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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.

 

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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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Military couple loses everything in U-Haul theft outside Federal Way hotel

Mary McQuilkin and Miles Brodsky had their stuff stolen on Aug. 18; moving truck still missing.

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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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Legislators target local community building projects

Money will go toward affordable housing, youth services and more in Federal Way area.

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Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo

Former school nurse in Federal Way sentenced for sexual misconduct with a minor

Mark David Glenn, an Auburn resident, must register as a sex offender.

Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo
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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.

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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.
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Visitors welcome to explore Washington state parks, recreation lands for free on Juneteenth

June 19 marks the fourth Discover Pass-free day in June.

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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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Auburn man charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The man, who is related to the girl’s father, faces charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for April 25 shooting.

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Police search for suspect in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The girl’s father was initially arrested by police, but further investigation has revealed a new suspect.

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(L-R) Assistant Chief Rick Chaney, Capt. Craig Ellenbolt, and firefighter Courtney Cullison. Photo courtesy of South King Fire

8 firefighters honored for saving mother from burning Auburn home

South King Fire and Rescue crews responded to reports of a mother, baby trapped in a burning home on Jan. 20.

(L-R) Assistant Chief Rick Chaney, Capt. Craig Ellenbolt, and firefighter Courtney Cullison. Photo courtesy of South King Fire
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Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments open at Auburn, Kent clinics

Appointments available through April 26, says Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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Local artists wanted to design limited-edition ORCA Cards

Applications due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.

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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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