Letters to the Editor

Levy passage will keep Federal Way school district on right path

I am writing to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for all the hard work being done by Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tammy… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Many reasons to vote yes on Federal Way school district levy

First and foremost, I want to say thank you to the more than 60 percent of the voters who approved the school construction bond on… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Passage of Federal Way schools levy will support learning

My family and I have lived in Federal Way for over 20 years. I have taught at Sherwood Forest Elementary since moving here in 1995.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

School funding needs better solution than another levy

Levies are stopgap funds intended to get us through unexpected costs. They were never intended to be a permanent part of the school budget. That’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

Legislators putting funds at risk with inaction

I am writing regarding the capital budget, which is currently being debated by the Washington State Legislature. Washington currently has a significant homelessness crisis, evidenced… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Support the FWPS education levy in February

On behalf of our students and educators, we appreciate our community’s steadfast support of our schools. Recently, our community approved a bond that will build… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Mirror should have higher standards in advertisements

I’m disappointed in the Mirror for running full-page ads from self-proclaimed “watch” groups based on fake science and conspiracy theories. The most recent example is… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

A Christmas to remember | Letter

A Christmas to remember Yes, it was nice to have a white Christmas this year. All of us dream of past Christmases, and they were… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Levy critical to maintain services in Federal Way school district

Levy critical to maintain services in school district On Feb. 13, voters will be asked to renew an educational programs and operations levy to keep… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

City responsive to clean-up request

I recently entered a Citizen Action Request on the city of Federal Way website regarding piles of leaves covering the sidewalks on Southwest Campus Drive.… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2017

Former council candidate Flygare thanks supporters | Letter

Flygare will still be active

  • Dec 16, 2017

Vote in Alabama leaves country with hope

Remember how there is usually that one day in February that will be a really warm day and you have this feeling that spring might… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Rep. Reeves’ interest in veterans issues is sincere

As the campaign manager of #TeamReeves 2016, I am compelled to responded to Mr. Greene’s letter that was published on Nov. 29. First, I find… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2017

Now is the time to save Weyerhaeuser campus

To all who care about the future of Federal Way, join us in saving the Weyerhaeuser campus from becoming an industrial warehouse complex. We are… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Improving schools will do much to attract businesses, residents

In Keith Livingston’s Dec. 1 article, he stated, among other things, “The city operates at a perception disadvantage;” and “This is a diamond in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Federal Way no longer safe for residents

I had dinner with my family on Nov. 19 at Jimmy Mac’s off Pacific Highway at The Crossings shopping center. While I was having dinner,… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Teachers deserve everyone’s appreciation | Letter

The Washington State School Directors Association met before Thanksgiving with the usual lot of expert speakers on what it takes to improve outcomes in schools.… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Dedicate some charitable dollars to animals | Letter

In the past, at about this time of the year, I have submitted a letter about being careful to verify the legitimacy of those organizations… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Reeves’ award was contrived for political reasons | Letter

As an honorably discharged Marine veteran, I like that the Washington state Legislature is taking some steps to help veterans through legislation that has been… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

The Commons mall not good for a downtown

There will never be a “Downtown Federal Way” because when Mary Gates was on the Federal Way City Council, she decided that “SeaTac Mall” wasn’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017