Opinion

Ferrell has served city well

As a longtime resident of Federal Way, I have been reading your…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Top things high school grads should think about | Sex in the Suburbs

Dear high school grads, I know you’re inundated with advice right now,…

Where she’s been and Mr. FW | Q&A with Mrs. Federal Way

Disclaimer: Mr. Federal Way is taking a much-needed vacation this week after,…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Quixote Honda in uphill battle? | Inside Politics

Elections are always about the incumbent, and in this year’s mayoral race…

Flight patterns should be directed away from homes

In answer to a letter about the column on airplane noise being…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Planning my future with Smarter Balanced assessments

Some students know their plan after high school, and some are still…

Facing the uncertainty

In a recent article, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reminded us that “talent…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Ferrell looks to avoid history repeat | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell wants another term as mayor, but even after four years…

Airplane effects and birthdays | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, your recent commentary on airplane noise in the…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Mr. FW column minimizes important issue

Mr. Federal Way: Regarding your airplane noise opinion — wow, just wow!…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Mr. FW column on the mark about airplane noise

I am a Federal Way resident, living about a mile or maybe…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Bryce will be missed at Centerstage

A big heartfelt thank you to Alan Bryce, artistic director of Centerstage…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Area needs second regional airport

Yes, Mr. Federal Way, there is a serious crime problem in the…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

More airplanes affecting quality of life

With his dismissive comments about “260 more planes,” Mr. Federal Way proves…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Radio tower LED light a distraction

I live in Federal Way near 11th Avenue Southwest and 320th. Most…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Letter writer off base about dogs

In regard to the letter “Dog owners need to obey laws,” May…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Compassion or politics? | Inside Politics

While the aftermath of the presidential election, alternative facts and the never-ending…

Homeless children and Brian Wilson | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was shocked to learn there are so…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Question your biases | Diversity

Like many this past week, I took the time to celebrate Memorial…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Filing week surprises | Inside Politics

Despite a well-oiled rumor mill of speculation, there were still some filing…

PAEC a smart strategic investment for city

Federal Way is growing up, but its growth continues as a bit…

  • May 30th, 2017

Give PAEC a chance | Editorial Board

Regardless of how people feel about the Performing Arts and Event Center,…

  • May 30th, 2017

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