Opinion

Federal Way Mirror reporter says goodbye

As the afternoon lull creeps in, I find myself staring at a…

Noble-Gulliford right choice for council | Letter

Carolyn and I would like to help Diana Noble-Gulliford to go back…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Noble-Gulliford will bring reality, reason to council | Letter

If you are like most people, you are probably thinking about vacationing…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Rowe leading Federal Way to potential pot of gold | Full-Court Press

Even professional athletes have unfulfilled dreams. Kelyn Rowe, former Federal Way High…

Candidate forum projections and fidget spinners | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Mirror’s annual candidate forum for the August…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Diversity in education | Diversity

Parker Palmer reminds us that “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique;…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Tran, Edwards round out position 4 | Inside Politics

There are four candidates running for position 4, the open seat on…

Teen pregnancy, homelessness and whose business is it anyway? | Sex in the Suburbs

Dear Mr. Federal Way, We are failing the children in our community…

A foodie’s paradise and the little things | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I recently moved to the city from east…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Legislators failing in their ‘paramount duty’ | Letter

I’m getting to believe no one in our community knows about the…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

South King leaders must unite to oppose airport expansion | Letter

South King County has been used as a “dumping ground” in terms…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Cheers & Jeers: Graduates and Candidates

Cheers to the class of 2017 graduates. You represent new hope and…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Vacant council position draws 4 | Inside Politics

The retirement of long-time City Council member Jeanne Burbidge has opened the…

Dr. Jekyll and Señor Taco | The Hand That Feeds

Growing up in Southern California, winter was just a word you put…

Hotels and PAEC performances | Q&A with Mrs. Federal Way

Q: Mrs. Federal Way, what do you think about plans to build…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Third mayoral candidate: Mark Greene | Inside Politics

Mark Greene is either incredibly persistent or just plain stubborn. After running…

Legislators need to compromise on education funding | Letter

Both the House and the Senate are controlled by the Democrats, and…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Want to solve aircraft problem? Get involved | Editorial

SeaTac Airport is busier than ever, which is good for the economy…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Ferrell has served city well

As a longtime resident of Federal Way, I have been reading your…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Top things high school grads should think about | Sex in the Suburbs

Dear high school grads, I know you’re inundated with advice right now,…

Where she’s been and Mr. FW | Q&A with Mrs. Federal Way

Disclaimer: Mr. Federal Way is taking a much-needed vacation this week after,…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Quixote Honda in uphill battle? | Inside Politics

Elections are always about the incumbent, and in this year’s mayoral race…

Flight patterns should be directed away from homes

In answer to a letter about the column on airplane noise being…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Planning my future with Smarter Balanced assessments

Some students know their plan after high school, and some are still…

Facing the uncertainty

In a recent article, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reminded us that “talent…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Ferrell looks to avoid history repeat | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell wants another term as mayor, but even after four years…

Airplane effects and birthdays | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, your recent commentary on airplane noise in the…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Mr. FW column minimizes important issue

Mr. Federal Way: Regarding your airplane noise opinion — wow, just wow!…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Mr. FW column on the mark about airplane noise

I am a Federal Way resident, living about a mile or maybe…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Bryce will be missed at Centerstage

A big heartfelt thank you to Alan Bryce, artistic director of Centerstage…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Area needs second regional airport

Yes, Mr. Federal Way, there is a serious crime problem in the…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

More airplanes affecting quality of life

With his dismissive comments about “260 more planes,” Mr. Federal Way proves…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Radio tower LED light a distraction

I live in Federal Way near 11th Avenue Southwest and 320th. Most…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Letter writer off base about dogs

In regard to the letter “Dog owners need to obey laws,” May…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Compassion or politics? | Inside Politics

While the aftermath of the presidential election, alternative facts and the never-ending…

Homeless children and Brian Wilson | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was shocked to learn there are so…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Question your biases | Diversity

Like many this past week, I took the time to celebrate Memorial…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Filing week surprises | Inside Politics

Despite a well-oiled rumor mill of speculation, there were still some filing…

PAEC a smart strategic investment for city

Federal Way is growing up, but its growth continues as a bit…

  • May 30th, 2017

Give PAEC a chance | Editorial Board

Regardless of how people feel about the Performing Arts and Event Center,…

  • May 30th, 2017