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GOVERNMENT | Supreme Court lays hefty fine on Legislature [6]

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OPINION | Cornfield: Public schools bear burden of underfunding [4] Roegner: Mayor makes strides in transparency[4] POLICE | Toddler found wandering alone for eighth time this year [10] STUDENT PROFILE | Decatur student excels at Cowboy Action Shooting [13]

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Democrats file complaint against Teri Hickel

School district to collect $9.6 million more next two years



ending a vote from the Federal Way Public Schools board of education next Tuesday to approve an adjusted budget, the school district will start collecting $9.6 million more in property taxes throughout the


The Washington State Democrats recently announced that they filed a complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission against Republican state representative candidate Teri Hickel for using a photo of her with Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell in her political advertising. The photo depicts Hickel accepting the Key to the City from Ferrell, a gesture the mayor made in March to recognize Hickel for her part in the local organization Advancing Leadership. But because Ferrell has endorsed her opponent Rep. Carol Gregory, a Democrat who was appointed to the 30th Legislative District’s Position 2 after late Rep. Roger Freeman passed away, Democrats are alleging the advertising is intentionally misleading. “This is the kind of deceptive politics that should not be any part of this race,” said Gregory’s campaign manager Hope Bixby in a news release. “Using photos of people in your campaign literature that are endorsing your opponent is just plain wrong and is a disservice to voters.” The Mirror reached out to Gregory for com[ more POLITICS page 3 ]

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next two school years. But these taxes aren’t new — voters approved a $53 million Educational Programs and Operations levy in 2014. “One of the things I would stress is we’re not increasing taxes, we’re merely collecting the full authorized amount,” Superintendent Tammy Campbell said. “We haven’t collected

that in the past so I think that’s really important. Although [citizens will be] paying more, it’s an amount they authorized, we just didn’t collect it in previous years but this COLA is requiring that.” The funds will go toward paying a gap in the 3 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) [ more BUDGET page 3]

Community outraged over rehab center’s location BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Community flocks to Desna Cup Thousands crowded into Saghalie Park on Saturday for the Desna Cup and Cultural Festival. Volleyball and soccer fans were treated to some intense competition. Music on stage, food and a kids zone made for a family friendly atmosphere. Councilwoman Susan Honda welcomed the eighth annual Desna Cup to Federal Way, praising how the organizers have grown this event year after year bringing many out-of-state visitors to Federal Way. This year, the event spanned three days and presented a car show and auction by the Soviet Car Museum. A lego competition also took place on Sunday. The goal of the Desna Cup is to help build a better city. Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda

About 250 parents and community members packed the Woodmont K-8 gym Tuesday night to tell Valley Cities and government officials they don’t want the Woodmont Recovery Center near their children’s school. “I know there is a need for this kind of facility, it just does not need to be next to a grade school, not around children,” said Theresa Griswold, a Federal Way resident and mother of two, who both attend Woodmont, a Federal Way Public Schools facility in Des Moines. “There has to be a better solution than putting it literally within feet of children. Someone has to speak for the kids.” About 20-25 percent of Woodmont’s students live in Federal Way due to school boundaries. The evaluation and treatment center will serve the mentally ill and those addicted to drugs or alcohol through inpatient psychiatric treatment. It is scheduled to break ground in Des Moines this fall with completion in late spring 2016. And it’s less than 1,000 feet from the school, located at South 272nd Street and Pacific Highway South. Although five buildings are planned for the entire 8-acre campus, including a methadone dispensary, Ken Taylor, the chief executive officer of Valley Cities, said they only have funds for the evaluation and treatment center, which will house 16 involuntary beds and eight voluntary beds. But Auburn mental health workers Melissa Lathum and Tara Brinson said working with the mentally ill and drug-addicted is dangerous. “There is a need for treatment centers, we have a huge problem with drug addiction, there’s no doubt about it,” Lanthum said. “Putting children next door to addicts is insanity.” Lanthum said she has to carry a whistle wherever she goes and is always aware of whether [ more WOODMONT page 15]

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South King Fire and Rescue firefighters and special guests greet Mayor Jim Ferrell during a 9/11 memorial event in 2014. The fire district will host a memorial again this year at Station 64, which is home to the 9/11 Memorial Park. File photo


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32627 Pacific Highway So. did that,” Campbell said. dent Sally McLean said ly, that’s still where we’re [ BUDGET from page 1] raise and to the pension fund Washington state legislators wrote into the state budget this summer. While the state is paying the raise, there is a $4.8 million annual gap that the Federal Way school district will need to fund and are able to do so for the next two years by collecting the full legal limit of the current levy, which expires in 2018. In the last three years, the district collected about $9 million less of their voter authorized amount. This resulted in a $5 million savings for 2015. “We were just being as prudent as we could and if there were opportunities to save voters money, we

“We’re not in a position to do that anymore.” The good news? Teachers, principals and staff haven’t received a cost of living raise since 2008. The bad news? Because the Washington state Legislature has failed to create an adequate plan to fund K-12 education required by the McCleary decision, they’re being fined $100,000 a day because of it, Campbell said. While state education received additional funding for specific uses from the state budget, districts are still forced to use local levies, a model of funding Campbell says isn’t sustainable. Assistant Superinten-

since Initiative 732 passed in 2001, a law that gave the cost of living adjustment for K-12 employees, former superintendent Tom Murphy and the school board decided the Educational Programs and Operations levy would need to increase over time. This is because the state, on average, funds about 70 percent of the Federal Way school district’s salaries while local levies pick up the other 30 percent. “So, with the McCleary decision, one of the components of the McCleary decision is the fact that it’s unconstitutional to cost shift this impact, the basic education impact, to the local levy but unfortunate-

at,” McLean said. “When you think about it from the legislator’s perspective, paying people is the biggest part of the K-12 budget, so finding a way to make the state solely responsible for that has been a challenge for them.” The district will collect a property tax increase of $70 per year, or about $5.80 a month for every $100,000 a property is valued at. For a home of average value in Federal Way, about $236,000, the cost will be $168 a year or about $14 a month for homeowners. “We fully expect the whole levy mechanism for school districts will change

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if the statement: Directly their response on Aug. 14. or indirectly implies a canThe response points didate has the support or out that Hickel received endorsement of any person the Key to the City prior or organization when the to becoming a candidate candidate does not.” and receiving the key “is “We used a picture that a critical biography point was ran in your paper,” said in the Hickel campaign, Keith Schipper, Hickel’s it highlights her years of campaign manservice to the “I think it’s politics. community” ager in a phone interview. “It’s not I clearly spent my and “nowhere like we took the does the literaentire career here picture, it’s a public as an independent ture piece imply photo. It’s not like leader making the endorsement, we’ve been trying city a better place rather it states to get Mayor Jim ‘Received the and I received the Ferrell’s endorseKey to the City Key to th eCity by ment.” for outstanding the mayor and I’m Ferrell, a Demo- really proud of volunteer and crat, declined to leadership.’” that.” comment on the The comTeri Hickel matter. plaint also Schipper said the alleges Hickel’s complaint is “frivoadvertising lous” and from a fledgling has made false statements campaign. when they claim Gregory Public Disclosure Comis “heavily supported by a mission spokeswoman California billionaire who Lori Anderson confirmed has an extreme agenda for commission staff received Washington state.” the complaint in July, and “The claim is a complete will review it, but will not fabrication and a false determine whether or not statement of material fact to launch an investigation defaming Representative to the claims until after Gregory,” the complaint they’ve reviewed Hickel’s states. “No evidence campaign’s response. of these statements is Schipper said they sent provided and nowhere in

Representatives Gregory’s contribution history does this alleged support exist.” But Schipper said that statement is linked to Tom Steyer, who has been “funding Democrats’ campaigns for the last two years now.” According to Hickel’s campaign’s response, Steyer funds the Next Gen PAC (Political Action Committee), which gave $200,000 to the Harry Truman Fund last fall and has been the largest contributor to the fund in the last 18 months. Because the Truman Fund contributed $175,000 to the New Direction PAC in July, and the New Direction PAC has supported Gregory to the tune of $105,720, the Republicans claim there’s no reason to believe the “carry forward funds were not co-mingled with funds from Next Gen.” “The carry forward money cannot be segregated out for 2015 expenditures,” the response states. “Therefore, some of Tom Steyer’s Next Gen PAC funds were used supporting Carol Gregory via New Direction PAC.”

ment but has yet to receive a reply. “I think it’s politics,” said Hickel when asked what she thinks about the allegations. “I clearly spent my entire career here as an independent leader making the city a better place and I received the Key to the City by the mayor and I’m really proud of that.” Hickel has used the photo in a doorbell flyer, on a TV video advertisement and on her social media. “This is about the voters, the voters deserve to know who is supporting whom and that’s why the Public Disclosure Commission is reviewing the complaint,” said Jamal Raad with the Washington State Democrats. The House Democrat Campaign Committee’s complaint alleges Hickel’s campaign directly violates the Public Disclosure Commission’s political advertising rules, which state in part: “It is illegal to sponsor a political ad with actual malice that contains a statement constituting libel or defamation per se

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August 21, 2015 [3] as the Legislature struggles to comply with McCleary,” McLean said when asked what would happen after the next two years of levy collection. “We don’t know exactly what that will look like, there are lots of different proposals.” After the current levy expires in 2018, the school district’s legal limit for collection will drop substantially, per state law, McLean said. McLean’s early guesstimate is that the district’s legal limit will drop to $38 million at that time. “We’re not really expecting that to happen, but we never actually know our legal authority until September of any given school year so we make educated

assumptions about what that legal authority will be,” McLean said. Although the district didn’t collect the full levy limit last year, spokeswoman Ann Cook said teachers did receive a 2.25 percent mid-point market adjustment, step increases and increases associated with the amount of education a teacher had. The district had a budget forum to explain the budget impact to some community members at the end of July and will hold a public hearing at the next school board meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at City Hall, where the board will aslo vote to adopt the budget as well.

