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Federal Way officials eye WSU branch campus BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ email@example.com
ormer University of Washington Husky Mayor Jim Ferrell hopes to attract his alma
mater’s biggest rival to Federal Way. “Yes, this old Husky is very interested in a relationship with the Cougars,” Ferrell laughed, noting city officials have
had several conversations with Washington State University representatives about potentially locating a branch campus in downtown Federal Way. Last year, the university’s
late President Elson Floyd — who died on June 20 of complications from colon cancer — met with Ferrell to discuss the possibility. “It was very flattering for President Floyd to fly out
and to meet with me last fall here at City Hall about their interests and that’s actually what really took the discussions to a much different level,” Ferrell said. However, those talks
are still preliminary, he emphasized. “Clearly, any conversation that we have with [Washington State University] at this stage is entirely [ more WSU, page 5 ]
Community remembers man killed in high speed motorcycle accident BY RAECHEL DAWSON firstname.lastname@example.org
A 21-year-old Tukwila man was killed instantly after a motorcycle accident in Federal Way Monday evening. According to the Federal Way Police Department, witnesses saw Christian Andrew Sanchez driving between 80 to 100 mph before he crashed on Milton Road South in front of the Wild Waves entrance. Witness Julie Pierce said she, her friend and niece were just ending their day at Wild Waves when they heard a loud sound — Sanchez driving fast down the road. But then he lost control. Pierce said they were in the car facing where Sanchez hit the curb. “A plume of dirt came up and the bike shot to the left and as soon as I saw the plume of dirt, I said ‘Oh, s***,’” Pierce said. “We ran directly to the
MSC raises $121,000 at Mardi Gras event Over 500 people clad in flamboyant Mardi Gras attire attended Multi-Service Center’s annual crab feed and auction on Saturday at the Federal Way Community Center. Participants beat the record high temperatures outside by enjoying chilled cracked crab catered by Cafe Pacific Catering. The event raised over $121,000 to support Multi-Service Center’s programs that provide help and hope for the community. Photos courtesy of Ed Streit Productions and Bruce Honda
Christian Sanchez, 21, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday. Contributed photo bike where it rested near a tree.” However, Sanchez wasn’t there. He was about 30 feet to the right with his “body hugging the pole.” Pierce and two other witnesses went to him. One of the witnesses said she was a nurse, Pierce said, and started checking his vitals but there was “nothing.” “After five, 10 minutes, we pulled the helmet off together and he looked like he was sleeping,” Pierce said, adding that her [ more ACCIDENT, page 31 ]
Federal Way parents call on more access to special choice schools BY RAECHEL DAWSON email@example.com
As Tonya Pane took her 15-year-old son to his driver’s ed class, she asked
him what he liked about his school. “What is it that you like about the Federal Way Public Academy? And what do you think of this idea of maybe possibly considering increasing enrollment there?” Pane recalled at a recent school board meeting. “And he said, ‘No, no.
What makes Federal Way Public Academy special is that it’s small. Instead of being in a class with 300 kids, I’m in a class of 60.’” But like the seven other community members, parents and educators who spoke at the school board meeting, Pane pleaded for other options, other pro-
grams — something — to alleviate the dreaded wait list some parents are placed on when trying to get into Federal Way Public Schools special choice programs. These programs include the Federal Way Public Academy and Technology Access Foundation Academy, among others such
as Cambridge Academy for Lakota Middle School, Sacajawea Middle School and Federal Way High School students, STEM programs at Saghalie and Sequoyah middle schools, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for Totem and Kilo middle schools and a high school
version for Thomas Jefferson and Todd Beamer. Organized by Don Hyun, also a parent of students in the school district, testimony after testimony echoed during the public comment period at the June 23 school board meeting. “In Federal Way, there [ more SCHOOLS, page 23 ]
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Cascade Regional Blood Services refurbished and rewrapped their entire bloodmobile fleet. Courtesy of Cascade Regional Blood Services
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where they donate. Cascade Regional Blood Services announced that it raised enough money from grants and other financial gifts to refurbish and rewrap its entire bloodmobile fleet. Bloodmobiles play a vital role in the community’s blood supply by helping to make blood donations convenient and easy for donors who cannot come to one of the organization’s donor
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centers. Nearly 60 percent of the supply is collected at community-sponsored blood drives and bloodmobiles make this possible. Known for its blue buses with children on the side, Cascade Regional Blood Services has decided to go with a whole new look for its bloodmobiles. “We wanted a modern look that better reflected Cascade Regional Blood Services,” said Christine Swinehart, Cascade president/CEO. “We are so grateful to our community for its support — both in blood donations and financial contributions. We could not fulfill our mission without it.” Cascade Regional Blood Services began fundraising for its Get on the Bus project in 2013 in an effort to secure the funds to refurbish its fleet of bloodmobiles and purchase a new bus. By the end of 2014, the nonprofit blood center raised enough to begin the refurbishment. Cascade continues to fundraise for the purchase of a new bloodmobile and plans to secure enough funds to make the purchase in early 2016. Cascade Regional Blood Services is a nonprofit community resource that has supplied blood to MultiCare Health System and CHI Franciscan Health hospitals and clinics since 1946. The Federal Way blood center is located at 909 S. 336th St., Suite B-102. For more information about Cascade, to support the blood center or to find
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Discarded cigarettes spark two residential fires, displace families BY RAECHEL DAWSON firstname.lastname@example.org
n two days, at least five families in Federal Way have been displaced because of residential fires caused by discarded cigarettes. According to Capt. Jeff Bellinghausen with South King Fire and Rescue, three apartment units were burned at the Enchanted Woods apartment complex around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Located at 2020 S. 360th St., a resident had put out a cigarette on the deck of a third-floor unit. It caught fire, burning the roofs and
attic of the units, displacing four adults and 10 children total. No one was injured. At 8 p.m. on Monday, a nearly identical situation occurred. Two houses caught fire in the 33200 block of 44th Ave. S. after a woman put out a cigarette on her porch, Bellinghausen said. The vinyl siding of the house ignited and jumped to the next house. “Vinyl is a petroleum product and it burns like crazy,” Bellinghausen said. “If that had been a house with hardy plank — another very common siding material — it would have
Semi-truck spills lumber onto I-5 near Federal Way FROM STAFF REPORTS
An accident involving two semi-trucks on Interstate 5 near Wild Waves caused a traffic back-up through Tacoma. The accident occurred at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, when one of the semi-trucks was hauling lumber and collided with the rear of the other semi-truck’s trailer. The lumber shifted on the rear of the first truck
been singed but not up in flames.” The two houses suffered damage on the siding and in the attic but the living quarters were fairly intact. Bellinghausen said the rough estimated damage is worth around $300,000. That fire displaced 11 adults and four children, who were first assisted by Red Cross. “Make sure [cigarettes] are fully extinguished,” Bellinghausen said. “Don’t be careless but that’s really what these things are.” He noted that often people will put out cigarettes in potted plants, which is a huge fire hazard as the dirt
and spilled onto I-5. Fuel also spilled onto the road. There were no injuries reported in the accident. Trooper Chris Webb with the Washington State Patrol said the accident took hours to clean up.
Disabled parking law takes effect July 1 FROM STAFF REPORTS
Changes to the laws governing special
South King Fire and Rescue responded to a two-house fire on Monday evening that displaced 11 adults and four children. Courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue and bark can be very flammable in the summer. Also a contributing factor is the hot, dry weather. “If this had been a typical June or July, their deck would have been soggy
when everything’s not bone dry,” he said. Bellinghausen said there was a community meeting at the residence affected by Monday’s fire to go over fire safety and other
parking privileges for persons with disabilities will take effect July 1 and are aimed at reducing the number of people who abuse disabled parking permits. Changes include requiring a written prescription from a licensed health care provider to obtain disabled parking privileges and requiring a new application for every renewal, according to the state Department of Licensing. The application also includes a new fraud warning on the application to remind applicants and healthcare providers it is a gross misdemeanor if they knowingly
precautions before the Fourth of July, which often results in more fires due to illegal fireworks. For more information about fire safety, visit southkingfire. org.
provide false information. The new laws also extend temporary parking placards from up to six months to up to 12 months and increases the penalty of illegally obtaining a disabled parking placard, license plate, tab, or identification card from a traffic infraction to a misdemeanor. The changes were recommended by a group formed to develop a plan to eliminate abuse of the program. Participants included Department of Licensing, Department of Health, disabled citizen advocacy groups and local governments.
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ever hosted. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, CHI Franciscan Health, Federal ver 160 teenagers Way Community Center, and their families Communities in Schools, converged at the King County Library SysEX3 Ron Sandwith Teen tem and the Multi-Service Center for the first Federal Center were all sponsors for Way Teen Day Celebration the event. on Monday. CHI Franciscan Health During the event, teens donated a $500 grant to bonded over help pay for “This is a huge need food. Other pizza, ice cream, cake, in Federal Way. It’s local busibasketball, also a safe place for kids nesses foosball, rock joined in with climbing and to come have fun, donations, all sorts of othsuch as Thrive er activities and build relationships Chiropractic and that will help and Wellness, refreshments. Teens were also them engage in who donated informed of fuhundreds of ture programs education and dollars, and and events at keep them from Haggen and the center. Trader Joe’s, incarceration.” “This event who donated is about getting Louis Guiden Jr. bottled water teens in Federal and some Way to have food for the fun, build community with event. each other, get to know “It’s really important to each other and get to know invest in our community services in the community,” and you need to start with Multi-Service Center’s Emthe kids,” Dr. Allison Schoployment and Education les of Thrive Chiropractic Director Amanda Santo and Wellness said. “Being said. kind of a new business in Multiple organizations the community, it’s a way to came together to help host give back and invest in our the event — the first of its future.” kind the Teen Center has Michele McClaughlin, the teen services librarian at the Federal Way Library, played a big part in the creation of the Teen Day event. McClaughlin, Santo and 1989 Marianne Carreno from the Multi-Service Center bounced around multiple ideas that they could host for teens, such as an ice BY TERRENCE HILL
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Above, youth play foosball during the first Teen Day event on Monday at the EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center in Federal Way. Left, Councilman Martin Moore (standing, second from left) stands with some of the event sponsors. PHOTOS BY TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror
cream social. They decided early on that neither the library nor the Multi-Service Center could have the events on their property and have the activities they knew would interest teens. They decided to contact Boys and Girls Club Director Mark Hen-
dricks about using the EX3 Teen Center for the event. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time,” McClaughlin said. “When Marianne was able to make that contact with Mark [Hendricks] and he said we could have it here, that was the make-it
moment. Otherwise, we weren’t sure who we could partner with where we could have these activities for teens.” Louis Guiden Jr., who has lived in Federal Way for 16 years and has done youth outreach work for eight [ more TEEN, page 21 ]
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Miloscia calls for end to millionaire initiative process FROM STAFF REPORTS
Citing the millions of dollars needed to successfully run an initiative in Washington, Sen. Mark Miloscia called for the use of electronic signature technology to restore democracy to the initiative process. Miloscia introduced a bill last week to allow the use of electronic signatures in the petition process required to get an initiative on the ballot. “This bill is about giving the initiative process back to the people rather than the millionaires,” said Miloscia. “This is an already-proven technology that we can put to work to reinvigorate the initiative process in Washington by engaging the grassroots to participate in democracy.” Campaigns typically spend between $1 and $3 per signature in order to reach the approximate 250,000 signatures necessary to submit a ballot initiative. Senate Bill 6139 asks the secretary of state and chief information officer to create the rules and ability to use electronic signatures in submitting initiatives. Electronic signatures for initiatives would not require the extensive paid signature-gatherers that initiative campaigns typically rely on to qualify for the ballot. The Legislature already passed Senate Bill 5810 this year to clarify and affirm the use of electronic signatures in state agencies. The federal government established the legal validity of electronic signatures in 2000 with the E-Sign Act.
Voter registration deadline July 6 for primary election FROM STAFF REPORTS
Citizens who want to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election have until Monday, July 6 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail. King County Elections will mail primary election ballots to all registered voters on July 15, so it’s important that citizens register to vote and keep their address and other information, including their signature, updated. Voters can check to make sure their registration information is current by using “my voter guide” online, calling the voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683), visiting King County Elections at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton, or visiting the Voter Registration Annex at 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle.
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preliminary and we would very much want to have a relationship with them and it’s our hope that in the future those conversations will continue,” Ferrell said. “I think any other conversations about what that looks like are very premature.” He said city officials want to be “respectful and mindful” of the university’s loss and will re-approach school officials “when the timing seems right in the very near future.” The city lowered its 60-foot-tall flagpole on 320th Street to half-staff on Friday to honor Floyd. “President Floyd was just a truly great advocate, not only for WSU, but for higher education in the state of Washington,” he said. “For many people … he is the face of higher education in Washington state.” Ferrell said Washington State University is seeking to expand its presence “exponentially” and a branch campus in Federal Way would add to that goal. The university is currently pursuing a medical school in Spokane and a branch campus in Bellevue. “A south Puget Sound presence in Federal Way does seem to make a great deal of sense for it to be truly a university with multiple branch campuses,” he said. “We’re certainly interested in the dialogue and we’re going to continue to pursue that unless and until we get an indication that that’s not in the cards.” City officials have also had conversations with representatives from Eastern Washington and Gonzaga universities. While Gonzaga is looking for more of a Seattle presence, the possibility of locating an Eastern Washington branch campus in Federal Way is still on the table, Ferrell said. “The key thing is these talks are preliminary,” he said, adding that establishing a university downtown would be a “game-changer” for the city. “It’s a truly exciting thing for our community and I’m just so gratified that we have support from the council and [Councilwoman Kelly Maloney] has been a big help in this process and it really is about carving out what the future of our community looks like.”
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Did they say that: Humorous mid-year quotes It’s that time of year when it’s educational to review some of the more interesting comments from the first six months of the year. Mayor Jim Ferrell’s tendency toward hyperbole got the better of him at the Seahawks rally in January when he announced that a crowd of 1,200 had turned out, representing 10 percent of the city’s population! The city’s population is 92,000 not 120,000, but we’ll get there. As Senate Minority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, spent the last several years doing everything possible to stall the Senate Democrats’ agenda. However, after the Democrats blocked a hearing on the Keystone Pipeline on the first day of the new session, McConnell, as the new majority leader said in an ironic plea, “We all know that one of the things the Senate is best at doing is not very much, why don’t we get started?” Enjoying the “get even” moment, Democrats refused to drop their opposition. At Federal Way’s mayor-council retreat
earlier this year, Councilwoman Kelly Maloney spilled hot water on her wrist and hand. I tried to help. One of the department heads in reaction to my occasional barbs at council members commented, “Burned by Roegner again!” Even I enjoyed that one. On the other hand, city Chief of Staff Brian Wilson wasn’t taking any chances when I bought a cake at the Rotary gala for the table and offered a piece to him and his wife. He seemed to prefer she taste the gift dessert first. Cops are always so suspicious. University of Washington President Michael Young announced he was leaving to take over as president of Texas A&M, in part because of their commitment to financial support for the institution’s academics. However, Young may find some things in Texas are different than he thinks. As one trustee said in answer to a question on Young’s new salary: “He won’t make as Bob Roegner
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he session that would never end is still not over. For six months — officially 168 days and counting on Thursday — the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics. They’re not done yet. The current special session, their third, extends through the end of July and they may need every day to achieve détente in outstanding conflicts on education and transportation bills. A lasting impression of the 2015 Legislature will be the dominance of Senate Republicans. At times they seemed to impose their will on the legislating process and impede the desired path of the majority Democrats in the House and Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Credit Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. Under his leadership, the 26-member caucus displayed a rigid discipline and it paid off as its factions of conservatives and moderates can claim an important political victory or three this session. They beat down a capital gains tax and beat back a low-carbon fuel standard. They warded off cap-and-trade and minimum wage. They approved a gas tax hike — more than once — and many of their members are smiling about it. And the nation knows Senate Republicans drafted the unprecedented cut in tuition for students at public colleges and universities. It’s hard to see how it could have turned out much better for them. And it’s not so hard to see why it’s been a rough year for House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle. Yes, the state is putting billions of new dollars into education, child care, early learning, mental health, human services and parks. Teachers and state workers are getting raises. Tuition is going down at two- and four-year colleges. And the state is poised to put a wad of dough into public transportation. That’s a heck of a Democratic agenda but for some Democrats it still feels a bit like defeat. And it’s for all the reasons Senate Republicans
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Federal Way High School gets big fat ‘F’ In May of 2011, my grandson fell off his bike and had to have emergency brain surgery. Knowing he was entering a new school in September, his team of about 20 doctors signed a letter for him, stating he was not only starting at a new school,
but he was entering high school, and insisted the school allow him to wear his hat, which covered the long scar from the top of his head to his ear, of which he was very selfconscious. The guidance counselor, David Wilson, was so fantastic! He sent texts to all the teachers, alerting them of the hat situation. He worked with us, and was so very, very understanding and helpful. David Wilson, you get an “A-plus”! The Brain Injury Association of America says all schools across the U.S. have been taught how to talk and deal, day to day, with students with brain trauma. Brain trauma is
invisible, and because my grandson doesn’t look different and doesn’t sound different, the teachers would not acknowledge his needs. From the very first day of school, his teachers yelled at him to remove his hat; he even got detention for wearing it. His mother went to his school almost daily to try to rectify the situation, but it was to no avail. Yes, she went to the school board and a program was set up, but the school never heeded it. When someone has brain trauma, you do not raise your voice and bark orders to them. That is what is referred to as “Backing them in a
corner” — and when that happens, they will get very upset, and will not do what you say. They will rebel. For example, one day my grandsons’ phone rang (he kept it on, in case he got a severe headache and had to call home). His teacher, very loudly and rudely, told him to give him his phone, now! My grandson said no, and was told to leave his class. Had his teacher, who supposedly knew how to work with brain trauma students, would’ve just calmly said, “Would you please shut your ringer off?” then all would’ve been great for both student and teacher. So simple.
On another occasion, a teacher got very upset that my grandson was still wearing his hat. He told my grandson to leave his classroom, and that the project that he was working on — and was so very, very proud of and loved spending time working on — was being taken away from him and being erased from his computer. This totally crushed my grandson, which is exactly what the teacher wanted to do. My daughter, on a daily basis, talked to the school board, to Seattle Children’s Hospital, to the guidance counselor and principal. And after so much hassling, we finally pulled him out of school, for his own well being. Had Federal Way High School helped us, and [ more LETTERS page 7 ]
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much as a good assistant football coach, but he’ll do alright. Welcome to the priorities of the Republic of Texas President Young!” Under the category of “did he really say that?” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently compared his winning a recall election against public employees, including teachers, to battling terrorists. Walker is a potential candidate for president as a Republican. If that’s his view of teachers, his education policy must be really something! Finland has a unique approach to speeding tickets. The richer you are, the more you pay when you break the law. One wealthy business man caught going 64 mph in a 50 mph area recently paid $58,000 for his ticket. Since our state says it needs money, is it too late to
get one of our legislators to try that one in Olympia? Up in Oak Harbor it has been a turbulent four years for Mayor Scott Dudley, who isn’t running again. The council has been complaining that lately he is not involved and is missing work. Dudley says he is having problems with his back. “I’m out on medical leave, but that shouldn’t bother the council, they’ve never listened to me anyway.” The manner in which City Hall demonstrates tribute to its citizens is frequently measured by the honors they bestow. King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer had a street named after him. Former Federal Way Mayor Mary Gates was presented the Key to The City. Your favorite political writer was invited to
sit in the dunk tank at Federal Way’s 25th anniversary of cityhood celebration. Ah … At a recent City Council meeting, a staff member was highlighting the events for the city’s 25th anniversary celebration and noted that after the naming of a street for von Reichbauer, the Symphony would play music. An audience member wondered out loud, “What kind of music do you play for the Godfather of Federal Way politics?” The best commercial I’ve seen so far is “Come for the marijuana, stay because you can’t find your car.” It’s for a car company, but what a great slogan to attract tourists!
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July 3, 2015  [ LETTERS from page 6] worked with us, like David Wilson tried to make happen, my grandson would have graduated this year, and his self-confidence would be soaring. A BIG FAT “F” to you, Federal Way high school! Tsk, tsk. I’m so very disappointed in you! Enjoy your new building; maybe you should’ve started on the inside first.
