Opinion

Firefighter for a day

Mirror reporter Haley Donwerth joined SKFR Firefighters at Station 63 to learn what it takes to be a firefighter.

Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Four council seats are up for election this year.

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Our homeless need 120-150 nights of shelter, not 12-15, and they shouldn’t have to look forward to another winter without government providing them shelter.

Federal Way mayor dodges questions on homeless issues

Governments are obligated to share information with residents — this is transparency.

Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction

If we can provide this education for those who need it, it is our responsibility to do so — in our schools, in our churches and anywhere else we can promote respect and inclusion.

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Politics over DaVita, IRG and former Weyerhaeuser.

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?

The voters have spoken on I-1639, and sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office, and enforce the law.

Rude people ruined town hall meeting

Rep. Kristine Reeves handled them pretty much like most parents handle unruly children.

  • Apr 5, 2019

Misplaced push for city to build homeless shelter

It is easy to lay blame at the feet of our local officials for not doing enough.

Supporting gender equality

“Mansplaining” happens when a man explains something, usually to a woman, in a way that is patronizing.

Smoke, sweat and saving lives: Firsthand experience at Fire Ops 101

Lineup included extinguishing car and dumpster fires, ladder ascending, the burn building, vehicle extrication.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

More to State of the City than public heard

I had hoped to hear a visionary plan that seeks to eradicate homelessness and how he would go about it.

Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Commissioners lack the needed check and balance on the administration the public relies upon.

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Ferrell has not been a leader on obtaining a homeless shelter or we would have one.

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

When tomorrow becomes today

Watch to see what your city will do with the challenge of affordable housing.

Upstream causes rarely get addressed

A positive identity for this city requires all of us to work to become a destination city.

To serve the homeless

We hope the faces of those Mayor Ferrell met will make a difference when he reviews 2018 budget close-outs in April.