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Weather is like a box of chocolates

t ‘Climate’ is what you expect, not what you get

  • Jun 13, 2008
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Jane Carol Britt

Police arrest suspect in homicide of Twin Lakes woman

Jane Carol Britt was found dead in her car March 19

  • Jun 13, 2008
Jane Carol Britt

City considers building its own jail

Federal Way could be home to a jail before December 2012.

Goal in going green: Save some greenbacks

The city council is willing to take steps toward making Federal Way an environmentally-friendly city, but is not ready to pursue long-term annual funding.

Suicide survivors help save lives

John Southern, 44, had no way of knowing it at the time, but he saved lives when he shot himself in the head eight years ago.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Federal Way resident Ben Miller

Local church sends healing power to Mississippi

There are angels in Federal Way.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Federal Way resident Ben Miller
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Lenny Peterson with his daughters Christine and Kimberly when they were growing up. After he was diagnosed with ALS in 2005

Christine Peterson wrote in desperation a letter to people like President Bush, Oprah Winfrey and Montel Williams, asking the question: Have you ever met anyone with ALS?

  • Jun 13, 2008
Lenny Peterson with his daughters Christine and Kimberly when they were growing up. After he was diagnosed with ALS in 2005

In other news

Federal Way’s Festival Days will not take place in 2008, according to Bob Hitchcock, a member of the festival committee.

  • Jun 13, 2008

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police public information log:

  • Jun 13, 2008

Grants boost quality of life

A total of $895,000 is up for grabs to Federal Way nonprofit groups and public agencies looking to improve the quality of life for select groups of residents.

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Federal Way: Hot wedding spot?

With wedding season approaching, many brides-to-be are dreaming of their big day at a venue in Seattle or on the Eastside.

  • Jun 13, 2008
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The Higher Taste Organic Blueberry Farm is currently looking for volunteers to help remove weeds from the berry bushes. The farm will return the favor by giving out free berries during the summer. The place will be open for the public seven days a week from June to October.

Organic blueberry farm sits on a patch of heaven

In a corner close to North Military Road and Lake Dolloff Elementary School hides a blueberry paradise for anyone who has a love of natural escapades.

  • Jun 13, 2008
The Higher Taste Organic Blueberry Farm is currently looking for volunteers to help remove weeds from the berry bushes. The farm will return the favor by giving out free berries during the summer. The place will be open for the public seven days a week from June to October.

Clothing bank is one helper short

Things are even tougher this year for Federal Way students who are in need of clothing.

  • Jun 13, 2008

IN OTHER NEWS

A male nursing assistant is being held on $1 million bail in connection with the March 18 homicide of Federal Way resident Jane Britt, 75.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Parent- student advocate Colleen Seydell shops for school uniforms for the students at Mark Twain Elementary once a month

Aid for the city’s low-income and homeless will come in the form of school uniforms and weekly dinners, thanks to the Federal Way Mission Church.

Parent- student advocate Colleen Seydell shops for school uniforms for the students at Mark Twain Elementary once a month

Pac Highway construction

• On April 9, SCI will begin final grading in preparation for paving between the View at Redondo Apartments and the Buddhist Learning Center, 28621 Pacific Highway S. Crushed rock and asphalt pavement will be placed the week of April 14, weather permitting. The driveway and parking lot at Western Union Checkmate, 28722 Pacific Highway S., will be restored at this time.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Colombian connection hits home

After living away from Colombia for almost 20 years, Federal Way resident Carolyn Acosta decided it was time to help the needs of her native country — even if that meant working from afar.

  • Jun 13, 2008
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Police officer honored for her heroism

Federal Way police officer JulieAnn Benjert does not brandish a cape or have any inhuman abilities — but she is still considered a hero.

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To stop underage drinking, start before it begins

If parents haven’t yet talked to their fifth- or sixth-grade students about underage drinking, it might be too late.

  • Jun 13, 2008