Andy Hobbs

One Day Federal Way homeless walk raises $5,000 for shelters | Slideshow

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21, Advancing Leadership Youth sponsored a walk to benefit Federal Way's homeless through the Reach Out Federal Way organization.

Woodmont Elementary evacuated due to gas leak

Woodmont Elementary School, 26454 16th Ave. S. in Des Moines, was evacuated about noon today due to a gas leak.The students and staff were transferred… Continue reading

Walt Schrader’s wings a-ringing | Andy Hobbs

(Ring ring)"This is Andy, can I help you?""Hey there editor, it's your good friend Walt Schrader.""Well how's my favorite local Republican today?""Can't complain, my liberal… Continue reading

Federal Way Chamber hosts District 30 state rep. candidates

Democrat Roger Flygare are running for state rep. position 1. Republican Katrina Asay and Democrat Roger Freeman are running for state rep. position 2.

The search for organized crime in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

With its stereotypes glamorized in popular culture, organized crime evokes images of ruthless mafia bosses with Brooklyn accents, sharkskin suits and machine guns.

Executive suites reduce office overhead for small businesses

One of the biggest expenses for a business is office space — and all the necessities that go with it.

State Rep. Roger Freeman prepares for chemo

The former Federal Way City Councilman said he will not call it the "c" word - cancer - just yet. He awaits more information from doctors on an official diagnosis.

Winter shelter in the works for homeless women

Reach Out Federal Way, a homeless advocacy organization, plans to open a winter shelter for homeless women in South King County.

Tourism legislation could hamper Federal Way’s economy

Federal Way leaders are concerned about the consequences of losing money for tourism promotion.

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.

Jeanne Burbidge and the spirit of service | Federal Way Mirror Interview

The Municipal League of King County has chosen Jeanne Burbidge, longtime Federal Way City Council member and former mayor, as its Public Official of the Year. Burbidge will be honored March 18 in Seattle at the league’s Centennial Celebration Dinner. The Mirror recently sat down with Burbidge to discuss public life, Federal Way’s first mayoral election — and what she would fix with a magic wand.

MLK Celebration starts new tradition in Federal Way

Federal Way schools will take on a new tradition with the annual celebration of Martin Luther King.

‘Shark Tank’ generates buzz for local Sub Zero franchise

The TV show "Shark Tank" generated a positive ripple effect for a Federal Way ice cream shop.

Economic power of veterans and food trucks | Andy Hobbs

What do veterans and food trucks have in common? Both have the power to bolster Federal Way’s community pride and economy.

School board candidates pitch solutions for Federal Way | ELECTION

The Mirror hosted an election forum Oct. 23, featuring candidates for Federal Way School Board. Candidates fielded questions from the audience. The forum was moderated by Dr. T.M. Sell of Highline Community College.

Stinky thinking in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

Earlier this month, I strolled along Dumas Bay in search of Federal Way’s foulest odor and came up short.Seaweed accumulates each summer on the beach… Continue reading

By Andy Hobbs, Mirror editor

Dr. Phil offers sage advice for Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

Editor: Dr. Phil, it appears Federal Way has a contender for the vacant downtown parking lot. Some people already hate the proposed design for the tentatively titled Crystal Palace.

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.

State of the schools: No more ‘teach, test and forget’ in Federal Way

Federal Way Superintendent Rob Neu delivered his annual State of the Schools address Wednesday, focusing on challenges in the district in the past, present and future.