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Multiple gun threats on Thanksgiving | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 24-29

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South King Fire to host Santa parade, canned food drive this weekend

Parade to visit Federal Way Friday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 6; Des Moines Saturday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Dec. 7.

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Girl, 9, shot in stomach in Federal Way

Family reports the shooting was accidental; police investigating.

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4 men rob pawn shop at gunpoint

Police still searching for suspects.

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A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo

King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo
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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a new study. The study was… Continue reading

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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.
FUSION Executive Board Chair David Harrison stands in Poverty Bay Cafe amid renovations on Nov. 16. The cafe and coffee business was donated to FUSION, who will now use the site as a job skill training option for individuals experiencing homelessness. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Poverty Bay Cafe owners donate business to FUSION

Though a beloved local business is now in the hands of Federal Way nonprofit FUSION, Poverty Bay Cafe will still remain a familiar friend. FUSION,… Continue reading

FUSION Executive Board Chair David Harrison stands in Poverty Bay Cafe amid renovations on Nov. 16. The cafe and coffee business was donated to FUSION, who will now use the site as a job skill training option for individuals experiencing homelessness. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
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Man tied up, kidnapped near Gateway Center | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 18-23

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World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Fundraiser leads to 300 turkeys for Federal Way families

Former MLB player, World Vision partner to provide turkeys, resources

World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo

Federal Way considers returning to SCORE jail

After departure finalized in Jan.2020, new possible contract city agreement would result in three inmate beds for approximately $128 per day.

Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo
Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way

Councilmember Kochmar wins 2020 Elected Women of Excellence Award

Award given by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way
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Victims robbed at gunpoint over iPhone sale | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 11-17

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Steep increase of visitors to Federal Way COVID-19 testing center

Federal Way location sees record high of 889 tests in a single day on Nov. 16.

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State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

Democratic lawmakers ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

They want to try to scaling back on occupancy before forcing an end to inside service.

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo

Eyman fights allegation he repeatedly broke campaign laws

In a lawsuit, the state accuses the prolific initiative promoter of getting kickbacks.

Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo
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Federal Way Community Center to close Nov. 17

Closure will last through Dec. 14 in accordance with Governors new guidelines.

Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way