Opinion

Weyerhaeuser Company’s generous contributions to Federal Way

Since Weyerhaeuser’s corporate headquarters opened in Federal Way in 1971, the company has been an outstanding corporate citizen. Unfortunate events in recent years have resulted… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2018

Businesses pay price of homelessness in Federal Way

Despite being a longtime friend of political columnist Bob Roegner and a longtime critic of Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, I feel obliged to come… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018

Roegner: Growing list of problems for city leaders

Federal Way leaders have two new controversies that add to a growing list of problems

School district defends standards-based grading and reporting

By James Crawford, chief academic officer for Federal Way Public Schools

Federal Way needs traffic relief

As the issue of traffic relief options for downtown I-5 exits has resurfaced, so has the disinformation campaign against the preferred 312th Street option. Recall… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Dedicated to quality journalism in Federal Way

New Mirror editor shares her thoughts on value of community newspapers.

School district’s grading system is flawed

As the Federal Way community knows, I am and have been advocating for a plus/minus grading system over an ABCF grading system for some time… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2018

Kudos to Symphony and the PAEC

We attended the Federal Way Symphony’s performance on April 14. It was impressive and we enjoyed the selections they played. Some folks even brought their… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Roegner: Federal Way utility tax fight could turn nasty

The battle over the utility tax may get a little nasty as Mayor Jim Ferrell and some council members are not happy to have opposition… Continue reading

To trust or not to trust

Can our elected officials be trusted? Merriam-Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” The Federal… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Great things happening in Federal Way this summer

I believe Keith Livingston hit the nail on the head in his column (Will Federal Way residents accept change?, April 6) describing some past and… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Thoughts on the excise tax from a Federal Way City Councilman

Being elected to your Federal Way City Council has been an honor, and I never forget who I serve. I ran for election understanding I… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2018

Federal Way citizens should be allowed to vote on utility tax

We are concerned with the City of Federal Way’s recent new tax proposal. A historical review of Federal Way’s utility tax appears to be relevant… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2018

Roegner: Will compassion replace criminalization of Federal Way’s homeless?

Over the past five years, homelessness has become a significant problem regionally and here in Federal Way. Different cities have chosen different paths to follow… Continue reading

Bravo to the Federal Way Symphony

We went to the Federal Way Symphony season finale on April 7. Bravo! Maestro A. Brian Davenport, soloist Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi, the orchestra members, and the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Editorial: Lawsuit adds ugly twist to Federal Way utility tax

Federal Way failed to inform the public well in advance about the utility tax, and now the public will pay the price. Last month, the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

My two cents on Roegner and his column

I feel compelled to offer my two cents regarding the Mirror’s Inside Politics author’s constant haranguing of our mayor, city council and city staff. Bob… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Fatal flaws in I-5 ramp proposals

I am responding to Scott Chase’s letter in the April 6 edition, in which he prefers an I-5 on/off-ramp at South 312th Street over one… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Reproductive health care options in King County

As a resident of King County for 37 years, I have worked for decades on behalf of a woman’s right to receive the full range… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2018

New I-5 ramp should remain at 312th Street

Back on Jan. 6, 2017, the Mirror reported, “Federal Way outlines legislative priorities for 2017,” which had another $1 million to study the new I-5… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018