Letters to the Editor

Legislators failing in their ‘paramount duty’ | Letter

I’m getting to believe no one in our community knows about the state Legislature’s failure to meet its single “paramount duty” to address the inequitable… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2017

South King leaders must unite to oppose airport expansion | Letter

South King County has been used as a “dumping ground” in terms of toxic pollutants and noise disturbance from the continued increase of air traffic… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2017

Legislators need to compromise on education funding | Letter

Both the House and the Senate are controlled by the Democrats, and the McCleary funding problem would have been addressed had not one Democratic senator… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2017

Ferrell has served city well

As a longtime resident of Federal Way, I have been reading your paper’s letters for many decades and agree with some opinions and disagree with… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2017

Flight patterns should be directed away from homes

In answer to a letter about the column on airplane noise being right on — really? We moved to Federal Way in 1997, from Boulevard… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Mr. FW column minimizes important issue

Mr. Federal Way: Regarding your airplane noise opinion — wow, just wow! I cannot believe that someone so lacking in knowledge on this subject would… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2017

Mr. FW column on the mark about airplane noise

I am a Federal Way resident, living about a mile or maybe even a little bit less west of Marine Hills. I wanted to say… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2017

Bryce will be missed at Centerstage

A big heartfelt thank you to Alan Bryce, artistic director of Centerstage Theatre, for his many years of dedication and commitment to bringing great live… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2017

Area needs second regional airport

Yes, Mr. Federal Way, there is a serious crime problem in the South Sound region, but have you considered that noise level, along with quality… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

More airplanes affecting quality of life

With his dismissive comments about “260 more planes,” Mr. Federal Way proves that people in the south end can be just as snarky and condescending… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Radio tower LED light a distraction

I live in Federal Way near 11th Avenue Southwest and 320th. Most of the rooms in my house face west with a nice view of… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Letter writer off base about dogs

In regard to the letter “Dog owners need to obey laws,” May 5, as a dog owner my entire 58-year-old life, I couldn’t keep from… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

PAEC a smart strategic investment for city

Federal Way is growing up, but its growth continues as a bit of an ugly duckling. Depending on your world view, you might be in… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2017

Educators, school staff deserve thanks

I’d like to say a big thank you to our teachers, administrators and supportive school staff. We are closing out another chapter of our lives… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2017

Letter: First Amendment rights and gun control

Over the last few months, there has been several letters published I’d like to comment on. First, there’s the stink the left made about Sen.… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2017

May 8 a day worth remembering | Letter

May 8: What is significant about that date? Maybe if I added the year — 1945, maybe then more people would remember that it was… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2017

Dog owners need to obey laws

Have you ever been so lucky to be walking in our parks and catch the awful smell of a fresh pile of dog poop on… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017

High school sports no longer about fun

I read the recent article in the Seattle Times about the situation at Garfield High School and the recruiting of an athlete from Texas to… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2017

Letter writer out of line

Karen Backman’s letter last week referring to Washington State Republican’s as “stinky” and “kid-hating” reveals the shameless mind-set of the progressive left. It reinforces the… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2017

Getting rid of guns not a good solution

When Karen Hedwig Backman writes letters to the Mirror, it is almost always on the subject of guns. She hates guns. I agree with her.… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2017