Northwest

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
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Planned development near Renton’s The Landing could be city’s largest

An 1,179-unit apartment complex taking over the vacant site of the former Fry’s Electronics.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Gov. Jay Inslee enters the House chambers before beginning the 2023 State of the State. Courtesy photo

State of the State: Inslee pushes for $4 billion housing bond

Calls for an assault weapons ban and the constitutional protection of abortion rights drew cheers from Democrats, silence from the GOP.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Gov. Jay Inslee enters the House chambers before beginning the 2023 State of the State. Courtesy photo
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Renton man sentenced after federal charges related to drug trafficking

The 28-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Proposal would exempt Washington’s news outlets from B&O tax

Legislation cited as necessary save jobs and protect a critical community service.

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Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Joann Thomas and her attorney Terrence Kellogg exit the U.S. District Court building in Seattle following her conviction in the drainage district trial.

Wife of Enumclaw drainage district commissioner sentenced to three years for fraud, other charges

Joann Thomas won’t be reporting to prison until after her husband receives his sentence in February.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Joann Thomas and her attorney Terrence Kellogg exit the U.S. District Court building in Seattle following her conviction in the drainage district trial.
Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Sound Publishing

King County judge orders Federal Way Discount Guns to stop high-capacity magazine sales

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the store in December 2022

Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Sound Publishing
Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing

5 teens arrested after police chase ends in Federal Way

The five reportedly robbed a man in Seattle before fleeing in stolen vehicles.

Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing
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Federal Way man arrested for theft of 18 vehicles, trailers, heavy equipment

Taken from properties in Kent, Parkland, Federal Way and Bellevue

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The location of the incident as reported by Washington State Patrol. (Screenshot from Washington State Patrol Press Memo)

Renton man struck, killed on I-5 after exiting vehicle following collision

The incident happened on northbound I-5 near Tukwila on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The location of the incident as reported by Washington State Patrol. (Screenshot from Washington State Patrol Press Memo)
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
Oxycodone pill. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

State sues 3 major drug retailers for role in fueling opioid epidemic

AG Bob Ferguson alleges Albertsons, Kroger and Rite Aid of failing to prevent overuse of opioid prescriptions

  • Dec 27, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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Ice storm coming? National Weather Service says it is

To strike most of Western Washington Thursday evening through Friday evening

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Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

Holiday travel: Icy Sea-Tac airport tops ‘Misery Map’

The predicted third-busiest holiday travel season since 2000 faces a wintry mix of traffic jams and flight issues.

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • By Ben Watanabe and Andrea Brown bwatanabe@soundpublishing.com
Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
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Stearns resigns from Auburn City Council for Legislature

Auburn Democrat will represent 47th District in Olympia

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Traffic moves along SR-526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington.

Boeing knew of ‘elevated’ miscarriage rate in ’80s, but followup fizzled

Company doctors found it “difficult” to link chemicals to worker ailments at Auburn facility.

Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing
Traffic moves along SR-526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington.
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

For 7th straight year, Democrats aim for assault weapon ban

Democratic legislators will seek several gun control laws in the 2023 session, including one requiring a permit to buy a firearm.

  • Dec 20, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
An AR-15. Courtesy photo
Police lights (File photo)

Woman dies in early morning crash in Federal Way

Thursday, Dec. 15 at intersection of SW 356th Street and 8th Avenue SW

Police lights (File photo)