Bob Roegner

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.