Opinion

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

Federal Way schools, day center deserve community’s support

Feb. 13 levy passage will help sustain critical staff, programs.

  • Jan 22, 2018

Ferrell: the next four years

With Mayor Jim Ferrell serving another term, will he change his goals?

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers

Editorial Cartoon for Jan. 19… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Deputy mayor vote highlights potential problems

Wow, what a council meeting! If one thing is clear after the first council meeting of the new year, it is that bitter feelings from… Continue reading

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

Deputy mayors and pander bears | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Mr. Federal Way questions the council members’ rationale over deputy mayor drama.

  • 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

Editorial cartoon

Frank Shiers cartoon for Jan. 12.… 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

Federal Way needs to reinvent itself

The end of the year is about saying goodbye to what happened, good or bad, and welcoming the potential that comes with a new beginning.… Continue reading

What to look for in 2018

Federal Way will be a hotbed of political intrigue in 2018, and there will be plenty to keep your interest. First is to see who… Continue reading

Absences and New Year’s resolutions | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q Mr. Federal Way, you’ve been slacking off in the column department, is your New Year’s resolution to regularly appear in the Mirror again? A:… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Year-end awards

Columnist Bob Roegner offers his annual awards to community and national leaders.