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Male pedestrian killed Jan. 16 in Federal Way identified

Man’s father lives in Kent; police say the suspect driver returned to the scene

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Mark Wallace was murdered by his older brother’s friend nearly 40 years ago. Here’s a screenshot from a 1985 issue of the Issaquah Press.
Mark Wallace was murdered by his older brother’s friend nearly 40 years ago. Here’s a screenshot from a 1985 issue of the Issaquah Press.
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Renton man sentenced to prison on federal drug distribution charges

Prosecutors say the man was involved with a drug trafficking group connected to the CJNG cartel.

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Since she spent her birthday in the hospital, Columbia Bank held a gift drive so Vivan could celebrate her recovery after she got healthy. Contributed photo

Enumclaw mother urges AED laws after daughter suffers sudden cardiac arrest

A quick-thinking substitute and a readily-available AED saved Vivan Pearlman’s life.

Since she spent her birthday in the hospital, Columbia Bank held a gift drive so Vivan could celebrate her recovery after she got healthy. Contributed photo
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.

The Stevenson Motel in Federal Way, as seen the afternoon of Jan. 11. Alex Bruell / The Mirror
Organizers and supporters of Raise the Wage Renton join together at the Renton Public Library after announcing their push to raise the minimum wage. Cameron Sheppard/Renton Reporter

Renton community members want to raise the minimum wage

Raise the Wage Renton aims to raise pay to $19 an hour, similar to neighboring Tukwila.

Organizers and supporters of Raise the Wage Renton join together at the Renton Public Library after announcing their push to raise the minimum wage. Cameron Sheppard/Renton Reporter
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Man, 45, fatally shot in Federal Way near Mirror Lake

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

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Auburn man faces charge of attempted kidnapping of barista

King County prosecutors charge man in Jan. 16 incident at drive-thru window

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Police searching for suspects who robbed Federal Way nail salon at gunpoint

The two suspects reportedly stole several items from employees and customers on Jan. 18

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Pickleball Rising license plate, designed by Laramie Studio in Seattle (Seattle Metro Pickleball Association)

Washington pickleball fans may may soon have special license plate

Enthusiasts are teaming up on a bill for a special plate. Proceeds would build and maintain courts.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Pickleball Rising license plate, designed by Laramie Studio in Seattle (Seattle Metro Pickleball Association)
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Alleged would-be Auburn barista snatcher makes first court appearance

38-year-old man held on $500,000 bail; could face attempted kidnapping charge with sexual motivation

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Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus.

Residents express concern about Auburn mayor’s paid time off

Continues to accrue high number of unlimited sick leave and vacation time toward eventual payout

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus.
A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)

Effort begins to lower the legal limit for driving drunk

Washington could join Utah with toughest standard in the nation. Change concerns wine and hospitality industries.

  • Jan 17, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)
Auburn Police Department vehicle. Courtesy photo

Police arrest Auburn man they suspect tried to kidnap a barista

Reportedly attempted to pull barista through drive-up window Jan. 16

Auburn Police Department vehicle. Courtesy photo
Police lights (File photo)

Man, 36, dies after hit-and-run in Federal Way

Officers responded to the area near Harbor Freight Tools just before 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 16.

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Police helicopter camera shot of one of the fleeing vehicles. (Screenshot from Bellevue Police Department website)

Four minors arrested after armed carjacking at Renton Landing

Suspects, three ages 14 and one 12, fled north and were arrested in Bellevue with two vehicles.

Police helicopter camera shot of one of the fleeing vehicles. (Screenshot from Bellevue Police Department website)
Screenshot of the Issaquah Press from Nov. 6, 1985, regarding the murder trial of John H. Schoenhals.

Family fears son’s killer could be freed from Washington state prison

Mark Wallace was 14 when he was killed by his older brother’s friend, John H. Schoenhals.

Screenshot of the Issaquah Press from Nov. 6, 1985, regarding the murder trial of John H. Schoenhals.
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City of Federal Way to exchange guns for gift cards

Federal Way Police event Feb. 4 aims to reduce firearm-related casualties.

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Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing

Five teens charged after robbery, police chase ending in Federal Way

Three teens are 15-years-old; other two are 14 and 13

Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing