Letters to the Editor

Education funding problem must be fixed

Our legislature in Olympia held off on extending access to a property-tax levy Federal Way voters had approved years ago to address the outrageous shortfall… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2017

Wilson different than his portrayal in columns

As a 40+-year resident of Federal Way and a member of the Mayor’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force” for the PAEC, I have had exposure to… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2017

Federal Way council missed opportunity with Celski appointment | Letter

The Federal Way City Council, under the direction of Mayor Jim Ferrell, voted to bring Bob Celski back onto the City Council to fill a… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2017

Federal Way Council needs more diversity

I just finished attending the swearing in ceremony for the Washington State House of Representatives, and I was struck by the lack of diversity. Also,… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2017

What’s next for education funding plan?

Most residents of Washington State have, at some point, heard about the Washington State Supreme Court’s landmark decision on education, the McCleary decision. This decision… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2017

Federal Way business owner steamed over new license fees

Happy New Year — oh, have another lump of coal! As a long-time business owner in Federal Way, you can imagine my first reaction receiving… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2017

Federal Way would benefit from stories about homeless | Letter

Would it be exploitative to suggest a series of articles that “profile” homeless individuals living in Federal Way? Would it be like those “Feed the… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2016

IRG will bring lump of coal to Federal Way | Letter

I think many of us consider 2016 as one of the strangest and perhaps the unkindest year in a long, long time. We have lostmany… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2016

Mirror got D-30 endorsements right | Letter

The Mirror got it right with their endorsements of Mike Pellicciotti and Kristine Reeves for State House Pos. 1 and 2.There is a real need… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2016

Our community is Kochmar’s community | Letter

State Rep. Linda Kochmar actively participates in and cares about OUR community because it’s HER community, too!She is responsible for many things we take for… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2016

Kochmar an effective, longtime leader | Letter

I am writing in support of our state Representative Linda Kochmar. Linda has been a leader in our community for many years. She first served… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2016

Attacks on Hickel are dirty, wrong | Letter

Over the past few weeks my wife Margery and I have received numerous oversized postcards that are intended to malign the image and reputation of… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2016

Duclos: Hickel a community servant, opponent not | Letter

As a longtime member of the Federal Way City Council, I know a community leader when I see one. That’s why I’m proud to be… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2016

We need a change | Letter

Each year’s election seems more important than the last. The stakes are high. This year we have some serious issues facing us with funding our… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2016

Kochmar’s concern helped vet | Letter

I would like to take a minute and express my thanks to a wonderful person named Linda Kochmar. Linda is currently in our State House… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2016

Positive coverage uplifting | Letter

Thank you so much for writing such positive articles about The Mayor’s Day of Concern, Light of Christ Community Garden, We Love Our City Serve… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2016

Larson: Editorial Board missed point | Letter

Thank you for the compliments, but I wanted to take this opportunity to correct some assumptions the Editorial Board made about my Supreme Court race.First,… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2016

Vote ‘servant leader’ Hickel | Letter

Teri Hickel’s service has been more outstanding than ever since taking office in the state Legislature last year.She has continued her longtime support of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2016

Lawmakers unresponsive, ungrateful | Letter

I found a way to put a million dollars a year into school funding with no tax increases or cuts to services. Not nearly enough,… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016

Kudos to cops for Cascade | Letter

Just when people can’t find anything good to say about the police they find this crazed Cascade Mall killer in 24 hours. Like finding a… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2016