Saturday, October 27, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Oct. 27

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CRIME AND POLICE



Press release regarding a motorist arrested for an HOV violation who was in possession of an explosive device. (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (10/23) -- On October 23, 2007, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Federal Way Police were monitoring traffic near South 317th and Interstate 5 Northbound ramp in Federal Way. The officer made contact with a motorist for a HOV violation. More... (PDF)

Man arrested with grenade in Federal Way
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (10/23) -- Federal Way police today arrested a man with a live grenade who said he was on his way to blow up the Federal Building in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol. More...

Federal Way officer who assaulted girl, 17, resigns
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (10/25) -- An award-winning police officer assigned to patrol Federal Way High School has resigned after admitting Tuesday to touching a teenage girl on her legs and breasts. More...

Lawsuit bites Federal Way police
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/16) -- After four years of depositions, statements and negotiating, former Federal Way resident Ginger Mounts, 25, recently settled out of court with the Federal Way Police Department. More...

Bystanders foil hit and run driver
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (10/16) -- Bystanders helped lead to the arrest Tuesday morning of a suspected drunken driver who rear-ended a car stopped at a red light. More...

Federal Way, WA, man sentenced to 14 years in prison
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (10/19) -- A 37-year-old man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 14 years in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. More...

LIVING IN FEDERAL WAY



On the Other Side of Steel Lake . . . is a fantastic Skateboarding Park!
FEDERALWAY.NEIGHBORHOODSUNDRESSED.COM (10/25) -- See photos...

A little human touch goes a long way
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/23) -- Monda Holsinger and the Federal Way Public Schools’ AmeriCorps program received the 2007 St. Francis Humanitarian of the Year Award, sponsored by the Franciscan Foundation. More...

City voices North Shore worries
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/16) -- The future of the North Shore Golf Course, located in Northeast Tacoma and bordering Federal Way, remains undetermined. While the City of Tacoma continues its review of the Northshore Investors LLC development proposal, Federal Way is busy engaging in discussions with the developer and Tacoma as to how the Point at North Shore would affect Federal Way residents, said public works director Cary Roe. More...

Realtors Help Green Up The Hylebos
HYLEBOS.TYPEPAD.COM (10/17) -- Today, Hillary organized a volunteer event with about 40 realtors from the Seattle-King County Area Realtors Association. The realtors helped plant about 500 trees and shrubs at the Spring Valley Open Space near the North Fork of Hylebos Creek. More...

Boardwalk Report! (with photos)
HYLEBOS.TYPEPAD.COM (10/3) -- Friday I met up with Linda Farmer, Federal Way's new Director of Communications and Government Affairs, to visit the Hylebos. After receiving the proper security clearances, we took a trip to the West Hylebos Wetlands boardwalk construction site. More...

Central Federal Way Area Condo - $169,000
WINDERMERE.COM -- 2/1 -- Walk to shops and the theater from this centrally located condo! 2-bedroom end unit with master down, loft with closet and sunny living room. Updated with care within the past year. Come & see! More...

Federal Way Area Home - $244,950
WINDERMERE.COM -- 3/1.5 -- Fixer with long-term 10+ year stable tenants in a quiet residential community. Daylight unfinished basement with good ceiling height. Wooded backyard. See all offers, please include pre-approval letters if avaliable. More...

Would recommend as Corporate Apartment only...
APARTMENTRATINGS.COM (10/14) -- The Ridge/The Shores (formerly The Colony Apartments) My husband and I were put at The Shores in a one-bedroom corporate apartment for 2 months. The apartment was very clean and turn-key when we arrived. They provided nice furniture, tv, bedding, towels, basic kitchen needs (coffee maker included) and basic cleaning supplies. (Overall Complex Rating: 57%) More...

FEDERAL WAY SCHOOLS



Environmental Protection Agency honors Federal Way high school for removing chemicals
OREGONLIVE.COM (10/24) -- Federal Way School District and one of its high schools have been given a safety award by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Decatur High School was recognized Tuesday for removing hazardous chemicals. The district was honored for training teachers and students in lab safety. More...

