Opinion

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

Q&A: Sound Transit, homelessness and Mayor Ferrell

I frequently get questions and save them up to answer in case others have the same questions.

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

Strategies to keep the Federal Way community safe

There has been much progress made over the past two years to address violent crime. Our work continues.

  • Jun 14, 2019

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Federal Way’s canary moment

City is in survival mode with various challenges, including homelessness, multifamily housing density and more.

Pro what exactly?

If we are truly pro-life, we should be voting overwhelmingly for affordable health care, affordable child care and an increase in minimum wage.

Seeking the good in Federal Way

Cindy Lu Vaughn is the Mirror’s Citizen of the Month for May.

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

The new name that has surfaced is Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin.

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

‘If I can do it, they can do it’