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OPINION | Mirror welcomes new board members [4] Roegner: Political circles float more names for local seats [4] COUNCIL | Incumbent, newcomer announce bids for Council election [9] POLICE | Police nab wanted fugitive hiding outside of police station [13]

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LEVY | County Council approves April property tax levy to replace emergency radio system [22]

New Federal Way PACC director’s history raises concerns BY RAECHEL DAWSON


fter a long history of controversy, contention and debate on whether to build the Performing Arts and Conference Center, city officials hired Theresa Yvonne to

take the $32 million project by the helm. But some citizens don’t believe the recently hired executive director has what it takes to run a self-sustaining arts center in Federal Way. Mayor Jim Ferrell appointed Yvonne following a

nationwide search, praising her management skills, performing arts experience and passion to make Federal Way’s performing arts center a “regional success story.” However, Yvonne’s sixyear experience running the Lancaster Performing Arts

Center in southern California has raised concerns locally. “The director we’d like to hire is someone who has a proven record of running one of these facilities without

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city funds and that’s obviously not what they selected,” said Byron Hiller, a Federal Way resident, who noted he doesn’t believe the performing arts center will ever operate

Community leaders help students celebrate Seuss BY ANDREW FICKES For the Mirror

Federal Way Police Department Chief Andy Hwang reads the Dr. Seuss classic, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” to Sheila Cadena’s first grade class at Olympic View Elementary on Monday. The school invited community leaders to read Seuss books in celebration of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. ANDREW FICKES, for the Mirror

Reading your favorite book ruled the day on Monday when Olympic View Elementary joined thousands of other grade schools in the U.S. in celebrating the National Education Association’s Read Across America signature program. More than 30 community leaders attended Olympic View’s daylong program, volunteering a small part of their day to read to children. Among the attendees was Federal Way Police Department’s Chief Andy Hwang. The national celebration dovetails [ more SEUSS, page 2 ]

Council approves $125,000 settlement with woman who fell BY RAECHEL DAWSON

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved a $125,000 lawsuit settlement on Tuesday night after a woman alleged the city was responsible for her fall at the Federal Way

Community Center in February 2013. Sabrina Martin filed the lawsuit in March 2014 before requesting the city pay $450,000 in October 2014. Her medical bills totaled about $69,000. According to city documents, the City Council approved mediation in January and the two parties met on Feb. 23 to discuss a $125,000 settlement agreement. Martin alleged employees

at the Federal Way Community Center, a city facility, were negligent when they failed to properly clean and maintain the pickle ball court, which resulted in her injury. Martin stated she was playing pickle ball at the court on Feb. 8, 2013 when she slipped on a “sticky spot.” She fell to the ground, sustaining a broken hip, and was transported to St. Francis Hospital. She alleged the city

failed to follow proper safety measures, failed to use proper judgement in maintaining the pickle ball courts, and failed to exercise reasonable care in proper inspection of the courts. She sought special damages for her broken hip as well as emotional and economic distress. In the city’s answer to Martin’s complaint, filed on April 3, 2014, city officials admit Martin fell and hurt herself but deny it was

caused by city employees’ negligence. “[The] plaintiff ’s injuries and/or damages, if any, were caused in whole or in part by the plaintiff ’s own negligence and should be reduced in proportion thereto,” the city’s court documents state. City officials also alleged that Martin’s injuries or damages were the result of pre-existing injuries, physical conditions and/or psychological conditions.

without city funds. In Lancaster, Yvonne’s bookings and shows at the center generated ticket sales with revenue fluctuating between $683,750 to $787,877 in the last three years, but expenditures have [ more PACC, page 16 ]

Thieves steal expensive mannequins from vendor BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Although Tacoma police recovered a stolen rental truck on Saturday, the owner was dismayed to learn the contents of that truck — sewing equipment and mannequins — were gone. Estimated to cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Joe Vecchiarelli’s clothing, sewing machines and mannequins were stolen, along with the Penske truck, at 5:39 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the Federal Way Quality Inn & Suites. “Everything was stolen,” said Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies Inc. “Three tons of merchandise.” Vecchiarelli was trucking his goods from Los Angeles, California where Fashion Supplies Inc. is based, to the Puyallup Sewing and Stitchery Expo, a multi-day event that took place over the weekend. Vecchiarelli said he locked the vehicle and had the keys that night but the thief was able to break the driver’s side lock and ignition switch. The hotel’s video surveillance doesn’t [ more STEAL, page 16 ]

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more teachers who are qualified to teach computer science, environmental sustainability, English as a second language and bilingual and special education. Her House Bill 1570, which passed out of the House on Monday with a 70-to-27 majority, adds those fields to the list of specialties that currently allow teachers to apply to the Retooling to Teach Mathematics and Sciences Conditional Scholarship Program. Gregory’s bill changes the name of the existing program to the Educator Retooling Conditional

Scholarship Program. Formerly open only to teachers seeking endorsements in math or science, the program will now offer potential scholarship loans of up to $3,000 a year for the above areas as well. Under the terms of HB 1570, which now heads to the Senate for consideration, preference for the scholarship loans is given to applicants who are veterans or National Guard members, or who are assigned to schools where students are most in need of teachers who can teach in the qualifying fields.

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with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The theme of this year’s Read Across America was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s book bearing the same title. Hwang read the Dr. Seuss book to Sheila Cadena’s first grade class. After reading the book, Hwang shared with the class about his job as chief and the equipment that he wears on the job. He also told them that they can achieve anything in life and go places, if they work hard, are disciplined and do well in school. “Every opportunity I have to build relationships of trust with the community, especially our youngest citizens, is one that I value,” he said. Hwang, who has been a guest reader at Olympic View for more than five years, said his favorite book is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” “It speaks to kids of all ages,” he said. Meanwhile, Mickey McLaine, a firefighter from South King Fire and Rescue’s Station 62, read to Kathryn Smith’s class. Smith has taught for 13 years at Olympic View.

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 passed a key legislative hurdle last Tuesday. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved the bill in a bipartisan 12 to 3 vote. “This legislation will protect young Washingtonians from the health conse-

“I like showing children the enjoyment of reading among people from the community,” Smith said. This is the 18th annual Read Across America. Olympic View, historically, has built a strong reputation for recruiting guest readers to celebrate the event. Among the other guests on Monday were Federal Way Public Schools interim Superintendent Sally McLean and staff from the district’s Educational Service Center; Rebecca Martin, CEO of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce; and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. Marla Newton, principal at Olympic View, said the program is a positive experience. “We’re hoping today for energy around reading and that it leads students to whatever they want to become,” Newton said. Captain Jeff Bellinghausen, who joined McLaine from fire station No. 62, purchased three books and donated them to Olympic View. The opportunity to read to the children was an opportunity he did not want to miss. “I read a lot to my (own) kids,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to share with kids about the importance of reading.”




quences of a lifetime of addiction,” Ferguson said. “If we do nothing, more than 100,000 kids in our state are currently projected to die prematurely from the effects of smoking. But if we continue to work together across party lines, we can have a major impact on those numbers.” The proposed law, Senate Bill 5494 and House Bill 1458 sponsored by Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, and Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, would raise Washington’s age to legally use and possess tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21.






