Jessica Keller

Citizen of the Month: Local woman’s hobby turns into effort to help the homeless

Federal Way’s Betty Taylor describes herself as a community advocate, but the longtime resident has most recently made a name for herself making leis filled… Continue reading

Ansola expanding coffee stand empire into FW

With the first of three coffee stands now open in Federal Way, Max Ansola, founder of Gravity Coffee, hopes to continue the success of his… Continue reading

S.W. Dash Point reopened after mudslide, damage proving costly

A section of Southwest Dash Point Road that closed, following a mudslide last week, is now open to traffic, but the damage is proving costly… Continue reading

Elementary curriculum helps Federal Way teachers, students find success

On any given day, students in Miranda Eller’s third-grade classroom may be sprawled on the floor, crouched under a countertop, huddled together in groups or… Continue reading

SW Dash Point section damaged by mudslide to remain closed until next week

A section of Southwest Dash Point Road will remain closed until mid-week after a mudslide damaged about 120 feet of street in the 2800 block… Continue reading

Federal Way’s Steve Miller helps businesses gain an ‘unfair advantage’ with latest book

With 31 years experience in the corporate business world as a marketing and branding specialist, Federal Way’s Steve Miller knows just how difficult it is… Continue reading

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network seeking new location for Monday night meals

After 28 years at the same location, the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network is seeking a new location to host its Monday night community meals.… Continue reading

Citizens of the month: Gordon, Freet put off retirement in favor of volunteer work

Between the two of them, Nellie Gordon and Jackie Freet have accumulated 96 years of volunteer service together, and at 89 and 90, respectively, the… Continue reading

Federal Way-based Geeks@Site focuses on computer repair, good customer service

On any given day, Geeks@Site co-owner and computer technician Chris Stevenson could be wiping malware off a computer at someone’s home, while part-time technician Aris… Continue reading

Susan Honda challenging Ferrell for mayor’s seat

Councilwoman Susan Honda will take on incumbent Jim Ferrell for the position of Federal Way mayor in this upcoming election. Honda, who is serving her… Continue reading

AEDs help local police save lives

When Federal Way Police Department officers Justin Antholt and Michael Henrich responded to a CPR call in progress Nov. 27, 2016, they knew just what… Continue reading

TAFA students breaking fashion barriers with clothing line

For Annette Acheampong, Sarah Jacob and Cecilia Jacobs, starting a fashion line in their Technology Access Foundation Academy engineering class was more than just creating… Continue reading

Citizen of the Month: Rev. Esther Poirier retiring from Church of Good Shepherd in Federal Way

For the past 11 years, ever since The Rev. Esther Poirier arrived at The Church of Good Shepherd, she has devoted her time not only… Continue reading

Valley Cities moves administrative offices to Federal Way

With more people than ever seeking mental health support, Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care has expanded further by opening new offices in Federal Way. City… Continue reading

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announces re-election bid

With his first four years in office coming to a close, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced Friday he is seeking a second term. Ferrell,… Continue reading

Alcott resigns as Federal Way Mirror publisher

Sound Publishing, the company that owns the Federal Way Mirror, is searching for a new publisher after Rudi Alcott announced his resignation Wednesday. Alcott resigned… Continue reading

Federal Way school district facilities a concern moving forward

While Federal Way Public Schools has made strides in implementing a strategic plan and improving test scoring and attendance in the public, one key component… Continue reading

Federal Way student writes first book at age 10

Blake Litton may not be on the New York Times Bestseller List, but he is a published author. Not bad for a fifth-grader at Nautilus… Continue reading

City, schools sign agreement to bring higher ed to Federal Way

Federal Way is one step closer to having a higher education facility to provide university classes to its residents. City, school district, Highline College and… Continue reading

Wild Willy’s in Federal Way sells work-wear at discount

Since it opened last March, 2016, Wild Willy’s Workwear on Pacific Highway South has received a warm welcome from customers. Not only does the store… Continue reading