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SPORTS | Decatur looking to past CHARGES | 10 charged with child sexual abuse, exploitation in undercover operation [16] FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016 | 75¢ to build future [10]

Woman charged in DUI crash that killed mother, daughter BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ editor@fedwaymirror.com

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Renton woman who was driving under the influence when her vehicle struck a stalled car on Interstate 5 in Federal Way — killing a mother and daughter on Dec. 17 — was

Boy Scouts organization votes to close Camp Kilworth BY RAECHEL DAWSON rdawson@fedwaymirror.com

charged with two counts of vehicular homicide on Monday. Rocelle Lynne Harris, 29, was driving to work on Dec. 17 and told police the Honda Civic “came out of nowhere” just before her Ford Mustang struck it at 1:38 a.m., north of South

304th Street, according to court documents. The driver of the Honda, 31-year-old Everlean I. McMillan from Tacoma and 51-year-old Samantha M. Agee from Puyallup, the passenger, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Agee was wearing her

seatbelt and McMillan was not. However, before the crash, a Washington State Patrol trooper said he was advised of the stalled Honda and observed it on the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic cameras in the

second lane with its hazard lights activated. The trooper observed approximately a dozen vehicles pass the disabled vehicle safely prior to Harris, whose Ford approached the Honda at a high rate of speed, the documents continue. The trooper said he did

Town Square Park tree planted

The Pacific Harbors Council Boy Scouts of America voted on Dec. 16 to close Federal Way-based Camp Kilworth, among four other properties. Citing financial difficulties, Scout Executive Ralph Voelker said there’s been a decline in scout membership by almost 40 percent. At the same time, there’s been a reduction in how often their properties are used, however, the facilities continue to need maintenance as they deteriorate. “For us to have that property, to use it only one week of the year, weekends and scattered use throughout, it’s just not making any financial sense at this time,” Voelker said about Camp Kilworth, adding that they lose about $30,000 a year maintaining the 25-acre property. The council had been subsidizing those losses by borrowing money. In addition to Camp Kilworth, the Pacific Harbors Council voted to close Camp Curran in Tacoma, Camp Delezenne in Elma, Camp Hahobas in Tahuya and the Tumwater Service Center, which will be replaced with a smaller rental [ more KILWORTH, page 3 ]

Workers planted Federal Way’s holiday tree that will be used for the city’s official tree lighting in years to come at Town Square Park on Dec. 22. The 22 foot tree was grown in Oregon and sits atop a 4 foot base. Mayor Ferrell and Councilmember Duclos were on-site to watch the tree go in the ground. Courtesy of the city of Federal Way

not see the Ford’s brake lights applied prior to the impact. He observed a “large flash of sparks” as the impact occurred. Harris told police that prior to the crash she was driving northbound in the middle lane when she made [ more DUI, page 2 ]

Year in review: Top stories of 2015 BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ editor@fedwaymirror.com

Federal Way started off right away in a political quagmire in 2015. Gov. Jay Inslee was tasked with deciding who would fill late Rep. Roger Freeman’s vacant seat in the 30th District, after the Pierce County Council’s decision ended in gridlock. In January, Inslee ulimately appointed school board member Carol Gregory to fill the position. The year ended on a positive note, as the city planted its first official holiday tree — a symbol of community unity, rebirth and the possibility of great things to come for Federal Way. Here is a look back at some of Federal Way’s top stories of 2015: • In January, the city’s new economic development Director Tim Johnson presented the city’s first economic development strategy to bolster the city’s economy. Among initiatives centered around downtown development, replacing Weyerhaeuser when it leaves in 2016 and rebranding the city, were ideas such as free business licenses, a college branch campus and a focus on the Hollywood filming industry. • Federal Way High School’s demolition began in January, as construction crews make way for a new $106 million facility. Major construction is expected to continue through 2016. • The city’s Performing Arts and Event Center garnered nearly 12 headlines this year, from the city’s attempt of vying for federal funding to support the $32.7 million facility, to the hiring of new Executive Director Theresa Yvonne in February and breaking ground on the project in October. Formerly known as the Performing Arts and Conference Center, the city changed the facility’s name in 2015 during their quest for New Markets Tax Credits to increase their chances of receiving federal funding. As of the end of the year, the city has yet to receive this funding. • City and Greater Federal Way [ more REVIEW, page 23 ]


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Woman killed in Interstate 5 car accident BY RAECHEL DAWSON rdawson@fedwaymirror.com

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42-year-old Federal Way woman was killed in a collision on Interstate 5 on Saturday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Irma Tranquilino Pena was a passenger in a 2001 Chevy Tahoe driven by a 40-yearold woman from Kent. A 42-year-old man from Kent was also a passenger

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a lane change to the right and struck the vehicle. She said she had consumed two drinks earlier that night around 8 p.m. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. At the hospital, a state trooper detected an odor of alcohol coming from Harris’s breath at approximately 2:19 a.m. A preliminary breath

test taken at 2:50 a.m. showed Harris had a blood alcohol content of .092 — over the .08 legal limit. She was arrested and booked in jail, where she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. King County prosecutors noted that Harris is a threat to the community’s safety in general and to the motoring public in

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in the vehicle. As the three drove southbound near South 188th Street, exit 152, the driver slowed for traffic but lost control and drove into another lane, striking a 2014 freightliner tractor,

particular, due to her criminal history and recent history of moving violations. Harris has a prior 2008 conviction for negligent driving that was reduced from a DUI, which makes her a repeat DUI offender, according to court documents. In addition, her driving history shows two committed infractions this year for speeding 27 mph over the speed limit in April and speeding

lion 2016 budget that provides $802.9 million in light rail and other system expansions. “Our region’s commuters will see historic progress in 2016,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We will open light rail extensions to Capitol Hill, the UW and Angle Lake and successfully complete our tunneling between Northgate and UW. In November, the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure will allow the region to vote on further light rail extensions to places like Everett, Tacoma, downtown Redmond, Ballard and West Seattle.” Project funding in the 2016 budget includes: · $40 million to complete station construction, systems installation and testing for the University Link project opening in early 2016 · $23 million to complete elevated station and guideway, and 1,050-stall parking garage, construction for the South 200th Link project opening fall 2016 · $165 million for Northgate Link construction · $203 million for East Link

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a rest on the left side of the freeway and blocked traffic for 11 hours and 53 minutes. The driver and male passenger in the Chevy Tahoe were injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center while Pena was announced deceased at the scene. She wasn’t wearing her seatbelt.