A photo of Teri Hickel’s campaign flyer that uses a photo of Mayor Jim Ferrell presenting Hickel the Key to the City. Courtesy of the Washington State Democrats

Anderson said if commission staff decides to investigate the complaint against Hickel — a decision they will make sometime in the next couple of weeks — they will go into “fact finding mode.” “If there is evidence provided with the complaint, they’ll make sure it’s good evidence and staff will then decide whether to file charges,” Anderson said.

If charges are filed, the commission will hold a hearing where the staff and the respondent will present their cases. If the Public Disclosure Commission accepts there was a violation, they will impose a penalty in the form of a fine. Anderson said, while uncommon, the commission’s penalty authority goes up to fining $10,000.

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Although it created more humor value than substantive change, the city was told that if they changed the name of the Performing Arts and Conference Center to Performing Arts and Events Center it would increase their chance for funding. It looks like we can change it back, as the city has again come up short on receiving the much talked about tax credits. Although at this point we may want to keep our name options open. This time, apparently the city didn’t know about a requirement for 80 percent of the money to be spent on the 10 most needy states. And Washington isn’t one of them. They also didn’t know that the money favored rural areas. Federal Way isn’t one of those either. But beyond the bad news being wrapped in spin control and laden with a dollop of chocolate topping and a dash of sprinkles,

there was some noticeable improvement in how Mayor Jim Ferrell’s administration handled the situation. It was far more open. It isn’t always the words you use but the tone you set with those words. Since the beginning, the events center supporters have branded the project as “no cost to Federal Way taxpayers” because it will be paid for with other people’s money. Supporters said they would obtain state, local and national grants, loans, legislative funding, sell naming rights and do local fundraising. The message, intended or not, was “it won’t cost you anything.” They always emphasized “no new taxes.” But using Federal Way taxpayers’ money as part of the loans has always been part of the plan. The only question has been, “how much?” The answer will be somewhere between $3-9 million.


capital bond for essential repairs, upgrades and apparatus replacement. The bond failed by a very close margin. One of the reasons for the dollar amount was because running several smaller bond proposals would cost the taxpayers more. Letters and comments have said the district needs to pare down the list and run a smaller bond proposal. After much discussion, the district proposed a $39 million bond. Now the district is being criticized for doing exactly what people have demanded was the prudent thing to do. All of the items are essential, the district went back and prioritized the list to come up with the smaller bond proposal. It is clear to me that no matter what the district does, it will be criticized.

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Hope new fire commissioner will put safety first I respect Commissioner Mark Freitas and his years of service to the citizens of our fire district. In my time as president of the union (2008-2014) that represents the men and women firefighters of South King Fire and Rescue, I have had many discussions with Freitas regarding issues within the district. While I feel that Freitas is genuine in his comments about the firefighters and services they provided, I don’t feel he’s being genuine in his comments regarding the equipment. As a fire commissioner, not

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Public schools are not just underfunded by the state as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear. Most of them are also failing, according to the federal government. Parents of elementary and secondary students across the state are receiving letters this month explaining why their child attends a school deemed failing by the U.S. Department of Education. These letters offer parents a chance to transfer their child to a non-failing school in their district, if one exists, and to obtain tutoring if their family qualifies. Roughly 90 percent of the state’s 2,300 schools must send out these letters. It’s punishment for not complying with a provision in the federal No Child Left Behind Act requiring every student meet state standards in math, reading and English language. This was all kind of a big deal a year ago and has not made as much a stir this summer. Remember Washington began 2014 with a waiver from the federal education law’s stringent rules. It then lost it. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had warned he would revoke the waiver unless state law was changed to require the use of student test scores in evaluating teachers. That set off a fierce fight involving lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. Most Democrats and a few Republican lawmakers opposed the change. So, too, did the Washington Education Association, the powerful statewide teacher’s union. Inslee and Dorn met with Duncan in Washington, D.C. to gauge his resolve. They returned with determination to preserve the waiver, crafting what they hoped to be a compromise bill. It never earned a vote. After Duncan kept his word and yanked the



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only is he well aware of the equipment issues our fire department faces (with our marine unit and aging fleet of fire engines and aid cars), it contradicts his understanding/position in our past discussions. Fact: We have fire stations that are in need of repairs. For obvious safety reasons, many of our fire stations need to be brought up to current standards to resist probable earthquakes. Fact: We have an aging fleet. Aging to the point where it’s common to swap into multiple reserve apparatus while the “first out” apparatus is being serviced. As an example, while I was on an incident in Federal Way, our fire engine died. The crew that was on scene waited for another crew to pick up a reserve engine and respond to the scene.

The crew swapped gear and equipment into the reserve apparatus and it became our “first out” engine. Unfortunately, we experienced a problem with the pump (required to apply water) so for obvious safety reasons, the crew swapped into another reserve engine. This is only one example and is not uncommon. While our three mechanics do a great job trying to keep up with the demand, our fleet is only getting older. Our call volume is increasing each year due to our increasing population, which will only speed up the aging of our fleet. As many have seen, there has been tension amongst the fire commissioners for quite some time. Although it’s easier to point the finger than to take a look in the mirror, all commissioners

have some responsibility in the relationship they have as a board. For the sake of our citizens and the men and women sworn to protect them, I’m hoping that our newly elected fire commissioner comes in with an open mind and willingness to put the citizens’ and firefighters’ safety above his own personal interests. If you wish to meet with your firefighters, please take the time to visit our website at and reach out to us.

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Fire district will be criticized regardless So let me see if I got this right. The fire district proposed a $53.7 million

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Q&A with Mr. FW: Silent mayor, building going out with a bang Q

: Mr. Federal Way, why was the mayor silent over the issue of the state Democrats filing a Public Disclosure Complaint against legislative candidate Teri Hickel? I understand the mayor used to be a Republican but isn’t he now a Democrat? A: Mayor Jim Ferrell is usually front and center for photo opportunities with the media and typically doesn’t turn down the opportunity to speak, so it does seem strange that the mayor declined to comment to Mirror staff regarding this issue. Mr. Federal Way’s guess is he didn’t want to get caught up in politics. Too late. The mayor himself swung the political pendulum when he first decided to give the Key to the City to Hickel in March. Mr. Federal Way does not argue that Hickel is deserving of this recognition (although Mr. Federal Way still believes the mayor should consider this columnist for a key too). But the timing of the recognition is the issue. Ferrell awarded the key to former Advancing Leadership executive director Hickel during the City Council’s March 3 meeting. Exactly two weeks later, Hickel

filed with the Public Disclosure Commission as a Republican for the 30th Legislative District, Position 2 seat. You can’t tell Mr. Federal Way that Ferrell did not know or at least hear from his political circle that Hickel was considering running for the position two weeks prior to her announcement. Mr. Federal Way thinks that the mayor is pretty politically savvy insofar as he keeps a pulse on who’s running for what. Ferrell seems like a mayor who wants to appeal to the masses, both Democrats and Republicans. But his kind deed toward Hickel was also a gesture toward the Republicans. Perhaps Ferrell redeemed himself when he endorsed incumbent Democratic Rep. Carol Gregory. But in light of his silence over the complaint, it seems our mayor may have upset the Democrats again. Here’s what Mr. Federal Way’s statement would have been if he were mayor: “Teri Hickel is deserving of the Key to the City based on her long-time contributions to the Federal Way community. Mr. Federal Way recognized her for love for the community — plain and simple. But for this 30th District race, Mr. Federal Way endorses Carol Gregory, a proven leader who cares

