Raechel Dawson

Raechel posted 95 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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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,”…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 9:44am

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

Federal agencies to offer $5,000 reward for information on Federal Way firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that helps catch four…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 4:26pm

Yakima man dead after driving into Federal Way retention pond

A man from Yakima was killed after his vehicle drove into a…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 10:17am

Federal Way Licensing moves after 20 years

Federal Way Licensing Services has moved locations after 20 years. The 40-year-old…

  • Feb 6th, 2017 2:22pm

Man charged for sex trafficking local teen in Oregon

Federal court charges man for taking Federal Way girl to Oregon for criminal sexual activity

  • Feb 6th, 2017 2:17pm

Federal Way mayor: ‘State of the city is strong’

With new businesses expected to open this year, a task force to…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 3:06pm

Officials reach agreement on Federal Way Link Extension’s impact to Mark Twain Elementary

Light rail will cut across Mark Twain Elementary school’s playground once it…

  • Jan 30th, 2017 1:15pm

Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts raises $1.1 million for PAEC campaign

Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts President Joann Piquette recently announced…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 4:11pm

Federal Way Day Center celebrates grand opening

A shower. A long-distance phone call. Or maybe a place to sit…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 10:58am

School safety a top priority for district

The safety and security of students attending Federal Way Public Schools continues…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 10:57am

Update: Propane tanks explode in Federal Way trash burn

Federal Way police and South King Fire and Rescue responded to a…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 1:15pm

Federal Way creates Homeless Mothers and Children Initiative

A shopping cart lay on its side in the middle of a…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 1:02pm

Convicted murderer sentenced to 15-75 months for attempted child molestation at Federal Way park

A convicted murderer pleaded guilty to attempted child molestation and was sentenced…

  • Jan 19th, 2017 1:47pm

Federal Way City Council considers Transportation Benefit District, car tab fees

Residents spoke out against a potential car tab fee during a Federal…

  • Jan 19th, 2017 1:37pm

Federal Way community celebrates 6th annual MLK Jr. Day | Photos

Lawrence Garrett looked out at a crowd of about 100 people. Quoting…

  • Jan 19th, 2017 3:54pm

Federal Way remains competitive with business license fee increase

As businesses in Federal Way prepared for the new year, some may…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 11:46am

Martin Luther King Jr. Day speakers reflect on how this year’s celebration differs from past

Black Lives Matter protests, a proposed ban on Muslims in the United…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 10:25am

Federal Way suspicious death now homicide, victim identified

Federal Way police are treating Wednesday’s suspicious death as a homicide after…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 9:28am

Federal Way woman injured in car accident Wednesday morning

A Federal Way woman is among two injured and one deceased in…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 1:36pm