Andy Hobbs

Election 2009: South Sound Young Professionals will host candidates forum

The South Sound Young Professionals held its first meeting in April with a goal of connecting young leaders in the community.The group will officially enter… Continue reading

Elected mayor initiative: Contributions and endorsements

Contributions are coming for both sides of Federal Way's elected mayor debate.Accountability Comes to Town (ACT), which supports an initiative to change Federal Way's form… Continue reading

Michael Kidd of Kidd Ministries

Partners in charity: Kidd Ministries and FW Sunrise Rotary

Federal Way resident Michael Kidd of Kidd Ministries presented a donation of cell phones and food to Federal Way Sunrise Rotary president Brian Ailinger on… Continue reading

Michael Kidd of Kidd Ministries

A Federal Way resident narrowly avoided becoming a victim of the so-called "grandparents scam."Gigi Ball received a call Sept. 24 from a man claiming to… Continue reading

The Shark Pit team fromSouth King Fire and Rescue won first place as well as the People’s Choice Award in the second annual Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off

SLIDESHOW: Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off 2009

The Shark Pit team from South King Fire and Rescue won first place as well as the People’s Choice Award in the second annual Federal… Continue reading

The Shark Pit team fromSouth King Fire and Rescue won first place as well as the People’s Choice Award in the second annual Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off
Stephanie Burton

Young entrepreneur: 18-year-old owns Federal Way tanning salon

At age 18, Stephanie Burton is a full-fledged entrepreneur.Burton owns Hollywood Tan, which opened last March in the Twin Lakes area.Since opening the salon, she… Continue reading

Stephanie Burton

Phony calls and hang-ups in Federal Way | Andy Hobbs

The following is based on actual calls. Only the names and dialogue have been changed.•••(Ring ring)“Thank you for calling the Federal Way Mirror. Can I… Continue reading

Federal Way City Council member Jim Ferrell

City councilman Jim Ferrell leads campaign to change Federal Way’s government

Federal Way City Council member Jim Ferrell has hired a political consultant and set up an office, determined to change the city's government.In November, voters… Continue reading

Federal Way City Council member Jim Ferrell

Story for Federal Way adolescents | Andy Hobbs

As Federal Way students prepare for a new school year, I am reminded of the trials and tribulations of adolescence.On my first day of middle… Continue reading

Federal Way police officers at Pacific Highway South and South 330th Street

FW motorcycle cop hit by driver at Pacific Highway and S. 330th St.

About 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, a Federal Way police officer was knocked off his motorcycle by another motorist near Pacific Highway South and South… Continue reading

Federal Way police officers at Pacific Highway South and South 330th Street
Federal Way resident Gary Goldstein (inset) snapped a few photos and saved his original tickets from the Woodstock festival

Woodstock: 40 years of groovy memories

As the joke goes, if you remember Woodstock, you weren’t there.But for Federal Way resident Gary Goldstein, the experience was unforgettable: A peaceful gathering at… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Gary Goldstein (inset) snapped a few photos and saved his original tickets from the Woodstock festival
George Pettingell prepares to tape an interview with columnist Walter Backstrom for 'Public Report.'

The Trinity Broadcasting Network is the largest Christian television network in the United States. Tucked away on South 341st Place, the TBN affiliate in Federal Way (KTBW-DT) broadcasts across the Puget Sound region, from south of Olympia to north of Everett and beyond Bremerton.

George Pettingell prepares to tape an interview with columnist Walter Backstrom for 'Public Report.'
George Pettingell prepares to tape an interview with columnist Walter Backstrom for 'Public Report.'

Federal Way’s TBN station reaches beyond religion with ‘Public Report’

The Trinity Broadcasting Network is the largest Christian television network in the United States. Tucked away on South 341st Place, the TBN affiliate in Federal Way (KTBW-DT) broadcasts across the Puget Sound region, from south of Olympia to north of Everett and beyond Bremerton.

George Pettingell prepares to tape an interview with columnist Walter Backstrom for 'Public Report.'

King County executive forum in Federal Way: Primary candidates state their cases July 28

Six of the eight candidates for King County executive primary race gathered for a forum July 28 in Federal Way.Susan Hutchison, Fred Jarrett, Ross Hunter,… Continue reading

Candidate forums and coverage in Federal Way | Election 2009

Local elections, start your engines. Local voters, pay attention.On July 29, ballots will be mailed for the Aug. 18 primary. Federal Way voters will decide… Continue reading

Primary candidates for Federal Way City Council position six (pictured from left): Roger Freeman

Meet the candidates: Federal Way City Council position 6 | Primary election

Candidates for the Federal Way City Council position six faced off during a forum July 22 at Federal Way High School.Candidates Roger Freeman, Diana Noble-Gulliford,… Continue reading

Primary candidates for Federal Way City Council position six (pictured from left): Roger Freeman
Coach Xu practices tai chi in his Federal Way backyard.

Renowned swim coach finds healthy balance through tai chi

Known best as Coach Xu, the Federal Way resident is renowned for leading successful swimming programs in the United States and China.Through his work with… Continue reading

Coach Xu practices tai chi in his Federal Way backyard.
Wei Qi He is a Federal Way resident who gained recognition for her wushu kung fu skills.

Federal Way woman: Kung fu master

Federal Way resident Wei Qi He, the wife of renowned swim and tai chi instructor Coach Xu, is one of the world's most revered masters… Continue reading

Wei Qi He is a Federal Way resident who gained recognition for her wushu kung fu skills.
Jeff Wolf and Dana Bellefeuille meet again July 8 for the first time since her wrist injury.

Good Samaritan comes to the rescue for mom and kids

Dana Bellefeuille was rollerblading with her two kids in Celebration Park when they literally ran into trouble.On the evening of June 11, her daughter, who… Continue reading

Jeff Wolf and Dana Bellefeuille meet again July 8 for the first time since her wrist injury.