about education.” Mr. Federal Way is unsure who the mayor consults for advice on how to answer such matters, but the mayor is certainly welcome to contact Mr. Federal Way for political advice in the future. This columnist has been known to dole out some sound guidance. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I know you’ve opined about this before, but what’s the deal with the burned building that used to house Wilson Trophy? Didn’t the city recently hold a hearing to have the eyesore removed once and for all and what was the outcome of that? A: Mr. Federal Way doesn’t think this is an edge-of-your seat issue. But given the amount of questions Mr. Federal Way has received about this building lately, Mr. Federal Way has asked Mrs. Federal Way to get the butter ready for the popcorn as we wait for the big demolition show. The good news is there is an end in sight — for real this time. In a nutshell because Mr. Federal Way is tired of summarizing this issue again, the building along Pacific Highway South burned down last October due to an illegal marijuana grow operation. The owner of the building appealed the city’s decision to have the building removed and a Hearing Examiner set an appeal hearing for August. The owner then asked for a one week extension and finally on Thursday, the owner

and his attorney entered into an agreed order with the city with performance conditions, according to an email the Mirror’s editor sent Mr. Federal Way from Community Development Director Michael Morales. And the owner can no longer stall this process as he waived all appeal rights as part of the agreement. Morales said the demolition permit was issued Thursday morning and the owner has until October to complete all demolition and cleanup of the property. If he doesn’t complete it by then, the city can move in immediately to demolish it. So get your lawn chairs and popcorn ready, ladies and gentlemen, because the projected start date of the building’s demolition is Sept. 15, although the contractor is trying to get an earlier start on it. Mr. Federal Way invites you to join him alongside Pacific Highway South to finally watch contractors remove the rest of this blight that has given our fair city a bad reputation for nearly a year. Residents and commuters will soon see a clean entrance to Federal Way and we have Morales and the city’s new proactive stance on code enforcement to thank. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I heard you are up for some prestigious award. Really? A: None of your business.

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Preventing gang activity and giving youth the future they deserve Criminal street gangs are a serious burden in central and the difficult work of intervention need reliable funding to many as 85 youth a month to steer them towards positive South King County — including Federal Way. maintain a sustained effort to combat the growth in gang social experiences and away from gangs. In South King Gang violence is not a new phenomenon and needs to activity. Grant applications for these services have soared County, they serve children as young as 12 and up to 18 be addressed. The most fertile ground for the across the state, exceeding the amount of available years old, three-quarters of which already have gang affiliaspread of gangs is the hearts and minds of our funding and leaving some communities without any tion. Over half are failing one or more classes at school and youth. At a young age, our most vulnerable chilmeaningful support. have prior involvement in the juvenile justice system. Alive dren are making decisions that could lead them There are more than 12,000 documented gang and Free boasts a 92 percent graduation rate among the to a lifetime of violence and criminal behavior. members in King County alone with ongoing gang young people they have served. Those are the kind of results In order to address the problem, we must look to activity in Yakima, Tacoma/Pierce County, Spokane, we need. prevention and early interventions. Snohomish County and southwest Washington. The Once a child is absorbed into gang culture there is a huge Gangs recruit using the need for belonging continuing investments we make this year social cost that extends well beyond that individual: Eric Pettigrew and guidance, thriving on a lack of social strucare targeted to cut off the supply of young lost instructional time, medical care and incarcerature and support in children’s lives. They give people being drawn into the gangs through tion costs add up quickly. A dollar spent keeping young men and women a sense of identity and a feeling of proven intervention and outreach. Research by the a child out of a gang is many dollars gained in power, however false it may be. Research shows the most Washington Institute for Public Policy shows that reduced crime, healthier families and more sucvulnerable children are from communities of color, in high “youth who spend their free time in pro-social and cessful students. More important than cost savings poverty areas and surrounded by violence or substance constructive activities are at lesser risk of violence.” is the immeasurable benefit that both society and abuse. The symptoms of gang activity are crime, but the The model for success in these efforts is the the individual receives from ending violence and Joe Fain illness is social and must be cured as a community. Alive and Free program operated by the YMCA strengthening families. A diverse coalition of state, city, law enforcement and lo- of Greater Seattle. Based on a successful program The end of gangs begins with the rescue and cal leaders came together around a plan of action to make transported from Los Angeles by Seahawks coach protection of vulnerable youth. By focusing on prevention and early intervention a priority in this year’s Pete Carroll, Alive and Free pursues the hearts and minds curing the illness of gang activity we have a chance to stop budget. With their support and guidance, we secured $1 of youth and empowers them to take control of their inits spread and give youth the hope and future they deserve. million for gang intervention targeted at vulnerable youth, dividual destinies. By employing street outreach workers, And that is worth every penny. garnering the backing needed in the House and Senate to many of whom have escaped from gangs themselves, the make it a reality. program meets youth where they are at and builds a posiRep. Eric Pettigrew represents Seattle and serves as the This investment builds on work that started in 2012 tive social structure for them to find their way to success. House Democratic Caucus Chair. Sen. Joe Fain represents to provide gang intervention grant funding to organizaWith the support of South King County police agencies, South King County and serves on the board for Auburn tions with a successful and proven record of striking at including Kent and Renton, and a $200,000 investment Youth Resources. the roots of gang activity. Street outreach workers who do from the state, Alive and Free has been working with as

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waiver, 1,916 schools sent out the so-called failing school letters. Only 260 schools didn’t because their students met the standards. The letters are attracting less attention this year. That’s partly due to the commotion caused by the Supreme Court’s $100,000-a-day fine against the state for lawmakers not turning in a plan to ensure ample funding for schools by a 2018 deadline. Another reason is that lawmakers, the governor and state schools chief did not battle as long or as loudly on getting the waiver back in the long legislative session.

Sen. Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, did push a bill to revise the teacher evaluation system. It never gained traction as complying with McCleary grabbed his colleagues focus. Then interest waned as a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law drafted by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., made its way through the Senate. As written it would do away with waivers — and the letters would stop — if it reaches the president’s desk. Still, sending out the letters really torques Dorn. On Monday, when he released results of Smarter Balanced Assessments, he declared that while there continues to be gaps in achievement among ethnic groups at each

grade level, overall “learning actually went up. The rigor actually went up.” Those letters express a different message and one that can cause unnecessary confusion and worry for parents, he said. But like underfunding, they’re a burden borne by public schools until those making the laws figure things out.

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Supreme Court lays hefty fine on Legislature BY DENNIS BOX


he Washington state Supreme Court let the hammer fall Aug. 13 in the McCleary education case ordering the state to pay $100,000 a day and calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to call the Legislature into special session to resolve the issue. The order stated the “remedial penalty” of $100,000 per day begins Aug. 13, until the Legislature “adopts a complete plan for complying with article IX, section 1 by the 2018 school year.” The Article IX preamble

in the Washington Constitution states, “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste or sex.” The Court ruling stated the fine is to be placed into a “segregated account for the benefit of basic education.” The Supreme Court found the state in contempt in Sept. 11, 2014, but held back sanctions until the completion of the 2015 Legislative session.

“After the close of that session and following multiple special sessions, the state still has offered no plan for achieving full constitutional compliance by the deadline the Legislature itself adopted,” the Aug. 13 Court order stated. The Court ruled because the state has not complied with the 2012 McCleary ruling to fulfill its Constitutional obligation to fund education, “this court must take immediate action to enforce its orders.”


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in 2007 when Network for Excellence in Washington Schools filed a suit in King County Superior Court on behalf of the McCleary family. In 2010 Superior Court Judge John Erlick ruled in a declaratory judgment the state was not meeting its constitution duty as state in Article IX, Section 1. The ruling was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, putting in motion the wrestling match between the Legislature, governor and judicial branch. The Supreme Court stated it would defer to the legislative body to find a funding solution, but the Court “retained jurisdiction” over the process. The judges asked for periodic reports from the Legislature and governor. According to the Court’s Aug. 13 order, each year the state fell short of fulfilling the McCleary ruling. In January 2014, the Court order stated, “Reiterating that the state had to show through immediate and

concrete action that it was achieving real and measurable progress, not simply making promises, the court in its order directed the state to submit by April 30, 2014, ‘a complete plan for fully implementing its program of basic education for each school year between now and the 2017-18 school year….’ “In September 2014 the Court held the state in contempt for failure to comply, but withheld sanctions until after the 2015 session.


