Opinion

Airplane noise and one big jeer | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, did you see that the city has a…

  • May 26th, 2017

Gender 101 for confused cisgender folks (and a few legislators) | Sex in the Suburbs

Let’s talk about gender. Gender seems to confound many people—even when it’s…

Educators, school staff deserve thanks

I’d like to say a big thank you to our teachers, administrators…

  • May 24th, 2017

Letter: First Amendment rights and gun control

Over the last few months, there has been several letters published I’d…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Q&A with Mr. FW: Gay Straight Alliance clubs and Roger Flygare

Q: Mr. Federal Way, do you think middle school is an appropriate…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Governing is more than photo ops | Inside Politics

It’s filing week for candidates. Who will win, and will our priorities…

Cheers and jeers | Editorial Board

Cheers: To Federal Way Public Schools for its work to improve the…

  • May 16th, 2017

Federal Way voters a hot commodity | Inside Politics

Democrat and Independent voters in Federal Way have become a hot commodity!…

May 8 a day worth remembering | Letter

May 8: What is significant about that date? Maybe if I added…

  • May 16th, 2017

Multifamily housing and dancing | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, after all that “research” during the temporary ban…

  • May 12th, 2017

Native Student Success Summit meant to empower youth | Diversity

In her August 2015 Child Watch column, Children’s Defense Fund President Marian…

  • May 9th, 2017

Dog owners need to obey laws

Have you ever been so lucky to be walking in our parks…

  • May 9th, 2017

Mirror’s relationship with community will continue | Publisher’s Note

My newspaper career began more than two decades ago with a daily…

High school sports no longer about fun

I read the recent article in the Seattle Times about the situation…

  • May 8th, 2017

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…