Federal Way

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Stolen, abandoned shopping carts are an eyesore in many communities, but Federal Way has come up with a solution: the Cart Recovery Team.

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Across the country, schools are trying to get more students to take classes that prepare them for college. Some offer special tutoring programs. Others just offer to pay students who do well. School officials in Federal Way say the trouble with those strategies is - it leaves is up to students or teachers to decide who’s sharp enough to take those classes.