Letters to the Editor

School district’s grading system is flawed

As the Federal Way community knows, I am and have been advocating for a plus/minus grading system over an ABCF grading system for some time… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2018

Kudos to Symphony and the PAEC

We attended the Federal Way Symphony’s performance on April 14. It was impressive and we enjoyed the selections they played. Some folks even brought their… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

To trust or not to trust

Can our elected officials be trusted? Merriam-Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” The Federal… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Great things happening in Federal Way this summer

I believe Keith Livingston hit the nail on the head in his column (Will Federal Way residents accept change?, April 6) describing some past and… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Thoughts on the excise tax from a Federal Way City Councilman

Being elected to your Federal Way City Council has been an honor, and I never forget who I serve. I ran for election understanding I… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2018

Federal Way citizens should be allowed to vote on utility tax

We are concerned with the City of Federal Way’s recent new tax proposal. A historical review of Federal Way’s utility tax appears to be relevant… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2018

Bravo to the Federal Way Symphony

We went to the Federal Way Symphony season finale on April 7. Bravo! Maestro A. Brian Davenport, soloist Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi, the orchestra members, and the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

My two cents on Roegner and his column

I feel compelled to offer my two cents regarding the Mirror’s Inside Politics author’s constant haranguing of our mayor, city council and city staff. Bob… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Fatal flaws in I-5 ramp proposals

I am responding to Scott Chase’s letter in the April 6 edition, in which he prefers an I-5 on/off-ramp at South 312th Street over one… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Reproductive health care options in King County

As a resident of King County for 37 years, I have worked for decades on behalf of a woman’s right to receive the full range… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2018

New I-5 ramp should remain at 312th Street

Back on Jan. 6, 2017, the Mirror reported, “Federal Way outlines legislative priorities for 2017,” which had another $1 million to study the new I-5… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Pot houses should not be tolerated

KOMO news broke a story on March 7 of this year. The headline: “10 arrested after almost $10 million worth of illegal marijuana found in… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Many people helped church mission

Thanks to the Mirror and especially to reporter Heidi Sanders for the excellent March 16 piece covering Marine View Presbyterian Church’s upcoming mission trip to… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

People need a dose of reality

What flavor Kool-Aid are people drinking? The mayor and council imposed a tax on Lakehaven Water and Sewer District to supplement the city budget. If… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

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