Patricia A. Scott, Federal Way
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Q&A with Mr. FW: Crabby bidders and parents Q: Mr. Federal Way, I attended the Multi-Service Center’s annual Crab Feed on Saturday and, among the technical difficulties they had, it was extremely hot! Temperatures outside were in the low 90s, so I can’t imagine how hot it was inside the Federal Way Community Center’s gym with 500 bodies. I’m curious, wasn’t the Federal Way Community Center being advertised as the city’s “cooling center?” A: You are on point. Mr. Federal Way also heard through the grapevine that it was slightly unbearable so that people simply had to drink from the bar to cool off. And, of course, happy bidders make for happy spenders even though the
website or app they used didn’t work and people had to rely on *gasp* paper and pen! But Mr. Federal Way was curious about this apparent conflict in cooling center versus hot, sweaty gym. After coaxing a Mirror staff member to ask a few questions, Mr. Federal Way found out that the Federal Way Community Center’s gym does not have air conditioning, nor has it ever. The city’s Parks Director John Hutton said the Multi-Service Center was aware the gym didn’t have air conditioning when they booked the Crab Feed event, which was likely months before anyone knew there would be such a heat wave in June.
But the Multi-Service Center’s communications manager Sarah Villian confirmed that event staff was not aware air conditioning was unavailable in the gym “until a day or two before the event.” “Unfortunately, we also had an extremely hot day, which contributed to the issue,” Villian said. “We hope that we will be able to work with the Community Center on the air conditioning issue for next year’s event.” Hutton pointed out that the rest of the center has air conditioning and people are still allowed to come by and hang out in the lobby, pool table and community rooms if they’re not in use. Even though there was no air conditioning, there were fans and air movement in the gym. But let’s be honest, moving hot air around is just moving hot air around. “That’s why we typically don’t do big events in
there,” Hutton said. “People generate their own heat.” Either way, Mr. Federal Way thinks that maybe the Multi-Service Center should find a different location to avoid making people so crabby. Q: Parents are upset there isn’t enough space for their kids at schools, such as Federal Way Public Academy and Technology Access Foundation Academy. They say that they want the school district to create a committee and look at what it would take to provide more access so more students can attend these choice schools. But for some reason, I can’t help but think this is more of a dream than a reality. What are your thoughts, Mr. Federal Way? A: Mr. Federal Way is going to venture into scary waters and say that it is a noble thought but also not
well thought out. These parents aren’t looking at the bigger picture. It costs money for the district to create more schools and programs like the Federal Way Public Academy and Technology Access Foundation Academy. A lot of money. If you haven’t had your head stuck in the ground for the last four years, you would know that the courts have deemed that the Legislature hasn’t been fully funding education and now there is a mandate that they do so. The only way to do this is by reallocations, cuts and taxes — something legislators have taken one regular session and two special sessions to craft. To ask for even more is a little rude, don’t you think? But, oh, my child deserves the absolute best, the parents will say. That’s the problem, everyone thinks that of their child. Why
not put effort into improving the public schools that are already established? Why not take advantage of the higher learning that is already at these public schools? Why not seek outside help if your child is struggling? Not everyone is special and not everyone will get in to these choice schools — that’s what makes them special, go figure. Mr. Federal Way suggests if parents want something done, they should reach into their pockets and create a fundraiser or something. After all, money speaks louder than words. Err, actions speak louder than words. Q: Mr. Federal Way, will you be at the Red, White and Blues Festival this weekend for the Fourth of July? A: None of your business.
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Kuciemba previously worked for Sound Transit, where she managed the outreach process for a $3.6 billion dollar extension of light rail in the Puget Sound region. FROM STAFF REPORTS She has also worked at Snohomish County managing state and federal Katie Kuciemba, who is from government relations, where she Federal Way, has joined the Sound was responsible for public policy Cities Association as a senior policy development and implementation. analyst. The association represents Katie has served as staff for Con36 cities in King County and progressman Adam Smith (Congresvides a regional voice for nearly 1 sional District 9), Seattle Mayor million people. Gregory J. Nickels, and State Sena“Katie’s passion for transportator Jeralita Costa (38th Legislative Katie Kuciemba tion and work at the local, state and District). federal levels of government will She received her bachelor’s tremendously benefit our member degree in political science and communicacities,” said Deanna Dawson, Sound Cities tions from the University of Washington Association executive director. “In her new and her master’s degree in political manposition, she will head up our policy team agement and legislative affairs from The and will staff transportation committees, George Washington University. as well as other Sound Cities Association For more information, please visit www. regional policy committees.” SoundCities.org.
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Soroptimists of Federal Way Members of the Year LeAnn Taylor, president (left) and Leslie Omsberg, treasurer (second from the right), New Member of the Year Cheri Liebelt (right) as well as Susan Honda, vice president, and Linda Persha, membership chair. Soroptimists of Federal Way is a women’s service group in Federal Way working for the betterment of women and children by women. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from September through June. The organization is open to all interested women. Contributed photo seniors, disabled and poor, uninsured and mentally ill. They can talk about rising teacher pay, lower tuition and maybe the timing for new highways, expanded bus service and more bike paths. Most voters will be pleased to hear all that. They will have forgotten this epic session ever occurred. Unless it’s not over.
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Legislator explains why she voted no for Native American history requirement against the intent of the law. “I thought the bill was a n late July, social studgreat bill, I just thought it ies teachers across the didn’t go far enough,” she entire state of Washsaid. ington will be required to Gregory said she grew teach Native American up being taught by her history. father to be very respectful But before of tribal history and Gov. Jay Inslee the community. signed Senate “To me, I have a Bill 5433 into law passion around this,” on May 8, the she said. “I thought bill that changed I was doing a good teaching Native thing, I just didn’t American history know all the facts Carol Gregory as an “encourabout why the bill agement” to a was being intro“requirement” for duced.” schools was voted on by The law will take effect the Washington LegislaJuly 24. ture’s Senate and House Because the law is based chambers. off of a 2005 law that While the majority “encouraged” Washington voted yes, seven senators school districts to adopt voted no in March, and 22 a curriculum put forth House of Representatives by the Office of Native voted no in April. Education — a subset of Among the representathe Office of Superintentives’ no-vote was Rep. dent of Public Instruction Carol Gregory, a Democrat — much of the curriculum representing Federal Way’s planning is already done, 30th Legislative District. according to Michael M. “I voted for the amendVendiola, the program ment that also put tribes supervisor of the Office of that were seeking federal Native Education. recognition,” Gregory said, But they still have to referring to requirements train teachers on that curof the law that students riculum. learn about the clos“We’re certainly makest federally recognized ing ourselves available,” tribe in the region. “I now Vendiola said. “The curunderstand there is tribal riculum is available for politics involved. I looked free, so certainly school at educating children.” districts could take it and Gregory, a current Fedfigure it out but a lot of eral Way Public Schools our contracts are asking to board of education memprovide training.” ber and former president, The curriculum includes was appointed to fill late identifying federally Rep. Roger Freeman’s recognized Native Ameriposition in January after can tribes near or within he was voted into office schools districts. just days after passing According to the final away from cancer in late bill report, school districts October. are then expected to adopt With the thought that social studies curricuthe Legislature could go lum about tribal history, back and expand the bill, culture and government Gregory voted no. But of the nearest federally that’s not to say she was recognized tribe and work BY RAECHEL DAWSON
with the tribes to develop There were 22,461 students dent in the program who learning material. registered in 2013. has filled out a 506 form. School districts are But Maxine Alexander, The registration process is also required to collabothe school district’s Native specific to the requirement rate with tribe programs American Education Proof each tribe, such as a stuand “facilitate cultural gram coordinator, said that dent must have a quarter exchanges,” while also number looks more like blood or a descendent in emphasizing tribal govern- 500 as many students don’t the tribe. ment and history, statecheck the Native American Last school year, Alexanwide. box when filling out demo- der reported 343 students “We feel the inclusion of graphic forms. in the program and prior Native American history, The Native American years reached up to 395. culture and government Education Program was “But there are a lot more is just a part of Washdeveloped in the Federal students that self identify ington state history and Way school district to help as native students,” she part of the students said. “Every year, we ideneducation and their tify 550-600 students that system,” he families are eligible.” said. “It’s in the What may come as a something educational surprise is most of Federal that would process. Way’s Native American naturally The students come from outbe included program’s side of Washington state. and that’s goals are Alexander said a federal what we’re to improve policy called “relocation” attempting Native pushed tribes off of their to do, to American reservations to bigger citutilize this students’ ies, such as Seattle. Because program to Maxine Alexander academic of this, the tribes where train teachsuccess, students are from are ers.” increase pretty diverse. However, The knowledge many, she notes, are from expectation is that the next of cultural values, tradiall over Alaska’s 266 tribes. graduating class, 2016, tions and contemporary isAnd making Native will have learned some sues and increase parental American history an “enaccurate Native American participation. couragement” to “requirehistory, as teachers will Alexander said for ment” was a no-brainer to begin to implement their school district’s to get the Alexander. teaching this fall. Title 7 Indian Education “The true history of the Several Federal Way grant, they need to count United States and people middle schools are named each Native American stuwill be told because, right after Native American tribes or people (Lakota, Sequoyah and Sacajawea middle schools, to name a few), and the district is home to Native American students, too. Of the 29 federally recognized Native American tribes in Washington, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Puyallup Tribe are the closest to Federal Way. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 0.8 percent, or 169 Native American students, in the school year 2013-14 attended school in the Federal Way Twin Lakes Golf Course Public Schools district.
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now, it’s only maybe one page or two pages and the general population doesn’t understand the sovereign relationships between tribes and government,” Alexander said, adding that it’s often a misnomer that tribes get special hunting rights. “It’s not really special rights, these are treaty rights and I think that’s hard for the general population to understand because they’ve never been taught the governmental relationships and how that plays into the Constitution and how it is written into the Constitution that treaties are the highest laws in the land.” Alexander said the Federal Way school district is already working on implementing the required Native American history curriculum and will be doing some district-wide teacher training as the start of school gets closer. “It’s a step forward for understanding and developing relationships,” Alexander said of the law. “It’s something that should have been taught all along.” For more information on the law or curriculum, visit www.k12.wa.us/IndianEd.
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ment at the $16.1 billion transportation bills that the state Senate recently passed, which includes $8.8 billion for state and local roads and $1.4 billion on maintenance and preservation. The bill also includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase over the next two years. “We’ve been losing market share to other gateways and it’s time for us to take back our share,” Wolfe said. “Part of that recipe of success is to invest in infrastructure. It’s really important for our competitive positioning to have velocity of movement of cargo and this transportation package is going to do just that.” Bryant agreed. “It does no good for the port commissions in
Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant, senior operations manager at Totem Ocean Trailer Express Hartleigh Caine and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror Seattle and Tacoma to take action, come together and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new facilities if right outside the port gates 40 percent of our roads are deteriorating,” he said. Both Wolfe and Bryant stressed that other ports, such as those in British Columbia, have begun
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Every drop counts: Preventing vehicle fluid leaks is a step toward clean water Many auto shops, including my own, Sparks Car Care, participate in the campaign by providing free leak inspections and discounted leak repairs. Not only does repairing leaks protect the environment, there are also practical benefits for vehicle owners. These include saving money; if your car isn’t leaking, you won’t have to constantly top off your oil, coolant, or other fluids, which is money in the bank. It can also prevent more expensive repairs on the car’s systems that can result from running out of particular fluids. For more information on the Don’t Drip and Drive campaign, to learn more about diagnosing your car’s Ken Clark
Every year Washington drivers leak seven million quarts of motor oil into the Puget Sound Basin. This isn’t done on purpose, but is the effect of drips and leaks from our vehicles running into storm drains. It’s easy to overlook a leak and simply top off the oil, coolant or other leaking fluids. But while some fluids run into retention ponds and get absorbed into the ground instead of flooding into the ocean, many leaks occur at locations where rainwater and fluids run directly into the ocean. The Don’t Drip and Drive campaign educates drivers about the importance of checking for leaks and what happens to fluid that drips onto the roads.
Dentist elected as AGD Speaker of the House FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Bryan C. Edgar, DDS, MAGD, of Federal Way, was elected as the association’s speaker of the house during the academy’s annual meeting, which took place June 18-21 in San Francisco. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1977, Edgar has been involved on both the local and national
leak or to find a participating auto shop near you, visit www.fixcarleaks.org. Pollution comes from more than just vehicles. Several other programs and organizations have formed to help educate us on keeping our ocean clean and unpolluted. The EnviroStars Program certifies businesses, with the approval of the Department of Ecology, as environmentally friendly. Its mission is to provide assistance and incentives to smaller businesses interested in reducing hazardous materials and waste. The EnviroStars logo is a sign to customers that a specific business is dedicated to protecting the environment, and by giving it your patronage, you too are supporting environmental protection.
EnviroStars was first created in King County in 1995, as a service of the local Hazardous Waste Management Program. This program has since been adopted in Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Spokane and Whatcom counties. More than 700 businesses in the state have been certified by EnviroStars. For more information, visit www. envirostars.org/. The Puget Sound Starts Here campaign connects more than 750 organizations across the 12 counties touching the Puget Sound in an effort to raise public awareness of pollution and solutions. The campaign hosts events throughout the Puget Sound area. For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit www.pugetsoundstartshere. org/.
The Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) organization is a coalition of city and county governments working to improve water quality in lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound by keeping pollutants out of storm drains. The program bases outreach based on the Federal Clean Water Act, funded and facilitated by the Department of Ecology and the Puget Sound Partnership. Washington’s Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities program launched both the Don’t Drip and Drive program and the Puget Sound Starts Here campaign. For more information, visit www. wastormwatercenter.org/ storm. I am constantly reminded
levels for many years. He has served the tion’s investments to approximately $15 Washington Academy of General million. As a result, a large part Dentistry as membership chair, of the new Academy of General secretary, treasurer, vice president, Dentistry headquarters building president-elect and president and is in Chicago was paid for with currently the constituent’s legislative investment earnings. chair. Nationally, Edgar served on Edgar is a 1976 graduate of the Academy of General Dentistry the University of Washington Constitution, bylaws, and Judicial School of Dentistry. He went on Bryan Edgar Affairs Council from 2005 to 2011, to complete the U.S. Army genand spent six of those years as its eral practice residency program chair. at Fort Riley in Kansas. As a member of the Academy of GenerHe and his wife Linda have a full-time al Dentistry Investment Committee since private practice in Federal Way. 2007, Edgar helped grow the organiza-
that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We enjoy an abundance of wildlife, scenic views and wonderful water ways. All of us can contribute to protecting our natural resources. Your vehicle is your responsibility, and so is preventing and fixing fluid leaks. Oil and other automotive fluids that leak from cars frequently end up in storm drains, and ultimately our ocean. Checking your vehicle regularly is a practical and simple step toward minimizing polluting impact on the region we call home.
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Sleep Country breaks shoe donation record FROM STAFF REPORTS
Sleep Country collected a record-breaking number of shoes for foster kids during its annual donation drive — 10,203 pairs. This is a 27 percent increase over 2014. In the Seattle metro area alone, which includes Federal Way, people made 6,692 donations. The drive ended on June 7 and all donations will be distributed among Sleep Country’s partner foster organizations.
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How to keep your pets safe, calm on July 4th FROM STAFF REPORTS
The days surrounding the Fourth of July can be an endless series of explosions, piercing whistles, bright lights, shouts and confusion. To your pet, the whole world seems to be under attack. Some dogs become so panicked they chew through doors, crates, fences, even break windows to escape, according to the Humane Society. Cats often hide in their terror, and can disappear for days or weeks. “Fireworks and pets don’t mix,” said Jim Mallick, owner of Simply Paws in Federal
Way. “Some dogs are so terrified of fireworks they shake uncontrollably. Part of the reason is that the loud noise they make is unpredictable, unlike thunderstorms whose arrival can be felt by the pets in a drop in atmospheric pressure. Also the smell of fireworks can be very unsettling.” As a result, Mallick said the days after the holiday are typically the biggest days of the year for many shelters as so many pets run away from their homes. To minimize your pet’s stress this holiday, Simply Paws and the Humane Society recommends you take the following steps: • Keep your pets inside in the days before, during and after the Fourth of July. Close all windows, doors and curtains. Remove anything that may harm your pet if he becomes
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Police Blotter Large fight breaks out on soccer field: At 12:44 a.m. on June 28 at Sacajawea Park, officers responded to a fight involving more than 20 people. The fight began when a player from one of the teams on the field received a couple of yellow cards. An argument broke out between the teams shortly thereafter. During the altercation, one man picked up a camping chair and struck another and proceeded to kick him while he was on the ground. The wife of one of the players tried to separate him from the fight, but was punched in the face by a player from the opposite team. She had a bruised forehead, but initially refused medical treatment. She requested aid 30 minutes after police interviewed her. Police arrested the man who punched the woman and the man who swung the chair after gathering information from witnesses. Man tries to stop argument, ends up in fight: At 3:12 a.m. on June 28 in the 1800 block of South 282nd Place, police responded to reports of a fight. A woman and
her boyfriend were involved in a verbal argument while walking. A male resident overheard the argument and exited his apartment to intervene, but in turn started a fight with the girlfriend and boyfriend. While the males fought, the woman kicked the resident of the apartment in the head. The man had a small contusion to his head, but refused to cooperate with police regarding an investigation. The woman thought her boyfriend was going to lose the fight with the resident so she kicked him to “stop the fight.” The man who was kicked refused medical attention. Home undergoing renovation burglarized: At 3:09 p.m. June 28 in the 2900 block of S. 284th St., police responded to a report of a home that was burglarized. A couple was checking in on their home that was being renovated, but they found their door had been kicked it. They told police that their brand new, unboxed washer and dryer was stolen from the residence. Uncapped hypodermic needles were also found outside of the residence. There were no witnesses to the crime. Police chase ends in crash: At 5:23 a.m. on June 27 in the 2600 block of SW 320th Place, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner of the vehicle
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heard it drive away after being stolen. One of the responding officers found the vehicle minutes after the call. The driver fled in the vehicle and officers pursued the driver into northeast Tacoma, where it lost control and crashed into a tree. The occupants were arrested. Man wires money to another country: At 4:40 p.m. on June 27 in the 3900 block of S. 326th Place, police were contacted by a man who was scammed by unknown persons on the phone. He wired $3,500 to the Dominican Republic before realizing it was a scam. Man claims prostitutes ‘forced’ him out of home: At 5:18 p.m. on June 27 in the 2100 block of S. 336th St., a man called 911 requesting police. When the police arrived, he told them the apartment they were at belonged to his brother. He said he called two prostitutes to his house from backpage.com. The two female prostitutes came over with several other females and males. He claimed they paid him and he provided them with drugs. He then said the males with them “forced” him to sign a contract renting out the apartment to them, then forcibly removed him from the house. Despite being “forced” out, he stayed there until police arrived. The two females said the
man agreed to rent the apartment to them with the signed contract. They provided the contract, which was dated for that day. They said they each paid him $1,000. Police could not verify either account. The man who called police was uninjured. He was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant. Kids left at house alone with marijuana grow: At 8:33 p.m. on June 27 in the 2500 block of S. 317th St., a woman called police to report her 8-year-old kids were alone at her ex-husband’s apartment. The ex-husband was supposed to have weekend custody of the kids. When the kids were dropped off by friends, he was not at his apartment. The mother came to the location and said her ex-husband’s car and cell phone were at the apartment. She said it was unusual for him to leave his cell phone behind. Officers checked the apartment and did not locate him. The woman called his friends and they did not know where he was. Officers found a large marijuana grow inside the apartment. There were approximately 40-50 plants in the apartment. The marijuana was hidden in the attic behind walls that someone had cut holes into to gain access. There were additional marijuana plants on the kitchen counters. Both kids told police that the plants were part of their dad’s garden. Woman punched while holding infant: At 12:59 a.m. on June 24 in the 29500 block of 21st Place S., a woman reported her boyfriend of two years punched her in the face while she was holding their 3-month-old daughter. She told police that he had been abusive in the past. He was arrested and booked into SCORE jail. Man scammed by fake tech support: At 12:26 p.m. on June 24 in the 1300 block of S. 302nd St., a man reported that he was the victim of fraud. Someone called him saying they were with Apple tech support and there was a problem with his account. He allowed remote access to his computer and the caller obtained his BECU debit card information. He stated the subject attempted to make several unauthorized transactions, but they were unsuccessful. He told police he gave no one permission to use his debit card to make purchases. Juvenile arrested for arson: At 1:50 p.m. on June 23 at Silver Lake Elementary, police were dispatched to investigate a brush fire near the school. One of the callers who reported the fire told police that her children were at the basketball courts at the school playing. Police questioned her son and he told them that another teenager who was there had mentioned a lighter. Police questioned the other teenager and he admitted he started the fire with a lighter he found because he was bored. He was arrested and taken to the Federal Way police station for processing. Fast food employee spits into customer’s car: At 4:10 p.m. on June 23 at the South 347th Place Jack in the Box, police were called by both the employees and the customers regarding a dispute. The woman who was buying food realized after paying for her meal that she could get a coupon for free fries through a text message promotion. The employee told her she would
need to refund the order and have them place another order to use it. They then began to argue. Both sides said that the other was the aggressor and had threatened to harm them. The customer got out of the vehicle and entered the restaurant to continue the argument. Once she left, an employee quickly locked her out of the restaurant. The customer returned to her vehicle and began to record on her cell phone as the two sides yelled at each other. After giving the customer her order, while still arguing, the female employee at the window intentionally spit into the vehicle. The customer tried to enter the restaurant, but it was still locked. Both sides told police their behavior was wrong and Jack in the Box management said they would handle punishment of their employee. Fireworks burn hillside: At 9:59 p.m. on June 23 in the 33800 block of Seventh Way SW, an officer responded to a call of an illegal fireworks discharge. Five minutes after the call, another person called to report a fire on the hillside at the same location. The officer used a fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire. South King Fire and Rescue responded and extinguished the remaining fire. A witness stated the fireworks were lit by a group of four juvenile males who fled. Stalker bites, kicks police officers: At 1:49 p.m. on June 22 at the Federal Way Regional Library, police were called when a man who had been previously trespassed from the property was seen in the parking lot. The police ran his name and found that he had an outstanding warrant. The man sat on the hood of one of the employee’s cars and told police that he wanted to know if the person who owned the car was safe. Police told him to get off the vehicle and he reluctantly complied. The officers then tried to detain the man, but he resisted. The officers told him to stop resisting, but he wrestled away from their grasp and took a swing at them. One of the officers took out his expandable baton, but the man was able to take it from him. The other officer used a taser, which allowed them to retrieve the baton, but did not stop the man. Eventually, the man took the taser from the officer and they used the baton to make him drop it. The man then began to bite one of the officer’s legs as he was on the ground. The officer struck the man in the face with the side of his fist to get him to let go. The man then got into a position where he could kick one of the officers in the chest with his feet, which he did repeatedly. Other officers arrived and they were finally able to detain the man. The library employee who owns the car the man sat on said that the man had been stalking her for over a year. She previously worked at a different library where he would also harass her. Heroin user passes out while infant in back seat: At 7:35 p.m. on June 22 in the 33700 block of 21st Ave. SW, a man reported an unconscious woman in her car with an infant in the back seat. South King Fire was able to wake the woman, who told an officer that she was asleep and had just taken heroin while her child was present. The woman let police search her vehicle, where they found drug paraphernalia. She was taken into custody and the child was turned over to her grandmother.
