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In a June 7 article titled “Federal Way man petitions city to annex property,” it was mistakenly reported that landowners near Military Road would be required to split a $19,605 fee before Federal Way would welcome them into city limits.

In fact, the landowners would only be required to annually pay the city’s property tax once annexed, spokeswoman Linda Farmer said.

Candidates for State Rep.

State Rep. Mark Miloscia, D-District 30, announced that he will seek re-election in November.

Miloscia is chair of the Housing Committee and works as a teacher in the Federal Way School District and the Catholic Archdiocese. He is active in many community and charitable organizations. This past session, Miloscia played a role in the passage of legislation dealing with school funding, sexual predators, homelessness and government accountability.

The public is invited to a campaign kick-off reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Clarion Hotel near Top Foods at 31611 20th Ave. in Federal Way. To learn more, e-mail or call (253) 839-7087.

Federal Way resident Michael Thompson has filed to run against Miloscia on the Republican ticket. Thompson, a 1976 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, has been a self-employed businessman and inventor. This is his first time running for public office. To learn more about Thompson’s campaign and issues, visit, e-mail or call (206) 219-9078.

Initiative 26 clears hurdle

On June 9, the Metropolitan King County Council approved Initiative 26, which would amend the King County Charter and establish non-partisan county executive, council and assessor positions.

The initiative will appear on the August voters ballot. The measure garnered more than 80,000 signatures.

Also for the August ballot, the council sent an alternative to the proposed amendment, which would place party affiliations next to a candidate’s name.

Placement of both measures on the ballot will only confuse voters, council member Pete von Reichbauer said.

Raider Power Movement

Thomas Jefferson High School’s parent group Raider Power Movement granted scholarships to nine graduating seniors.

Victoria Lofdahl, Cassidy Robey, Jordan Beers, Brian Hunter, Erin Dolan, Michelle Pecoraro, Danielle Spaminato, Kaitlen Thomas and Danielle Bennett all received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $500 to use at the colleges they will attend next fall.

Feedback on state parks

A second meeting to discuss land use plans for Dash Point and Saltwater state parks will be held 7 p.m. June 18 at Highline Community College in the Mount Constance Room, building number eight, 2400 S. 240th St. in Des Moines.

“Park users and community members have identified the need to address trail management issues, improving camping facilities and the preservation of each parks’ natural and cultural resources,” said Ryan Karlson, state parks planner. “We will be seeking public participation and feedback on alternatives presented for each park.”

For more information on the projects, visit the Washington State Parks Web site at

FW Student honored

Stephanie Zeeb, of Federal Way, was awarded a scholarship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It was her second year being awarded the scholarship. Recipients were selected based on academic performance, financial need, volunteer and extracurricular activities and essays. Each scholarship was for $3,000.

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