Alex Bruell

The Stevenson Motel in Federal Way, as seen the afternoon of Jan. 11. Alex Bruell / The Mirror

Federal Way motel could become temporary emergency shelter

Public comments are due to the City of Federal Way by Feb. 6.

 

t

Man, 45, fatally shot in Federal Way near Mirror Lake

A 22-year-old man, the suspected shooter, has been detained, police say.

 

Behind the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River lies around 100 miles of prime fish-spawning habitat. ALEX BRUELL, Sound Publishing

Congress, Biden give go-ahead to Howard Hanson Dam fish passage project

$878 million facility to improve salmon runs, habitat

 

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way gets approval for $20.5M expansion

The additional 24 beds should help the busy hospital handle increasing numbers of patients.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Hilde at her 103rd birthday party. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Lessons from Hilde, who fled Nazi Germany for a better life

Here’s a few things my great-aunt would have liked you to know.

Hilde at her 103rd birthday party. Photo by Alex Bruell.
Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Detectives seek information on homicide, arson near Federal Way

King County Sheriff’s Office offers up to $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

Police tape is shown in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
t

Liberation and luck: World War II veteran Leo Thoennes at 101

Now in his 11th decade, Thoennes, of Federal Way, still lives a charmed life

t
Paine Field in Everett may be expanded as Sea-Tac Airport is nearing capacity; another brand-new airport could be built in Graham, Roy, or Thurston County to also add airport capacity. Photo courtesy Paine Field/Snohomish County

Aviation commission recommends new airport sites outside Enumclaw

Pierce and Thurston county sites under consideration

Paine Field in Everett may be expanded as Sea-Tac Airport is nearing capacity; another brand-new airport could be built in Graham, Roy, or Thurston County to also add airport capacity. Photo courtesy Paine Field/Snohomish County
.

‘Yes, you can do that’: Women learn the ropes of fire service at weekend event

South King Fire and Rescue hosted this year’s Women in Firefighting experience event.

.
This letter from the ACLU appeared in the Federal Way Mirror and other newspapers in King County this month. Photo by Alex Bruell.

ACLU responds to South Sound mayors on public safety

An array of community organizations, service providers and public defender associations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), released a concerted statement this month supporting… Continue reading

This letter from the ACLU appeared in the Federal Way Mirror and other newspapers in King County this month. Photo by Alex Bruell.
Police lights

Federal Way man indicted on federal drug, gun charges

Police, FBI also investigating the 31-year-old man in connection to a Nov. 2021 fatal shooting.

Police lights
t

Mayors, legislators, county officials pen letter against a large airport near Enumclaw

Urges group studying state airport needs to drop East King County site from consideration

t
Photos by Alex Bruell / Sound Publishing
Sen. Patty Murray (left) and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (center) are given a tour of the Howard Hanson Dam on Aug. 30.

Tribes, legislators, local leaders celebrate revival of Howard Hanson Dam project

Estimated $855 million fish passage to restore salmon runs along the Green River

Photos by Alex Bruell / Sound Publishing
Sen. Patty Murray (left) and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (center) are given a tour of the Howard Hanson Dam on Aug. 30.
Photo courtesy of South Sound News

State trooper shoots driver in Federal Way

The driver had reportedly struck another vehicle and was shot during an altercation.

Photo courtesy of South Sound News
Photos by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Hiking at Mt. Rainier: This summer, visit a paradise on Earth

If you’ve never visited the Paradise area of Mt. Rainier, there’s still time this summer to correct that grievous error. Embarrassingly late for a Washington… Continue reading

Photos by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Kim Schrier (D) and Matt Larkin (R) will face off this November for Washington’s 8th Congressional District.

Larkin will face Schrier for Congress this November

A photo finish between Reagan Dunn and Matt Larkin has turned toward the latter.

Kim Schrier (D) and Matt Larkin (R) will face off this November for Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
Eastside Fire and Rescue responds to a large brush fire July 25 on Interstate 90 near High Point Way east of Issaquah. Courtesy photo

County sets plan to reduce wildfire risk in rural areas

Communities like the Enumclaw Plateau, Issaquah and the Snoqualmie Valley will need a blend of strategies to face growing wildfire risks over the coming decades,… Continue reading

Eastside Fire and Rescue responds to a large brush fire July 25 on Interstate 90 near High Point Way east of Issaquah. Courtesy photo
Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Heatwave means mid-90s temperatures all week in Puget Sound region

Another heatwave is on its way toward the greater Seattle area, with temperatures in the mid-90s likely throughout the week and a heat advisory in… Continue reading

Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (Sound Publishing file photo)
From left to right, starting from the top row then moving to the bottom: Emet Ward, Kim Schrier, Reagan Dunn, Matt Larkin, Dave Chapman, Ryan Dean Burkett, Justin Greywolf, Keith Arnold, Patrick Dillon, Jesse Jensen and Scott Stephenson are all candidates for U.S. Representative for Washington’s 8th Congressional District this year. Photos submitted by candidates or taken from their campaign websites or other materials.

Primary election: Schrier faces multiple challengers in 8th Congressional District

The top two finishers in this hotly contested race will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.

From left to right, starting from the top row then moving to the bottom: Emet Ward, Kim Schrier, Reagan Dunn, Matt Larkin, Dave Chapman, Ryan Dean Burkett, Justin Greywolf, Keith Arnold, Patrick Dillon, Jesse Jensen and Scott Stephenson are all candidates for U.S. Representative for Washington’s 8th Congressional District this year. Photos submitted by candidates or taken from their campaign websites or other materials.
Photo by Ray Miller-Still
One of the performers carries Elma Gust, 106, during the Exotic Legends show.

Living Court ladies in Enumclaw live it up with raunchy revue

‘I felt young again,’ one woman said

Photo by Ray Miller-Still
One of the performers carries Elma Gust, 106, during the Exotic Legends show.