Bob Roegner

Federal Way moratorium ploy goes horribly wrong | Inside Politics

The plan seemed simple enough; after all, Industrial Realty Group had opened the door. All Mayor Jim Ferrell and his staff had to do was… Continue reading

2016 political humor | Inside Politics

Every year politicians and community leaders make comments worth sharing, and 2016 was no exception. Since Federal Way Mirror Publisher Rudi Alcott is a mite… Continue reading

Finding the political will to end poverty | Inside Politics

This week we celebrate another Thanksgiving with turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and football on a high definition big screen television. We give thanks for our… Continue reading

Big Upset, Washington Normal | Inside Politics

A few weeks ago Donald Trump said “the election is rigged.” He also said, “the Electoral College is a disaster for democracy.” Hillary Clinton won… Continue reading

No forgery, but way too cozy | Inside Politics

Two separate complaints were recently filed against Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s Chief of Staff, Brian Wilson. The first was an allegation by former Planning… Continue reading

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

‘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.

Candidates already making moves for next races | Inside Politics

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

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.

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.

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.