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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New vaccination site may open at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center

While no location decision has been made yet, Public Health — Seattle & King County says new sites will serve between 500-2,000 people per day.

 

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Federal Way Public Schools rethinks approach of in-person learning for elementary students

Survey sent to parents; students may return in late February

 

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Federal Way Macy’s store to close in 2021

The location at The Commons mall has served the Federal Way community for 43 years.

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A Federal Way woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

New Year’s Day rollover on Highway 18: driver, adult passenger ejected; 4 children in car | Update

Federal Way woman, 39, suspected of DUI; passenger, 31, in critical condition

A Federal Way woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed and rolled her vehicle, with a man and four children inside, near Tiger Mountain Summit on Jan. 1. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol
Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo

Floyd Little, football legend and former Federal Way businessman, dies at 78

Little died on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

Federal Way Public Schools to remain in remote learning through early 2021

King County, Federal Way COVID-19 case numbers are too high to return to classrooms yet.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo
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Fisher Scones parent company fined for overworking teenage employees

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found more than 1,500 instances of violations including missing meal breaks, working during school hours and more.

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Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines.

Federal Way returns to SCORE Jail with new agreement

Federal Way City Council approves $175,000 jail services contract which guarantees three inmate beds for $128 per day.

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Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines.
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Federal Way couple’s love story inspires new Hallmark Channel movie

‘A Godwink Christmas - Second Chance, First Love’ premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way schools reach agreement with Department of Justice over complaints of harassment

District was investigated over claims that officials “failed to respond promptly and appropriately.”

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Sound Transit scraps elephant sculpture idea from Federal Way Link Extension project

Pressure from city of Federal Way, community resulted in CEO’s decision to drop proposed idea

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An artist's conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension.

Federal Way City Council opposes possible elephant structure at light rail station

The proposed art piece will be on display near the incoming Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension station.

An artist's conception of the proposed sculpture to be placed in the pedestrian plaza of the incoming Federal Way Link Extension.
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Incumbent Adam Smith winning 9th Congressional District seat

Smith (D) received 76% of votes; opponent Doug Basler (R) behind with 23% of votes.

Congressman Adam Smith. Courtesy photo
Joseph S. Bowman IV

Federal Way pastor appointed to Highline College Board of Trustees

Pastor Joe Bowman named to board

Joseph S. Bowman IV
Damoni Nelson. Photo courtesy of 247Sports

Mistaken identity leads to death of Federal Way student

Federal Way High senior Damoni Nelson died on Oct. 2 after he was shot in late September.

Damoni Nelson. Photo courtesy of 247Sports
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FUSION opens first shelter for homeless families in Federal Way

First families expected to move in around mid-November.

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Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

Federal Way Public Schools reports 8 COVID-19 infections among staff

School district has more than one-third of cases reported statewide for K-12 schools.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo