Raechel Dawson

Raechel posted 140 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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Middle school honors recipients of the Wesley Gennings Inspirational Athlete award

For the second year, Saghalie Middle School honored two students with the…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 2:54pm

Federal Way City Council expected to vote on new hotel in early July

With the Performing Arts and Event Center nearly complete, city officials have…

  • Jun 21st, 2017 9:59am

Federal Way police seeking information on suspect who attacked girl on way to bus stop

Police are still looking into an assault of a 17-year-old girl who…

  • Jun 19th, 2017 2:52pm

Federal Way school board approves $450 million bond for November ballot

Voters will have the chance to vote on a $450 million schools…

  • Jun 15th, 2017 3:19pm

Gov. Jay Inslee visits Thomas Jefferson High School to discuss fully funding education | Video

Students, parents and teachers at Thomas Jefferson High School sat down with…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 11:00am

Federal Way woman charged for murdering 2-year-old boy

King County prosecutors charged a Federal Way woman last week for murdering…

  • Jun 12th, 2017 11:07am

Federal Way schools to change bell schedule next school year

Due to a bus driver shortage across the Federal Way school district,…

  • Jun 10th, 2017 9:00am

Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot

Two separate kindergarten classes share one room at Wildwood Elementary. Multiple entry…

  • Jun 9th, 2017 9:55am

Former Federal Way student charged with making bomb threats, harassment

King County prosecutors believe a former Todd Beamer High School student is…

  • Jun 8th, 2017 2:56pm

Lakota Middle Schoolers hosting medical supplies drive to help Venezuelans in crisis

Sophia Martinez’s parents are honest with her about Venezuela. She’s heard about…

  • Jun 6th, 2017 8:06am

Federal Way man with head trauma, alcohol level of .58, found deceased in road

Federal Way police are investigating the death of a 34-year-old local man.…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 6:52pm

Federal Way organizations feed low-income, homeless students during summer months

Most students eagerly count down the remaining days until they can rush…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 12:13pm

Young and the homeless in Federal Way

As a child, Sarah C. stayed in hotels with her mom. In…

  • May 26th, 2017 9:54am

Black Student Union’s Save Our Streets event sparks dialogue to reunite community

“Young, black and intelligent.” “Young, black and intelligent.” “Young, black and intelligent,”…

  • May 23rd, 2017 12:41pm

Federal Way police arrest homeless woman who stabbed Wal-Mart employee

A homeless woman stabbed a Federal Way Wal-Mart loss prevention employee on…

  • May 22nd, 2017 2:23pm

Federal Way loses 9 businesses in huge Sunday fire

Kathy Peterson and her husband got the call Sunday morning. Their Emerald…

  • May 26th, 2017 3:15pm

Federal Way City Council approves multi-family code amendments

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved several code amendments for multi-family…

  • May 19th, 2017 3:57pm

Federal Way City Council officially approves New Markets Tax Credits

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved the use of New Markets…

  • May 18th, 2017 3:13pm

Federal Way’s Quiet and Healthy Skies Task Force to deliver report in December

No, Federal Wayans, you are not crazy. More airplanes have been flying…

  • May 18th, 2017 1:40pm

Federal Way author reflects on JFK’s life, legacy, assassination as 100th birthday approaches

At 7 years old, Dean Owen’s life changed. Sitting in his second-grade…

  • May 17th, 2017 12:33pm

Thomas Jefferson Black Student Union to host peaceful march to connect community, combat struggles

Jamarkus Springfield saw the crime. He saw drug deals on South 288th…

  • May 15th, 2017 10:05am

Federal Way officials announce opening day for Performing Arts and Event Center

The Performing Arts and Event Center is scheduled to open in 101…

  • May 12th, 2017 3:44pm

Lightning strikes Federal Way apartments

An apartment building in Federal Way was struck by lightning on Friday.…

  • May 12th, 2017 3:59pm

Federal Way, cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence

Although Federal Way crime is down from last year, gang violence is…

  • May 11th, 2017 8:44am

Federal Way High School Pacific Islander ‘family’ provides safe space for learning culture

About 30 students held hands. Heads bowed in spiritual prayer, the Federal…

  • May 9th, 2017 10:01am

Federal Way City Council to vote on multi-family housing code amendments

The Federal Way City Council plans to vote on a series of…

  • May 5th, 2017 2:38pm

Federal Way man charged with promoting prostitution while in jail for same charge

King County prosecutors recently charged a Federal Way man for breaking a…

  • May 1st, 2017 9:34am

Federal Way school district adopts high school English language arts curriculum

Federal Way Public Schools is planning on investing $1.2 million into student…

  • Apr 28th, 2017 10:25am

Thomas Jefferson grad wins $10,000 on ‘The Price is Right’

Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe Federal Wayans have natural talent for guessing…

  • Apr 26th, 2017 1:55pm

Gang member, teen charged in Federal Way drive-by murder

King County prosecutors recently charged two of three suspects in the drive-by…

  • Apr 24th, 2017 3:44pm

Federal Way police arrest suspects in Friday drive-by

Federal Way police arrested two suspects in a drive-by shooting on Friday.…

  • Apr 24th, 2017 3:33pm

Federal Way community defends violence prevention recommendations

Evan Cook looked out across the council chambers. He had an audience.…

  • Apr 21st, 2017 1:06pm

Two arrested, one charged in Federal Way drive-by murder

Federal Way police have arrested three suspects in the drive-by murder that…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 4:38pm

Save Weyerhaeuser Campus hosting walk Saturday in conjunction with Earth Day

Tree huggers, nature-lovers and green activists unite. With Earth Day upon us,…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 11:06am

City of Federal Way under fire in class action lawsuit for ‘illegal’ school zone

One company, two Tacoma residents and a Federal Way resident are suing…

  • Apr 17th, 2017 11:18am

Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings

Students will have a seat at the proverbial school board table come…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 9:06am

Update: Victim identified in Federal Way murder on Tuesday

Federal Way police are searching for witnesses who saw a 19-year-old killed…

  • Apr 13th, 2017 1:14pm

Breaking: Pacific Highway partially closed as Federal Way police investigate murder

Federal Way police are currently investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man.…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 6:00pm

Clean water paramount in underdeveloped countries

Samuel Irungu knows how important clean water is. The web developer for…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 9:40am

Public Disclosure Commission investigating Federal Way City Council candidate

After a complaint was filed in mid-March, the Public Disclosure Commission is…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 9:11am