Olivia Sullivan

Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson

Renton man dies in crash along NB I-5 in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol says a medical emergency caused the crash.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Fisher Scones

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.

Photo courtesy of Fisher Scones
Congressman Adam Smith. Courtesy photo

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
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Fred Hutch seeks volunteers of color for COVID-19 study

Research company recently released a Spanish-language version of the website for accessibility, inclusivity.

Screenshot from fredhutch.org
A vacant building that went up in flames Aug. 27 at the corner of Pacific Highway S. and S. 279th St. in Federal Way. Fire investigators declared the blaze to be an arson. Photo courtesy of South King Fire Commissioner Bill Fuller

Renton man possibly connected to Federal Way arsons

Officers found several lighters and butane fuel in his possession while arresting the man on Aug. 28.

A vacant building that went up in flames Aug. 27 at the corner of Pacific Highway S. and S. 279th St. in Federal Way. Fire investigators declared the blaze to be an arson. Photo courtesy of South King Fire Commissioner Bill Fuller
I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction

I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction

Two lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight Sept. 9 and 10.

I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction
Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo

South King County cities win lawsuit over changes to inquest hearings

Court says King County Executive overstepped his authority regarding rules for investigating officer-involved deaths.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo
Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
Human remains in West Seattle identified

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

Human remains in West Seattle identified
King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

Now in Phase 1.5, KCLS will gradually allow book returns with strict guidelines.

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure
South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests
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Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

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Ex-boyfriend charged for 2017 murder of Renton woman

Ex-boyfriend charged for 2017 murder of Renton woman

Richard Nelson, 41, fatally shot 27-year-old Crystal Hawkins and then left her body outside St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way in October 2017.

Ex-boyfriend charged for 2017 murder of Renton woman
Renton officials call for July 9 closure of downtown homeless shelter

Renton officials call for July 9 closure of downtown homeless shelter

King County shelter at Red Lion Inn has seen 79% increase in emergency calls for violence, drugs and other inappropriate behaviors, officials say.

Renton officials call for July 9 closure of downtown homeless shelter
South King County cities to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

South King County cities to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Federal Way, Renton, Enumclaw, Kent, Auburn among cities to benefit from Washington State Department of Commerce CARES Act.

South King County cities to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds
Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Federal Way woman is first patient in COVID-19 clinical drug trial

‘I’m so, so grateful I got my life back’

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo