Opinion

Welcome back to school

Exciting news for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Aug 19, 2019

 

Congress can’t leave community health centers and patients behind

Community Health Centers are the backbone of access to health care for low-income and vulnerable communities.

  • Aug 19, 2019

 

Primary election: More behind the scenes

Both council races in the primary were overshadowed by Edwards’s allegations of bribery against Honda.

 

Homeless, desperate and frightening in Federal Way

If the homeless all registered to vote, would that get Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s attention?

What the pride flag stands for

Pride is a hard-earned social movement and Federal Way would do right by their queer residents by flying that flag high and proud.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Democrats one year later

Events have been less predictable and Republicans see some openings they may be able to exploit.

Fact, fiction and Federal Way

Elected officials focusing primarily on the downtrodden may shortchange our opportunity to invest in needs and wants desired by next generation middle-class families.

The ‘P’ word

Failing to communicate well in a relationship about sexual behavior can end up leading to disappointment, shame, exploitation, coercion and even assault.

Hardball: Honda, Edwards and Styles

Allegations of bribery, changing alliances and hard feelings surround Position 3 race.

Primary for Kochmar, Pagliocco and Festa

Kochmar is clear frontrunner, but could be close race between challengers.

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

Koppang faces strong challenge from Taylor

With the other races having clear front runners and the council divided over many of Ferrell’s actions, this could be an important race.

Puget Sound is not immune to catastrophic earthquakes

Map of Puget Sound with major fault lines.

  • Jul 8, 2019

Pride month shows progress is still an uphill battle

The past three years have told us that we as a nation are still far apart on equality.

Keith Livingston is a Federal Way resident.

Federal Way and the American dream

Since incorporation, this city has worked to realign its foundation, but at present it is mostly a blank slate that gives us an opportunity to rewrite the community’s future.

Keith Livingston is a Federal Way resident.

What our grandchildren should know about freedom

One cannot ignore the fact that forces remained then, and continue to remain now, that promote unjust power and control.

  • Jul 4, 2019

Time to question transparency at FW City Hall

One of the pieces of advice I gave Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, when he was a brand new mayor and sought my opinion, was… Continue reading

Wonderful show at Performing Arts and Event Center

Stars of the East brought dance, music, drumming and more to Federal Way.

  • Jun 24, 2019
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Pot shops in Federal Way?

An ordinance can be vetoed by Ferrell, and it would take five council members to override the veto.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Requiring landlords to have good cause for terminating lease

Council members Jesse Johnson and Martin Moore endorse Just Cause Eviction Initiative to increase tenant rights.

  • Jun 20, 2019