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OPINION | Magruder: ‘The Real Housewives of Federal Way’ [4] Roegner: New superintendent, new school board? [4] AUTHOR | Federal Way author published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ inspires [11] FUNDRAISER | Federal Way community rallies to help girl with tumors [14]

SPORTS | Federal Way National FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 | 75¢ Little League wins [10]

POLICE | Bomb threat prompts police to search The Commons mall [21]

South King Fire to place $39 million bond on Nov. 3 ballot BY ANDREW FICKES


For the Mirror

ollowing failure of a $53.7 million capital bond measure last April, the South King Fire and Rescue board of commissioners approved at its July 28 meeting to place a new $39 million capital bond measure on the Nov. 3 special election ballot. Commissioner Mark Freitas was the lone opposing vote. Freitas said poor leadership put the

fire district in this predicament. “We have good firefighters, good equipment, good service and now we’re asking for a handout because we didn’t manage well the resources we had,” Freitas told the Mirror. Freitas went on to say that he represents a segment of the Federal Way community that believes leadership is lacking. He said he represents the community residents,

not the fire district, and is doing what he was elected to do. The other four fire commissioners, including chairman Bill Gates, all emphasized how important passage of the $39 million bond would be in helping the district prepare for the future and to serve residents with exemplary service and equipment. “This is essential for the survival of our fire district,” fire commissioner

James Fossos said. “I hope people understand how serious this is.” Not since 1992 has the fire district asked voters to consider passage of a capital bond measure, aside from last April’s bond proposal. For years, the fire district has maintained a lean operation, made possible by a base tax rate of $1.50 per $1,000 assessed valuation. “Our citizens are getting a great bang for

their buck,” Fire Chief Al Church said. “Our district has a Class 2 insurance rating. We have used tax dollars incredibly well.” Assistant Fire Chief Ed Plumlee said there is a perception in the community that the fire district has not invested in capital. But that is not the case, Plumlee explained. “From 2001-2012, we were investing in capital expenditures at a tune of $10 million,” Plumlee said.

An excess maintenance and operations levy approved by voters in 2012 that added an additional 27 cents to the base tax rate, does not go toward capital expenditures but to staffing costs. This excess levy expires in January 2017. “We’re asking voters in this bond to really improve the infrastructure of the fire department,” Plumlee [ more BOND, page 3 ]

Sound Transit board picks I-5 route for light rail BY STEVE HUNTER Reporter Newspapers

Kiwanis Salmon Bake

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, along with past mayors and other elected officials, served up baked salmon, salad and corn on the cob during the Federal Way Kiwanis Club’s 59th annual salmon bake on Friday. Residents packed Steel Lake Park and enjoyed live entertainment from the Max Renshaw Band, as well as raffles and auctions that will benefit the club’s annual fundraiser. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way sponsors youth and community programs throughout Federal Way. For more photos, visit Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

1 dead, 2 injured in drive-by shooting FROM STAFF REPORTS

A 20-year-old Seattle man is dead and two teenagers were injured after a suspect drove up alongside the victims’ vehicle and opened fire in Federal

Way on Thursday morning. Residents living near the 32800 block of First Ave. S. called police and reported sounds of gunshots at approximately 1:05 a.m. St. Francis Hospital staff called 911 within minutes to report gunshot victims arrived there by private vehicle.

Three male victims — ages 18, 19 and 20 — were struck by gunfire and were being treated at the hospital. The 20-year-old died and the other two victims are expected to survive, according to a Federal Way Police Department media release. All three victims are from the Seattle area. Preliminary witness

information indicates that the shooting suspect drove up along-side the victims and opened fire, car-to-car, police said. The suspect vehicle was described as a red Chevrolet Impala-style vehicle. The shooting suspect is described as a black man with a stocky build and dreadlocks. Police were actively searching for the described suspect and vehicle on Thursday. [ more SHOOTING, page 11 ]

Sound Transit plans to extend light rail tracks along the Interstate 5 alignment to Kent and Federal Way rather than along Highway 99. The Sound Transit Board of Directors voted unanimously to pick the west side of I-5 route as the preferred alternative for the 7.6-mile route from SeaTac to Federal Way at a July 23 meeting in Seattle. But the board couldn’t agree on where the agency should build a station in the Kent/Des Moines area, instead it approved amendments for staff to further study whether to put a station on the east side or west side of Pacific Highway South near Highline College in Des Moines. City officials from Kent, Des Moines, SeaTac and Federal Way already had agreed that I-5 would be the preferred route for the more than $1 billion project. That consensus by the cities impressed the Sound Transit board, which is composed of elected officials from across the region and chaired by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Sound Transit plans to expand light rail from the Angle Lake Station at South 200th in SeaTac, which opens in 2016, to Kent/Des Moines near South 240th Street by 2023 and then the full 7.6 miles to Federal Way near South 320th Street when more funding is secured. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 on the SeaTac-to-Kent extension. Now that the agency has a preferred route, staff will pre[ more TRANSIT, page 3 ]

Federal Way police closed off First Avenue South near the 32800 block after three men were shot in a drive-by shooting early Thursday. One of the suspects died and police are searching for the suspect. Courtesy of Bruce Honda

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Public works crews from the city of Federal Way recently completed the South 320th Street concrete overlay project. The city’s asphalt overlay is an annual street maintenance program in which selected streets are repaved along with upgrading existing curbs/gutters and sidewalks, as well as wheelchair

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ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. “I am proud of the quality and timely work our overlay crews have done,” said Mayor Jim Ferrell. “One of the comments I frequently hear from visitors and business alike is how nice Federal Way’s streets are. It is a real quality of life issue. Thanks to proper planning and a good strategic vision, Federal Way has the best roads in our state.” Marwan Salloum, Public Works director, said Federal Way “is the envy of most

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[ BOND from page 1] said. “We can only go so far without investment in capital.” Plumlee said equipment and fire apparatus paid for with the 1992 capital bond, like the above-ground fuel tanks, are coming to the end of their life and need to be replaced. The $39 million capital bond measure, if approved by voters, would ask taxpayers owning a $250,000 to pay an average of $40 in home property taxes per year or $3.33 per month. Listening to voters, the fire commissioners decided to reduce the size of the bond measure from $53.7 million down to $39 million, removing some of the improvements originally planned, including building a new fire station on the south end of the district, upgrading the fleet facilities building and purchasing a new fireboat. The board has decided to do a two-phase ap-

South King Fire and Rescue firefighters uses one of the oldest ladder trucks in its fleet in 2012. Fire district officials hope to replace aging vehicles and equipment. File photo proach. The first phase under the $39 million bond measure will cover priority upgrades and modernizations of facilities and replacements of equipment and vehicles. A critical focus will be making seismic earthquake upgrades to existing fire stations in the district. “We need to consider

the safety of our employees and citizens,” Gates said. “Seismic upgrades so stations meet certain earthquake safety standards are critical.” If necessary to complete secondary priorities, the board may decide to approve a second capital bond measure in the future.

[ TRANSIT from page 1] pare a final environmental impact statement for the preferred route with a final board decision to be made late next year. King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove, a member of the Sound Transit board, proposed the amendment to further study where to put a station in the Kent/Des Moines area. Other stations are expected to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 at the Star Lake Park & Ride lot and at South 320th Street in Federal Way. “This directs staff to consider and analyze options between 30th Avenue South and Highway 99,” Upthegrove said. “This broadens it to include land at the college. … This keeps that option on the table and continues the discussion.” Highline College staff and students support a station on the west side of Pacific Highway South. They want the station as close to campus as possible to make it easy for students to use light rail. Kent city officials prefer a station on the east side of the highway near 30th Avenue South because it is

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King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer (left) and Mayor Jim Ferrell following the Sound Transit board meeting. Courtesy city of Federal Way less disruptive to existing businesses or future development on Highway 99. Kent also wants a pedestrian overpass so students and others can easily cross Pacific Highway South. Ben Wolters, city economic and community development director, told the board maybe the agency could build an overpass similar to the one it just opened near the University of Washington campus across Montlake Boulevard near its light rail station by Husky Stadium. Wolters and others also

Local resident graduates from William & Mary FROM STAFF REPORTS

Andrew Lee from Federal Way recently graduated from the College of William &

pointed out the I-5 alternative at an estimated cost of $1.4 billion is about $350 million less than the Highway 99 route. The board asked staff to further study potential to create a transit corridor along South 272nd Street to better connect Highway 99 to the 272nd Street station with bus, bicycle and pedestrian routes. Sound Transit staff is expected to return to the board in a few months with more specific information about the proposed station locations.

Mary with a BBA degree. Founded by royal charter in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the nation. During the past 300 years, the college has educated three U.S. Presidents — Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler — numerous senators and members of Congress.