The occupants of the tractor trailer were taken to Highline Medical Center. According to the Washington State Patrol, drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be a factor in the accident, but there is an investigation on whether charges should be filed.

too fast for conditions in July, as well as a pending infraction for speeding 15 mph over the limit in November. Harris also has misdemeanor convictions, including possession of drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief. Her arraignment hearing is set for Jan. 4.

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the city of Federal Way wanted to buy) but was stopped by the property’s trustees, who claimed its sale would violate a 1934 deed from previous owner William Kilworth’s second wife. There was a requirement in the deed that the property must always be used for scouting purposes. After the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal, the case was closed, but the camp remained open. For the last year, the council has deliberated on how to get themselves out of the financial hole, which is caused by the declining scout membership. Voelker said the reason for the lack of participation is kids have more choices for recreational activities today, but also because of the Peachjar system school districts use for flyer distribution. “The Federal Way school district has moved to Peachjar that you pay a fee to put a flyer into a newsletter,” Voelker said. “Every school district that’s happening, we’re finding it’s harder to recruit children.” Peachjar allows flyers to be delivered electronically instead of in print. “Employees don’t have to handle all these flyers,” he said. “But we find it almost like doing nothing at all.” Federal Way Public Schools spokeswoman Ann Cook could not be reached for comment before deadline. Over the next few months, the council will schedule meetings in each district to share more information and answer questions. “This was a painful decision which no one wanted to make,” Voelker said in an announcement. “However, by making this decision we have built a bridge to the future for generations of scouts to come.” For more information on the closures, visit pacificharbors.org

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property. The council will keep the Creighton Center in Tacoma and Camp Thunderbird on Summit Lake in Olympia, with plans to redevelop that 200-acre property. Voelker estimates it will cost about $2 million to update that camp for their “one camp plan.” The closure of their five properties will save them somewhere between $100,000$200,000, he added. Of the seven troops on the council, four of them are from Federal Way. “They won’t have a place to do day camp,” said Maribeth Hewitt, a Federal Way resident whose son has been a boy scout for almost three years. “It’s a wonderful place to have a ceremony or get together, it has a beautiful amphitheater, city lodge — a goregous old lodge, and it has a lot of history. It feels like a very special place to do an Eagle ceremony.” Voelker said the troops will have other camps to go to, likely to Camp Parsons in Seattle for the older boys or Camp Thunderbird for the younger ones. The council is still deciding whether the hiking trails will remain open to the public or not because it could pose some liability from an insurance standpoint. “Neighbors like using it to go to walk but, at the same time, we don’t have anyone there checking on trails or trees leaning over,” Voelker said. “I don’t know if that will be a safe environment.” While the council is closing Camp Kilworth, which could happen as soon as February, Voelker said it’s not their intent to sell the properties. “Even if we could, we’re not sure we would,” he said. “It’s a beautiful property and we’re still studying the potential of STEM education [at the property].” In 2005, the council announced that

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There weren’t many contenders for this award, but the award for “Most Candid Comment” by a candidate for president goes to United States Sen. Lindsey Graham, from South Carolina. After watching the November Republican candidates debate, Graham commented on trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson in the polls, “How am I losing to those guys?” Graham wasn’t alone in his wonderment. Running a close second for this award was this gem from Jeb Bush, “Donald Trump is a jerk!” The award for “Least Accurate Title for a Public Building” goes to the Federal Way Community Center for their self identification as a “cooling center” location for seniors. They forgot about the 250 people who attended the Multi-Service Center fundraiser in the nonair-conditioned gymnasium. The overheated attendees had other names for the building, none of which are printable in a community

newspaper. The “It Depends Who Gets Credit For the Credit Card” award goes to Mayor Jim Ferrell, who, as a council member, said using community development block grant money to help finance the Performing Arts and Event Center was like using a credit card and he was opposed to that idea. But as mayor, Ferrell adopted the exact same strategy. The “Look in the Mirror” award took on a whole new meaning, and goes to certain event center supporters who called the Mirror’s Mr. Federal Way a bully. Councilwoman Kelly Maloney has been outspoken about her concerns regarding the financial plan for the new event center. On the night the council voted to award the construction contract to Garco Construction, Maloney was unable to attend the meeting as she was in Spokane on business. But she gets the “Irony [ more ROEGNER page 9 ] Bob Roegner

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Federal Way is 180 degrees from ghetto Dear Mr. Federal Way, your column is the highlight of my regular read throughout the Federal Way Mirror. Your commentary brings to light many issues that I had not considered. In reference to your Dec. 20 piece regarding RoadSnacks, is your comment regarding the use of the g-word in reference to the slang — “that’s really ghet-

to” or “he’s really ghetto”? After reading your opinion today, and having never heard of RoadSnacks, I Googled it. Apparently, the column is the voicenattering nabobs as their headlines include 10 most drunk, 10 most miserable, 10 most redneck, 10 worst dating, along with 10 most ghetto. The one about 10 most redneck cities in Alaska was pretty funny, not because of the facts but because of the term “redneck.” The use of redneck in reference to anyone living in the state of Alaska, unless that individual’s place of origin was from a rural area of the contiguous United States, just shows the ignorance of the authors of RoadSnacks. Regarding the word “ghetto,” I think that it is important to point out that ghetto IS an appropriate

term when contextually utilized. The true ghettos of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia sub-continent bar their residents from living outside of the defined ghetto area and limit the residents’ interaction with residents of other neighboring areas. Neighborhoods where residents cannot get work permits or become citizens are ghettos. Refuge camps are ghettos. Gaza has become a ghetto. My grandparents were born and raised in a ghetto in Minsk, Belarussia, as part of the Pale — a series of European ghettos. Areas of Detroit that are without grocery stores or public transportation are on the edge of the term ghetto. RoadSnacks is just a person or group of persons who are applying their own layer of commentary to the flood of anony-

mous hyperbole that is so common on the Internet. There is no one — individual or governmental — who limits any resident of Federal Way from freely entering or leaving (baring probationary or medical reasons) as he or she chooses. This includes but is not limited to attending public schools, the use of public transportation, the owning property (real or material), the right and or ablility to earn a living, or, most importantly, the choice to live or not to live within the city of Federal Way. Being ghetto is just a slang term. The city of Federal Way is 180 degrees from ghetto.

Jann Perez, Federal Way

Roegner’s column full of accusations

I want to comment on the long column by Bob Roegner in the Mirror’s Dec 18 edition. His column is full of accusations, halftruths and outright lies. I would like to comment on all of it , but then my letter would become longer that his column. So let me mention just one part. Roegner said “I almost fell off my treadmill when I read that the Pope was far more interested in global warming than he is in condoms and gays. Two thousand years of noziness about other people’s bedrooms is out the window.” Frankly, I have never met the Pope in my bedroom. Have you, Mr Roegner? I think it is far more likely to meet Uncle Sam in your bedroom than it is to meet the Pope.

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: Mr. Federal Way, do you have any New Year’s resolutions? A: Everyone else is making New Year’s resolutions. It’s Mr. Federal Way’s turn. Mr. Federal Way’s are the only ones that count so listen up and take notes. You’ll thank him later. • To slow down on the construction of the apartment buildings. This is past sublime and is not what Federal Way wants to become. The first family of Federal Way does not pay as much in taxes as we do to deal with all of these apartments. Enough is enough. City Council take heed. You do not have to be complacent and allow this. Becoming Mr. Auburn is beginning to sound much nicer. Mr. Federal Way will be following Matthew Jarvis out of town if this continues. • To quit handing out the Keys to the City to every person that is on the mayor’s friend list unless, of course, these come attached to a Ferrari. If this is the case, then Mr. Federal Way wants one too. • To give directions to the city’s Chief of Staff Brian Wilson to the Mirror’s main office. We have

a bunch of coupons in the paper each week that he can use to save money for retirement. He is going to need this once his retirement benefits get denied for the third time. Or, he could retire, quit trying to seemingly double-dip with the taxpayers of Federal Way and Mr. Federal Way will talk with the publisher about getting him the coupons for free. Just another service that Mr. Federal Way offers. • To clean up the boarded up houses on the main thoroughfares. The boarded up house on the corner of 320th Street and 21st Avenue is a nice touch that Mr. Federal Way has to drive by each day. Perhaps Mr. Federal Way will stop at WalMart, grab some paint and paint windows on the plywood. At least it will look less like a hot mess. • To figure out why the school board continues to use policy governance. Policy governance in short is the ability of the school board to give general directions to the

superintendent and then step aside and let the superintendent run the district. Nothing like an elected official completely washing their hands of any and all oversight. It’s situations like this that make Mr. Federal Way dislike politicians even more. Mr. Federal Way should try policy governance at home with the missus. That will have direct consequences, most likely in divorce court. • To figure out why the Mirror’s main number gets an average of two calls per day asking what the hours are so the caller can come and buy marijuana. Yet no one, repeat no one, has ever called asking about the Performing Arts and Event Center. Those little things that make you go, “hmmm.” • To plant a cockroachsize bug in the publisher’s ear to hire an editor that will actually let Mr. Federal Way write what I am really thinking. Editor Carrie Rodriguez was recently promoted to a different newspaper and this

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me is the obtuseness of so many who focus on the instruments of murder and not the mindset of the murderer. The majority of us are not so close minded and understand that if the Backman’s of the world had their way, and guns were outlawed or confiscated, potential murderers would find other devices (knives, bats, bricks, auto’s, etc.) to commit mayhem.

What’s so difficult to understand? It ain’t the guns doin’ the killin’. It’s the people, Karen. As an aside, the latest estimate of the number of firearms purchased since 2009 has reached close to 100 million. Those buyers don’t share Backman’s opinion regarding guns and it’s doubtful they would supinely give them up. Criminal’s wouldn’t.

It ain’t the guns doin’ the killin’ Now comes Karen Backman leading the charge against Moloch’s blood besmear’d gun-toting strawman. Talk about over the top, her letter has it all. She may speak for many but not for responsible gun owners everywhere. What continues to amaze

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is good for Mr. Federal Way. Now come the real writings, not the sanitized version momma Carrie wanted to see. Hang tight, this is going to get real. Here are Mr. Federal Way’s Magic 8-Ball predictions for 2016. I should get paid better for this. Perhaps CNN or the Onion will come calling. • The Weyerhaeuser property will be sold to an apartment complex builder and the bonsai trees will be used for the building of said apartments. • The McCleary decision will fully fund education but in a unique twist the school district will still run a ballot measure for a building levy. It will fail miserably, but the tech levy will pass easily. In a kink only deemed worthy of late night TV, all of the new tech levy equipment that is purchased will be ruined by leaking roofs from the failed building levy. • Newly-elected 30th District Representative Teri Hickel will be reelected in November in a landslide over a Democrat and the transition of Federal Way from a

“purple” city to a “red” one will be complete. Moreover, Donald Trump will stop in Federal Way on his campaign trail and immediately reduce Federal Way’s population in half by kicking out all of the Korean and AfricanAmerican population telling them to “go back to where they came from.” The Republicans will rejoice and America will be set back to the dark ages. Tears will roll down Lady Liberty’s cheeks. • The Performing Arts and Event Center will be delayed as it will be found that the ground it is to be built on is actually on an undiscovered gold vein. This vein will be mined and the resources will be depleted for police funding to patrol all of the new apartment buildings. Q: Mr. Federal Way, who is going to write this article now that the editor is leaving? A: None of your business, but nice try. Wrong again.