4th of July 2015 at Celebration Park 1095 S. 324th St. Federal Way
La Grande Del NW Latin Salsa
Master Na’s Blackbelt Academy
USA Taekwondo National Demo
Apato’erau Tahitian Drumming & Dance
Blues Power Revue Blues Brothers Tribute
Mayoral Address Mayor Jim Ferrell
Kid’s Parade Meet at Arts Tent at 7:00 pm
The Disco Ballz Disco
Spike & The Impalers Classic Rock
Festivities begin at 4 pm • Free Parking opens at 3 pm Activities: Inflatables, Amusements, Face Painting, Interactive Arts, and more. For more info call 253-825-6900 • www.ItAllHappensHere.org Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Not permitted: BBQ Grills, Tents, Canopies, Pets
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Welcome To Our 21st Annual Red, White & Blues Festival
3, 2015 Page The16 City ofJuly Federal Way presents the Red, White, and Blues Festival; offering a
wide variety of fun activities for all ages and something the whole family will enjoy. Free activities include inflatable bounce houses, a FunZone for preschool-aged children, We Care Sports activities, face painting, and an arts & crafts tent. Back again this year is our Paintball booth - take a shot at the moving targets for only, July 3,or2015 $4 per 20 rounds $5.00 per 30 rounds. Experience the popular Power Jump trampoline and Zorba Ball for $7.
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FREE ADMISSION: • 2 Inflatable bounce houses (1 - 30 foot kid’s inflatable obstacle course) • Sensory pools • Kid’s Zone • We Care Sports • Face Painting • Arts & Crafts • Kid’s Parade – 7:15 pm, meet at arts tent @ 7 pm
PAID ADMISSION: Paintball $4 per 20 rounds of paintball ammunition $5 per 30 rounds Power Jump Trampoline & Zorba Ball $7.00 per jumper
To the delight of event-goers this year’s Red, White & Blues Festival will feature a great variety of dining delights and carnival-style goodies that will tantalize every taste bud. Back by popular demand: • Murph’s BBQ - featuring corn on the cob, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, polish and regular hot dogs, all beef sandwiches and beverages. • Billy McHale’s - will feature deluxe cheeseburgers and chips, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, polish dogs and chips, pretzel and cheese, strawberry shortcake and assorted soda’s. • Pacific Island Grill - will treat you to luau combo, BBQ Loli-loli chicken, slow smoked kalua pork, loli chicken and goyza, Island sampler, and assorted sodas and Hawaiian shave ice.
• LaMalinche - will serve up duros, takis, mango on a stick, jicama, cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe peeled and sliced in a cup with lime and chili, corn beef tacos and fruit flavored waters. • The Frying Dutchman - will get your attention, with mouth-watering fish-n-chips, chicken strips and tacos. • H & L Novelties - will offer a variety of frozen treats. • The Ice Cream Lady - is back with waffle cones, chocolate dipped bars, root beer floats, chocolate dipped
cheesecake, hot fudge sundaes, strawberry sundaes, hot fudge brownie sundae, strawberry pound cake sundae and cotton candy. • The Surf Shack Espresso - will serve coffee. • The Kiwanis Club - will be staffing the general store, where you’ll find all your glow-in-the-dark and red, white and blue gadgets, along with tasty treats and refreshments.
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Community Leader Awarded Key to the City of Federal Way
As our nation prepares to celebrate our 239th year of Independence, I am reminded of the many things we have to be grateful for in the United States of America. America continues to be the land of opportunity, and that opportunity is expanding to more people than ever before. In Federal Way, we are fortunate to have new businesses that are bringing family wage jobs and investing in our community.
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We have 3, 2015 in infrastructure, and later this year will be Page 14 newJulyinvestments breaking ground on a Performing Arts and Event Center that will generate over 380 constructions related jobs and will create 35 permanent jobs right in the center of our Downtown.
The festivities kick-off at 4:00 pm and culminate with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 pm.
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I would also like to invite each of you to join us at Celebration Park on Saturday, July 4th, for Federal Way’s annual Red, White, and Blues Festival. This family-friendly event feature great music, food, bouncy houses for kids, a July 3, will 2015 children’s parade, and of course FIREWORKS! This year join us as we host good time rock n’ roll music from “Spike and the Impalers!”
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As positive as our City’s outlook is, let us not forget those amongst us still struggling to provide for their families. This Fourth of July weekend, I encourage each you2015 to donate a food or clothing item to the Multi-Service Julyof 3, Center to help those in need, gain the support they need, to fully realize the American dream!
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La Grande Del NW 4:00 p.m.
La Grande del North West tropical band is a 7-10 piece live show of Latin / tropical music (salsa, merengue, bachata, Latin pop, etc.) arising under the executive direction of Elimar Ugueto, lead singer from Venezuela. The band members are from all over the world including the Philippines, Mexico, and United States. This band was a great revelation in 2012 when it was founded on the west coast playing 50 shows in only a 9 span. Orquesta la grande has been one of the most active Orquesta playing in numerous local fairs, clubs,
As a performer with over 15 years of professional experience, Alex Zerbe has appeared on three national television shows, performed in 14 countries, and has sung in over 12,000
corporate events & private parties all around Washington state and Oregon. Get ready to celebrate, dance and have fun with this high energy band “A lo GRANDE”. http:// uguetomarketing.wix.com/orquestala-grande
Master Na’s Blackbelt Academy 4:50 pm
school program for children. They transport students from school, have a snack, homework club (homework is checked every day by our staff) and martial arts
Master Na’s Taekwondo Black Belt Academy is headed by eighth degree black belt grandmaster Richard Na. Na has been teaching and training in taekwondo and martial arts for 44 years. Na is classically trained in ITF and WTF taekwondo, Hapkido and Kumdo. Na is also a Tactical Master instructor for CDT. In addition he teaches effective realistic self-defense, Krav Maga and Korean Hap Kong Mu Sul. Na’s school in Lacey is a 7,000 square foot training area that also has an after
showers. Alex is a master of physical comedy, juggling and magic. He is a fantastic choice if you need a clean comedian, corporate entertainer, or emcee. He’s a juggler, magician and an expert at making lists of mind-blowing skills that improve his search engine optimization. alexzerbe.com
training. For the young, martial arts builds character and confidence. This learning is transferred to other areas in their lives to help them become successful. The true meaning of a black belt is to learn to overcome challenges to become successful in all endeavors. For the middle aged, martial arts helps to keep you fit and healthy, especially when doing it with your children, a model of health and fitness that will last a lifetime. For the elderly, martial arts are the exercise tonic that reawakens muscles and tones your body. It will make you limber again and sustain a healthy body throughout your life. federalwaymartialarts.net/
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“Apato`erau” (translated as winds from the 3, 2015 Page 18 isJuly northwest) a Washington state based tradi-
tional Tahitian Dance & Drumming Company. The groups are comprised of children, young adult, junior, and senior women and men. They are provided instruction by Ra’atira Aimeo Tapo July 3, 2015 Aroquiame, who is a native Tahitian from the Island of Mo’orea, in the French Polynesia. The mission of Apato`erau is to share with the community an appreciation and knowledgeable understanding of the Ma’ohi people and the Tahitian culture through education in the art of dance, music, daily life skills language, history, music, and costume making.
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Blues Power Review 6:00 p.m.
The Blues Power Revue backed by The Blues Power Horns is everything you want in a high energy show band - expert musicianship, tight delivery, a driving beat, fat sound, and dedication to having a really good time. The band features The New Blues Brothers, Jake (Kenny Elhard) and Elwood (Mike E. Williams), who take the stage by force to give nonstop witness to the mighty R&B music of the 1960s and 1970s - from Memphis to Motown. Their powerful performances and cult-status characterizations guarantee an extraordinary show. For 20+ years this band has been unstoppable, rocking northwest audiences of all ages at parties, weddings, business functions, festivals, schools, fairs, casinos, clubs, and community events. They know how it’s done. http:// pnwbands.com/bluespowerrevue.html
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Q: Can I bring a grill or BBQ to the event? A: No briquettes, grills or barbeques allowed on the park grounds or parking lots. Q: Can I bring my canopy or tent to set up for the event? A: We do not allow personal canopies or tents on the festival grounds. We do allow single-pole umbrellas or small children’s tents as long as they are not staked into the ground. Q: What are the park hours during the holiday? A: On July 2nd, the Celebration Park Soccer Fields 5 and 6 and the Softball Complex will be closed to the public at 8 AM until the 4th of July Festival is over. All Soccer Fields and the main parking lot will remain closed until 3:00 p.m., July 4th at which time the lot will open to the public for free event parking. Spaces are limited and available on a firstcome first-serve basis. Those wishing to access the children’s playground or walking trails are encouraged to park in the lower lots along Fields 7 & 8. The Red, White and Blues Festival will commence at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 10:35 p.m. Q: Are pets allowed at the festival? A: Pets are not allowed at the park, unless they are registered medical assistance pets. Q: What should we bring to be prepared for the event? A: We recommend bringing sunscreen, blankets and lawn chairs. While the event and many activities are free, you will need cash to pay for select activities, and food vendors. A designated eating area is provided, so please do not bring tables.
