Andy Hobbs

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’.

DaVita settles in Federal Way office and plans to add jobs

Kidney dialysis company DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. moved its accounting and payroll operations to Federal Way — along with 350 jobs and room to grow.

Federal Way fights sex trafficking

With a dense population near 90,000 and a spectrum of socioeconomic conditions, Federal Way provides the perfect storm for human trafficking.

Federal Way man arrested for alleged threat to Obama | UPDATE

The U.S. Secret Service arrested a Federal Way resident today after he allegedly made threats to President Obama.

Economic realities of light rail in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

Who’s more likely to take public transit into Seattle for work: The well-heeled professional from Bellevue with a Lexus and the cash for parking, or the working-class joe from Federal Way who lives paycheck to paycheck?

World Vision president Rich Stearns: Faith, politics and the war on poverty | The Mirror Interview

With its U.S. headquarters in Federal Way and offices in 99 countries, World Vision is the largest Christian humanitarian relief organization in the world. World… Continue reading

Driver crashes into Federal Way storefront | Slideshow

No one was injured when a driver accidentally crashed through a Federal Way storefront on Monday morning.

Dozens of dazzling sculptures on display through Oct. 3 | World Championship of Sand Sculpting winners | VIDEO and SLIDESHOW

The World Championship of Sand Sculpting runs 10 a.m. to dusk Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hillside Plaza parking lot, 31510 20th Ave. S. (near the Federal Way Transit Center).

Lumpia World Cuisine turns food truck into restaurant

Federal Way residents Derrick and Eleanor Ellis are expanding their Lumpia World Cuisine food truck to a full-fledged storefront restaurant with a bigger menu.

Peeping Tom: Practicing pervert or potential burglar?

A Federal Way woman said she may buy a shotgun after spotting a "peeping tom" on her property.The woman, who is in her 50s and… Continue reading

Federal Way’s quality of life depends on you | Andy Hobbs

Do you like living in Federal Way? If so, share the love — and your city could love you back.

Failure of South King Fire and Rescue’s Prop. 1 means cutbacks in service

Proposition One, also known as South King Fire and Rescue's proposed service benefit charge, failed at the Aug. 17 primary election.Results as of Tuesday night… Continue reading

Report cards mean business for Federal Way private tutors

At least two Federal Way tutoring businesses report an uptick in clients when report cards arrive.

Wildlife agents hunt beavers to stop floods in Federal Way

State wildlife agents hunted for beavers in Federal Way over concerns of flooding on South 373rd Street.

Want to be a real man? Then be a real father

For some men, their fathers were home physically but not emotionally. Some men grew up without hearing their fathers say “I love you.” Some men never knew their fathers at all. But all men at a recent forum understood the impact a father makes in the lives of his children and family.

Lawsuit accuses Federal Way police of excessive force, falsifying evidence in 2008 murder case

A civil rights lawsuit accuses Federal Way police detectives of excessive force, unlawful arrest and manufacturing evidence against a man who was detained as a person of interest in a 2008 murder.

Dispute leads to gunfire, smashed car in Federal Way

A dispute between two estranged lovers led to gunfire and a K-9 search Saturday night in Federal Way.

Federal Way resident Mary Longhurst created a documentary about one of Federal Way's most treasured gems."The Hylebos: Discovering a Hidden Jewel" is an 18-minute film… Continue reading

Bully lesson: Nautilus students wear orange for Halloween

On Oct. 31, students at Nautilus K-8 made a pledge to combat bullying and not become one themselves.