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Fire Department Proposition 1 passing

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:19AM

Federal Way Fire Department personnel were breathing a huge sigh of relief Tuesday night with Proposition 1 passing by a comfortable margin.

"Gates, McMahon leading in fire district race"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:19AM

It appears William T. Gates and Melvin McMahon will advance to the Nov. 6 General Election in the Position 3 Federal Way fire commission race.

School board: Controversial books will stay

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:19AM

A parent campaign is prompting the Federal Way school district to add a new English course at Thomas Jefferson High School and to give parents full disclosure about books read in the classes. The English curriculum for Jefferson students will change next year following concerns raised by parent Karla Dyer. She objected to requiring students to read books that contain scenes with child rape and other graphic scenarios.

Grateful graduates

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:19AM

"After today their lives likely will never be ruled by a ringing bell. It's a rite of passage they've looked forward to for many years. For thousands of Federal Way's young adults, graduation is finally a reality. Today, the Mirror spotlights three students whose high school careers were enhanced by a favorite teacher. "

Distinctive students

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:19AM

The future president and a Nobel Prize winner sat in the room. So did a future genetic scientist and a best-selling author. Some of the brightest and most talented high school seniors in the area were recognized at the Federal Way Mirror Students of Distinction awards dinner Monday night at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites.

City making more services available on the Internet

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Federal Way is hitting the accelerator in bringing government services to the information superhighway. Someday, people who want to sign up for parks and recreation activities, and apply for business licenses and city permits might be able to with a few keystrokes rather than a trip to City Hall, says Iwen Wang, Management Services director. "

School district wants input on reducing class size

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Teachers can do much more for students if they have smaller class sizes, says Margot Hightower, principal at Enterprise Elementary School. Children get so much more when there's a class size of 20 not 30 students, Hightower said. The biggest piece of this (is) giving kids the quality time they deserve so they can develop their skills and teachers can go over things more in depth. "

Regional transportation plans worry city leaders

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"As legislators inch forward in creating a plan that would help the state's most congested regions fix some of their own traffic messes, suburban cities like Federal Way are lobbying hard to bring their concerns to the fore. Lawmakers are trying to produce a regional plan, believing that many of the big-ticket projects, such as Interstate 405 in King and Snohomish counties, are beyond state government's ability to finance. "

Register to play sports

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Information to register for YMCA teams, T-ball, youth soccer and adult softball. "

Planning commission prepares to debate 'mega-churches'

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Vince Seim lives in Forest Lane Townhomes, directly across from the proposed site of the Christian Faith Center. So does Gary Robertson. But ask them what they think about the church's plans to construct a 5,000-seat sanctuary, school and several other buildings at the now-forested site and the men might as well live on different planets. "

Walk & Talk

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"Lily Uyeno's doctor often looks awed when the Federal Way woman mentions her exercise regimen. My doctor tells me he doesn't know anyone my age that walks three or four miles, Uyeno says. I feel like I'm pretty long lived. "

Teacher strike possible

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"A teacher strike is possible but not imminent, says the leader of Federal Way's teacher union. Coming off the heels of a recent rebuke of Gov. Gary Locke, the Washington Education Association is exploring the possibility of a statewide strike. Federal Way Education Association members could follow suit. At issue is the governor's budget proposal, which refuses to pay cost of living raises to teachers whose salaries are paid from local levies or federal funds. "

FUSION to purchase its sixth condo for the homeless

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:18AM

"A Federal Way organization that helps families is expanding its reach thanks to three large grants. The grants will enable FUSION, a Federal Way program that provides transitional housing for homeless women and their children, to purchase its sixth condominium this year. "

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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