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SHOOTINGS | Man pleads not guilty to Federal Way shootings [3]

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OPINION | Editor’s Note: Good luck to 1,500 graduates [4] Roegner: Gov. Inslee is serious player [4] NEW PARK | City’s downtown begins makeover with Town Square Park [10] COMMUNITY | State superintedent visits Decatur pre-engineering program [14]

SPORTS | UFC: Federal Way’s Henderson CALENDAR | Free health screenings coming FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 | 75¢ wins by submission, title talk restarts [5] to Federal Way Farmers Market June 21 [24]

Ex-coach charged with child molestation

to Tuesday’s school board meeting. “It was pretty obvious from he Federal Way that there were two or three Public Schools board people that we were particuof education chose larly interested in,” Gregory Hiroshi Eto as their new said, noting they were lookboard member for District ing for planning skills and 5. Eto replaces former board those who could dedicate member Tony Moore, who enough time to the resigned in April afposition. ter he was convicted Nearly every board of seven counts of member stated each felony theft. candidate was quali“We’re very fied in their own way excited to have him to serve the school on and know he’s district, but it was very committed to Hiroshi Eto about matching the giving the time,” candidate’s skills to said board presithose that were already dent Carol Gregory. represented on the board. Eto, a retired civil engi“I’ll just say I appreciated neer with the U.S. Army, the five board members we impressed the board with interviewed,” board member his knowledge in long-range Claire Wilson said. “And each and strategic planning, his of them came to the panel desire to open up “two-way” with a perspective and area communication of expertise and his ability to “... We have an that really kind negotiate and find of showed and incredibly diverse middle ground on shined and it distrit and we issues. was really a “I was certainly need to have conversation surprised because and a thought representation of of the strengths process in my of the other can- that diversity on mind to think didates,” Eto said the board as well. about what in an interview. currently and “I’m honored the That was critically who currently board has the important to me.” sits on the confidence that I board and the Carol Gregory can help them in skill set that terms of moving each of us has forward and helphere …” ing with the community and Some of the board’s curthe educational system.” rent skills include a broad Before the board unaniknowledge of the educational mously voted for Eto, the system, community involveprocess for picking the candi- ment at the schools and an date was discussed. understanding of the current After the five candidates education initiatives, Gregory were interviewed in a public said. setting on June 3, the board Board member Geoffery met privately in an execuMcAnalloy, who put forth the tive session to discuss their motion to appoint Eto, said qualifications. Gregory said he first wanted someone on no decisions were made prior [ more BOARD, page 2 ] BY RAECHEL DAWSON



An ex-volunteer basketball coach at Federal Way High School alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female player she coached, was charged on Wednesday. Brianna Strong, 23, was charged with one count of third-degree child molestation, along with one charge of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Strong was arrested on June 6 after admitting to a sexual relationship with the student. Cathy Schrock with Federal Way police said a friend of the victim originally reported that the coach was sexually involved with the student. Both the player and the coach admitted to the relationship and the coach was booked into jail subsequently. Her bail was set at $70,000. Probable cause documents state the victim said the inappropriate relationship began at the end of 2013 until the present. The two have allegedly kissed, sent each other naked photos and have sexually touched each other, according to the documents. The victim [ more EX-COACH, page 2 ]

Federal Way school board appoints Eto

Finish the Fight Above, Bob Darrigan entertains the crowd with a puppet during Federal Way’s Relay for Life event at Saghalie Middle School on June 6. More than 320 participants raised nearly $64,000 to fight cancer. Right, Family members walk in support of 3-year-old Finn (center), who has cancer and faces chemotherapy treatment. PHOTOS BY BRUCE HONDA, Contributed




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Federal Way Mirror, June 13, 2014  

June 13, 2014 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

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