Letters to the Editor

A downtown in Federal Way is still possible

Is a core downtown really antiquated? Nice thoughtful comments by Ex-Auburn Mayor Bob Roegner and Mr. Federal Way regarding a core downtown. I’m reflecting on… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2017

Identifying people by race not always appropriate

I heartily embrace all of my different heritages, however, I don’t go by the term African-American, which columnist Bob Roegner indirectly referred to me as… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Commons Mall will never be downtown | Letter

The Commons at Federal Way is a source of endless discussion. Generally the subject is how to make it competitive with Westfield-South Center and Tacoma… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center continuing city’s mission | Letter

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center continues the city mission to create recreation facilities for all its citizens, from Celebration Park, the Community… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Federal Way schools need new grading system

As the 2017-2018 school year is about to begin are parents aware of the immediate urgency to upgrade our FW school district’s grading system in… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Conversation about heroin addiction needs to continue | Letter

I hope the Federal Way City Council’s rejection of safe injection sites is just the beginning of an informed conversation about how to address this… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Vote this upcoming election | Letter

What do Romania, Pakistan and Bulgaria all have in common? They all have a higher voter turnout than the United States. Not just those three,… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Commons mall has not changed for the better | Letter

We moved to Federal Way almost 20 years ago to get away from the SeaTac airport and the constant flights over our home in Boulevard… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Boxing programs don’t belong in schools | Letter

Regarding Jerod Young’s recent column on boxing: I have been a sports fan my entire life, but I’m beginning to look beyond the event or… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Violence prevention committee report should be followed | Letter

May I first congratulate Mayor Ferrell and council members for having the foresight to establish the Federal Way ViolencePrevention Coalition Steering Committee. This committee spent… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Edwards will serve city well if elected | Letter

I attended the Mirrors’ candidate forum July 12 and was impressed with Sharry Edwards’ answers to the questions. Go online and watch the forum for… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Noble-Gulliford right choice for council | Letter

One summer evening, I took advantage of an opportunity to attend the Federal Way Mirror sponsored candidate forum at Twin Lakes Country Club. Just so… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Ferrell taking city in wrong direction

With all the election candidates making more promises they can’t or don’t intend to keep, I think it would be interesting to see voters’ reactions… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Honda cares about people

Susan Honda cares about Federal Way. When I was struggling to keep Saghalie PTSA from disbanding a couple years ago, this lady showed up at… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2017

City should provide lake residents answers regarding algae

The Lake Jeane lakeside residents in Twin Lakes requested in March 2016 the Federal Way City Council consider approving an ordinance dealing with corrective enforcement… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017

Don’t get caught up in hype | Letter

Newspapers love a crisis. Reporting a crisis sells papers. All of the media does it, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Seattle… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Ferrell, McNey acted appropriately following incident

Although we do not know all of the story, I applaud both Mayor Jim Ferrell and Steve McNey for their handling of the incident involving… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Diversity in Federal Way should be celebrated | Letter

My wife and I went for a ride Saturday evening and ended up picking up some ice cream and going to Steel Lake in Federal… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2017

Email to city leads to fixed street problem | Letter

I finally got tired of hitting a hole in one of our streets and emailed city Public Works Director Marwan Salloum, told him where it… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

City needs plan for affordable housing, youth | Letter

Finally, someone with thoughts and a real plan in last week’s Mirror: Amy Johnson’s article about teen pregnancy and homelessness. I want to take it… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017