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Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Former Federal Way school nurse charged with child rape jailed again for threatening to carry out mass shooting

Mark David Glenn, 51, was recently charged with child rape, sexual misconduct for alleged relations with three Todd Beamer High School students.

Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

More cases and deaths were reported in King County as the governor works to shut down large events

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Public events in King County to be cancelled or restricted due to outbreak

It applies to everything from faith events to sporting events and concerts.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Couple boards ship Feb. 21 for adventure cruise to Hawaiin Islands; 21 people on board test positive for coronavirus.

Federal Way to close community center, performing arts center and Dumas Bay Centre

The closures will take effect Thursday, March 12 through March 31.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

CHI opens 11 COVID-19 screening centers around Washington

Federal Way, Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Enumclaw are some of the places people can go to get tested.

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Greg Baruso appointed to Federal Way City Council following mayor’s controversial tiebreaker

The 34-year firefighter and Diversity Commission chair was selected out of 18 total candidates; council members call out mayor for “betraying” their trust.

Coronavirus: Live Coverage for Puget Sound

The virus has killed several and sickened dozens.

  • Mar 10, 2020

Police use drone surveillance to check on suspected homeless camps in Federal Way

Police located a suspect on private property and arrested him on an assault warrant.

Federal Way mayor declares state of emergency after further review of COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor said CHI Franciscan notified the city last week they were “expecting several positive COVID-19 test results in the next 24-hours at St. Francis” in Federal Way.

Federal Way School District cancels March field trips to protect students from COVID-19 exposure

The district also forbids outside groups from using any FWPS sites through March 31; Superintendent confirms there are no reported or confirmed coronavirus cases in the district as of March 5.

CHI Franciscan to offer free, 24/7 virtual health consultations for individuals with mild COVID-19 symptoms

The virtual consultations increase access to healthcare while also reducing urgent care and emergency room crowding amid the virus outbreak.

1 of 19 Federal Way Council candidates has criminal history

The Federal Way City Council will interview the applicants beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 in the council chambers.

Writing magnifies critical thinking for biology students

Federal Way Public Schools implements new writing structure called CER, or claim, evidence and reasoning.

South King Fire prepares for possibility of local coronavirus outbreak

If a first responder from South King Fire and Rescue does require to be quarantined due to the virus, the agency has designated isolation sites on fire department property.

Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau

Vice President arrives with federal health experts to ‘epicenter’ of U.S. coronavirus outbreak

“We’re all in this together,” Mike Pence told Washington state officials.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau
Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘If anyone’s questions should be answered, it’s ours’: Life Care families demand answers

Families of residents organized a press conference in front of the facility Thursday.

Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo