Andy Hobbs

In this scene May 30 at Todd Beamer High School

PHOTOS: DUI crash scene sends message to Beamer seniors

A mock DUI crash scene was staged Thursday morning at Todd Beamer High School to send a powerful reminder before this weekend’s prom.

In this scene May 30 at Todd Beamer High School

Councilwoman files complaint over mayor’s ‘angry’ behavior

The city has hired an investigator to look into a complaint filed against Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest.

Fitness Evolution is coming to Federal Way in the fall of 2013.

BUSINESS BUZZ: Fitness Evolution will open at Big Lots site

Fitness Evolution is slated to open this fall at the former Big Lots store, 1211 S. 320th St., next to Safeway.

Fitness Evolution is coming to Federal Way in the fall of 2013.
In this 2012 file photo

The transient nature of gangs in South King County

In the early morning hours of June 27, tension escalated among a crowd of gang members outside a Federal Way bar. A mix of black and Mexican males argued, flashed gang signs and yelled out affiliations with the Gangster Disciples and Rollin 90’s Crips.

In this 2012 file photo
Beef and brisket pho at Pho Than Brothers in Federal Way.

Where’s the best pho restaurant in Federal Way?

With close to a dozen pho restaurants to choose from in Federal Way, The Mirror set out to find the city's best.

Beef and brisket pho at Pho Than Brothers in Federal Way.
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The reality of criminal gangs in South King County

A gang is a group of people who make money from criminal enterprises, and South King County has its share of gang activity.

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Jim Ferrell was first elected to the Federal Way City Council in 2003.

Jim Ferrell announces candidacy for mayor of Federal Way

The announcement comes weeks after Ferrell initially declined to seek the office currently held by Mayor Skip Priest. Ferrell said his change of heart came after members of the community asked him to run. He cited a concern for public safety and the overall lack of vision from the incumbent mayor as two reasons for seeking the office.

Jim Ferrell was first elected to the Federal Way City Council in 2003.
Danny Vernon is a local Elvis entertainer. Learn more here: www.facebook.com/danny.vernon2

Elvis helps FW Farmers Market launch 2013 summer season

Elvis will ring in the new summer season for the Federal Way Farmers Market, now in its 10th year.

Danny Vernon is a local Elvis entertainer. Learn more here: www.facebook.com/danny.vernon2
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The intersection of blight in downtown Federal Way | PHOTOS

A prime illustration of the recession's effect on Federal Way can be found at the intersection of 20th Avenue South and South 316th Street. Today, three out of four corners are plagued by garbage, graffiti, abandoned buildings and vacant lots.

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Centerstage Theatre will auction a drumhead autographed by Mick Fleetwood of the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.

‘It’s Only Rock and Soul’ features auction for drumheads signed by Pete Best, Mick Fleetwood, Hal Blaine

In a musical tribute to classic rock and soul, Centerstage Theatre will auction off autographed drumheads by three of rock's most famous drummers.

Centerstage Theatre will auction a drumhead autographed by Mick Fleetwood of the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.
Therapy dogs Oliver and Stanley greet visitors April 23 at Geriatric Dental Group in Federal Way. To learn more

Dental clinic offers low-cost care for seniors in Federal Way

Geriatric Dental Group of WA is a nonprofit organization that offers dental services at discounts of up to 50 percent. The Federal Way clinic opened in 2007, and has served more than 1,000 patients.

Therapy dogs Oliver and Stanley greet visitors April 23 at Geriatric Dental Group in Federal Way. To learn more
Justine Baez

Mother grieves for daughter killed in apartment shooting

Family and friends of the victims have placed candles, flowers and condolences at the entrance of the Pinewood Village Apartments. The following Federal Way residents died April 21 in what police call a domestic violence homicide.

Justine Baez
Sylvia Valdovinos

Community seeks closure in aftermath of shooting rampage

Dozens of people packed City Hall on Wednesday for a community meeting just days after 27-year-old Dennis Clark III went on a homicidal rampage.

Sylvia Valdovinos
Dennis Clark III

Names of victims emerge after deadly Federal Way shooting

The shooter, a 27-year-old male, has been identified through various media reports as Dennis Clark III.

Dennis Clark III
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. April 21 at the Pinewood Village Apartments

5 dead in Federal Way apartment shootout; 8 officers placed on leave

A shootout at an apartment complex Sunday night in Federal Way has left five dead, one of whom was shot at by Federal Way police as they arrived.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. April 21 at the Pinewood Village Apartments
A Holiday Inn Express was slated to be built in the empty lot behind Days Inn

Holiday Inn Express fails to materialize in Federal Way

The four-story, 91-unit hotel was slated for an empty lot at South 348th Street and Pacific Highway South, next to the Days Inn hotel.

A Holiday Inn Express was slated to be built in the empty lot behind Days Inn
Mooyah Burgers

PHOTOS: Mooyah Burgers opens first Washington franchise

The highlight is the Mooyah Burger with two hefty patties. Order it Mooyah Style with choice of cheese, tomato, pickles, lettuce, grilled onions and Mooyah Sauce.

Mooyah Burgers
More than 300 students from 13 schools in Federal Way participated in an educational workshop on April 12 that included the release of salmon hatchlings into the Hylebos Creek.

Hundreds of FW kids storm the Sound for salmon | PHOTOS

Students from 13 schools participated in Storming the Sound for Salmon. Sponsored by the city and school district, the program immersed Federal Way children in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park.

More than 300 students from 13 schools in Federal Way participated in an educational workshop on April 12 that included the release of salmon hatchlings into the Hylebos Creek.

Heartbreak hotel and the writing on the mall | Andy Hobbs

Developers for the performing arts and conference center (PACC) have suggested building a 120-room hotel. Does the city need another hotel?

Little Russia co-owners Tatyana Koshevaya and Barbara Lilly.

Little Russia gourmet bistro seeks cultural harmony | PHOTOS

Little Russia Bistro and Cafe opened last month in the southern part of the city. Co-owners Tatyana Koshevaya and Barbara Lilly say they make an unusual but successful pair.

Little Russia co-owners Tatyana Koshevaya and Barbara Lilly.