Opinion

Election field not set | Inside Politics

If you are considering running for public office in Federal Way this…

VPC and new blood in town| Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, where do you stand on the Violence Prevention…

  • May 5th, 2017

Letter writer out of line

Karen Backman’s letter last week referring to Washington State Republican’s as “stinky”…

  • May 2nd, 2017

Getting rid of guns not a good solution

When Karen Hedwig Backman writes letters to the Mirror, it is almost…

  • May 2nd, 2017

Open to the public | The Hand That Feeds

It’s taken me awhile to get to East India Grill. Not because…

Traditional retirement failures

If you are retired or looking to retire anytime soon, you will…

  • May 1st, 2017

Will Violence Prevention Coalition report be implemented? | Inside Politics

After several months, the Violence Prevention Coalition steering committee presented its work…

Guns and football schedules| Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, did you see the letter to the editor…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Abortion protesters likely choose their battles | Letter

So Amy Johnson won’t listen to abortion protesters if they are not…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Henry Bucey, a pioneer in Federal Way, state | Federal Way Flashback

One of the pioneers who helped shape the early economic fortunes of…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Appropriate police protection? | Letter

At bank-owned property on 11th Avenue South in Federal Way, police were…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

House bill would have protected police, victims | Letter

The stinky Republicans in Washington’s Senate were not moved a fraction of…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Sexual assault awareness | Sex in the Suburbs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month — and here’s what you can…

Out with the old, in with the new-ish| Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, word on the street is the Mirror has…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Voters’ questions and answers | Inside Politics

I frequently receive questions and like to share them, and my answers,…

Proposed House budget could fix inequities | Letter

Former Auburn Mayor Bob Roegner’s piece in last week’s Mirror (“Accountability needed…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Thoughtful discussion on gun control needed

Will it ever be possible to have a more thoughtful dialog on…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Sound Transit coming to town, but facing challenges | Inside Politics

When Sound Transit 3 was passed by voters last fall, it established…

Plans to pay off PAEC need explanation

I have a question regarding the article “New Markets Tax Credits come…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Pro-life question raises others

Several weeks ago, I sent a letter to the editor saying some…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Flygare and political strategy | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, what do you think about City Council candidate…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Putting together an education jigsaw puzzle | The Petri Dish

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another…

Education for all | Diversity

A couple of years ago, I was at a summer advising workshop.…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Representatives need to work together to improve education

As an engineering and physics teacher in Federal Way, and a 35-year…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Are you really pro-life?

It’s no surprise to anyone that the No. 1 cause of abortion…

Accountability needed more than ever | Inside Politics

As we look to local elections this year, the chaos in the…

Advancing Leadership Youth and pets Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Advancing Leadership Youth and pets | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Time for Trump to go

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired about Trump…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

People should report illegal activities at park

Warning to parents/residents who frequent Celebration Park: On occasion, I head over…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Drain the swamp in Federal Way

Here we go again. Our City Council just wasted a quick $100,000…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Taxpayers deserve answers

After having spent $63,000 of taxpayer money on a logo, there are…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Trump has created new political atmosphere

It felt like we had a false choice from our mainstream parties…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

An idea that may suit everyone | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

Logo talk becomes mayor’s race debate | Inside Politics

An old joke has it that some people went to a fight…

City names and one big hint | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Mirror ran a letter that suggested changing…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Legislators represent all District 30 residents

In response to Sam Hamilton’s letter to the editor on March 24…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

City improvements needed | Inside Politics

The city of Federal Way is almost 30 years old. We are…

Legislators need to clean up tax code

I am writing in response to the two-year state budget that Senate…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Town hall was partisan event | Letter

In response to Karen Clark’s letter to the editor regarding the March…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Flavors like anger and patience | The Hand that Feeds You

There is a knife in my hand, fingers poised on the tang…