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Local students make Oregon State honor roll FROM STAFF REPORTS

Oregon State University recently announced the following students from Federal Way made the scholastic honor roll for the fall term: Spencer L. Dahl, junior, management; Gretchen A. Leuthy, junior, psychology; Kelsey H. Milholland, sophomore, university exploratory studies. A total of 1,009 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 3,982 earned a Bplus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Poetter named to Wisconsin Lutheran’s dean’s list FROM STAFF REPORTS

Emma Poetter, a junior, of Federal Way, has been named to Wisconsin Lutheran College’s dean’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher.

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Author completes third historical mystery in novel series BY RAECHEL DAWSON rdawson@fedwaymirror.com

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s Federal Way resident Paul Boyce sifted through children’s books at Barnes and Noble, looking for something suitable for his grandchildren, he noticed a trend. “The only thing I could find was unrealistic fantasy novels with super powers and I was looking for something wholesome,” he said, “a way of life I used to know.” Boyce complained to his wife who responded, “You’re a good writer, why don’t you write something?” Four years later, Boyce has written a series of historical mystery novels published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. His third book, “The Hooks Files III” was published this past October. The self-described “engineer who happens to write” takes readers back to the 1930s during the Great Depression. His main characters, a retired civil engineer named Elias Hooks and two 11-year-old cousins, live in a small town and solve mysteries using the technology available at that time — libraries, newspapers and photographic film. Hooks happens to be the county coroner, giving him

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Federal Way author Paul Boyce writes mystery novels that take place in a small town in the 1930s. “The Hooks Files” is a series of three books. Contributed photo because people are too busy, driving on the freeway and have more demands. “Kids didn’t have the formal football league, soccer league, basketball league,” Boyce said. “Moms weren’t driving back and forth. When I was a kid there were three modes of transportation: walk, run or I could ride my bicycle.” Boyce mirrors his background growing up in a small railroad town with that of the characters in his stories. And, like many authors, he’s used some of his own life experiences as well. One such experience involves the mystery of a “young fellow who was killed by a train” that results in an unfair lawsuit against

the railroad company. “They get the railroad off the hook by using their problem-solving strategies,” he said. “They used a particular quirk of photography to substantiate the railroad in the events that took place.” “The Hooks Files” series is written for 12-year-olds and older. Each book takes Boyce, on average, three months to write and edit, but an additional six months to a year before it’s sitting on the bookshelf. Boyce is currently in the process of submitting a manuscript for a nonfiction book that dives into his 89-year-old uncle’s time serving as a carrier in World War II before the age of 20. “I’m folding his personal-

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School Directors’ Association, Association of Educational Service Districts and broader education community take time in January to honor board members from Washington’s 295 school districts and nine elected educational service district boards. “Our 1,477 school directors volunteer several hundred thousand hours each year to make sure each student has a strong and meaningful educa-

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and Native American tribes. The committee also considers bills relating to housing, including the accessibility and affordability of housing, state assistance to low-income housing, housing authorities and the Housing Finance Commission. The House Transportation Committee considers the transportation budget, revenue sources for transportation funding and issues relating to transportation policy and transportation agencies, including the Washington State Department of Transportation and the

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Improving access to healthy food for South King County residents is one goal of Highline College’s new Urban Agriculture/Food Security project. The project was recently awarded a twoyear $80,000 grant from the King Conservation District Regional Food System program. Some grant funds will be used for scholarships for low-income prospective students. The scholarships will allow students to begin classes right away, instead of waiting for financial aid awards, which can take up to three months. “Some areas of South King County offer little access to wholesome food or qualify as food deserts,” said Raegan Copeland, a Highline

faculty member who led the effort in Highline’s new project. “Through our program, students will learn how to grow organic food even in tight spaces. The food can supplement their own diets and give them a way to earn money through their own food-related businesses.” Food deserts exist where residents do not have convenient access to healthy food — especially fruits and vegetables — in their communities. With the new grant, Highline will recruit participants from the area’s immigrant and refugee communities. For those learning English, support will be available in each class. Approximately 7,000 students attend Highline each quarter for English As a Second Language instruction. The grant will also allow the college to expand its Urban Agriculture certificate program. The 19-credit program consists of seven courses covering topics such as

designing and preparing small-scale urban plots, using plant-based foods as medicine and developing business opportunities. It began in spring 2014 with the creation of the college’s campus garden. Students can begin the nine-month certificate program during winter quarter. Classes will begin Jan. 11. The college’s 80-acre campus provides plenty of space for demonstrating and practicing urban agriculture, agroforestry and edible landscaping. Through these efforts, Highline will promote deeper understanding of and support for community-wide food security. The total cost of Highline’s two-year project is $194,000. The college is funding the balance of the project, which it expects to become self-sustaining through tuition revenue. Highline’s grant is one of nine awarded by the King Conservation District, which supports projects that strengthen

the local food economy. The nine grants, totaling $663,878, were the first award of its kind from the agency. Most cities in King County and all of unincorporated King County are members of the district. For students who do not qualify for scholarships because they live in areas outside of the district’s boundaries, such as Federal Way, the college will help find other sources to fund their education based on their eligibility. Several college departments and programs have collaborated to develop and run the Urban Agriculture program, including Achieve, Art, Biology, Business, Continuing Education, Economics, ESL, Facilities, Nutrition and StartZone, which provides entrepreneurship support. Details about the Urban Agriculture certificate program and classes are available at ce.highline.edu.

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of Ironies” award as she was staying in a hotel built by Garco. She could have doubled the award if she had used a hotel phone to call in and vote no. Brigadoon was the magical fantasy city that would only appear for one day once every 100 years, then disappear again. The “Brigadoon” award goes to the downtown city park. It wasn’t there for 100 years and then it mysteriously appeared in 2014 only to disappear again. Will it return? As the old saying goes “politics make strange bed fellows.” The award for the “Strangest Bed Fellows” goes to Ferrell, who was pictured in brochures from competing partisan candidates. Republican Teri Hickel featured him giving her the Key to the City while Democrat Carol Gregory also featured him prominently. I got really confused in that election. Which one did he endorse again? “Best Political Picture” of the recent campaigns? That goes to Federal Way Councilwoman Lydia Assefa-Dawson, whose smiling, laughing picture presented her as warm, approachable and sincere. The picture achieved its goal. When you saw it, you really wanted to like that person. She won, now can she live up to her potential and be a real advocate for those in need? The “Most Humorous Political Mailer” as mentioned by both Republicans and Democrats was from supporters of Carol Gregory. On the outside the mailer said, “Teri

Christ, Alliance for a Just Society and others who support Wal-Mart workers in this effort to reduce income inequality and make lives better for Wal-Mart workers here and across the nation. By joining together we can and will change Wal-Mart, and the lives of millions of workers, for the better.

