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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

Logo talk becomes mayor’s race debate | Inside Politics

An old joke has it that some people went to a fight and a hockey game broke out! Fights happen a lot at hockey games.… Continue reading

City improvements needed | Inside Politics

The city of Federal Way is almost 30 years old. We are far beyond putting council resolutions on napkins at local restaurants. We should be… Continue reading

Politicians and humor | Inside Politics

I thought former Vice President Joe Biden would be hard to beat for humor. But President Donald Trump has made more interesting comments in three… Continue reading

Alcott made us better | Inside Politics

The Mirror is what its name says: a reflection of the community it serves, for better or worse, be it sports, elections, weather, parades or… Continue reading

Tiny houses: What if? | Inside Politics

What if, three years ago, we had taken the problem of homelessness seriously? How many people living in the woods or sleeping in the doorway… Continue reading

Honda presents alternative to Ferrell | Inside Politics

Councilwoman Susan Honda responded to community speculation last week when she announced she will run for mayor against incumbent Jim Ferrell. Honda believes the city… Continue reading

Stand off on taxes and cops | Inside Politics

At the mayor-council retreat two weeks ago, there was a brief, but telling, exchange between Mayor Jim Ferrell and council member Dini Duclos over how… Continue reading