Opinion

Another business leaves town

‘After six years, it is clear Ferrell’s strategy of criminalizing homelessness is not working.’

 

Things public officials do and say

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is known to match Trump for his hyperbole, but even for him this was out there.

 

Either/or: The dangers of binary thinking

It’s past time to recognize that there are more than two genders — there are multiple cultures where more than two genders are the norm.

 

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone

This year, Welcoming Week is Sept.13-22 and KCLS will offer a variety of programs that affirm one’s sense of belonging.

  • Sep 7, 2019

Changing our behavior to buy local first

Keeping 68 cents of every dollar you spend local has a positive impact on our community.

Federal Way student enjoys rewarding Waste Management internship

This internship has taken me back to places such as Steele Lake Park that I enjoyed as a child.

Mirror gearing up for election coverage

Your questions will help guide Mirror staff in our election coverage as we seek to find the answers to issues most important to you.

Upsets could be brewing for November

Watch for potential upsets in two Federal Way City Council seats.

Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way’s Diversity Commission reminded us of a sacred obligation bigger than current politics.

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.