Opinion

Sexual assault awareness | Sex in the Suburbs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month — and here’s what you can…

Out with the old, in with the new-ish| Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, word on the street is the Mirror has…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Voters’ questions and answers | Inside Politics

I frequently receive questions and like to share them, and my answers,…

Proposed House budget could fix inequities | Letter

Former Auburn Mayor Bob Roegner’s piece in last week’s Mirror (“Accountability needed…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Thoughtful discussion on gun control needed

Will it ever be possible to have a more thoughtful dialog on…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Sound Transit coming to town, but facing challenges | Inside Politics

When Sound Transit 3 was passed by voters last fall, it established…

Plans to pay off PAEC need explanation

I have a question regarding the article “New Markets Tax Credits come…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Pro-life question raises others

Several weeks ago, I sent a letter to the editor saying some…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Flygare and political strategy | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, what do you think about City Council candidate…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Putting together an education jigsaw puzzle | The Petri Dish

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another…

Education for all | Diversity

A couple of years ago, I was at a summer advising workshop.…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Representatives need to work together to improve education

As an engineering and physics teacher in Federal Way, and a 35-year…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Are you really pro-life?

It’s no surprise to anyone that the No. 1 cause of abortion…

Accountability needed more than ever | Inside Politics

As we look to local elections this year, the chaos in the…

Advancing Leadership Youth and pets Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Advancing Leadership Youth and pets | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Time for Trump to go

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired about Trump…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

People should report illegal activities at park

Warning to parents/residents who frequent Celebration Park: On occasion, I head over…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Drain the swamp in Federal Way

Here we go again. Our City Council just wasted a quick $100,000…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Taxpayers deserve answers

After having spent $63,000 of taxpayer money on a logo, there are…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Trump has created new political atmosphere

It felt like we had a false choice from our mainstream parties…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

An idea that may suit everyone | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

Logo talk becomes mayor’s race debate | Inside Politics

An old joke has it that some people went to a fight…

City names and one big hint | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Mirror ran a letter that suggested changing…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Legislators represent all District 30 residents

In response to Sam Hamilton’s letter to the editor on March 24…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

City improvements needed | Inside Politics

The city of Federal Way is almost 30 years old. We are…

Legislators need to clean up tax code

I am writing in response to the two-year state budget that Senate…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Town hall was partisan event | Letter

In response to Karen Clark’s letter to the editor regarding the March…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Flavors like anger and patience | The Hand that Feeds You

There is a knife in my hand, fingers poised on the tang…

Mini-houses not cure for homeless problem | Letter

A reply to Bob Roegner’s column on the homeless. How many homeless…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Best of Federal Way and Husky basketball | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the city held its annual Best of Federal…

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

City officials should spend tax dollars more thoughtfully

Who decided that Federal Way needed a new logo anyway? The old…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Partisan politics not welcome at District 30 town hall meeting

I was surprised and disappointed that the 30th District town hall meeting…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Reeves had good ideas on school funding

I attended and moderated the 30th Legislative District town hall this weekend…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Money on logo could be better spent

Open letter to the City Council: What will the new logo accomplish?…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

More politicians like Miloscia needed

I would like to respond to the question asked by Jim Grayson…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Centerstage show a wonderful time

My wife and I attended “An Evening With Groucho” last night at…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Suicide, social stigma and same-sex marriage | Sex in the Suburbs

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in U.S. young people…

City logos and life after Alcott | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the City Council just approved a new logo…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Politicians and humor | Inside Politics

I thought former Vice President Joe Biden would be hard to beat…

So long, Alcott | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I saw that the Mirror’s publisher is leaving.…

  • Mar 14th, 2017