Sunday, October 14, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Oct. 14

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Students test school board candidate at forum
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (Oct. 12) -- Students at Federal Way High School brought a new perspective to the three school board races during a forum Oct. 10 at the campus. Social studies, business law, history and journalism students gathered in the school's little theater and asked the six candidates questions ranging from familiar topics of debate to issues of relevance to high school students. More... (Map)

Critical crossroads: Roads and Transit vote
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (Oct. 12) -- In less than a month, voters will weigh in on whether local road and transit improvements are worth their $47 billion long-term costs. The high-magnitude Roads and Transit ballot measure, known as Proposition One, goes before King, Snohomish and Pierce County voters in the state's general election on Nov. 6. More...

FW's Barrington runs wild
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (Oct. 13) -- Thanks to Andre Barrington and 28 fourth-quarter points, Federal Way is a win from the South Puget Sound League 4A North Division championship. More...

Not enough passes sold Federal Way center missing its budget
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (Oct. 13) -- Federal Way’s $21 million community center isn’t bringing in as much money or as many paying customers as expected in its first five months. With its two pools and water slides, three gyms and a climbing pinnacle, the community center boasts a range of attractions like no other city-run center in Pierce and King counties. It was designed to be the heart of sprawling Federal Way. More... (Map)

Cities consider building a regional jail
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (Oct. 10) -- Limited jail space and looming expiration dates on contracts have pushed four South King County cities to consider building their own jail. Renton leads the quest for a regional jail. The Renton City Council will soon decide when to begin evaluating, through a feasibility study, the possibility of constructing a regional jail. More...

Self-storage: Is your stuff safe?
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (Oct. 10) -- The thieves who broke into storage unit number 48 at the Public Storage facility in Federal Way two weeks ago left behind a television, several large items of furniture and piles of crumbled drywall. They stole nearly $2,000 worth of electronics, clothing and cologne from a 30-year-old Federal Way man. They also stole several valuables from a 26-year-old Federal Way woman who rented an adjacent unit. More...

New Exhibit at the Knutzen Family theatre (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (Oct. 11) -- The Federal Way Arts Commission is proud to present the work of freelance photographer Ludwig Suju. Photographs on Display until January 7, 2008. More... (PDF) (Map)

Play it the safe way? Not Federal Way
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (Oct. 5) -- When most high school football teams are trying to ice the game in the fourth quarter, they do so with a series of clock-draining halfback runs. Federal Way used the halfback pass instead Thursday night. More...

Authors of nine books will speak about how to finance college
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (Oct. 10) -- Families can learn how to pay for college at a free event in Federal Way. Sallie Mae’s annual “Get Into and Pay for College” National Tour will feature authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Decatur High School. More... (Map)

Press release regarding the robbery investigation at Burger King in Federal Way. (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (Oct. 10) -- On October 1, 2007, at approximately 6:57 a.m., Federal Way Police officers were dispatched to a robbery at the Burger King Restaurant in the 34800 block of Pacific Highway South. More... (PDF) (Map)

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