Last week the Sound zooming by at high speeds would have on Transit Board, comprised students at the new $100 million Federal of elected officials Way High School. Finally, I raised the concern from Pierce, King and many of us have over what would amount Snohomish Counties, to a forced relocation of thousands of our including our own King residents and businesses. County Councilmember Bringing Light Rail to Federal Way will allow Jim Ferrell, Pete von Reichbauer, for upward mobility for our citizens and Federal Way Mayor voted unanimously to will finally provide a realistic transportation recommend an Interstate 5 alignment for the alternative for South King County residents proposed Link Light Rail extension to Federal to commute to and from the main job Way. This recommendation mirrors similar center of our region. While Federal Way is votes by the Federal Way City Council, the redeveloping, and it is our goal to create Federal Way School District, as well as the an atmosphere for businesses to thrive and cities of Des Moines, SeaTac, and Kent. create good jobs for our community, the This was an unprecedented display of fact remains that Seattle will dominate the collaboration and unity regional job market for amongst neighboring the foreseeable future. jurisdictions and Highline College weighed heavily in the will be served by the outcome of the Sound Light Rail extension Transit vote. with either a station So, what does this location on their vote mean? And, campus just west importantly, what does of SR-99 (an option this vote not mean? over $50 million For starters, it does Mayor Ferrell testifying to the Sound Transit Board more expensive), July 23rd, in support of an I-5 alignment for link not mean Light Rail on or by a station just light rail to Federal Way. has been approved to 200 feet away east come all the way to Federal Way. However, of SR-99. To put that into perspective, this is a positive step in the right direction. the average patron walks 200 feet from In order for final approval, the Sound their car to the supermarket when Transit 3 package must pass a public vote buying groceries. It is believed that the in the Fall of 2016. Additionally, next Fall east SR-99 station would allow for a true Sound Transit will vote on a final version TOD opportunity which will serve the of the Environmental Impact Statement communities of Kent and Des Moines. (EIS) and confirm their route choice for the In an effort to maximize the growth Federal Way Link extension. potential at each Light Rail station, staffs from Perhaps the most significant outcome of Sound Transit and the City of Federal Way Sound Transit’s preferred route to Federal are forming working groups to study the Way is that it narrows the many options development opportunities at the Star Lake presented to the Board for potential routes Park and Ride at 272nd and the Redondo to South King County. Routes included Park and Ride. They are also looking into many options from disrupting SR-99 to a the feasibility of shuttle service connecting hybrid option which combined zigzagging development on SR-99 to a station at the between the freeway and parts of Pacific Star Lake facility. Moreover, staffs are also Highway. The Interstate 5 alignment studying how the station along 23rd Avenue requested by Federal Way is nearly a 1/3 in our downtown should best be placed and of a billion dollars ($350M) less than the improved. alternative route. This sum simply cannot While the final decision is not due until next be overlooked, most especially in terms of year, there is momentum for a Federal Way the service opportunities where this money extension and I-5 alignment. I would like to can be spent to expand service to more recognize the work of our own Sound Transit locales and more riders. Board Member Pete von Reichbauer. Without There were several helpful and positive Pete’s strong advocacy on behalf of South amendments to the preferred alignment King County, we might not have been able vote. Several of these amendments to come to an agreement on alignment. enhanced Transit Oriented Development We have much to look forward to in (TOD) potential near final station locations in Federal Way, from the Performing Arts and Federal Way. Other amendments allowed for Event Center, to our new Town Square further study of station locations in Kent and Park and the exciting project on the former increased rapid ride services to get riders to Target location, as well as other investments and from TOD and parking areas where TOD occurring in our city. Adding Light Rail will potential is sparse. ensure our City remains competitive and an In my testimony to the Sound Transit inviting place for businesses and families to Board, I spoke of the negative impact a invest for years to come. Pacific Highway alignment would have on the nearly $60 million in road improvements Federal Way has invested in our streets. I also discussed the distracting affect a train




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New Superintendent, new school board? New superintendent of schools Tammy Campbell has been getting a crash course in Federal Way’s history, community goals and its multicultural makeup. She has reached out to many different segments of the community through meetings and events and tried to be inclusive in her search for input and open communication. In the wake of the departure of the previous superintendent and board president, district residents are hopeful, if still a little reserved, after a year of wondering about their children’s future. But so far, Campbell’s honesty and disarming style has won over many doubters and feedback has been extremely positive. Residents comment on her academic knowledge, people skills and commitment to excellence in education. So far, she is building up a lot of political capital she may need for the coming year. School starts in a few weeks and will be the focus of several thousand students, parents,

teachers and administrators. Parallel to the start of school and the Campbell era, is the election of school board members. Under the Carver model for Policy Governance used in Federal Way, the board concentrates on policy and the superintendent assumes more direct responsibility for running the district. The relationship between board and superintendent relies on trust, team work and recognition of each other’s roles. If roles become confused, then the relationship may become strained. The current board hired Campbell and the relationship is building. But, the board that convenes in January could be different. Current board chair Geoffery McAnalloy worked with prior board chair Carol Gregory to ensure a smooth search for Campbell. But Gregory, whose life work has been in education, was appointed to the state Legislature and Bob Roegner


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What is the future for the Weyerhaeuser property? Like many of you, I was startled when I first read that Weyerhaeuser would be leaving Federal Way in 2016 after what will have been 45 years in the city. After the initial shock and sense of loss comes the question: “What’s next?” One idea floated has been to use the Weyerhaeuser

property as the site for a future university branch campus. While I support the idea, we should assess what might be its projected footprint. Currently, there are two branch campuses in the Puget Sound region, UW Tacoma and UW Bothell. The Tacoma and Bothell campuses sit on 46 and 70 acres, respectively, while both offering more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and several graduate programs. Meaning that even if we were successful in luring a branch here, more than 350 acres of the 430acre Weyerhaeuser property would remain for economic development. Given that Federal Way is already replete with large tracts of single-family homes, building more doesn’t appear very logical for meeting the city’s means. Building more retail space

wouldn’t seem to make sense given that the Weyerhaeuser area sits between the Commons Mall area and the Auburn SuperMall. A popular idea in some quarters is building more office space on the property. In response, I must note that a glut of office space already exists in Federal Way and South King County, more broadly. A 2014 analysis found that South King County had the largest vacancy rates for total office spaces of five large markets carved from King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Also, Federal Way had the third highest vacancy rate overall out of 38 subareas within those three counties, behind only the Kent Valley and Puyallup. Suffice to say, Federal Way doesn’t need more office space. In speaking to members of the Blue Ribbon Panel which

analyzed the viability of a Performing Arts and Events Center, one thorny revelation they came to was that Federal Way’s job market is dominated by low-wage retail and office industries. While they ultimately endorsed the plan, a concern remains that too many workers in Federal Way are struggling to get by. In the 1980’s, the Port of Tacoma used its land that now, and especially then, was far off the beaten track in Frederickson to develop an industrial center. Today, its 10 largest employers, including Boeing, employ 3,000 workers on only 420 acres. These aren’t jobs that you struggle to pay your rent on, but ones you can pay your mortgage with. The Port of Tacoma took its time and found tenants that met their vision. Federal Way, which currently has no zoning

for manufacturing, has an opportunity with the Weyerhaeuser area – perhaps alongside a new branch university – to both diversity our job sector and create familywage jobs. If it can be done in Frederickson, with our strategic position along I-5 and between both the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, it can be done in Federal Way.

Richard Champion, Federal Way

Hot cars and death How long are we going to put up with these mindless parents, caregivers and pet owners leaving their kids and animals in poorly ventilated or unventilated automobiles in summer heat? When are we going to start levying substantial and memorable fines for these unthinking, irresponsible people — monsters? I, as a responsible [ more LETTERS page 22 ]

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Local students earn WSU President’s Honor Roll FROM STAFF REPORTS

The following students from Federal Way were recently named to Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2015 Spring semester: Alexander A Adekoya; Madeline Rose Bergstrom; Molly Suzanne Bergstrom; Beau Jacob Bowman; Kiele Bowman; Kasey Byquist; Chanel Olivia Carlson; Brooke Lynn Chapman; Jacqueline Marie Chissus; Gavin Dean Cuddie; Wenye Dang; Danielle Leigh Fredricks; Taryn Michelle Fredricks; Ravneet Kaur Grewal; Erica Lynn Hookland; Shawn Michael Hutchinson; Denali Robert Kagel; Darian Haley Keuter; Samantha Jane Leuthy; Halimo Ahmed Maie; Taylor Michelle Meadows; Makenzie Brianne Nieland; Madison Jo Niksich; Erika R Nonan; Jeremy Adam Olson; Mason Thomas O’Neill; Denali Leeona Pavlich-Wheeler; Miah Pavlich-Wheeler; Kristi Helen Scramlin; Christina Simone Sessoms; Carmen Jennifer Snypp; Breanna Lee Straus; Stephanie Marie Thomson; Kelsie Marie Trotignon; Essence Leair White.

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is running to keep the seat. If she wins, a replacement will be appointed. Both McAnalloy and Gregory are relatively new board members with only two years of service. Current board vice chair Claire Wilson also has a strong education background and is a program executive director at the Puget Sound Educational Service District. She is being challenged by former board member Angela Griffin. Griffin did not run for re-election two years ago after she moved out of her district and into Wilson’s. Griffin was a valuable board member in bringing community input and cultural awareness. But both have a political weakness. They both went on the controversial district-paid trip to Europe. That trip was at least partly responsible for one former board member being defeated in 2013 and hastened the former superintendent’s departure. This will be Wilson’s first time in front of the voters since the trip. But Griffin actually received more criticism from residents at the time, as she was not running for re-election when she went on the trip. How will the voters evaluate their respective strengths and is the trip to Europe still an issue, or is it forgotten? Danny Peterson is stepping down after one term and Liz Drake will claim the position without opposition. Drake has had a long career in education and was most recently a principal in the district. She was rumored to be interested in other elected offices, but stayed with a primary interest in education. With her background, she will be able to contribute immediately. Some concern has been raised about how she will adjust to supervising the superintendent, after having reported to the

superintendent. And will she be comfortable with the separation between the policy role of a board member after so many years of hands-on direction? Board member Hiroshi Eto was appointed to the board several months ago and is running unopposed. His background is in civil engineering. Insiders say he is still in the learning phase, although there has been some concern about his frequent letters to the editor and emails to constituents asking for comments. That approach, while helpful in some ways, is outside the team orientation the board has tried to work toward, and has raised some questions. McAnalloy and Eto will return and have a stake in Campbell’s success, as would Wilson if re-elected. But with Drake, a replacement for Gregory and if Griffin defeats Wilson, there could be three new board members, who might look at the superintendent and district policy in a different way. All the candidates have the best interests of the district’s students as their priority and will want Campbell to succeed. But they also have strong personalities and their own ideas about what might constitute the best interests of the students. Merging those different thoughts and ideas will be a challenge for the board chair and Campbell. There is only one competitive race. But try and meet with the board members and get to know them, particularly the new ones. And if you haven’t met Campbell, do so. I think you’ll like her.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn: bjroegner@



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The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges recently elected Shaunta Hyde of Lake Forest Park as its chair, making her the first African-American woman to lead the board. Elizabeth Chen of Federal Way was elected vice chair. Hyde, who works as the managing director of community relations at Alaska Airlines, joined the State Board in 2009. Chen, appointed to the board in 2010, is a retired faculty member from the University of Puget Sound where she taught Chinese and statistics. Hyde and Chen will serve in their roles until the next elections in June 2016. The board’s nine members, appointed by the governor and approved by the state Senate, provide general supervision and control over the state system of 34 community and technical colleges. This includes capital and operating budget allocations to the colleges.