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Disco Ballz 7:30 p.m.
The Disco Ballz has been playing for almost a decade bringing their infectious groove to dance floors all over the Pacific Northwest. Playing a unique mix of classic disco hits with pop, rock, and soul music from the 1970’s to current Top 40 chart toppers, The Disco Ballz bring the party to any dance floor or venue. thediscoballz.com
Spike and the Impalers 9:00 p.m.
This classic rock band began from an idea to start a band from Seattle radio station, 102.5 KZOK’s Bob Rivers radio show members. Bob, Spike, Joe, and Kaci, held auditions for the very best musicians in the Seattle area, and the rest is history. Current members are Bob Rivers on the keyboards; Spike O’Neill at vocals; Jeff Kathan on the drums; Lynn Sorensen at bass; Rick Knotts at lead guitar; Steve Hanna at guitar and keyboards; Scott Adams on the saxophone. facebook. com/spikeandtheimpalers
We were all saddened last year by the passing of State Representative Roger Freeman. He served honorably and was known for working across party lines to focus on our issues here at home. I’ll work every day to honor Roger’s legacy of no-nonsense, bipartisan results for South King County. I ask for your support. Carol Gregory
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Frequently Asked Questions Q: Where should we park, and how much does it cost? A: There will be free on-site event parking at Celebration Park, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking opens at 3 p.m. and will fill quickly, so please plan ahead. Additional overflow parking will be available at the Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd Street) and nearby public lots. Please park in legally marked areas, or pay at conveniently located private lots. Handicap/ADA parking spaces will be available in the main and lower parking lots at Celebration Park. Paid for by Friends of Carol Gregory, PO Box 3438 Federal Way, WA 98063.
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Los Bigotes de Villa Taqueria: A hidden gem with bold style
Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers FROM STAFF REPORTS
Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Federal Way on Thursday mornings, when the weekly driver will be away. Training is provided and mileage is reimbursable. Volunteer coordinators are also needed. In this position, the main responsibilities
lent of the duck fat left over from confit. Nope. I thought the naming of the plate was a rhetorical flourish rather than a nod to technique. Wrong again. What I learned is that the traditional molcajete is the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle. The molcajete was used by pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures, including the Aztec and Mayas, its roots stretching back thousands of years. So this mashing of flavors, with beef, chicken and seafood on a single platter is so aptly named and profoundly spiced that it deserves to be enjoyed by one and all. If you have spent much time around the fringes of the Federal Way scene in the last several years, in that odd underworld where it sometimes seems as if food exists more to be talked about than to be eaten, you have probably run across Los Bigotes de Villa Taqueria, which is poised to be the next big thing out of Federal Way. While contemporaries of busy avant-garde taco
are to ensure that homebound elders receive the meals they order, that the necessary volunteers are on hand to pack and deliver the meals, that volunteers are trained and supported and various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels are moving along on schedule. In a pinch, the coordinator can fill in for any member of the Meals on Wheels team, including delivering meals to clients. Availability to be at the Federal Way Community Center on Thursdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m. is
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years, was another member who helped put the event together. He has worked throughout Tacoma and King County in various youth programs. “This is a huge need in Federal Way,” Guiden Jr. said. “It’s a safe place for kids to come have fun, build relationships and that will help them engage in education and keep them from incarceration. I’m involved to really bring them some change, some hope and to point them in the right direction and away from criminal activities.” Santo is hoping Teen Day will become a regular event in Federal Way. Currently, there are talks to have the event
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trucks or others explore the nuances of the pop-up economy, Los Bigotes de Villa kept their cooking quiet. While other local restaurants flirted with foraged greens, wild fermentations and exotic animal fats, Los Bigotes de Villa stuck to perfecting the classics, such as arroz con pollo (chicken and rice that is in this foodies opinion, the best in town) camarones mojo de ajo (shrimp, mushrooms and garlic all together in a unique recipe) and marinated pork al pastor. All of these classics have ultra-fresh toppings that hew so closely with the rhythms of the Federal Way Farmers Market, that I once joked about the possibility of a hidden Saturday pipeline connecting the restaurant with the vegetable stalls of the Sears parking lot just down Pacific Highway. The closest thing to transgressive eats here may be the wet burrito, a dish that kind of encapsulates everything about food in 2007, but I digress. Los Bigotes de Villa
Taqueria has come into its own, proposing a bold style that is less Mexican American than it is Mexican. A hideaway that is channeling the food experiences of a distant homeland and the local Mexican food scene, earning a hard-won, well deserved and somewhat underground reputation. Other locales may work through dishes like chilpachole, mole and chiles en nogada, while Los Bigotes de Villa Taqueria celebrates the bold, unruly flavors of the streets of coastal Mexico — Camarones a la Diabla (intensely spicy shrimp and mushrooms cooked in a tasty red sauce) or mojarra fritas (deep fried and crispy whole tilapia). So there are your molcajete tacos, made on those bulletproof tortillas, the salsa bar with nearly a dozen selections ranging from very mild to muy caliente and a cooler full of Jarritos, Mexican fruit sodas. There are your traditional Mexican drinks like sidral and sangria to the classic cinnamon
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quarterly, including a back to school celebration within the coming months. “Tukwila has a similar program where they do it every Friday,” Santo said. “Kids pay $2-$3 to have snack, have arts and crafts, play basketball. It’s kind of a late night event. I have a bigger vision where we have something like that. Maybe something bigger comes out of this and we can start doing something more regularly.”
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ave you heard about the molcajete? In some circles, it seems as if all anybody talks about is the molcajete, which is the improbable specialty of Los Bigotes de Villa Taqueria, an ultra casual dining restaurant unjustly implanted into the outskirts of Federal Way’s growing food scene. Because from the moment you spot the molcajete — which at some point will be decorating the table of nearly everyone in the eight-table dining room — you know it is unlike anything else in this town. The accompanying tortillas, for one thing, are heavy and thick, like they should be and are pressed to order. There is ranchera salsa made with herbs and minced lardo, homemade guacamole, queso fresco (fresh Mexican cheese), cebollines (chives) and nopal asado (grilled cactus), and these are just the sides! Mounds of carne
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Miles for Meso: The fourth annual Washington Memorial Miles for Meso 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Dash will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 at the Federal Way Community Center, located at 876 S. 333rd. For more information contact Pat Dyhrman at meso5kwa@ gmail.com or call 253-835-6932.
Mobile Office Hours for Congressman Adam Smith: Congressman Adam Smith’s office will be hosting mobile office hours beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 6 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Staff members are able to assist constituents with Federal Agency issues (Social Security, Internal Revenue Service, State Department, etc), provide housing and financial support resources and help with federal grants. The Zaniaction Contraption Show: Alex Zerbe, a professional Zaniac, will hold 2 high energy performances at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Show is appropriate for all ages with adult. Free tickets available 30 minutes before performance time at the Information Desk on the day of the program. For more information, call 253-838-3668.
Vacation Bible Camp: Join us for science experiments, snacks, music, arts and crafts, games, and Bible stories from 9 a.m. to noon from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10 at The Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 345 S. 312th St. Camp is free to ages 6 through 7. For more information or to register, call 253-839-6100.
City Vision: City Vision will hold its monthly meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at the Federal Way Library, located at
34200 First Way S. All community members are welcome to attend to network, share about upcoming events and hear speakers on a variety of topics. For more information, contact Amy Longnecker at cityvision.administrator_@fwcityvision. org or visit www.cityvision.org
Canning & Food Preservation: Hear tips for preserving seasonal food through multiple methods – canning, freezing and dehydrating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at Federal Way City Hall Council Chambers, located at 33325 Eighth Ave S. For more information, contact City of Federal Way Recycling at 253-835-2771 or email email@example.com. Ideal Protein Weight Loss Seminar: Free informational session outlining a medically designed weight loss method at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at Wolf Chiropractic, located at 1010 S. 336th St. Suite 102. For more information, contact Bethany Fiala at 253-838-7300, email wellness@ wolfchiropractic.net or visit www. wolfchiropractic.net; www.idealprotein.net
Master Gardener Clinic: A trained Master Gardener from the WSU Cooperative Extension will be at the library to answer questions and offer suggestions on plant care at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Bring your questions, and if possible, your plant! For more information visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668. Bonsai Demonstration: Curator Aarin Packard will demonstrate various bonsai techniques, design concepts and care tips from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at 2515 S. 336th St. For more information, email info@pacificbonsaimuseum. org, call 253-353-7345 or visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum.org. Historic Cabins Open House: The Historical Society of Federal Way will open the Barker Cabin and the David T. Denny Cabin for public viewing from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at West Hylebos Park, located at 411 S.
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Anime Club for Teens: Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Some anime titles may be rated PG-13. For more information, call 253-838-3668. League of Women Voters: Join the League of Women Voters at their monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at Foundation House, located at 32290 First Ave. S. For more information contact Cindy Piennett at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 253-777-9864 or visit www.seattlelwv.org
Kusamono Workshop: Kusamono artist, Young Choe will lead an exclusive workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, located at 2515 S. 336th St. Participants will create their own kusamono with native plants of the Pacific Northwest suited for display with a bonsai. Cost is $100 and includes All materials, including soil, container, and plants. For more information, email info@pacificbonsaimuseum. org, call 253-353-7345 or visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum.org.
Free Pass to the King County Fair: Kids under age 18 can get into the 153rd annual King County Fair for free with a King County Library Card when accompanied by an adult from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Enumclaw Expo Center, located at 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw. All shows, concerts and exhibits are included with admission. Ride tickets and wrist bands are sold separately. For more information visit cityofenumclaw.net/447/King-County-Fair Multicultural Book Group: Group will meet to discuss the book, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at the Federal Way Library, 848 S. 320th St. For more information contact Christine Devine at cdevine@cloudseeker. net.
