Bob Roegner

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

Mid-year political humor | Inside Politics

Politicians are just like the rest of us; sometimes they say and do things they should have thought about more carefully. President Donald Trump has… Continue reading

Tran, Edwards round out position 4 | Inside Politics

There are four candidates running for position 4, the open seat on the City Council. Last week we looked at Diana Noble-Gulliford and Jack Stanford,… Continue reading

Vacant council position draws 4 | Inside Politics

The retirement of long-time City Council member Jeanne Burbidge has opened the door for four candidates to replace her. The primary election on Aug. 1… Continue reading

Third mayoral candidate: Mark Greene | Inside Politics

Mark Greene is either incredibly persistent or just plain stubborn. After running for, and losing, several campaigns for different offices in at least three different… Continue reading

Quixote Honda in uphill battle? | Inside Politics

Elections are always about the incumbent, and in this year’s mayoral race that is Jim Ferrell. Has he accomplished enough during his term of office… Continue reading

Ferrell looks to avoid history repeat | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell wants another term as mayor, but even after four years we still don’t know him very well, and he remains an enigma. He… Continue reading

Compassion or politics? | Inside Politics

While the aftermath of the presidential election, alternative facts and the never-ending chaos of the Trump White House has taken a toll, wary voters are… Continue reading

Filing week surprises | Inside Politics

Despite a well-oiled rumor mill of speculation, there were still some filing week surprises. It was assumed that longtime council member Jeanne Burbidge would retire… Continue reading

Governing is more than photo ops | Inside Politics

It’s filing week for candidates. Who will win, and will our priorities change? Building the Performing Arts and Event Center or a park is fun… Continue reading

Federal Way voters a hot commodity | Inside Politics

Democrat and Independent voters in Federal Way have become a hot commodity! And if you’re a Republican voter, you are likely to start drawing more… Continue reading

Election field not set | Inside Politics

If you are considering running for public office in Federal Way this year, your time is growing short. Filing is only two weeks away, but… Continue reading

Will Violence Prevention Coalition report be implemented? | Inside Politics

After several months, the Violence Prevention Coalition steering committee presented its work to the city this past week. Commissioned after a series of murders last… Continue reading

Voters’ questions and answers | Inside Politics

I frequently receive questions and like to share them, and my answers, as other readers may have the same question. Q. Who made the deal… Continue reading

Sound Transit coming to town, but facing challenges | Inside Politics

When Sound Transit 3 was passed by voters last fall, it established a high point in the next phase of an ambitious plan to provide… Continue reading

Accountability needed more than ever | Inside Politics

As we look to local elections this year, the chaos in the other Washington reminds us we need accountability more than ever. We just passed… Continue reading