Andy Hobbs

The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection is located on the Weyerhaeuser Campus in Federal Way and is open year-round.

Weyerhaeuser wants to donate Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

One of Federal Way's top cultural and tourist attractions is seeking proposals for new management.

The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection is located on the Weyerhaeuser Campus in Federal Way and is open year-round.
Federal Way resident Carole Reaney wants to start a support group for pulmonary fibrosis in South King County.

Pulmonary fibrosis: Lung disease kills as many as breast cancer | Federal Way woman starts support group

Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when lung tissue is damaged and scarred. This incurable disease hinders the ability to breathe as the scar tissue thickens.

Federal Way resident Carole Reaney wants to start a support group for pulmonary fibrosis in South King County.
Craig B. Cronister

Driver charged in death of bicyclist in Federal Way

Vehicular homicide charges were filed against a driver who struck and killed a bicyclist last month in Federal Way.

Craig B. Cronister
South King Fire and Rescue's Lt. Chris Burdyshaw holds a rock that Lt. Scott Mahlen (right) brought back from the crash site in Shanksville

9/11 memorial set for 2014 dedication in Federal Way

A steel beam from the World Trade Center, along with a rock from the crash site in Shanksville, Pa., will form the centerpiece of a 9/11 memorial in Federal Way.

South King Fire and Rescue's Lt. Chris Burdyshaw holds a rock that Lt. Scott Mahlen (right) brought back from the crash site in Shanksville
This courtesy photo shows a bud of high-grade marijuana.

Legal marijuana: State approves 3 stores for Federal Way, but city still says no

Up to three recreational marijuana retail stores will be allowed in Federal Way, according to new rules announced last week by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

This courtesy photo shows a bud of high-grade marijuana.
On Sept. 4

Renovation in Westway opens door for struggling family

April Hoffman wants her children to have a stable home. Her twin 15-year-old sons, DaShaun and Marschae Davis-Sanders, were born with cerebral palsy. DaShaun needs a wheelchair to get around, but their current apartment is not handicapped-accessible.

On Sept. 4
Anna James Miller is the new executive director of the Federal Way Symphony.

FW Symphony hires executive director Anna James Miller

You can call her the Pied Piper of Federal Way, she said.

Anna James Miller is the new executive director of the Federal Way Symphony.
A new development that includes 308 multi-family housing units has been proposed at the Federal Way School District's former transportation center at South 320th Street and 11th Place South.

Apartment complex slated for school district’s old bus yard

A new development that includes 308 multi-family housing units has been proposed at the Federal Way School District's former transportation center.

A new development that includes 308 multi-family housing units has been proposed at the Federal Way School District's former transportation center at South 320th Street and 11th Place South.
The school zone speed enforcement cameras for Saghalie Middle School are located on 21st Avenue SW

Photo ticket dropped after driver argues school zone’s legality

A Federal Way resident’s photo ticket was dismissed after the driver argued the legality of a school zone. Stephen Cramer received a ticket from photo enforcement cameras for allegedly driving 28 mph in a 20 mph school zone on 21st Avenue SW, adjacent to the Fred Meyer.

The school zone speed enforcement cameras for Saghalie Middle School are located on 21st Avenue SW
This photo shows the damage to Federal Way resident Jess Todd's 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. A suspect in a stolen truck had crashed into Todd's vehicle on May 6.

Man files million-dollar claim after crashing runaway suspect

In June, Jess Todd filed a claim for damages worth $1 million with the City of Federal Way. Todd said Federal Way police endangered the public by failing to stop traffic and take proper safety precautions to prevent the collision.

This photo shows the damage to Federal Way resident Jess Todd's 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. A suspect in a stolen truck had crashed into Todd's vehicle on May 6.
Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique is located at 32911 1st Ave. S.

Consignment shop fills plus-size clothing niche in FW | PHOTOS

After years of shopping and bargain-hunting, Laura Dinius realized that consignment stores for plus-size women's clothing are hard to find.

Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique is located at 32911 1st Ave. S.

Health department investigates SKFR firefighter after candidate files complaint

South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR) will retain legal counsel for a firefighter who is under investigation by the state Department of Health.

Federal Way cop resigns over alleged sexual misconduct

A Federal Way police officer has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct, which included sending lewd photos and text messages to a crime victim.

Desna Cup 2013 runs 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 (music concert) and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at Saghalie Middle School

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.

Desna Cup 2013 runs 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 (music concert) and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at Saghalie Middle School
Caffe D'arte will move its operations from South Seattle to Federal Way.

Coffee roaster and wholesaler Caffe D’arte will move to FW

Coffee roaster and wholesaler Caffe D'arte will move its headquarters to Federal Way in 2014.

Caffe D'arte will move its operations from South Seattle to Federal Way.
Federal Way's DaVita accounting office is located at 32275 32nd Ave. S. on the Weyerhaeuser campus.

DaVita settles in Federal Way office and plans to add jobs

Kidney dialysis company DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. moved its accounting and payroll operations to Federal Way — along with 350 jobs and room to grow.

Federal Way's DaVita accounting office is located at 32275 32nd Ave. S. on the Weyerhaeuser campus.
Federal Way City Council primary candidates at the July 31 forum held at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Pictured left to right: Diana Noble-Gulliford (position 6)

Primary election candidate forum: City council, school board

The Federal Way Mirror is hosting candidate forums for contested city council and school board races in the 2013 primary elections. Forum will run 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (July 31) at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St.

Federal Way City Council primary candidates at the July 31 forum held at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Pictured left to right: Diana Noble-Gulliford (position 6)
Kelly Anissipour feeds a treat to her family's two pet pygmy goats

Family’s pet pygmy goat must go, says city animal control

A Federal Way family faces an emotional dilemma after neighbors complained about the odor from their pet pygmy goats.

Kelly Anissipour feeds a treat to her family's two pet pygmy goats

SKFR firefighter disciplined for Facebook message to patient

A South King Fire and Rescue firefighter was disciplined and charged with professional misconduct after contacting a patient he treated during an emergency response.

Sharon Morehouse collected this garbage in about 20 minutes during her morning walk July 22 along Redondo Beach.

Beach walker cleans up after litterbugs in Redondo | PHOTOS

When the tide is low, Sharon Morehouse walks along the Puget Sound, starting from her home in the Woodmont area of Des Moines and turning around near Salty's in Redondo.

Sharon Morehouse collected this garbage in about 20 minutes during her morning walk July 22 along Redondo Beach.