Mary Watkines is a Federal Way Wal-Mart associate who was fired after speaking out to make her workplace better. Dee Bolden is a UFCW 21 member who works at Safeway. UFCW 21 is the state’s largest private sector union with over 46,000 members working at grocery stores, retail, healthcare and other industry jobs.

Hickel education plan”; the inside was empty. The “Dumbest Comment by a Presidential Contender” goes to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who shrugged off any need for government action after the massacre of nine people at an Oregon Community College with the comment “stuff happens.” Runner-up was one of many by Donald Trump who after the San Bernardino shootings called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Thanks for handing extremists such a great recruiting tool Donald. And the winner of our contest to lead the tourist attraction board as our “Spend at Home” champion goes to Lydia Assefa-Dawson who said she “takes visitors to places outside of Federal Way for entertainment because there is nothing to do here.” Well, that ought to help our business community. The “It’s My Gavel, Not Yours” award goes to moderator T.M. Sell who ruled Ferrell out of order after his intemperate interruption of the council candidate debate. Great theater, bad behavior. Although, Ferrell also gets the “It’s my Gavel, Not Yours” runner-up award after he ruled Maloney out of order in another Ferrell temper tantrum. It woke up the crowd at a boring council meeting. Happy New Year, and thanks for reading.

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STEEL LAKE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

Baseball and softball sign-ups are just around the corner. Steel Lake Little League is currently accepting online registration for the 2016 season for boys and girls. In addition, they will be holding two in-person registration events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 23 at the King County Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way. Tryouts (evaluations) for AAA and Majors is Feb. 6 and 10. This year, Steel Lake Little League is now offering girls fastpitch softball. Visit the leagues update website for more information at www.steellakelittleleague. com/home.php.

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trophy case and a wall of fame adorn the walls of the entrance to the Decatur High School gym. Plaques highlight photos of basketball players from the ‘90s, such as Roberto Bergersen and Quincy Wilder, to more recent phenoms, such as Marcus Tibbs. Alongside the players’ plaques are the accomplishments of Decatur teams through the years. District championship and state tournament plaques are scattered around the case. Decatur’s head coach David Choi can’t help but get excited when he thinks about the school’s past glory on the basketball court. “Growing up, we always heard stories about guys like Bergersen and Wilder,” Choi said. “People were really excited about being a part of Decatur basketball. For me and a lot of my friends, we grew up dreaming about that day.” The coaches know that losses like the one Federal Way handed them are part of the growing pains of rebuilding a program. They also know what it takes to avoid those losses from their playing days. Choi was a senior on the 2006-07 Decatur team that

ended a seven-year drought of state tournament appearances for the Gators. That team would begin a six-year streak of the Gators making it to at least the regional round of the state playoffs. In that time frame, they earned a fifth and sixth place finish at the state tournament. They were also district champions during the 2006-07 year. It was a run reminiscent of the ‘90s when the school made the state tournament eight out of 10 times. Assistant coach Rob Oliver was a member of the 2009-10 team that took third place in the West Central District 4A tournament. They would go on to place fifth in the state tournament. C-team coach Anthony Kim was a first-team allleague player as a senior in 2006, the year before Decatur ended their state tournament drought. They made it to the district playoffs, but just barely missed the tournament. As coaches, they’re hoping to see the return of Decatur basketball to prominence in the city. For the past three years, the best the Gators could muster was a quick exit in the 2013 West Central District 3A tournament. “The coaches definitely

have a winning mentality,” junior Rashon Slaughter said. “They don’t like losing. Being that they were former students who helped build a winning tradition. We see what they went through when they were in high school. We definitely want to add on to that legacy.” For the past two seasons, they have only played regular-season basketball. From the 2012-13 to 201415 seasons, the Gators were 23-39. “I want these kids to experience what we experienced as players,” Choi said. “You look at the crowd from the Decatur/Federal Way game, there were plenty of seats out there. I remember when we were playing, and that was pretty recently, you had to be there by the JV game to get in. So that’s our job, getting it back to where it used to be.” Last season they were 5-15 after moving back to 4A. While the move back to 4A has started rough for the team, many believe it was the correct move. There is some thought that the move down to 3A turned off some of the talented athletes from the area. Instead of playing against those they grew up playing against at Federal Way and Todd Beamer, they were playing schools like Lakes,

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Slaughter transferred to Decatur from Federal Way High School last season. The new offense and defense that they are running this year is a bit of a twist on what the coaches themselves ran under former Decatur coach Kevin Olson, who now coaches at Auburn Riverside. The coaches attribute both their system and winning mentality to Olson. They have also carried on the positive culture that Olson had while coaching at Decatur. “People are really sleeping on us,” Kelley said. “We haven’t made the playoffs in a couple years. We just come in here and work hard and hopefully we’ll make the playoffs.” The season has not been easy for the Gators so far. They currently have a record of 4-5. They were winless in their first four league games. Progress from last season has been evident as they have almost matched their win total from a year ago. This season they have had a tendency to start games well, but they have struggled in the middle of games. They either led, were tied or trailed by a point after one quarter against Spanaway Lake, Jefferson, Todd Beamer and Mount Rainier [ more DECATUR, page 13 ]


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Her mom looked up missing people in the Federal Way area and saw a picture of Crouson online and recognized him because of his beard. Crouson’s family said he was last seen on Dec. 4 and believed he left through his bedroom window to avoid being contacted by family, according to the Federal Way police report. He left without his car or wallet. Family members conducted an extensive search for Crouson, checking homeless shelters, food banks and homeless encampments in the area hoping to find him. His cousin said Crouson had grown “increasingly withdrawn” and appeared to be depressed.

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said. “We would love to have a real home court advantage, but we come out here and we know each guy has each other’s back. That’s the best thing about this team. We fight and we win or lose together.” As the team works to complete its turnaround, the coaches are hoping to see more fans in the stands at games. They’ve turned to social media as a way to reach out to fans and young players. The largest crowd the team has preformed in front of this season was at a recent pep assembly. Choi said that he could see the boost it gave the players at the assembly and is hoping that makes its way to the actual games at some point. “These last two seasons have been the first losing seasons in awhile,” Choi said. “Decatur has always been winners. In this district, only Federal Way has made the tournament as much as us since 2006.” Decatur is currently in the middle of a stretch of seven non-league games. They defeated Highline 88-57 on Dec. 21, their second biggest win of the season. They played Squalicum and Cedarcrest at the Yakima Sundome on Dec. 29 and 30 after the Mirror’s publishing deadline. Their next game will be on the road against Kent-Meridian on Jan. 5. Their next league game will be against Thomas Jefferson on Jan. 15. To make it to the post-season, the team will have a tall task ahead as they must finish as one of the top three teams from the South Puget Sound League Northwest. “Basketball is the greatest vehicle to teach life lessons in my opinion,” Choi said. “You face so much adversity. They face adversity together and that teaches them everything. We’re really trying to help them for the real world and I think we’re doing a good job.”

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New affordable apartments for seniors in Federal Way and families in Everett will be financed through $89 million, which the Washington State Housing Finance Commission approved on Dec. 17. The Commission finances affordable housing and nonprofit housing by issuing tax-exempt bonds or notes and allocating lowincome housing tax credits. Tax-exempt bonds allow developers to borrow at lower interest rates to create or renovate affordable

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Man robbed at gunpoint: At 1:29 a.m. on Dec. 17 in the 2100 block of SW Campus Drive, a victim called to report he had been robbed at gunpoint for his marijuana and $20. He initially provided a written statement, but then became upset with the police during the interview. He refused to provide any further information and told police he didn’t want any help. He fled on his bicycle. The case was closed due to an uncooperative victim. Man assaults wife’s lover: At 3:12 a.m. on Dec. 17 in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, police responded to investigate an

housing, while the lowincome housing tax credit allows them to raise capital by selling the credits to investors. (The dollar amount is the estimated tax-credit equity over 10 years.) The second phase of a planned two-building housing development for seniors near Celebration Park, the Celebration Senior Living West project will add 189 apartments and share many ammenities with the existing building (Celebration Senior Living East), while saving low-income seniors several hundred dollars than they would pay in market rents. Celebration Senior Living West is located at 1316 S. 328th St. (Senior Housing Assistance Group, $21 million tax-exempt bond, $11.1 million estimated tax-

assault. Police contacted a man with a black eye that was swollen shut. The man told police he was having an affair with a woman in his apartment when her husband entered the bedroom and assaulted him. The husband strangled and punched the man. The husband told police that the other resident of the apartment gave him a key, but it did not work. The other resident denied this claim, saying she never gave him a key. The husband told police he used the back sliding door instead to enter the apartment. She told the man to leave and he refused. She believed he was using a main-

Americans generate approximately 25 percent more waste during the holidays than throughout the year, according to the city of Federal Way. Here are free recycling options for materials commonly generated during the holidays: • Styrofoam block recycling: Free Styrofoam block

recycling runs through Jan. 15 at the Federal Way City Hall parking lot, 33325 Eighth Ave. S. Only clean white Styrofoam blocks are accepted for recycling — please no cups, food trays, foam sheeting or other plastics. • Holiday tree recycling: Cut, natural holiday trees are picked up for free from all Federal Way residents on the regular neighborhood collection day during the week of Jan. 4. • TVs and computers: Drop off televisions, computers, monitors, laptops and tablets — working or not — at Goodwill, 32521 Pacific Highway S. or Deseret Industries, 2200 S. 320th St. for free recycling through the E-Cycle Washington program. Other non-working electronics are

accepted at the city’s recycling event on April 16 at the Wild Waves parking lot. • Clothing and shoes: Donate all your unwanted clothing, shoes and linens, including those that are ripped, stained or torn to Goodwill, 32521 Pacific Highway S. or Deseret Industries, 2200 S. 320th St. • Used cooking oil: Recycle cooking oil in the black tank at French Lake Dog Park, 31531 First Ave. S. The tank is located on the right as you drive in. • Wrapping paper: Curbside recycling is unlimited, so if your recycling cart fills up with wrapping paper and gift boxes, put the extras in a can or cardboard box labeled “recycling” and set it next to your recycling cart. You can also drop off a wide range of recyclables at Bow

Lake Recycling Center, 18800 Orillia Road S., Tukwila. • Holiday schedule: Waste Management observes only three holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. There is no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on these days. Service will be one day later that week for those scheduled on or after the holiday. This New Year’s day, all Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday during both of those weeks. Waste Management will post updates if weather conditions prevent safe collection of garbage at www.wmnorthwest.com/weatherboard. For more recycling information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/recycling.

tenance key. Police arrested the husband for burglary. He told police that he may have overreacted and that he was glad he didn’t kill the other man. Couple caught stealing at mall: At 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 17 at The Commons mall, police responded to a theft at Macy’s. A couple had concealed over $400 worth of merchandise in a bag and left the store. The bag was hidden under a Seahawks blanket on the female suspects motorized scooter. Police also found burglary tools and heroin paraphernalia on the suspects. The suspects were arrested and trespassed from the mall.

Manager assaulted at theater: At 9:46 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Century Theaters, a manager attempted to stop a female from taking merchandise from the listed location without paying. Another suspect sprayed what appeared to be pepper spray into the manager’s face. All suspects fled the location without being identified. Unknown man chases middle schooler: At 7:57 a.m. on Dec. 15 in the 2200 block of SW 346th St., a person called to report seeing an unknown male chasing a juvenile girl earlier in the morning. Officers contacted her mother and she told them she was aware of the

incident. Officers spoke with the girl who was chased and obtained a written statement. They also obtained a statement from another student. No evidence was located and there was no recorded surveillance or witnesses. The case is active as of this writing. Woman assaults boyfriend, smashes TV: At 1:43 a.m. on Dec. 15 in the 31700 block of 50th Terrace SW, a couple had an altercation that turned physical. The female assaulted the male by biting him and drawing blood. She also smashed his flat screen television, which caused massive and irreparable damage. The female was arrested

at the scene and booked into SCORE Jail. The victim was uncooperative with the investigation and declined helping with prosecution. Mother slaps daughter: At 12:01 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the 100 block of SW 330th St., a school psychologist reported that a mother slapped a student in the head numerous times because the braids in her hair fell out. Child Protective Services was contacted and reported another active case from Dec. 10. As of this writing, Child Protective Services is making arrangements to have the daughter stay with her biological father.

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Public Hearing Conclusion of the Neighborhood Stabilization (NSP3) Program 3 Grant Funding NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Federal Way Human Services Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hylebos Conference Room on the second floor at City Hall (33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington 98003), to complete the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 grant program. Detailed information about the NSP3 program is available for review during regular business hours at the Community Development Office (address above). For additional information, please contact Jeri-Lynn Clark, Community Services Staff, at 253835-2401, during normal business hours. Written comments on Federal Way’s NSP3 program will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2016, and may be forwarded to: City of Federal Way, Attn: Jeri-Lynn Clark, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003. Any person may present written comments to the Human Services Commission during the hearing, and/or may appear at the public hearing to give public testimony Reasonable accommodations at the public hearing such as sign language interpretation or alternate formats for printed materials are available for individuals with disabilities, with advance notice. The Hylebos Conference Room at City Hall complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call Jeri-Lynn Clark at (253) 835-2401 at least one business day in advance to request accommodation. For TDD relay service call 1-800-8336388/TDD or 1-800-833-6384/voice. To be published in the Federal Way Mirror on January 1, 2016. FWM 2303

CITY OF FEDERAL WAY REQUEST FOR BIDS Citywide Flashing Yellow Arrow Retrofits Project RFB # 15-014 SUBMITTAL OF SEALED BIDS: Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through January 12, 2016, until 10:00 a.m., at the City Hall Purchasing Office or by US Mail at City of Federal Way, Purchasing Office, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington 98003. Proposals received after 10:00 a.m. on said date will not be considered. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 12, 2016, 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: Improvements for Citywide Flashing Yellow Arrow Retrofits Project include installing several flashing yellow arrow signal heads including all corresponding signal equipment upgrades at multiple intersection locations. The improvements also include installation of advance overhead signage at multiple locations. The Contractor shall complete all work within 60 working days. The bidder is urged to check the plans and contract provisions carefully. All bid proposals shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all other contract documents now on file in the Purchasing Office of the City of Federal Way. Bid documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at (253) 835-2526. Any questions concerning the description of the work contained in the contract documents must be directed to Sarady Long, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, by facsimile at (253) 835-2709, or by letter addressed to Sarady Long, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer prior to bid opening date. PURCHASE OF BID DOCUMENTS: Bidders may purchase copies of the Bidding Documents (half-size plans) in person, or by mailing a

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Twenty-Five and no/100 Dollars ($25.00) (non-refundable) check or cashiers’ check payable to the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Fede r a l Wa y, WA 98003-6325, phone (253) 835-2526. If purchasing by mail, please indicate your request for Bidding Documents for RFB #15-014 Citywide Flashing Yellow Arrow Retrofits Project. Informational copies of maps, plans, and specifications are available for review at the Public Works Department, Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Bidding Documents are also available for review at the following Plan Centers: Daily Journal of Commerce, Attn: Plancenter.com, 83 Columbia St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104 Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center, 921 SW Washington St, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97205 McGraw Hill, 200 SW Michigan St, Suite 100A, Seattle, WA 98106 Valley Plan Center, 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36, PMB 334, Seattle, WA 98133 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Contractor Plan Center, 14625 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015 Contractor’s Resource Center, 2301 So Jackson Street, Suite 101B, Seattle, WA 98144 Isqft Planroom, 2606 2nd Ave #244, Seattle, WA 98121 oregon-washington@isqft.com The City, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 C.F.R., Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. The City encourages minority and women-owned firms to submit bids consistent with the City’s policy to insure that such firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The City anticipates awarding this project to the successful bidder and intends to give Notice to Proceed as soon as the Contract and all required associated documents are executed in full. 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 bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Dated the 17th day of December, 2015. Dates of Publication: Daily Journal of Commerce: December 19, 2015 December 26, 2015 Federal Way Mirror: December 25, 2015 January 1, 2016 FWM 2301

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Community CALENDAR Jan. 2

Master Gardener Clinic: A trained Master Gardener from the WSU Cooperative Extension will be at the library to answer questions and offer suggestions on plant care at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Bring your questions, and if possible, your plant. For more information, visit www.kcls. org or call 253-839-3668. Science on the Sound: Dr. Fritz Stahr, of the University of Washington, will present on the topic, “Exploring Underwater with Remote Operated Vehicles: How You, too, Can Become an ROV Pilot” from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the MaST Center Aquarium located at 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S. For more information, contact Woody Moses at wmoses@ highline.edu, call 206-592-3329 or visit mast.highline.edu.

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Jan. 9

Historical Society of Federal Way: Stop by the information table in the lobby to learn about the Society’s many projects at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www. kcls.org or call 253-839-3668.

Jan. 10

Mobile Office Hours for Congressman Adam Smith: Congressman Adam Smith’s office will be hosting mobile office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Staff members are able to assist constituents with Federal Agency issues (Social Security, Internal Revenue Service, State Department, etc), provide housing and financial support resources and help with federal grants.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Special guests Kareem Kandi on saxophone and Jared Hall on trumpet will join 200 Trio to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 10 at Marine View Church, located at 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma. For more information, contact Jim Foster at jimfoster@harbornet.com or call 253-229-9206.

