Opinion

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: fake apologies. You know what I’m talking about. The ones that sound like this: “I’m sorry you feel that… Continue reading

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable A while ago, I wrote an Letter to the Editor outlining my concerns about the PAEC’s performance and made suggestions… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018

Safe injection vans are not the answer

I am writing in regards to the June 22 article on installing a “safe” injection van for narcotics in the greater Seattle area. Let me… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018

Better uses of money than renaming streets

Editor’s note: Since the writing of this letter, the mayor has announced 320th Street won’t be renamed. Now that we have plenty of money thanks… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Finding the responsible way to honor our veterans

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell explains the reversal of his decision to rename South 320th Street.

  • Jun 30, 2018

Pleased with Mark Miloscia

Mark Miloscia is a stand up guy. He answers letters in his own hand. No form letters from him. I have written Murray, Cantwell, Inslee… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Teachers have an impact

Teachers have an impact As I hear the shouts of liberated school kids and the honks of the school bus I am thrown back to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Overcoming the disparities in jury selection

Federal Way Municipal Court was part of a survey in 2017 that revealed a low rate for people of color appearing for jury service both… Continue reading

Council may come together, but what about the mayor?

When the calendar turned to 2018 it marked a significant change on the City Council with Hoang Tran and Jesse Johnson coming on board replacing… Continue reading

Thoughts on recent happenings in the city

I saved copies of the Mirror from March 30 to June 8. It’s interesting to reflect back on the Letters to the Editor and Bob… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2018

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

Miloscia stands up for community values

Here we go again. Politicians sure love to take their opponent’s words out of context. A few days ago, Claire Wilson attacked Sen. Mark Miloscia… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2018

Significant changes to education funding model impacts Federal Way Public Schools

After years of lengthy debate, the Washington State Legislature passed two major bills — House Bill 2442 and Senate Bill 6362 — in response to… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2018

The truth behind abortions

In a Letter to the Editor in the June 1 edition of the Mirror, Laurie Garrett urged us not to vote for Mark Miloscia. She… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2018

What would you do in the City Council’s shoes?

If you were on the Federal Way City Council and had a vote this fall in the 2019-20 city budget, what would be your primary… Continue reading

Update on the Federal Way Taxpayer Round Table

The Federal Way Taxpayer Round Table is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Woodmont Public Library, 26809 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines.… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Kudos on the marijuana raid

Sometimes this section of the newspaper is used to rant and rave. I’ve had personal experience in this department. However, on occasion, praise must balance… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2018

School officials need to step up

There is an injustice being done to the kids in our community. The malicious mischief, physical and verbal violence, disruptive and disrespectful behaviors going on… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2018

Tiny houses are not the answer

Last week’s news: Seattle has trouble with their tiny house villages. Oh really? Hopefully, Bob Roegner and other promoters of shelter or tiny houses for… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2018

Is the new Federal Way City Council starting to mature?

On the heels of an unpopular vote to increase the utility tax, the City Council had its first public discussion on the 2019-20 budget last… Continue reading