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4-car crash in front of Decatur High School injures 5 people  Federal Way Mirror

A collision involving four vehicles in front of Decatur High School early Friday morning sent five people to local medical facilities to be treated for injuries.

Federal Way native a makeup artist for Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra

Celebrity make-up artist Daniel Martin crossed paths with then actress Meghan Markle several years ago, around the time she started working on the TV Show ...

Previous Choi steps down as Decatur High School boys basketball coach  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Public Schools is looking for a new boys basketball coach at Decatur High School after David Choi recently announced his resignation.

Decatur sophomore killed in Federal Way remembered as 'well-liked, loved'  The Seattle Times

Sophomore Wesley D. Gennings filled his class schedule with rigorous courses, including a college-level world-history class, Spanish and chemistry, as a ...

2 teens go on trial — as adults — in 2016 killing of Federal Way youth who was selling pot to help his mom  The Seattle Times

Prosecutors say Wesley Gennings had just started selling marijuana and was lured to a Federal Way parking lot, where he was robbed and fatally shot in the ...

State of the Federal Way Public Schools 2018: Journey to improvement  Federal Way Mirror

Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell captivated an audience of students, elected officials, district administrators and employees, and community members as ...

Graduation another big milestone for Decatur High senior Kim Brainard  Federal Way Mirror

It has been a busy last two weeks for Decatur High School senior Kim Brainard, who will reach not one, but two, milestones.

Federal Way school district seeks applicants for board vacancy  Federal Way Mirror

All candidates interested in applying for the vacant position on the Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) Board of Education are invited to complete the ...

FWPS Highly Capable Program referral now open  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Public Schools Highly Capable Program referral window opens soon. FWPS staff, families, community members and scholars may refer a ...

Federal Way: Decatur High student reports attempted abduction  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY -- Federal Way's Decatur High School has issued a warning to parents, after a 15-year-old student reported that a stranger grabbed her arm as ...

Friendship Day returns to Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

The third annual event will include giant bubbles and long-stemmed yellow roses as well as suicide prevention booths.

Update: 2 men die in fatal crash in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Two people died in a car crash about 2:30 a.m. July 4 in Federal Way.

Federal Way City Council's newest and youngest member

SEATTLE — In December of 2017, Jesse Johnson was sworn in as Federal Way City Council's youngest member, and its only African American male.

Federal Way community members, students march against violence  Federal Way Mirror

About 120 community members, including approximately 40 students, took to the streets to protest violence in schools and show solidarity with a nation-wide ...

Caller reports rumors of a secret prostitution ring at Federal Way High School  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample of Federal Way Police Department crime blotter reports: Unhappy customer: At 9:52 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 2300 block of South 320th ...

Former Federal Way School Board member Mildred Ollee dies  Federal Way Mirror

Board seeks to fill two vacancies after Carol Gregory stepped down Sept. 18.

National School Walkout: 95 Schools Participating In Puget Sound  Seattle, WA Patch

95 Puget Sound Schools Will Walkout Wednesday - Seattle, WA - Hundreds of students around Puget Sound will walk out out of school in protest of gun violence ...

Serving country, serving community  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way veterans, active military talk sacrifices, community *service*.

Chinese boarding school coming to Federal Way?  Federal Way Mirror

Vacant lot at South 320th Street and 1st Avenue South recently sold for $4 million.

Longtime Federal Way Boys & Girls Club director calls it a career  Federal Way Mirror

Mirror selects Mark Hendricks as Citizen of the Month.

3 students injured in Federal Way school bus crash in Auburn | Update  Federal Way Mirror

Auburn Police said the driver of a Federal Way School District bus may have had a medical issue when he apparently veered off the road and struck a power ...

Mark Beecher  Lynden Tribune

Mark Richard Beecher, age 56, of Lynden, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.

Federal Way City Council supports district school facilities bond  Federal Way Mirror

As Totem Middle School student Marcello Desimone explained to the Federal Way City Council Tuesday, the boilers routinely catch fire at the school, disrupting ...

9 arrested in prostitution sting at I-5 rest area in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Washington State Patrol, in partnership with the Federal Way Police Department, arrested nine people during an undercover prostitution operation at the Federal ...

Federal Way teachers upset over common English Language Arts curriculum  Federal Way Mirror

An English teacher for 17 years, Josh Smith looked out to Federal Way Public Schools board members on Tuesday night and shared a memory.

