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Renton Regional Fire Authority applauds all-female engine crew

Engine 313 was among first to respond to an aircraft crash on July 31.

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Forensic scientist Darlene Valencia tests a blood sample for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, at the new Washington State Patrol toxicology lab in Federal Way. While scientists like Valencia are not yet working on real evidence at the Federal Way lab, they are testing their equipment to ensure its accuracy. (Photo by Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Washington State Patrol to open toxicology lab in Federal Way

The State Patrol hopes the facility will be testing cases by the end of the year.

Forensic scientist Darlene Valencia tests a blood sample for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, at the new Washington State Patrol toxicology lab in Federal Way. While scientists like Valencia are not yet working on real evidence at the Federal Way lab, they are testing their equipment to ensure its accuracy. (Photo by Alex Bruell / The Mirror)
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Renton Regional Fire Authority levy passing among local voters

Proposition No. 1 on the August primary election ballot.

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Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Seahawks 2023 training camp under way at VMAC in Renton

For the second day in pads, the Hawks look to build on a great ‘22 season and prepare for the new one.

Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
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Suspicious envelopes received by King County elections officials

Trace amounts of fentanyl found in letter received the day before primary elections.

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Denise Yun, left, is running against incumbent Federal Way City Councilmember (Position 7) Linda Kochmar, who is also the current council president. (File photos)

Denise Yun still in race for Federal Way City Council against Linda Kochmar

Despite theft accusation, Yun says that she has not quit her campaign and does not intend to do so.

Denise Yun, left, is running against incumbent Federal Way City Councilmember (Position 7) Linda Kochmar, who is also the current council president. (File photos)
Scene of the airplane crash (Courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority)

Small plane crashes at Renton Municipal Airport

Two plane occupants were found conscious with injuries.

Scene of the airplane crash (Courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Candidate steals hammers; Kent marks 17th homicide in 2023 | King County Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, a Federal Way City Council candidate was accused of stealing from a hardware store; and the city of Kent marks its 17th homicide so far in 2023.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
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Man fatally shot in Tukwila near Southcenter Mall

Friday afternoon, July 28; vehicle flees scene on Strander Boulevard

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Jeff Tate, director of community development for the city of Auburn, Segale Properties spokesman Mike Pruett and Mark Segale address the Auburn City Council about the future redevelopment of key Segale holdings in Auburn, among them the gravel mining operation established 40 years ago on the city’s south end. (Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter)

Company to close mining operation in Auburn

Development options are being considered for the 900-acre site.

Jeff Tate, director of community development for the city of Auburn, Segale Properties spokesman Mike Pruett and Mark Segale address the Auburn City Council about the future redevelopment of key Segale holdings in Auburn, among them the gravel mining operation established 40 years ago on the city’s south end. (Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Police officer still on payroll while awaiting murder trial | King County Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, an update on Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who is still on the city payroll while awaiting trial for murder.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

King County wants to rehire employees who were fired over vaccine

A total of 314 employees separated from King County as a result of the mandate, with eight retiring, 25 resigning, and 281 fired as a result of noncompliance.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
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Burglars hit Federal Way Puerto Vallarta restaurant 5 times in 4 months

Video surveillance shows suspects at Twin Lakes site; no arrests made

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West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

King County Council targets “forever chemicals” in wastewater

The motion would initiate a study on how to mitigate the Puget Sound’s exposure to the toxic runoff.

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Left to right: Heather Brandt, program manager for refugee and immigrant services at Lutheran Community Services Northwest; Ghulamfarooq Noorzai, case manager for the Stanikzai family, and Hamid Stanikzai, along with two of his children, pose for a picture at his Federal Way area home. (Photo by Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Afghan family finds home in Federal Way after Kabul collapse

Family adjusts to life in the U.S.; father works in Kent

Left to right: Heather Brandt, program manager for refugee and immigrant services at Lutheran Community Services Northwest; Ghulamfarooq Noorzai, case manager for the Stanikzai family, and Hamid Stanikzai, along with two of his children, pose for a picture at his Federal Way area home. (Photo by Alex Bruell / The Mirror)
The owner of Trinity Ace Hardware, located in the 30600 block of Pacific Highway South in Federal Way, says a candidate for Federal Way City Council stole property from his store on July 18. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way City Council candidate accused of hardware store theft

Denise Yun is running for position 7 on November ballot.

The owner of Trinity Ace Hardware, located in the 30600 block of Pacific Highway South in Federal Way, says a candidate for Federal Way City Council stole property from his store on July 18. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)
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Man fatally shot inside vehicle at Des Moines Safeway parking lot | Update

Two taken into custody by Tukwila Police after photos of suspects, vehicle released

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Police lights (File photo)

Man killed in drive-by shooting on Military Road near Federal Way

Incident in the early morning of July 15 as deputies went to check on the man.

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Auburn Police officer still on payroll while awaiting murder trial

City has not conducted an internal investigation of Jeffrey Nelson and the related 2019 shooting.

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