Letters to the Editor

Utility tax not a sign of strong leadership

Is forcing a municipal corporation of the State of Washington Utility Company to collect a 7.75-percent tax for the citylegal? It was disappointing to see… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

The task of building a strong community

The results that come from making tough decisions with a forward-looking view can elicit praise but also scorn. During my first four years as mayor,… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Federal Way land owner right to clear property

Regarding the underbrush removed at the Weyerhaeuser site, it is far-fetched to call it “environmental rape” as one person did in a letter to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

City officials need to explain rationale

An open letter to the Federal Way City Council: Please explain why you chose litigation over negotiation with Lakehaven Water and Sewer District? Peter Sanchez,… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

March to eliminate gangs, not guns

When students walked out of school last week, it was not about student safety. It was about gun control. The political sponsors of the events… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Council did not solve money problems with utility tax

After the citizens voiced their concerns about the 7.75-percent utility tax on Lakehaven Water and Sewer District, they could no longer ask questions, and I… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Resident wants to file petition challenging utility tax

Citizens of Federal Way: I attended the Federal Way City Council meeting regarding the 7.75 percent utility tax on our residents. Most of all the… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Students should protest bullying

Students, now that you have protested gun violence, I challenge you to end all violence in your schools. I challenge you to end bullying by… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

More tax code reform needed

As someone who has lived in Federal Way for over 25 years, maintaining the high quality of our public schools is important to me. That… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Mayor disputes Roegner’s column

During my tenure as mayor of Federal Way, I have always been a strong proponent of open government, healthy and informed debate, and the need… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

TJ students helped many

During a time when we hear lots of negative news coming from high schools, I would like to make note of the positive things our… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2018

Articles about role models important

I read the Mirror’s article about Phiona Mutesi, the Queen of Katwe, after I had both read the book and seen the film. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Wilson better choice for state Senate seat

The 30th District has another opportunity to send another dynamic leader to Olympia. Claire Wilson announced her bid for 30th District Senate, challenging Sen. Mark… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

District 30 legislators deserve kudos

I think that we should all be appreciative of our representatives in the 30th legislative district for voting no on restricting open records access to… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

City should have done more after trees cleared

I was glad to see that the disastrous clearing of trees along Weyerhaeuser Way was the lead article in the March 2 Mirror, but it… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Get rid of gun-free zones

Ever since the beginning of time, the world has had bad guys. We have tried many ways to come to grips with this situation. Remember… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guns in classes a bad idea

In response to President Donald Trump’s “idea” of arming a few teachers in each school with a weapon to protect students and to also give… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Miloscia receptive to constituents

I am writing in response to Sam Rise’s Feb. 10 letter regarding District 30 Sen. Mark Miloscia. Contrary to what Sam shared in that letter,… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Mirror soft on reporting crime stats

Your recent story about issues surrounding the Federal Way Day Center buried the lead. Crime is up 71 percent in the area surrounding the day… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Support Land Conservation Initiative to protect Weyerhaeuser campus

Being outside in parks and wilderness and enjoying natural resources is a way of life for us all in King County. However, with a projected… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2018