Opinion

Rude people ruined town hall meeting

Rep. Kristine Reeves handled them pretty much like most parents handle unruly children.

  • Apr 5, 2019

Misplaced push for city to build homeless shelter

It is easy to lay blame at the feet of our local officials for not doing enough.

Supporting gender equality

“Mansplaining” happens when a man explains something, usually to a woman, in a way that is patronizing.

Smoke, sweat and saving lives: Firsthand experience at Fire Ops 101

Lineup included extinguishing car and dumpster fires, ladder ascending, the burn building, vehicle extrication.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

More to State of the City than public heard

I had hoped to hear a visionary plan that seeks to eradicate homelessness and how he would go about it.

Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Commissioners lack the needed check and balance on the administration the public relies upon.

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Ferrell has not been a leader on obtaining a homeless shelter or we would have one.

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

When tomorrow becomes today

Watch to see what your city will do with the challenge of affordable housing.

Upstream causes rarely get addressed

A positive identity for this city requires all of us to work to become a destination city.

To serve the homeless

We hope the faces of those Mayor Ferrell met will make a difference when he reviews 2018 budget close-outs in April.

Condoms and education save lives

It’s also about chipping away at the persistent shame around sexual behavior that leads to real harm.

Federal Way school district’s grading system gets stamp of approval

College admissions officers approve district’s standards-based grading practices.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates

City’s top issues include homelessness, diversity, economic development and housing.

Who is the best community leader?

It’s time for our own “Best of” sponsored by the Mirror.

Poverty zombies taking root in Federal Way

Many of our leaders have promoted Federal Way as a middle-class oasis on the way up.

Legislative politics: President, governor, AG and speaker

As always money and power will be on the line and it will be an exciting session.

New series seeks to humanize homelessness

Mirror to tell stories of people in Federal Way experiencing homelessness in year-long series.

Homelessness continues to challenge Federal Way

Will mayor join me to help at an overnight shelter and experience what homelessness is like?