Andy Hobbs

Too individualized for society to accept

Like every city and town, Federal Way depends on “the 200.”

Trampling leaves a mark on shopping

The power of the press often surfaces in subtle ways.

The military: America’s most influential educator

If you have a loved one serving in the U.S. military this holiday weekend, you understand the sacrifices of a military career.These sacrifices contribute more… Continue reading

A bailout plan for struggling newspapers

Even in the year 2050, newspapers will still line birdcages.

Want to be a real man? Then be a real father

For some men, their fathers were home physically but not emotionally. Some men grew up without hearing their fathers say “I love you.” Some men never knew their fathers at all. But all men at a recent forum understood the impact a father makes in the lives of his children and family.

Federal Way, what would Dr. Phil do?

I admit to the guilty pleasure of watching TV therapist Phil McGraw, better known as “Dr. Phil.” Drawing both criticism and praise, Dr. Phil merges… Continue reading

Federal Way woman fights the supernatural

When confronting the supernatural, one must stay on guard while keeping an open mind.

Join the movement to increase Internet safety for children

The Internet plays an unfortunate role in child exploitation and human trafficking.

Why The Mirror did not vote for president

A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest, or so an old folk song goes.

State Sen. Tracey Eide (D-District 30) speaks about human trafficking Oct. 23 during a meeting of Soroptimist International of Federal Way.

Sex slavery and human trafficking strikes Federal Way

Human trafficking thrives worldwide at the expense of women and children who are forced into sex slavery. In the United States, Washington state is just one gateway to human trafficking, and Federal Way even feels the effects.

State Sen. Tracey Eide (D-District 30) speaks about human trafficking Oct. 23 during a meeting of Soroptimist International of Federal Way.
District 30 candidates for state representative. From left: Republican incumbent Skip Priest (position 2); Democratic incumbent (position 1); Democratic challenger Carol Gregory (position 2); Republican challenger Michael Thompson (position 1).

District 30 candidates take the floor at Federal Way forum; Gov. Gregoire also attends

State representative candidates face off in November

District 30 candidates for state representative. From left: Republican incumbent Skip Priest (position 2); Democratic incumbent (position 1); Democratic challenger Carol Gregory (position 2); Republican challenger Michael Thompson (position 1).
District 30 candidates for state representative. From left: Republican incumbent Skip Priest (position 2); Democratic incumbent (position 1); Democratic challenger Carol Gregory (position 2); Republican challenger Michael Thompson (position 1).

District 30 candidates: Highlights from forum at Highline Community College

Skip Priest (R), Carol Gregory (D) and Michael Thompson (R) discuss education, transportation, health care, environment and economy on Oct. 16. Mark Miloscia (D) was unable to attend.

District 30 candidates for state representative. From left: Republican incumbent Skip Priest (position 2); Democratic incumbent (position 1); Democratic challenger Carol Gregory (position 2); Republican challenger Michael Thompson (position 1).

Economy runs to mommy and daddy

Column also includes video of U.S. Congressman Adam Smith

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Did you hear about the Federal Way police officer whose Taser shocked a Mirror reporter to death?

Did you hear about the Federal Way police officer whose Taser shocked a Mirror reporter to death?

Steven and Lisa Noyes speak at an open house Sept. 13 to celebrate The Joseph Foundation’s new housing unit in Northeast Tacoma. The unit on 48th Avenue Court NE will assist a homeless family in need.

Tale of two charities: Help for homeless families

Homeless families in the Federal Way area often reach a turning point once they find a stable place to live.

Steven and Lisa Noyes speak at an open house Sept. 13 to celebrate The Joseph Foundation’s new housing unit in Northeast Tacoma. The unit on 48th Avenue Court NE will assist a homeless family in need.

Like an old fable, chili cook-off delivers a recipe for success

When acting as an agent of change in Federal Way, consider a lesson you learned in kindergarten.

City’s neighbors have the annexation blues

One year ago, voters in unincorporated King County rejected a proposal to join Federal Way through annexation.

One year ago, voters in unincorporated King County rejected a proposal to join Federal Way through annexation.

VIDEO: Todd Beamer High School cheerleaders at Federal Way Farmers Market

The Todd Beamer High School cheerleaders held a bake sale Aug. 23 at the Federal Way Farmers Market to raise money for their program. Donations… Continue reading