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Senate transportation package passes with Federal Way projects Senate bill has $85 million for road improvements in Federal Way area BY COOPER INVEEN WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Just 18 days after its initial unveiling, Senate lawmakers have passed a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7-cent increase to the state gas tax over the next three years. That package now moves to the Democrat-controlled House where Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said The ramp from state Route 18 to state Route 161 in that the package won’t be considered until Federal Way is part of the Senate bill. Courtesy photo lawmakers address education funding, which they are under order from the state “This is a big deal for Federal Way,” wrote Supreme Court to substantially increase. Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, in a “In the end, our goal is to pass a transpress release. “Our community has seen the portation budget,” Sullivan said. “But we cost of congestion and this plan will drive can’t do that until we get the operating side mobility and create jobs while building a figured out.” more sustainable future. Also, getFor the senators who have ting rid of waste will be a top goal been working on the package for of all transportation projects for months, Monday’s changeover is the first time, demonstrating a shift reason enough for excitement. to greater accountability. This is a “I feel like I can breathe a little good deal for the 30th District and sigh of relief, like being in the eye for Washington state.” of the hurricane before having to The $85 million provided for take a breath and head back into the Federal Way Triangle Project Mark Miloscia the storm,” said Sen. Steve Hobbs, will produce improvements to the D-Lake Stevens. He and senators interchange in Federal Way where Joe Fain, R-Auburn, Marko Liias, Highway 161 (Enchanted Parkway), HighD-Mukilteo, and Curtis King, R-Yakima way 18 and Interstate 5 meet. The spending announced what they described as a biplan also included $1.87 billion for funding partisan transportation package on Feb. 12 and completing Highway 167 and Highway after 22 months of negotiating. 509 to increase freight mobility and conTen of the package’s 11 bills have now nection to ports. passed in the Senate and are scheduled to “Completing the Triangle Project is be introduced to their respective commitvital to Federal Way’s economy and to the tees in the House. The package’s revenue regional economy, as well,” wrote Mayor bill passed on a 27-to-23 bipartisan senate Jim Ferrell in the press release. “Thanks vote Monday. to Sen. Miloscia’s leadership, the Triangle The revenue bill would fund 16 years will ensure that people experience greater worth of transportation projects by increas- mobility and less congestion through this ing the state’s 35.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax interchange, and that freight goods get to by five cents in July, 4.2 cents in July 2016 market faster.” and another 2.5 cents in July 2017. That The package also includes some fundwould bring Washington’s combined state ing for rural transit, vanpools, bike paths, and federal gas tax to 67.6 cents-per-gallon, pedestrian walkways and highway safety. second highest in the country behind However, Republicans have fought to Pennsylvania. include a provision in the revenue bill that Along with the gas tax increase, the revwould move all of these funds to the state enue bill would also increase car-tab fees by highway account if Gov. Jay Inslee—or $15 in the program’s first year and then by any other governor in the next 16 years— an additional $8 in 2022. The classified skill implements a low-carbon fuel standard. examination fee for obtaining a commercial Committee staff have previously said that driver’s license would increase from $100 the language could be interpreted to also to $250. include any carbon emission reduction The package would fund $8 billion in plans. widening projects on I-405 east of Seattle, When asked what he wants to see hapI-90 through the Snoqualmie Pass corridor pen with the package as it makes its way and I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord through the House, Hobbs said he and the south of Tacoma. It would also fund a new other Senate Democrats would like to see north-south I-395 corridor in Spokane the carbon language removed. and allocate $1.2 billion for completing the “I’m sure the other side would like to west side of the new Highway 520 bridge keep it in,” he said. “Perhaps we can come between Seattle and Bellevue. to an agreement of some kind.” In Federal Way, the package includes $85 The revenue bill cleared the Senate on million for improvements to the Federal [ more SENATE page 24 ] Way Triangle Project.

Mayor’s Memo…

March 6, 2015 [3]

The Future is Underway

When I took office over a year ago, the voters gave me clear direction to get Federal Way moving. People told me that they were tired of Federal Way’s future being Jim Ferrell, more potential than Federal Way Mayor tangible. They wanted a downtown they could be proud of and More than 1,000 residents joined the Mayor and City they wanted to see visible signs of progress Council for the opening of the Town Square Park last July around the city. and office space development to our Those of us who choose to make our homes here, and run businesses here, have downtown. Economic Development is a citywide always known that Federal Way is capable need, and my recently published Economic of so much more than what we have Development Strategy provides the achieved in the past. blueprint for building a healthy economy I’m proud to say that the future of across our community. The two-year Federal Way is now underway. Economic strategy includes our efforts to recruit development projects begun during 2014 are taking shape this year, and in the process, a university to town, revitalizing the Weyerhaeuser Campus with a major new remaking Federal Way for our future. employer, and improving access to capital The forward progress really got started and credit for local businesses, among the with Town Square Park, Federal Way’s first 30 objectives. downtown park, which opened July 12th, As important as a robust economy is, 2014 to more than a thousand celebrants. there are many priorities for a healthy The park has been such a success, that community and we are working at all levels more than 400 residents contributed to ensure we address those needs. While their ideas about improvements for the park’s second phase. That work begins this the worst of the Great Recession is over, we summer and will include a new spray park, are mindful that many in our community struggle with basic large trees and The City shade, a larger “I’m proud to say that services. has stepped up to lawn area and the future of Federal Way increase its already restrooms. Our strong commitment vision is to see is now underway” for human services Town Square Park spending from continue to grow as a downtown destination for families and $764,668 in 2014 to $1.04 million in 2015, including saving King County Public visitors alike. Health Clinic services for more than 13,700 Across the street from the park, the low-income women and children. Performing Arts and Conference Center Public safety remains our number one will begin rising above downtown, with priority, and we continue to strengthen construction starting this fall. As the police services, adding more officers, building’s metal framework and glass battling auto theft with advanced curtain exterior takes shape for its 2016 technology, and continuing to expand the grand opening, we will all be able to see SafeCity program in neighborhoods. Federal Way’s future progressing. Federal Way residents enjoy a great As a companion to the Performing Arts parks and recreation system. We’re and Conference Center, a private hotel will working to build on that legacy with be built to accommodate PACC visitors Town Square Park and beyond. The and our growing hotel sector. Construction current budget invests $700,000 towards of the Performing Arts and Conference improvements at the well-loved Lakota Center and hotel will pump more than $60 Park. Later this summer, work will begin million in construction spending into our on building the Panther Lake Trail near the downtown economy. Aquatic Center. Meanwhile, our popular With the addition of Town Square Park, Community Center continues to reach the Performing Arts and Conference peak membership levels while offering Center and the associated hotel, we are expanded recreation opportunities for all now seeing increased business interest in ages. Federal Way. We’re working to focus that All across the City, we are taking action interest into tangible projects through and working today to build Federal Way’s efforts like Town Center. future. When you add all these efforts Two weeks ago, the City issued a request together, the future looks bright, and well for qualifications and proposals for the within our reach. Town Center III Project, the 8-acre site adjacent the PACC and Transit Center. With this step, we’ll begin working with developers to turn vision into reality and bring the next level of retail, residential,





n December, we asked for submissions from the public to join the Mirror’s Editorial Board. This year we have three expiring seats that opened due to term limits. Leaving the board are Bob Case, Don Hyun and Joann Tornow. We thank these board members for their service and commitment to the Federal Way community. During the submission process there were a number of community advocates who applied. This number was narrowed down to five and these five met with the board for additional questions and comments. In February, the board selected the three finalists. These three new members will serve two-year terms beginning March 3. The newest board members are: • Bruce Biermann: Beirmann has deep roots with Federal Way. Two sons have gone through Green Gables, Lakota and Decatur. Another son is now in Federal Way Public Academy. Biermann has a special interest in issues such Bruce Biermann as education, public safety and fiscal responsibility. Although he does not like talking about himself, he graduated from Wharton (business school) and Seattle University (law school) and has had a variety of careers with PriceWaterhouse (accounting), Merrill Lynch (investments), startups and turnaround situations (various) and with Microsoft. He currently serves on eight corporate boards and four John Jarstad non-profit boards. Biermann Rudi Alcott

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At the top of the ticket for local elections this year will be the race to replace late Roger Freeman in the state House of Representatives. School board member Carol Gregory was appointed to the position, but to retain the seat she must win the election this November. But, while the Democrat has been busy in Olympia trying to advance Federal Way’s legislative interests, Republicans have been busy looking for candidates to run against her. No one was surprised when Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore was the first to announce his intentions to run for the position, as his ambitions have been widely known. And no one was surprised when Moore switched parties to run as a Republican. However, Republican strategy is to take over the House next year, retain the Senate and have full control of the Legislature going into 2017. Winning the seat here in Federal Way is a key action step in that plan. Even though recently-elected Republican

state Sen. Mark Miloscia is Moore’s mentor, some Republicans have continued to look for another candidate with stronger and longer Republican credentials. Republicans approached Councilman Bob Celski, but he not only said no to running for the Legislature, he decided not to run for re-election to his council seat. They also tried to recruit Councilwoman Kelly Maloney who did show some interest, but has since chosen to pass up the race. The latest name being circulated is former Advancing Leadership Executive Director Teri Hickel. Hickel’s name may be unfamiliar to the public at large, but she is well known to most politically active insiders in Federal Way. Advancing Leadership was started by the Federal Way Area Chamber of Commerce many years ago to prepare local residents for community leadership positions. Advancing Leadership has since established its own base outside the chamber’s umbrella, al[ more ROEGNER, page 5 ]


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the pot

Mr. Federal Way needs name change I think you should change the name from Mr. Federal Way to Mr. Federal Way Mirror. He is not Mr. Federal Way at all, just an opinionated individual giving the opinion of the Mirror.

Clement Savaikie, Federal Way ONLINE COMMENTS

Roegner stirs

Bob Roegner likes to stir the pot but he does keep us thinking and involved. The current administration has accomplished more in one year than I have ever witnessed in my 27 years of living here. I’m feeling good about the overall direction; it was way past due.

Frank Witmer

City’s lack of soul Thank you, Bob Roegner, for calling out the city of Federal Way for its lack of soul and generosity. Pep rallies and ribbon cuttings and award ceremonies do not make a good city to live and believe in. We need to dig under the surface to find a city, a whole city, with a heart.

Hilary King

Bring cash Hey Chris Carrel! My friends and I will be playing cards tonight. You, the mayor’s staff and the council are invited. Not to worry — just a friendly card game. Bring cash.

Michael Smith

A costly mistake I have been a commercial broker for 15 years. I have never seen any property anywhere go up in value $2 million in four months. Especially one that has been on the market for a year or better at a lower price. I think you just need to admit it was a costly mistake!

Jim McConville

Lawsuit settlement How does one do $69,000

worth of damage by falling?? I’m going with “preexisting injuries.”

Monika Delle

high anxiety and wouldn’t feel safe doing an agility course in the bigger area. Lots of dog owners can only go in the small dog area. Whatever you decide, keep in mind the small dogs area too, pretty please?!!!

City pays for lotto ticket

Theresa Willey

Shame on the city council for letting our tax dollars pay for yet another lottery ticket. What will it take for them to adopt a zero settlement policy?!?

Thank you for taking time to learn about my son Xander. Erick and the crew at Northwest Bus Sales have made my little boy just so happy! I will forever be grateful to them. Thank you for taking time to make my son, and so many others feel important and special.

Matthew Jarvis

Respect for Petco Amazing! I have a newfound respect for Petco and applaud the volunteers that keep the park maintained. An agility course is brilliant! I would love it if there were at least two, one for the bigger area and one for the smaller fenced area, for small dogs. My Yorkie has

Xander’s bus

Heather Soderberg Magan

Thank you This is a wonderful story. Thank you for taking the time to make special moments and memories for Xander and others, Erick.

Kelly Dahl Maloney

March 6, 2015 [5] [ ROEGNER from page 4]

though Hickel did serve several months as the acting chief executive officer after former CEO Tom Pierson left to take a similar position in Tacoma. She has also been active in citizen committees supporting school bond issues. Hickel’s husband, attorney Tim Hickel, served in the Legislature several years ago. If Hickel does decide to run, it sets up an interesting battle with Moore for the Republican vote in the district. Republicans spent several weeks maneuvering to avoid Gregory’s appointment for as long as possible so she would have no time prior to the beginning of the legislative session to raise money and seek endorsements. In our top two format, if both Moore and Hickel are in the race they will have to spend a lot of time and money to try and claim the second position in the general election opposite Gregory. That could undermine the original plan of getting their preferred candidate off to a fast start. Gregory should be the only Democratic candidate and that should allow her to advance to November. Moore has already raised $12,000 toward the race and would have to spend that money trying to defeat Hickel rather than to focus on Gregory. If Hickel doesn’t run, then Republicans may keep looking for an alternative to Moore. Cliff Mark Greene of the Revived Citizens Party has also sent in paperwork to run and could take a small amount of votes from all three. While it seems unlikely, even in the byzantine world of politics, Republicans could file a candidate as a Democrat to try and neutralize Gregory’s potential primary vote numbers advantage. Next door in Auburn, several people believe that is exactly what happened there, and it may have helped save incumbent Republican Sen. Pam Roach from defeat. Two other rumors circulating in local political circles are that Democrat Roger Flygare may be interested in running for the South King Fire and Rescue board of fire commissioners and that former school board member Angela Griffin is being urged to consider returning to the school board. School Board seats are elected from a district and Griffin stepped down a couple of years ago when she moved out of her district. She now lives in the district of incumbent Claire Wilson. If Griffin does make the race it would be a very interesting match-up. Democrat Anthony Murrietta has decided to run for the council seat currently held by appointed incumbent Lydia Assefa-Dawson, who announced her bid for re-election this week. Mark Koppang has already announced his intention to run for the seat being vacated by Bob Celski. Incumbents Susan Honda and Dini Duclos are also running but running against them would be harder. All candidates want to try and claim a seat before the music stops.

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[6] March 6, 2015 Outgoing Mirror Editorial Board members Don Hyun (left) and Bob Case (right) with publisher Rudi Alcott. [ BOARD from page 4]

looks forward to doing what he can to help Federal Way become a better place to live. • John Jarstad, M.D.: Jarstad is a Seattle-Tacoma native, whose very first job was working at the Federal Way Ski Hut in the 1970s. He’s a graduate of Brigham Young University, University of Washington Medical School and Mayo Clinic. He is a medical school professor and a board certified eye surgeon. As the founder and CEO of Evergreen Eye Center of Federal Way since 1989, Jarstad is the inventor of several instruments for eye surgery. He is married to Patricia and all four of their children graduated


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Q&A with Mr. FW: Opinion section gets heated Q

: Mr. Federal Way, we have a problem in our area I hope you can help us with. I read your column each week and know you are as concerned about our city as I am. I am a senior (age 85) and I don’t know who to contact at our City Hall. At the corner of 17th Avenue and 325th Street is a wooded area

that, until recently, has been a place for people who must be homeless to camp. In order to get rid of them, someone cleared about half of the trees and bushes, leaving a real eyesore of garbage and dead bushes. This is a nice area of the city, only two blocks behind The Commons mall. If you could look into it and call the proper

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or any other complicated story they report on in college. They learn how to ask the right questions. Columnists give opinions on those answers reporters dig up. Yes, Jarvis has expertise in finances and real estate, yes, Roegner was a former Auburn mayor — and those attributes might very well help them cement their educated opinion. But when it comes down to it, these columnists are exercising their First Amendment rights and they are regular, concerned community members. In their columns, they call out a government that handles millions of dollars in taxpayer money. Some of it is Mayor Jim Ferrell, Chief of Staff Brian Wilson and city spokesman Chris Carrel’s money — hey, they deserve salaries for their jobs, right? But there are other funds, city funds, that do not belong to these three or anyone else who runs the city. These funds do not belong to any city staff members — it belongs to we the people. So, with that power, comes a magnifying glass. The Mirror, Mr. Federal Way and all of the other columnists work for one group of people and that’s not the city. It’s the taxpayers and citizens of this city. If the city has a problem with Mr. Roegner or Mr. Jarvis’s columns, please feel free to write letters. After all, they are entitled to their free speech rights, too. Welcome to America. Q: Mr. Federal Way, do you see a blue and black dress or a white and gold dress in the photo that almost “broke” the Internet last week? A: None of your business.

in that area, call 253-8356700. But what about the heart of your question? Mr. Federal Way is ashamed of the person who murdered those trees and bushes only to make it harder for the homeless. We can’t all have jobs, cars and houses so why would this guy want to make it harder for living humans (this could be your son or daughter, mister) by taking away their home in the woods. Mr. Federal Way can’t help but think that maybe this issue could have been prevented if the city of Federal Way had fixed that day shelter problem a while ago. After all, the city might have saved some perfectly innocent trees and that would have made for a nice photo op for those city officials with big egos. Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Mirror’s opinion section last week was a bit much. You’ve got Matthew Jarvis and Bob Roegner spouting off about the city and a bunch of angry letters to complement it all. What’s the deal? A: Good old Roegner and Jarvis have seemed to ruffle some feathers, haven’t they? It’s especially amusing for Mr. Federal Way because not only does it reaffirm that people read the Mirror but it shows that this newspaper has power to upset city officials (see Chris Carrel’s letter). Why is this a good thing, you might ask? Well, without getting into the details of what the two were opining about, Mr. Federal Way feels the urge to explain a few things: Mirror staff are regular people. Yes, a few might have some advanced degrees in writing or investigating but when it really comes down to it, a reporter is a curious person. Reporters don’t learn the ins and outs of government

