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Federal Way City Council to resume in-person meetings July 20

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s guidance, city hall to reopen to the public Wednesday, June 30.

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Poverty Bay Cafe is Federal Way‘s living room — and back open for business

Poverty Bay Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Make Music Federal Way celebrates local musical talents

The Monday evening festival welcomed performers of all ages and music genres.

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A fire destroyed a Federal Way apartment building in the early morning hours of June 20. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Several Federal Way families displaced by Sunday morning apartment fire

None of the building’s units had working smoke alarms, fire official says.

A fire destroyed a Federal Way apartment building in the early morning hours of June 20. Photo courtesy of South Sound News
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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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Auburn student wins grand prize at Kumon of Federal Way annual spelling bee

Six additional students named gold winners at the May event.

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Federal Way Public Schools

Class of 2021 graduate names: Todd Beamer High School

Guide: ** High Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above * Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 + Associate of Arts Degree Todd Beamer… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2021
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Class of 2021 graduate names: Truman Campus

Programs include Internet Academy, Career Academy, and Open Doors.

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Sunset Three Twenty apartments in Federal Way (1901 SW 320th Street). Courtesy photo

Federal Way apartment rents increase 7.6% over the past year

May marks the sixth straight month Federal Way has seen rent increases.

Sunset Three Twenty apartments in Federal Way (1901 SW 320th Street). Courtesy photo
Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page

Totem Middle School to undergo name, mascot change

Local tribal leaders told district the school name is a “a misrepresentation of a spiritual term.”

Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page
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Juneteenth flag raised at Federal Way City Hall

About 90 community members, leaders and elected officials gathered to celebrate on June 18, the day before the Juneteenth holiday.

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FWPS

Class of 2021 graduate names: Employment and Transition Program

FWPS Employment & Transition Program Evan Adams Olivia Barry Anthony Billings Joe Gabert Matthew Glabek Cammren Hays Nikolas Jackson Shaun McCartney Paulinus Ogu Marleena Scozzafave… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Class of 2021 graduate names: Decatur High School

Guide: ** High Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above * Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 + Associate of Arts Degree Decatur High… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Class of 2021 graduate names: Federal Way High School

Guide: ** High Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above * Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 + Associate of Arts Degree ^ Diploma… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Class of 2021 graduate names: Thomas Jefferson High School

Guide: ** High Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above * Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 + Associate of Arts Degree Thomas Jefferson… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Class of 2021 graduate names: TAF@Saghalie

Guide: ** High Honors * Honors ~ TAFA Program Graduate TAF@Saghalie Class of 2021 Joy Awuor~ Jose Barrientos Gavin Bell**~ Maximilano Birkeland*~ Aiden Blanco** Alisha… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Shopping cart protests cost FW taxpayers thousands of dollars

Residents pressure city to clean up homeless encampments.

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Well-fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Strawberry doughnuts

Recipe of the week features olive oil, strawberries and jam from the Saturday market.

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Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan