Bob Roegner

Bob posted 427 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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Politicians and humor | Inside Politics

I thought former Vice President Joe Biden would be hard to beat…

  • Mar 16th, 2017 4:15pm

Alcott made us better | Inside Politics

The Mirror is what its name says: a reflection of the community…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 12:14pm

Tiny houses: What if? | Inside Politics

What if, three years ago, we had taken the problem of homelessness…

  • Mar 6th, 2017 5:14pm

Honda presents alternative to Ferrell | Inside Politics

Councilwoman Susan Honda responded to community speculation last week when she announced…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:31am

Stand off on taxes and cops | Inside Politics

At the mayor-council retreat two weeks ago, there was a brief, but…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 9:59am

Could Honda or Jarvis challenge Ferrell? | Inside Politics

Incumbent Mayor Jim Ferrell recently announced he will run for re-election. Ferrell…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 12:18pm

Education lead issue for legislature | Inside Politics

Last week I was in Olympia to watch democracy in action in…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 10:07am

Candidates for office in 2017 | Inside Politics

Three seats on the Federal Way City Council will be up for…

  • Jan 30th, 2017 3:26pm

Future mayors and the Celski appointment | Inside Politics

In my last column, I made a reference that several local residents…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 1:19pm

Newsmakers of 2017 | Inside Politics

The year 2017 is a local election year where major community issues…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 2:49pm

Public Official Awards for 2016 | Inside Politics

Each year I try and note special awards for issues and leaders…

  • Jan 5th, 2017 3:16pm

Federal Way moratorium ploy goes horribly wrong | Inside Politics

The plan seemed simple enough; after all, Industrial Realty Group had opened…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 3:07pm

2016 political humor | Inside Politics

Every year politicians and community leaders make comments worth sharing, and 2016…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 10:31am

Finding the political will to end poverty | Inside Politics

This week we celebrate another Thanksgiving with turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 4:08pm

Big Upset, Washington Normal | Inside Politics

A few weeks ago Donald Trump said “the election is rigged.” He…

  • Nov 18th, 2016 9:33am

No forgery, but way too cozy | Inside Politics

Two separate complaints were recently filed against Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 3:00pm

Washington, D.C. politics have officially arrived | Inside Politics

Just last month, incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee led Republican challenger Bill Bryant 39 percent to 30, according to an Elway poll, with 31 percent of voters undecided. Inslee’s number needs to be stronger. The poll also showed some vulnerability, with 58 percent rating the governor doing a “poor” or “fair” job.

  • Feb 26th, 2016 5:36pm

Candidates for Federal Way Mayor 2017 | Inside Politics

We are in the middle of the 2016 elections for the major offices in our state and nation, but the truly active are already planning for the city elections in 2017.

  • Feb 19th, 2016 7:23pm

Keeping an eye on Olympia this session | Inside Politics

I was in Olympia last week talking with legislators, and what a week it was! There was a lot of politics, some policy and behavior you wouldn’t believe. The real issue continues to be each party trying to score points on the other and get out of town with no political baggage.

  • Feb 5th, 2016 6:37pm

Keeping score of 2016 candidates | Inside Politics

You are going to need a scorecard and an eraser to keep track of the names running for state office this year, as changes keep coming.

  • Jan 28th, 2016 10:42pm

The race for Washington governor 2020 | Inside Politics

The first week of the state legislature was great theater if you are following the battle for power between the two parties and the race for governor between incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant.

  • Jan 25th, 2016 6:54pm

2016 Legislature, politics over policy | Inside Politics

Attendance was a little light at church this past Sunday due to the 10 a.m. start time of the Seahawks game.

  • Jan 15th, 2016 12:08am

Why 2016 will be a great political year | Inside Politics

This is what political columnists live for, as 2016 could be one of the most exciting political years in history.

  • Jan 7th, 2016 11:58pm

2015 political award winners in Federal Way | Inside Politics

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.

  • Dec 30th, 2015 12:33am

The humorous side of government | Inside Politics

Why is it that many losing candidates running for public office always want to blame the press, but winning candidates never think the press had anything to do with their success?

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 10:51pm

The Holy season is a time for thought and reflection, and there sure has been a lot of interesting political news to reflect on.

  • Dec 17th, 2015 11:30pm

‘Tis the season for political reflection | Inside Politics

The Holy season is a time for thought and reflection, and there sure has been a lot of interesting political news to reflect on.

  • Dec 17th, 2015 11:30pm

Candidates already making moves for next races | Inside Politics

If you thought politics were done for awhile, you were very wrong.

  • Dec 11th, 2015 1:46am

Voting forecast for Federal Way races | Inside Politics

The biggest race in the state this year is right here in Federal Way between Democratic incumbent legislator Carol Gregory and Republican challenger Teri Hickel.

  • Oct 29th, 2015 11:29pm

What’s riding on the Gregory-Hickel race outcome | Inside Politics

The marquee race this election season, both locally and statewide, is the battle to fill the remaining year on Roger Freeman’s term in the state House of Representatives.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015 12:55am

The marquee race this election season, both locally and statewide, is the battle to fill the remaining year on Roger Freeman’s term in the state House of Representatives.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015 11:55pm

Lydia vs. Mark: The most unusual council race | Inside Politics

The most unusual race of the entire slate of candidates running for any office in Federal Way this year: Lydia Assefa-Dawson versus Mark Green for the City Council.

  • Oct 15th, 2015 11:38pm

Races to watch: Fire district and school board | Inside Politics

Next week is the Mirror’s second debate. Though typically low key, the race for the Federal Way school board between Claire Wilson and Angela Griffin, along with the race for the South King Fire and Rescue board of commissioners between Bill Fuller and Roger Flygare are worth watching.

  • Oct 8th, 2015 10:51pm

Can public vote on the events center? | Inside Politics

A citizen’s initiative to limit taxpayer subsidy of the Performing Arts and Events Center has restarted the debate about the role of residents’ participation in the decisions of their government. Unfortunately, the disagreements between the two sides have been harsh.

  • Oct 2nd, 2015 5:31pm

David and Goliath: Can Thumbi defeat Duclos? | Inside Politics

In his quest to unseat Dini Duclos from her hold on Position 7 of the City Council, P.K.Thumbi might feel a little more like Don Quixote tilting at windmills than a political candidate.

  • Sep 18th, 2015 12:00am

Are the Federal Way mayor and council listening? | Inside Politics

The primary fear is loss of power, but the other worry seems to be plain old habit.

  • Sep 11th, 2015 12:04am

The front runner so far in Koppang-Hiller race | Inside Politics

The race to replace departing Councilman Bob Celski has brought together two people who have much in common, but also some differences — Mark Koppang and Julie Hiller.

  • Sep 4th, 2015 12:24am

Clinton led to Ferrell-Hickel key debate | Inside Politics

Apparently receiving the “Key to the City” is the gift that keeps on giving, and after tax credits for the Performing Arts and Events Center, it’s the hottest debate in town.

  • Aug 28th, 2015 5:47pm

Major upsets with primary election results | Inside Politics

In the midst of a predictable primary election, there were two major surprises.

  • Aug 17th, 2015 5:38pm

2016: Let the back alley knife fight begin | Inside Politics

This year is the warm-up act for 2016, which will be a significant year in politics.

  • Aug 7th, 2015 7:14pm