Event raises $50,000 for Performing Arts and Events Center FROM STAFF REPORTS


he Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts partnered with Shari Song, Rick Kong and the Korean-American community to organize a festive fundraising event for the Performing Arts and Events Center on Sunday at KOAM-TV. The event raised more than $50,000. “Many thanks to those who volunteered, sent invitations, decorated and helped serve food and drinks. It was a super success,” wrote Joann Piquette, president of the Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts, in an email. Dinner and drinks were followed by remarks from Mayor Jim Ferrell and former Mayor Michael Park and a presentation about the events center by Executive Director Theresa Yvonne. Musical performances by the Federal Way Chorale and the Federal Way Youth Symphony Orchestra entertained the attendees and gave a sampling of the possibilities to come when the events center is completed. Many Korean-American organizations donated throughout the evening, including the Korean Womens Association, Evergreen Senior Club, Federal Way Korean Association and the Korean School of Greater Federal Way. A number of individual donations were made as well. The largest contribution of $25,000 came from Atomy USA. Total community donations raised by the Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts now tops $750,000. The organization’s goal is to raise $1 million. For more information, visit or

Citizen of the Month: LeAnn Taylor is always willing to volunteer BY TERRENCE HILL

LeAnn Taylor has been a resident of Federal Way for 30 years. In those years, she has made it her goal to help build the community in any way she can. “I’m pretty boring,” said Taylor, who the Mirror selected as Citizen of the Month for July. “I make myself available to volunteer.” Taylor is currently the community relations manager at Multi-Service Center. It is a job that has suited her well as it places her in the company of those like herself - volunteers. “We’re all in it together to make our community a better place,” Taylor said. She is a member of

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numerous organizations in Federal Way including the Federal Way Rotary Club and Soroptimist International of Federal Way. She has been a member of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce for 10 years as well. Her volunteer work includes One Night Count, an annual event that takes place each January. During the event volunteers count the homeless population throughout King County cities. Currently she is in a bit of a lull with her volunteering due to her work helping plan for Multi-Service Center’s Helps Luncheon which will take place Oct. 22. She has also been involved with the new veterans housing project that recently broke ground. She is also excited to

be a part of Soroptimists 40-years of service celebration in Federal Way. “One of my passions is getting people involved in the community and doing what they like,” Taylor said. Her favorite program she has worked with is the advancing leadership program where she was a member of their 2012 class. She liked helping to find more mentors for the Communities in Schools project. “I think anything you have a passion in, you should be involved with,” Taylor said. “If your passion is animals, be involved in organizations about them. If your passion is the homeless, be involved in organizations about the homeless. Volunteering really needs to go with your passion.” In her spare time, Taylor enjoys gardening, read-

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LeAnn Taylor attended the Salmon Bake on July 24 as a representative for Multi-Service Center. Taylor has been a resident of Federal Way for 30 years. BRUCE HONDA, for the Mirror ing and traveling. She has been to Australia, Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean and is currently planning a trip to Washington D.C. at the end of the year. Baseball is another one of her interests. Her love of sports came from her adoptive father. She now usually attends between five to 10 games a year. Taylor has no intention of slowing down with her work in the community any time soon.

“I love making our community a better place,” Taylor said. “Once you’re involved with a community, you start to see where the greatest needs are. I like to lead by example. I’m not in it to get recognition. The best part is seeing the end result and touching lives. I just want to make a little difference. I’m really fortunate to work with amazing people around the city that do more than I do.”

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Q&A with Mr. FW: Naming streets after good guys and details about Mr. FW the mayor’s hand and have our obligatory photo taken with the council at large. Mr. Mayor, what say you? Mr. Federal Way has noticed the city handing out more Key to the City awards than street names. That being said, it’s probably easier to have a cheesy ceremonial key made than to re-do a street sign and all associated maps. If Mr. Federal Way had the choice, he would rather throw his Key to the City on a bookshelf or in his glove compartment than see his name every time he drives to The Commons mall. Mr. Federal Way would hate to be the one to give out directions to his friends, “Turn right on First

Avenue South, left onto South 320th Street and then make a left onto Mr. Federal Way.” Huh? Mr. Federal Way doesn’t want to think about how someone may construe those directions. Mr. Federal Way also doesn’t care to be looked at as a bad guy. Can you imagine how King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer must feel every time he reads through the Mirror’s police blotter and sees that a wanted felon was caught riding a motorized shopping cart along Pete von Reichbauer Way South? And forget about how the poor police officers feel every time they have to write out the lengthy “Pete von Reichbauer Way South.” No, thank you. Mr. Federal Way doesn’t need street recognition. But if this column prompts the mayor to hand Mr. Federal Way a Key to the City instead, he knows where to reach Mr. Federal

Way. Q: Mr. Federal Way, how old are you and what do you look like? A: As my mom always told me, old enough to know better, but alas, most of you likely think that is not the case. Mr. Federal Way is in the midst of looking back at his younger years but still not old enough to have a bifurcated pee stream or in need of any blue pills. Frankly, that publisher guy didn’t hire Mr. Federal Way for his writing chops so it must be for his great looks. What else is there? Mr. Federal Way is getting a little tired of being a sex object all of his life and of all of society’s rules that elevated him to this position, but Mr. Federal Way supposes we all have our crosses to bear and you could probably care less about Mr. Federal Way’s. Almost as much as he cares about this ques-

tion. Q: You’re fairly opinionated — to be fair. Why does Mrs. Federal Way put up with you? A: Well since you’re being fair, Mr. Federal Way will be fair. This was a fairly good question. Not great, but not all that bad. See answer above. Mr. Federal Way can really please — well — it’s likely because we met at such a young age. She snagged Mr. Federal Way before he had a chance to show his true colors. This is really her fault. Had she waited she might have had a different take on the situation. Now she stays with Mr. Federal Way because of his money as we in the newspaper industry are so well compensated and all. Moreover, have you looked at your high school classmates on Facebook lately? If they are like her’s, they are all over-

Washington Youth Academy graduates local students

dents from the Federal Way area during commencement ceremonies on June 20. The students who have completed the program include Zachery Curry, Hailey Freeman, Meagan Hoffman, Quincy Koerber, Jocelyn Maradiaga-Hernandez, Christian Oakeley and

Tevin Washington. These students were among 140 graduates, the second-largest graduation class since the academy was established in 2009. The students will all return to high school to get their diploma, some enrolling in summer school, or seek an alternative path to finish

their high school education, such as a GED or by joining Running Start. The mission of the Washington Youth Academy is to provide a highly disciplined, safe and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational levels

and employment potential and become responsible and productive citizens of the state of Washington. The Washington Youth Academy is a division of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. Established under authority of both federal and state law, the academy is a

world” is long overdue to be honored. Mary Gates is a Federal Way super-star, whose husband Bill Gates is the best barbecue chef the Twin Lakes Swim Team has ever known. One will never know how much money these people have raised and donated over the years. The celebration ceremony for “The Real Housewives of Federal Way” will be a formal English high tea

with cucumber sandwiches and scones. Champagne punch will be served to toast these ladies donned in royal tiaras. The master of ceremonies will be Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore, with entertainment to be announced at a later date. Honorees will have their picture in this newspaper. The criteria for “The Real Housewives” has no

definition. For me, she is a stand-up woman, one willing to fight for the rights of those less fortunate. She is generous, charming, smart, and by the way, she doesn’t have to be married. She may just be someone you love very much. Please e-mail me at

judithmagruder@hotmail. com. Botox is not a requirement and beauty is in the heart. Contact Federal Way resident Judith Madden Magruder at or 206-941-5977.


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Federal Way.” So far, we have Sherran Koshork, a long-time community activist whose husband, Dave, once drove a golf ball from the ninth tee into the swimming pool at the Twin Lakes Golf Course. Both are legends. Leanne Stock, a kind, generous woman whose husband Jeff Stock is “the most interesting man in the

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: Mr. Federal Way, I don’t understand the Federal Way City Council’s logic. The mayor seems to be handing out so many Key to the City awards that pretty soon every Tom, Dick and Harry will be able to unlock the front doors at City Hall. But when it comes to naming a street after someone, it’s hard to get the city to do so. Why the disparity? A: Mr. Federal Way is still awaiting a phone call from Mayor Jim Ferrell to invite Mr. Federal Way to City Hall to claim his Key to the City for being an outstanding contributor to civic dialogue. Mr. Federal Way may just show up with Mrs. Federal Way and the rest of the Federal Way family to shake



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A new urgent care clinic is coming to Federal Way. On Monday, Aug. 3, the Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center will open an urgent care clinic to provide walk-in medical services for minor illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, burns, cuts, earaches, fevers, coughs and other conditions that need prompt attention. The urgent care clinic will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, at 33501 First Way South in Federal Way. Appointments are not needed. “People in Federal Way have been asking for this for many years,” said Margaret Brewer, administrative director, Ambulatory Services. “This will give patients a full range of options and allow them to get all their care at Virginia Mason.” The urgent care team in Federal Way will be supported by an online medical records system and the services of a comprehensive health care center. Urgent care will be an addition to the array of diagnostic, medical and outpatient surgical services currently provided at the Federal Way Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.

Northwest Territorial Mint has nationwide footprint BY TERRENCE HILL


he building off of exit 143 at the entrance of Federal Way shimmers on the outside — and inside. Inside that building is the headquarters of the largest private mint in the country. The Northwest Territorial Mint began operation in 1984 in Auburn. The headquarters has been situated in Federal Way for about six years now, located at 2505 S. 320th St. Ross Hansen, owner and founder of the company, got his start in the business by selling coins as a teenager. “In 1976, as a 16-year-old, I started selling coins and gold and silver at a little flea market right off Highway-99,” Hansen said. “For whatever reason, I didn’t think you could make that a living. I just thought of it as a hobby, but it was a hobby I did pretty well at.” He would go on to get his pilot’s license, but after a few years, he decided that what he once thought was just a hobby was actually his real passion. He started a coin shop in Auburn in 1981. At the time, Hansen bought from a mint in Utah. He then began to notice a decline in quality and they challenged him to do it himself once he made them aware of his findings. “I investigated what it would take and it’s a lot more complicated than most people realize,” Hansen said. “It took me a year-and-a-half, but we ended up building a mint

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and started striking coins and medallions. Since that time, we have grown into the country’s largest private mint.” The Northwest Territorial Mint has eight locations total. The largest factory they own is located in Dayton, Nevada. The other factories are located in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Tomball, Texas and Honolulu, Hawaii. There are also retail locations in Alexandria, Virginia and inside the Pentagon. The last two locations are the headquarters in Federal Way and a pick and pack facility in Auburn. There are around 300 employees total. “We were located down the hill in Auburn for 25 years,” Hansen said of their previous mint located in Washington. “But because of some tax issues that were pending with the previous governor, it became untenable for us to manufacture in the state of Washington.” Hansen says that he is a big fan of Federal Way, citing the ease of work with the local government and police department as positive traits. He also enjoys the access to the freeway and local population’s welcoming attitudes. Coins and medallions are not the only products the company produces. They have also made knives, cuff links, coasters, belt buckles, silver bullets and several more items with practical uses. Hansen’s favorite project was the President Reagan Memorial Medal that they were contracted for.