Families displaced after fire at Cove Apartments in Federal Way | Update  Federal Way Mirror

A two-alarm fire at the Cove Apartments on 1st Avenue in Federal Way displaced several families and prompted a multi-engine response from South King Fire ...

Police arrest suspect in attempted sexual assault, robbery at Federal Way spa  Federal Way Mirror

Police arrested a 16-year-old male on Friday who is the primary suspect of a robbery and attempted sexual assault at a Federal Way business on Oct. 14.

Federal Way community rallies to help woman stabbed in domestic violence attack start over  Federal Way Mirror

A Federal Way woman is recovering after her husband was charged with attempted murder for stabbing her eight times in their home, causing life-threatening ...

Police: Suspect arrested in shooting death of Federal Way teen; 2nd suspect sought  KOMO News

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - One teenage suspect has been arrested and a second teen is still being sought in last weekend's shooting death of a Decatur High ...

Washington Youth Academy hosts community forum  Federal Way Mirror

Event set for 5 p.m. April 24 at FWPS Educational *Service* Center.

Lions Club donates 380 dictionaries to Federal Way students  Federal Way Mirror

'We realize that some students have never had a book to call their own.'

Corie Stoddard may be next Olympic speedskater from Federal Way

Western Washington has produced a squad of speedskating stars, honing their craft early at a popular Federal Way skating center. Another one may be waiting ...

Congressman Adam Smith leads re-election bid for WA's 9th District  Federal Way Mirror

The district spans from Bellevue and south Seattle down through Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Federal Way and Tacoma.

Des Moines police seek vehicle used in drive-by shooting  Federal Way Mirror

Des Moines police are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen vehicle that the suspects of a drive-by shooting drove on Nov. 26. During the shooting in ...

Federal Way police nab armed robbery suspect  Federal Way Mirror

Police arrested a 17-year-old male after a trio of armed suspects robbed a Federal Way Safeway and fled on foot on Tuesday. At approximately midnight, the ...

Federal Way performing arts center: Half-empty or half-full?  Federal Way Mirror

Almost a year after opening, the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way continues to draw public scrutiny over its finances and management.

Federal Way elects new council members, positive strides made in areas in 2017  Federal Way Mirror

January. • City, Federal Way Public Schools, Highline College and University of Washington-Tacoma officials signed a memorandum of understanding to work ...

Young and the homeless in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

As a child, Sarah C. stayed in hotels with her mom. In high school, she couch-hopped, rotating between reliable friends. “Sometimes it would be hard to stay [in ...

Federal Way $33 million EP&O levy passage almost certain  Federal Way Mirror

While the Feb. 13 special election results won't be certified until Feb. 23, the passage of the Federal Way Public Schools replacement education programs and ...

Federal Way Municipal Court closed at noon on Dec. 21, 24  Federal Way Mirror

The court will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8:30 a.m..

Pumpkin explodes on Federal Way porch; no injuries  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample of the Federal Way Police crime blotter: Armed robbery: At 2:11 p.m. Sept. 19, 7-11 store on Southwest 320th Street, two unknown ...

Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings  Federal Way Mirror

Students will have a seat at the proverbial school board table come September.

The Chopped Leaf offers healthy dining alternative  Covington-Maple Valley Reporter

Federal Way couple opens first U.S. location of Canadian restaurant.

String of robberies prompts police to warn residents of targeted Federal Way area  Federal Way Mirror

Police urge residents passing through the area of First Avenue South and South 330th Street to be alert.

Schrier leads Rossi in hotly-contested 8th Congressional District  Federal Way Mirror

In one of the nation's most-watched general election races, Democrat Kim Schrier is leading Republican Dino Rossi for the open seat in Washington's 8th ...

$450 million bond will fix Federal Way's deteriorating schools  Federal Way Mirror

At Olympic View Elementary School, room 23 has taken on its own reputation.

King County moves to expand pre-booking diversion program  Federal Way Mirror

Three cities could get money to link low-level drug offenders to services and keep them out of jail.

2018 Red, White and Blues Festival: Fireworks, food and fun in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way's 2018 Red, White and Blues Festival starts at 4 p.m. July 4 at Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., and concludes with a fireworks show that begins ...

Mirror office moving in January  Federal Way Mirror

Five of Sound Publishing's newspapers in South King County moving to new office in Federal Way.