After three special sessions, the Legislature completed the operating and transportation budget. The Court noted the Olympia lawmakers made, “significant progress in some key areas, for which the Legislature is to be commended. The budget appears to provide full funding for transportation, and the superintendent of public instruction agrees. Further, it meets the per-student expenditure goals…. The budget also makes progress in establishing voluntary all-day kindergarten, appropriat-

Salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork expands FROM STAFF REPORTS

The salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly. The case count has continued to grow as state health officials work with Public Health — Seattle & King County along with other local, state and federal partners on the disease investigation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent its team of “disease detectives” to the state to help. Investigators are interviewing the most recent cases and comparing information to early cases, which were first reported in the spring. Disease investigators are searching for possible contamination and exposure sources from a wide range of possible venues, including restaurants, markets, slaughter facilities, and farms/ranches. Salmonella bacteria are commonly found in animals used for food, and proper storage, handling, preparation and cooking can help prevent the illness known as salmonellosis. Most of the illnesses have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of salmonella bacteria, and early testing shows a connection to a slaughter facility in Graham. Samples were collected at Kapowsin Meats in Pierce County last week. Testing confirms the outbreak strain was present. The business, which is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, has cooperated with the investigation. There may be other sources and disease investigators are searching for the origin of the Salmonella bacteria in the outbreak. The 134 cases include residents of Clark (two), Cowlitz (one), Grays Harbor (one),

ing $179.8 million, which the state asserts will result in the establishment of all-day kindergarten in all schools by the 2016-17 school year, one year ahead of the schedule specified by SHB 2776…. In addition, the current budget appropriates $350 million for K-3 class size reduction, an amount the state says will achieve the target average class size of 17 for kindergarten and first grade in lower income schools by the 2016-17 school year.” The Court shook the legislators hands for one paragraph and jerked their chain in the next. “But while there is some progress in class size reduction, there is far to go. The target for all of K-3 is an average of 17 students …. But low-income schools will reach only 18 students in the second grade and 21 in the third by 2016-17. And in other schools, no class will reach the goal of 17 by 2016-17. With a deadline of 2018 for compliance, the state is not on course to meet class-size reduction goals by then.”

King (84), Kitsap (one), Mason (two), Pierce (12), Snohomish (24), Thurston (two) and Yakima (five) counties. Exposure for many of the ill people apparently was whole roasted pigs, served at private events and restaurants. State health officials have issued guidance for cooking whole roasted pigs, with an emphasis on ensuring the meat is cooked thoroughly. In addition to proper handling and preparation, thorough cooking can help prevent possible illness. A meat thermometer should be used to ensure an internal temperature of 145 degrees in the thickest cut of the meat. Salmonellosis, the illness caused by infection with salmonella, can cause severe and even bloody diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal discomfort and vomiting. Serious bloodstream infections may also occur. Annually, 600-800 cases of salmonellosis are reported among Washington residents. Proper food handling, preparation and cooking are the best precautions to take to prevent illness. Following food safety guidance can help prevent food-borne illness. Health officials warn consumers to use a food thermometer to make sure all meats and fish are cooked to a safe internal temperature; guidance can be found on the Department of Health website. Other food safety tips include washing hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after preparing food, especially raw meats. To avoid cross-contamination, don’t place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat of any kind. It’s also important to wash and then sanitize cutting boards, knives, and countertops that come into contact with raw meat by using a solution of bleach water (1 teaspoon bleach per gallon of water) or antibacterial cleaner. Contact with live animals — including pigs or other livestock at home, in petting zoos, at local fairs and elsewhere — can create exposure to salmonella and other bacteria.

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do was to bring in donated supplies that they could use in Belize. She asked multiple fire departments and health agencies, but only South King Fire and Rescue was able to help with her request. “We’re super excited to spread care and aid work everywhere,” South King Fire and Rescue Capt. Jeff Bellinghausen said. “We’re already involved with a lot of fire departments and healthcare in Baja, Mexico and to be able to go to Belize is even more fun. We have equipment that we’re not using and if other people in places around the world can make use of it, we are glad to find a conduit to get it to them, that’s for sure.” South King Fire and Rescue donated mannequins, shields for the mannequins, ointments, gauze and other things to the group for their trip. The Firefighters

Foundation, the charitable branch of the fire department, bought items for them as well. Though they have received donations for health organizations before, Fricas believes that South King Fire and Rescue may be the first fire department to donate to the trip. Seattle University’s nursing program has had a presence in Belize since 2000. Recently, they started another course that sends students to Nicaragua during the summer. The university has been sending members of other departments there since the 1990s. Fricas has been a part of the program since 2008 and is currently the co-director. “Even though it is a once a year thing, because the students are preparing well in advance, they can really hit the ground running when they come for these

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trip to Belize would typically mean someone would have to pack sunscreen and a nice bathing suit. For Abbi Smith, the list is a little bit different: gauze, ointments and CPR mannequins. Smith has been a resident of Federal Way for around a decade. She graduated from Highline College in 2014 with honors and was named to the Vice President’s list. Her achievements at Highline earned her academic scholarships to Seattle University where she has just completed her first year in their nursing program. It was the only school she applied to after seeing how involved the school was in the community. Seattle University offers Global Nursing immersion courses as part of their nursing program. The program allows them to work in the healthcare environment of another culture. Students also will be able to see some of the country’s historical sites. Smith will be working with Belize’s Red Cross agency over a two-week period. “It just sounds so cliche, but I do have a passion for helping,” Smith said. “I used to work at a Swedish ER. I see the people around me, the doctors I worked with and when I see the patients walk out with a smile on their face, that’s very gratifying to me.” The trip almost didn’t happen for her. Applications for the trip were due in mid-December. She was the last person accepted into the course this year as there was


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a mistake on her transcript that made her ineligible. She was unable to apply by the deadline because of the mistake. “We had a glitch on my transcript and they didn’t realize that I had this particular credit,” Smith said. “I fought for it. I knew I was qualified for it, but the deadline had already closed. I didn’t think it was my fault that I didn’t get accepted.” “She hadn’t applied because she received some advising that said she wasn’t eligible, but that wasn’t true,” college of nursing senior instructor Jennifer Fricas said. “So when that came to our attention, we were like ‘OK, go ahead and apply and let’s see.’” During the following months, Smith was accepted into the course despite missing the deadline. One of the things the program asked the students to

two work weeks,” Fricas said. “They’re given a fair amount of responsibility. The people we work with know what they can accomplish.” Fricas believes that the program is beneficial to students for multiple reasons. Having the students immersed in another culture and in a low resource environment allows them to see different ways to address issues, which can broaden their thinking back in the states. They have received positive feedback throughout the years for students’ work. “I think it’s a great experience to be immersed in that particular culture and that environment,” Smith said. “My hope is that after this experience, it will lead me to where I want to be after I graduate, [whether] I want to do public health or work in a hospital.” In an email, Smith stated that she also hopes to learn more about herself through the trip. She admits to being nervous, but believes that her professors, Fricas and Lori Cray, have prepared her well for the trip. “Being a single mother, volunteering and going to school is tough,” Smith said in an email. “This would not be all possible if it wasn’t for the love and support from my Nanay (Tagalog for mom), dad, Kuya, Missa, friends, church and especially my daughter. She has been my inspiration through my endeavor of becoming a nurse.” Smith was one of nine students selected to go on the trip. They left for Belize on Aug. 19 and will spend a total of 16 days in the country.


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Police Blotter The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Suspected burglar arrested on bicycle: At 4:09 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the 33600 block of Pacific Highway S., police arrested a suspicious man, who was riding his bicycle down the street, on several felony warrants. After he was arrested, police found a prybar and drug paraphernalia in his pockets. According to the police report, the suspect is known as a prolific mail thief and burglar. Baseball field catches fire: At 11:43 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the 4400 block of SW 320th St., police and South King Fire and Rescue responded to a small fire on the baseball field at Twin Lakes Elementary. An officer was driving a police vehicle when a bicyclist rode up and told the officer of the fire. When the officer got to the school, he or she stopped two 17-year-old boys, an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man. They all claimed to know nothing about the fire. South King Fire and Rescue advised that the fire may have started by a carelessly disposed of cigarette but weren’t certain of the cause. However, they did note it didn’t look like arson. The 18-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant. All four were trespassed from the area. Swimmer’s money, phone stolen from locker: At 4:49 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the 800 block of S. 333rd St., a citizen reported that while he or she was at an open swim session at the Federal

Way Community Center, the victim’s money and cell phone were stolen. The victim said he or she left the items in his or her shoes in an unlocked gym locker that afternoon and when he or she returned two hours later, cash from a wallet and the cell phone were missing. The victim saw that many lockers were wide open. The victim’s shoes were outside of the locker when he or she returned and the wallet was lying next to them. Drunk woman arrested for hit-and-run: At 8:42 a.m. on Aug. 15 in the 1600 block of S. 320th St., a 31-year-old woman was arrested for striking a 51-year-old man’s vehicle with her white Nissan Pathfinder and fleeing the scene. The victim, who had a woman and two 11-year-old boys in his car, followed the woman until she was stopped by King County deputies on Pacific Highway South. The woman was arrested on another occassion for a hitand-run and a DUI, upon further investigation. Shoplifter taken to hospital for heroin ingestion escapes: At 9:39 a.m. on Aug. 15 in the 34500 block of 16th Ave. S., a woman was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart. The woman was immediately taken to St. Francis Hospital when police arrived because she was suspected of ingesting heroin. When police attempted to contact her later at the hospital, they were informed that she had already fled. She had several warrants for her arrest. MultiCare report sex abuse: At 12:10 p.m. on Aug. 15 in an unknown block on Eighth Ave. SW, MultiCare Center staff called police to report a young girl had bruising around her genitals, a


sign of potential sexual assault. After interviewing the girl’s mother and everyone who had been around the girl for the last three days, police forwarded their investigation to the Criminal Intelligence Section of the police department. The investigation is ongoing. Hong Kong Market burglar sought copper: At 3:01 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the 35400 block of 21st. Ave. SW, an unknown male suspect burglarized Hong Kong Market, which is currently under construction. A witness saw the suspect run to the east side door but failed to get a good look at his face. The witness noticed some tools were missing from the site, as well as several long copper pipes had been moved. It appeared the suspect planned or is planning to come back to get the copper, the police report stated. Police found no signs of forced entry nor could they learn any information from a sleeping homeless man behind the store. Confused man bleeding from face: At 11:16 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the 1900 block of Pacific Highway S., a 45-year-old man was involuntarily committed after a passerby noticed him laying on the sidewalk close to a busy street, with a large cut above his right eye. The man was lying in his own blood when police arrived and had trouble expressing what happened or how he was injured. He also had difficulty standing. Teen committed to hospital: At 12:43 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the 100 block of S. 304th Place, a 15-year-old girl was involuntarily committed after she told an officer that she was going to climb up onto a building and jump off. This was the second time this month. On Aug. 3, she was committed when she disclosed to a crisis counselor over the phone that she wanted to commit sui-

