Opinion

Who can spark Washington’s GOP base?

President Donald Trump says he wants the Grand Old Party to keep its grip on Congress and vows to campaign on behalf of Republican candidates… Continue reading

Hot and passionate roundtable in Federal Way

I would like to thank those who came to the recent taxpayer roundtable meeting. I apologize to those who couldn’t make it owing in large… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Smokers pose wildfire threat at Dash Point State Park

I am concerned about a wildfire threat to my (and many) homes surrounding Dash Point State Park. It is located in both South King and… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Thinking ahead to Federal Way City Council races

Four seats will be up for election next year and there is much speculation about who will run.

WA Republicans get ‘whupped’ in primary election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading

What is your Federal Way story?

Calling all curmudgeons in Federal Way and beyond to take a good look at yourself. All I am asking is that you look in a… Continue reading

Mayor responds to Roegner’s column on ethics complaint

It’s disappointing that in the Aug. 3 column by Bob Roegner, he decided to turn a routine and by-the-book convening of the ethics board into… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Ethics complaint: FW city attorney should have raised questions

Had Federal Way City Attorney Ryan Call asked more questions regarding ethics board member Tony Pagliocco’s relationship with Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore, he would have learned a couple of things.

Making investments in our city

How many of you remember the public outcry when the new city of Federal Way decided to purchase the old Evergreen airstrip in 1990 that… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2018

Sexual harassment: Another one bites the dust

As I began to write an opinion piece earlier this summer, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman. Sigh.… Continue reading

Ethics complaint uncovers lack of transparency at Federal Way City Hall

An unusual incident of rudeness by a council member becomes a bigger question about transparency.

Federal Way voters have a front row seat to biggest legislative race

Senate seat currently held by Mark Miloscia is a must-win election for both political parties.

Federal Way Municipal Court

The importance of participating in jury service

Part 2 in a series from the Federal Way Jury Diversity Committee on racial disparities in jury service.

Federal Way Municipal Court

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

On June 16 at the Flag Day celebration, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that the name of South 320th Street would be changed to… Continue reading

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?

As we celebrated this country’s 242nd Independence Day this past July 4, we banded together for one day as a nation to revel in what… Continue reading

Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things

Like the rest of us, politicians always have something to say. After Mayor Jim Ferrell mentioned at a Federal Way City Council meeting that he… Continue reading

Tariffs threaten local newspapers | Editorial

The result of the tariffs have been up to a 30 percent increase in newsprint costs for newspapers.

  • Jul 7, 2018

This isn’t who we are

It started with Muslims. Now separating children from their parents, and babies from their mothers? This can’t be us! This can’t be who we are.… Continue reading

City needs to be wise in spending

Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 1, 2018