Black smoke rises from Westlake Center in Seattle as the Saturday afternoon protests result in several car fires and the looting of several downtown businesses on May 30. Courtesy photo

Federal Way police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

Black smoke rises from Westlake Center in Seattle as the Saturday afternoon protests result in several car fires and the looting of several downtown businesses on May 30. Courtesy photo
Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo

New guidelines for Phase 2 reopenings in King County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo

Inslee wants nursing home residents and staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo
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Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

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King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO

King County sheriff releases message about Minneapolis Police officer

Mitzi Johanknecht calls video of officer kneeling on neck of George Floyd ‘heartbreaking and disturbing’

  • May 29, 2020
King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO
Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo

8 Federal Way schools honored in Washington School Recognition Program

The schools showed growth in various student demographics, closing opportunity gaps during 2018-2019 school year.

Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo

New dashboard shows how far along King County is to meeting Phase II metrics

The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.

As sales tax plummets in King County, mental health and drug program funding dries up

County will need to make severe cuts to MIDD program this year.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo

Rural King County mayors want state to let them enter Phase 2

Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo

Federal Way Food Bank serves nearly 600 new families during pandemic

Food bank receives positive feedback on new process for item pick up.

By the numbers: How is COVID-19 affecting Federal Way?

As of May 27, Federal Way has seen 495 positive cases of COVID-19 and nine virus-related deaths.

Walk the (virtual) walk: FWPS seniors participate in pandemic-friendly graduation

Ceremonies will be broadcast June 13 via Facebook Live, YouTube and local Channel 21.

Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

State allows weddings, funerals, religious services to restart with restrictions

Gov. Inslee issues new rules during May 27 news conference.

Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

Man steals shopping cart full of groceries from Safeway

The items cost a total of $432.96, store management was able to retrieve all of the items.