Andy Hobbs

Evergreen Bank fails; Umpqua takes over seven locations in Puget Sound

Evergreen Bank was closed Jan. 22 by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions.The bank's seven locations in Puget Sound were assumed by Umpqua Bank after… Continue reading

Firearms Lawyer hosts armed self-defense seminar Jan. 30

Federal Way attorney Mark Knapp is sponsoring a seminar on armed self-defense.Knapp, an expert in firearms law who contributes opinion columns to The Mirror, was… Continue reading

Federal Way Chamber CEO Tom Pierson (left) and Richard Davidson

2010 economic forecast: Cloudy job conditions with uncertain recovery

The forecast for 2010’s economy is less optimistic and more realistic: Americans have more suffering to do before the healing begins.The Federal Way Chamber of… Continue reading

Federal Way Chamber CEO Tom Pierson (left) and Richard Davidson

Post office consolidation in Federal Way

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell its property at 32829 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way and transfer mail operations to the Twin Lakes… Continue reading

DeBorah Little (left) and delegate Nila Griffin

Teen summit focuses on education, leadership

A quote from the late Martin Luther King Jr. helps illustrate the goal of a Federal Way teen summit bearing his likeness: "The function of… Continue reading

DeBorah Little (left) and delegate Nila Griffin

King County libraries seek property tax levy in Feb. election

For the Feb. 9 election, the King County Library System (KCLS) will ask voters to approve a property tax levy lid lift for one year.… Continue reading

Unzipped by the underground economy | Andy Hobbs

(Warning: This column contains language and content intended for mature audiences. Please stop reading if you are offended by prostitution and the seedy side of… Continue reading

Federal Way’s MLK celebration scaled back in 2010

Federal Way’s annual Martin Luther King celebration will not take place this year — at least in the format residents have come to know.First launched… Continue reading

Federal Way’s MLK celebration goes dormant in 2010

Federal Way's annual Martin Luther King celebration will not take place this year.First launched in 1993, the local celebration of the American civil rights icon… Continue reading

Hope for the Federal Way business climate | Andy Hobbs

The closure of Dash Point Metropolitan Market, now set for Jan. 3, initially came as a surprise to the Federal Way business community when announced… Continue reading

Military pioneers online voting | Andy Hobbs

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the military helped raise one of her biggest children.The Internet evolved from Cold War competition between the… Continue reading

Harry Honda helps unload bikes Dec. 22 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church's Christmas House in Federal Way.

Bikes for Kids: Labor of love benefits Federal Way youth | VIDEO

The Bikes for Kids program at Marine View Presbyterian Church fixes and donates about 300 bicycles a year to Federal Way children.

Harry Honda helps unload bikes Dec. 22 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church's Christmas House in Federal Way.

Like every city and town, Federal Way depends on “the 200.”The number will differ depending on a city’s size. But the number refers to core… Continue reading

Widow of slain Federal Way cop will lobby in Olympia for law enforcement

The Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs (COMPAS) announced the appointment of Federal Way resident Renee Maher as executive director of the organization. COMPAS represents… Continue reading

Twin Lakes vote: Meeting fails to draw a quorum

The Twin Lakes Homeowners Association meeting on Dec. 10 failed to draw a quorum of residents. As a result, there was no vote on a… Continue reading

Fun with a hidden tape recorder | Andy Hobbs

Reader: I hear Bob Roegner plans to run for mayor. If so, we don’t want to read his columns in The Mirror. Hey, did you… Continue reading

Dan Goede

Power generator will aid emergency shelter in Federal Way

The December 2006 windstorms that knocked out power across the region also led to improved emergency preparedness in Federal Way.St. Vincent de Paul Church emerged… Continue reading

Dan Goede

Peeping Tom: Practicing pervert or potential burglar?

A Federal Way woman said she may buy a shotgun after spotting a "peeping tom" on her property.The woman, who is in her 50s and… Continue reading

Tom Murphy announced his retirement Oct. 13.

The Mirror Interview: Tom Murphy’s education map

In October, Tom Murphy announced his retirement as superintendent of the Federal Way School District.As one of Federal Way’s most influential leaders, Murphy is halfway… Continue reading

Tom Murphy announced his retirement Oct. 13.