Book Donations: The Friends of Federal Way Libraries is collecting used books, magazines and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming.
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Donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details. Higher Taste Blueberry Farm: The farm is open from 10 a.m. until dusk, seven days a week until early to mid-September. Hours may vary and its exact closure is based on the blueberry season. The farm is located at 30431 38th Ave. S. in Auburn on Lake Dolloff. For more information, call Mary at 206-5790214. Summer Concert Series: Enjoy a series of free concerts from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights in July and August, at Steel Lake Park, located at 2410 S. 312th St. For more information call 253-209-2422 or event.assistant@cityoffederalway. com or visit www.itallhappenshere.org. Reconciling Risk and Suspending Belief-Photo Collection: A series of thoughtprovoking photographs of the Oso landslide will be on display from June 16-August 30, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Battery Recycling: Residents may drop off regular household batteries for recycling at City Hall, 1st Floor Lobby, 33325 Eighth Ave S., and the Federal Way Community Center, Vending Machine Alcove, located at 876 S 333rd St. Look for the transparent blue tubes, approximately 3 feet tall. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, in room 15 at Church of the Nazarene, located at 1225 29th St. SE, Auburn. For more information, contact Val Brustad at 253-854-7658 or visit www.alzwa.org. Domestic Violence Task Force: The city of Auburn’s Domestic Violence Task Force meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in Room 3 at Auburn City Hall, located at 25 West Main St., Auburn. Preparing for US Citizenship: Highline College will be offering a free course for community members who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through August 29. For more information, contact Joy Smucker at jsmucker@highline. edu or call 206-592-3856. 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. 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 253839-0257. Computer Classes: Library volunteers provide computer classes or one-on-one help to learn email,
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Excel, Facebook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word and more at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For dates and times, please call the library at 253-838-3668 or visit www.kcls.org. Citizenship Classes: Learn how to become a United States Citizen at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Study for the interview and exam, and practice reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a friendly environment. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-839-3668. Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. Available by appointment only. Please call 206267-7070 between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday. English as a Second Language Classes: Classes to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls. org or call 253-839-3668. Spanish Story Time: Family program for all ages at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-8383668. Family Story Time: Family story and song program for all ages at 7:15 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
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Twin Lakes Toastmasters Club: Club meets from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. For more information, contact Don Everly Smith at TwinLakesToastmasters@gmail.com or call 425-241-4888. Town Criers Toastmasters Club: Polish your public speaking and leadership skills at this weekly meeting, which runs 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at Panera Bread restaurant, 2107 S. 320th St. Contact email@example.com or call 253-735-5749. The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. with meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Medical Office Building, located next to St. Francis Hospital. Call Andrea at 253- 944-7960. Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets second and fourth Thursdays, starting with gathering at 7:15 p.m., at Avalon Care Center, located at 135 S. 336th St., Federal Way. For more information, all 253-927-1260.
Historical Society of Federal Way: Volunteer opportunities include collections care, greeting public at public events, docents for historic Denny and Barker cabins, computer work, building maintenance and phone calling. For more information, contact Diana NobleGulliford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-412-5545. Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking Opportunities: Local non-profit is seeking volunteers for various positions including website manager, funding coordinator, event coordinator and graphic design coordinator. Email email@example.com for more information. Volunteer Chore Services: This Catholic Community Service program is committed to providing in-home chore assistance to elders and adults with disabilities, helping them to remain in their own home for as long as safely possible. Volunteers provide assistance with the following tasks: transportation, shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repair, communications (phone buddy) and yard work. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, contact Tiffany Perri at TiffanyP@ ccsww.org or 253-850-2525. Drivers needed: Volunteer drivers are needed to transport elderly residents in King County. Contact: 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc. org. Send Community Calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sisters make Linfield College Dean’s List FROM STAFF REPORTS
Kasey Johnson of Federal Way was named to the Dean’s List at Linfield College for academic achievements for both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. Johnson has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA through both her freshman and sophomore years. She is majoring in accounting and is currently doing an internship at one of the top accounting firms in Portland, Oregon. Her sister Kourtney Johnson was also named to the Dean’s List for both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters at Linfield while maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA her freshman year. She is currently doing a marketing internship for a transportation company in Tacoma. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.65 or above to be named to the Dean’s List.
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Are you interested in making a difference in children’s lives? Consider joining the 2015-16 Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps Team. During the school year, members tutor students in reading and math, develop before and after-school programs and provide community service. They are assigned to schools Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays participate in training, team-building and community service projects. Members receive a $1,195 monthly stipend, valuable training, health coverage and childcare and food benefits, if eligible. To apply, go to www.americorps.gov.
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incidences of crime and drugs and gang activity and things that we don’t want that would make this a less lovable city.” Charles Hoff, a former school board member, also spoke on behalf of expanding the programs for more students. He said when the board voted 3-2 on the choice programs in 1998, “it was decided then that this was going to be a model and if it worked, more of this would happen.” “So, I think the time has come for more of this to happen,” Hoff said. “Why do we have to have a lottery for good education? That doesn’t sound like public school to me. Why don’t we have choices for all parents to do something like this?” After everyone at the meeting spoke, school board president Geoffery McAnalloy said the board would take the issue to the district’s leadership team and the superintendent. However, he noted the district is “on the verge” of launching the strategic plan process that will set the priorities for the district. After Superintendent Tammy Campbell completes her 100-day entry plan, the strategic plan process will begin in this winter. “So, I wholeheartedly welcome any of you to participate in that to start to determine what the priorities are and the next steps we’ll take,” McAnalloy said at the meeting. In a phone interview the next day, McAnalloy said he’s informally heard the concerns of access before. “We’re at capacity at that building [Federal Way Public Academy],” he said. “It’s either enlarge or replicate the program and is that a priority? Where does it fit within the priority? I have a strong belief in meeting students’ needs but we have to make sure we take care of all of our students.” Speaking from his own perspective, McAnalloy added that it’s important that demographics are reflective of the district.
“The demographic is not a reflective environment to what our overall school district is,” he said. “Part of it is choice, it’s the lottery — is the lottery the right way to do it? If not, that can be part of the evaluation, too. Do we expand it? Don’t we expand it? Do we change things? There are lots of unknowns but it’s definitely something to evaluate and look at.” Noting that he desires his own middleschool aged children to attend Technology Access Foundation Academy but they can’t because of district boundaries, he said he believes 16 years is a long enough time to wait to evaluate the process. But ensuring the district is covering opportunity gaps and achievement for all is one of his concerns. School district spokeswoman Ann Cook said the number of choice applicants each year can vary and funding both academies is modeled to operate within the state basic eduction allocation. Hyun said Campbell spoke with Hoff after the school board meeting and “committed to forming a committee on this issue” and even invited Hoff to be on that committee. When asked if a committee was in the books, Cook clarified that Campbell invited Hoff to be on a budget committee. “Incoming Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell’s 100-day Listening and Learning Tour is designed to help her gain an understanding of the district’s strengths and assets. As part of the new superintendent’s entry plan, Dr. Campbell will engage various stakeholder groups across the district, including some of the families expressing the need to examine the expansion of Federal Way Public Academy and [Technology Access Foundation] Academy.” For more information on parents’ concerns, visit the Facebook group “Great Schools FW,” www.facebook.com/groups/ greatschoolsfw
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LEGAL NOTICES City of Federal Way - 33325 8th Ave. S Federal Way, WA 98003, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center, is located at 20th Ave S & 316th Street in Federal Way, in King County. This project involves 4.5 acres of soil disturbance for commercial construction activities. The receiving water is a tributary to West Hylebos Creek. Any persons desiring to present their views to the department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in the Federal Way Mirror on July 3, 2015. FWM 2252
CITY OF FEDERAL WAY REQUEST FOR BIDS S 304TH ST AT 28TH AVE S INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS RFB # 15-004 SUBMITTAL OF SEALED BIDS: Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through July 21, 2015, 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 Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 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: The addition of a north-bound right turn lane on 28th Ave S and a new signal at the intersection. Work will include: utility relocation; storm drainage; paving; curb, gutter, and sidewalk; retaining walls; street lighting; fence construction; traffic signal; signing; and channelization. The Contractor shall complete all work within 40 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 Christine Mullen, P.E., Street Systems Project Engineer, by facsimile at (253) 835-2709, or by letter addressed to Christine Mullen, P.E., Street Systems Project 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-re-
fundable) check or cashier’s check payable to the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003-6325, phone (253) 835-2526. If purchasing by mail, please indicate your request for Bidding Documents for RFB #15-004, S 304th St at 28th Ave S Intersection Improvements. 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: Plancenter.com, 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 Construction Plan Center, 3315 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913 Cora Inc. – 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, 5468 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 iSqFt Planroom, c/o Cascade A&E, 235 9th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109 The Blue Book / Bid News Specialist 800 E Main St (Old Rte 6 & Indian Hill) Jefferson Valley, NY 10535 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. Regardless of the date of award or Notice to Proceed, the Contractor must complete all work under this project by within 40 working days. 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 or her bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Dated the 26th day of June, 2015. Published in the Federal Way Mirror on June 26, 2015 and July 3, 2015 FWM 2249
ton 98003 Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through the date, time and address listed above. Proposals received after the date and time listed above will not be considered. An informational meeting for interested contractors will be held at the date and time listed above at the site, Town Square Park, 31600 20th Ave S., Federal Way, WA to discuss the work to be performed. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud at the City Hall council chambers or adjacent conference room at the date and time listed above, 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. This project consists of demolition of approximately 102,000 sf of asphalt parking and associated concrete and the installation of a concrete walking path, groundwater drainage system, irrigation, electrical conduit, topsoil and hydroseeding to improve an existing park as indicated on the drawings and in this project manual. Engineer’s estimate is $540,000. The Contractor shall complete all work within 150 calendar 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 Parks Office of the City of Federal Way. Bid documents may be obtained from the Architect at 253-351-8877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bid Documents are also available for review at major Plan Centers. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the day of bid opening. For technical questions, please contact the Architect, David A. Clark Architects PLLC, 33017 134th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092, email@example.com tel 253-351-8877 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. 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 CITY OF FEDERAL WAY documents. No bidder may withdraw his or her bid REQUEST FOR REBID after the hour set for the opening thereof unless Federal Way Town Square Park Rebid RFB#15-011 the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty Project: New Federal Way Town Square Park (30) days. Owner: City of Federal Way Dated the 25th day of June, 2015 Out for Bids: Thursday June 25, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference: Thursday July 2, 2015 10:30 Published int he Federal Way Mirror June 26, 2015 and July 3, 2015 AM FWM 2250 Bids Due: Thursday July 9, 2015 2 PM Licenses & City Clerk Counter, 2nd floor, Federal Way City Hall 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washing-
