Andy Hobbs

Mirror launches Best of Federal Way contest and new website | Publisher’s Note

I am excited to announce that voting is officially under way for the Mirror’s Best of Federal Way awards. Now in its 20th year, this… Continue reading

Mirror’s relationship with community will continue | Publisher’s Note

My newspaper career began more than two decades ago with a daily pedal-powered delivery route in a small Midwestern town that included a cranky customer… Continue reading

Dennis Kucinich will discuss Social Security at Highline CC

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) will be the keynote speaker next month at a local forum on Social Security.

Federal Way gardens nurture children with autism | PHOTOS

Federal Way's community gardens give youth with autism a place to grow.

South King Fire honors citizen heroes for saving lives

South King Fire recently recognized heroes in three life-or-death situations from 2012.

Election forum: South King Fire commissioner candidates

The failure of 2010’s proposed service benefit charge (also known as Prop. 1) shaped much of the conversation during the Oct. 12 candidates forum at Federal Way High School’s little theater.

Federal Way pastor fights critical injuries from UPS truck crash

Mark Haukaas is expected to survive following the accident, which took place about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 36000 block of 1st Avenue South.

Federal Way and the carousel effect | Andy Hobbs

On a recent out-of-state trip, my children boarded a classic carousel, bedazzled by twin rows of painted ponies that bobbed to calliope music.

Tide detergent: Hottest item on the black market?

A slew of recent media reports suggest that Tide laundry detergent is the hottest commodity in the nation's black market.

‘Trade secrets’ muddle skyscraper plans in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

For now, let’s forget about that proposal to build three skyscrapers in downtown Federal Way. What we have here, aside from a failure to communicate, is a real estate problem.

Federal Way’s paved paradise | Andy Hobbs

The mall's parking lot hosted a classic car show, a sand sculpting festival and a farmers market. The events claimed their own sections of asphalt that stretched from Sears to Macy's. The Northwest Sand Festival continues through Sept. 3, and the Federal Way Farmers Market runs Saturdays through October.

Woman hunts for grandpa’s funny fart story | Andy Hobbs

One morning, Bill Hicks accidentally swallowed his hearing aid with his pills.

Federal Way’s hot parking lot fantasies | Andy Hobbs

Doctor: Please bring me up to speed on why you’re seeking therapy.

Elected mayor initiative: Prop. 1 passing at 51 percent

Proposition 1, an initiative to change Federal Way's form of government, is passing with 51.35 percent of the vote.

Residents form Occupy Federal Way

The anti-corporate protest started by Occupy Wall Street in New York City has spread across the country to include cities like Seattle, Tacoma and now Federal Way.

Washington’s first black political appointee lived in FW

As the nation honors Black History Month, there is a local connection to celebrate: Federal Way was once home to Washington's first black political appointee, John Conna.

Federal Way TV commercial begins airing today | VIDEO

The 30-second advertisement features the slogan "Think smart. Move fast. Think Federal Way." It begins airing today ESPN, Fox News and CNBC.

Federal Way single parents struggle with poverty

In Federal Way, almost one out of three single parents are likely to live in poverty.

All-American buffet mentality | Andy Hobbs

The buffet tempts your self-control like a forbidden apple in the Garden of Eatin’.