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Sadie sniffs some bushes for a missing cat while pet detective in-training Amy Adams leads her.

Pet detective sniffs out lost critters

Kat Albrecht and her search dogs have sniffed out missing people, dead people, Alzheimer’s patients and drugs.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Sadie sniffs some bushes for a missing cat while pet detective in-training Amy Adams leads her.
Micky Dolenz of The Monkees performed at Federal Way’s Festival Days in 2007.

Festival Days will sit out this summer

In years past, planning for the annual Federal Way’s Festival Days would have been well under way by now.

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees performed at Federal Way’s Festival Days in 2007.

FWHS senior joins cast of zombie killers

Lots of teenagers dream about becoming an actor in movies. Paul Cantu is one.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Free immunizations May 31

The Public Health Department will offer free immunizations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at 33431 13th Pl. S. in Federal Way. Students… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2008

FW passes public records test

Federal Way is meeting state standards when it comes to rendering requests for public records, according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Dave Hamlin

City code nails popular woodworker

Dave Hamlin, a Federal Way man known for his handmade outdoor lawn furniture, is packing up his wood and his tools — and plans to move away.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Dave Hamlin
Human services manager Lynnette Hynden introduces the city’s new Hispanic liaison

Hispanic community finds a bridge to better communication

A lively crowd was welcomed by brightly-colored paper decorations and an abundance of food May 28 when citizens met the Federal Way’s new Hispanic liaison.

Human services manager Lynnette Hynden introduces the city’s new Hispanic liaison

Student stokes family pride with full ride to Harvard

Cindy Kang, 19, is fulfilling the dreams her parents had when they immigrated here from Korea seven years ago.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Federal Way police responded to a bank robbery at approximately 9:30 a.m. May 27 at Rainier Pacific Bank

In other news

‘Candyman bandit’ robs another bank

  • Jun 13, 2008
Federal Way police responded to a bank robbery at approximately 9:30 a.m. May 27 at Rainier Pacific Bank

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
Anne Marie Warren and Karin Woodbury

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.

Anne Marie Warren and Karin Woodbury
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics runners

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.”

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics runners

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