Andy Hobbs

Legal marijuana: State approves 3 stores for Federal Way, but city still says no

Up to three recreational marijuana retail stores will be allowed in Federal Way, according to new rules announced last week by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

Renovation in Westway opens door for struggling family

April Hoffman wants her children to have a stable home. Her twin 15-year-old sons, DaShaun and Marschae Davis-Sanders, were born with cerebral palsy. DaShaun needs a wheelchair to get around, but their current apartment is not handicapped-accessible.

FW Symphony hires executive director Anna James Miller

You can call her the Pied Piper of Federal Way, she said.

Apartment complex slated for school district’s old bus yard

A new development that includes 308 multi-family housing units has been proposed at the Federal Way School District's former transportation center.

Photo ticket dropped after driver argues school zone’s legality

A Federal Way resident’s photo ticket was dismissed after the driver argued the legality of a school zone. Stephen Cramer received a ticket from photo enforcement cameras for allegedly driving 28 mph in a 20 mph school zone on 21st Avenue SW, adjacent to the Fred Meyer.

Man files million-dollar claim after crashing runaway suspect

In June, Jess Todd filed a claim for damages worth $1 million with the City of Federal Way. Todd said Federal Way police endangered the public by failing to stop traffic and take proper safety precautions to prevent the collision.

Consignment shop fills plus-size clothing niche in FW | PHOTOS

After years of shopping and bargain-hunting, Laura Dinius realized that consignment stores for plus-size women's clothing are hard to find.

Health department investigates SKFR firefighter after candidate files complaint

South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR) will retain legal counsel for a firefighter who is under investigation by the state Department of Health.

Federal Way cop resigns over alleged sexual misconduct

A Federal Way police officer has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct, which included sending lewd photos and text messages to a crime victim.

Desna Cup sports and culture festival returns to Federal Way

As one of Federal Way's biggest cultural festivals, the annual Desna Cup returns this month with soccer, volleyball, food and activities for the whole family.

Coffee roaster and wholesaler Caffe D’arte will move to FW

Coffee roaster and wholesaler Caffe D'arte will move its headquarters to Federal Way in 2014.

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.

Primary election candidate forum: City council, school board

The Federal Way Mirror is hosting candidate forums for contested city council and school board races in the 2013 primary elections. Forum will run 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (July 31) at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St.

Family’s pet pygmy goat must go, says city animal control

A Federal Way family faces an emotional dilemma after neighbors complained about the odor from their pet pygmy goats.

SKFR firefighter disciplined for Facebook message to patient

A South King Fire and Rescue firefighter was disciplined and charged with professional misconduct after contacting a patient he treated during an emergency response.

Beach walker cleans up after litterbugs in Redondo | PHOTOS

When the tide is low, Sharon Morehouse walks along the Puget Sound, starting from her home in the Woodmont area of Des Moines and turning around near Salty's in Redondo.

City attorney apologizes for blocking citizen’s comment about investigation

Federal Way's city attorney has apologized for blocking a citizen from commenting on a city-funded investigation during a public meeting.

Man confesses to murder over heroin deal at Palisades Park

A jail inmate has confessed to a murder that allegedly occurred in April over a heroin deal at a secluded Federal Way park.

PowellsWood Storytelling Festival returns to Federal Way | VIDEO

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is returning to Federal Way for the second year to host the best storytellers in the world.

3 apartment complexes will break ground in Federal Way

Construction is expected to begin this year on three apartment complexes in Federal Way with a combined total of nearly 900 units.