Andy Hobbs

City attorney apologizes for blocking citizen’s comment about investigation

Federal Way's city attorney has apologized for blocking a citizen from commenting on a city-funded investigation during a public meeting.

Man confesses to murder over heroin deal at Palisades Park

A jail inmate has confessed to a murder that allegedly occurred in April over a heroin deal at a secluded Federal Way park.

The 2013 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

PowellsWood Storytelling Festival returns to Federal Way | VIDEO

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is returning to Federal Way for the second year to host the best storytellers in the world.

The 2013 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
The Celebration Senior Living Apartments are slated for a vacant site at Pacific Highway S. and S. 328th Street (across from Econo Lodge and Burger Express).

3 apartment complexes will break ground in Federal Way

Construction is expected to begin this year on three apartment complexes in Federal Way with a combined total of nearly 900 units.

The Celebration Senior Living Apartments are slated for a vacant site at Pacific Highway S. and S. 328th Street (across from Econo Lodge and Burger Express).
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Do you pay more for water than your neighbor? Here’s why

Joe Stumbo, a resident of unincorporated King County, contacted The Mirror out of frustration over the difference in water bills between his own residence and a rental house.

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The Westway area

Suburban poverty vs. language barriers in Federal Way

Suburban poverty has increased dramatically in South King County over the past decade as residents search for more cheaper rent outside of Seattle. The communication barrier is another reason why immigrants and refugees struggle. Aside from economics, immigrants move to South King County to live among others who share their language and culture.

The Westway area
Chuck Boddy of Bremerton posted this photo Saturday of the crowded wave pool at Wild Waves Theme Park. This photo was posted on the Wild Waves Facebook page.

Crowds pack Wild Waves and back up traffic near I-5 exit

Crowds descended upon Wild Waves Theme Park this weekend for cheap tickets and relief from the scorching summer heat.

Chuck Boddy of Bremerton posted this photo Saturday of the crowded wave pool at Wild Waves Theme Park. This photo was posted on the Wild Waves Facebook page.
Carroll Fisher

Carroll Fisher, active volunteer in FW, dies of leukemia

Carroll Fisher died June 22 after complications from leukemia. He was 73.

Carroll Fisher
Nancy Bartley

FW author Nancy Bartley explores sheriff shooter’s redemption

Federal Way author and Fulbright Scholar Nancy Bartley will sign copies of her book "The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls, Jr." at noon June 29 at the Federal Way Barnes and Noble, 31325 Pacific Hwy. S.

Nancy Bartley
More than half of Valhalla Elementary School's 565 students receive free or reduced lunch. Hispanic students represent a majority of the Federal Way school's population.

Suburban poverty reflects new demographics in King County

South King County serves as a poster child for the nationwide trend in suburban poverty.

More than half of Valhalla Elementary School's 565 students receive free or reduced lunch. Hispanic students represent a majority of the Federal Way school's population.
Weyerhaeuser Company headquarters in Federal Way.

Weyerhaeuser buys 645K acres, announces new CEO

Federal Way-based timber giant Weyerhaeuser Company has been stirring a buzz in the business world with a major land purchase and a change in leadership.

Weyerhaeuser Company headquarters in Federal Way.
The Federal Way Vet Center is located at 32020 32nd Ave. S.

PTSD in the U.S. military: Vet Center offers free counseling

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has taken a new shape in the U.S. military, especially as servicemen and women endure multiple deployments to war zones in the Middle East.

The Federal Way Vet Center is located at 32020 32nd Ave. S.
Megan Graham

Woman punched by Federal Way officer pleads not guilty

An outside agency is reviewing the case of a Federal Way police officer who punched a woman during her arrest.

Megan Graham
On June 8

Sensory therapy area opens at Truman Community Garden | PHOTOS

On June 8, the Truman Community and Sensory Therapy Garden was officially dedicated. Located on the campus of Truman High School, 31455 28th Ave. S., the garden first broke ground in September 2010. In that time, the garden has generated more than 10,000 pounds of organic produce for hungry seniors and local food pantries.

On June 8
A fuchsia flower drips with dew on a June morning at PowellsWood Garden

PowellsWood Garden cultivates a tranquil escape into nature

After a three-month renovation, PowellsWood will reopen to the public on June 22-23. Much of the garden was replanted and more open spaces were created.

A fuchsia flower drips with dew on a June morning at PowellsWood Garden
Federal Way High School student Allison Susedik

Educators laud potential for on-site child care at FWHS

As architects design the new Federal Way High School, some educators want the future building to include a child care center.

Federal Way High School student Allison Susedik

FW man dies after rescue from Lake Easter | UPDATE

A Federal Way man is in critical condition after rescue crews pulled him from Lake Easter.

Will Reese is a Federal Way native.

Cast of ‘The Bachelorette’ features FWHS grad Will Reese

A Federal Way High School grad is vying for the love of a rich single lady on the reality TV show "The Bachelorette."

Will Reese is a Federal Way native.

Investigation examines complaint over mayor’s behavior

The city has released an investigation of a complaint against Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest over his alleged behavior during a meeting with a city councilmember.

Megan Graham after her release from jail last week.

Woman accuses Federal Way cops of brutality during arrest | Hear the 911 call

A Kirkland woman who faces a felony assault charge is also accusing Federal Way police of brutality during her arrest.

Megan Graham after her release from jail last week.