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cide using her father’s gun. Police interviewed her father who said she demanded to be transferred to a different school because she was kicked out of a popular group she hung out with. He told her she needed to deal with her problems as she would have to do in life and she was unhappy with his response. She also asked to start dating, but he told her she was too young, which made her mad. The father added that her allegations and suicide threats are due to her not getting her way. Toddler found wandering around parking lot: At 11:06 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the 2500 block of S. Gateway Center Plaza, a 28-year-old mother was arrested for reckless endangerment after her 3-year-old son was found wandering shirtless with urinesoaked pants. An officer saw the child run across a road and found him in bushes near the Gateway 8 Theater. The officer recognized the child from past encounters with him. The boy told the officer he was freezing. In March, officers found the boy at the Transit Center and on South 317th Street. In May, officers found him located in front of Pizza Pizazz on First Avenue South, twice. In June, July and early August they also found him in the Gateway 8 Theater parking lot. The child was taken into protective custody and given a clean pair of pants but could not tell police where he was going or how he got out of his home. The mother called police after she learned from a passerby that her child was picked up. She told police she was working the night shift the night before and suggested her child escaped while she was sleeping. But from previous conversations, police knew the mother has a dead bolt on the door with a second latch installed at the top to stop the boy from getting out. The case was turned over to Child Protective Services. Elderly man reported missing: At 11:31 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the 3200 block of SW 344th St., a man called police to report a missing person. The missing person, an elderly man, never returned from his evening walk, which he took at 8:30 p.m. that day. The man is a retired military veteran and has a history of schizophrenia. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with gold trim and a pair of blue jeans. He is 6-feet 1-inch tall, 175 pounds with grey hair.

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Dead man found near BPA trail: At 7:38 p.m. on Aug. 13 on the BPA Trail near South 324th FROM STAFF REPORTS Street, two witnesses called 911 to report a deceased 36-year-old man lying in a dried retention Newly released data pond. One of the man’s shoes was from the Washington off his foot, under his body, and Traffic Safety Commission his blue baseball hat was lying on shows that marijuana is the ground next to him. increasing as a factor in Citizens did not see anyone near deadly crashes. The numhim or observe any foul play. ber of drivers involved in Officers closed off the area to deadly crashes who tested investigate. The King County positive for marijuana Medical Examiner’s Office took the man and checked his body for increased 48 percent from signs of foul play or trauma and 2013 to 2014. found none. The cause of death “We have seen mariis unknown at this time and is juana involvement in fatal pending autopsy results. crashes remain steady Police find woman walking over the years, and then it barefoot on highway: At 2:12 just spiked in 2014,” said p.m. on Aug. 13 in the 29600 Staci Hoff, the commisblock of 47th Ave. S. in Auburn, police found a woman walking sion’s data and research southbound on Interstate 5. Acdirector. cording to the police report, the From 2010-2014, woman seemed “out of it and nearly 60 percent of appeared to have mental issues.” drivers involved in fatal She was placed in the back of the collisions were tested for patrol car and denied medical aid for her bleeding heels. She was drugs. Among these tested transferred to the King County drivers, approximately 20 Sheriff’s Office and removed from percent (349 drivers) were the state database as a missing positive for marijuana. person. However, just testing Woman’s house egged: At positive for marijuana 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 in the 28600 doesn’t necessarily indiblock of 25th Place S., a woman cate if a driver was actually reported that she believes two affected by the drug at the juveniles she has had previous problems with egged her house. time of the crash since There was no damage to her front marijuana can be detected door but she sent police pictures in a person’s blood for of egg shells on the floor, which days (possibly weeks) after were added to the case report. a person uses the drug. Man extorts woman through This new data is able to Snapchat: At 8:10 a.m. on Aug. distinguish between driv10 in the 2300 block of S. 292nd ers who test positive for St., a female reported a male is THC, the impairing subextorting her through Snapchat. She said she sent him a photo of stance in marijuana and herself in her bra and over the those who have residual course of several days, he said if marijuana in their system she didn’t give him her Snapchat from prior use which may password, he would post the have occurred days ago. photo on the internet. The victim The number of drivgave him her password and he is now posting vulgar videos on her ers testing positive for account. active THC has steadily Boy alleged of touching girl: increased, from less than At an unknown time on Aug. half of marijuana positive 10 in an unknown location, a drivers in 2010 up to grandmother reported to police almosta65business percent of drivloan? that she is concerned her 4-year- Need 2013. InConsult 2014, an Weers caninhelp you. with us. old granddaughter, who she alarming 85 percent (75 of has custody of, may have been inappropriately touched by a 7 or a business 89 drivers) of drivers testNeed loan? 8-year-old boy who lives in the ing positive forwith marijuana We can help you. Consult us. same apartment complex. The were positive for impaircase is pending active investigaing THC. tion. [ more POLICE page 22 ]

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Teacher charged with child rape, molestation, incest FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Sunnycrest Elementary second grade teacher was charged with two counts of third-degree child rape, child molestation and first-degree incest in King County Superior Court on Aug. 13.

Federal Way Public Schools placed Patrick Michael Belser, 44, on administrative leave when school district officials learned of the allegations — which do not involve students, according to charging documents. Belser was arrested last week after three victims, one of whom is the teacher’s relative, told investigators that Belser allegedly sexually abused them years ago. Belser’s relative said the abuse started when he was 12 years old during a summer break and said he abused him every summer, about five to six times.

Now an adult, the victim said the last sexual assault occurred when he was 17-years-old. Detectives also interviewed two other male victims, who are unrelated to the suspect. Those victims told police that Belser allegedly performed sex acts on them and inappropriately touched them. Belser’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m. on Aug. 27 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

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Top eye doctor sells practice, accepts professorship FROM STAFF REPORTS


op Federal Way eye surgeon John S. Jarstad, M.D. announced this week that he has sold Evergreen Eye Centers and accepted a professorship at the University of Missouri School of Medicine – Columbia, Missouri to head up their advanced cataract surgery and premium artificial lens division beginning Sept. 1. The university sought Jarstad for the professorship due to his reputation as a leading eye surgeon. “Teaching eye surgery is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career in medicine and I’m looking forward to passing on the skills and techniques we have been fortunate to pioneer here at Evergreen Eye Center in Federal Way to the next generation of eye surgeons,” said Jarstad, who is the founder and CEO of Evergreen Eye Centers’ four Puget Sound eye surgery locations and began his career teaching eye surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jarstad who, along with his wife Patricia, serves on the Vision Committee for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Salt Lake City, has volunteered for 31 medical teaching missions around the world. His assignments have taken him to Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Madagascar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and North Korea. “Our job on the committee is to visit developing

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Dr. John S. Jarstad M.D. and wife Patricia. Contributed Photo countries and determine how best the resources of the LDS church can be used to care for the poor and needy by providing needed eye surgery equipment to help the local doctors increase their capacity and quality of care,” Jarstad said. “Following our most recent visits this summer, members of the LDS Church through LDS Charities donated over $200,000 for new eye surgery equipment in the Philippines and $75,000 to the Lion’s Club Vision Program in Madagascar.” Jarstad is a leading inventor of devices and instruments used in both training eye surgeons and performing eye operations.

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“If you’ve had cataract surgery in the last 20 years, it’s likely that your operation involved one of his instruments (the Jarstad Cataract Surgery Marker, the Passport Lens Injector, or the JarstadStone teaching head and Cataract Simulator),” according to his wife, a certified nurses aid who has accompanied him on many of his trips abroad. The Jarstad couple said they will miss Federal Way and have lived here longer than anywhere else during their lifetime. Their four children attended Federal Way Public Schools and have gone to successful careers, including daughter Dr. Allison Jarstad, an eye surgeon in training at SUNY Upstate in New York with two years left until she enters practice. Jarstad wanted to especially thank those members of the community, including the local Kiwanis and Lion’s Clubs, for donating the used eyeglasses and hearing aids he has taken on his mission trips. “What wonderful support we have received as we have gone throughout the world providing the donated eyeglasses,” he said. “There are men, women and children all over the world with eyeglasses donated by our Federal Way community who can now see to perform useful jobs and have gainful employment due to the generosity of our citizens. Each person we have helped has asked us to thank those who donated for giving them back the chance to see and work again.”