Jan. 7

Warm Coat Drive: Front Porch Outreach and South King Fire & Rescue are collecting clean, gently used coats through Jan. 1, 2016 at South King Fire & Rescue, Station 65, located at 4966 S. 298th St. Auburn, and Front Port Community Outreach at Federal Way United Methodist Church, located at 29645 51st Ave. S. Auburn. For more information, contact Katherine Kerr at katherinekerr@outlook.com or call 360-489-8324. Free Holiday Tree Recycling: Fresh holiday trees will be picked up from all Federal Way residents through Friday, Jan. 8. Trees must

Meet the Author - Melinda Marie Jette: Join historian Melinda Jette, author of, At the Hearth of the Crossed Races: A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon, 1812-1859, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Learn about the social history of the nineteenth century French Prairie settlement in Willamette Valley, now commemorated by the Champoeg State Heritage Area in Marion County. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call

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be set out by 7 a.m. and cut in half if over 6 feet tall. Decorated or flocked trees cannot be composted and will be charged as garbage. Single-family: Dec. 28-Jan. 2 and Jan. 4-8 (on neighborhood collection day) Multifamily: Dec. 30 & Jan. 6. (Property managers must call 800-592-9995 to sign up for free service.) For more information, contact Jeanette Brizendine at recycle@cityoffederalway.com or call 253-835-2771. Free Styrofoam Block Drop Off: The City of Federal Way is hosting the annual Styrofoam winter collection event through Jan. 15 at Federal Way City Hall, located at 33325 Eighth Ave S. Collection carts will be located in the northeast corner of City Hall parking lot, with resident access available during daylight hours. Only clean, white, dry Styrofoam blocks can be accepted. Please do not bring cups, food trays, foam sheeting, plastic wrap or other plastics. For more information, contact Jeanette Brizendine at recycle@cityoffederalway.com or call 253-835-2771.

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United Way’s Free Tax Prep Campaign: Weekly volunteer shifts are available for United Way’s Free Tax Campaign from Jan. 11 through April 21 at the EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center, located at 31453 28th Ave. S. and Federal Way Multi-Service Center, located at 1200 S. 336th St. Volunteers can choose from being a tax preparer or welcoming clients and connecting them to healthcare and other public benefits. No tax experience needed. To learn more and register for your shift, visit www.uwkc.org/ taxvolunteer. Send Community Calendar items to editor@fedwaymirror.com

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Highly Capable Program seeks K-11 students FROM STAFF REPORTS

Getting enough rigor and challenge in academics can make a big difference in the performance and happiness of a child in school. Referrals to be considered to receive highly capable services starting in the 2016-17 school year for students in grades 1-11 will be accepted through Jan. 15. Any referred kindergarten student who is identified as eligible to receive highly capable services will have the opportunity to start services during the current school year. Federal Way Public Schools provides services and opportunities for highly capable students to stretch themselves academically. Here are some signs your student may be highly capable and may benefit from highly capable services: • Is your student intellectually engaged and highly involved in activities? • Is your student not just top of the group, but beyond the group?

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• Does your student absorb information and then manipulate it? • Does your student think creatively to solve problems? • Does your student think independently and at times challenge authority? • Does your student take risks consistently because he/she wants to know what will happen? Parents, staff, students and community members can all refer any student currently enrolled in grades K-11 in Federal Way Public Schools. To refer a student, complete an online form at www.fwps.org or download the form and print. If you need a paper copy of the referral form, check with the main office at your student’s current school. When complete, return any printed forms to Federal Way Public Schools; Educational Service Center; ATTN: Highly Capable Services; 33330 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003. These referrals serve only to initiate a process to evaluate eligibility to receive highly capable services. Referrals must be received at the Educational Service Center no later than Jan. 15 in order to be considered.

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Chamber of Commerce officials worked through their disagreement this year over the city’s business district associations proposal. Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Rebecca Martin and board chair Lori Santamaria testified against the proposal at a January City Council meeting, stating the associations would stretch the financial resources of the business community, as Business District Associations typically require voluntary dues or taxes. In February, the city and Chamber took steps to restore friendly relations. • The city also worked through controversial contract negotiations with Centerstage Theatre in May, when city officials decided to terminate it’s contract with the community theater. The council approved a contract with Centerstage in August. The agreement will run through June 2018. The city will pay a management fee of $82,000 a year through April 2016. The fee will increase to $100,000 from May 2016 through June 2018. • The city terminated its contractor for Town Square Park in February. The city sent a termination letter to contractor Nakano Associates on Feb. 3 after employees presented $3.4 million improvement plans for Town Square Park, $1.7 million over the city’s budget, at a Federal Way City Council retreat Jan. 31. In March, the city moved forward with the redesign and upgrades for Town Square Park, approving the first design that inclues a larger lawn, a children’s play area, spray park, restrooms, basketball courts and a walking path. • South King Fire and Rescue approved a $53 million bond measure in March,

which failed by 3 percent in a special election. However, in July the fire board agreed to place a $39 million bond on the Nov. 3 ballot, which voters approved. The funds will provide new equipment and upgrades for the fire district. • Whether marijuana-related businesses should be allowed in Federal Way also dominated headlines in 2015. In March, the council temporarily banned medical marijuana businesses, and they moved forward with temporarily banning recreational marijuana businesses for the third time in April. City officials put the decision into voters’ hands with an advisory vote in November, when voters said “no” to marijuana businesses in Federal Way. The council ultimately voted in December to ban marijuana retail stores. • Homeless advocates urged the City Council to locate a homeless day shelter in Federal Way in February. The project gained momentum throughout the year and by October, the council approved $100,000 in funding for a temporary day shelter in Federal Way. • Federal Way Public Schools named Tammy Campbell as the district’s new superintendent in April. Many in the community have already lauded Campbell as a strong leader who is bringing about positive change to the district. • The city celebrated its 25th anniversary in June with a four-day carnival at Town Square Park. • Mayor Jim Ferrell said Washington State University officials were eyeing a branch campus in Federal Way in July. The council approved a $75,000 needs assesment college study in September. • The Sound Transit board in July selected Interstate 5 as its preferred route for light rail to Federal Way.

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