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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.

Federal Way’s downtown flag pole is located along S. 320th Street. File photo
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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
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Well-Fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Classic marinated chicken

Recipe of the week includes ingredients found at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

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Historical Society of Federal Way honors local people who made a difference

Starting June 4, the Historical Society of Federal Way will showcase a new exhibit called “Who Am I?” that will celebrate Washingtonians and four specially-chosen… Continue reading

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  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@soundpublishing.com
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Study: Lead exposure linked to kitchen cookware from Afghan refugees in King County

The issue was first noticed in Afghan children in King County, but more communities may be at risk.

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Stacie Scarpaci, left, with Judge Dave Larson. Courtesy photo

Federal Way’s probation supervisor keeps people out of court

Stacie Scarpaci is the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for May 2022.

Stacie Scarpaci, left, with Judge Dave Larson. Courtesy photo
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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page

Against the grain: Reagan Dunn holds the torch for King County conservatives

What it means to be the top Republican in a liberal King County government.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page
Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
Dozens of people flocked to Steel Lake to enjoy, and escape, the record temperatures on June 28, 2021. Photo by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Steel Lake closed due to raw sewage release

People should avoid swimming, wading and any other water-related activities.

Dozens of people flocked to Steel Lake to enjoy, and escape, the record temperatures on June 28, 2021. Photo by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Well-Fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Rhubarb oatmeal cookies

This week’s recipe features in-season rhubarb found at the Saturday market.

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South King Tool Library earns Recycler of the Year honors

The South King Tool Library was recently named the nonprofit Recycler of the Year by the Washington State Recycling Association. Federal Way’s local nonprofit tool… Continue reading

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Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council unanimously voted to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff on… Continue reading

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World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

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Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

Here’s who will be on your ballot for the August primary election

Incumbents Sen. Claire Wilson, Rep. Jamila Taylor seeking re-election; Four candidates vying for State Rep. Pos. 2.

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Federal Way residents Diann and Terry French drop off their primary election ballots outside Federal Way City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.
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Police arrest suspect in shooting outside Jersey’s Sports Bar | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 18-24.

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