Andy Hobbs

It pays to pursue happiness in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

Much like on the TV show “Cheers,” sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.

Federal Way police report sighting of missing autistic teen | UPDATE

Nathan Duncan, 16, was last seen by his teacher after school on Monday, April 23, near City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S. He was riding a skateboard.

Young entrepreneur: 18-year-old owns Federal Way tanning salon

At age 18, Stephanie Burton is a full-fledged entrepreneur.Burton owns Hollywood Tan, which opened last March in the Twin Lakes area.Since opening the salon, she… Continue reading

Federal Way spouses discuss infidelity on Oprah’s network

After a fairy tale wedding and honeymoon, Jason and Debby Coleman quickly ran into trouble.

Pulmonary fibrosis: Lung disease kills as many as breast cancer | Federal Way woman starts support group

Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when lung tissue is damaged and scarred. This incurable disease hinders the ability to breathe as the scar tissue thickens.

Mayor Skip Priest suspended from state bar, and that’s OK

As of May 1, he can no longer legally practice law in Washington. The administrative suspension stems from non-payment of insurance.

Pet goat saga ends as city council denies code revision

The Federal Way City Council denied a girl's effort to change city code so that she could keep a pygmy goat as her household pet.

Flygare to run for District 30 state rep. in 2012

Former city council candidate Roger Flygare has announced his bid for District 30 state representative position 1. The position is held by Democrat Mark Miloscia, who is forgoing re-election to the Legislature in order to run for state auditor in 2012.

Centenarian finds longevity through healthy and positive living

Olga Bouvier’s secret to longevity really isn’t a secret at all.

Primary debate recap: Federal Way School Board candidates | ELECTION 2011

Federal Way candidates in the August primary election shared their views in a public forum. Danny Peterson, Liz Drake and Carrie BeSerra are vying for Federal Way School Board position 3, which is being vacated by current board member Amye Bronson-Doherty.

Nursery upgrade at St. Francis Hospital is good news for moms and preemies

On Aug. 23, the Federal Way hospital opened its Special Care Nursery. The new nursery is certified at Level 2, allowing care of infants born four to six weeks premature with minor health problems.

For better or worse, South King Fire depends on voters

South King Fire and Rescue faces a critical financial crossroads in 2012, in what the district calls a permanent reset to its overstretched business model.

Flag Day: ‘Our flag is more than a piece of cloth’ | PHOTOS

The U.S. flag is more than just a piece of cloth. "It represents the people we serve. It represents the people we are willing to die for," said Col. Robin Blanchard, the keynote speaker at the annual Flag Day Ceremony in Federal Way.

Skybridge is Federal Way’s missing link | Andy Hobbs

My family and I risked our lives while pretending to be tourists in downtown Federal Way — figuratively speaking, of course. More on that in a minute.

Post office consolidation in Federal Way

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell its property at 32829 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way and transfer mail operations to the Twin Lakes… Continue reading

Power generator will aid emergency shelter in Federal Way

The December 2006 windstorms that knocked out power across the region also led to improved emergency preparedness in Federal Way.St. Vincent de Paul Church emerged… Continue reading

Cagesport MMA: Kirkland’s Brooklyn Knight is still the crowd favorite

Local mixed martial arts fighter Chanti "Brooklyn Knight" Johnson won by TKO over Roy Bradshaw at Cagesport XI, held July 24 in Tacoma. As the main event, Johnson (7-2) and Bradshaw (4-3) took the fight into the second round at Emerald Queen Casino. After an even first round, Johnson quickly gained the upper hand, trapping Bradshaw and delivering a blitzkrieg of punches to the head.

Too individualized for society to accept

Like every city and town, Federal Way depends on “the 200.”

Maricel’s Mini Cupcakes sells divine treats in Federal Way

Five days a week, Maricel Rodrigo wakes at 3 a.m. to bake hundreds of tiny gourmet cupcakes from scratch. Among the dozen flavors offered at Maricel's, creme brulee is her most popular — a vanilla cake filled with rich homemade custard and topped with caramelized sugar. Other customer favorites include the white chocolate guava, red velvet and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes.