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ELECTION 2013 | Municipal League of King County releases candidate ratings [2]

VOL. 15, NO. 27



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OPINION | Roegner: Closer look at city council races [4] Mr. Federal Way’s Q&A on hot weather, traffic, cigarettes [5] CRIME BLOTTER | Man sleeps in grocery store parking lot because of ghosts [3] EDUCATION | State budget’s education funding still leaves some unhappy [7]

SPORTS | Federal Way National FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013 | 50¢ softballers win District 10 title [13]

Wild Waves takes heat for crowds and traffic

District disagrees with policy center’s gradings By GREG ALLMAIN

The Achievement Index, the data compiled by the state Board of Education and assigned a letter grade by the Washington Policy Center, showed that most Federal Way schools fell somewhere in the C or D range, with a few graded in the A range and two schools ranked in the F range. Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) director of assessment Dave Davis made a brief presentation to the school board on June 25, responding to what he said was a mostly negative report by the Washington Policy Center and the state Board of Education. Davis added that the Achievement Index takes “complex data” and puts it into a “simple letter grade” because that’s an easily translatable idea for many people. The Achievement Index takes four indicators and consolidates them into one metric, Davis said. This includes data from Measurements of [ more SCHOOLS, page 8 ] NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit

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Federal Way Little League action

Federal Way National Little Leaguer Adam Taylor takes a swing during the 10- and 11-year-old team’s run to the District 10 championship. National beat Steel Lake Little League in the district championship game on Sunday and will now advance to the 10/11 Washington State Little League Tournament, which starts July 20 in Gig Harbor. Taylor finished the championship game with six RBIs during a 14-4 win over Steel Lake. David Bedell finished with three RBIs. Cole Bakker and Abi Gonzales both had two RBIs in the win. Steel Lake beat Federal Way in the first championship game Saturday at the Federal Way National Complex, 9-8, to force the second title game. Check out scores and updates starting on page 13 in today’s sports section. courtesy photo

Crowds descended upon Wild Waves Theme Park last weekend for cheap tickets and relief from the scorching summer heat. Residents who live near the park, in addition to several people who tried to cool off at the park’s water rides and wave pool, were left feeling hotheaded. The theme park, which is located off Enchanted Parkway South, was offering $14.99 tickets through June 30. As temperatures hovered in the high 80s and low 90s, hundreds of people took advantage of the Wild Waves ticket deal. The Department of Transportation even issued a traffic alert Sunday for backups in both directions at Interstate 5 and Highway 18. The park’s management anticipated the onslaught and received traffic assistance from Federal Way police. Wild Waves employees parked their cars at nearby Todd Beamer High [ more WILD WAVES, page 9 ]

Suburban poverty vs. the language barrier The city estimates that 9 percent of households speak no English By ANDY HOBBS

Tatyana Koshevaya spoke no English when she moved to the United States. Nearly 22 years later, Koshevaya believes that immigrants who want to get ahead and rise above poverty - and find employment - must learn

the American culture and language. she felt as though she could finally “If you don’t speak English,” she communicate. However, her thick said, “who’s going to hire you?” Russian accent stood in the way of Koshevaya was a refugee from a so-called “mainstream” office job Russia who arrived in the U.S. — so she worked harder. with aspirations of starting a “When I started to learn cleaning business. A fellow more English and went to SPECIAL Russian-American taught college, I started getting her English, including other jobs,” said Koshevaya, how to read the labels of co-owner of Little Russia cleaning supplies. From there, Bistro in Federal Way, regardKoshevaya honed her Enging the opportunities that came lish and attended school. As her with better communication. “It’s a English improved, so did her job legitimate barrier for immigrants.” prospects. A stint as an interpreter Suburban poverty has increased helped boost her confidence, and dramatically in South King County





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over the past decade as residents search for more cheaper rent outside of Seattle. The communication barrier is another reason why immigrants and refugees struggle. Aside from economics, immigrants move to South King County to live among others who share their language and culture. Koshevaya is also a social worker who specializes in job and housing placement for Eastern European immigrants. Not all immigrants share a desire for upward social mobility. Government assistance [ more POVERTY, page 19 ]

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Aid cars respond to all emergency calls and provide medical response, while King County Medic provides ambulance service. The majority of the fire district’s nearly 16,000 annual calls for service are for medical emergencies. All firefighters are trained in EMS. The aid car is funded by an excess levy that was

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Along with hiring more firefighters, South King Fire and Rescue re-opened an aid car on July 1.

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On July 1, South King Fire and Rescue celebrated the return to fulltime status for Aid Car 64. Pictured from left to right: FF Ed Rickert, FF Ross Anderson, Battalion Chief Rick Chaney, Assistant Chief Ed Plumlee, FF Sven Schievink, New FF Lance Campbell, Fire Chief Al Church, Board Chair Bill Gates, King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, New FF Randy White, Lieutenant Scott Mahlen, FF Anthony John, FF Craig Burrus, Captain Dave Michaels. COURTESY PHOTO approved by voters in August 2012. The levy will raise about $3.5 million in revenue per year for four years. About $1 million from the levy will fund the fulltime aid car. SKFR’s original aid car fleet was four units. The staffing equivalent of one-and-a-half aid cars was taken out of service in 2011

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due to budget cuts. The fire district also reports the hiring of 10 new firefighters in January 2013. These new positions were funded through the excess levy along with a federal SAFER grant. The new firefighters have been trained and assigned among seven fire stations in the district to ensure 24-hour staffing of the aid car, according to the district. The department says the aid car will improve response times. SKFR covers more than 150,000 homes in the Federal Way and Des Moines area. The fire district collects $1.50 per $1,000 for both residential and commercial property values. SKFR depends on voters to generate revenue above that $1.50 cap, the maximum allowed by law. The fire district depends on property tax values for revenue. The budget was hit hard by the recession and housing market crash. The district has a $22.8 million operating budget for 2013. Nearly 89 percent of that budget goes toward personnel.


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Federal Way mayor • Jim Ferrell: Very Good • Skip Priest: Outstanding Federal Way City Council, position 2 • Mark Koppang: Good • Kelly Maloney: Outstanding • Anthony Murrietta: Insufficient information (did not participate in interview or questionnaire)

About the ratings

• Outstanding: Has made numerous outstanding contributions requiring skills related to the office, is a path-finding and respected leader, brings knowledge and creativity to issues facing the office. • Very Good: Makes significant contributions, is a skilled builder of consensus, inspires confidence in the way he/she would serve, is thorough and attentive to issues. • Good: Has been active and effective in many roles, is capable of moving people to productive action, has strong record of participation in problem solving, shows satisfactory commitment to tackling issues. • Adequate: Has a record of participation and interest, is effective on specific issues, has provoked questions about suitability as an office holder, will need significant time/energy to fill gaps in knowledge. • Not Qualified: Doesn’t appear engaged, has a record that casts doubt on ability to be productive, hasn’t demonstrated ability to deal with responsibilities of office, has narrow focus, inflexible attitude or is otherwise troubling.

Primary election candidate forum The Federal Way Mirror is hosting candidate forums for contested races in the 2013 primary elections. The forum will run 6 to 8 p.m. July 31 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Primary election races include: • Federal Way School Board position 4: Kenneth Lance Barton, Carol Gregory, Medgar Wells • Federal Way City Council position 2: Kelly Maloney, Mark Koppang, Anthony Murrietta • Federal Way City Council position 6: Diana NobleGulliford, Martin Moore, Ryan Miller The primary election is Aug. 6. Ballots will be mailed to voters on July 17. On Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, The Mirror will host forums for the general election candidates in races for school board, city council, South King Fire board, Lakehaven board and mayor. Stay tuned for details.

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The Municipal League of King County has released its 2013 ratings for Federal Way candidates. The non-partisan league evaluates candidates based on standards of involvement, effectiveness, character and knowledge. Candidates submit questionnaires that form the basis for the league’s research and interview process. These ratings are not endorsements. Candidates are rated Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Adequate, or Not Qualified. See the bottom of this story for an explanation of these ratings. Learn more at www.

Federal Way City Council, position 4 • Jeanne Burbidge: Outstanding • John Fairbanks: Good Federal Way City Council, position 6 • Ryan Miller: Adequate (did not participate in interview or questionnaire) • Martin Moore: Good • Diana Noble-Gulliford: Very Good

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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Man sleeping in parking lot: At 1:57 a.m. June 28 in the 28000 block of Military Road South, a man was found sleeping in the parking lot of a grocery store. According to the report, the man is well known to police because he has issues with delusions/ hallucinations. The man said he was sleeping at the grocery store parking lot because ghosts live in his house. • Man sleeping in car actually has a good reason: At 4:20 a.m. June 28 in the 1600 block of South 348th Street, police contacted a man who was asleep in his vehicle. According to the report, the man said he was sleeping in the vehicle because of an argument with his wife. The report notes police were able to contact the wife, who confirmed her husband’s story. • Unusual welfare check: At 11:22 a.m. June 29 in the 800 block of South 312th Street, police responded to reports of a man whose

pants kept falling down. According to the report, the man’s pants kept falling down because they were too small, and the situation was causing “concern to passersby.” • Fight in parking lot: At 2:46 a.m. June 30 in the 28000 block of 18th Avenue South, police responded to a call of a dispute in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Upon arrival, police discovered a crowd of people in the parking lot, although there was no fight taking place. According to the report, one person in the group had an active warrant and was arrested. • Attempted assault on officers: At 3:34 a.m. June 30 in the 28000 block of 18th Avenue South, a woman was arrested for willfully driving her vehicle at police officers. • Man in bushes flees: At 3:24 a.m. June 30 in the 34000 block of 11th Place South, a property owner requested a check of a residence by police. Police found nothing disturbed inside the residence, but the report notes an unknown male was hiding in the bushes on the property, and fled when police attempted to contact him. • Vehicle theft victim finds extra stuff: At 4:41 p.m. June 30

in the 500 block of S. 325th Street, a victim who had their stolen car returned had recently reported that a number of items that didn’t belong to them were in the vehicle, including a number of pieces of other people’s mail. • Vehicle prowl: At 6 p.m. June 30 in the 31000 block of Gateway Center Place, the victim reported that $4,000 in cash and various personal items had been stolen from their vehicle by unknown suspects. • Grandma slightly injured trying to protect grandsons: At 9:15 p.m. June 30 in the 33000 block of 25th Avenue SW, a grandmother suffered minor injuries when she attempted to break up a fight involving her two juvenile grandsons. According to the report, the grandmother jumped in when an adult male joined the fight. • Roommate argument leads to warrant arrest: At 10:21 p.m. June 30 in the 31000 block of 7th Avenue SW, a male roommate contacted police expressing concerns that his two female roommates wanted to assault him. The report notes that a check of one of the female roommates came back with an active warrant, and she was arrested.

FW man pleads guilty to hate crime against Sikh

“Iranian, Iraqi, Raghead, Faggot Motherf-----.” The suspect allegedly told an officer at the scene that “We have Americans fighting overseas in his country and why Mirror staff reports doesn’t he go back to there.” Larson’s criminal history includes 19 A Federal Way man has pleaded guilty bookings since 1986, along with 34 warto a federal hate crime related to the savage rants. Past charges include disorderly beating of a Sikh taxi driver. conduct, assault, DUI, attempting to elude Jamie Larson, 49, pleaded guilty June police, domestic violence assault, malicious 27 in U.S. District Court to one count of mischief and marijuana possession. violating the Matthew Shepard and James The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. commended the U.S. Department of The law criminalizes acts of physical Justice, U.S. Attorney for the Westviolence that cause bodily injury IN OTHER ern District of Washington Jenny and are motivated by race, gender, Durkin, the FBI and the Federal sexual orientation or disability. LarWay Police Department for their son faces up to 10 years in prison, investigation of the assault. according to the Department of Justice.


Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 5. The assault occurred Oct. 17, 2012, in the 1200 block of SW 301st Street in Federal Way. Auburn police had asked the taxi driver to take Larson to Federal Way because he was too intoxicated to walk or drive. The driver, an immigrant from India, said Larson began commenting on the turban he wore as part of his Sikhism religion. Larson began assaulting the taxi driver and making comments regarding his religion and ethnicity, according to a police report. Larson punched the taxi driver repeatedly in the body and face, and caused one of his teeth to become loose, according to the report. The suspect also ripped part of the cab driver’s beard off his face. The piece of beard was found at the scene. The victim was wearing a turban, kirpana, kara and Kanga, which are all items related to his Sikhism religion. The victim believed he was assaulted because the suspect thought he was a Muslim, according to the police report. The victim suffered injuries to his back, shoulder and kidney. He was hospitalized for more than a week and has undergone lengthy physical therapy. At the scene, Larson told officers that he attacked the taxi driver because the driver was “a towel head.” Officers reported that the suspect also referred to the victim as an

City reports safety upgrade at Mark Twain From staff reports

The city announced that recent improvements at the Mark Twain Elementary school zone “have made a significant difference in safety.” The Public Works Department recently upgraded the old school zone to contemporary standards, including a solar-powered school zone flasher, a paved walkway at the school’s entrance, as well as additional ramps for safety. Cary Roe, public works director, said these projects were made possible by the Safe Routes to School grant program. “It’s critical to keep improving pedestrian safety for our young people. However, retrofitting older streets and schools is often quite expensive,” Roe said in a press release. The Mark Twain project was completed thanks to a $386,000 grant from the Safe Routes to School program. The Federal Way Police Department reported that “there has been a drop in vehicle speeds through the school zone and yielding behavior at crosswalks has improved.” The city’s next Safe Routes to School project is for Lakota Middle School, which is expected to begin this summer.

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Education and the $64,000 question By GARY ROBERTSON


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Guard your pets because coyotes rule Twin Lakes In response to the president of the Twin Lakes HOA article: The one thing you neglected to mention about your “wonderful” community is that it is infested with a large population of predatory coyotes that your residents have seen roaming around in the neighborhood streets, day and night. It is, in fact, a high kill zone for these residents and their beloved pets. I have personally spoken to at least five residents that have lost their cats. One had a dog that had slipped out of the door and wandered off the homeowner’s property only to have been viciously attacked

3-way tossup for council pos. 6 The Federal Way City Council is a non-partisan position, but political relationships and voting patterns could be important in the race for council position 6. The three candidates are interesting, likable and involved. Each is an asset in their own way and currently serves the community. All candidates including these three want more police officers, an improved downtown, better economic development, better transit and no new taxes. Diana Noble-Gulliford is the appointed incumbent and has served on the council since January. She also served on the Planning Commission from 1991-1997 and has been active in different organizations including the Historical Society for many years. She ran a losing race for the city council a few years ago, but it did give her experience in how to put together a campaign. She has been endorsed by the 30th District Republicans, State Rep. Linda Kochmar (R), School Board President Tony Moore and Councilmembers Susan Honda and Kelly Maloney. Noble-Gulliford supports the performing arts and conference center (PACC), but only with no indebtedness. If the citizen committee can’t raise its portion of the money, she would vote no. Noble-Gulliford’s background in real estate and banking becomes noticeable as she talks about the opportunities for attracting new businesses downtown.

In regard to the Pinewood Apartment murders, she noted some support for strengthening the landlord tenant laws on gun possession, and is concerned about the rise in crime. Noble-Gulliford may be the most well known of the three candidates, but is still planning to doorbell, use newspaper ads and do mailings. The Municipal League gave her a “Very Good” rating. Martin Moore has spent the past few years helping to elect others in his role as a campaign manager. This is his first race for public office. Moore has one of the more compelling personal stories. He grew up as an orphan in Bulgaria and was adopted by a Federal Way family when he was 8. He attended schools locally and graduated from Saint Martin’s University. He has served on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission for several years. He previously worked for AmeriCorps and currently works as legislative aide to State Rep. Roger Freeman (D), who has endorsed him. Moore has also been endorsed by the 30th District Democrats, former State Rep. Mark Miloscia (D), Congressman Adam Smith, and King County Councilmember Julia Patterson. He supports the PACC, but doesn’t want taxes raised for it. He would consider taxes for other city needs such as public safety, but only as a last resort. While he supports economic [ more ROEGNER, page 6 ]




I am a substitute para-educator for the Federal Way School District (15 years now). Because I am a strong advocate for my fellow para-educators, the schools they work at and for the success of all students in our education system, I testified before the school board at their meeting on June 11. Some of my comments were quoted in The Mirror’s article titled “FW school district forges ahead despite state budget gridlock.” The article quoted me as follows: “I hope that some of the anticipated bumps in revenue would be put toward rehiring people who lost positions in the last few years. I must ask you the $64,000 question: what is your number one priority when it comes to funding?” Robertson asked. “Is it funding student fees and athletic transportation or is it, or is it funding programs that ensure our students are successful as they go through our education system? For me, it’s the latter and if you agree, as I hope you do, then I ask you to give serious consideration to my recommendation.” Robertson’s recommendation would be to restore a number of para-educator and librarian positions that have been cut in recent years. Robertson, a substitute para-educator himself, said the help his position provides to students and staff is invaluable. “These individuals are much more critical to our students than restoring funding to fees and athletics transportation,” Robertson said. “I’ve worked in these positions so I know how valuable they are to all-day kindergarten teachers and students.” The good news is our school district is anticipating it will have approximately $4.3 million that it didn’t have last year as the Legislature is taking the McCleary Supreme Court decision (funding basic education) seriously. As a result, the school district has $660,000 more for special education, an all-day kindergarten class is being added at Valhalla Elementary School, and transportation got another $1.6 million, which will free up some levy money that was used to cover those costs. The superintendent proposed spending $910,000 to eliminate fees and to pay for athletic transportation costs. In addition, he proposed spending another $500,000 to restore elementary counselors, dean positions and a custodian position that were cut in prior years. On June 25, the board unanimously approved the superintendent’s budget without making any changes, and now we know the answer to the $64,000 question. Do I know why? The answer is “no” because no one in the district or on the board [ more GUEST COLUMN, page 5 ]

Bob Roegner

Federal Way resident

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To submit an item or photo for publication: email Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. by a coyote. Take a drive around the various Twin Lakes divisions and witness for yourself how many “lost pet” fliers you will see posted on various streets. I very recently came across two myself from residents looking for their missing cats. After having spoken with one resident in particular, I can honestly say, not everyone is aware of the fact that these predatory animals are indeed right in their own backyard. Also, new people who are interested in moving into the Twin Lakes area are not always going to be aware of this particularly

disturbing fact as well. I think more awareness needs to be made in order to warn these residents that just because it is a beautiful area to live in, there is a dark underside. It is not a pet friendly place because the coyotes rule. Just ask all the people whose beloved pet companions went missing. Myself included!

Beverly Bowers, Federal Way

Investigation at City Hall was a sham I have been thinking about what happened in the city since reading The Mirror. First off, why wasn’t Mayor Skip Priest man enough

to say he screwed up and face the consequence of his actions? He is trying to make out that Councilmember Kelly Maloney is a nervous, unfocused woman who needs Valium. Far from the truth. At least she has shown great potential in the short time she has been on the council. Much more promise than some that have been there too damn long and don’t know when to step down. As far as the investigation of the complaint against the mayor goes, that was a sham. The city attorney should be fired and replaced by someone that knows their job. This city owes the people living here a legal, full blown investigation [ more LETTERS, page 5 ]

July 5, 2013 [5] [ LETTERS from page 4]

Q&A with Mr. Federal Way Q: Hey Mr. Federal Way, why is it, when I go to the grocery store, there are shopping carts scattered around the parking lot? A: The simple answer is because there are people out there who are beyond lazy. Ridiculously lazy. This is something that frustrates Mr. Federal Way to no end. How hard is it to unpack your groceries into the trunk or back seat of your car and then wheel your cart over to one of the numerous receptacles located throughout the parking lot? Not hard at all, right? Instead, people who aren’t lazier than lazy are forced to dodge random shopping carts when they try to park their cars. It’s a joke. If you can’t walk the extra 20 feet to put your cart away, then you shouldn’t be putting 24-packs of Mountain Dew, Totinos mini pizzas or frozen onion rings in said cart. Mr. Federal Way has noticed that the same people who leave their carts in the middle of a stall are the same people who drive around the parking lot, waiting for a spot to “open up.” Instead of pulling into an open parking space farther back in the lot, they stop their car directly in the middle of the row, turn on their blinker, and cause everybody behind them to sit and wait. The laziness of some people just blows Mr. Federal Way’s mind. Q: Mr. Federal Way, how much did the city spend on the 30-plus flags on South 348th Street, just past Winco and the Aquatic Center? A: Mr. Federal Way doesn’t know if the city even paid for the flags. But it’s money well spent, whoever did. There are actually 50 flagpoles, which represent each state in the union. Each year, the King County Aquatic Center hosts a Flag Day celebration. The flagpoles also

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provide an aestheticallypleasing entrance to the Aquatic Center, which has hosted hundreds of local, regional, national and international swim/dive meets since opening in 1990. Mr. Federal Way is never against making something “look good.” Those flags make the Aquatic Center “look good.” Q: Mr. Federal Way, can you believe how hot it is outside? It’s too much. A: Here is something that Mr. Federal Way has noticed about people from the Pacific Northwest — they are never satisfied with the weather. For a population that is tolerant on social issues (same-sex marriage and legalized weed, for example), we are always upset about the weather. “Oh, it’s raining again? Shocking” or “Man, I hope Costco has air conditioners, it’s like 80 degrees. I’m boiling.” Heck, even when a beautiful blanket of snow covers the grass in the Puget Sound area, we complain about driving in it. So, to answer your question, this week’s 80-plusdegree weather is perfect. Enjoy it while it lasts because it will start raining before you know it, and you can complain about that. Q: I heard that cigarette taxes help fund education in Washington. Since our schools need more money, should people smoke more cigarettes? A: Mr. Federal Way doesn’t know how to answer that question. It’s true that cigarette tax collections are used to fund the state general fund and the education legacy trust account. But it’s also true that chainsmoking heaters is terrible for your lungs and everybody else around you. Mr. Federal Way’s suggestion is this: If you want to fund education, make a donation. You’re a fool if you think smoking is cool.

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Norma Blanchard, Federal Way

Support for Koppang

I’m impressed with Mark Koppang, candidate for Federal Way City Council position 2. I remember Mark ran once before and that he took the high road by refusing to be drawn into the mire of what became a rather contentious race. In my book that demonstrated character. And even today, he has maintained a neutral position on the controversy his opponent, the incumbent, is embroiled in. I particularly admire and appreciate Mark’s spirit of volunteerism and his sincere interest in our city which is demonstrated by his deeds. Mark recruited a team for a tree-planting project at Celebration Park. He also ran a volunteer team at Sacajawea on Earth Day to clean up the park, and was a member of the Reach Out Federal Way homeless men’s winter shelter project. His work and contribution of many hours through Habit for Humanity on the ongoing improvement project at Westway in Federal Way is most commendable. It’s refreshing to see a candidate, like Mark, who embodies a strong character, high personal values, and sincere interest in our city.

Jess Salazar, Federal Way

Vote for Noble-Gulliford

I would like to endorse and ask for you to vote for Diana Noble-Gulliford for Federal Way City Council position 6. Diana has helped on various boards/ commissions, and now as a member of the city council, since the incorporation of the city in 1989. She has worked as a volunteer in many non-profit groups of the city over the years. Diana is very concerned about our way

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When you think of voting for someone running for local office, what do you look for? I look for history, knowledge of issues, relationships and passion. Martin Moore meets every one of those. Martin has called Federal Way his home for most of his life. He attended school in the FWPS and was a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. Martin has been deeply involved with the community with AmeriCorps. He is currently serving as a legislative assistant to State Rep. Roger Freeman, and is a commissioner on the Federal Way Parks and Recreation board, working to make our parks a better place for the community to gather and be more accessible to all. Federal Way has safety challenges. What city these days doesn’t? Safety is Martin’s first priority as your council member. Federal Way has been a city for over 20 years. The city has addressed its identity and destiny many times. Martin is committed to building a vibrant downtown by focusing on economic development and building relationships both inside and outside city limits. Every election is regarded as important, more so for Federal Way. We have been in a 40-plus year discussion about our identity and downtown corridor. It is time to act. If you could take a look at Martin’s Rolodex, you would see a variety of names and numbers of various social organizations, and political and business leaders. He has already established relationships inside City Hall. Martin is one of the most passionate people I know. What Martin is doing right now is what Martin was born to do. You might say he is living his dream. Martin represents Federal Way’s future. He has the energy and a deeply rooted interest to move Federal Way forward with “forward thinking leadership.”

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budget, school board member Ed Barney indicated if they received more funding in the future, they needed to keep restorresponded even though they had my ing positions that were cut in previous contact information. budgets. Let’s hope the board remembers Needless to say, I am disappointed but his message a year from now. not surprised. As a compromise, instead To quote an analogy: if you don’t at first of spending $1,410,000 (as described succeed, try try again … and I will. above) all in one year, I would have preFinally, state educators were denied ferred to do that over a two to four year a cost-of-living allowance for the fifth period so some of that money could be straight year. Instead, the state spent the used to restore the all-day kin-with us. We cansome helpofyou. Consult money to hire a new director of military dergarten classroom para-educators and librarian positions that were eliminated in affairs for the governor’s office. Another bad decision. prior years. After they had approved Needthe a business loan? We can help you. Consult with us.

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Q: I had the pleasure of sitting in traffic last Saturday, thanks to Wild Waves Theme Park. Why wasn’t anything done to alleviate the traffic? A: Mr. Federal Way has no idea. Mr. Federal Way was also forced to sit at the stop light at the intersection of Highway 18 and Pacific Highway for numerous light cycles on Sunday. Mr. Federal Way needed to buy some fuchsia baskets at Home Depot and a flank steak at Costco for Mrs. Federal Way. While sitting in the car in the blistering heat, Mr. Federal Way started to wonder what it takes for a police officer or three to park at an intersection and direct traffic. If ever there was a need for a cop to do such a thing, it was last weekend. The theme park was offering cheap tickets, and Mother Nature was offering 80-degree weather, meaning huge crowds. Who can resist sitting in a swimming pool with thousands of other men, women and children? Mr. Federal Way likes to call it a hot bowl of human soup. Mr. Federal Way has driven by churches on a Sunday morning and there have been multiple police cars with their lights flashing, directing traffic for a couple dozen vehicles. But you have the busiest intersection in Federal Way - where Highway 18, Highway 161 and Pacific Highway South all come together - and there’s not an officer in sight? There were people running multiple red lights, vehicles blocking traffic in the middle of the intersection and more F-bombs and more “birds” flying out of car windows than an episode of “Monday Night Raw.” Hopefully, there were some lessons learned last weekend at Wild Waves and the traffic nightmare doesn’t happen again.

of the facts at city expense. They can spend money on the performing arts and conference center (PACC). Let’s see them spend money to straighten this mess out. This is my direct mode. OK people, let’s get behind Kelly, and for the powers that be who are running this city, let them know we want the truth. We sure as hell haven’t got it so far.

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[6] July 5, 2013 [ ROEGNER from page 4] development, Moore believes the council should connect better with the neighborhoods. He believes already working in Olympia would give him an advantage in helping on city issues. Moore believes we need to make sure that guns don’t get in the wrong people’s hands. Moore is not as well known to the general public, but plans to raise enough money to improve his name identification. He is also planning mailings, newspaper ads and doorbelling. He chose an unusual campaign sign color in brown with different sized signs to try and distinguish his signs. The Municipal League gave him a rating of “Good.” The least well known of the three is Ryan Miller. But he is no less enthusiastic. He has lived here for three years and is the manager of the Hampton Inn. He serves on the Lodging and Tax Advisory Committee and is an alternate to the Diversity Commission. He

has the same position as the others on the PACC. He is conservative and leans toward being a Republican. He wants to grow the economy and would not consider a tax increase under any circumstances. Miller might be willing to return his council salary to the city treasury to raise more money for city programs. He wants downtown to be more pedestrian friendly and would consider closing some streets and adding a sky bridge. He would also use his council position to

“push” the school district to perform at a higher level. This is Miller’s first race for public office. Miller was unable to participate in the Municipal League interview. The league obtained enough information to give him a rating of “Adequate.” All three candidates are interested and caring about the community. Miller appears willing to spend enough money to try and match the other two. But Noble-Gulliford and Moore are the most organized and well known among

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State’s education funding still leaves some unhappy By GREG ALLMAIN

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed a $33.6 billion operating budget last week, staving off a government shutdown and beginning the process of “fully funding” education in accordance with the State Supreme Court’s McCleary decision from last year. The “McCleary downpayment,” as it’s become known, sets aside

approximately $1 billion in education funding for the 2013-15 biennium. State Superintendent Randy Dorn said this budget process did not really address the serious issues facing lawmakers. “I understand that passing a budget is difficult. This time around was more difficult than most,” Dorn said in a prepared release, referencing the fact that Inslee’s signing of the operating budget was done at the latest point in the year in over 20 years. “But it is essential that we are honest about how far we still have to go to meet our constitutional obligation to fully fund basic

education.” According to the Quality Education Council, the “fully funded” mark would be hit when the state spends approximately $8 billion on education. Dorn noted that his bare minimum for this biennium was around $1.4 billion. “We have five years, and we are still roughly $7 billion short,” Dorn said. “This leads me to two critical questions: Does the Legislature have a plan to satisfy McCleary by 2018? (and) How will the Legislature provide a stable funding source so districts can plan for the future?” Dorn suggested that one way

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the Legislature could provide that “stable funding source” would be to “discuss seriously…changing our property tax structure to reduce levies at the local level, and transfer that capacity to the state to fund basic education…My point is, in 2013, the Legislature avoided the hard questions and major decisions that will be necessary to satisfy McCleary.” At the local level, those local levies Dorn referenced are a major source of funding for Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS), bringing in about $7.7 million a year, according to the district. For FWPS Assistant Superin-

tendent of Financial Services Sally McLean, the 11th-hour budget still continues to leave a lot of questions unanswered. “In terms of the overall compliance with McCleary by 2018, I concur (with Dorn) that the state does not yet have a revenue structure in place to support this,” she wrote in an email to The Mirror. “Nor have the more difficult Technical Work Force recommendations to the Quality Education Council around compensation, levies and local effort assistance been addressed.” She added: “There are many more difficult discussions in the future.”



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disagreed with the policy center’s findings. “I looked at their data and how they’re determining their grades…and their suggestions for how to improve performance on this scale,” he said. “For me, a lot of those solutions, I wasn’t in agreement with them. I think the direction we’re going as a district is going to pay dividends in the long run. I think any data we can look at and pull some meaningful stuff from is a good thing. Sometimes, with this kind of letter grade system, I scratch my head, wondering what does that really represent and what can I take from it?” Davis said the district is set to launch a “data warehouse” storage system, that will allow the district to view data in real-time and be more “proactive” instead of “reactive.” Check out the entire list of Washington school ratings at https:// school-achievement.

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Last weekend’s enormous number of visitors to Wild Waves Theme Park was still a topic of discussion during the Federal Way City Council’s July 2 meeting. Federal Way resident Mike Batchelor expressed the frustration that many residents who live near the popular theme park experience on a fairly regular basis. “As all of you probably know, this last weekend was a horrible weekend there,” Batchelor said. “For us, it’s that way every weekend…Right now, we feel like we don’t have any representation out there. The police department, we call them out there to ticket people who are parking in front of our driveways. They dismiss us. We need you guys to help us out.” Batchelor said the overflow of parking and people can get severe enough sometimes that he has “had people picnicking on my yard.” “They come and sit down and have picnics. I shouldn’t have to deal with that,” he said. As far as traffic is concerned, Batchelor said issues arise because Wild Waves customers often will block driveways in his neighborhood. This past weekend was especially horrible for just trying to move around the neighborhood, he said. “Driving from Highway 18 to my house took over an hour and a half this weekend,” he said. “It’s usually a five-minute drive. Again, you guys need to help us out. We want our neighborhood back. It’s

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Chuck Boddy of Bremerton posted this photo last Saturday of the crowded wave pool at Wild Waves Theme Park. This photo was posted on the Wild Waves Facebook page. COURTESY PHOTO a figure, but it’s rarely been reached in the years the park has been open. “They really haven’t had that issue for so many years in terms of reaching capacity…With everything coming together, that was identified,” he said. “That is going to be part of the consideration, and I know they’ve thrown out some numbers that were significantly less than what occurred this weekend to use that strategy moving forward.” Mayor Skip Priest said he and other city officials met with Wild Waves staff this week in order to form a plan in case the perfect storm of circumstances ever coalesces again around Wild Waves. “The bottom line is, a very productive meeting occurred today. We will continue to reach out to you and other members of the community, to ensure that your questions are raised and are responded to,” Priest said.

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a nice neighborhood.” Federal Way Police Chief Brian Wilson reviewed the measures police took in dealing with the invasion of Wild Waves customers throughout the weekend. “Everything came together this weekend for Wild Waves,” Wilson said. “The number of people who came to the park this weekend was more than has ever happened before with Wild Waves Theme Park. We were caught very surprised. I think Wild Waves’ management was caught by surprise.” Wilson said Wild Waves management is aware of the issues the park creates for residents nearby, and indicated that the park’s management has made attempts to reach out to the neighborhoods. “They’ve dispensed tickets to the homeowners association for compensation to address this. They have staff who have picked up garbage in the neighborhood throughout this issue,” he noted. Wilson said that 29 citations were handed out for parking violations in the neighborhoods surrounding the theme park. “We remain sensitive to the neighborhood to address their concerns. Listening to the Wild Waves staff, I hear that same thing too. They’re very concerned and want to meet the needs of the neighborhood. And this partnership that we have with them and certainly with the neighborhood…We will certainly try and mitigate anything like this that happened this weekend from happening again,” Wilson concluded. Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell wondered if Wild Waves has a specific number for being at capacity, and asked whether the park turned back customers over the weekend. Wilson said the park does have

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The proposed performing arts and conference center (PACC) slated for downtown Federal Way has received $2 million in state funding, based on the recently passed budget in the Legislature. This 41,000-square-foot building is slated for the former Toys R Us site on 20th Avenue South (near the Federal Way Transit Center). Plans include a 700-seat two-tiered auditorium, 125-room hotel, a kitchen, and 8,000 square feet of conference space. The PACC is expected to cost up to $32 million. No timeline has been established for completion. Last March, the city council voted to spend up to $355,000 of Real Estate Excise Tax funds to get the schematic designs made. Also included is the caveat that Lorax Partners, the development group the city has partnered with, will bring any cost saving opportunities to the council over the course of the next several months. The Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts is leading a fundraising campaign for the project. A meeting about fundraising will be held at 6 p.m. July 11 at the council chambers at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S. The community is invited to attend. Pledges are also being accepted. To learn more, contact Joann Piquette at or (253) 839-4389. More information about the project is available at


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The Federal Way National Little League 10-11 all-star team won the District 10 championship Sunday with a 14-4 win over Steel Lake at the Federal Way National Complex. The team will play at state in Gig Harbor starting July 20. courtesy photos

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Baseball, softball teams take District 10 crowns, state up next By CASEY OLSON

For the second year in a row, the Federal Way National Little League 10- and 11-year-old allstar team can call themselves the District 10 champions as of last Sunday afternoon. But winning this year’s 10-11 district crown wasn’t easy for Federal Way National. Second-place Steel Lake Little League pushed them until the end. Steel Lake came through the loser’s bracket to take on National in the championship round. Needing to beat Federal Way twice to claim the District 10 title, Steel Lake handed National its first loss of the tournament Saturday, 9-8, in the first championship game. “Steel Lake should be com-

The Federal Way National Junior softball team won the District 10 championship Tuesday with a 14-4 win. The team will next play at state in SeaTac starting July 13. mended on their improving over the past year, they beat Kent, Auburn, and us each once during the tournament, they were right there,” said Federal Way coach John Sugg. “Their players worked very hard and should be commended, they will be one of the favorites at the district tourna-

ment in 2014”. Steel Lake jumped out to a 7-2 lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning before Federal Way tallied five runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game up. The big blow was a three-run home run from Tyler Hoeft. [ more little league page 15 ]

Sidelines: NHL uses Seattle as a bargaining chip Casey Olson

Ariz., voted late Tuesday to approve a lease agreement to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona for the next 15 years. The decision ended Seattle’s slim hopes of bringing a hockey team to town. It was also the second time a professional league has used our great city as a bargaining chip in the past few months. I’m still stinging from losing out on the NBA’s Sacramento


Something that really didn’t get a lot of attention is the fact that Seattle was in line to get a National Hockey League (NHL) team. No joke. The city of Seattle and KeyArena even cleared all the dates for next year’s NHL season. But, in a decision that shocked nobody, there will be no professional hockey team playing in Seattle next year. The city of Glendale,

Kings earlier this year. The reincarnation of the Seattle SuperSonics would have been a huge deal because I had grown up as a fan of the team. I lived and died with Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp and their deep runs in the playoffs during the 1990s. I would have loved for my kids to have a professional basketball team to root for, like I did. I really have no clue about professional hockey. I have never been to an NHL game

and never really had the urge to go watch. But, as a sports fan, it would be very awesome to have another professional team in Seattle to go along with the Seahawks and Mariners. The saga of the Phoenix Coyotes is a strange one. It really looked like Seattle and KeyArena were used as a pawn by the NHL to keep the Coyotes in Arizona. The league gave the city of Glendale, where the Coyotes [ more sidelines page 14 ]

Elliot Morris is now “officially” a professional baseball player. The Federal Way High School graduate signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday morning, according to Baseball America. The website claims that Morris will receive a $387,300 signing bonus. Morris was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on June 7. Morris is a Elliot Morris 6-foot-4, 210-pound right handed power pitcher who recently finished his sophomore season at Pierce College in Lakewood. “I’m so happy to be picked. It’s the perfect team,” Morris said in a telephone interview, minutes after learning the Angels drafted him. “It’s awesome.” Morris inked his contract Monday at his home in Federal Way and will start his professional career with the Orem (Utah) Owlz in the Pioneer League. The Owlz are the short-season, single-A affiliate of the Angels. The fact that Morris is even playing baseball was something that was in question after he graduated from Federal Way in 2010. Morris missed his freshman season at Pierce College after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2011. He tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) during the fall season. Morris returned for his redshirt freshman year in 2012, but threw only 24 innings, easing his arm back into pitching. But things really started clicking this spring for Morris, who anchored Pierce’s pitching staff. Morris finished the season with just a 4-3 record, but had a 1.76 earned-run average and led the NWAACC in strikeouts with 95 in just 66 1/3 innings. Morris throws in the low-90s and has touched 96 mph and projects, most likely, as a reliever in pro baseball. He is committed to Lewis-Clark State, a powerhouse NAIA baseball program in Idaho, but will most likely sign with the Angels. Pierce finished second in the NWAACC Tournament, losing to Everett Community College in the championship. It was the first time Pierce College has had a player drafted, Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson said. [ more morris page 14 ]

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Morris was the third product from Washington selected during the three-day 2013 draft last month. Kentwood senior catcher Reese McGuire was taken 14th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gonzaga junior left-hander Marco Gonzales was taken 19th by the St. Louis Cardinals and Camas High School grad Taylor Williams was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round after pitching at Kent State.

During his senior season at Federal Way, Morris was the ace of the Eagles’ pitching staff, helping Federal Way into the state semifinals. Morris finished 7-2 on the mound for the Eagles. “There is no ego with this kid at all,” Stevenson said. “He was an incredible student-athlete and a remarkable representative for us and the college and the local community.”


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ler Hoeft, Spencer Sugg, Adam Taylor and Zachary Yoon. The team is coached by John Sugg, who is assisted by Steve Pearson, Bryan Bakker, Bob Beck and Harvey Markey. A large portion of the 2013 National team have actually won three-straight District 10 titles. Last season, the National 9-10 team not only won the district tournament, but also took home the state title. They also won the 2011 9-10 District 10 championship. “We are excited and proud of our success being able to repeat as district champions, these kids are not taking anything for granted and they understand how hard it is to do this once, let alone multiple times,” Sugg said. “Our big game experience was really important to us during the tournament. We have some firstyear, second-year and thirdyear guys that have walked this process. The experience in these type of games is really valuable and helps when the games get close and the crowds get louder. Some players have a tough time when it gets like that.” Steel Lake’s team included Jack Arsenian, Zach Chanes, Jack Ellis, Marcus Lacey, Justin Maggerise, Ryan Oka, Elyas Poore, Marques Richards, Justin Sanders, Jeffrey Sichmeller, Connor Smith and Justin Tokunaga. The team is coached by Jim Chanes, who is assisted by Tom


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• Federal Way National crowned another District 10 champion Tuesday night when the Junior Softball Team (15-under) beat a combined team from Auburn/Kent/Fife/Milton/Edgewood, 14-4. It was the second night in a row that Federal Way beat the combined team at the Federal Way National Complex. Next up for National will be the Washington State Tournament, which kicks off on July 13 at Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac. Federal Way won the opening game of the District 10 Tournament Monday with a come-from-behind, 7-6 win. Sam Simundson connected on a walk-off hit to score Tricia Hultman. Kayla Gaerttner got the win on the mound, pitching the final three innings. In the second game, Federal Way used a six-run outburst in the fourth inning to separate from Auburn/Kent/Fife/Milton/ Edgewood. Gennie Summers sealed the game by belting a two-run double into the left-field corner in the fifth inning, invoking the 10-run mercy rule. Summers also picked up the win on the mound, pitching three innings in relief of Alex Haven, who allowed one run over the first two innings. The team includes Kim

Brainard, Ashley Clark, Hannah Coburn, Kayla Gaerttner, Alex Haven, Amanda Henderson, Jessie Holder, Tricia Hultman, Halli McGraw, Isabelle McLarty, Dejia Phelps, Sam Simundson, Gennie Summers and Grace Sunitsch. The team is coached by Gary Haven. • Federal Way National has also advanced into the championship of the marquee tournament of the all-star season, the 2013 Little League Baseball Tournament. The 11 and 12 year olds are the lone unbeaten team in the tournament and will play the winner of a game between Auburn and Kent at noon Thursday at GSA Park in Auburn. The winner will have to beat National twice to win the district title. Federal Way downed Steel Lake in their opener, beat Fife/ Milton/Edgewood/Chinook in the quarterfinals and downed Auburn in the semifinals Tuesday. The Little League All-Star Tournament ultimately culminates at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. National’s team includes Malachi Afework, Blake Beck, Nate Clow, Tommy Davis, Gavin Knapp, Travis Miller, Brandon Niksich, Nicholas Orr, Brandham Ponce, Ben Ray, Kyle Russell, Tyler Tribble, Tate Wallat and Mark Wright.

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LEGAL NOTICES SUMMONS To: Eileen Uson-Wilson. You have been sued by Stacey Steinwandel, the Plaintiff, in the District Court in and for Kootenai County, Idaho, Case No. CV-13-2867. The nature of the claim is for breach of a purchase/sale contract dated July 3, 2013. Any time after 20 days following the last publication of this summons, the court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court [PO Box 9000 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816 (mailing) or 324 W. Garden Ave. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816 (physical) with a telephone number of  (208)4461160] and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at The Law Offices of Tyler S. Wirick, PLLC, 250 Northwest Blvd. Ste. 107A, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814,208-292-4200. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff.   If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. First Date Published: June 28, 2013 Last Date Published: July 12, 2013 FWM 2031 SUMMONS To: Extreme Energy Sports and Fitness Center, a general partnership. You have been sued by Stacey Steinwandel, the Plaintiff, in the District Court in and for Kootenai County, Idaho, Case No. CV-13-2867. The nature of the claim is for unjust enrichment for gym equipment, you are using gym equipment acquired by partner Eileen Uson-Wilson that has not been paid for by Eileen Uson-Wilson or by you and are therefore receiving a benefit unjustly. Any time after 20 days following the last publication of this summons, the court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court [PO Box 9000 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816 (mailing) or 324 W. Garden Ave. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816 (physical) with a telephone number of  (208)4461160] and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at The Law Offices of Tyler S. Wirick, PLLC, 250 Northwest Blvd. Ste. 107A, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814,208-292-4200. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff.   If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. First Date Published: June 28, 2013 Last Date Published: July 12, 2013 FWM 2032

ORDINANCE SUMMARY At their July 2, 2013 Regular Meeting, the Federal Way City Council passed the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 13-744 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, RENEWING LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NUMBER 1 FOR STEEL LAKE AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE DISTRICT. The full text of the ordinance is available by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 253-835-2540. Copies will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule. Dated: July 3, 2013 Carol McNeilly, CMC, City Clerk Published Federal Way Mirror: July 5, 2012 FWM2040

Carriers Wanted: The Federal Way Mirror is seeking independent contract delivery drivers to deliver the Federal Way Mirror one day per week. A reliable, insured vehicle and a current WA drivers license is required. These are independent contract deCITY OF FEDERAL WAY livery routes. Please call REQUEST FOR BIDS (888) 838-3000 or email circulation@federalway- Safety Improvement Projects RFB#13-108 SUBMITTAL OF SEALED BIDS:

Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through July 24, 2013, until 10:00 a.m., at the City Hall Purchasing Office or by US Mail at City of Federal Way, Purchasing Office, 33325 8th Avenue South,

Federal Way, Washington 98003. Proposals received after 10:00 a.m. on said date will not be considered. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud at 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday July 24, 2013, at City Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington, for this RFB. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid deposit by a cashier’s or certified check, or Bid Bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid deposit or bond shall be forfeited to the City of Federal Way. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This project shall consist of: Improvements for Citywide Safety Improvement Project include installing several flashing yellow arrow signal heads, and reflective yellow backplates, including all corresponding signal equipment upgrades at multiple intersection locations. Improvements for S 320th Street - SR 99 to I-5 Safety Improvement Project includes three (3) installations of advance overhead signage, flashing yellow arrow signal heads, pedestrian pushbuttons, poles and foundations and reflective yellow backplates, including all corresponding signal equipment upgrades at multiple intersections. Improvements for SR 99 - S 320th Street to S 330th Street Safety Improvement Project include installation of advanced overhead signage, flashing yellow arrow signal heads, optically programmed signal head, and reflective yellow backplates, including all corresponding signal equipment upgrades at multiple intersection locations. The Contractor shall complete all work within 90 working days. The bidder is urged to check the plans and contract provisions carefully. All bid proposals shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all other contract documents now on file in the Purchasing Office of the City of Federal Way. Bid documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at (253) 835-2526. Any questions concerning the description of the work contained in the contract documents must be directed to Sarady Long, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, by facsimile at (253) 835-2709, or by letter addressed to Sarady Long, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer prior to bid opening date. PURCHASE OF BID DOCUMENTS: Bidders may purchase copies of the Bidding Documents (half-size plans) in person, or by mailing a Twenty-Five and no/100 Dollars ($25.00) (non-refundable) check or cashiers’ check payable to the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Fede r a l Wa y, WA 98003-6325, phone (253) 835-2526. If purchasing by mail, please indicate your request for Bidding Documents for RFB #13-108 Safety Improvement Projects. Informational copies of maps, plans, and specifications are available for review at the Public Works Department, Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Bidding Documents are also available for review at the following Plan Centers: Daily Journal of Commerce, Attn:, 83 Columbia St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104 Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center, 921 SW Washington St, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97205 McGraw Hill, 200 SW Michigan St, Suite 100A, Seattle, WA 98106 Valley Plan Center, 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36, PMB 334, Seattle, WA 98133 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Contractor Plan Center, 14625 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015 Contractor’s Resource Center, 2301 So Jackson Street, Suite 101B, Seattle, WA 98144 Isqft Planroom, 2606 2nd Ave #244, Seattle, WA 98121 The City, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 C.F.R., Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the

grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. The City encourages minority and women-owned firms to submit bids consistent with the City’s policy to insure that such firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The City anticipates awarding this project to the successful bidder and intends to give Notice to Proceed as soon as the Contract and all required associated documents are executed in full. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The City of Federal Way reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bidding, and determine which bid or bidder meets the criteria set forth in the bid documents. No bidder may withdraw his bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Dated the 28th day of June, 2013. Dates of Publication: Daily Journal of Commerce: June 29, 2013 - July 6, 2013 Federal Way Mirror: June 28, 2013 - July 5, 2013 City of Federal Way Website: June 28, 2013 thru July 24, 2013 FWM 2034 AUCTION NOTICE In compliance with RCW 46.5.130 Express Towing LLC will sell to the highest bidder at 1215 S 356th St in Federal Way, WA on 7/8/2013 @ 3:00 pm. Viewing starts at 12 pm. Published in Federal Way Mirror: July 5, 2013 FWM 2037

City of Federal Way REQUEST FOR QUOTE MONUMENT SIGNS I. PURPOSE OF REQUEST. The City of Federal Way (“City”) is requesting quotes for the purpose of the installation of a variety of concrete Monument signs. The City’s needs are outlined in the following Request for Quotes (“RFQ”). II. TIME SCHEDULE. The City will follow the following timetable, which should result in a selection of a contractor by July 23, 2013. Issue RFQ 7/5/13 Deadline for Submittal of Quotes 7/19/13 @2:00 p.m. Notify Contractor Chosen 7/23/13 III. INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSERS. A. All quotes shall be sent to: Debbie Hall, Accounting Technician II City of Federal Way 33325 8th Avenue South Federal Way, WA 98003-6325 Office (253) 835-2526 Fax (253) 835-2509 E-mail: B. All quotes must be received by 2:00 p.m., July 19, 2013 using the attached Quote Sheet. Quotes may be delivered, faxed or e-mailed to Debbie Hall using the above information. Questions may be directed to Steve Ikerd; Parks and Facilities Manager at (253) 835-6911 C. The Parks and Facilities Manager or representative will notify the contractor selected by July 19, 2013. E. A ll quotes must include the following information: The names of individuals from those firms who will be working on the project and their areas of responsibility. Specific experience of individuals relative to the proposed project. References, to include similar type projects that would demonstrate ability to pour complicated vertical structures. PUBLICATION Name of Publication: Dates: Federal Way Mirror: July 05, 2013 - July 12, 2013 Daily Journal of Commerce: July 06, 2013 - July 13, 2013 City of Federal Way website: July 05, 2013 thru July 19, 2013 FWM2039


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LEGAL NOTICES LEGALS CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, PROPOSED ASSESSMENT ROLL, RENEWAL OF LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NUMBER 1 FOR STEEL LAKE City of Federal Way Notice of Public Hearing Notice of Intent to Apply for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 108 Loan Guarantee Authority. The City of Federal Way’s City Council will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s proposal to create a Section 108 loan program to assist eligible economic and community development activities within the City of Federal Way. The public hearing will be held: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:00 pm (or soon thereafter, as scheduled on the Council’s agenda) City Council Chambers** Federal Way City Hall 33325 8th Avenue S, 2nd Floor Written comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on August 6, 2013, and may be forwarded to the individual listed below. Any person may present written comments to the Human Services Commission during the hearing, and/or may appear at the public hearing to give oral public comments. LOAN PROGRAM SUMMARY LOAN FUND AMOUNT: $3,030,000 PURPOSE OF LOAN FUND: The City intends to apply to HUD for Section 108 Loan Guarantee authority to create a Section 108 Guaranteed Loan Program to assist eligible community and economic development activities. NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Any project funded by the loan program must meet a National Objective of providing benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, or the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Qualification of the national objective would be reviewed in conjunction with the subsequent project-specific loan review process. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: The proposed loan fund may be used for a variety of potential eligible activities, including acquisition, site improvements, special economic development activities, infrastructure improvements, affordable housing projects and/or development of public facilities. Qualification of the eligible activity would be reviewed in conjunction with the subsequent project-specific loan review process. PROJECT-SPECIFIC LOAN REVIEW PROCESS: Once the Loan Fund is established, any project considered for funding would undergo a separate review process including review of the eligible activity, national objective, financial feasibility and public benefit standards (if applicable). In addition, the City will hold a separate public hearing for any project-specific loan proposals prior to Council approval and request for HUD approval. Further information, including the draft HUD Section 108 Loan Fund application and the proposed Consolidated Plan amendment, is available at the City of Federal Way’s Mayor’s Office, 33325 8th Avenue S, Federal Way, Washington 98003. The full loan application is available at: Please direct written comments and questions to: Patrick Doherty City of Federal Way Community and Economic Development Department 33325 8th Avenue S Federal Way, Washington 98003 (253) 835-2612 **The City Council Chambers is physically accessible. Please call Carol McNeilly, City Clerk at (253) 835-2540 at least two business days in advance to request accommodation. For TDD relay service call 1-800-833-6388/TDD or 1-800-8336384/voice. This notice will be translated into alternative formats for individuals with disabilities and/or foreign languages, upon request. Published in the Federal Way Mirror; July 5, 2013 FWM2036

Ordinance 13-744, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Federal Way, Washington renewing Lake Management District Number 1 for Steel Lake was adopted by Federal Way City Council on July 2, 2013. Per RCW 36.61.140, the following information is provided: A public hearing on the proposed assessment roll will be held by the Federal Way City Council on August 6, 2013 at 7:00 PMor shortly thereafter at the City of Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Special assessments totaling $15,232 will be collected annually to finance the District activities, with the total amount to be collected during the life of the District estimated at being $152,320, which includes an automatic inflation increase based upon the Seattle Consumer Price Index not to exceed five percent in any given year. The proposed assessment roll is available for public perusal during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by contacting Mr. Dan Smith, Surface Water Quality Program Coordinator at (253) 835-2756,, and/or by visiting the permit counter at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Objections to the proposed assessment must be in writing, include clear grounds for objections, and must be filed prior to the public hearing. Failure to so object shall be deemed to waive an objection. Published in the Federal Way Mirror: July 5, 2013 July 12, 2013 FWM2041

City of Federal Way Notice of Public Hearing The Federal Way City Council will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s proposal to amend the City’s PY 2013 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. The public hearing will be held: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:00 pm (or soon thereafter, as scheduled on the Council’s agenda) City Council Chambers** Federal Way City Hall 33325 8th Avenue S, 2nd Floor SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT PY 2013 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN SUMMARY In summary, the City is proposing in this Substantial Amendment to the PY 2013 Annual Action Plan to: Adjust and reprogram the overall 2013 CDBG budget items to reflect the actual 2013 HUD entitlement grant award; Replace two (2) activities in Public Services (MSC Education Program and Birth to Three Family Services Program) with two (2) new activities (MSC Emergency Services Program and MSC YES Program); Add a Section 108 Loan Fund Program and program $25,000 for related, administrative expenditures in 2013 (two administrative activities); Reduce the Commercial Loan and the Commercial Exterior Improvement Programs’ PY 2013 budget by $185,000 to a revised total of $215,000; Increase the funding for the Emergency Housing Rehabilitation program budget by $100,000 to a revised amount of $250,000; Increase the previous award by $25,000 of the FUSION -Single Family House Acquisition Project to a total amount of $200,000; and Create a Contingency fund in the amount of $257,541. Public Comment Period: The Substantial Amendment to the 2013 Annual Action Plan will be made available at the Mayor’s

Office in Federal Way City Hall, on the City of Fede r a l W a y ’s w e b s i t e : w w w . c i t y o f f e d e r a l, and at the Federal Way Public Library beginning on Friday July 5, 2013, which is the start of the 30-day public comment period. The comment period ends August 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. City Council action Approval of on this amendment is scheduled to take place at the Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at 7:00 P.M in Council Chambers, City Hall. Citizen Participation: As outlined in the Consolidated Plan 2012-2016, substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan are required when changes of 10% or more in the use of CDBG funds are proposed to move from one activity to another eligible activity or when projects are added or deleted from the plan. When a substantial amendment is proposed, the City of Federal Way will provide citizens with a minimum 30-day notice and public comment period prior to City Council’s approval and prior to the implementation of the amendment. The City Council will consider any comments or views of citizens presented in writing, via e-mail or orally at the public hearing. The comments will be included as an attachment to the substantial amendment. Please direct written comments and questions to: Jay Bennett City of Federal Way Community Services Office 33325 8th Avenue S Federal Way, Washington 98003 (253) 835-2650 **The City Council Chambers is physically accessible. Please call Carol McNeilly, City Clerk at (253) 835-2540 at least two business days in advance to request accommodation. For TDD relay service call 1-800-833-6388/TDD or 1-800-833-6384/voice. This notice will be translated into alternative formats for individuals with disabilities and/or foreign languages, upon request. Published Federal Way Mirror July 5, 2013 FWM2035 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING In the Matter of the Adoption: of: Callie Linn Goemaat A person under the age of eighteen No. 13 5 06423 6KNT SUMMONS AND NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF PETITION/ HEARING RE TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP To: Chayne W. Goemaat, nonconsenting father YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within thirty(30) days after the date of first publication of this summons, to-wit, within thirty(30)days after the 5th day of July, 2013, and defend the aboveentitled action in the above-entitled court, and serve a copy of your answer upon the petitioner, Wayne J. Mandeville, Jr., at the address below stated; if You fail to do so, judgment may be rendered against you according to the reque?t of the Petition for Adoption and the Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship which has been filed with the Clerk of the said court. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition has been filed with the Clerk of the above court requesting that the parent-child relationship between you and the above-named child be terminated. The object of the action is to seek an order terminating the parent-child relationship between you and the child and a Decree of Adoption declaring the petitioner(s) to be the legal parent(s) of the child. BORN CHILD. The child was born on August 14, 2000 in the City of Auburn, State of Washington. The name of the child’s mother was Dara Linn Schuler at the time the child was born. The name of the child’s mother is now Dara Linn Mandeville. You have been named as the father or a possible father of the child. The court hearing on the Petition for the Termination of Parent-Child Relationship chall be on the 9th day of August, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1-J of the Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032.

YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT ORDER PERMANENTLY TERMINATING ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS TO THE ABOVE NAMED CHILD. You may respond to this summons and notice by filing a written response with the Clerk of the Court and serving a copy of your repsonse on the petitioner whose name and address appear at the end of this summons and notice. If you do not serve your written response within thirty (30) days after the date of first publication of this summons and notice, the court may enter an Order of Default against you permanently terminating all of your rights to the above-named child. The court may, without further notice to you, enter an order terminating your parent-child relationship and approving or providing for the adoption of the abovenamed child. You are further notified that you have the right to be represented by an attorney, and if you are indigent and request an attorney, an attorney will be appointed for you: You are further notified that your failure to respond to this termination action within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this summons and notice will result in the termination of your parentchild relationship with respect to the child. You are further notified you have a right to file a claim of paternity under Chapter 26.26 of the Revised Code of Washington. You are further notified that your failure to file a claim of paternity under Chapter 26.26 of the Revised Code of Washington or to respond to the petition for termination of parent-child relationship which has been filed herein, within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this summons and notice is grounds to terminate your parent-child relationship with respect to the child. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT IF THE CHILD IS EITHER, (A) A MEMBER OF AN INDIAN TRIBE OR (B) ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN AN INDIAN TRIBE AND THE BIOLOGICAL CHILD OF A MEMBER OF AN INDIAN TRIBE AND IF YOU ACKNOWLEDGE PATERNITY OF THE CHILD OR IF YOUR PATERNITY OF THE CHILD IS ESTABLISHED PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP, YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS MAY NOT BE TERMINATED, UNLESS: (A) YOU GIVE VALID CONSENT TO TERMINATION OR (B) YOUR PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP IS TERMINATED INVOLUNTARILY PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 26.33 OR CHAPTER 13.34 OF THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON. NOTE: “INDIAN TRIBE” IS DEFINED IN 25 U.S.C. 1903. IT REFERS TO AMERICAN INDIANS OR ALASKA NATIVES. One method of filing your response and serving a copy on the petitioner is to send them by certified mail with return receipt requested. DATED this June 28, 2013. HOLLIS C HOLMAN King County Superior Court Clerk By: O. WHITE Deputy Clerk FILE RESPONSE WITH: Clerk of the Court King County Superior Court E-609 King County Courthouse 516 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98104 Or Clerk of the Court Regional Justice Center 401 4th Ave N Kent, WA 98032 SERVE A COPY OF YOUR RESPONSE ON: Petitioner, Wayne Mandeville 33250 34th Ave SW Federal Way, WA 98023 First Date Published: July 5, 2013 Last Date Published: July 19, 2013 FWM2038

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July 5, 2013 [19] [ POVERTY from page 1] can contribute to complacency, she said. For some immigrants, living conditions in the U.S. are better than what they came from. “It’s a luxury. They would have never had that house,” she said, generalizing the attitude of some immigrants who see low-income areas in the U.S. as a step up. “They think, ‘wow, I’m in heaven.’ To them, they’re not poor.” Federal Way is one of the most linguistically diverse suburbs. Federal Way Public Schools reports that 112 languages are represented among the student population. After English, the most common languages are Spanish, Korean, Russian and Ukrainian, according to a 2012 city study titled “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.” The report cites that 9 percent of Federal Way households are “linguistically isolated,” meaning that all members over age 14 in those households speak no English. Without English, immigrants face more difficulty with everyday life tasks, legal matters and job training. The Multi-Service Center (MSC), based in Federal Way, is South King County’s largest social service agency. In 2012, MSC served more than 53,000 people with housing, education and more. The goal is to help low-income residents achieve selfsufficiency. One area where MSC has assisted immigrants is through “workplace literacy.” With this program, the agency is hired by local companies to train employees in their native languages. As a result, their English improves and more employees keep their jobs as they strive for self-sufficiency. Programs at the state level that address language barriers include the Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program, which focuses on English Language Learners (ELL) in public schools. At the local level, Federal Way Public Schools has implemented a dual language program at Sunnycrest Elementary School, where more than 60 percent of the 530 students speak Spanish, and more than 80 percent are on a free/reduced lunch plan. In the program, Sunnycrest students are taught in English half the day and in Spanish for the other half.

FYI: Suburban poverty The Brookings Institution recently released a book titled “Confronting Suburban Poverty in America.” The book cites South King County as a poster child for suburban poverty and the changing demographics of suburbs, which at one time were a bastion of affluence. Moreover, the book addresses the outdated funding policies that focus on innercity neighborhoods and sparsely populated rural areas. That funding model is based on the perception created in the 1960s when President Lyndon Johnson helped spearhead the “war on poverty.” The book argues that today’s allocation of federal resources fails to adequately serve the current economic hardships and realities of poor people who live in the suburbs. The book also calls for more collaboration among regional entities to address the poverty issue. One success story is the Road Map Project, in which seven school districts strive to close the achievement gap for students in more than 261 schools.

Affordable housing In South King County suburbs, renters pay a higher share of income toward housing when compared to Seattle, according to the American Community Survey statistics

The Federal Way Knights 14-under softball team finished up in third place at the NSA State Tournament in the Tri-Cities last weekend. courtesy photo

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The Westway area, located off 21st Avenue SW near SW Campus Drive, is one of Federal Way’s lowincome neighborhoods. Habitat for Humanity has rehabbed more than 36 homes in neighborhood. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror

based on the 2010 Census. In Federal Way, roughly 47 percent of residents pay 35 percent or more of their household income toward rent. In Kent, nearly 50 percent of households pay 35 percent of their income or higher. However, in Seattle, about 39 percent of residents pay 35 percent or more of their household income toward rent.

Tri-Cities last weekend. The Knights opened their tournament play with a convincing one-hit, 11-0 shutout of the Avalanche, beat the Krush in their second game, 4-1, and downed the Illusion 99, 5-3. The Knights then dropped their next two games to the eventual first- and second-place teams, eliminating them from the tournament. The team includes Sarah Atkinson, Emily Sanchez, Sam Simundson, Kayla Gaerttner, Morgan Greene, Alanea White, Isabelle McLarty, Tricia Hultman, Gennie Summers, Allison Kelly, Kylie Lensegrav, Alex Haven and Sophie Afework. Coaches are Gary Haven, Mark Summers,

Ben Lensegrav and Romi Afework. • The fourth annual ShoWare Shootout 3-on-3 basketball tournament returns Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 to the ShoWare Center parking lot in Kent. The event features age divisions for men, women, seniors, kids and wheelchair. Entry fee is $75 per team for any division. Entry fee includes a guarantee of four games and a T-shirt. Entry deadline is July 20. A total of 150-200 teams are expected For more information, call (206) 2409029 or go to Send Sports Briefs to

By the numbers

Percentage change in median household income and population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau • Federal Way: $49,278 in 1999 (pop. 83,259) vs. $53,716 in 2010 (pop. 89,306). • Auburn: $39,208 in 1999 (pop. 40,314) vs. $57,642 in 2010 (pop. 70,180). • Kent: $46,046 in 1999 (pop. 79,524) vs. $48,688 in 2010 (pop. 92,411). Note that with an annexation in 2012, the population is about 123,000. • Renton: $45,820 in 1999 (pop. 50,052) vs. $61,819 in 2010 (pop. 90,927). Percentage of families below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau • Federal Way: 6.9 percent in 1999 (pop. 83,259) vs. 9.5 percent in 2010 (pop. 89,306). • Auburn: 10.2 percent in 1999 (pop. 40,314) vs. 11.9 percent in 2010 (pop. 70,180). • Kent: 8.7 percent in 1999 (pop. 79,524) vs. 23.1 percent in 2010 (pop. 92,411). Note that with an annexation in 2012, the population is about 123,000. • Renton: 7 percent in 1999 (pop. 50,052) vs. 10.2 percent in 2010 (pop. 90,927). Percentage of students on free and reduced lunch, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction • Federal Way: 28.8 percent in 2000 vs. 56.3 percent in 2012 (total enrollment: 22,017 students) • Auburn: 30.1 percent in 2000 vs. 53.6 percent in 2012 (total enrollment: 14,683 students) • Kent: 26.5 percent in 2000 vs. 51.2 percent in 2012 (total enrollment 27,318 students) • Renton: 31.4 percent in 2000 vs. 54.4 percent in 2012 (total enrollment: 16,979 students) • Tukwila: 58.2 percent in 2000 vs. 77.2 percent in 2012 (total enrollment: 3,429 students) • Seattle: 40.2 percent in 2000 vs. 43.2 percent in 2012 (total enrollment: 50,019 students) • Washington state: 31.2 percent in 2000 vs. 45.5 percent in 2012 (total statewide enrollment: 1,043,031 students)


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Federal Way Mirror, July 05, 2013  

July 05, 2013 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Mirror, July 05, 2013  

July 05, 2013 edition of the Federal Way Mirror