Monday, February 4, 2008

What's News in Federal Way -- Feb. 4

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Repartmenting Around Seattle
SEATTLEBUBBLE.COM (02/04) -- ... The third building, a 239-unit complex in Federal Way, hadn’t been changed into condos yet when the decision was made. ... More...

Strong mayor system? Federal Way will decide
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (02/03) -- A move to change Federal Way’s form of government for the first time in its 18-year history is driven by two men who’ve fought City Hall over their own private property issues. Switching from a city manager to a strong, elected mayor would help fix what ails Federal Way, according to Roy Parke and Dave McKenzie. More...

Former welfare mother finds her calling in giving
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (02/03) -- For Kayla Sargent, volunteer director/food bank coordinator for the Auburn Food Bank, need is personal. After all, she's been there. More...

Federal Way Going Huge[...]
NOISETANK.COM (02/03) -- Hell yes, this is coming to Federal Way, WA, a bedroom community of about 86,000 people located between Seattle and Tacoma. Part of the City’s downtown redevelopment strategy, the project consists of four towers from 16 to 24 stories on a 4-acre site, with a whopping total of 900 residential units, along with 60,000 square feet of retail, commercial, and office space. More...

Weyerhaeuser mulls selling division
BIZJOURNALS.COM (02/01) -- Weyerhaeuser Co. is considering selling its commercial construction sales division that employs 320 people. More...

Sound Transit's future plans clarify
BLOG.CARLESSINSEATTLE.US (02/01) -- ... Link Light rail construction would extend up to Northgate with three new stations beyond UW, and two stations south to Kent Des Moines road between SEA-TAC and Federal Way. This would require a 0.3% sales tax increase. ... More...

Search on for South Sound fast food robber
BLOGS.THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (02/01) -- Area law enforcement officers are asking the public to help them find a man suspected of robbing five fast food restaurants in Pierce County and south King County since late December. More...

Weyerhaeuser To Study Options For Commercial Construction Operations
MONEY.CNN.COM (02/01) -- Weyerhaeuser Co. said on Friday that it will assess alternative strategies, including a possible sale, for its commercial construction sales business. More...

Transit center safety takes a hit
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (02/01) -- The shooting death of a woman at the Federal Way Transit Center has police and Sound Transit contemplating how to keep the public safe at the downtown gathering place. More...

College recruiters help dreams come true for local students
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (02/01) -- Dreams were made in the cafeteria at Federal Way High School on Wednesday morning when college recruiters passed out admissions and scholarships to hopeful seniors. More...

Minority groups skip local politics
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (02/01) -- With less than three weeks until the Feb. 19 elections, voters will decide whether to change Federal Way’s form of government to one in which residents elect their mayor. However, many minority communities in the city remain unaware of this divisive proposal that has been a central conversation point among city officials and local residents for the past several months. More...

Dairy Queen Robbery Caught On Tape
KIROTV.COM (01/31) -- A man believed to have robbed six local fast food restaurants apparently struck again on Tuesday night, holding up a Federal Way Dairy Queen in a robbery that was caught on surveillance tape. More...

Rainier Pacific Financial Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Earnings
MONEY.CNN.COM (01/31) -- Rainier Pacific Financial Group, Inc. announced today its fourth quarter and annual results for the periods ended December 31, 2007 More...

Man questioned in Transit Center shooting released
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (01/30) -- The search for an unknown gunman continues. Federal Way Police announced today that they have no reason to suspect William Quadere Muhammad was involved in the January 18 shooting at the Federal Way Transit Center. More...

Cops who lie don't always lose jobs
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (01/29) -- P-I review finds 2 dozen cases where officers weren't fired More...

Wedding bells cap couple’s comeback from the streets
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/29) -- Sometimes a helping hand and a friendly smile are all it takes it renew the spirits and help the city’s homeless turn their lives around. Heather Dunlap, 35, and her fiance, Troy Jones, 39, both of whom used to live among Federal Way’s homeless population, are a shining example. They benefited from Fife resident Dionne Agostini’s start-up organization called God’s Love. More...

Green is the goal for Federal Way
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/29) -- The city has the money — $80,000 to be exact — to use toward transforming Federal Way into an environmentally friendly city. More...

Volunteers offer free tax assistance
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/29) -- Through April 10, the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way will offer free tax services every Wednesday and Thursday evening in a first-come first-serve basis, with the help of United Way’s IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. More...

Homeless face the cold truth
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/29) -- Ninety homeless people were counted in Federal Way last week during the annual One Night Count conducted by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. The coalition uses the count to better understand survival patterns of homeless people who sleep in public places, according to its Web site. More...

School libraries await financial rescue
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/29) -- After nearly two years of mourning the loss of funding for school librarians in Federal Way, local library supporters are rejoicing. Senate Bill 6380, which is being sponsored by State Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, could add funding back to school libraries throughout Washington. More...

Grassroots Group Grows Mini-SKILLs Bill in Washington State
WEB1.ALA.ORG (01/28) -- Characterizing school library media specialists as “an endangered species,” Washington State Sen. Tracey J. Eide (D-Federal Way) introduced a bill January 22 that codifies through a per-pupil formula how many credentialed school library media specialists should be employed by each district and offers some $55 million to fund the initiative. More...

Judge v. judge
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (01/26) -- Turns out there’s a back story of vicious feuding behind a judge’s resignation and stories of a sex scandal in Federal Way. More...

Pedestrian struck in Federal Way; driver arrested
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (01/25) -- Both directions of state Route 99 were closed in Federal Way for more than two hours Friday night after a car struck an Algona man crossing the road. Police said the 40-year-old pedestrian was near the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 356th Street when he attempted to cross. One car stopped and waved him along, but another driver didn't stop for the man, who was not in a crosswalk, Federal Way police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said. More...

Mayor proposal: Dollars and sense
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/25) -- Politics can sometimes boil down to whoever has the most money to spend in support of a candidate or issue -- but money doesn’t always guarantee a win. With less than one month for supporters and opponents of a strong elected mayor to continue public education and fundraising efforts, the outcome of the elected mayor ballot initiative is hard to predict. More...

A night in the life of a K-9 cop
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/25) -- Unlike the city of Mayberry, Federal Way has a good share of crime that keeps its nighttime officers on the move. Following is an example of a four-hour period spent with a Federal Way K-9 officer on a recent Friday night. More...

Megan's Mission spreads warmth
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (01/25) -- On a rainy Puget Sound night, thousands of homeless people bundle up on the streets to sleep in the chilly outdoors. And many of them are a bit warmer because of 16-year-old Megan Johnson of Federal Way. More...

Person of Interest in Transit Center shooting turns himself in
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (01/24) -- Federal Way Police have located a person of interest in connection with last Friday's shooting at the Federal Way Transit Center. William Quadere Muhammad turned himself in January 24 following an area-wide search. More...

A light season for school levy bids
BLOGS.THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (01/23) -- Federal Way, Yelm and Carbonado are taking four-year "replacement levies" to the voters on Feb. 19. Clover Park plans to do the same on March 11. More...

JER Partners Sells Glen Park Apartments in Federal Way, Washington to Fairfield Residential for $65.6 Million
BUSINESSWIRE.COM (01/22) -- JER Partners, the private equity commercial real estate investment arm of the J.E. Robert Companies, has sold the Glen Park Apartments to Fairfield Residential LLC of San Diego, California. JER initially purchased the complex of 464 units in April, 2005. The property is located 10 miles northeast of Tacoma, Washington and 25 miles south of Seattle. More...

Beef off menus in local school districts
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (01/02) -- Cafeterias in Seattle (and other area school districts, including Federal Way) change menus after concerns over suppliers' treatment of animals and possible use of 'downer' animals. More...

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