Above, Northwest Territorial Mint headquarters is located on the ground floor of this building. The business has been located in Federal Way for six years. Right, the Medal of Honor for the United States Army. The Northwest Territorial Mint are the proud makers of the Medal of Honor for the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. “We were contracted by the President’s Library for President Reagan’s Memorial Medal that was passed out to people who were his staffers and at his funeral,” Hansen said. “We worked with the president on the wording and the image. We had to make the coin for six years since they had to be made within a few days of his death. It’s probably been one of the highlights of my career.” The company has contracts with multiple organizations in the United States, including the mili-

tary and Boy Scouts. They are the makers of many of the medals adorning those in the military, the Medal of Honor, challenge coins for military personnel, the CIA and FBI. “The most rewarding thing we do is design the medals that adorn the chests of our American men and women in uniform,” Hansen says. Their clients extend past the borders of the United States as well. They currently have contracts with 19 other countries and also have had their products sent

to Mars. Locally, residents of Federal Way can buy and sell gold, silver, platinum and palladium at the Northwest Territorial Mint headquarters. The Federal Way location is the only location that handles bullion sales. “Federal Way has been good to us,” Hansen said. “The people have been terrific.” The Northwest Territorial Mint is open MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 800-344-6468.

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Kailey Fuegmann received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Representative’s Scholar-Athlete Award for the third consecutive year. She was one of 16 athletes selected from Saint Martin University. Fuegmann, a native of Federal Way, was a senior soccer player for the school. She majored in biology and finished the year with a 3.95 GPA. Presented annually to the most outstanding scholar-athletes at each of the conference’s institutions, the award honors student-athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or better.

Federal Way National Little League wins state championship BY TERRENCE HILL


t was not the easiest road to make it to the state championship game for Federal Way National Little League’s 9/10 all-star team. But they overcame an extended stay in the loser’s bracket to win it all. Federal Way National qualified for the state tournament by winning the District 10 championship in June. They went undefeated in that tournament, outscoring their opponents 52-4 in four games. The big wins led to a confident team heading into the state tournament. The tournament began on July 18 and things started off well for Federal Way National as they defeated Aberdeen Little League 19-5 in four innings. Their next opponent was the Mercer Island Little League all-stars. Mercer Island also went undefeated in their district tournament, outscoring their opponents 48-10 in five games. They opened the state tournament with a 15-2 win over West Plains.

Federal Way National 9/10 all-stars hold their state championship banner. Pictured (not in order): R’Mani Adams, Isaiah Afework, Braden Bedell, Jack Bergstrom, Matt Blackmon, Brett Ellingson, Aidan Graham, Isaiah Henning, Kayla Johnson, Jayden Lee, Jack Maclaren, Jaiden Orchard and Ricardo Osses-Watson. Contributed photo Things went Mercer Island’s way in the matchup as they beat Federal Way National 13-4. The loss meant that Federal Way would need seven consecutive wins to win the championship. Mercer Island would only need three. Greater Richland Little League’s all-stars were the first team Federal Way National faced in the loser’s bracket. Federal Way National defeated them in a close 6-4 game.

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Against Salmon Creek Little League in their next game, a walk-off hit gave them the 4-3 win to keep their hopes alive. The next two games saw Federal Way National trail by multiple runs. Down 3-1 in the final inning to Bainbridge Island Little League, the Federal Way National team scored five runs to pull off the 6-3 victory. Camas Little League jumped out to a 9-4 lead in the first three innings. They batted through the order in the first inning. It wasn’t enough for them. The final 11 runs went to Federal Way National as they won 15-9, eliminating Camas. The win earned them a semi-final matchup against Walla Walla Valley Little League. Walla Walla Valley had won their first three matchups of the

tournament by a score of 36-1 before falling 5-3 to Mercer Island. Federal Way National earned their second mercy rule victory of the tournament with a 14-3 victory in five innings, earning them a spot in the championship. They still needed two wins over Mercer Island to claim the championship. The first game saw Federal Way National take the lead and not look back after the second inning. With the game tied 1-1 and runners on first and second after walks, R’Mani Adams brought home both runners and scored himself on a play that resulted in both a hit and an error. They drove in two more runs in the fourth and ended up winning 6-3, forcing a winner-take-all game on the 26th.

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second team in 2014. He appeared in 42 games last season and posted a .304 batting average with 31 runs and 46 RBIs. He totaled 19 extrabase hits, nine doubles, six triples and four home runs, for a slugging average of .527. Bontempo possesses good plate discipline, striking out 24 times and reaching base on walks or hit by pitch 24 times for a .399 on-base percentage. In his two seasons at Tacoma, Bontempo was a career .315 hitter with 29 extra-base hits, 17 doubles, six triples and six home runs, while driving in 65 and scoring 48 runs. He stole 11 bases in 76 games. “Derik is another qual-


Bellevue University baseball coach Duane Monlux announced Decatur graduate Derik Bontempo has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Bellevue in the fall of 2015. Bontempo, a 5-foot, 11-inch, 190 pound outfielder, played two seasons at Tacoma Community College. He was twice named to the all-Northwest Athletic Conference West Region team earning first team honors last season and

It was another close game for Federal Way National. They scored four runs in the top of the first and Mercer Island responded with three of their own. They tied it at 4-4 in the third inning. Federal Way National scored another three runs in the fourth inning. Mercer Island matched those three runs in the fifth to tie the game at 7-7. In the final inning, the Federal Way National bats stayed hot as they added four runs to push their lead to 11-7. Mercer Island was able to score one run and loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning. All three runners were left stranded as Federal Way National recorded the final out and took home the state championship. “They refused to believe they would not win,” team bookkeeper Romi Afework wrote in an email. “They stunned us all with their ‘why not us’ attitude. It was especially cool how the beautiful little town of Montesano got behind us and cheered us on.” The team’s roster included the following players: R’Mani Adams, Isaiah Afework, Braden Bedell, Jack Bergstrom, Matt Blackmon, Brett Ellingson, Aidan Graham, Isaiah Henning, Kayla Johnson, Jayden Lee, Jack Maclaren, Jaiden Orchard and Ricardo OssesWatson. Danny Graham was the manager and Bill Bedell and Doug Orchard were coaches.

ity signing that we have from the NWAC,” Bontempo said. “We have had a lot of great players from the Pacific Northwest that have played at Bellevue in the past and ones that are currently on our roster. We expect Derik to be right up there with those players. He had two very good seasons at Tacoma Community College. He will step in and compete for a spot in our outfield for next year.” Bellevue went 46-15 (18-6 MCAC) this past season while winning the final MCAC Tournament with an 18-6 record. The team hosted the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round and reached the final game before falling to Tabor College.

Federal Way author inspires through her writing because he had nothing to worry about other than Kryptonite. pril Knight has She began her journey to travelled the world, become more brave than panned for gold in Superman by opening an the mountains and opened art gallery. It failed as she her own art galleries. sold a single frame from a In “Chicken Soup for painting and had to close the Soul: Time to Thrive,” the gallery. Knight wrote in her short The failure was actually story, “Braver than Superjust what man”, her life was she neednot always filled “As a little kid I ed. She with adventure. was scared of my realized “As a little kid teacher, I was scared failing did I was scared of not mean of my parents, I was she would my teacher, I was scared of my scared of the school never be parents, I was bullies, I was scared successful. scared of the The next school bullies, of everything.” time she I was scared opened April Knight of everything,” a gallery, Knight said. she sold “Finally, I got enough to to a point in my pay for a life when I just got tired of trip to Australia. being scared and decided I “There comes a time in would just go for things.” your life when you just Knight wanted to be like have to go for it,” Knight her hero, Superman, but said. “It’s not the end of the felt that as a scrawny kid it world if it doesn’t work. was impossible. You only fail if you don’t She eventually thought try at all to do something.” she needed to be more Adventures around the brave than Superman world followed her first big BY TERRENCE HILL


April Knight holds “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive,” a book she was recently published in. Knight has been published in 35 “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror failure. She rode in rodeos, drove a stagecoach in a frontier town and rode on circus elephants among other things.

Knight now hopes that others can experience the same lessons and be encouraged by her writing. At the age of 13, Knight wrote her first published

piece to a magazine. She knew then that she wanted to write. She has been published in over 30 Chicken Soup for the Soul books and has written other books

July 31, 2015 [11] as well. “My favorite thing to write is murder mysteries,” Knight said. “I don’t write the real gory, terrible murders that make you cringe. I like more like the Agatha Christie type with the puzzle you have to work out. I love being able to fool people when I write a mystery.” Currently, she is working on a romance book for those 60 and older. In the near future she is hoping to write a western that draws from her childhood when she grew up on ranches. “Anybody can write,” Knight said. “Places like Chicken Soup are a good place to get started. They get you in print, they give you encouragement, you get paid and you can say ‘I’ve been published.’ You get rejected sometimes of course, but even the Harry Potter series was rejected like 12 times before it was published.” Knight was raised in Kansas and has lived in Hawaii. She moved to Federal Way to be closer to family. Her murder mystery “Dig the Grave First” was recently published.

Police officer injured in motorcycle accident BY RAECHEL DAWSON

A Federal Way police officer sustained a serious leg injury from a motorcycle collision on Tuesday afternoon. Trooper Rick Johnson with Washington State Patrol said the officer, who was riding a motorcycle, was responding to a burglary on 16th Avenue South. As he approached a red light with his sirens on, he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound just before 4:30 p.m. Cathy Schrock, a Federal Way police spokeswoman, said both lanes of 16th Avenue South were closed from South 344th Street to South 348th Street as the scene was investigated by Washington State Patrol. “From all of us at the Federal Way Police Department, thank you for your kind words and support of our motorcycle officer Grant Bassett that was seriously injured yesterday in a collision,” Schrock wrote in an email to the community on Wednesday. “He is surrounded by his relatives and police family. We are hopeful for a full recovery.” It is unknown at this time whether the driver who struck the officer is considered liable or not.

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Community helps family, little girl with tumors BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Kaylin “KK” Burns is best friends with Momma Lynch — yes, the Momma Lynch. “She knows him as Momma Lynch’s baby, not as Beastmode,” said Kaylin’s mother, Jessica Eaton Burns, referring to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. And Ben Obomanu, a former Seahawks wide receiver, is affectionately called Uncle Obo. “He was at the hospital when she was born,” Eaton Burns said. The Burns and the Seahawks have stayed


connected through Kaylin’s father’s company Just KB Promotions, an organization that connects special talent, specifically the Seahawks, to charity efforts around the region. The company has helped victims of the Oso landslide, collected Army care packages and has raised thousands of dollars from organizing Seahawks autographs and shirt giveaways, among other good deeds. But the Burns never would have guessed they would be on the receiving end of good deeds such as those. Nearly $14,000 in debt from medical bills, the

Burns have been struggling to stay afloat as they care for Kaylin and her two hemangioma tumors, both benign, she was born with. With anywhere from seven to eight doctors, Kaylin regularly sees a neurosurgeon, physical therapist, has a $2,500 annual MRI and several other checkups to ensure her tumors aren’t growing and she’s learning how to cope with them and a tethered spine. To help the family, family friend Jessica Stoneback helped organize a car wash benefit with the owner of Jersey’s Sports Bar, who also agreed to donate food for a breakfast.