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include the possibility for construction cost escalation due to the anticipated he Federal Way City hot construction market, Council was brought Appleton said. up to speed on the “If it remains hot and status of the Performing Arts continues that way moving and Conference Center proj- through the summer, we ect at the Tuesday regular may see some escalation meeting. in cost simply due to how Arts center project busy the contractors are that manager Will Appleton said perform this sort of work,” the city was on track with he said. the project to proceed in a Appleton added that city design-bid-build methodstaff are also evaluating projology and that the project ect elements for cost saving was on budget based on the opportunities. December 2014 construcAnother comtion estimate. “...We are adding a ponent of the “A few things for full kitchen to this proposed arts consideration are center project we are adding a full project to facilitate that is still in flux kitchen to this proj- a culinary arts and undeterect to facilitate a cu- institute. That was mined is the something that linary arts institute,” idea to partner Appleton said. “That was thought of with regional was something that but unanticipated Native American was thought of but originally so that tribes such as unanticipated origi- will be adding some the Mucklenally so that will be cost to the project.” shoot, Tulalip, adding some cost to Will Appleton Snohomish and the project.” others, to create Estimated cost for a culinary arts the full kitchen is $400,000. institute with the purpose to Other considerations train low-income populaBY ANDREW FICKES

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Assistance League of South Puget Sound partnered with Kohl’s in Federal Way to help clothe 50 Sequoyah Middle School students in need on Saturday. Volunteers (some of them pictured) helped students pick out new clothes at Kohl’s, completely free of charge to the students and families. The philanthropic program, called Operation School Bell, is designed to provide clothes to children in need in the South Puget Sound area. BRUCE HONDA, Contributed photo tions and specifically Native Americans in “the study of institutional food service, catering services, and restaurant and hospitality operations,” according to the project overview. According to city documents, the culinary arts institute is part of the city’s “economic development strategy to help create employment opportunities and also incorporate education as a targeted cluster for

growth and expansion in Federal Way.” It is the city’s idea to design the institute as a conduit to supply “trained, skilled employees for Native American facilities in the Puget Sound.” It would also supply future culinary professionals for Federal Way’s burgeoning center of restaurants and eateries. Chris Carrel, city spokesman, said the Native Ameri-

can idea is in “the exploration phase and there are currently no definite details or partnerships to speak of.” The Native American idea has been discussed at past council meetings and most recently at the council retreat earlier this year. Construction of the $32.7 million 41,000-square-foot Performing Arts and Conference Center is slated to start in September. Completion is expected in December 2016.

Federal Way Education Association News from around the Federal Way Public Schools The educational opportunities being offered to our students abound with inspiration, community service, and rigorous learning environments. Join us in celebrating what’s happening in our schools! Federal Way Teachers Celebrate Read Across America! Silver Lake Elementary is celebrating with special events all week long. On certain days students have worn stripes, crazy socks, and dressed like their favorite character. The “Cat in the Hat” is strongly represented at Silver Lake. Teachers have reached out to other schools, Decatur, Saghalie, and even Woodinville High School - and have received hundreds of donated books. Reading has sparked generosity from all around. This week, students also have the opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast in their classroom. The activities continued Friday when each student chose a book to keep and take home. Special guests such as our Mayor,

our Principal, and even a teacher’s husband read to students in classrooms. First graders at Olympic View celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Olympic View Elementary principal, Marla Newton birthday by having a pajama day, and “Read-In.” There were guest readers, and students read books brought from home. Kay Gbenro read a biography about Dr. Seuss to her first graders and students looked at a timeline of his life. They found rhyming words and nouns in his books, and talked about some of the fiction stories he wrote. Mrs. Gbenro also read part of “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” by Dr. Seuss, then made Oobleck. Students experimented with the non-Newtonian fluid and found that oobleck has the characteristics of both solids and liquids. Leann Stafford, a 7th grade ELA

teacher at Illahee Middle School, has Dr. Seuss quotes posted around her classroom. Students wrote the meanings of these quotes in their interactive notebooks and shared their responses. Illahee will be hosting a school wide reading week from March 16th – 22nd. Students will be asked to read at home and log their minutes. Kim Wagner’s 7th grade Reading and Math students at Sequoyah Middle School have been reading stories about child slavery in America and other countries. Students then created a Powerpoint to represent child slavery. They also researched the Internet to find goods Americans receive and buy that are made by child slaves. It was quite an eye opener for students to realize that there are child slaves still today and it is the fastest growing criminal enterprise. Students are currently reading and journaling their thoughts about “Touching Spirit Bear”. They are also writing character journals as well. Maggie Pierce and Sher Stultz, 6th grade Life Science teachers at Illahee Middle School have been reading articles from

the Seattle Times Special Edition Elwha with their students. They are working to develop evidence for a Socratic Seminar about the Elwha Dam removal and ecosystem restoration.

The FWEA would like to thank those that supported class size reduction. Now it is time to ask our legislature to follow through. Ask your representative when these changes will take effect here in Federal Way. Senator Mark Miloscia … 360-786-7658 Representative Carol Gregory … 360-786-7830 Representative Linda Kochmar … 360-786-7898

March 6, 2015 [9] attracting living wage jobs to Federal Way. “The city’s investment in the Performing Arts and Convention Center must FROM STAFF REPORTS be matched by improving the traffic flow in and out Anthony Murrietta has of the city to ensure sucannounced his candidacy cess of current and future for Federal Way projects,” he wrote City Council Posiin the press release. tion 1. “Fixing traffic is the He will challenge only action that will Councilwoman positively impact all Lydia Assefaresidents, as well as Dawson, who also improve the busiannounced her bid ness environment for re-election this Anthony Murrietta of Federal Way. We week. need to plan, fund Murrietta said he and improve traffic is running for council beflow now.” cause there needs to be an He stated his opposition emphasis on fixing traffic, to the performing arts cenattracting living wage jobs ter in 2013 based on voter and operating a cost-effecfeedback. tive city government. “I committed, if elected, I The self-described lifewould respect the demolong worker’s advocate has cratic process and place spent more than 26 years in my emphases on building leadership roles as a union the project with local labor, organizer and business bringing good paying jobs agent, representing workers and recycling taxpayer in the private and public dollars back into our own sectors. community,” Murrietta “It’s time to direct my continued. “I will live up to positive energy and experithat commitment by doing ence towards Federal Way everything I can to ensure and its citizens,” wrote the project is built on time Murrietta in a press release. and on budget.” He is currently president He said the city’s request of Teamsters Local 763 and for proposal should include serves on the city’s Parks requirements calling for loand Planning commissions. cal apprentices, which help His long-range goals lower the cost of prevailing include fixing traffic and wage projects while assist-

ing those who are learning a trade to gain practical experience and knowledge. “I am living proof that those without a college degree may go on to be productive, accomplished members of our community,” the press release continues. He cited the city’s economic development strategy, called “Some Assembly Required,” which notes that only 25.4 percent of Federal Way residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and that poverty levels are at 15-16 percent. “I believe the city has a responsibility to use our tax dollars to help create employment for its entire population,” Murrietta wrote. “The city’s internal operation should be examined to ensure work performed is the most cost effective use of taxpayer dollars. Not all work should be performed by city employees.” Likewise, not all city services should be farmed out, he noted. “Balance is the key to maximizing service and cost. Government should work for the people,” he wrote. Murrietta, a father-offour, attended Cerritos and San Mateo Community College. Contact him at

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Assefa-Dawson will run to retain council seat FROM STAFF REPORTS

Lydia Assefa-Dawson, one of the first Ethiopian city council members in the state, announced on Wednesday she will seek to keep her seat on the Federal Way City Council. Appointed one year ago to fill a seat vacated by Mayor Jim Ferrell, AssefaDawson faced over a dozen applicants for the job. She said she succeeded by offering to represent the many new diverse populations growing in the Federal Way area. 141226_CL_KC SPRING ROP Color: 1/0 (Black)

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COACH WINS AWARD Coach Chris Williams from Federal Way High School was awarded with a National Federation of State High School Association State Coaches Award in the sport of boys track and field. Mike Colbrese, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, wrote in his congratulatory letter that Williams, “represents the true meaning of the spirit of coaching our youth through interscholastic activities.”

Eagles in the final four at state BY DENNIS BOX AND SARAH WEHMANN For The Mirror


he Eagles are one game from playing for the boys 4A state basketball championship. Thursday Federal Way beat Moses Lake 73-63 in the quarterfinal round of the Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome. After winning the district championship beating Kentwood 74-56 Feb. 21 at Puyallup High, the Eagles came out on top of Timberline 78-60 in the regional round of the state tournament. The Federal Way boys took the No. 1 seed from District 3 in the quarterfinal round playing Moses Lake. The Eagles will play at 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, in the semifinals against Union.


Federal Way started slowly in the first quarter with Moses Lake taking an early 5-2 lead. At about the midway point of the quarter the Eagles took the lead at 10-9. The team extended its lead 17-10 by the end of the first frame. The Chiefs fought back tying the game at 19 with about five minutes left in the half. Over the final minutes of the half, Federal Way went on an offensive run with Ferron Flavors hitting a three at the two minute mark. The Eagles went into the locker room with a 35-26 lead. Flavors led the first half scoring with 14 for Federal Way. The Eagles shifted into high gear in the second half with Viont’e Daniels and

D’Jimon Jones hitting three point shots. Federal Way extended its lead to 58-39 by the end of the third. The Chiefs drained some three pointers, but the Eagles cruised through the final minutes of the game to punch its ticket to the semifinal game. The biggest lead for Federal Way was 24. Leading scorer was Daniels with 22 with 4-8 on three point shoots. Flavors ended with 21. Leading rebounders were Jalen McDaniels and Daniels with six each. The Eagles scored 30 points from turnovers.


Federal Way coach Jerome Collins spent the halftime with his players reminding them who they are offensively and how to defensively stop Timberline’s penetration. After three decades on the sidelines, Collins had the answers for his team. Federal Way won the scoring in first quarter 16-14, but Timberline came back and outscored the Eagles 16-15. Federal Way took the halftime break with a slim 3130 lead into the locker room. The third quarter was a different story with the Eagles opening up the scoring posting 22 points and 25 in the fourth. Junior center Jalen McDaniels dominated the post in the second half and hit shots from the inside and outside. “I came out (in the second half) and said I didn’t want to end the game like that,” McDaniels said.


Jalen McDaniels scores for the Eagles during the state quarterfinal game against Moses Lake Thursday. SARAH WEHMANN, The Mirror



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wo men from Federal Way were among 10 suspects federal prosecutors charged with 60 counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft on Feb. 26. Johnathan Marquiel Turner, 22, and Calvin Dewayne Davis, 26, of Federal Way are believed to have stolen victims’ pin numbers to steal money by inflating their accounts with fake deposits. These charges allege the suspects stole more than $987,000 between November 2010 and February 2015. According to U.S. District Court documents, Turner and Davis were part of a group that planned and carried out a scheme, sometimes known as “Bank Liq,” to defraud seven banks — Bank of America, BECU, TwinStar Credit Union, Wells Fargo Bank, Sound Credit Union, Key Bank and Banner Bank, all federally insured. Prosecutors allege the suspects — which include Clayton Leon Bias, Jr., 25, and Shawn Andre Turner, 24, of Kent; Arthur Napoleand Wilcher, 29, Amanda Rae Riffle, 28, Relonna Dollinn Ward, 34, and Sephora Quilyn Watkins, 27, of Tacoma; Okila Ayanna Malayka Ulmer, 31, of Renton; and Avery Edward Lee, 32, of Milton — made invalid deposits into victims’ accounts, “temporarily inflating the balance of available funds.” Court documents state the invalid deposits caused the banks to increase the victims’ account balance, “thereby making funds available for withdrawal.” The scammers then withdrew the money

based on the “artificially inflated” balances before the banks realized the deposits were fake. The suspects are alleged to have gained access to 219 customer accounts, although some customers freely gave them access and were involved in the scheme. Other accounts were stolen through identity theft. Detectives were able to pinpoint specific instances in which Davis and Turner inflated the bank accounts. Prosecutors believe Davis illegally deposited $1,991 into Bank of America on June 6, 2013; withdrew $300 following an invalid deposit on July 24, 2013 at a Bank of America and again withdrew $480 from a different account on Sept. 4, 2013 at a BECU following an invalid deposit. Turner is suspected of withdrawing $1,200 on March 29, 2013 at the Bank of America after depositing a fake deposit; withdrawing $1,500 on April 20, 2013 from a Bank of America after an invalid deposit and depositing $2,386 into a victim’s bank account at Bank of America on Sept. 11, 2014. Davis allegedly stole the debit card pin numbers of three different bank accounts while Turner is suspected of stealing three as well. A special agent with the United States Secret Service who investigated this case said Bank Liq schemes can be successful because banks often make “some portion of the funds available to the account holder even though it may take a few days for the invalid nature of the check to be detected and the deposit reversed.” Charging documents state in order to conceal identities, perpetrators avoid using their own bank accounts. [ more FRAUD page 13 ]


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was in possession of a knife on campus. Another student told the staff member that the 16-year-old made threats to bring knives to school on Monday and possibly hurt the other student. The student said on Feb. 27 he was walking his girlfriend to the school bus, when the 16-year-old student approached him and said, “You better watch your back because starting Monday I’m bringing knives to school.” The student indicated that the 16-year-old had struck him twice in the head about two weeks

prior to that at the school for dating his ex-girlfriend. On Monday, the school administrator located the suspect student inside the school and conducted an administrative search. She found a Leatherman knife, with two threeinch blades in his pocket. She sent the student home for violating school policy with weapons on campus. Police located the 16-year-old at his home and arrested him for possessing a dangerous weapon

on school campus. He told police he brought the knife to school to repair his jacket. He admitted he was upset at the other student but denied making any threats to him. The student was transported to juvenile intake in Seattle and was subsequently expelled from school. Domestic dispute over dish towel: At 9:51 a.m. on March 2 in the 2100 block of SW 352nd St., a woman invited her ex-boyfriend to her residence and they argued about a dish towel. Police initially detained the man but released him

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when they determined no crime occurred. Thief steals drain covers: At 1:24 p.m. on March 2 at 2200 S. 314th St., two unknown suspects entered the victim’s commercial property and stole metal storm drain covers worth $660. Video surveillance captured the suspects committing the offense and police are attempting to identify the suspects. Suicidal student reports being bullied: At 1:50 p.m. on March 2 in the 3600 block of First Ave. S., a student said he needs help because he was being bullied. He said he was thinking about hanging himself or taking pills to kill himself. School social workers called police because of the student’s suicidal ideations. The student also picked up a pencil and threatened to stab teachers. He is currently not taking medication. Aunts fight over property in will: At 1:31 p.m on March 2 in the 2300 block of S. 284th Place, a man called police and referenced a dispute over property at a house currently in probate due to his father’s death. The man’s aunts were on location and a dispute arose over property belonging to their mother (the man’s grandmother). The executor of the will arrived on scene to quell the dispute and help itemize and distribute the property. All of the parties were calm before police left the scene and advised police they could peacefully work things out. Teen caught stealing vehicle: At 1:59 p.m. on March 1 at 1500 S. 308th St., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The 13-yearold suspect was driving the vehicle, which she stole from her mother’s roommate. The mother and roommate responded to the scene. The juvenile was booked into Seattle Juvenile Detention. Woman arrested for stealing mail: At 7:33 a.m. on March 1 in the 28000 block of 26th Ave. S., police observed the suspect stealing mail from a mailbox. She was arrested and booked into SCORE jail. Police found a ledger with names and social security numbers in her purse. In addition, they located an envelope with several pieces of stolen mail, checks, IDs and credit cards in her purse. She stated the items belonged to her friend. Thief steals delivery van: At 5:45 a.m. on March 1 in the 1700 block of S. 320th St., a driver left his delivery van running with the keys in the ignition while he went into a business to complete his delivery. Someone stole the van,

which has “Essential Baking Company” on both sides. Return shoplifter found in possession of drugs: At 3:18 p.m. on March 1 at 1901 S. Commons. A man concealed $223.98 worth of Macy’s merchandise, passed the registers and exited the store without paying. During a search, police found him in possession of 4.25 grams of heroin, 18 prescription pills, drug paraphernalia associated with smoking opiates and methamphetamine, theft tools and brass knuckles. He was previously trespassed from The Commons mall for shoplifting at Macy’s. He was arrested for theft, trespassing, possession of drugs and a weapons offense. Former Marine with PTSD goes missing: At 6:14 p.m. on March 1 in the 29000 block of 22nd Ave. S., a woman reported her 24-year-old son was missing. She said he is a former Marine who suffers from depression and post traumatic stress disorder and is becoming increasingly distant. She said her son’s last known location was the Royal Victorian Hotel in Port Angeles and he checked out at 10:30 a.m. on March 1. She contacted hotel staff, who informed her her son needs help and left his belongings at the hotel upon checking out. The mother also told police her son carries a handgun and she believes he may be suicidal, although he has never made any direct suicidal threats. Police contacted the mother later that day and she said her son had returned home safely and was doing fine. Woman punches boyfriend in testicles over affair: At 9 p.m. on March 1 in the 1700 block of SW 311th St., police responded to a domestic dispute between a couple. The 22-year-old boyfriend, who was inside his vehicle, advised police that his 19-year-old girlfriend “got him good.” The girlfriend told police that her boyfriend cheated on her on Valentine’s Day. She said the two were in the living room when she brought up the issue of cheating, which led to an argument. The man told police he put his headphones on during the argument to avoid conflict. His girlfriend removed the headphones and threatened to make him pay child support to her. He said she grabbed his Playstation 4, so he snatched it from her. She punched him twice in his testicles and punched his jaw. He said he grabbed her arms and restrained her for several minutes to calm her down. When he released her, she

