Police find box of drug fixings

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

  • Jun 13, 2008

School board finalists vie for vacancy

Five finalists for the vacant Federal Way School Board district four position were selected from seven applicants last week. The position was left vacant when school board member Tom Madden resigned last month.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Friends and family mourn murder victim at vigil

Nearly one month after Baerbel Roznowski, 66, was slain in her home May 3, her friends and co-workers gathered to remember her as more than a domestic dispute victim.

Members of a Federal Way police team showed their support for Special Olympics May 30 when they jogged Pacific Highway South carrying the “Flame of Hope.”

Hard times at Todd Beamer High School

One word can sum up how Todd Beamer High School senior Megan Meek will feel on the day of graduation June 8: Relieved.

  • Jun 13, 2008

In other news

The body of a missing rafter, a 34-year-old Federal Way man, was found by volunteer search and rescue units at about 11:30 a.m. May 31. The body was lodged beneath a tree in the Green River near an area known as Beer Bottle Beach.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Federal Way man pleads not guilty in stabbing death of his girlfriend

Chan Kim, also known as Paul Kim, pleaded not guilty June 3 to murder in the first degree in relation to the May 3 slaying of his girlfriend, Baerbel Roznowski, 66.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Public safety takes a big hit in King County

Top King County officials warned June 5 that public safety and criminal justice will take a hit beginning in 2009, when the county expects a $68 million General Fund shortfall. The rising cost to provide county services, paired with insufficient revenue, has caused the county to enforce an 8.6 percent budget cut to the criminal justice system beginning in 2009. The cuts are expected to prevail through 2012.

Federal Way man petitions city to annex property

The thought of inclusion into Federal Way city limits is teasing Richard Butko, who owns property on Military Road South. Butko, of unincorporated King County, can literally see the city limits from his property at 37815 Military Road S. On April 7, he submitted to the city an Intention to Petition for Annexation into Federal Way. The city council, absent Linda Kochmar, unanimously passed a motion June 3 to allow Butko to proceed with a petition, but requested the proposed annexation area expand beyond Butko’s property.

Federal Way-area grad copes with citizenship hurdle in college quest

Irais Cartier, 18, is facing a more difficult path to college than most high school graduates. Cartier, who will graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School on June 8, is ineligible for federal financial aid and for many college scholarships because she is not a United States citizen. “It’s been very hard, the whole process of immigration,” said Cartier, whose family moved to the Federal Way area from Mexico when she was 4 years old.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Students find meth lab ingredients | Federal Way Police Blotter

A log of police calls and incident reports in Federal Way.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Spooked by the supernatural? Federal Way ghostbusters on the case

Perception, curiosity and people’s fear of the unknown are what keep AGHOST members searching for the dead. Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma (AGHOST) is a Federal Way-based group that investigates reports of the paranormal. Its members meet twice monthly at Marlene’s Market and Deli to discuss ghost investigations and spirit-locating technology.

Cigarette law should reduce fires

Every year, homes are destroyed and lives changed when a cigarette left burning starts a fire.

Anglers save Hooked on Fishing event

The 21st annual Federal Way Hooked on Fishing event at Steel Lake Park almost didn’t happen this year.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Principal gets her just desserts

Nautilus Elementary principal Cindy Black will do just about anything to get her students to read.

  • Jun 13, 2008

In other news


  • Jun 13, 2008

Pacific Highway construction

• The south end of the project will be restriped to shift all traffic to the east side of Pacific Highway South on June 11. The affected area will be from just north of South Dash Point Road to the south project limit. Restriping will occur from 7 a.m. until work is completed, approximately 3 p.m.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Unleash the power of positive thought, then reap the rewards

People entertain an average of 600,000 thoughts per day.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Community calendar

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  • Jun 10, 2008