Sunday, November 18, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Nov. 18

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Proposition One: Back to the drawing board
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (11/09) -- Following Tuesday’s election, city leaders are left pondering how to improve congestion, given voters’ rejection of Proposition One — the roads and transit package five years in the making. Had Proposition One passed, it would have offered much-needed traffic relief in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. But it appears the price to pay — $47 billion, including inflation costs, after the last bond was paid off — might have been too much for the majority of voters to accept, said Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO. More...

North Shore controversy draws a crowd
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (11/09) -- Northeast Tacoma residents packed Federal Way City Hall this past Tuesday to voice their views on a proposed 860-home development at the North Shore Golf Course. The controversial site sits just outside the Federal Way border in Northeast Tacoma. Those living in surrounding neighborhoods including Stonebrook are concerned about the increased congestion and environmental impact the development will bring to the area. More...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (11/09) -- The lifespan of an election sign is not always as short-lived as one may think. Campaign signs — colored red, green, white, blue, yellow and combinations thereof — urged Federal Way residents to vote for candidates and initiatives. The signs marked several highly-traveled intersections throughout the city in the weeks preceding Tuesday’s election. More...

Federal Way Food Bank as citizens to dig deep for holiday donations
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (11/12) -- When planning your Thanksgiving celebration this year, Multi-Service Center would like to encourage you to remember the area's needy families with donations of Thanksgiving dinner items to MSC's Federal Way Food Bank. It has become a tradition of the food bank to provide customers this time of year with the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. More...

Federal Way voters speak out
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (11/12) -- With all 151 precincts reporting, the fate of the outstanding mail-in ballots might decide a tight race to fill the vacant Position 7 seat on the Federal Way City Council. Since the incumbents on the seven-member council have demonstrated great success at the polls, the left empty by the resignation of Councilmember Dean McColgan ignited a flurry of interest among would-be candidates seeking a term in City Hall. More...

School Board Results
FWCON.WORDPRESS.COM (11/13) -- Looking at the results for the Federal Way School Board (here) leaves me scratching my head. Trying to figure out what the people want based upon who they vote for is always an art, not a science. This is especially true in an election where there is so little visibility. More...

Ex-Garfield and Wazzu Star Tony Harris Missing in Brazil
ENJOYTHEENJOYMENT.COM (11/13) -- What is going on with Garfield grads playing basketball overseas? First Tre Simmons nearly gets blown up by a firecracker in Israel, now Tony Harris is missing in Brazil. A chilling column by the P-I's Robert Jamieson reveals that Harris, star of two Garfield High state championship teams and leader of Wazzu's mid-90s NCAA tourney run, hasn't been heard from since an ominous phone call to his pregnant wife. More...
Update, 11:03 pm - KIRO just reported that Tony Harris' body has been found; the FBI is declaring his death a murder. No links on MSNBC.com or CNN.com yet.

Federal Way takes tech-school idea that Seattle rejected
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (11/14) -- Seattle Public Schools rejected a deal with a local nonprofit to start a technology-based school — not once, but three times since 2005. So the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) went elsewhere, and now the Federal Way School District is poised to sign a deal this morning for a $1 million annual donation to start a program for grades 6-12 at Totem Middle School. The agreement will almost double the per-student money for kids enrolled in the school, which is in north Kent. More...

Students through 12th grade may enter celebration art contest
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (11/14) -- Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit posters, essays or poetry for Federal Way’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. Entries should incorporate the theme for this January’s celebration, “Triumph … in a World of Possibilities.” More...

Backers of strong mayor system host forum this weekend
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (11/16) -- The group sponsoring the initiative to switch to a strong, elected mayor in Federal Way will present a program on the issue Sunday. Accountability Comes to Town is putting on what it calls a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Decatur High School, 2800 S.W. 320th St. Federal Way voters will decide Feb. 19 whether to switch from the current council-manager form of government to that of a strong, elected mayor. More...

Drug addicts find hope
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (11/16) -- A drug treatment program called Prometa is considered experimental by some accounts and miraculous by others. Federal Way City Council member Jack Dovey has suggested the city allocate $20,000 through its mid-biennium budget amendment process for a 2008 Prometa pilot program in Federal Way. More...

An olive branch, but no kiss goodbye
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (11/16) -- Outgoing school board members Evelyn Castellar and Charlie Hoff won’t be bickering during public meetings anymore, but they will continue to disagree in private. Castellar and Hoff have openly disagreed and argued during both of their terms on the Federal Way School Board about things ranging from student dress to electronics to the value of athletics. Their arguments have, at times, escalated to raised voices. More...

Federal Way Husband Inspires Special Gratitude This Thanksgiving
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (11/18) -- If one is lucky to get to their middle-aged years reasonably whole and healthy, a number of Thanksgiving holidays have been duly observed along the way. In this respect, my life has not been different from most others in this category. As on previous holidays, I am thankful for being born into a family that was a perfect fit for me, who helped identify the outlines of the path I was to travel in life and gave me the foundation to begin the journey. More...

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