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Todd Beamer girls playing in state finals Titans win first game at regional tournament to make the final eight at 4A state championship BY DENNIS BOX For The Mirror


he Titans are on a winning roll in the 4A girls state championship tournament. Todd Beamer easily beat Olympia in the regional game 71-39 on Feb. 27 at Puyallup High School. The regional victory moved the Titans into the final eight against Walla Walla Thursday past press deadline. Check the website at for results. The girls won the district title Feb. 21 beating Bellarmine 47-42.


Beamer came out firing, scoring 22 points to Olympia’s nine in the first quarter. In the second the Titans scored 24 to Olympia’s seven going into the half 46-16. In the third Beamer scored 19 to Olympia’s 11. The Titans relaxed while scoring six to Olympia’s 12 in the fourth once the game was decided. The Titans won the South Puget Sound League Northeast division with an 8-0 record. Going into the quarterfinal at the Tacoma Dome the Titans are 25-1.

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Federal Way Boys The Eagles are scheduled to play Union at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 ED St., Tacoma If Federal Way wins they play for the state title at 9 p.m. Saturday. If the Eagles lose, the team plays at 11:15 a.m. Saturday against the loser of the Woodinville-Davis game.

Todd Beamer Girls Todd Beamer played Walla Walla at 9 p.m. Thursday after press deadline. If the Titans win they play at 9 p.m. Friday against the winner of the Bothell-Gonzaga Prep game. If the team wins Friday Todd Beamer will play at 7 p.m. Saturday for the championship. If the girls lose the team plays at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Boys and girls club offering flag football FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club will be offering flag football this spring. Registration is through March 15. The fee is $40 plus current membership. Games will be on Saturdays only starting March 28 through May 2, a six-game season, at the Westway Field.

Coaches will pick the practice times starting the week of March 16. Leagues include boys and girls and are divided into PAC 12, grades three and four and the SEC, grades five and six. Seventh graders may play in the PAC 12 division. Games will be officiated by club staff. Anyone interested in

coaching may contact Dolan Holt at 253-6816514 or email dholt@ Volunteer coaches will receive a complimentary registration fee for one child. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. To register, call Dolan or go online at www.

School board to vote on reallocating bond funds to high school rebuild BY RAECHEL DAWSON

[ COUNCIL from page 9] or be able to save anything for our kids’ future,” AssefaDawson wrote. “We need to make sure that this recovery is accessible to all of us.” She was born and raised in Ethiopia and suffered a tragic accident as a baby, which resulted in her legs being amputated. Raised by missionaries, she has faced tough challenges throughout her life. But she has adopted a positive and optimistic approach to handling problems, a talent especially helpful in local government, she said. Her experience includes service on the city of Federal Way Human Services Commission, the executive committee of the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, the Federal Way School District Parent Engagement and Federal Way Public Schools’ Key Communicators group, and

was just asked to serve on the Global Education Initiative Committee. Assefa-Dawson’s extensive community and regional services include a member of the board of directors of Puget Sound Access, an interpreter with the American Red Cross Language Bank, Seattle; and the former PTA president, Strategic Planning Committee and Auction Committee member of Christian Faith School. Assefa-Dawson has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years. She has three sons, Christian (a graduate student and employee at Northwest University); Caleb (a sophomore at Gonzaga University); and Joshua (a freshman at University of Washington). “My goal is to advocate for housing issues, involve our new growing communities of color and the youth in local government, and I look forward to continue serving the Federal Way community as a council member,” she wrote.

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he Federal Way Public Schools board of education held a public hearing on the re-allocation of unspent bond funds on Feb. 24. The board is expected to vote on an amending resolution on March 10 that would allow them to re-allocate $10 million from a 2007 voter-approved bond for the Federal Way High School rebuild. Jeri Carlson, the business service director, told the board the district sold $139 million of bond authorization of the $149 million approved by voters eight years ago. The bond was to rebuild Lakota Middle School and Lakeland, Sunnycrest, Valhalla and Panther Lake elementary schools. In order to use the remaining funds for capital projects outside of the “RCW scope,” the board has to adopt an amendment to the resolution. District spokeswoman Ann Cook said the public hearing was more of a formality, since the financing plans for Federal Way High School already included the unspent funds from the 2007 bond. “The $10 million in savings was captured through good project management and efficiency,” Cook said. The $106 million construction project also calls for $56 million from a six-year capital projects levy, $12 million from leftover districtwide state match funds that totaled $32 million, unspent 2007 bond money and $28 million in state match funds specifically meant for the Federal Way High School rebuild. Cook said the district has not yet received the $28 million from the state. Along with voting on that amendment at their next meeting, the school board will consider refinancing existing bonds already sold, which could save taxpayers a significant amount, Cook said. The next school board meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 10 in the Federal Way City Hall Council Chambers.

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Hickel receives Key to the City FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mayor Ferrell presented the Key to the City to Advancing Leadership’s founding Executive Director Teri Hickel at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “Through Advancing Leadership, Teri has helped to shape a stronger Federal Way, supporting residents in developing leadership skills and encouraging new people to get involved at all levels of the community,” said Mayor Jim Ferrell. “She has accomplished this through her passion for leadership development, her ability to form and inspire action-oriented networks, and most of all, her love for the community of Federal Way.” The Federal Way resident took the helm of the community leadership organization in 2000 and has built the

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end of June, despite having $772,750 in revenues and being given $699,960 from the city’s general fund. In fact, the 25-year-old facility has operated at a net loss since 2005, as far back as the city of Lancaster’s website outlined. As of June 30, 2014, the ending balance was negative $708,011 for the 2013-14 biennium and $533,177 in the hole for the 2012-13 biennium, according to city budget records. Each budget cycle, the taxpayers of Lancaster paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep Lancaster’s 794-seat center running, according to city documents. The Federal Way mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel of experts he convened to determine whether a performing arts center was feasible in Federal Way concluded that a strong,

group into a powerful force for community progress. She announced her retirement from Advancing Leadership in late 2014 and is currently assisting new Executive Director Lawrence Garrett in the transition. Advancing Leadership is an organization dedicated to transforming people who are passionate about Federal Way into leaders for the future. Each year a group of applicants are selected for both an adult and a youth class. During the past 15 years, more than 480 adults and 350 students have graduated from the Advancing Leadership and Advancing Leadership Youth programs. Each youth and adult class takes on a community project that is completed during their class year. Ferrell introduced the Key to the City program to recognize individuals who have demonstrated lasting, significant contribution to building the Federal Way community. The first recipient was King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. experienced executive director will be critical to the project’s startup and success. Yvonne will be tasked with managing the center’s income and expenses to achieve “reasonable net operating revenue and expenses, while maintaining the city’s same level of contributions” — up to $200,000 annually, according to the panel’s report. “[The city of Lancaster] made a policy decision decades ago that this facility is a benefit to the community and they have never had a 100 percent cost recovery model,” Ferrell said. “Their model is to serve the community who might not be able to get to Los Angeles and bring in top quality acts.” The city of Federal Way’s business model is, however,

...obituaries Gary Koskivich Gary passed away in Rio Rancho, NM on February 10, 2015. Gary is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dee Koskivich. Gary lived in Federal Way most of his life, graduating from Federal Way High School in 1960. He worked as a young man at his parents' restaurant, The Farm, owned by Janice and Stanley Koskivich. There will be a casual "Celebration of Life" get-together on Sunday, March 15, 4 to 6 pm, at the Quail Run Club House, located at 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way. Please bring your memories to share with Dee.

