Opinion

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Do we need a new city treasurer?

A story in the Federal Way Mirror on April 20 stated that the city of Federal Way has a $850,000 budget shortfall. The Federal Way… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2018

Livingston: King County faces crossroads for waste disposal

County is dealing with the expected closure of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in 10 to 12 years.

Problems with the homeless in Federal Way

Thank you, Matthew Jarvis, for your letter (April 27), which expresses the truth far more eloquently than I would. Finally, I don’t feel so alone… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

Roegner: Questions from Mirror readers

Q. Why did you say that more police are not always the right answer? A. Because crime is down 10 percent from last year and… Continue reading

Thank you Federal Way

Thank you Federal Way for the Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC). We never had a vote, but instead had a magnificent Blue Ribbon Panel… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

Publisher’s note: Help choose the Mirror’s 2018 Athletes of the Year

The Federal Way Mirror is proud to recognize the city’s top student athletes in our first Athlete of the Year contest. Athletic directors from Federal… Continue reading

Bad timing on pay raises in Federal Way

I am appalled by the timing of the pay raises for our mayor and city council.

  • Apr 30, 2018

Amy Johnson: Dear survivors of sexual assault in Federal Way

Dear Survivors, I believe you. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I want you to know that I believe your stories, I see how… Continue reading

Citizens United opened the flood gates for Big Money

In November 2016, Washington became the 18th state to officially call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Washingtonians… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2018

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