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Road funds in jeopardy

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"With budget-writers returning to square one following the mounting earthquake damage bill, transportation projects to bring congestion relief to Federal Way could take a back seat, a local lawmaker says. "

Decatur sustains the most structural damage

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

It appears that Federal Way will escape Wednesday's 6.8-magnitude earthquake relatively unscathed. Decatur High School sustained the most damage with a twisted truss in the gymnasium roof and a gas leak in one of the corridors.

Quake leaves residents shaken

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"In the first seconds of Wednesday morning's 6.8 magnitude earthquake, many people sought other explanations for the rumble they heard and the shaking they felt.Those driving vehicles worried something was wrong with their cars or peered into their rearview mirrors to search for the semi-truck that must be fast approaching.People inside buildings thought the culprit was loud music, an airplane, children or a passing vehicle before recognizing they were in the middle of an earthquake.Reaction here varied from fear to excitement to worry. But everyone had a story to share. "

International district project hits snag

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"A controversial project in one of the city's downtown subareas might be scrapped.A $173,000 plan to build a pocket park and trail for the city's international district could fall through because the city might not gain the needed easement from business owners there. "

Schools don't appreciate Internet filters

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Every time a student or a class uses the Internet at Decatur High School, Lori Beaver knows exactly what's going to happen.As the instructional technician leader at Decatur, she feels the irritation of her students who are often stopped and stopped again by the Federal Way school district's Internet filtering system, called Bess... "

Harassing calls hound Federal Way woman

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Little did Brenda Nelson know how much she would come to regret telling a hang-up caller, If you're going to call here, talk.They started talking but it wasn't nice, she said.Instead of silence, the caller, using a disguised voice, began spatting derogatory, curse-filled remarks when Nelson answered the phone. Sometimes the phone would ring 24 to 27 times until as late as 2:30 in the morning... "

Radio Hankook will appeal ruling

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Radio Hankook plans to appeal the city's decision that the Korean language radio station must move out of a home in a residential neighborhood, according to the owner's attorney.Community Development Services Director Kathy McClung announced on Jan. 20 that the city was denying the radio station's request to remain in the house as a home occupation business... "

"Olympia Watch: The Mirror asks local legislators how, and where, things are going"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

State Rep. Mark Miloscia (D-Federal Way) knows government accountability doesn't perk people's interest the way traffic congestion does.But Miloscia is introducing four bills this year to try to give his main issue a hearing. He ran two years ago on a platform of trying to make government more accountable to the people...

School district tech plan approved

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"The Federal Way school board approved a technology plan for the district last week.The plan, supporters say, will help support student literacy and learning as well as improve technology in classrooms, schools and offices over a three-year period as funding is made available... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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Flying Free: Centerstage Theatre examines responsibility and independence in the comedy 'Butterflies Are Free'

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Brynne Garman understands the sometimes tenuous balance between letting go and holding on.Off stage, the 39-year-old Federal Way resident struggles to achieve that balance in raising her 16-year-old son, Ben, who started high school this year.In Centerstage Theatre's production of Butterflies Are Free, Garman plays Mrs. Baker, the ultraprotective mother of a young, blind bachelor who has just moved into his first apartment... "

Brown's Point Life

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"To many people January and February are fairly dead months, but to a dedicated golfer those months hold the promise of some great new games just around the corner. Golf, although it is carefully regulated by unbreakable rules, nevertheless allows for personality traits to evidence themselves clearly... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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Graduation elusive for some seniors

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"It's senior year for some 1,367 Federal Way students. In five months many students hope to walk across a stage to receive their passport to a new life. While many students are busy narrowing down which colleges to attend or contemplating work or military service, about 360 of them won't see a diploma this spring.Each of the area's three high schools - Decatur, Federal Way and Thomas Jefferson - recently released data on students not on track to graduate... "

McClung named development director

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Kathy McClung, one of the city's first employees, remembers when city officials set a goal of creating a downtown that would make people linger.That was shortly after incorporating in February, 1990. Now, as the city's new Community Development Services director, McClung said she's prepared to set in motion policies to attract the mix of office, retail and residential uses officials crave... "

Teens busted for making threats

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Two Federal Way boys were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly making threats to shoot students and teachers at Sacajawea Junior High School. Police detained the teens near the school at about 3:10 p.m., just as other students were making their way home. The incident was reported by a 14-year-old Sacajawea student who heard the two boys talking about getting guns and then coming back to shoot 'em all, said Federal Way police spokesman Kurt Schwan... "

Fostering Family: One local woman brings joy to several children

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"One minute, Ariana would calmly let foster mom Donna Rogers fasten her into her carseat. The next, the pint-sized little girl would howl her outrage and thrash against the straps.It was as if she was struggling to control her environment, Rogers said.When the girl shrieked, Rogers murmured soothingly to her and gently stroked her hands, and the girl quieted. Rogers couldn't change the girl's history as a drug-addicted baby anymore than Ariana could. But Rogers could offer her the love and stability she likely wouldn't have experienced with her biological parents... "

Get the scoop on foster care

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"* Foster care is the temporary placement of children with families or individuals outside of their own homes into licensed homes due to neglect and/or abuse.* In Washington, approximately 7,000 children are in foster care, including about 370 in South King County... "

Church Calendar

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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School bus shortcutting irritates neighborhood

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

It's been five months and Ted Carlson said he's had enough of the school buses that use his neighborhood as a shortcut.The longtime Federal Way resident says he wants the buses to stop driving through an emergency gate that connects his street to the northeast section of the Federal Way school district's school bus depot...

Federal Way pedestrians must beat feet to stay safe on streets

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Sometimes Karen Hedwig Backman feels like an endangered species.As a pedestrian in an automobile-focused society, she must deal with drivers' frustrations and impatience without the benefit of being behind the wheel of a several-thousand-pound vehicle herself.When she crosses Pacific Highway at South 312th Street to do her grocery shopping, Hedwig Backman gets an acknowledging smile from some drivers. Others ignore her or scowl at her as she walks around the crosswalk they've blocked... "

Young actor to appear with Seattle Opera in Billy Budd

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"For Jordan Rosin, acting is a family endeavor and a way of life.The 10-year-old Federal Way resident said it's through his family's support that he's acting in the Seattle Opera's latest production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. Based on a Herman Melville novel, a young, likeable sailor is the hit of the British Navy. But a devious master-at-arms plots against the sailor ultimately ending in tragedy... "

Citizens seek high flying way to expand playground

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"A group of former Parks and Recreation Commission members believe brilliantly colored banners will add verve to Celebration Park while providing the means to create a larger, more traditional playground there.Ex-commission members Dave Kaplan, Bob Kellogg Sr. and Barbara Reid, who have formed the group Friends of Federal Way, hope to convince businesses and community groups to chip in the $3,000 apiece needed to hang a banner in the park for three years... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

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