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Federal Way has one HOT firefighter

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Firefighter Ryan Herrera knows what it's like to have his body judged.The brutal physical tests required to be hired by a fire department often left him panting in exhaustion. Tests vary by department but most require a combination of strength and endurance.Herrera remembers carrying 100 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose up seven floors for the Seattle Fire Department's test. While he raced to lug the hose up the stairs within the 45 seconds allotted, a firefighter hollered at him... "

"MLK Day Celebration message is peace, unity"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"It will bring together many cultures, beliefs and people, but this year's Martin Luther King celebration will still have one goal: unity.The community event, now in its fifth year, is scheduled to begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. at Decatur High School on Jan. 15, the observed birthday of the slain civil rights leader... "

Principals look to learn from Kelley situation

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"While one junior high school principal awaits the outcome of criminal misdemeanor charges for failure to report child abuse, the rest of the Federal Way school district watches and waits. Especially interested are the principals of every other school in the district, as the court's decision could affect how they do their jobs in the future.Fannie Kelley, principal at Sacajawea Junior High School, is at the center of the controversy... "

Principal discipline not new to school district

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Controversial principals are not new to the Federal Way school district. In March 2000 Linda McInturff resigned her position at the Federal Way Internet Academy.McInturff was suspended from her position Oct. 22, 1999 after allegations arose of financial mismanagement, misuse of technological resources and harassment of school employees... "

Rally set for Jan. 14 at Decatur High School to talk teen sex

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Looking to educate her peers about the dangers and consequences of sexual relationships and sexually transmitted diseases, Decatur High School student Shannel Hanft will host her own rally and auction on the subject tomorrow.She hopes the Decatur Gymnasium will be packed with with anyone interested in learning more about STDs and teen pregnancy... "

Eric Faison is the newest City Council member

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"The Federal Way City Council chose new blood over council experience when members appointed attorney Eric Faison to a vacant seat Tuesday night.But council members say Faison, a 30-year-old corporate and securities lawyer with the Seattle firm Stoel Rives, will offer the land use knowledge that will help the council replace some of the experience of Phil Watkins, who had served as chairman of the council's Land Use and Transportation Committee since 1996... "

Successful Kids: After school program aims to better test scores

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"His eyes glued to a computer screen, Jerrom Rolen thinks he is having fun following the quick moving images set before him.But what the tall, dexterous 10-year-old doesn't know is that he is augmenting his reading skills cloaked in a fun game called, Carmen San Diego Word Detective.It's dark outside and well past 5 p.m. While most of Jerrom's classmates are likely at home, he doesn't mind still being at school... "

Comments sought on graduation requirements

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Parents, students and residents served by the Federal Way school district can give feedback and ideas on new graduation requirements being considered.District officials will host a series of public forums scheduled for Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1 on the new requirements.Specific changes being considered are:* End of course assessments. To earn credit for the class and move to the next level, students must pass a district-approved assessment in language arts, math, social studies and probably science classes... "

Community Calendar

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

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City considers Fife as option to house convicts

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"The Federal Way City Council last month approved sending long-term prisoners to a third Eastern Washington jail, this one in Yakima County, but the ultimate solution to curbing jail costs might be closer to home.In the next few months, Federal Way and Fife expect to sign a contract that would commit half of the 24 beds in Fife's soon-to-be-reopened jail for Federal Way prisoners. That facility will take Federal Way's misdemeanor offenders for up to 30 days... "

Council candidates offer views

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Candidates for Phil Watkins' Federal Way City Council seat say minimizing traffic congestion, increasing public safety and controlling growth likely will top the council's list of priorities this year.Eleven people applied for the seat Watkins resigned from in mid-December to spend more time with his family and working in Olympia as a lobbyist . Watkins, 51, had served as chairman of the council's Land Use and Transportation Committee since 1996... "

Joey Levick bill headed back to state Legislature

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"As Rep. Mark Miloscia (D-Federal Way) began the legislative session Monday, he predicted he could convince a committee to hear the Joey Levick Bill but doubted the bill would gain enough support to become law.With an evenly split House of Representatives, Republicans and Democrats will likely deadlock on issues. Most challenging will be reaching an accord on any bill that's the slightest bit controversial, like the Joey Levick Bill, said Miloscia, who is sponsoring it... "

Changes to bus schedules planned

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

In the coming months commuting might get a little easier for mass transit commuters traveling in and out of Federal Way. The King County Department of Transportation wants area residents to voice their opinion as it considers changing its bus schedules and adding routes to serve a new park and ride lot in the Twin Lakes area. The Twin Lakes lot is scheduled to open next month at 21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 344th Street...

Aiming for the corner pocket; local billiards players part of a growing industry

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"As she lines up her shot, Jessi Krauser looks for ways to put her opponent on the defensive.You have to play defense to win, she says. That means sizing things up as she approaches the green felt expanse and examining the way its billiard balls lay.Krauser, of Federal Way, is one of 1,000 people who belong to about 200 teams in King and Snohomish counties that play in the American Poolplayers Association league... "

The Compleat Home Gardener

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"New Year's resolutions are made to be broken in the garden, but perhaps learning from the failures of others will help beginning gardeners avoid the mistakes of their horticultural buds. As the garden sleeps in early January, make a few notes to carry you through the spring and summer. Compiling the most common garden goofs into a general list wasn't easy, but try to avoid these bloopers: 1. No pruning before blooming... "

What's Happening

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

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Community Calendar

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

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Sacajawea principal placed on paid administrative leave

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Federal Way school officials placed Fannie Kelley, principal at Sacajawea Junior High School, on administrative leave Wednesday while she faces charges of failure to report child abuse.Kelley, who allegedly withheld information from police investigators about an illegal sexual relationship between a Sacajawea teacher's aide and student, faces a $5,000 fine and a year in jail if convicted... "

Dreams of flight took persistence to acheive for local man

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Defford Taylor remembers showing a co-worker a photo of his beloved grandmother and watching the man's forehead wrinkle in confusion.The co-worker's eyes bounced between Taylor's chocolate brown face and the older woman's much lighter face - the color of coffee liberally filled with cream - before stopping on him. But she's white, the man said.  The comment annoyed Taylor but he understood the confusion. As a boy, he never doubted his relation to the loving, impish woman whose frequent giggle seemed to emerge deep from her gut and who taught him how to grow vegetables... "

Business owners unsure about city's plans for Business Improvement District

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Stan Parente suspects it will take sales skills that rival those of millionaire Veg-O-Matic king Ron Popeil to convince small-business owners in Federal Way to form a Business Improvement District downtown. Parente, who owns Salon Parente at Gateway Center, said he believes the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will have a hard time persuading enough downtown business owners to form a district. To gain the proposed BID, property owners representing at least 50 percent of the calculated value of any designated area would have to support the formation by voicing that support in front of the City Council during a public hearing... "

Schools consider widening scope of partnerships

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"By the end of this decade, officials at the Federal Way school district want all children to be able to read at their grade level. And Communities in Schools, an education-based non-profit group, wants to help them do just that and much more.That's why the district will host an informational meeting Thursday in hopes of pitching the CIS strategy to individuals, businesses, civic and education groups... "

Eight vie for City Council seat

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"A former Federal Way City Council member and a past candidate are among the eight people who have applied for a vacant seat as of Friday morning.Council member Phil Watkins resigned in mid-December, saying he expected his workload as a lobbyist to increase with an equally divided state Legislature. He also said he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Nancy, and their 9-year-old son, Michael. His resignation took effect Dec. 31... "

Cafe Arizona manager won't be charged with witness tampering

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

The King County Prosecutor's Office has decided not to file witness tampering charges against a Café Arizona manager.Café Arizona general manager Jay Song allegedly contacted a Denny's regional manager and said that if another manager testified at the hearing Denny's would be picketed...

City manager announces finalists for community development director

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Federal Way's new Community Development Services director will be charged with fulfilling the City Council's vision of a thriving downtown.On Thursday, City Manager David Moseley announced the position's five finalists. They will be in Federal Way Jan. 11-12 for interviews with City Council members, city department directors, Community Development Services and Public Works employees, Planning Commission members and residents... "

The finalists

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

Brief bios of the candidate finalists.

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