Andy Hobbs

Metal theft: Federal Way leaders lobby for tougher laws

The problem has increased alongside the rising costs of scrap metal. Federal Way reported a loss of $110,000 in 2012 from copper wire theft. In May, thieves stole about 4 miles of copper wire from Sound Transit's Link track in Tukwila.

Medical marijuana in WA: Patients and defenders | Part 2 of series

The people who run the medical marijuana clinics in Washington state control the supply and prices.Patients pay about $10 per gram of marijuana, or about… Continue reading

Arson suspect in police standoff at Federal Way condo

At 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Federal Way police were called to the 100 block of South 340th Place at the Heritage Condos. The caller reported witnessing a physical assault without weapons, according to police.

Fake service dogs: Pet owners exploit ADA loophole

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 grants specific rights and prohibits discrimination related to service dogs. However, some pet owners bring their non-service dogs into public establishments like restaurants and grocery stores.

Like it or not, Federal Way will build civic center | Andy Hobbs

Unlike five years ago, the current economic climate favors the buyer.

Tsunami ravages Federal Way’s sister city of Hachinohe, Japan

Federal Way's sister city of Hachinohe, Japan, is dealing with the aftermath of one of the strongest earthquakes in recent history.A tsunami was triggered March… Continue reading

Diving trials mean tourism dollars for Federal Way

The 2012 United States Olympic Diving Trials run this week at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Todd Beamer JROTC cadets connect with seniors and veterans through community service

Retired veterans in Federal Way recently went back to boot camp. Their mission? Learning to use a cellphone.

Federal Way elects Siamese cat | Andy Hobbs

After a long and controversial campaign, Lilly will become Federal Way’s first elected mayor.Lilly, a Siamese cat and political outsider, will take office April 1.“The… Continue reading

Guy and goat walk from Bellingham to L.A. for cancer research | VIDEO

Matt Gregory is walking from Bellingham to Los Angeles with a goat named Vickie.

The military: America’s most influential educator

If you have a loved one serving in the U.S. military this holiday weekend, you understand the sacrifices of a military career.These sacrifices contribute more… Continue reading

Federal Way superintendent moves to Enumclaw

Previous superintendents have lived in the Federal Way School District boundaries, but unlike some school districts, residency is not a requirement in Federal Way.

State sues UPS after crash injures Federal Way pastor

A keyless ignition system may be linked to the December crash in Federal Way. The UPS truck reportedly went over an embankment, ejecting the pastor before pinning him against a tree for nearly 40 minutes. Rescue crews had to use the jaws of life. The truck's driver suffered minor injuries, according to a police report.

Federal Way will hire more police officers

Federal Way will hire more police to patrol the city.

Federal Way service clubs unite behind diaper drive

The Federal Way Community Service Club Network is launching a quarterly project to stock the shelves at South King County’s largest charity.

Cracks in road and sidewalks concern Twin Lakes resident

Sandra Bagnuk has lived in her Twin Lakes home on SW 327th Street since 1968. She takes her dogs for daily walks, and recently, she noticed new cracks forming on the sidewalks, curbs and streets.

Black and white and gray all over | Andy Hobbs

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." - Isaac Newton's third law of motionThis is not a lesson in physics, but rather… Continue reading

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.

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.

Federal Way Community Center brims with senior activities, road trips

From pickleball matches and bridge games to art classes and road trips, the Federal Way Community Center is a premier recreational hub for local seniors.