Friends at a loss: Who would gun down this popular student/athlete in Federal Way?  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A well-rounded athlete and scholar -- that is how people are remembering Wesley Gennings. The growing memorial at the Federal ...

Health agencies issue air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke  Federal Way Mirror

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties issued an air quality alert this week.

The show goes on for Centerstage – for now  Federal Way Mirror

Although the city of Federal Way has extended Centerstage Theatre's contract to manage the Knutzen Family Theatre by two months, the theater company says ...

Families speak out as Federal Way megachurch faces financial, sexual abuse suit  Federal Way Mirror

On the heels of a sexual harassment lawsuit that was recently settled against megachurch Christian Faith Center, a local attorney is gearing up to file another ...

Woman drives car into Puget Sound at Redondo Beach  Federal Way Mirror

South King Fire and Rescue's rescue swimmers team took action Sunday evening when a woman drove her car into Puget Sound via the Redondo Beach boat ...

Federal Way police announce arrests, pending charges in four 2016 homicides  Federal Way Mirror

Two years after three men were killed in Federal Way in a 48-hour span, police announced they have solved those murders and another that occurred a month ...

Federal Way man to face murder charge in shooting death of girlfriend  Federal Way Mirror

An 18-year-old Des Moines woman – allegedly killed by her boyfriend in Kent – told a friend on social media just weeks earlier that she feared for her life ...

2017 Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast  King County

UW Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins, Federal Way High School Basketball Team Coach Jerome Collins, Assistant Coach Doug Sloane and players- Marcus ...

Federal Way looks at imposing storage facility registration fee  Federal Way Mirror

Revenue would be used to curb potential shortfall for 2019-20 budget.

Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in Federal Way city limits  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Police Department and South King Fire & Rescue remind residents that all fireworks are illegal within the Federal Way city limits. Police will ...

With school bond passage certain, FWPS leaders begin planning for construction  Federal Way Mirror

With voter approval for the $450 million construction bond sitting at 61.97 percent, Federal Way Public Schools leaders are setting plans in motion for the ...

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase  Federal Way Mirror

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

King County burn ban under way  Federal Way Mirror

To prevent wildfires amidst a summer heat wave, a burn ban in unincorporated King County went into effect on July 14. All outdoor burning is restricted save for ...

Transportation Secretary emphasizes critical role of transportation to economic development with local Mayors  King County

WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar talks about the future of transportation and infrastructure investment with South King County leaders at the monthly Good Egg ...

Federal Way Police respond to bank robbery Friday afternoon  Federal Way Mirror

Officers also arrest suspect trying to break into vehicles.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new Panther Lake Trail set for June 21  Federal Way Mirror

The City of Federal Way Parks Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. June 21 for the new Panther Lake Loop Trail.

Operation Warm: new winter coats delivered to Lake Grove students  Federal Way Mirror

South King Fire and Rescue delivers more than 130 coats to kindergarteners, first graders.

Council, community mull Federal Way police accountability  Federal Way Mirror

Excessive force lawsuits prompt police accountability review board discussions.

Family sues Federal Way School District over bullying claims  KOMO News

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A local family has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Way School District, claiming their daughter has suffered from bullying for too ...

Judge rules teen suspected of Federal Way murder will be tried as adult  Federal Way Mirror

A King County judge ruled Monday that a teenage boy charged in the murder of another Federal Way teen will be tried as an adult.

Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot  Federal Way Mirror

Two separate kindergarten classes share one room at Wildwood Elementary.

Federal Way School District to place $33 million levy on February ballot  Federal Way Mirror

In a Feb. 13 special election, Federal Way Public Schools will ask voters to approve a levy that would fund essential staff, educational programs and day-to-day ...

Two Federal Way police cars collide in Walmart parking lot  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Update: Missing Federal Way woman found in Steel Lake  Federal Way Mirror

UPDATE: Federal Way police report that Inderjit Singh's body was recovered March 30 in Steel Lake. A citizen had called to report a person floating in the lake ...

Driver who crashed, burned sports car June 13 near Kent rolled similar BMW in 2014  Federal Way Mirror

A 28-year-old man, who crashed and burned his sports car two weeks ago near Kent killing himself and his passenger, a 27-year-old Federal Way man, rolled a ...

It's Not Just Pilots. Labor Shortage Looms For Other Key Aviation Jobs  NW News Network

It's no secret that the aviation industry is facing a shortage of airline pilots. But that isn't the only aviation career grappling with a labor shortage.