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Decatur student excels at Cowboy Action Shooting BY TERRENCE HILL


or Paige Dasher, the Wild West is alive and well. She can claim to be one of the quickest and most accurate shooters in the Northwest after winning state and regional Single Action Shooting Society competitions. Dasher, a 15-year-old Decatur High School student, has been shooting since age 11. She was introduced to the sport by her aunt. “My aunt and uncle started four years before I did,” Dasher said. “They took my two brothers shooting first. Then one night at a party I was going to stay over at my aunt’s house and she said they were all going shooting the next day. My sister and I went with them at age 11.” She says that she didn’t shoot much in the beginning. Part of the reason for that was because the weapons they were using were heavier and it was draining for her to do multiple stages. At the time, she did not realize

she could sit some stages out. As she got older, she became more capable physically and mentally. She eventually got her own guns and holsters. “I’ve come to enjoy it a lot more,” she said. ” It was kind of hard at first. Everyone else was good. I was tired after my first shoot. But it started getting a lot more fun and I started going to bigger events. I saw a lot of good shooters and it motivated me to become better.” The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organiztion dedicated to the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. They use double-barrel shotguns, lever-action rifles and two revolvers as they participate in different scenarios. “The pistol was my favorite at first,” Dasher said. “But the pistol is a pain to shoot with. They say you win a match with the rifle or shotgun and you lose it with a pistol. The rifle became my favorite for a little while, but now I like the double-barrel shotgun and the pistol.” A rule for the sport

is that the participants must adopt an Old West persona. They must dress in full costume during competitions. Dasher goes by the name Ivy Hills. Her aunt and uncle go by the names Heather and Hank Hills. Her twin sister, who has since stopped shooting, went by the name Holly Hills. The two of them together were known as the Foliage Twins. Recently, Dasher completed her biggest accomplishment in the sport when she won her division in the Single Action Shooting Society Washington and Northwest Regional events back-to-back. “There were a lot of ladies at regionals I hadn’t beaten,” she said. “I knew I could do it. It was tough to keep that mindset going into it because I’d never beaten the girls before and they were always the top dogs.” With the win, Dasher earned automatic free entry into the Western Divisional Championship in southern California in October. She also earned free entry into the Na-

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tional Championships in February. She will be competing in smaller events each month leading up to the bigger championships. Dasher is going to be an Ignite mentor this year after being a mentee last year. She and her sister are also members of the Gators wrestling team, getting their start last year. Recently they began to train with their friend and her dad whose last name, Carpio, has been synonymous with success in wrestling in the area. Ares and Arian Carpio combined for three state titles between 2010-2014 while at Todd Beamer. Dasher is also considering a spring sport this year and will be taking either AP Spanish or Spanish 4 and American Sign Language. Last year, Dasher was named one of the innagural Cimarron “Young Guns” by Cimarron Firearms. The top 13-14 male and female shooters are considered for the honor. She was one of six shooters chosen.

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color in your garden and where to purchase fuchsias locally will be available to take home. Saturday, Sept. 12 volunteers from the Tahoma and Puyallup Valley Fuchsia Societies will be on hand to answer questions about growing, propagating and winter care of hardy fuchsias. They will also have information about membership in their societies. A short virtual tour of the PowellsWood Hardy Fuchsia Collection will show at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A garden docent will


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there’s weapons nearby, emergencies, suicidal individuals and violence. “They poop in the middle of the sidewalks because they’re mentally ill, they’re addicts, they have a problem. Do you want your kids next door to that?” Lanthum asked the crowd, to which they replied, “No!” Brinson, who has worked in a methadone clinic for seven years as a chemical dependency professional, said she’s witnessed crimes directed towards her, her vehicle and coworkers. “A methadone client, a heroin addict, a hardcore banger who doesn’t seem to care about anything but their next fix,” she said. “They’ve hurt people in my presence, they’ve punched my coworkers, they’ve slashed tires. Their brain damage is far more than most of you understand.” Brinson, a Federal Way resident, warned the community to lock their windows and doors, get alarm systems and don’t let a pharmacist announce prescribed oxycodone is ready for pickup. Taylor said the people Brinson and Lanthum described are already in the community today. “There are tens of thousands of people with mental health issues and substance abuse disorders,” he told the crowd. “Most of us, if we could be honest, know somebody in our family that’s experienced one or both, or maybe even experienced it ourselves.” Taylor said they’re currently at libraries and along Pacific Highway. “Whether or not we want to admit it, we have a heroin epidemic in this country,” he said. “We have a heroin epidemic in King County. We have more than a person a day dying from heroin overdoses.” This year, King County turned away more than 3,000 psychiatric patients who were involuntarily committed because there was no place for them to go. Taylor said he would be happy to negotiate with neighbors, the city and county to create a good neighbor agreement that would focus on who will be in the evaluation and treatment center, who will not be there, how to respond to emergencies, how to provide security and how they’ll use law enforcement and emergency staff.

Top, a concerned community member sounds off in a packed gymnasium at Woodmont K-8 on Tuesday night, when about 250 parents and community members voiced their concerns to Valley Cities and government officials over the Woodmont Recovery Center near the school. Top left, Kelly Carlile, a Federal Way mother, listens to officials at the meeting. Right, Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan addresses the concerned crowd. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror But the overwhelming majority of concerned citizens said they understood the need for mental health and addiction services — just not why it is near a school. Kelly Carlile, also a Federal Way mother whose children attend Woodmont, said she went into the meeting with low expectations and left feeling like officials were “beating a dead horse.” “Everybody is fully aware and in full support of helping the mentally ill and drug addicts,” she said. Tad Doviak suggested there must be other places. “I’m for mental health facilities, but, man, like everybody’s saying, we’ve got to find a better place,” Doviak said. Taylor said Valley Cities “scoured” all of South King County looking for a site to build the treatment center and only found two. They first made an offer on a location in Auburn but it was sold to another party. “If it does not happen here, I can say with almost 100 percent certainty, there’s nowhere in South King County that can fit the zoning requirements,” Taylor said to a crowd that responded with “boos.”

Carlile wants the city of Des Moines to rezone land for the facility. “There’s little kids that walk right past it (the property) and I see a lot of them by themselves, walking right past an area where drug addicts like to loiter,” Carlile said. “I’m very concerned and what’s frustrating is everyone seems unaware of it, especially some Federal Way residents.” Many concerned citizens wondered how this could have happened without their knowledge — notices were only sent out to residents living 600 feet from the facility’s property. Des Moines city manager Tony Piasecki said, in addition to notifying the nearby residents, the city had a public hearing on April 3 in which 17 people testified. The Hearing Examiner ruled on April 18 that Valley Cities should enter into a separate agreement to mitigate the impact on public services, which will be approved at least five months before the city issues the certificate of occupancy. After about a year of the facility being open, the Hearing Examiner will

then reopen the hearing and take testimony on the impact of the facility to learn whether the mitigation measures are working or if new ones need to be added. The city of Des Moines also informed Federal Way Public Schools superintendent and Woodmont’s principal, however, he did admit the city should have reached farther to its residents.

“An official notice was mailed to Federal Way School Administration and I personally reached out by phone to the school administration to explain our plans,” Taylor said. “The administration did not submit a statement to the hearing examiner or appear at the Conditional Use Permit hearing on April 3.” However, Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell and Assistant Superintendent Sally McLean, along with district staff, attended the community meeting and met again Wednesday morning to discuss a comprehensive review of the current security and safety measures for Woodmont. The district will look at current practices and procedures, which include safety around school bus stops and training for teachers and staff. “We’ll develop a safety plan for staff and students as needed and be responsive to any new concerns from this facility,” said school district spokeswoman Ann Cook, adding that in the event the district feels there needs to be additional training or procedures, it will make adjustments. “We heard the concerns, we heard the passion in people’s voices and every day we understand we have the most important person in their life, their child. One of our priorities is their child’s safety.” Carlile said in spite of it all she was grateful for the huge sense of community she felt at the meeting. “The presence of the superintendent and teacher at the school and knowing the school district cared,

that was huge because I don’t feel attached to Des Moines, I live in Federal Way,” she said. Both Carlile and Griswold said, as much as they love and connect with the school’s community, they’re unsure if they’ll keep their children there if the recovery center doesn’t change locations. “… And that’s heartbreaking because the teachers are amazing, the staff is amazing,” Griswold said. “I’ve never worried about [my children’s] safety but now that this is going in, I’m very fearful of my children and their classmates and the staff, they work so hard.” Last August, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to board psychiatric patients in emergency rooms for hours before beds become available. King County, the main funder of the project, opened a request for proposal for the project, in which Valley Cities, a nonprofit that serves low-income mental health patients in Federal Way and South King County, responded. Jim Vollendroff, a mental health and substance abuse director for King County Human Services, said there are currently 500 people who travel from South King County to downtown Seattle to get treatment every day. “These are your friends, these are your neighbors that already live in your community and they don’t have treatment available to them,” he said. “We need to bring treatment to them so people can remain in recovery.”


