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How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time

Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)
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Baruso announces re-election bid for Federal Way City Council

Councilmember Greg Baruso announced his run for election to Federal Way City Council Position 2. Baruso was appointed to council in March 2020 after a… Continue reading

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Suspect attempts to mail marijuana | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 10-16

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St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

41 positive COVID-19 cases linked to January outbreak at St. Francis Hospital

No new cases found as of Feb. 15, hospital says.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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Federal Way officer rear-ends woman, children in Graham

Minor injuries reported from the two-car collision.

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Residents show how to spend snow days in Federal Way

Over a foot of snow fell in the Puget Sound area over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)

UW study shows high COVID infection rates among pregnant women

Study shows infection rates to be two to four times higher than expected among minority groups.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)
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Everett online heroin and meth dealer sentenced for mailing drugs nationwide

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

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Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
A shot looking north of the columns being constructed in SeaTac February 10, 2021. Part of the Federal Way Link Extension. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit

Federal Way Link Extension design-build contract over 25% complete

Sound Transit aiming for mid-2021 finish of design-build contract.

A shot looking north of the columns being constructed in SeaTac February 10, 2021. Part of the Federal Way Link Extension. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit
Elaeagnus healed. Silverberry bonsai (Elaeagnus pungens) in Pacific Bonsai Museum’s cool house, February 2021. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum

One year later: Pacific Bonsai Museum heals from 2020 bonsai burglary

One year after the bonsai burglary, the Pacific Bonsai Museum is finding some silver linings. Two bonsai trees, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars,… Continue reading

Elaeagnus healed. Silverberry bonsai (Elaeagnus pungens) in Pacific Bonsai Museum’s cool house, February 2021. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum
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Man with machete threatens person | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 4-9.

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Federal Way City Council, Mayor celebrate Black History Month with proclamation

Proclamation recognizes the ‘valuable and lasting’ contributions made by the African American community to Federal Way.

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Snow covered trees in Federal Way during the snowstorm in February. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

With snow in the forecast, FW activates emergency overnight warming shelter

Overnight shelter open at the Federal Way Community Center from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the weekend.

Snow covered trees in Federal Way during the snowstorm in February. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Federal Way resident reappointed to MIDD Advisory Committee

Federal Way resident Fartun Mohamed was reappointed to the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Advisory Committee by the Metropolitan King County Council on Feb.… Continue reading

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Federal Way woman killed in Seattle shooting

Investigation shows no connection between victim and suspect, who was fatally shot by Seattle officers.

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Pre-K, first grade students to return to Federal Way classrooms March 8

School district offers hybrid and remote learning; some students may get new teacher to accommodate learning model options.

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service