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of his back if you need it. I’ve observed many ask for help from him, but never seen him ask for help himself. It’s not in him to ask.” Woodfill said many people don’t realize the family’s struggles, but if they did know, many would step forward to help. “Couple that with the uplifting affect this child has on you — everyone loves her — this is why I decided to ask others if they would help,” he said. One month after Kaylin’s birth, a traumatic C-section for Eaton Burns, her family [ more FAMILY, page 15 ]

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Federal Way students named to UW dean’s list FROM STAFF REPORTS

The following students from Federal Way were named to the University of Washington dean’s list for winter 2015 quarter: Ridwan Mahamud Abdilahi, Dustin Philip Abrahamson, Cristina Marisel Acuna, Samuel Jacob Alfaro, Aleenah Halim Ansari, Shawntel N Bali, William Lucas Barcelona, Luciana Isabel Barrera, Kaia Elizabeth Barth, Jonathan Kjell Beardsley, Youcef Yacoub Bennour, Christina Maria Beran, Jessica Danielle Bolich, Edward A Bolton, Nicole Bowman, Thomas James Bowman, Josie Taylor Bresson, Ericka Leeanne Budinich, Louis Palani IV Cambra, Marie Laurence Carmelo, Morgan Lorraine Cassaday, Alla V Cheban, Matthew Young-Kwon Chi, Yumee Chi, Mari Emiko Chinn, Julie Suna Chung, Kevin Remington Chung, Hakeem E Clark, Jeremias Roldan Cordoba, Amanda Jo Cornejo, Jasmine Nicole Dacones, Samuel Walker Dalin, Alexander Dedaj, Emily Jane Delp, Chantel J Dixon, Marina S Dolgova, Ling Dong, Jennifer Tarah Edmond, Christine Nicole Elting, Chaeliana Rose Erkelens, Holly Faccenda, Jacqueline Elaine Figueras, Kylie Nicole Fisher, Taylor

Erynn Flesner, Chris Gabriel Deng Flores, Mary Margaret Frederick, Joshua Dean Fulcer, Alejandro Lorenzo Garcia Ochoa, Francis Jordan Gutierrez Gaspay, David John Goldstone, Anita Jane Gorbun, Emily Anne Gore, Tjinder Singh Grewal, Gaurav Gupta, Julianne Myung Ha, Sameer Hakimi, Forogh Hakki, Walter Fred Hanson, Alexis Joy Harroun, Micah Deanne Orda Hipolito, Hien Thanh Hong, Jesse Hong, Jongkun Hong, Jillian Ann Honrade, Yu Huang, Mindy Huynh, Ivan Ivanovich Jr Ialanji, Elizabeth Hull Jackson, Lindsey Hull Jackson, David Zion Jang, Glaries Binta Jatta, Carmen L Johnsen, Kirsta C Johnson, Lara Elizabeth Jones, Highway Jun, Yeseul Kang, Manvir Kaur, Kevin Dom Ke, Brian Seng Khang, Tehreem Iqbal Khokhar, Ashley H Kim, Daniel Shinwoo Kim, Grace Kim, Jodi Hea Hyung Kim, Julie H Kim, Justin Dongmin Kim, Mary Elizabeth Kim, Stephen Sung Kim, Robert Mugo Kinyanjui, Molly Kirby, Jenny Ko, Rithvik Paul Lagisetti,, Ashley Larican Leano, Eunho Lee, James Hyeongwoo Lee, Jin-Hee Lee, Rachel S Lee, Saemina Lee, Sarah K Lee, Yung Woong Lee, Sandra Maria Lemus, Kayleah Faye Lewis, Devon M Linn, Jill Ramirez Lopez, Katherine Elizabeth Madonna, Brenda Elizabeth Matthews, Karina Sergeevna Mazhukhina, John

[ FAMILY from page 14] found out about the hemangioma tumors. “It looked like strawberry marks,” Eaton Burns said. “Like a rash on her butt crack and inside, it curved a little.” Her doctor recommended she go to a dermatologist, who recommended she go to a neurosurgeon. Kaylin’s first MRI was less than four months after she was born. Today, she’s had seven MRIs since she was 2 years old. “Right when the doctor walked in, he said, ‘Sit down … plan on this being the next 20 years of your life,’” she recalled. “And I fired that neurosurgeon and got a new one at Seattle Children’s Hospital.” Eaton Burns said she will not accept that type of mentality for her daughter. Kaylin’s internal tumor is intertwined in her spinal chord. They won’t be touching that one, she said. That tumor has its own blood feeding source and Eaton Burns estimates it’s the size of a half-dollar. Because of the tumor, Kaylin’s spine is already two inches shorter than normal. She regularly goes to physical therapy to strengthen her right leg. “When she plays with other kids, she knows she’s a little bit different and can’t do everything they can do,” Eaton Burns said, noting games like balancing on curbs or balance beams. If she starts dragging her right foot, the family will need to take her to the emergency room.

David McCleary, Matthew T McIlnay, Heidi Hansam McKenna, Rosalina Portia McKinzie, Marissa Anne Meyer, Colin James Miller, Eunice Min, Mauro Levy Molina, Jonathan Whitney Mount, Mikhail Vladimirovich Murashkin, Michael Eugene Nicol, Jonathan Ariel Nolasco, Thomas Dillon Oakes, Sean Michael O’Bryan, Mae Angela Napenias Oreiro, Gabriel Joshua Otero, Neil Anthony Panlasigui, Daniel Hun Park, Edward Tae Park, Ji-Min Park, Kristopher Thomas Patterson, Gabrielle Evelyn Paulson, Melissa Lynn Pederson, Justi K Pfutzenreuter, Phi Le Pham, Heidi Lynn Poortvliet, Alex Sergeevich Prokopchik, Richard James Jr Proszek, Tyler Jay Proszek, Chenshan Qiu, Vivek Kelan Ramanujan, Kayla Mackenzie Ramey, David Rho, Sean Douglas Robbins, Viktoriya A Rossiytseva, Kurt William Schiewetz, Renae Seam, Dong Won Shin, Abraham Philip Shouse, Justin Young Sim, Svetlana A Slobodchikova, Nichelle Eun-Jin Song, Sarah Nicole Spinelli, Kimberly A Stewart. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.

For the external hemangioma tumor, they’ve been able to do laser treatments and have experimented with medication to reduce the size, color and ulceration. But the biggest fear is that her chord could snap, leaving her paralyzed. “We won’t know until she’s done growing,” Eaton Burns said, adding it could be well into her 20s. Until then, the soon-to-be kindergartner at Nautilus Elementary is perfectly content playing pretend games of victim/doctor, Barbies and being Momma Lynch’s “BFF.” In fact, as part of the car wash benefit, Eaton Burns anticipates shirts for sale that read “Don’t be jealous because Kaylin’s my BFF.” In addition to the T-shirts, car wash and breakfast, Stoneback said a signed Seahawks football, Seahawks jewelry, preseason tickets to the Seahawks vs. Raiders game and baskets will be available at an auction during the benefit. Seahawks players may also show up as well. The car wash and breakfast benefit to help the Burns will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Jersey’s Sports Bar, located at 35509 21st Ave. SW in Federal Way. For more information on the event, visit events/1001370586622861/. To donate to help the Burns, visit www.

Airman graduates from basic training FROM STAFF REPORTS

Air Force Airman 1st Class Blake J. Gunderson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gunderson is the son of Lisa J. Gudnerson and Joseph M. Gunderson, both of Federal Way. He is a 2013 graduate of Todd Beamer High School.

County Council confirms Harborview board member FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Metropolitan King County Council confirmed the appointment of Lee Ann Prielipp, who resides in King County Council District Seven that serves Federal Way, to the Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees. This appointment fills the council-at-large position for a four – year term to expire on July 31, 2018. “Lee Ann brings to the Harborview Medical Center Board a strong, analytic background from her involvement in educational organizations and her service on state-wide boards,” said Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. “I was honored to first appoint her to represent our district, and I am pleased that she has been appointed to an at-large position.”

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Community CALENDAR July 31-Aug. 1

Fundraiser Yard Sale for Federal Way Senior Center: Federal Way Senior Center will host its second annual fundraising yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1 at 28824 21st Ave S. For more information, contact Char at ccfw@ or call 253-941-0826.

July 31-Aug. 2

Disney’s Mary Poppins: Rosebud Children’s Theatre will perform this musical at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31, Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, located at 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. Tickets are $10-15 online, and $13-18 at the door. For more information, contact Holly Rose at, call 206-854-2638, or visit

Aug. 3-7

Calvary Lutheran VBS - Builders INC: Children entering kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to be Builders, In the Name of Christ (INC) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily from Monday, Aug. 3 until Friday Aug. 7, at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 2415 S. 320th Street. Recommended donation of $10 per child or $20 per family. Registration is available at www. For more information, contact Sarah Nelson at or call 253-839-0344. SonTreasure Family Camp: This fun family camp will happen from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly from Monday, Aug. 3 until Friday Aug. 7 at 1525 SW Dash Point Road. A free dinner will be provided from 5 to 5:50 p.m. nightly. For more information, contact Pastor Asha Fuller at ancdf_1@ or visit www.

Aug. 2

Family Movie Afternoon Adventures: Watch a family movie on the big screen at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Call or stop by the library to see what’s playing. Free tickets available 30 minutes before performance time at the Information Desk on the day of the program. For more information, visit or call 253-8393668.

Aug. 3

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, Aug. 3 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. Hats Off to Heroes Concert: Celebrate heroes from history in this interactive concert at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Free tickets available 30 minutes before performance time at the Information Desk on the day of the program.

For more information, visit www. or call 253-839-3668.

Aug. 4

National Neighbor’s Night Out: Spend time getting to know your neighbors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, S at Federal Way United Methodist Church, located at 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. There will be hot dogs, lemonade, activities, games and more. For more information, email office@ or call 253-839-9220.

Aug. 5

Open Doors: Multi-Service Center staff will be available to help people ages 16 to 21 with information about a GED program at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Attendees can get one-on-one help with college and career navigation, and learn about resources to help with transportation, housing and financial assistance. Federal Way Tool Library Meeting: Discuss the possibility of a tool library in Federal Way from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 Eighth Ave. S. For more information, contact Jeanette Brizendine-Jurgensen at recycle@ or call 253835-2771.

Aug 6

Blood Drive: Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive will begin at noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S.

Aug. 7

Kiwanis 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way will hold

this fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Whispering Firs, located at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Cost is $380 per foursome or $95 per person. For more information, contact Beverly Tripplett at or call 253838-3281.

Aug. 8

Autism Friendly Strategies for Swim Instructors: Marine Hills is partnering with the Autism Society of Washington to provide free training to all swim instructors and lifeguards from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Marine Hills Swim & Tennis Club, located at 600 S. 302nd St. The session is free and open to the public. Register by emailing Fiddling, Quilting and History at West Hylebos: 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, Aug. 8 at West Hylebos Park, located at 411 S. 348th St. The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will perform from 12:20 to 2 p.m. and the Federal Way Crazy Quilters will also have a demonstration and display. For more information, call 253-945-7842 or email contactus@ Bonsai Demonstration: Curator Aarin Packard will demonstrate various bonsai techniques, design concepts and care tips from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, located at 2515 S. 336th St. For more information, email, call 253-353-7345 or visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum. org. Black Light Art: Middle and high school students will create black light art at 2 p.m. on Satur-

day, Aug. 8, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www. or call 253-839-3668. Date Night Comedy: Enjoy a night out with good, clean comedy and dessert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, located at 2800 SW 320th St. Cost is $25 per couple and $15 per single. Tickets may be purchased at For more information, contact Amelia Grayson at amelia. or call 253-4687876.


School Supply Drive: South King Fire & Rescue will be collecting school supplies for Meredith Hill and Camelot Elementary Schools through Friday, Aug. 28, at Station 65, located at 4966 S. 298th St., Auburn. Back packs, binders, calculators, and pencil boxes are especially needed. For more information, email info@ or call 253-8396234. Marine Life Matters- Differently-Abled Artists Painting the Unheard Voices of Marine Life: The Highline College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center will display artwork created by artists with disabilities that highlight the damaging impact of litter and pollution in our world’s waters. Exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 29. For more information, contact Kaddee Lawrence at 206-592-3057 or email 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, lo-

County executive honors 7 Federal Way workplaces FROM STAFF REPORTS

Businesses small and large across King County are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from the landfill and saving resources. Federal Way honorees include the city of Federal Way; Cove East Apartments; Federal Way Naturopathy, Inc.; Frito Lay, Inc.; Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.; Marlene’s Market and Deli and Weyerhaeuser. The King County Solid Waste Division and (King) Executive Dow Constantine are honoring 112 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling this year, recognizing businesses and organizations that are going the extra mile to reduce waste and increase recycling. “These companies deserve special recognition for demonstrating their ingenuity and commitment in preventing waste,” said Constantine. “From composting in lunchrooms to reusing packing materials, they’re showing that sustainability can be simple and rewarding.” The “Best Workplaces” list has been celebrating waste prevention and recycling in local businesses for nine years and features a wide array of businesses in King County, including hospitality, medical services, professional services, technology, retail, finance, government, arts and entertainment and others. Companies that have made the list five years in a row are recognized with an honor roll designation. This year, 29

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cated at 2410 S. 312th St. For more information call 253-209-2422 or event.assistant@cityoffederalway. com or visit Reconciling Risk and Suspending Belief-Photo Collection: A series of thoughtprovoking photographs of the Oso landslide will be on display through Aug. 30, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. 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 Additional meetings are also held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, at Steel Lake Presbyterian, located at 1829 S. 308th St. For information call Janet Ross at 253-838-4658. 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. Study Zone: Drop-in from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays and 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 22 for free homework help from volunteer tutors at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www. or call 253-838-3668. Send Community Calendar items to

businesses joined the “Best Workplaces” list for the first time. The organizations on the list this year developed innovative ways to be eco-friendly and sustainable, including: • Alaska Airlines’ In Flight team collected 2,200 tons of recyclables in 2014, keeping 77 percent of recyclables from Alaska Airlines and 94 percent of recyclables from Horizon Airlines out of the waste stream. • The city of Tukwila expanded food composting opportunities in their facilities. • BladeGallery’s Epicurean Edge makes every effort to avoid waste by collecting packing peanuts and air pillows from their employees and reusing them for outgoing packages. King County is also honoring Woodinville-based Division 9 Flooring with the “Re-Innovator Award,” which recognizes exceptional innovative waste reduction programs. Division 9 is an industry leader for its unique carpet and carpet pad recycling program. Since 2008, it has recycled and diverted more than 900,000 pounds of carpet and pad from the landfill. Division 9 has also been an engaged stakeholder in the Northwest Carpet Recycling Project, and a sponsor, presenter and exhibitor at one of the Washington State Recycling Association’s most successful “Washington Recycles Every Day” events — In the Loop: the NW Carpet Recycling Value Chain. All businesses operating in King County outside of Seattle are eligible for the list. To qualify, businesses must meet five basic criteria, as well as 10 additional waste reduction and recycling criteria. To see the list, visit

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR T h e Pe n i n s u l a D a i l y News in Por t Angeles, Wash., a six-day morning newspaper and 24/7 online news operation serving the beautiful two-county North Olympic Peninsula, seeks a w e b - s a v v y exe c u t i ve editor with excellent writing, editing and pagination skills and proven m a n a g e m e n t ex p e r i ence. Reporting to the publisher, this is the No. 1 position in our newsroom. The executive editor provides day-today newsroom leadership, overseeing online n ew s c ove ra g e w h i l e spearheading the publication of our print newspaper and overseeing all its sections and special supplements. Particularly important on the print side are firstrate InDesign skills. T h e exe c u t i ve e d i t o r also oversees our website (avg 1.2 million page views monthly), Facebook pages and Twitter account and helps deve l o p a n d i m p l e m e n t strategies to grow the PDN’s social media, mobile and video audiences. The right candidate can identify major news and trends pertinent to our print and online readers, edit a story on deadline and help coach repor ters into tur ning their ideas into top-flight reads — and also has the ability to quickly fix a we b s i t e p r o bl e m a n d edit an occasional video or podcast. Affordable Port Angeles, gateway to Olympic National Park and Victoria, British Columbia, gets half the rainfall of Seattle yet is close enough to enjoy Seattle as well as our rain forests, great fishing and other outdoors activities and pleasant lifestyle. ?Port Angel?es just finished second in Outside magazine’s 2015 “Best Town Ever” online contest, beating out Santa Barbara, Calif., Flagstaff, Ariz., Bar Harbor, Maine, and two western cities. We a r e a m e m b e r o f Sound Publishing Inc., the largest community media organization in Washington state, and o f fe r a f u l l r a n g e o f fringe benefits. To apply, please e-mail to hr@soundpublishing. com (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) at least three relevant work samples (or a link to them); (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salar y requirements.

Multi-Media Advertising Consultant Puget Sound Region, WA Do you have a proven track record of success in sales and enjoy managing your own territory? Are you competitive and thrive in an energetic environment? Do you desire to work for a company that offers uncapped earning opportunities? Are you interested in a fast paced, creative atm o s p h e r e w h e r e yo u can use your sales expertise to provide consultative print and digital s o l u t i o n s ? I f yo u a n swered YES then you need to join the largest community news organization in Washington. The Daily Herald/La Raza is looking for a candidate who is selfmotivated, results-driven, and interested in a multi-media sales career. This position will be responsible for print and digital advertising sales to an exciting group of clients from Bellingham to Tacoma. The successful candidate will be engaging and goal oriented, with good organizational skills and will have the ability to grow and maintain strong business relationships through consultative sales and excellent customer service. Every day will be a new adventure! You can be an integral part of our top-notch sales team; helping local business partners succeed in their in print or online branding, marketing and adver tising strategies. Professional sales experience necessary; media experience is a definite asset but not mandatory. If you have these skills, and enjoy playing a pro-active part in helping your clients achieve business success, please email your resume and cover letter to: hreast@soundpub l i s h i n g . c o m AT T N : LARAZA in the subject line. We offer a competitive compensation (Base plus Commission) and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employee (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Visit our website to learn more about us!


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PAGINATOR Peninsula Daily News, a six-day morning newspaper serving the beautiful North Olympic Peninsula of Washington, has a full-time opening on its design/copy desk in Port Angeles. The successful c a n d i d a t e mu s t h ave demonstrated and creative layout/pagination skills using the Adobe Suite, copy editing experience, good grammar and syntax skills, be AP style-savvy, know current events, write accurate and catchy headlines and possess sharp InDesign skills (we have a Macintosh-based computer system). Daily newspaper experience preferred; will consider a t o p - d rawe r c a n d i d a t e from a weekly newspaper looking to move to a daily. The design/copy editor will produce pages and put together sections. The shift is daytime Sundays through T h u r s d ay s . T h e s u c cessful candidate also will post stories on the PDN’s website as well as have Facebook and Twitter responsibilities. Affordable Port Angeles, gateway to Olympic National Park and Victoria, British Columbia, gets half the rainfall of Seattle yet is close enough to enjoy Seattle as well as our rain forests, great fishing and other outdoors activities and pleasant lifestyle. Por t Angeles just finished second in a national magazine’s “Best Town Ever” contest after beating out all four other We s t e r n c i t i e s i n t h e contest. Peninsula Daily News publishes two zoned a.m. editions in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Pay commensurate with experience; full benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), paid vacation with immediate eligibility and sick pay. Finalists may be invited to a tryout; preference given to candidates from the Northwest and We s t C o a s t . P l e a s e send cover letter, resume and clips of pages (PDFs are acceptable) with at least three professional references to

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EDITOR Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for Editor of the Journal of the San Juans in the beautiful San Juan Isl a n d s o f Wa s h i n g t o n state. This is not an entry-level position. Requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years newspaper experience including writing, editing, pagination, photography, and InDesign skills. editing and monitoring social media including Twitter, FaceBook, etc.

CREATIVE ARTIST Sound Publishing, Inc and The Whidbey News Times, a twice-weekly community newspaper located in Coupeville, WA, has an immediate opening for a full-time Creative Artist. Duties include performing ad design, designing promotional materials, providing excellent internal and external customer service. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to wo r k i n a fa s t p a c e d deadline-oriented environment. Experience w i t h A d o b e C r e a t i ve Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat strongly preferred, as is newspaper or other media experience. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. We offer a great work environment, health benefits, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a few samples of your work to: Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Check out our website to find out more about us!

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) If you are interested, please email your cover letter, r e s u m e, a n d u p t o 5 samples of your work to: Please be sure to note: AT T N : E D J S J i n t h e subject line. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! REPORTER The award-winning newspaper Whidbey News-Times is seeking an energetic, detailedoriented reporter to write articles and features. Experience in photography and Adobe InDesign p r e fe r r e d . A p p l i c a n t s must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Whidbey Island, WA. This is a fulltime position, 32 hours per week that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE . No calls please. Send resume with cover letter, three or more nonreturnable clips in PDF or Text format and references to or mail to: HR/GARWNT Sound Publishing, Inc. 11323 Commando Rd W, Main Unit Everett, WA 98204 REPORTER The award-winning w e e k l y n ew s p a p e r, Bainbridge Island Review, on Bainbridge Island, WA, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. We want a skilled and passionate writer who isn’t afraid to tackle meaty news stories. Experience with photography and Adobe InDesign p r e fe r r e d . A p p l i c a n t s must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Kitsap County. This is a part-time position, up to 29 hours per week, and includes paid vacation, sick and holid ay s . E O E . N o c a l l s p l e a s e. S e n d r e s u m e with cover letter, three or more non-retur nable clips in PDF or Text format and references to or mail to: HR/GARBIR Sound Publishing, Inc. 11323 Commando Rd W, Main Unit Everett, WA 98204

EDITOR Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for Editor of the weekly publication on beautiful Va s h o n I s l a n d , T h e Vashon Island Beachcomber, in Washington State. This is not an entry-level position. Island residence is required. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in local political and cultural affairs, possesses excellent writing and verbal skills, experience editing reporters’ copy and other submitted materials and be proficient in designing and building pages with Adobe InDesign. Must represent the newspaper in the community and know the value and have experience with social media. Must lead, motivate, and mentor a small staff. We offer a competitive compensation and benef i t s p a ck a g e t h a t i n cludes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and a 401K with an employer match. If you are interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and samples of your work to: Please be sure to note: ATTN: EDVAS in the subject line. Sound Publishing is the largest community news organization in Washington State and an Equal Oppor tunity Employer. Visit our website to learn more about us! Employment Transportation/Drivers

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Police Blotter The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Men kick homeless man, steal woman’s purse: At 2:20 a.m. on July 26 at 2302 S. 320th St., a group of men assaulted a man and stole a woman’s purse at a McDonald’s parking lot. The 61-year-old woman was leaving the fast food joint when she noticed a disturbance — about five to six men kicking another man, who was lying on the ground. The woman asked the men what they were doing. With one continuing to go through the man’s pockets, they stopped. However, a man with a ski mask got up and walked to a white car that had a woman inside. He turned around and walked toward the woman and started yelling at her. After some threats and a struggle, the man stole her purse and she went back into McDonald’s. Before police arrived, the man being kicked walked away from the scene but police were able to find him. They identified him as a 23-year-old homeless man. Although he declined medical attention and to give a written statement, he believes someone stole $15 from him and, ultimately, he had a hard time remembering what happened. He later disclosed he had recently “gotten high.” When police asked him to show his pockets to see if anything was missing, he began to cry and left. The man who stole the woman’s purse is described as a Hispanic man, 5-feet 7-inches, under 30 years old with a “chunky” build. He wore a black ski mask, a red hoodie and black shorts or pants. Man busted for bus fees: At 5:34 a.m. on July 26 in the 2000 block of S. 320th St., a man was arrested for not paying $500 worth of bus fare in Seattle. The man had a warrant and was booked into SCORE jail. He had $920 on him when he was arrested. Stepfather punches teenage boy: At 12:53 a.m. on July 26 in an unknown block of S. 327th Lane, a mother called police after learning her 17-year-old son was punched by his stepfather. When police interviewed the boy, he said the two were arguing about his stepfather using his possessions without permission. The boy got in his face and then the stepfather punched him on the left side of his face. The boy’s mother said there’s a history of abuse towards her but this was

the first time the man struck her son. She also stated the man is homeless and stays with friends. It was unclear whether the two are still married or not. Sister slams brother’s head on table: At 1:34 p.m. on July 26 in the 32500 block of 17th Ave. SW, a 17-year-old girl was arrested for slamming her 14-year-old brother’s head into a table, which left the boy with a bloody nose. The two were arguing until it became physical when the brother made a comment about his sister’s diabetes. She rushed at him into the computer room, where she assaulted him. After police were called, the girl fled the scene but police found her at a park and she was taken to King County Juvenile Detention. Man steals, damages panhandler’s property: At 6:34 p.m. on July 26 in the 31200 block of Pacific Highway S., a panhandler’s jacket was stolen and his cane broken. The man left his Armystyle jacket with $6 in the pocket and his walking cane near a bush while he begged for money. As he did this, he told police a stranger took his jacket, broke his cane in half and ran away. The panhandler told police he couldn’t chase the stranger because he doesn’t walk well without his cane. After calling 911, he requested to be taken to St. Francis Hospital so he could get a new cane. Hospital staff confirmed he wasn’t injured. Bomb threats at movie theater: At 7:41 p.m. on July 26 at 1928 S. Commons, police searched the mall after someone reported a man had made bomb threats to the Century movie theater. The reporting party told police a man in his 30s, about 5-feet 8 inches tall with a brown beard, dressed in camouflage was washing his pocket knife in the men’s restroom when he made vague threats about “something bad” happening in the theater that night. He was pushing a red bicycle. Police couldn’t find the man but told mall security to call 911 if he returned. Drunk man removed from bar: At 12:03 a.m. on July 25 at 35509 21st Ave. SW, police were called to a fight at Jersey’s Sports Bar. Security asked a man to leave the bar because he was too intoxicated. But the man became belligerent and refused to leave. Security guards forcefully removed him and, as they did so, the man struck his head on a door frame. He sustained minor cuts on the left side of his neck and head but was treated on scene by South King Fire and Rescue. The man went home in a taxi. Man threatens suicide: At 12:55 a.m. on July 25 in the

2100 block of SW 352nd St., a 23-year-old man was involuntarily committed. The man’s 25-year-old girlfriend had called 911 because her boyfriend made suicidal threats and held a gun to his own head. After police arrived and he exited the apartment building with his hands above his head, he was handcuffed and taken to St. Francis Hospital. A shotgun, pistol and bow and arrows were placed into evidence for safekeeping. Graffiti artist caught under bridge: At 8:27 a.m. on July 25 in the 3600 block of SW Dash Point Road, police arrested a 25-yearold man for spray painting under a bridge. A witness called 911 because they had heard sounds of spray paint coming from under the Southwest Dash Point bridge overpass near Dumas Bay Center. Officers found the suspect, a 34-yearold man and a 28-year-old woman under the bridge. One graffiti artist had scaled about one-fourth of the length of the bridge. When asked what he liked to graffiti, he replied “political and religious” tags, specifically “Possessing Sacred Knowledge or PSK.” The other two people were released from custody. The man arrested said he had no idea it was illegal to spray paint under the bridge and that he had “been coming here for years with no problem.” However, police noted he has had several previous arrests for vandalism and graffiti. Charges were forwarded to the prosecutor. Seizing driver crashes: At 2:10 p.m. on July 25 in the 2400 block of S. Star Lake Road, a driver had a seizure and crashed into the River Stone apartment complex sign. The driver was traveling eastbound on South 272nd Street and was treated at the scene by South King Fire and Rescue before being taken to St. Francis Hospital. Children left unattended: At 3:38 p.m. on July 25 in the 32100 block of 20th Lane SW, a case was forward to Child Protective Services after a Maple Hills Apartment manager called police. An 11-year-old girl had come to the apartment management office with her 7-year-old brother and 18-month-old brother asking to use the phone. The police officer spoke to the girl, who told him she has been watching her brothers for six months while her mom works in Renton. The girl led the officer to her apartment, who discovered the door was wide open. The girl said she always locks the door when she leaves but didn’t notice it was open when they entered the apartment. She told the officer she went to the apartment office to make sure the phone was available in case of an emergency because her cell phone

is not active. The officer noted she appeared panicked by the thought of an emergency and “her face flushed and her eyes started to water” at the thought of it. But the home had food, toys and clean clothing for the children. The mother returned 45 minutes after she was called by police. Elementary school tagged with graffiti: At 7:20 a.m. on July 24 in the 2600 block of SW 327th St., a person reported someone had marked on walls, fences and utility boxes at Olympic View Elementary. The estimated cost to paint over the graffiti is about $450, according to the police report. The witness also reported graffiti outside of school grounds on poles and city speed limit signs, estimated to cost $100. However, there are no suspect leads at this time. Shoplifter threatens with knife: At 3:35 p.m. on July 24 in the 34500 block of 16th Ave. S., a man was arrested for attempting to steal several items from Walmart. When Loss Prevention confronted him, he pulled out a knife from his belt and said, “Don’t make me do it!” The suspect tried to make two “swipes” at a Loss Prevention representative but missed. He was “overcome and held until” police arrived. Police find drug paraphernalia in car: At 10:45 p.m. on July 24 in the 32500 block of Pacific Highway S., a 38-year-old man was arrested for driving with a suspended license, failure to transfer a car title within 45 days and drug paraphernalia possession. After the man was arrested for the license suspension and title transfer, the officer saw two glass pipes inside an open hard plastic pocket on the driver’s side door. The officer believes the pipes are commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. However, the suspect said the pipes did not belong to him and he was just borrowing the vehicle. Police find bag of drugs, pipe in shoe: At 4:18 a.m. on July 23 in the 33800 block of First Way S., a man was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant but after police searched him, they found a small baggy of tin foil. The man admitted it was for methamphetamine. After he was sent to jail, he told police that he had a meth pipe in his shoe. Foster son pushes woman, makes threats: At 9:25 a.m. on July 23 in the 1100 block of S. 376th St., a 14-year-old boy was arrested for pushing his foster mother and threatening to hit her with a bowling ball. The boy’s foster mother said it all started when the boy woke up early and

State shutters daycare after toddler found wandering streets BY TERRENCE HILL

The state shut down a Federal Way daycare on Friday after neighbors found an abandoned toddler wandering the streets on July 22. Police responded at 6 p.m. to a report of a toddler found crying and roaming the neighborhood. A neighbor, who found the toddler an hour prior to police arrival, recognized

the boy from the nearby Kinder-Start daycare located at 2652 SW 332nd St., according to the police report. Ten minutes after the boy was found, a childcare provider from Kinder-Start arrived to pick up the child in a van with “Kinder” written on the side. The child and the childcare provider left before police arrived on the scene. While the neighbor released the child to the childcare provider, they

told police they wanted the parents of the child informed about what happened. Police attempted to contact the childcare provider at Kinder-Start multiple times between July 22 and 23, but were unable able to get in contact with them. The van was not seen at the residence on either day when police attempted to contact the childcare provider.



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was arrested for kicking his mother in the back of the head and calling her rude names in the parking lot of City Hall. The boy’s dad flagged down an officer in the parking lot to tell them about the assault. When the officer approached the family’s car, the boy was talking to his mom in a disrespectful manner and said he hadn’t kicked her, only that he was “tapping the b*** on the shoulder to wake up.” But the mother said she had pain from the assault and the boy was arrested. He was shocked he was arrested and tried several times to explain he was just “tapping the b***.” After police placed him in the patrol car, he complained it was too hot and they opened the dividing glass between the front and the back so air conditioning could reach him. However, after a few minutes of interviewing his parents, they noticed he was trying to escape. He made it through to the front and tried to run but fell and was detained on the ground. Now facing potential charges for trying to escape, a lieutenant decided to walk him to the police station. As they were walking through the main entrance, he slumped to the ground and started to kick and pull away. He stated he wasn’t going to jail for “tapping the b***” and started to cry. Police tried to get AMR to transport him to juvenile detention but they refused after he had calmed down. They put him in a patrol vehicle to take him but he continued to kick and bang his head inside the car. As a result, the police report states he sustained bruises and abrasions on his head. When they arrived at juvenile detention, staff said they were familiar with the boy. Boys admit to smiley face graffiti: At 5:56 p.m. on July 22 in the 29600 block of 18th Ave. S., two boys admitted to painting a smiley face on the curb at the back side of a dumpster. They told police they were spray painting wood for a project and sprayed the curb in the process. Police explained that it was against the law and considered malicious mischief to graffiti. They responded that they would never do it again.

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wanted to do laundry. After telling him to wait until everyone else got up, he got upset and started to smash packages of laundry detergent into the carpet around the house. He ripped the motion detector out of her alarm system out of the wall and also threw a glass into the yard, breaking it. His foster mother told him to eat breakfast and take his mental health medications – four different types, twice a day. But he refused to eat. Eventually, he took his medication. Later on, they left the house and were on their way to Seattle for a mental health appointment but he demanded to play his Nintendo DS. She told him they agreed to wait until later in the day but he got upset and she had to pull over on the side of the road. They agreed she would take him home to complete his laundry and if he was able to finish his laundry, he could play his Nintendo on the way to the appointment. But after they were home and he was doing his laundry, he became upset again. He was frustrated the dryer would not dry his clothes and he began to continuously slam the dryer door. His foster mother tried to stop him from damaging the appliance but he pushed her. He then went outside and kicked a jug of windshield wiper fluid under a vehicle parked in their driveway. He picked up a cloth bag containing a bowling ball and told his foster mother he was going to hit her with it. It was at this time the mother got in the car and moved it as she called 911. He had been swinging it around and she was afraid he would damage the vehicle. While inside her car, she saw the boy act as though he was drinking the windshield wiper fluid but believes he was faking it. After police arrived, they requested the boy be involuntarily committed, but the foster mother said he had already been committed three times and it hadn’t helped. She decided to press charges. The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center and will be switching foster families. Boy kicks mom in head: At 2:21 p.m. on July 23 at 33325 Eighth Ave. S., a 14-year-old boy

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SeaTac man charged in Wild Waves child molestations BY RAECHEL DAWSON


SeaTac man was recently charged with two counts of child molestation after groping two girls at Wild Waves. Bail was set for $100,000 for MD R. Islam, 37, who was arrested after two girls at Wild Waves accused him

of touching and grabbing their breasts on July 18. An 11-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl reported the fondling at 5 p.m. that day to Wild Waves security. After police arrived, the younger girl told police she allegedly saw Islam swimming underwater in front of her — the water was up to her neck — when he

grabbed her breast over her bathing suit. “I have never seen this man before,” the victim told the officer, according to the charging documents. “I felt very alarmed in how he grabbed me.” The 15-year-old told police she was with her boyfriend at Wild Waves, having a good time, when

she felt someone squeeze her breast. “I knew it wasn’t an accident because his hand went under my bathing suit and he grabbed it for a few minutes [sic] and I saw that he was doing it to other young girls as well,” the victim stated. “I felt very violated and I felt very uncomfortable around him.”

Both assaults allegedly occurred in the wave pool. Once Islam was arrested, the police report states his family members walked up to police and asked about his arrest. They told the officers Islam’s native language was Bengali and an officer called on an interpreter. However, the suspect did not understand the transla-

tor when he read him his Miranda Rights. After at least three tries, the officers went forward with the arrest and took him to SCORE jail. Islam was released from jail on July 20 but returned to court on July 22, when he was charged with one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of thirddegree child molestation. Islam was ordered not to have contact with the victims or any minors except in the presence of an adult.

Police searching for car thief who drove through DUI rollover accident BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Federal Way police are searching for a man who drove a stolen car through the scene of a DUI-related rollover crash on Monday. At 11:07 p.m. on Sunday, police officers saw a 22-year-old man driving a Chevy Trailblazer recklessly on Pacific Highway South. Going southbound, the man was

speeding, tailgating and quickly changing lanes multiple times, according to Cathy Schrock, a spokeswoman for the Federal Way Police Department. “Due to the manner in which the driver was driving, it was believed the driver was driving under the influence,” Schrock wrote in an email. “Upon attemps to stop the vehicle, using both emergency lights and sirens on a fully marked police vehicle, the suspect began to elude.”

The man passed two vehicles in no passing zones and sped away until he lost control in a sharp right curve on South Dash Point Road. His car crashed into a guardrail and came to a rest upside down. But while police were at the crash site, another man drove through at about 1:15 a.m. on Monday. Officers ordered the man to turn off the car and provide identification, but he refused and quickly drove through the accident scene.

Officers took the license plate number down and learned the stolen silver Ford Taurus he was driving belonged to a woman in Marysville. A search for the stolen vehicle ensued with the help of Des Moines and Kent police departments, however, they could not find the suspect. The man who stole the vehicle is described as an African-American man between 20-30 years old.

Driver crashes into power pole, seriously injured during police pursuit Thousands of residents lost power on July 23 when a wanted felon fled from Des Moines police, crashed his vehicle into a power pole in Federal Way and then seriously injured himself after jumping out of a third-story apartment window. The pursuit began at approximately 9:43 p.m., when Valley Communication notified police that a 34-year-old Des Moines man, who has an outstanding Department of

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dog owner and parent, am so very tired of hearing about these inhumane actions. If there are any consequences at all they are far too lean in favor of the culprit/s. If it is not up to us, the general public, to do something meaningful about these terrible acts then who will ever do something to help stop these acts of foolishness and total lack of consideration? These people deserve no quarter and should be recipients of heavy fines and jail time – even the first offense! This lack of consideration for others and animals is no small matter and has been and will continue to

Corrections felony warrant, fled from Des Moines police after officers attempted to stop him. The man fled in his vehicle south from Des Moines and dispatch notified Federal Way police. A Federal Way officer observed a vehicle and subject matching the description at approximately 9:47 p.m. southbound on 18th Avenue South in Federal Way. The subject drove normally until reaching 18th Avenue South and Pacific Highway South, when he

be fatal in consequence. Let us demand that our state legislators adopt laws and fines commensurate with these terrible crimes. Write your state representatives and ask that they strengthen the existing laws and/or create new laws as needed to protect our pets and children.

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glass breakage on the east side of one of the units and went to investigate. Police discovered that the man leaped from a third-story apartment window and seriously injured himself. Officers provided aid until medics arrived on scene and took over. King County Medic One responded and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Federal Way Criminal Investigations Section at 253-835-6780.

thrown around for where programs can be housed including the top floor of the district building to housing the programs on existing campuses. 3. As far as I know, the FWPA and TAF kids don’t require any special equipment or facility that would incur additional costs. 4. My understanding is that the biggest budget line item in our schools is personnel costs. If you look at Student/Teacher Ratio, FWPA and TAF are on the less expensive side of middle schools in terms of staffing costs. These choice programs do not require higher staff costs. Among junior high schools in the FWPS, Student-to-teacher ratios range from 14 to 18. The aforesaid schools are both 17. With that said, shuffling boundaries and kids into different programs would take a lot of effort. Perhaps, Mr. Federal Way may be arguing that there are higher priorities in our school district than allowing families to choose their first choice pro-

gram for their children… like graduation rates or increasing percentage of students meeting standards. These are definitely high priorities. However, if we only prioritize students that are struggling, those families looking for a better education will migrate out of the district, leaving us with less families willing to invest their time and money into our school district. Mr. Federal Way suggests that we put effort into improving the public schools that are already established and open our pocketbooks. I agree. I believe every person that showed up to the school board meeting to advocate this issue is involved with their local schools – in the PTSA, in various activity clubs, coaching sports, at their fundraisers, etc. Mr. Federal Way is correct in that these are the ways to improve schools. We just need to attract more people who are willing and able. The way to attract them is by making room for them in our best choice programs.

Don Hyun, Federal Way

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Federal Way Service Club Network feeds the hungry FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Federal Way Service Club Network recently stepped up to the plate to answer the Multi-Service Center’s call for the Summer Meals Drive. The Service Club Network includes General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Soroptimist International, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, AAUW, VFW, Job’s Daughters, Fusion, Masonic Lodge and Reach Out shelters. The first of three donations was made on June 10, following the club’s monthly meeting. Members brought a large assortment of food items plus lunch bags and

napkins, totaling approximately 75 pounds. Summer means less access to food for many children in the community. Families who receive free and reduced meals at school struggle to find a way to replace those meals during school vacation months. It is also a time where food bank resources are low. The Federal Way Service Club Network’s July donation was delivered on July 8, and the Aug. 12 donation will conclude the summer meal donations. This is the second time that the Federal Way Service Club Network has provided supplies and kid-friendly

food for the summer months. Here are some of the suggested meal donations

being accepted if you would like to contribute to the food drive: fruit cups, snack crackers, 100 percent juice boxes, graham crackers, bags of nuts (peanuts, almonds) granola bars and jars of peanut butter, jelly, jam and mayonnaise. They may be dropped off at the City hall lobby, or at the Multi-Service Center.

Members of the Federal Way Service Club Network donated food for Multi-Service Center’s Summer Meals Drive. Courtesy of Linda Butcher

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Federal Way Mirror, July 31, 2015  

July 31, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Mirror, July 31, 2015  

July 31, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror