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Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson

Renton man dies in crash along NB I-5 in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol says a medical emergency caused the crash.

Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Where can you get a vaccination in Federal Way?

With new high-volume COVID-19 vaccination centers in neighboring cities, local residents are searching for vaccination options within Federal Way. King County Public Health — Seattle… Continue reading

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

COVID-19 outbreak grows to 17 patients, 10 employees at St. Francis Hospital

Some positive cases now found on third floor; first floor outbreak discovered on Jan. 26.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Cinda Rousseau, left, and Cally Lindenmier, right. Photos courtesy of FWPS

2 FWPS educators earn National Board Certification

Certification advances the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards, district says.

Cinda Rousseau, left, and Cally Lindenmier, right. Photos courtesy of FWPS
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Upcoming road closures for Federal Way Link Extension work

Single lane closures near S. 272nd Street from Feb. 1-19.

  • Feb 2, 2021
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Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Report: Washington salmon are in hot water

Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)

Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound

‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.

Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)
The School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie is located at 33914 19th Avenue SW in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

FWPS district opens first School Based Health Center

New resource removes barriers, increases health care access for students at no cost.

The School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie is located at 33914 19th Avenue SW in Federal Way. Courtesy photo
The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO

King County to launch COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kent, Auburn

Opening Feb. 1 at ShoWare Center, GSA Complex for vulnerable older adults

The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO
A crew member works at the Sound Transit light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. Sound Transit plans to build a similar facility in either Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit to release report on light rail facility’s environmental impact

Two sites in Federal Way are under consideration.

A crew member works at the Sound Transit light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. Sound Transit plans to build a similar facility in either Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Ex-Seahawk Wheeler accused of attacking girlfriend in Kent apartment

Lineman charged with first-degree domestic violence assault

Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
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Weyerhaeuser campus clash continues over warehouse plan

Proposal may remove 132 forested acres to allow for 1.5 million square feet of new development.

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Delivery driver drops pizza after teen’s threat | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 20-26

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St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

7 positive cases found in St. Francis Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Outbreak occurred in the first floor Surgical Unit between Jan. 11-26.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Albert Veveris, 90, receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 26 at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Residents, staff of Village Green receive COVID-19 vaccinations

186 residents and staff were vaccinated at the retirement communitys first clinic on Jan. 26.

Albert Veveris, 90, receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 26 at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

Mags, open carry at protests and AR-15s on Olympia’s agenda

Lawmakers are eyeing a number of bills which could change firearm regulations in the state.

An AR-15. Courtesy photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates

Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology

Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology
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Survey shows rent debt to be disproportionately distributed among minorities

More than half of Black renters surveyed said they owed rent money from previous months.

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South King Fire and Rescue's new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel will be similar to this model drawing. Courtesy photo

State provides $750K for new ‘floating fire engine’ for South King Fire

Maritime Emergency Response Vessel is the only resource of its kind between Seattle and Tacoma.

South King Fire and Rescue's new Maritime Emergency Response Vessel will be similar to this model drawing. Courtesy photo