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New memorial in Federal Way honors military veterans

The memorial is located at the top of the Town Center Steps near the Performing Arts and Event Center.

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Sound Transit’s new fair ambassadors will replace fare enforcement officers. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit Fare Ambassador Pilot Program begins

Fare ambassadors will start checking fares on Link and Sounder Sept. 13

Sound Transit’s new fair ambassadors will replace fare enforcement officers. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Over 100 community members, elected officials and firefighters gathered at Station 64 on Saturday, Sept. 11. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

South King Fire honors 20th anniversary of Sept. 11

Pictures of the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the attacks lined the memorial site at Station 64.

Over 100 community members, elected officials and firefighters gathered at Station 64 on Saturday, Sept. 11. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Readers and community members share memories of 9/11

Federal Way residents reflect on where they were when the 2001 terror attacks happened.

  • Sep 11, 2021
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Parents of Todd Beamer visit namesake high school in Federal Way

David and Peggy Beamer visited Todd Beamer High School to speak with students on Sept. 10.

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This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.

Teenage suspect in fatal hit-and-run collision turns herself in to deputies

Deputies ID’d the 15-year-old as the suspected driver in the fatal collision of a Maple Valley man.

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.
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How did Todd Beamer High School get its name? From a hero

The sun had just risen on Sept. 11, 2001 when Todd Morgan Beamer boarded United Airlines Flight 93.

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Man caught masturbating outside of nail salon | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Sept. 1-8.

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Cayden Boardway. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Sept. 10: Cayden Boardway

TJHS senior scores two rushing touchdowns in Sept. 3 game.

Cayden Boardway. Courtesy photo
Olivia Sullivan can be reached at osullivan@fedwaymirror.com.

Sullivan named Mirror’s assistant editor

Federal Way Mirror reporter Olivia Sullivan has been named assistant editor for the Mirror and its sister publications in King County. Sullivan joined the Mirror… Continue reading

Olivia Sullivan can be reached at osullivan@fedwaymirror.com.
Lyla Yesiltepe. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Sept. 10: Lyla Yesiltepe

TJHS junior scores second place in first golf match of the season.

Lyla Yesiltepe. Courtesy photo
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Sound Celebration wins Federal Way’s Got Talent contest

The barbershop quartet will perform at the Taste of Federal Way Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
South King Fire 9/11 memorial event in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Upcoming events in Federal Way to honor Sept. 11 and veterans

Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony The City of Federal Way is hosting a Veterans Memorial dedication event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The memorial is… Continue reading

South King Fire 9/11 memorial event in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Federal Way Red Lion hotel, 1688 S. 348th St. Courtesy of Google Images

King County receives $8.9M to turn Federal Way Red Lion hotel into emergency homeless shelter

Site to provide 84 units of shelter to people experiencing short- and long-term homelessness.

Federal Way Red Lion hotel, 1688 S. 348th St. Courtesy of Google Images
Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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Man, 31, shot in leg in Federal Way

Circumstances leading up to shooting are unclear, police say.

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Students line up before school in March 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

34 students in FW test positive for COVID-19 in first week due to outside exposures

Five Federal Way Public Schools staff members also tested positive, district says.

Students line up before school in March 2021. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror