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New rescue boat ‘Zenith’ expected to make regional impact

Vessel will serve communities beyond South King Fire’s main jurisdictions of Federal Way and Des Moines, including Vashon Island and Maury Island.

 

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Dick’s Drive-In to open new location in Federal Way

This will be Dick’s ninth burger restaurant; plans to open in 2023.

 

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Rep. Jesse Johnson announces he is not seeking re-election

Johnson (D-Federal Way) sponsored legislative bills on police reform, use of force.

 

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

King County’s first in-person sexual assault medical advocacy services now available

Federal Way hospital partners with Rebuilding Hope! to launch program.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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WIAA launches bias reporting form in response to discriminatory incidents

Inappropriate behavior seen, heard or witnessed at any WIAA member school event can be reported.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Crime-conscious mayors criticize King County’s juvenile justice program

Auburn, Federal Way, Kent and Renton make up 27% of felony filings charged by the prosecutor.

A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News
Photo courtesy of South Sound News

King County gun violence rates exceed 2020 totals

Data collected from first three quarters of 2021 shows more fatal shootings, shots fired incidents than previous year.

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A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

South King mayors meet to address crime, gun violence

The mayors of Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and Renton attended the Dec. 3 meeting.

A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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King County Courthouse comfort dog dies

King County’s first Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) courthouse comfort dog has died, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced on Nov. 12. Murphy, a mixed… Continue reading

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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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King County announces purchase agreement of Federal Way hotel

Hotel and two additional Seattle properties to become part of county’s Health Through Housing homelessness program.

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Des Moines man, 19, charged in fatal shooting of Federal Way father near Alki Beach

Tilorae Shepherd, 22, died at the scene of the shooting on June 28.

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A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Nonprofit to host birthday party for girls aging out of the foster care system

Eileen & Callie’s Place is hosting Celebrate 18!, a celebration and resource event, Saturday, July 17.

Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Dr. Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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Kent man charged with murder after body of missing Federal Way woman found in Auburn park

Suspect, 38, also faces charges of arson, unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to two other homicide investigations.

Screenshot from a GoFundMe page created to raise money for Brandi Blake’s memorial service.