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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

City seeking volunteers for commissions, boards

Applications will be reviewed Friday, Aug. 21.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

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Voters approve South King Fire M&O levy

The $3.75M levy was approved by about 65 percent of voters.

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Federal Way to fly flags at half-staff in memory of fallen officers

In memory of Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop and Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer.

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Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell signs contracts to recipients of the first round of the CARES Acts grants. Photo courtesy of City of Federal Way

Second round of CARES Act funding available for Federal Way small businesses

Applications accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell signs contracts to recipients of the first round of the CARES Acts grants. Photo courtesy of City of Federal Way

Communities in Schools Federal Way launches virtual school supplies drive

Through Aug. 21, community members can make cash donations or purchase items off of a CIS wish list.

Federal Way mayor hosts first public forum for African American, Black communities

The virtual meeting welcomed more than 100 attendees on July 29.

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Federal Way Police Department to host drive-thru ice cream social

Drive-thru ice cream social with the cops from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Celebration Park in Federal Way.

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Hometown Heroes: Local students offer to take free senior photos due to pandemic

TJHS seniors Natalie Johnson and Annabeth Meisel want to help every student feel celebrated amid COVID-19 uncertainty.

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Kids of God Academy (KOGA) raise brightly colored fans during their performance at the Flavor of Federal Way multicultural festival in 2019. File photo

Virtual, weeklong Flavor of Federal Way celebration begins Aug. 3

The Federal Way Diversity Commission’s annual Flavor of Federal Way will be celebrated throughout the week starting Monday, Aug. 3. The 2020 Flavor of Federal… Continue reading

Kids of God Academy (KOGA) raise brightly colored fans during their performance at the Flavor of Federal Way multicultural festival in 2019. File photo

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Federal Way City Council approves pay raise for police commanders

The agreement results a total increase of about $40,000 for four commanders over a two-year period.

Construction underway at FUSION emergency family shelter

The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center is planning to open Oct. 1

Free COVID-19 testing at Federal Way High School today

Members of the Pacific Islander community are strongly encouraged to attend, organizers say.

Suspect with hatchet starts fight outside of Safeway store | Federal Way police blotter

July 23 Clubbed camera: At about 7:43 p.m. near the 2124 block of Southwest 336th Street, an employee of the business reported at about 1… Continue reading

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Graduate creates counter petition to keep name of Thomas Jefferson High School

Changing the name of the school would erase history, petition organizer says.

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FUSION fundraiser at the Dumas Bay Center in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

FUSION annual fundraiser goes virtual for Aug. 5 event

Register to bid on auction items before the Wednesday, Aug. 5 event.

FUSION fundraiser at the Dumas Bay Center in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo