Opinion

Federal Way Municipal Court

The importance of participating in jury service

Part 2 in a series from the Federal Way Jury Diversity Committee on racial disparities in jury service.

 

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

On June 16 at the Flag Day celebration, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that the name of South 320th Street would be changed to… Continue reading

 

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

 

Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?

As we celebrated this country’s 242nd Independence Day this past July 4, we banded together for one day as a nation to revel in what… Continue reading

Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things

Like the rest of us, politicians always have something to say. After Mayor Jim Ferrell mentioned at a Federal Way City Council meeting that he… Continue reading

Tariffs threaten local newspapers | Editorial

The result of the tariffs have been up to a 30 percent increase in newsprint costs for newspapers.

  • Jul 7, 2018

This isn’t who we are

It started with Muslims. Now separating children from their parents, and babies from their mothers? This can’t be us! This can’t be who we are.… Continue reading

City needs to be wise in spending

Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 1, 2018

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: fake apologies. You know what I’m talking about. The ones that sound like this: “I’m sorry you feel that… Continue reading

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable A while ago, I wrote an Letter to the Editor outlining my concerns about the PAEC’s performance and made suggestions… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018

Safe injection vans are not the answer

I am writing in regards to the June 22 article on installing a “safe” injection van for narcotics in the greater Seattle area. Let me… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018

Better uses of money than renaming streets

Editor’s note: Since the writing of this letter, the mayor has announced 320th Street won’t be renamed. Now that we have plenty of money thanks… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Finding the responsible way to honor our veterans

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell explains the reversal of his decision to rename South 320th Street.

  • Jun 30, 2018

Pleased with Mark Miloscia

Mark Miloscia is a stand up guy. He answers letters in his own hand. No form letters from him. I have written Murray, Cantwell, Inslee… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Teachers have an impact

Teachers have an impact As I hear the shouts of liberated school kids and the honks of the school bus I am thrown back to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Overcoming the disparities in jury selection

Federal Way Municipal Court was part of a survey in 2017 that revealed a low rate for people of color appearing for jury service both… Continue reading

Council may come together, but what about the mayor?

When the calendar turned to 2018 it marked a significant change on the City Council with Hoang Tran and Jesse Johnson coming on board replacing… Continue reading

Thoughts on recent happenings in the city

I saved copies of the Mirror from March 30 to June 8. It’s interesting to reflect back on the Letters to the Editor and Bob… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2018

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

Miloscia stands up for community values

Here we go again. Politicians sure love to take their opponent’s words out of context. A few days ago, Claire Wilson attacked Sen. Mark Miloscia… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2018