Andy Hobbs

Federal Way Mirror

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Moving forward, the Federal Way Mirror will capitalize Black when referring to the race, ethnicity and culture of Black people. It has long been the… Continue reading


King County and Public Health have turned a former Econo Lodge motel into an emergency isolation/quarantine facility on Central Avenue in Kent. File photo

King County reports 27 coronavirus cases in homeless shelters

County has provided 60 motel vouchers so far for quarantining homeless individuals.


Joint statement from the mayors of Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, Enumclaw, Algona and Pacific was issued Sunday, March 22, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy of City of Kent

South King County mayors: Please stay home, follow best practices

Update - 6 p.m. Monday, March 23 Additional mayors across King County have added their names to the list. The mayors of Des Moines (Matt… Continue reading


Q&A with FUSION co-founder Peggy LaPorte

After 25 years, the all-volunteer charity’s mission remains the same

Federal Way mayor proposes new name for South 320th Street

Federal Way is planning to change the name of South 320th Street in order to honor U.S. military veterans. The new name, Veterans Way, would… Continue reading

Federal Way Korean Americans react to ‘surreal’ Trump-Kim summit

The historic summit in Singapore this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has especially resonated in Federal Way,… Continue reading

Publisher’s note: Help choose the Mirror’s 2018 Athletes of the Year

The Federal Way Mirror is proud to recognize the city’s top student athletes in our first Athlete of the Year contest. Athletic directors from Federal… Continue reading

Best of Federal Way 2018: 20 years and counting | SEE THE WINNERS

The Mirror honored winners at March 7 awards ceremony.

Thank you, Federal Way – let’s go for 20 more years | Publisher’s note

I am here to tell you that the Federal Way Mirror is here to stay.

Mirror launches Best of Federal Way contest and new website | Publisher’s Note

I am excited to announce that voting is officially under way for the Mirror’s Best of Federal Way awards. Now in its 20th year, this… Continue reading

Mirror’s relationship with community will continue | Publisher’s Note

My newspaper career began more than two decades ago with a daily pedal-powered delivery route in a small Midwestern town that included a cranky customer… Continue reading

Goodbye, Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

Today is my last day in Federal Way. It’s been a fun ride, and I look forward to the next phase of my career.

Watch out, burglars: Federal Way woman keeps an eye on neighborhood

While working from home, Carla Ackley also keeps an eye on her Federal Way neighborhood. No one has anointed her as the neighborhood's official watchdog — yet.

FW educators travel to Ghana and Michigan on study missions

A handful of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) officials recently traveled to Michigan and Ghana on "study missions."

Operation Warm: Cops and firefighters donate coats at Olympic View Elementary

Federal Way police teamed up with South King Fire and Rescue to deliver winter coats for children at Olympic View Elementary School.

Protesters blast Walmart’s wages and policies in Federal Way | PHOTOS

For the second year in a row, local Walmart employees protested the company's wages and policies in the weeks leading up to Black Friday.

Maloney, Burbidge and Moore lead city council races | ELECTION 2013

Early election results show Jeanne Burbidge, Kelly Maloney and Martin Moore leading their respective races for Federal Way City Council.

Ferrell leads race for Federal Way mayor | ELECTION 2013

Election results show Jim Ferrell winning the race for mayor of Federal Way.

McAnalloy and Gregory lead races for school board | ELECTION 2013

The Federal Way School Board will likely see two new faces as Geoffery McAnalloy and Carol Gregory lead their respective races.

2.5 million cards and counting: Operation Write Home reaches U.S. troops worldwide

Sandy Allnock founded Operation Write Home to help overseas military personnel do just that — send cards to their loved ones.