Raechel Dawson

Raechel posted 113 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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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

Prosecutors charge Federal Way man in Saturday murder

King County prosecutors charged a Federal Way man Monday in a murder…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:43am

New Markets Tax Credits come up short for Federal Way’s performing arts center

Expectations: Fully paying for the $33 million Performing Arts and Event Center…

  • Apr 10th, 2017 9:40am

Sound Transit announces property acquisition letters coming to Federal Way

Sound Transit announces property acquisition letters coming to Federal Way

  • Apr 6th, 2017 2:01pm

Highline student finds opportunities vast in America

Too young to remember it herself, Karina Abramchuk was told life before…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 10:25am

Book tells Brooklake Community Center’s storied past

A speakeasy during Prohibition, a brothel on the second floor and a…

  • Mar 27th, 2017 12:22pm

Federal Way City Council backtracks on new city logo

In what appears to be a back-and-forth match of ping pong, the…

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 1:27pm

Federal Way’s Oriental Garden Center to close after 57 years

After 57 years in Federal Way, the Oriental Garden Center will close…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:54am

Federal Way family opens The Hoarders Attic to provide life for son with cerebral palsy

When the Kennishes’ home began to look like an episode of “Hoarders,”…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 11:46am

School board approves competency-based model for two Federal Way alternative schools

The Federal Way school board unanimously voted to waive standard graduation requirements…

  • Mar 17th, 2017 11:56am

Burien woman charged in Federal Way shooting

King County prosecutors recently charged a Burien woman for shooting at two…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 11:58am

BAG feeding program helps Federal Way students bridge the gap

A student from Federal Way High School takes a backpack full of…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 9:27am

Federal Way City Council votes on new city logo

The Federal Way City Council chose a new city logo Tuesday night.…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 10:19am

Prosecutors charge man in Federal Way murder

King County prosecutors recently charged a Federal Way man in the murder…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 3:19pm

Federal Way author published in ‘Chicken Soup: Random Acts of Kindness’

When April Knight was 9 years old, her teacher asked the students…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 2:14pm

Federal Way woman shares story of immigration, domestic abuse

When Kenyan asylum seeker Nyokabi Salome Munyaka was encouraged to audition for…

  • Mar 8th, 2017 11:13am

South King Fire & Rescue proposes redirection of $5 million bond funds

Following the passage of a $39 million capital bond measure in November…

  • Mar 6th, 2017 4:20pm

Federal Way teachers upset over common English Language Arts curriculum

An English teacher for 17 years, Josh Smith looked out to Federal…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017 10:23am

Breaking news: Federal Way police arrest suspects in January murder

Federal Way police have arrested two people they believe are responsible for…

  • Mar 1st, 2017 12:09pm

Government commits to preserving 40-plus acres of former Weyerhaeuser land

Federal Way commits to work toward preserving 40-plus acres of former Weyerhaeuser land

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 9:09am

Federal Way City Council discusses city’s re-branding effort

City of Federal Way equipment and stationery could still get a new…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017 4:53pm

South King Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Plumlee to retire after 40 years of service

Assistant Fire Chief to retire after 40 years of dedication to saving lives

  • Feb 21st, 2017 1:09pm

Federal Way band prepares to play annual Sound Off! concert Friday

After taking on a new drummer last fall and practicing in their…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 1:26pm

Federal Way police searching for armed robber who stole chocolate from barber shop

Federal Way police are searching for a suspect who robbed New Era…

  • Feb 16th, 2017 5:14pm

Federal Way community remembers murdered teen in peace walk

A line of local teens stretched up the sidewalk of 21st Avenue…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 2:05pm

Federal Way girl back to active self after scoliosis surgery, bone graft

What was expected to be a routine physical for track turned into…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 12:16pm

Firefighters snuff Federal Way house fire | Update

Firefighters reported no injuries in a Federal Way house fire that occurred…

  • Feb 13th, 2017 9:32am

Federal Way City Council changes direction on Transportation Benefit District implementation

Federal Way residents may not have to pay an additional $15 fee…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 10:45am