Raechel Dawson

Federal Way City Council votes to study zone changes

Federal Way residents concerned about proposed zoning changes to various properties in the city will have ample time to share their thoughts with city officials… Continue reading


Valley Cities turns ‘lemons into lemonade’ with sale of Woodmont property

Two years after 250 angry parents filled a school gym in outrage against a proposed Valley Cities rehab facility that would be near a school,… Continue reading


Federal Way’s upper Joe’s Creek study suffers backlash from Twin Lakes community

Those invested in making sure Lake Lorene and Lake Jeane – collectively known as Twin Lakes – don’t end up a toxic mess this summer… Continue reading


WATCH: SUV crashes into Federal Way gas station

A 32-year-old man could face DUI charges after colliding with a vehicle and gas pump Monday. At approximately 1:50 a.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

Woman injured after car drives into Federal Way church

One woman was injured after a driver plowed their car into a Federal Way church on Sunday. The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Church, located at… Continue reading

Federal Way mayoral candidates talk public safety, Weyerhaeuser and PAEC at forum

Whether it’s making Federal Way a “fun city” again, focusing on attracting Fortune 500 companies or ensuring each resident is safe from gang violence, the… Continue reading

Federal Way man charged with manslaughter after shooting girlfriend

King County prosecutors recently charged a Federal Way man with manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend in the face and killing her in early July. Chris… Continue reading

Federal Way Mirror reporter says goodbye

As the afternoon lull creeps in, I find myself staring at a blank page, struggling to find the words to say goodbye. Goodbye to my… Continue reading

Luxury home-goods chain Teletron comes to Federal Way

Teletron’s move to Federal Way has already proven to be worthwhile. In one day of a four-day grand opening on June 16, the California-based company… Continue reading

Federal Way City Council approves sale of property for hotel

A hotel is coming to downtown Federal Way. The Federal Way City Council unanimously voted Wednesday night to approve the purchase and sale agreement between… Continue reading

Federal Way Auto Wrecking suffers total loss in fire

Federal Way Auto Wrecking suffered a total loss after a fire engulfed their 2,600 -square-foot building Wednesday morning. South King Fire and Rescue responded to… Continue reading

Firework ignites in family’s garage, causes extensive damage

Approximately $375,000 in damages was done to a single family home after fireworks caused a fire in a family’s garage on Tuesday night. South King… Continue reading

Federal Way man’s hand partially amputated after firework explosion

A 20-year-old man’s hand was partially amputated from a firework Tuesday night. South King Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to the incident at 11:14 p.m.,… Continue reading

Federal Way man arrested for shooting girlfriend Tuesday

Federal Way police arrested a 23-year-old man for shooting his girlfriend Tuesday morning. Initially, police were dispatched to the Club Palisades apartment complex, 2400 block… Continue reading

Man arrested for sending woman to hospital in I-5 collision near Federal Way

A Seattle driver is in jail after injuring a woman in a collision near Federal Way on Sunday. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the Seattle driver,… Continue reading

Federal Way driver kills woman walking on street

Federal Way police are investigating the death of a 66-year-old woman. According to police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock, officers were dispatched at 5 p.m. June 30… Continue reading

Federal Way school officials save life | Citizens of the Month

It’s not often you’re in the right place at the right time when having a heart attack. But on June 6 at Valhalla Elementary, school… Continue reading

Lakehaven Water and Sewer pays $29,000 fine, upgrades disinfection system

The Lakehaven Water and Sewer District is doing performance testing on a new $3.5 million ultraviolet light disinfection system after water violations cost them $29,000… Continue reading

Police seek public’s help to identify espresso stand robber | Update

Local police are looking for a man who recently robbed espresso stands in Federal Way, Sumner and two in Kent. Federal Way’s Jump Start Espresso,… Continue reading

Federal Way City Council to vote on historic preservation ordinance

The Federal Way City Council will vote at its next council meeting in July whether the city should offer protection and preservation to historic landmarks… Continue reading