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Kat Albrecht and her search dogs have sniffed out missing people, dead people, Alzheimer’s patients and drugs.
In years past, planning for the annual Federal Way’s Festival Days would have been well under way by now.
Lots of teenagers dream about becoming an actor in movies. Paul Cantu is one.
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, a Federal Way man known for his handmade outdoor lawn furniture, is packing up his wood and his tools — and plans to move away.
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.
Cindy Kang, 19, is fulfilling the dreams her parents had when they immigrated here from Korea seven years ago.
‘Candyman bandit’ robs another bank
The following is a sample from the Federal Way police public information log:
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.
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.”
One word can sum up how Todd Beamer High School senior Megan Meek will feel on the day of graduation June 8: Relieved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.