Speeding driver killed in rollover crash overnight in Federal Way  KOMO News

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - A speeding driver was killed after crashing his car overnight in Federal Way.Police and medics responded to the scene, about a block ...

Suspect stabs woman as she walks to Park 16 Apartments  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Correct distance: On May 14, police were called to the 32000 block of 11th Place South regarding a ...

Federal Way teens graduate from the Washington Youth Academy  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way teens graduate from the Washington Youth Academy. Ten teens from the Federal Way area were among the 149 cadets who graduated from the ...

Federal Way blogger takes a stand against panhandling  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way resident hopes to raise awareness about begging with Saturday's event.

Kent Police Officer Moreno distinguished himself in community  Federal Way Mirror

Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno — killed Sunday in the line of duty when struck by another officer's vehicle — never hesitated to take his job to a higher level.

Federal Way high schools schedule FAFSA/WASFA completion week  Federal Way Mirror

In December, each of the Federal Way Public Schools high schools will be offering financial aid application support to student scholars and families. As part of ...

Federal Way mayor gets a pay raise  Federal Way Mirror

Independent Salary Commission also authorized slight increase for City Council.

Washington leads legal challenge banning access to 3D printed guns  Federal Way Mirror

The AG's office plans to file a lawsuit blocking a website from disseminating digital firearm files.

School board approves competency-based model for two Federal Way alternative schools  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way school board unanimously voted to waive standard graduation requirements for two alternative high schools at its regular meeting Tuesday.

The king of cup stacking: Federal Way man is one of the fastest around  Federal Way Mirror

Ezekiel McDowell recently won the Northwest cup-stacking championships.

Property tax levy for fingerprinting is 'godsend to law enforcement,' says King County sheriff  Federal Way Mirror

Civil liberty advocates argue that the ballot measure's language opens the door for inaccurate facial ID technology.

Federal Way school district facilities a concern moving forward  Federal Way Mirror

While Federal Way Public Schools has made strides in implementing a strategic plan and improving test scoring and attendance in the public, one key ...

Officers arrest 12 people in South Sound drug trafficking raids  Federal Way Mirror

A Federal Way man was among the dozen people arrested Tuesday as more than 150 law enforcement officers and agents fanned out across the Puget Sound ...

City faces $850000 budget shortfall for 2018  Federal Way Mirror

Officials are considering increases to utility, admissions taxes.

Latest IRG applications prompt concerns over traffic, environmental issues  Federal Way Mirror

Recent applications from Industrial Realty Group to develop the former Weyerhaeuser campus were met with opposition from residents at Tuesday night's City ...

Break the Chains 5K helps woman leave sex trafficking industry  Federal Way Mirror

While working as a prostitute in 2015 at a motel along Pacific Highway South, Jennifer Tucker encountered the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking's Break ...

8th Congressional District Democrats weigh in on issues in Auburn  Federal Way Mirror

Three Democrats in the running to face likely Republican front-runner Dino Rossi this fall in the race to succeed Rep. Dave Reichert for the 8th Congressional ...

Candidates announce plans for 30th District legislative seat runs  Federal Way Mirror

Claire Wilson will run for state Senate, and Mark Greene is seeking state representative position 2.

Longtime volunteer Roger Hunt dies  Federal Way Mirror

Longtime local volunteer Roger Hunt died Sunday. He was 73.

Smith vs. Smith: Newcomer tries to shake up 9th Congressional District  Federal Way Mirror

District spans from Seattle and Bellevue to Federal Way and Tacoma. Democratic socialist candidate challenges longtime incumbent Adam Smith in primary.

Celebrate Earth Day by recycling on April 21  Federal Way Mirror

In the spirit of Earth Day Weekend, the city of Federal Way is hosting a free, one-stop recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Wild Waves ...

Federal Way Olympians chasing medals in Pyeongchang  Federal Way Mirror

Like many local residents tuning into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Mike and Kay Pattison, owners of Pattison's West Skating Center in Federal Way, will be ...

Federal Way PD, community come together to support officer's family  Federal Way Mirror

Officer Frank Martin lost his battle to colon cancer Monday morning.

Bothell dog trainer under fire for animal abuse  Federal Way Mirror

A video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to train a dog was not animal abuse, county says.

Former postal worker indicted for stealing mail  Federal Way Mirror

Mail handler from Federal Way allegedly stole, pawned electronics.

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