Federal Way Public Schools Receive an "A" in Responsible Chemical Management
EPA.GOV (10/23) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Education are celebrating Children’s Health Month by promoting responsible chemical management at Decatur High School in Federal Way, Washington. EPA, the Department of Education, and other federal partners are working to prevent chemical accidents at schools across the nation, through the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign. More...

FEDERAL WAY SPORTS



This pair of Eagles are lovebirds
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (10/24) -- For Dale and Denise Pac, the homecoming football game at Federal Way High School symbolizes more than cool October nights and reunions with former classmates. More...

Federal Way reigns after 31-year wait
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (10/23) -- There was a whole lot of hugging and handshaking going on after Federal Way came from behind to beat Kentridge, 27-21, in overtime to clinch the South Puget Sound League North Division championship. More...

Federal Way’s wait over
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (10/19) -- The last time the Federal Way Eagles were in this position on a football field, Gerald Ford was completing his presidency and U.S. voters were busy electing Jimmy Carter. More...

Teacher, ‘Voice of the Eagles’ in Federal Way
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (10/17) -- When Merlin Epp retired after teaching social studies for 36 years at Federal Way High School, he didn’t quit helping students. He volunteered daily at Lake Dolloff Elementary School where his wife, Jeanne, teaches kindergarten. He continued taking high school students on tours of historic sites on the East Coast. More...

FEDERAL WAY CITY NEWS



Press release regarding the Domestic Violence Emphasis conducted by the Federal Way Police Department. (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (10/23) -- On Thursday, October 18, 2007, the Federal Way Police Department participated in the 5th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The Federal Way Police Department worked with agencies throughout Washington and across the country in an effort to arrest persons with outstanding family violence warrants. The Detail is part of a national effort to promote family safety and ensure that batterers are held accountable for their violence. More... (PDF)

City hosts terrorism presentation Nov. 29 (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (10/17) -- The City of Federal Way will host a general terrorism awareness presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S., in the Patrick Maher room. Participants will gain basic knowledge on a wide range of terrorism related topics. More...

Quest for arts center plugs along
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/26) -- Federal Way arts enthusiasts received an opportunity to meet with consultants who are conducting the city’s performing arts center feasibility study. More...

FEDERAL WAY TRAFFIC



Proposition 1 will bring transportation choices to Puget Sound
NWPROGRESSIVE.ORG (10/21) -- The Seattle Times recently published a story that shows that we are already altering the way we get around in the face of crippling congestion. When we talk about structuring investment to encourage transit use, libertarians frequently label such planning as “social engineering” (yeah, right - as if all the suburbs along I-5 have always been there - but of course they haven’t). More...

Federal Way council backs transit measure
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (10/18) -- The Federal Way City Council has unanimously endorsed a regional ballot measure that would bring light-rail and road projects to South King County. More...

FEDERAL WAY BUSINESS



Baden's high-tech basketballs bouncing back after court win
BIZJOURNALS.COM (10/19) -- In the little-known world of basketball makers, Baden Sports faces some tough players: global companies that are far bigger and better financed than the mom-and-pop Federal Way challenger. More...

FEDERAL WAY POLITICS



VoteNoAnnexation Endorses Jack Dovey for FW City Council
VOTENOANNEXATION.COM (10/18) -- Things have been pretty quiet for a while, but now there is something that needs announcing that may really help further stifle the thought of annexation in the Federal Way city council. Incumbent Jack Dovey is the chair of the Land Use & Transportation Committee, which is where formal discussion of annexation starts. More...
(In other news, FWG's two votes have now been firmly cast against Dovey.)

FEDERAL WAY HUMOR



St. Louis: We Just Found Google
RIVERFRONTTIMES.COM (10/25) -- After paying more than $47,000 for marketing experts to coin St. Louis' new slogan: "St. Louis: It's All Within Reach," members of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission were heartbroken to find they had been beaten to the punch. More...

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