Andy Hobbs

Merger adds muscle to conservation in Federal Way | EarthCorps joins Friends of the Hylebos

Two forces have combined to enhance Federal Way’s urban wilderness experiences and overall quality of life.Friends of the Hylebos joined EarthCorps in a partnership that’s… Continue reading

King County libraries seek property tax levy in Feb. election

For the Feb. 9 election, the King County Library System (KCLS) will ask voters to approve a property tax levy lid lift for one year.… Continue reading

PowellsWood Garden cultivates a tranquil escape into nature

After a three-month renovation, PowellsWood will reopen to the public on June 22-23. Much of the garden was replanted and more open spaces were created.

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.

One Day Federal Way: Teens pledge to end bullying

Positivity is the best way to end bullying and violence in schools, according to the Advancing Leadership Youth Class of 2013.

Councilwoman files complaint over mayor’s ‘angry’ behavior

The city has hired an investigator to look into a complaint filed against Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest.

Federal Way economy wins with diving trials | Andy Hobbs

Federal Way earned exposure in media outlets nationwide, from NBC and ESPN to metro dailies like the Washington Post and Miami Herald. Smaller newspapers and college publications reported on their local divers.

Quality of life grows in Federal Way’s gardens | Andy Hobbs

Under the leadership of Mike Stanley, the Federal Way Community Garden Foundation is sprouting some serious wings.

106-year-old evangelist still hard at work

Otis G. Clark turned 106 on Feb. 13, 2009, and still works as a traveling evangelist. His secret to longevity? "Get on God's side," said Clark, who lives in unincorporated King County near the Pierce County line.

Cagesport MMA: Springboard for Washington fighters

Local fighter Chanti "The Brooklyn Knight" Johnson defeated Branden Hempleman at Cagesport MMA, held May 15 at Emerald Queen Casino.In the seventh fight of the… Continue reading

Stacks Burgers, Fries and Shakes replaces Mooyah in Federal Way

Stacks Burgers, Fries, and Shakes will hold its grand opening Oct. 4 in Federal Way.

Local bloggers make their mark in the Information Age

By Andy Hobbs, Mirror editor

Idealism is alive in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

I am pleased to report that idealism is alive in Federal Way.

Kochmar announces candidacy for Federal Way mayor

On Monday, Federal Way Mayor Linda Kochmar announced her candidacy to become the city's first elected mayor.Kochmar was first elected to the city council member… Continue reading

Simple living is Federal Way centenarian’s secret

Helen Van Winkle, a resident of Foundation House in Federal Way, will celebrate her 100th birthday today. What’s her secret to longevity?

Mom discovers meth-tainted apartment in Federal Way

A Federal Way woman is seeking answers after her apartment tested positive for methamphetamine residue.

Federal Way’s own space race | Andy Hobbs

At the beginning of his presidency, John F. Kennedy vowed to land a man on the moon. The feat, accomplished in 1969, marked the peak of the space race.

District 9 Congress candidates attend election forum

Congressman Adam Smith faced three out of four challengers in a primary election forum Saturday in Federal Way.

Pickpockets target elderly shoppers in the region

Police believe three or four well-dressed black male suspects are stealing wallets from shoppers at Fred Meyer, Walmart and Walgreens. Similar thefts have been reported in Kent, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Seattle and unincorporated King County between Nov. 26 and Nov. 30, according to police.

Drake ends school board campaign for TJ principal job

Liz Drake, a candidate for Federal Way School Board position 3, has been appointed principal at Thomas Jefferson High School. The announcement was made official Tuesday following a vote by the school board.