Andy Hobbs

Where’s the best pho restaurant in Federal Way?

With close to a dozen pho restaurants to choose from in Federal Way, The Mirror set out to find the city's best.

The reality of criminal gangs in South King County

A gang is a group of people who make money from criminal enterprises, and South King County has its share of gang activity.

Jim Ferrell announces candidacy for mayor of Federal Way

The announcement comes weeks after Ferrell initially declined to seek the office currently held by Mayor Skip Priest. Ferrell said his change of heart came after members of the community asked him to run. He cited a concern for public safety and the overall lack of vision from the incumbent mayor as two reasons for seeking the office.

Elvis helps FW Farmers Market launch 2013 summer season

Elvis will ring in the new summer season for the Federal Way Farmers Market, now in its 10th year.

The intersection of blight in downtown Federal Way | PHOTOS

A prime illustration of the recession's effect on Federal Way can be found at the intersection of 20th Avenue South and South 316th Street. Today, three out of four corners are plagued by garbage, graffiti, abandoned buildings and vacant lots.

‘It’s Only Rock and Soul’ features auction for drumheads signed by Pete Best, Mick Fleetwood, Hal Blaine

In a musical tribute to classic rock and soul, Centerstage Theatre will auction off autographed drumheads by three of rock's most famous drummers.

Dental clinic offers low-cost care for seniors in Federal Way

Geriatric Dental Group of WA is a nonprofit organization that offers dental services at discounts of up to 50 percent. The Federal Way clinic opened in 2007, and has served more than 1,000 patients.

Mother grieves for daughter killed in apartment shooting

Family and friends of the victims have placed candles, flowers and condolences at the entrance of the Pinewood Village Apartments. The following Federal Way residents died April 21 in what police call a domestic violence homicide.

Community seeks closure in aftermath of shooting rampage

Dozens of people packed City Hall on Wednesday for a community meeting just days after 27-year-old Dennis Clark III went on a homicidal rampage.

Names of victims emerge after deadly Federal Way shooting

The shooter, a 27-year-old male, has been identified through various media reports as Dennis Clark III.

5 dead in Federal Way apartment shootout; 8 officers placed on leave

A shootout at an apartment complex Sunday night in Federal Way has left five dead, one of whom was shot at by Federal Way police as they arrived.

Holiday Inn Express fails to materialize in Federal Way

The four-story, 91-unit hotel was slated for an empty lot at South 348th Street and Pacific Highway South, next to the Days Inn hotel.

PHOTOS: Mooyah Burgers opens first Washington franchise

The highlight is the Mooyah Burger with two hefty patties. Order it Mooyah Style with choice of cheese, tomato, pickles, lettuce, grilled onions and Mooyah Sauce.

Hundreds of FW kids storm the Sound for salmon | PHOTOS

Students from 13 schools participated in Storming the Sound for Salmon. Sponsored by the city and school district, the program immersed Federal Way children in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park.

Heartbreak hotel and the writing on the mall | Andy Hobbs

Developers for the performing arts and conference center (PACC) have suggested building a 120-room hotel. Does the city need another hotel?

Little Russia gourmet bistro seeks cultural harmony | PHOTOS

Little Russia Bistro and Cafe opened last month in the southern part of the city. Co-owners Tatyana Koshevaya and Barbara Lilly say they make an unusual but successful pair.

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.

Roger Freeman battles colon cancer: ‘I’ve always been a fighter’

The state representative from Federal Way was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Doctors discovered the cancer had spread to his liver and his lower lungs.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform at We Day Seattle | PHOTOS

Rap sensation Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed at the U.S. debut of We Day, held March 27 at Key Arena in Seattle. (Photos by Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror)

Celebrity-packed We Day wows Federal Way students | PHOTOS

Nearly 1,250 students from Federal Way schools attended the U.S. debut of the star-studded We Day, held March 27 at Key Arena in Seattle.