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King County Housing Authority earns high marks from HUD FROM STAFF REPORTS
The King County Housing Authority received a score of 97.5 out of a possible 100 points in an evaluation of the physical condition of its public housing portfolio by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rigorous evaluation is conducted by third-party inspectors and is intended to ensure that federally assisted families live in well-maintained, safe housing. In Federal Way, the 80-unit Southridge House received 100 points. The Housing Authority’s score places its portfolio among the best maintained public housing in the country. The average individual property Real Estate Assessment Center score nationally in 2014 was 82.6 points. With the recent score, the Housing Authority maintains its overall “high performer” designation, the Department of Housing’s top performance rating for housing authorities. The department has named the Housing Authority a high-performing agency every year since it began evaluating public housing authorities in 1992. The high quality of repairs and maintenance of the Housing Authority’s public housing was achieved despite the chronic underfunding of public housing over the past decade. Most recently, between 2012 and 2014, the Hous-
King County Green Schools Program honors 4 Federal Way schools, 50 others FROM STAFF REPORTS
The King County Green Schools Program recently recognized 55 schools for their conservation achievements. Four Federal Way Public Schools are among those and include: Camelot Elementary, Olympic View Elementary, Sequoyah Middle School and Illahee Middle School. “These schools have initiated or improved sustainable practices and are teaching their students and employees about conservation,” said Dale Alekel, Green Schools Program manager. Schools from 33 cities and 15 school districts in King County are engaging students, teachers and other staff in reducing waste and recycling, and conserving water and energy, with help from the King County Green Schools Program. The program involves students and school employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation. Alekel said that participating schools and school districts have reported saving money through reduced garbage volumes and decreased energy and water use. “The King County Green Schools Program directly supports our goal of increasing the County’s recycling rate from 53 percent to 70 percent,” said Pat McLaughlin, director of the King County Solid Waste Division. During the last school year, 75 percent of participating schools achieved recycling rates of at least 40 percent, and 15 percent of those schools reached recycling rates of 60
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recent evaluated the physical condition of King County Housing Authority’s public housing, including the 80-unit Southridge House (pictured) in Federal Way, which scored a 100 percent. Courtesy of William Wright Photography ing Authority received $2.96 million less in federal funding than the Department of Housing calculated was necessary to responsibly operate this housing. Additional budget cuts recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives for next year will pose additional challenges for assuring the safety of the approximately
percent or better. King County Solid Waste Division’s Green Schools Program, which assists and recognizes individual schools and school districts for reducing garbage, conserving energy, and saving water, has added a fourth level: “Sustaining Green School.” “For students, teachers, custodians, administrators, and other members of the school community who have joined together to achieve the first three levels of the program, the Sustaining Green School level offers an incentive to sustain and build on their good work,” Alekel said. To qualify for recognition as a Sustaining Green School, a school selects and completes an additional conservation practice or educational strategy from the program’s Best Practices Guides, while sustaining the conservation strategies the school achieved during the first three levels of the program. The program has served a growing number of schools each year, from 100 schools in 2009-10 to 216 schools (40 percent of the schools in King County outside the City of Seattle) in 2014-15. The program also assists school districts, with 12 districts currently participating.
Tolls on Tacoma Narrows, SR-520 bridges increase FROM STAFF REPORTS
The tolls on both the Tacoma Narrows and State Route 520 bridges will increase on July 1. The Washington State Transportation Commission increased tolls on the bridges in May. Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates will go up 50 cents for all toll categories on July
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WSDOT testing new way for motorcyclists to ride toll-free FROM STAFF REPORTS
As Interstate 405 express toll lanes get ready to open in early fall, the Washington State Department of Transportation is testing ways for motorcyclists to use a motorcycle pass without activating a pre-paid Good to Go! account. The Department of Transportation has heard concerns from motorcyclists who don’t want to open a pre-paid account simply to activate the pass needed to avoid paying a toll on the I-405 express lane tolls. “Many motorcycle drivers already have a pass that is active on a Good To Go! account because they use one of our other toll facilities, but we’ve heard from other motorcycle owners who only drive I-405 and don’t cross the SR-520 or the Tacoma Narrows bridges,” said toll operations
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4,200 people who depend on public housing for a home in King County. Approximately 8 percent of these residents are elderly, 29 percent are disabled and 28 percent are children, according to the King County Housing Authority. “Budget and economic realities in recent years have forced federal, state and local agencies to find ways to do more with less,” said Department of Housing Northwest regional administrator Bill Block. “Thanks to the creativity of the King County Housing Authority’s staff as well as the regulatory flexibility we have provided it under Moving to Work program, the Authority has been able to maintain an outstanding record of preserving and improving the quality of its physical assets despite the considerable financial pressures. We congratulate them on a job well and creatively done.” Moving to Work allows a handful of high-performing public housing authorities to test new approaches, outside of rigid Department of Housing rules, for operating its programs and assisting low-income families. With the administrative and regulatory flexibility afforded by Moving to Work, the Housing Authority has achieved operational efficiencies and cost reductions that have allowed it to make significant capital improvements to its public housing inventory. Without this flexibility, much of the Housing Authority’s portfolio would have been unable to meet basic quality standards. The Housing Authority owns and operates about 2,125 public housing units in King County.
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Steel Lake and Federal Way National come up short in tournaments pionship. They defeated Federal Way National 8-4 in the final game before the championship. Steel Lake had the benefit of knowing they could still win the championship with a loss in the first game on Saturday. The game ended after four innings due to the 10-run rule. The second game of the series was a much closer contest as the teams went into extra innings. Auburn eventually won the championship and earned a spot in the state tournament with a 5-4 win. Things did not get much better for Steel Lake and Federal Way National in the majors all-star tournament. Auburn once again got the better of Steel Lake in the first round. Federal Way defeated
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uburn Little League ended strong as they claimed the 10/11 tournament with two wins over the Steel Lake Little League all-stars in the championship. Steel Lake’s 10/11 all-star baseball team secured a spot in the championship with a 3-1 win over Federal Way National on June 24. They outscored their opponents 27-3 in the games leading up to the championship, including a 5-0 win over Auburn. After losing to Steel Lake, the Auburn all-stars played the Bonney Lake-Sumner Little League all-stars, Kent Little League all-stars and Federal Way National just to earn a spot in the cham-
Free workshop on canning and food preservation basics FROM STAFF REPORTS
Home food preservation can be easy and fun with a little instruction. The city of Federal Way is offering a free introductory food preservation workshop from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at City
South Hill Little League’s all-star team in the first round, but fell to the FifeMilton-Edgewood/SoundView all-stars in the second round. Steel Lake bounced back with a win over South Hill in the loser’s bracket and were matched up with Federal Way National. Federal Way National pulled out the win and kept their hopes of the state tournament alive. Federal Way National defeated Bonney Lake-Sumner’s majors all-star team on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to make the championship. They were eliminated by the FME/ SoundView all-stars on Wednesday. FME/SoundView will play Auburn in the championship with a chance to earn a spot in the state tournament.
Hall Council Chambers, 33325 Eighth Ave. S. This free workshop will cover tips for preserving seasonal food through multiple methods – canning, freezing and dehydrating. Although a live canning demonstration cannot be performed, a mock demonstration will occur with all the materials and a thorough explanation. There will be samples of preserved food and taste comparisons between home-preserved and
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Steel Lake Little League players talk with their coach during their June 24 game against Federal Way National. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror
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information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/GreenLiving or contact Jeanette Brizendine-Jurgensen at 253-835-2771.
Students accepted into aerospace program FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Washington Aerospace
Scholars program announced that two Federal Way students will participate in one of the three summer residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Those students include Bradley Hoefel, Todd Beamer High School, and Audrey Shin, Federal Way High School. These scholars are among 100 students who qualified for the residency program from 212 who applied in November.
www.federalwaymirror.com [ ACCIDENT from page 1] heart breaks for Sanchez’s mother and family. “… It just takes one little thing, going too fast, and that’s it. The road right there is a straight shot.” A Major Accident Investigation Team and Total Station responded to the man’s accident but he died on impact. The King County Medical Examiner and a chaplain were also present. Federal Way Police Department spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said it is unknown why Sanchez was traveling at a high rate of speed. After Sanchez’s death, friends and family took to social media to grieve and remember him. “I always loved it when Chris Sanchez came into the room,” said Michael Shannon, one of Sanchez’s former teachers at Foster High School in Tukwila. “He lit up the place with his humor and love for others. The Bulldog family lost one of a kind. RIP Chris.” Family member Stephen Tyler recalled how Sanchez made him feel special on Father’s Day. “Chris took me to see Jurassic World 3D, then we pigged out at Blue Island Sushi and finished the night with fro-yo,” Tyler said.
Local earns WWU scholarship FROM STAFF REPORTS
Western Washington University student
July 3, 2015 
“Not once did he let me pay for anything. Before he left, I insisted on a photo with him and his new bike. As he was driving out of the driveway, he said, ‘I love you Steve. Best day of my life!’” Friends described Sanchez as generous, knowledgable, proud, loud, awesome, funny, positive and full of life and joy. Friend Molly Fontejon said she went to high school with Sanchez and she never saw “a frown or any negative look on his face.” “He constantly cracked jokes with his best friend Eli,” Fontejon wrote in an email. “Where you saw Chris, you saw Eli, where you saw Eli, you saw Chris.” Emina Dacic said she couldn’t process the news of Sanchez’s death when she heard. “My stomach was turned and I just couldn’t believe God took you this early …,” she said. “This picture says it all … you always made me laugh, always were so bright, always were such a loving friend. This is how I’ll remember you, huge goofy smiles and faces. My heart hurts. Praying for your family. RIP Chris.” Sanchez’s family has set up a gofundme. com account with the goal of raising $5,000 to help with the funeral costs. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/ChristianSanchez15
Christian Sanchez stands in front of his new motorcycle on Father’s Day. Sanchez died on Monday after accidentally crashing on Milton Road South in Federal Way. Contributed photo
Jose Manuel Carrillo, son of Jose Carrillo and Rosa Castro of Federal Way, received the $1,000 Alumni Association Leader Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Carillo graduated in 2013 from Decatur High School.
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July 03, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror