Heidi Jacobs

Employees at The Chopped Leaf prepare fresh ingredients for the restaurant’s bowls, salads and wraps. Courtesy Kevin Dueck

The Chopped Leaf offers healthy dining alternative

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


Raina Labrum plays with her dog, Riven, right, as well as Daisy, center, and Poby, left, at Piper’s Playground indoor dog park in Federal Way. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Piper’s Playground offers indoor play space for dogs

Federal Way’s first indoor dog park opened Jan. 18.


Football all in the family for Kentwood quarterback

Being a quarterback runs in Justin Seiber’s family. “My dad played quarterback in high school,” the Kentwood High School senior said. “My uncle played quarterback.… Continue reading


Budget woes: Kent School District addresses deficit to balance finances

While the Kent School District ends the fiscal year with a nearly $7 million negative balance, officials are working to make sure that doesn’t happen… Continue reading

Kent School District, teachers reach contract agreement as new school year begins

The Kent Education Association (KEA), the union which represents teachers in the Kent School District, approved a two-year contract on Tuesday, just in time for… Continue reading

Kent School District looks to fill vacant board seat

The Kent School District is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy for the District No. 1 school board position. The new board member will serve… Continue reading

Thousands flock to Museum of Flight to view eclipse

Cheers and applause erupted from a crowd of a few thousand of people gathered outside the Museum of Flight in Tukwila on Monday as the… Continue reading

Kent School District faces estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall

As students and teachers in Kent prepare for school to start Aug. 31, district officials face an estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall. “For the past… Continue reading

‘Newest Gator’ Johnson takes on challenge as new Green River College president

Suzanne Johnson takes on the challenge as president at Green River College

Three candidates remain for Kent School Board position

Three candidates are vying for the District No. 4 director position on the Kent School Board in the Aug. 1 primary. Bryon Madsen and Denise… Continue reading

Schedule changes planned for Kent School District

A typical school week for students in the Kent School District will look different beginning this fall. All students will attend school for 6 hours… Continue reading

Outstanding Kentwood senior graduates

During his four years at Kentwood High School, Warren Bacote-Wilson has found his place and made an impact. The senior, who will graduate alongside his… Continue reading

Two men arrested for vandalism at Kentwood High School

Two men were arrested early Friday morning for allegedly vandalizing Kentwood High School. Covington police responded to the school around midnight on Friday, after being… Continue reading

Kentlake senior overcomes challenges, embraces diversity

Kentlake High School senior Jayke Chavez has embraced the diversity in the Kent School District, emerging as a leader among his peers. Home-schooled until he… Continue reading

Kentridge’s Cronk wins state high jump title

After narrowly missing a state berth last season, Kentridge junior Tyler Cronk is the 4A boys state high jump champion. His jump of 6 feet,… Continue reading

Suzanne Johnson named next Green River president

The Green River Board of Trustees selected the college’s next president during a special board meeting