Jill Chonis Bontrager – 1953-2015 Jill was born December 20, 1953, in Muskeegan, Michigan. She passed away January 31, 2015, at her home in Des Moines, Washington, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jill grew up in Tuscon, Arizona and graduated from Catalina High School in 1971. Her love of flowers and plants lead to a 32 year career in the wholesale and retail flower industry. She spent the past 15 years working for Safeway Corporation as manager of their floral departments in various locations. Jill’s husband, Richard Bontrager, preceded her in death in 2007. She is survived by her mother, Patti Chonis and brother Dino (Sheila) Chonis, of Tuscon, Arizona; brother Jeffrey (Joyce) Chonis of Los Angeles, California; Sister, Tina (Sam) Polus, of North Shores, Michigan; Stepson, Todd (Courtney) Bontrager and stepdaughter, Kim (Peter) Ladd, both of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Carson and McClain Bontrager; nieces, Savannah and Morgan Chonis, and nephew Dimitri Chonis.

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to create a self-sustaining performing arts center in the future, Ferrell confirmed. “I think it’s important to note that we’re not hearing from Lancaster folks that there was a hole in the bottom of the bucket, that this was a losing venture,” he said. “What I’ve expressed to [Yvonne] is after a few years up and running, three or four years, the idea in the long-term is cost recovery.” Ferrell said he checked the city of Lancaster’s books, their comprehensive annual financial report and the Lancaster newspapers for any indication that the Lancaster Performing Arts Center was not “hitting the mark.” And there wasn’t any, he said. After speaking to Yvonne about the facility’s budget, Ferrell determined, “What you’ve got here is this is a facility that is run in an incredible manner.” Although Ferrell said he looked into the “whispers” about the Lancaster center’s need for city fund transfers, he admits he didn’t see the city’s 2014-2015 biennial budget, nor did he know the city of Lancaster had allocated close to $700,000 to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center before he hired her. “I looked through the report and understood they had a different model,” he said. “I didn’t know it was that exact number but it

Mayor Jim Ferrell presents the Key to the City to Advancing Leadership’s founding Executive Director Teri Hickel. Courtesy city of Federal Way matters not.” Yvonne did not return the Mirror’s many requests for comments. Federal Way city spokesman Chris Carrel initially attempted to facilitate a phone interview between the Mirror and Yvonne, however, after he insisted to be part of the interview due to city policy, the Mirror declined based on the newspaper’s editorial standards. The mayor concluded that Yvonne is still a city of Lancaster employee and turned the matter back over to Lancaster. The Mirror attempted to contact Lancaster’s communications manager Joe Cabral, who also did not return several requests for comments. Lancaster City Manager Mark Bozigian said the arts center was hit by the recession but over the last two to three years ticket sales have improved and they were more successful covering cost. He said the initial controversy for the Lancaster Performing Arts Center wasn’t on whether to build one but where it should be built. Having chosen the downtown area, Bozigian said the center has since been “wildly successful” after their council voted on it in 1989. “By having it there, we were able to get some public investment in a county library, we redid the entire

boulevard and it’s brought in 55 new businesses and 900-1,000 jobs,” Bozigian said. “Having it there helped the current council vote on a museum.” Although the Lancaster facility’s current lineup includes smaller acts this season, Bozigian said world renown acts such as Willy Nelson and Jackson Brown have graced its stage. “[Yvonne] is a very imaginative and effective person and she’ll do a good job,” he said. Yvonne was not only the director for the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, but she apparently helped start a theater in another city in California as well. “What struck a chord with me was after she started the one in Tracy, she would go back because she still felt ownership with that performing arts center,” Ferrell said. The Mirror confirmed Yvonne worked as the arts program manager with the city of Tracy from Jan. 17, 2006 to Nov. 15, 2009 and managed the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts — a 37,000-square-foot visual and performing arts center with a 560-seat theater, a 110 seat studio theater, a dance studio, music studios and ceramics studio. The theatre reopened in 2007 and in its first year relied on $1.5 million of city funds.

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March 10

March 7

Park Pals Work Party: Park Pals will be cleaning up debris and adding a planting area to the park entrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at French Lake Park, located at 31531 First Ave. S. For more information, email info@

March 8

Jazz LIVE at Marine View: The Stephanie Porter Quintet will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. For more information, contact Jim Foster at or call 253-229-9206. Creating Cosplay Costuming: Jade Cheung of Arctic Phoenix Studios, Mary Mann, and Brian Morris of ZakLabs will teach teens about cosplay costume techniques and materials at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Participants will learn how to make a costume, the basics of thrift store buying, creating props, using tools and more. For more information, visit or call 253-8383668.

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I Love You Salt, But You’re Breaking My Heart: Learn more about sodium and heart and brain health at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.

Job Searching Using the Library: Free job search class will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at Work Source, located at 2707 I St. NE, Auburn. A librarian will share library resources that include: how to search for a job, how to create a resume and cover letter, find interview advice and job preparation and training materials. For more information, visit www. or call 253-838-3668. Afternoon Film Series: The movie, “Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound,” will be playing beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Federal Way 320th Library, located at 848 S. 320th St. For more information, visit www.kcls. org/mindmatters.

March 11

Backyard Chickens 101: Seattle Tilth will share tips and techniques on how to raise backyard chickens from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at City Hall Council Chambers, located at 22214 Eighth Ave. S. City of Federal Way Community Development will explain code and restrictions for urban livestock such as chickens, ducks, rabbits, bees and goats. For more information, email or call 253-835-2771.

March 12

Free Hands-On Workshop-Defending with Contact Weapons: Attendees will be introduced to a variety of easy-to-carry striking and pressure-point weapons from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at Federal Way Senior Center, located at 4016 S. 352nd St, Auburn. For more information or to RSVP, contact Chad Hiatt at chad@

March 14

Nurturing the Parent-Child Relationship with Home Organization: Stacy Erickson, professional organizer, early childhood specialist and owner of Home Key Organization will address the common problems of family’s clutter at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-8383668. Italian Dinner & Silent Auction: Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Gamma Delta Chapter presents a sit down dinner with live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Belmor Park Community Clubhouse, located at 2101 324th St. Tickets are $12 through March 13 and $15 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Patty Law at 206-276-5787.

March 15

Homemade Trade Event: A new barter and trade event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at Federal Way City Hall, located at 22214 Eighth Ave. S. Participants will bring homemade items to trade such as baked goods, homegrown produce/herbs, plants/seeds, jams/ jellies, jewelry, soap, honey, eggs, knitted items, artwork and other items. Tables and instructions will be provided. For more information, email or call 253-835-2771.

March 16

Cerebral Cinema-Movies on the Mind: Join Lance Rhoades

in a multimedia presentation and conversation about movies, intelligence and creativity at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, call 253-838-3668 or visit www.kcls. org/mindmatters. Rainier Audubon Society: The Rainier Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at Federal Way United Methodist Church, located at 29645 51st Ave. S. Presentation entitled “COASST - What Dead Birds Can Tell Us,” delivered by Charlie Wright.


Teen & Young Adult Art Display: Anime and Manga drawings created by local teen and young adult artists will be on display in March at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls. org or call 253-838-3668. Spring Cleaning Fundraiser: Donate your re-saleable clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories, handbags, shoes, and household linens through Sunday, March 22 at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 2415 S. 320th St. Call 253-8390344 or email sarah.calvaryelca@ to schedule a donation pick up. Tax receipts available. Summer Youth Theatre Program: Registration is now open for the 2015 summer camps. Visit for more information. AARP Tax Help: Free individualized tax preparation assistance will be provided by trained AARP volunteers at 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in March at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, call

the library at 253-838-3668 or visit One-on-One Resume Assistance: A KCLS volunteer can provide 45 minutes of one-on-one assistance writing or updating resumes. Registration required. For days and times, please call 253-839-0257. Japanese Story Time: Family program for all ages at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-8383668. Family Story Time: Family story and song program for ages 3 to 6 at 1:30 p.m. every Friday at the Federal Way 320th Library, located at 848 S. 320th St. For more information, visit or call 253-839-0257. Pajamarama Story Time: Family program for all ages at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-8383668.

