Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Psssst..... Federal Way Secret

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Secret Federal Way is a Facebook (presence? fan page? personna?) that encourages Federal Wayans to talk about Federal Way, especially things they like and things they remember from past years.

Oh.. and another secret. Did you know Federal Way is celebrating its 20th. anniversary of cityhood on this weekend? The festivities seem a little low-key, perhaps this explains the minimal promotion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

45-story condo tower proposed for low-profile Federal Way

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SEATTLETIMES.COM -- Would be the tallest building between Seattle and Portland and 34 stories taller than the current tallest building in Federal Way and mean a green card for investors. Click through for a beautiful rendering. Would be situated on the old Azteca location (bottom right of this map), close to the Federal Way Transit Center (upper left). With a hotel, residential and commercial, would benefit now from bus access and later from light rail.


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Represent!

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You won't often find much sports reporting on here, but you can't deny this is huge.

Way to go @ApoloOhno and @celskeet 

Friday, February 12, 2010

We'll Be a Real City Soon!

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Actually, the problem seemed to be mostly fixed shortly after we suggested everyone contact Google.  Hopefully this fixes the remaining few problems.  (Ironically, the City of Auburn has now started sending Federal Way Graffiti its press releases and other stuff.  For a city that's mostly just train tracks and speed cameras, it sure does send a lot of email.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Fiber

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Google's looking for some partner cities to do fiber tests.  Anyone in power with Federal Way want to see about getting us in on that test?  http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Letter: 194 Closing

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FWG welcomes your letters and relevant press releases.  Email federal.way.graffiti@gmail.com.


There is an upcoming Feb 9th closure of the 194 bus route between Federal Way and Seattle, and most riders on this route don't seem to realize that it's even closing.

Riders using this route are going to now have to pay $2.00 to ride to the Seatac airport, and then have to pay an additional ticket fare to use the lightrail to get the rest of the way (unless you have an orca card). The 194 bus route is a direct route, and is packed during all hours of the day. It seems that it's only being removed to gain additional riders for lightrail - and squeezes the pockets of poor and lower middle class riders who are already being hurt by the recent bus fare increase.

I hope you'll write something about it before the bus closes down. It bothers me deeply that our city council hasn't made any effort to let riders know this would happen, and I am hoping that riders will write to them and tell them how this has an impact on their lives.

-- T. Young

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Common Sense Prevails

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The Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club Bailout proposal was not approved by the Twin Lakes Homeowners Association.  Not a slam dunk, but a defeat is a defeat.  Bring on the bulldozers.  The Twin Lakes area would benefit from small scale office/commercial or retail in the area as well as green space everyone could use. 

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