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LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT #210 Federal Way, WA 98003 OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE 2015-2016 BUDGET HEARING and 2015-2016 BUDGET ADOPTION This is to notify patrons of the Federal Way Public Schools that the Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The location for this meeting will be at Federal Way City Hall, Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue S., Federal Way, WA 98003. Then, the Board of Education will fix and adopt the 2015-2016 Budget during the regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Interested citizens may appear at the hearing and speak for or against parts of the budget, which includes: the General Fund; the Transportation Vehicle Fund; the Capital Projects Fund; the Debt Service Fund; and the Associated Student Body Fund. Information is available at the Educational Service Center. Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent Published in Federal Way Mirror On August 7, 2015; August 14, 2015 and August 21, 2015 FWM 2266

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Lee’s Automotive-Paint Spray Booth File No: 15-103966-00-SE Description: Proposal to install two (2) paint spray booths and associated improvements within an existing commercial building. Applicant: Mark Talbot, Wesco Construction, PO Box 5003, Lynnwood, WA 98046 Project Location: 1820 S 341st Place, Federal Way, WA 98003 Lead Agency: City of Federal Way – Community Development Department Staff Contact: Matthew Herrera – Senior Planner; 253-835-2638 The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment, and an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist, Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, Federal Way Revised Code, and other municipal policies, plans, rules, and regulations. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the City will not act on this proposal for 14 days after the issuance. Any person may submit written comments within this 14-day period ending at 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2015. Unless modified by the City, this determination will become final following the above 14-day timeline. Any person aggrieved of the City’s final determination may file a written appeal with the Federal Way City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2015, stating the reason for the appeal of the determination. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. Published in the Federal Way Mirror August 21, 2015. FWM 2274 Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center RFB # 15-013 SUBMITTAL OF SEALED BIDS: Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at the City Hall Purchasing Office or by US Mail at City of Federal Way, Purchasing Office, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington 98003. Proposals received after 3:01 p.m. on said date will not be considered. PRE-BID MEETING:

An informational meeting for interested contractors will be held Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at City Council Chambers, City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue S, Federal Way, Washington, to discuss the work to be performed. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. Construction site will be available to tour on August 25th, 2015 from 12:00PM until 2:00PM BID OPENING: All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at City Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington, for this RFB. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid deposit by a cashier’s or certified check, or Bid Bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid deposit or bond shall be forfeited to the City of Federal Way. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This project shall consist of: The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is a 45,400sf multifunctional facility that includes a 716-seat auditorium, a mezzanine level patron’s room, 2-1,600 sq. ft. meeting rooms, a grand lobby that can combine with the meeting rooms to support conference events of 400 people as well as a 216-surface parking stalls and off-street frontage improvements on S. 314th St and S. 316th St. Back of house support includes a full-service kitchen, dressing rooms, office space, storage and loading docks for the needs of both the stage and the kitchen. Contract Time - the Contractor shall complete all work within 600 Calendar Days after Notice to Proceed. The bidder is urged to check the plans and contract provisions carefully. All bid proposals shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all other contract documents now on file in the Purchasing Office of the City of Federal Way. Any questions concerning the description of the work contained in the contract documents must be directed to the Architect in accordance with Instructions to Bidders. PURCHASE OF BID DOCUMENTS: Bidders may purchase copies of the Bidding Documents from ARC Document Solutions, 2730 Occid e n t a l Av e S . , S e a t t l e , WA 9 8 1 3 4 , P h o n e (206) 622-6000 Electronic copies of maps, plans, and specifications are available for review at the Public Works Department, Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Bidding Documents are also available for review at the following Plan Centers: Daily Journal of Commerce, Attn:, 83 Columbia St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104 Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center, 921 SW Washington St, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97205 McGraw Hill Construction Dodge, 3315 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913 Cora Inc. – Plan Center, 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36, PMB 334, Seattle, WA 98133 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30092 Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Contractor Plan Center, 5468 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 iSqFt Planroom, c/o Cascade A&E 235 9th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109 – The City, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 C.F.R., Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the

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grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. The City encourages minority and women-owned firms to submit bids consistent with the City’s policy to insure that such firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The City anticipates awarding this project to the successful bidder and intends to give Notice to Proceed as soon as the Contract and all required associated documents are executed in full. The Contractor must complete all work under this project within 600 calendar days of Notice to Proceed. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The City of Federal Way reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bidding, and determine which bid or bidder meets the criteria set forth in the bid documents. No bidder may withdraw his or her bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Dated the 19 day of August 2015. Published in the Federal Way Mirror on Friday August 14, and Friday August 21, 2015 FWM 2269

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Chapter 19.30, “Nonconformance” File No: 15-100454-SE Proposal: An update to the city’s “Nonconformance” development regulations (FWRC Chapter 19.30). The proposed text amendments will establish a consistent policy direction on how the city deals with nonconforming uses, developments (sites), and lots. The update corrects a number of problems with development code language identified by staff and the community. Proponent: Community Development Department – Planning Division Location: Non-Project Action – Citywide Lead Agency: City of Federal Way Staff Contact: Associate Planner Leila WilloughbyOakes, 253-835-2644 Public Comments Due: September 7, 2015, 5:00 pm Appeals Due: September 21, 2015, 5:00 pm The city’s Responsible Official has determined the proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment, and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist, the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, other municipal policies, plans, rules and regulations designated as a basis for exercise of substantive authority under the State Environmental Policy Act pursuant to RCW 43.31C.110. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2015. Unless modified by the city, this determination will become final following the above comment deadline. Pursuant to FWRC 14.10.060(3), any person aggrieved of the city’s final determination may file an appeal with the Federal Way City Clerk (address below) within 14 days of the above comment deadline, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2015, by filing a written letter stating the reason for the appeal of the determination and associated fee. You should be prepared to state specific factual objections. Responsible Official: Michael A. Morales Title: Director of Community Development, City of Federal Way Address: 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003

Published in the Federal Way Mirror on August 21, 2015 FWM 2272

NOTICE OF PLANNED FINAL ACTION AUTHORIZING CONDEMNATION Pacific Highway South HOV Lanes Phase V S 340th Street to S 359th Street As part of the above-referenced project, the City of Federal Way needs to acquire right-of-way to construct highway improvements. The City is taking action to move forward with condemnation proceedings under Chapter 8.12 RCW. Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Federal Way will consider whether to adopt an ordinance authorizing condemnation of the real property described below for construction of the Pacific Highway South HOV Lanes Phase V Project. The first reading of the proposed condemnation ordinance is scheduled for the September 1, 2015 regular City Council meeting, at 7:00 p.m., at City of Federal Way Council Chambers located at 33325 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA. 98003. The second reading and potential adoption of the proposed condemnation ordinance is scheduled for the September 15, 2015 regular City Council meeting, at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers. All person interested may appear at the Federal Way Council Chambers as such dates and times and be heard regarding the planned final action of adopting the proposed condemnation ordinance. The following properties along Pacific Highway South between S 340th Street and S 359th Street face potential condemnation: 202104-9053, 34211 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 202104-9048, 34341 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 202104-9107, 34507 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 202104-9044, 34839 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 202104-9047, 35109 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 292104-9039, 955 S 356th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003 292104-9106, 35650 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 292104-9052, 35620 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 185295-0060, 34902 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003 185295-0070, 34814 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 202104-9060, 1330 S 348th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003 889700-0015, 34414 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 889700-0020, 34400 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 John Mulkey, Street Systems Manager City of Federal Way 33325 8th Avenue South Federal Way, WA 98003-6325 (253) 835-2722 (253) 835-2709 (Fax) Published in the Federal Way Mirror on Friday August 21, and August 28. FWM 2273

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Federal Way Flashback: First school teacher’s strike in county history BY CHRIS GREEN

Special to the Mirror


rom Aug. 29 to Sept. 17 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County. This first part in a twopart series will examine the events leading up to that strike. Public school teachers in Washington state had only been granted the right to organize unions for the purpose of negotiating better salaries and other working conditions in 1965. In 1965, the Washington state Legislature passed the Public Negotiations Act, which required local school boards to negotiate with teachers over conditions of employment. The act did not specify a right to strike on the part of teachers; however, advocates of teachers unions claimed that the right was implied in the legislation since the right to bargain over working conditions was useless without the right to strike. Meanwhile, many other persons, particularly in the judiciary, believed that teacher strikes were illegal in spite of the act. In the early 1970s, many Washington state teachers believed that local school boards were not

interested in serious negotiations. By 1973, most Federal Way teachers had become members of the Federal Way Education Association, an affiliate at the national level of the National Education Association. In 1973, many Federal Way Education Association members began to feel that the Federal Way school board would only begin to seriously negotiate if more aggressive action was taken. In the summer of that year, the school board adjourned two of its meetings, claiming that the association members disrupted them. Later in the year, the association placed itself at the forefront of the movement to recall three of the five school board members who, among other qualities disliked by community members, were opposed to the association. The recall election in the fall of 1973 resulted in the removal of two of the three targeted board members — including board president John Bocek — while another member, Vera Fredrickson, escaped defeat by only 15 votes. Although the recall election removed two anti-Federal Way Education Association members from the board, relations between district officials and the as-

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Federal Way teachers and parents surround the school board as the issue of overloaded classrooms in the district erupted into a shouting match in 1974. Courtesy of Historical Society of Federal Way sociation only got worse. Negotiations commenced at the beginning of 1974 for a new contract to begin the following school year; however, they became increasingly bitter and stalemated. The school board used a recent ruling by Washington State Attorney General Slade Gorton — upheld by the state Supreme Court — as justification to refuse to negotiate with the association on matters that did not relate to financial compensation. The association, on the other hand, demanded negotiations on such issues as teacher school assignment, teacher transfer between schools, working hours, class sizes and teaching hours. As negotiations continued, the

school board compromised, agreeing to negotiate some, though not all, of these subjects. However, the association was dissatisfied. Another association grievance revolved around Federal Way school Superintendent George Cochrane. Appointed to his post in May 1972, the association detested the superintendent. They saw him as an ally of the board’s anti-association members. They attacked him for introducing the “open concept” classroom into Federal Way schools, whereby several teachers were required to teach as many as 60-70 children in one classroom. They also blamed him for wasteful spending on pho-

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nics reading materials that were never used. The association also demanded a 10-and-a-half percent increase in teacher salaries, claiming that the district had more than enough money to fund the increase. In response, the school board offered less than a 5 percent raise and claimed that the school district was out of money to fund greater salary increases for teachers as well as another association demand, the reduction of class sizes. In the news, board president Rol Malan pointed to the rejection by Federal Way voters of school funding levies in April and July of 1974 as proof that the district was out of funds. He also cited Federal Way’s low property tax revenue, along with the inflation then gripping the United States, as proof of the district’s financial hardship. Malan agreed with the claim that Federal Way teachers were greatly underpaid but claimed there was nothing the board could do about it. He implied that the best thing teachers could do was to be good soldiers and continue providing education to Federal Way’s children until money for more substantial salary increases could be found. Federal Way teachers

launched their strike on Aug. 29, 1974, the day they were required to report to their jobs in preparation for the Sept. 3 first day of school. Writing in the Federal Way News, board president Rol Malan denounced the strike as illegal, “disgraceful and an outrage” and an “insurrection” against Federal Way taxpayers who funded teacher salaries. A week after the strike began, Jim Shahan, managing editor of the Federal Way News, predicted the strike would not last long. He wrote Federal Way teachers were “the lowest paid of any in the area and consequently live from payday to payday.” He suggested that if the school district used substitute teachers to try to break the strike (as they eventually did), the association would surrender, as few of its members had the financial resources to hold out for long. Shahan was wrong. In spite of the use of strikebreakers, the association was able to end the strike after gaining substantial concessions. In my next Federal Way Flashback, I shall describe the course of the strike and its aftermath.

Chris Green is a member of the Historical Society of Federal Way.

only six in 2013 up to 19 in 2014 — the most significant increase among any other age group. A new law prohibits drivers and passengers from using marijuana while driving. It also prohibits anyone from keeping marijuana in the vehicle unless it is in its original sealed packaging or is stored in the trunk or some other area of the car not normally occupied by people. “This data shows why this new law is so important,” said Darrin Grondel, commission director, referring to the new statute passed during this year’s legislative session. From 2008 through 2014, more than 1,100 people died in impaired collisions in Washington. Impaired driving is involved in nearly half of all traffic deaths and more than 20 percent of serious injury collisions. The highest percentage of these deaths occurs during the summer months. That is why the commission participates in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. From Aug. 21 through Labor Day, the commission is letting the public know that extra officers will be out across the state at times and locations where DUI is a problem. The Federal Way Police Department, various other police agencies in King County, the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the Washington State Patrol will team up and participate in the extra patrols.

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Community CALENDAR Aug. 22 Lions Club Car Show: The 11th Annual Lions Scholarship Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Sears parking lot at The Commons mall. Non-perishable food items will be collected for a local food bank. Entry fee is $20 per car or motorcycle and can be paid at the gate. For more information, contact Nancy Rathe at Squishy Circuits: Middle and high school students will create simple circuits and explore electronics — all with play dough, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-839-3668.

Aug. 25 Single Seniors Dine Out: Join other single seniors, 55 years and older from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Black Bear Diner, located at 32065 Pacific Highway S. For more information, contact Barbara at 253-332-4126 or bbdineout@

Aug. 27 Brown Bear Free Car Wash: Brown

Bear will be giving away free “Beary Clean” car washes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 34007 Hoyt Rd. SW. For more information, visit AARP Driver Safety Class: This one-day classroom refresher course, designed for motorists ages 50 and over, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. There is a fee of $15-20 for participants who wish to receive an AARP certificate. Bring AARP membership card for the lower fee. Register online at or call 253-838-3668.

Ongoing Seniors in Motion: This strengthening and conditioning program, appropriate for older adults, will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:05 a.m. at Federal Way Senior Center, located at 4016 S. 352nd, Auburn. For more information, email director_fwsc@hotmail. com or call 253-838-3604 or visit www. 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 or call 253-839-6234. Marine Life Matters- DifferentlyAbled Artists Painting the Unheard

The Federal Way Lions Club will host its 11th annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 22. The club is asking the community to bring a can of food to the event that will be donated to a local food bank. Pictured are club members Bob Darrigan and president Dorothy Burt.

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 Higher Taste Blueberry Farm: The farm is open from 10 a.m. until dusk, seven days a week until early to mid-September. Hours may vary and its exact closure is based on the blueberry season. The farm is located at 30431 38th Ave. S. in Auburn on Lake Dolloff. For more information, call Mary at 206-579-0214. Summer Concert Series: Enjoy a series of free concerts from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights in August, at Steel Lake Park, located at 2410 S. 312th St. For more information call 253-209-2422 or event. or visit

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Reconciling Risk and Suspending Belief-Photo Collection: A series of thought-provoking photographs of the Oso landslide will be on display through Aug. 30, at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S.

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Thank You, Federal Way!

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure

from Evergreen Eye Center to accept an Associate Professorship at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Mason Eye Institute, and the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia Missouri, to head up the Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens research and training division at one of the largest medical universities in the United States beginning late September 2015. Pat & I will also be near our daughter and 6 grandchildren now residing in Missouri.

May the Lord bless you and your families and continue to watch over the medical practice of the good doctors and staff of Evergreen Eye Centers. Very respectfully and gratefully yours,

I’m excited to work with world renowned scientists and clinicians including Dr. Frederick “Rick” Fraunfelder, Chairman, who trained here in Seattle at University of Washington (as well as the Oregon Health Sciences University – Portland) and is one of the foremost researchers in the fields of cornea transplantation, LASIK and the effects of systemic medications on the eye. Also world-renowned PhD research scientists Dr. Rajiv Mohan (former faculty researcher at UW –Seattle), Dr. Martin Katz (formerly of NIH), Dr. Lixing Reneker (formerly of Baylor, IOWA and Fudan University, Shanghai) and Dr. Krishna Sharma (from India).

For those of you who have come to expect the very latest innovations in eye care and treatment, Dr. Robert Tester, Dr. Gary Chung, Dr. Brice Nicholson, Dr. Linda Day, Dr. Bradley Frederickson and Dr. Hans Bjorn will assume all patient care in my absence. They have received multiple awards, are board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology or the Board of Optometry and been voted “Top Doctors” in Eye Care by multiple sources and will continue the tradition of outstanding eye care established by Evergreen Eye Center when we first opened our doors at St. Francis Medical Office Building in 1989. They were hand-picked for their outstanding surgical skills and/or their

expert abilities in treating eye diseases. You will be in excellent hands. To the community of Federal Way, thank you for your trust and patience, for your understanding, for your donations of eyeglasses used all over the world to make life better for the less fortunate and for helping me to reach levels of success I could have never dreamed of without your help. Just as important: Thank you for the kind, compassionate, brilliant, dedicated and inspiring coaches and teachers who trained and educated my four children within our Federal Way Public Schools including our daughter Allison Jarstad, an aspiring ophthalmologist who will begin practice two years from now.

John S. Jarstad, M.D., F.A.A.O., F.R.S.M. (Oph) U.K. Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Mason Eye Institute – University of Missouri School of Medicine 1 Hospital Drive Columbia, MO 65212 (

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