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253- 944-7960. Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at St. Francis Hospital, Oncology Waiting area. For more information, call Heidi Henson, at 253426-6746. South King County GlutenFree Support Group: These free meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Marlene’s Market and Deli, 2565 S Gateway Center Place. Speakers include respected dietitians, naturopaths, restaurant owners and more. Contact or 253-839-3499. Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets second and fourth Thursdays, starting with social hour at 6 p.m., at Avalon Care Center, 135 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Call 253-344-1767. Adolescents of Divorce: Space is available in an adolescent patient divorce group for kids ages 10-17. The group meets monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. The cost is $32 for a group. Initial assessment with a therapist will be conducted prior to the first group. Contact Tracey Hunt at 253-3352412. Send Community Calendar items to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Presents

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ing County voters will see a property tax levy on the April 28 special election ballot seeking funds to replace the county’s emergency radio system. The County Council approved the ordinance 8-1 to place the nine-year property tax levy lid lift on the ballot. Councilman Pete von Reichbauer voted against the measure. The lid lift allows the county to collect property taxes above the state limitation. According to Councilman Joe McDermott, the sponsor of the ordinance, the levy will replace the county’s emergency radio system. McDermont said at

the March 2 council meeting the levy would raise $273 million. According to county staff the vendor support of the current radio system will end in 2018, which is used by police and fire agencies. David Mendel, Regional Communications services manager, said after 2018 the vendor “level of support” for the radio system will end and the risk of catastrophic failure of the system increases. According to a county release the current system has been in place for about 20 years. It consists of 26 transmitter sites and multiple interconnecting microwave and fiber systems supporting more than 100 agencies and about 16,000 radio users, each with a portable radio handset and/

50 shades of messed up Describe the negative impact controlling behaviors can have on a relationship. What does a relationship based on equality look and sound like? For more question suggestions, see Finally, share what you hope for your teen in their real relationships and be there for them when they come to you while they are figuring those out. 2) Power and Control. In “50 Shades of Grey,” Christian had an abusive childhood where he never experienced unconditional love. In real life, a person who has experienced that would most likely need therapy to heal enough to have a healthy relationship. In real life, the misguided actions of a submissive woman who thinks that she should go along with whatever he wants so she can heal him with her love would not end well for either of them. In addition, Christian uses his power to stalk Anastasia via a cell phone and computer he gives her, is jealous of her having relationships with friends, and tries to control where she can go, all in the name of “love”. Reality check: none of these is a healthy use of power, nor are they Amy Johnson

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While wildly popular, the relationship in the best-selling book “50 Shades of Grey” is messed up in ways that aren’t gray at all. Here are three ways this story misses the mark: 1) Fantasy vs. Reality: In this story, a strong, rich, handsome, sexuallyexperienced man meets an innocent, virginal, somewhat-independent-but-ultimately-submissive younger woman. Steamy sex scenes ensue. Make no mistake, this is not about a real relationship. Readers inexperienced in relationships (i.e. many teens) may not fully understand how unrealistic and unhealthy the relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is. If you know a teen who is enamored with this story, consider having a conversation with them, using some of these questions my colleague, Kirsten deFur, suggests. What are the characteristics of Christian and Anastasia’s relationships that are healthy? Unhealthy? What makes a relationship work well? How can partners balance the needs of the couple and the needs of the individual? What do controlling behaviors look and sound like?

or installed mobile radio in a vehicle. The system was designed to serve a smaller population over a smaller area when it went online. If approved the new system would provide improved coverage within the existing service area. Von Reichbauer expressed concerns that some fire districts’ budgets will be affected by the levy and were not included in the earlier discussions about replacing the system. “The lack of communication in the executive’s office (Dow Constantine) is disappointing,” von Reichbauer said. Councilwoman Jane Hague said she would vote for the ordinance but noted she had difficulty getting information from the executive branch on the issue

and was, “less than enthusiastic about the process that has lead up to this council discussion.” Hague said she was also concerned about the short time available before the measure will go before the voters. McDermont said the levy is an effort to make sure a replacement system is in place before 2018 when the risk increases for a system failure. “Making sure we can provide for this emergency communication is a paramount duty, I believe, of King County and the council,” McDermont said. A release from the council stated the levy lid lift rate would be .07 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Based on the 2015 median home value in King

expressions of truly loving someone. More disturbing, the story ends up glamorizing an abusive relationship with ideas like “he’s so handsome; he’s more experienced; he’s wounded and needs my love.” These are all common thought errors that tend to keep people in abusive relationships. In real life, a person like Anastasia should consider a protection order against someone who behaves like Christian Grey. 3) Communication, communication, communication. In the story, Anastasia is offered a contract in order to be in a relationship with Christian. In real and healthy relationships, partners talk to each other about what they want to do together—whether it’s see a movie or go on a walk, or what they want to do in the bedroom. Real people discuss and communicate about what they want and don’t want on a particular day. Just because someone did something once doesn’t mean they want to do it again or this time. They might want pepperoni instead of their usual mushrooms and sausage on the pizza you’re ordering. But you won’t know that if you don’t ask or they don’t speak up. Don’t be fooled by all the media — “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t true romance; it’s a made-up story with unrealistic characters who improbably end up alright after all the messed up

stuff they do. Take it from me, it’s much more romantic to think for yourself, speak up, communicate and keep things real.

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County, the cost to the median homeowner would be $26.46 per year. The emergency radio system is used to dispatch police, fire, emergency medical personnel and allow responders to communicate with each other at those incidents. The system is owned in equal shares

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While she was waiting in a different car, a male approached her stolen vehicle and attempted to get in the car but it was locked. The owner confronted the male and he fled but police located him shortly after and arrested him. Panty heist: At 6:54 p.m. on Feb. 28 at 1919 S. Commons. Between 6:30-6:40 p.m., an unknown suspect stole approximately 60 pairs of Sexy Little Cheekies underwear, valued at $990, from a display table near the front of the Victoria’s Secret store. A store employee noticed the panties were missing when she returned from a break and did not see who stole them. Police could not locate any suspects or witnesses. Baby mama drama: At 4:27 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the 2100 block of SW 352nd St., police contacted the reporting party after she received text messages from her “ex-boyfriend’s baby mama’s sister.” The messages from the “ex-boyfriend’s baby mama’s sister” were about the possibility of the ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend showing up at the reporting party’s residence. Police nab wanted fugitive hiding outside police station: At 8:44 p.m. on Feb. 27 at 33325 Eighth Ave. S., three police officers were parked at the Federal Way Police Department parking lot across from the courthouse entrance. One of the officers heard a rustle in the bushes on the north side of the parking lot. Several of the

taller bushes were swaying as if someone was moving through them. The officer yelled, “Police,” and a male jumped up from his hiding place in the bushes, climbed through several feet of undergrowth and walked towards the sidewalk. The officer followed him and told the man to remove his hands from his pockets. The officer asked the man why he was hiding in the bushes and he said he was using the bushes to urinate. The man told the officer that he had just taken a greyhound bus from Minnesota and believed he was in Connecticut. He swayed from side to side and was unable to maintain his balance. Police discovered the 50-year-old man had a felony warrant out of Minnesota for aggravated assault. The warrant was listed as having nationwide extradition. Police arrested the fugitive and booked him into SCORE jail, where he awaited extradition. Armed student burns girl, arrested: At 11:49 a.m. on Feb. 26 at 35999 16th Ave. S., Todd Beamer High School staff called police in regard to a 14-yearold student who was found in possession of a spring-loaded double-bladed knife. When the responding officer arrived at the school, staff were in the process of searching the student after a female student reported that she saw him in class with the knife. The female student said she was sitting in her assigned seat to the left of the student, when she

saw he was holding a Batman box under his desk. The student removed and opened a blue switchblade knife. After he put the knife away, the female student saw him with a lighter trying to light the tip of his pencil on fire under his desk. She watched as he held the open flame to the bottom of his desk top as if he was trying to light it on fire. She acted as though she didn’t see him and she faced forward. But she suddenly felt a burning sensation on the top of her hand. The student held the lighter down on her hand and asked, “How does that feel?” Because she knew he had a knife, she stayed quiet the remaining 15 minutes of class and then went to the office to report what happened. A nurse treated the girl’s burned hand and gave her a bag of ice to keep on it. Police arrested the student with the knife and he was expelled from school. Man with gunshot wound asks Popeye’s Chicken staff for help: At 10:22 a.m. on Feb. 25 at 34960 Enchanted Parkway S., a bloody black man approached the Popeye’s Chicken restaurant and asked employees for help. He had a gunshot wound to his thigh. He told police the incident occurred in the parking lot at the Waterbury Apartment complex. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he was later discharged and taken into custody for an unrelated arrest warrant.

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Federal Way Mirror, March 06, 2015  

March 06, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Mirror, March 06, 2015  

March 06, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror