Andy Hobbs

Pictured: Lumpia combo with rice and sweet chili and hoisin sauces. Lumpia World Cuisine is located at 1610 S. 341st Pl.

Lumpia World Cuisine turns food truck into restaurant

Federal Way residents Derrick and Eleanor Ellis are expanding their Lumpia World Cuisine food truck to a full-fledged storefront restaurant with a bigger menu.

Pictured: Lumpia combo with rice and sweet chili and hoisin sauces. Lumpia World Cuisine is located at 1610 S. 341st Pl.
State Rep. Roger Freeman (D-Federal Way) at his office in Olympia with his mother

Roger Freeman battles colon cancer: ‘I’ve always been a fighter’

The state representative from Federal Way was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Doctors discovered the cancer had spread to his liver and his lower lungs.

State Rep. Roger Freeman (D-Federal Way) at his office in Olympia with his mother
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed March 27 at We Day

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform at We Day Seattle | PHOTOS

Rap sensation Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed at the U.S. debut of We Day, held March 27 at Key Arena in Seattle. (Photos by Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed March 27 at We Day
Federal Way High School senior Caleb Dawson speaks to a crowd of 15

Celebrity-packed We Day wows Federal Way students | PHOTOS

Nearly 1,250 students from Federal Way schools attended the U.S. debut of the star-studded We Day, held March 27 at Key Arena in Seattle.

Federal Way High School senior Caleb Dawson speaks to a crowd of 15
Austin Chase Coffee

BUSINESS BUZZ: Austin Chase gets new owners; Sportsman’s Warehouse moves in

As of Tuesday, Federal Way residents Brian Todd and Russhele Arreola are the new owners of Austin Chase Coffee, located at 32901 1st Ave. S. in the Quad Shopping Center.

Austin Chase Coffee
One proposed design concept for a park at the former AMC Theatres site on 20th Avenue South in downtown Federal Way.

Downtown park idea generates interest from developer

A proposed park with a "town square" in downtown Federal Way is generating interest among residents, city leaders and even a developer.

One proposed design concept for a park at the former AMC Theatres site on 20th Avenue South in downtown Federal Way.

Federal Way’s economic action from 1996-2040 | Hobbs

Even in 1996, Federal Way explored options for an economic savior like a downtown performing arts center. The city had been trying for years to build such a project, according to a 1996 report in the Seattle Times.

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will perform at We Day Seattle on March 27.

WE DAY: Federal Way schools to send 1,200 students

The upcoming star-studded youth empowerment festival We Day Seattle is coming to KeyArena on March 27. More than 15,000 students gain admission not with tickets, but through community service.

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will perform at We Day Seattle on March 27.
'I Just Want to Pee Alone' is a collection of essays on motherhood.

‘I Just Want to Pee Alone’ features local mommy blogger

One of the essays, "Bubble Baths and Shaved Legs," was written by local blogger Rebecca Gallagher, a 1990 graduate of Federal Way High School and a resident of Renton.

'I Just Want to Pee Alone' is a collection of essays on motherhood.
Andy Foss is at the Avalon Care Center in Federal Way.

Motorcycle crash victim hits physical therapy milestone

With his glove stuck on the throttle, Andy Foss skidded toward the curb on a purple motorcycle that wouldn't slow down.

Andy Foss is at the Avalon Care Center in Federal Way.
Sub Zero ice cream owner Jack Walsh dazzles a young girl at the Best of Federal Way awards event March 13.

‘Shark Tank’ generates buzz for local Sub Zero franchise

The TV show "Shark Tank" generated a positive ripple effect for a Federal Way ice cream shop.

Sub Zero ice cream owner Jack Walsh dazzles a young girl at the Best of Federal Way awards event March 13.
Second-graders at Lake Dolloff Elementary School sent this letter to Mirror editor Andy Hobbs.

Second-graders study lost art of letter writing | Andy Hobbs

Dear Lake Dolloff Elementary second-graders: Here are a few pointers for writing a letter that people will want to read.

Second-graders at Lake Dolloff Elementary School sent this letter to Mirror editor Andy Hobbs.
The Commons at Federal Way is located at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South.

The Commons mall nets investment from Magic Johnson

The Commons at Federal Way received an assist from an investment company whose partners include NBA legend Magic Johnson.

The Commons at Federal Way is located at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South.
Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest delivers his state of the city address on March 6 at the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.

State of the City 2013: Mayor focuses on development

Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest called for transforming downtown with a performing arts and conference center (PACC) and a town square development.

Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest delivers his state of the city address on March 6 at the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.
State Rep. Roger Freeman (D-District 30) was elected to the House in November 2012. He previously served on the Federal Way City Council.

State Rep. Roger Freeman prepares for chemo

The former Federal Way City Councilman said he will not call it the "c" word - cancer - just yet. He awaits more information from doctors on an official diagnosis.

State Rep. Roger Freeman (D-District 30) was elected to the House in November 2012. He previously served on the Federal Way City Council.
Jeremy Cabitac waves signs on South 320th Street for Mary Jane's House of Glass.

Mary Jane’s House of Glass hires full-time street dancers

Mary Jane's House of Glass opened its ninth store last November in Federal Way. Based in Vancouver, Wash., the shop specializes in glass pipes, incense and scented candles.

Jeremy Cabitac waves signs on South 320th Street for Mary Jane's House of Glass.
The Federal Way Police Department has launched a Facebook page.

Police reveal speed traps and lost dog info on Facebook

Want to know where police are watching for leadfoot drivers? Is your dog lost? Need an update on human bones discovered in the woods?

The Federal Way Police Department has launched a Facebook page.
Jo Ann and Dan deLeon are pictured with King County Sheriff Deputy David Lyon at an awards ceremony Tuesday at South King Fire and Rescue’s station on South 312th Street. Jo Ann saved her husband’s life last summer when he suffered a heart attack.

South King Fire honors citizen heroes for saving lives

South King Fire recently recognized heroes in three life-or-death situations from 2012.

Jo Ann and Dan deLeon are pictured with King County Sheriff Deputy David Lyon at an awards ceremony Tuesday at South King Fire and Rescue’s station on South 312th Street. Jo Ann saved her husband’s life last summer when he suffered a heart attack.
Big Lots is located at 1211 S. 320th St. next to Safeway in Federal Way.

Big Lots to close Federal Way store

Located at 1211 S. 320th St. next to Safeway, the department store will close April 15 due to not being able to work out a leasing deal for the property, according to corporate spokeswoman Toni Fink.

Big Lots is located at 1211 S. 320th St. next to Safeway in Federal Way.
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Ball company Baden Sports quietly moves to Renton

After 20 years in Federal Way, Baden Sports Inc. moved its world headquarters so quietly that city officials found out after the fact.

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