Bob Roegner

Deputy mayor and new relationships | Inside Politics

With the elections over, you might think that city politics are over as well. That would be wrong. The holidays are for political maneuvering and… Continue reading

No home for the homeless? | Inside Politics

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year for those of us with homes, fireplaces, food and a bed to sleep in. Not everyone is… Continue reading

Changes in store for Federal Way after election | Inside Politics

Federal Way voters sent a clear message that a new level of progress has arrived.

Resident questions and answers | Inside Politics

Sometimes I get questions and comments from residents on the columns I write. Under the assumption that others might have the same question, I will… Continue reading

Winners and losers: Election 2017 | Inside Politics

Turnout will play a big role in determining election winners in Federal Way. Even though city and county elections are non-partisan, party affiliation is important… Continue reading

City backed into financial corner | Inside Politics

With some council members using the term “no choice,” the City Council approved Mayor Jim Ferrell’s recommendation to refinance the purchase of the Target property… Continue reading

Ferrell’s money overwhelms | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell’s record as mayor has been mixed. But as the incumbent he is the front runner. He rightfully takes credit for construction of the… Continue reading

Moore, Flygare race a head scratcher | Inside Politics

The race for council Position 6 has the two candidates, Martin Moore and Roger Flygare, whom voters seem to have the most questions about. Many… Continue reading

Celski, Johnson: a contrast and choice | Inside Politics

The race for position No. 2 on the City Council between Bob Celski and Jesse Johnson provides voters with an interesting contrast and choice. Celski… Continue reading

Schools provide leadership test | Inside Politics

At last week’s meeting, the mayor and Federal Way City Council considered the question of whether or not to provide a public endorsement for Federal… Continue reading

Noble-Gulliford, Tran and the Democrats | Inside Politics

In the primary election for City Council Position 4, the big surprise was that first-time candidate Hoang Tran came out leading. Tran was up against… Continue reading

True vision is needed | Inside Politics

Other than Mayor Jim Ferrell, is anyone else brokenhearted about Dick’s Drive-in choosing Kent, near Highline, rather than Federal Way for a new location? Dick’s… Continue reading

The changing face of Federal Way | Inside Politics

From our names — Stone’s Landing, Redondo and Federal Way — to our population and our governmental structures, we have come a long way since… Continue reading

Local legislators impact 2017 session | Inside Politics

The 2017 session of the state Legislature was among the most challenging in years. Under pressure from the state Supreme Court, almost everything took second… Continue reading

No place for racism here | Inside Politics

Aug.12, 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia: A white supremacist rally in support of keeping Confederate statues turns ugly. A young woman, there to oppose the racists views… Continue reading

Safe injection site debate a political sham | Inside Politics

The Aug. 8 City Council discussion on a resolution opposing a safe injection site for heroin addicts in Federal Way was not the city’s finest… Continue reading

Ferrell, Honda, Tran and Noble-Gulliford advance | Inside Politics

With 56 percent of the primary vote total, Federal Way incumbent Jim Ferrell holds a comfortable lead over Councilwoman Susan Honda in the race for… Continue reading

Blinks, threats and politics | Inside Politics

A historical legislative process has finally come to an end but not without gamesmanship that included blinks, threats and politics. In the process, the state… Continue reading

McNey departs; Trouble for Ferrell? | Inside Politics

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell has been thought to be coasting to an easy re-election. But every election has moments that have the potential to… Continue reading

Mayor/council debate lively | Inside Politics

There was a big turnout last week at the Mirror political forum for candidates running in the primary for mayor and city council. Most attendees… Continue reading