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Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Feb. 25.

FW mayor talks vaccinations, local economy, diversity in annual State of the City address

In stark contrast to last year’s 700-member live audience, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell delivered the annual State of the City address virtually on Feb.… Continue reading

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Feb. 25.
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Marijuana plants found in mobile home after fire | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 17-21

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"Profiles in Courage," by John F. Kennedy. Courtesy photo

What are your local Federal Way leaders reading?

The Mirror asked various officials about their favorite books and current reads.

"Profiles in Courage," by John F. Kennedy. Courtesy photo
In Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Inslee recently announced all counties will be staying in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan for the next several weeks. Pictured: People enjoy outdoor dining last summer in downtown Kent. Courtesy photo

Inslee: All of Washington to stay in Phase 2 for a few weeks

The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.

In Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Inslee recently announced all counties will be staying in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan for the next several weeks. Pictured: People enjoy outdoor dining last summer in downtown Kent. Courtesy photo
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Des Moines man charged after allegedly stealing car from Federal Way

The driver ran a red light and was confronted by police within minutes of stealing the car.

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IRG plans to construct several industrial buildings on the Weyerhaeuser Campus to help bring jobs back to the area. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Property owners propose measures to protect former Weyerhaeuser campus

Questions about future public benefit remain.

IRG plans to construct several industrial buildings on the Weyerhaeuser Campus to help bring jobs back to the area. Haley Donwerth/staff photo
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo

King County libraries will reopen in some cities for in-person services

Fall City, Kent libraries among six selected for partial reopening.

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A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Democrats look to allow noncitizens to serve on school boards

A Senate bill takes aim at a state law requiring anyone seeking elected office to be a citizen.

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Federal Way flags will be flown at half-staff to honor COVID victims

In coordination with President Joe Biden’s order honoring the more than 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell… Continue reading

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A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State health leader: We have a plan, we don’t have the supply

Two months after the COVID vaccine landed in Washington, many still struggle to secure their shots.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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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)
Greg Baruso

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

Greg Baruso
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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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