Opinion

No forgery, but way too cozy | Inside Politics

Two separate complaints were recently filed against Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s…

Mirror accepting applications for Editorial Board | Publisher’s Note

In March 2011, the Mirror formed its Editorial Board with the purpose…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Halloween and Titan trouble | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, WalletHub did a posting on Halloween spending and…

  • Nov 7th, 2016

2016 General Election predictions | Inside Politics

Each year I talk to political experts, chat with regular people, and…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Maloney resignation creates Council opportunity | Inside Politics

Her announcement didn’t come as a big surprise, but the timing did

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Changes, changes | Publisher’s Note

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying that “the only constant…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Gyros House: Where special lives | The Hand That Feeds

There are some doors that just draw us through them — counters that pull us to them

Stormageddon ‘16 and technical schools | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

A: Mr. Federal Way did manage, somehow, to keep his person and property safe from Stormageddon ‘16

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Gyros House: Where special lives | The Hand That Feeds

There are some doors that just draw us through them — counters that pull us to them with a magnetism you feel in the pit of you.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

Stormageddon ‘16 and technical schools | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, did you stay safe during last weekend's nasty storms?

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Mirror got D-30 endorsements right | Letter

The Mirror got it right with their endorsements of Mike Pellicciotti and…

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Our community is Kochmar’s community | Letter

State Rep. Linda Kochmar actively participates in and cares about OUR community…

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Kochmar an effective, longtime leader | Letter

I am writing in support of our state Representative Linda Kochmar. Linda…

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Attacks on Hickel are dirty, wrong | Letter

Over the past few weeks my wife Margery and I have received…

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Incumbent Hickel versus underdog Reeves | Inside Politics

The race between one-year Republican incumbent Rep. Teri Hickel and first-time Democratic challenger Kristine Reeves might be the most important race for the state House of Representatives this year.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

The Mirror’s endorsements for LD 30 state House

The Mirror's Editorial Board researched and interviewed candidates in a host of races important to Federal Way so it could make informed voting recommendations in important elections. Each candidate who met with the board was afforded no less than 45 minutes to talk about themselves, their positions and their goals if elected, as well as to answer a variety of questions posed by the seven-member panel.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

Federal Way police and the dumb green line | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Federal Way Police Department turned 20 this week. Is that a big deal?

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Duclos: Hickel a community servant, opponent not | Letter

As a longtime member of the Federal Way City Council, I know…

  • Oct 17th, 2016

We need a change | Letter

Each year’s election seems more important than the last. The stakes are…

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Kochmar’s concern helped vet | Letter

I would like to take a minute and express my thanks to…

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Positive coverage uplifting | Letter

Thank you so much for writing such positive articles about The Mayor’s…

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Kochmar versus Pellicciotti | Inside Politics

Linda Kochmar is one of the area's most durable elected officials, having held public office in Federal Way for almost two decades as a city councilmember, mayor, and state representative who's seeking her third term the state House.

  • Oct 15th, 2016

Larson: Editorial Board missed point | Letter

Thank you for the compliments, but I wanted to take this opportunity…

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Vote ‘servant leader’ Hickel | Letter

Teri Hickel’s service has been more outstanding than ever since taking office…

  • Oct 12th, 2016

The Mirror’s recommendations on ST3, SKFR Prop. 1

Washington voters this November will be asked to weigh in on a bevy of ballot measures, including six initiatives, two advisory votes and an amendment to the state constitution.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Clowns and politics | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I heard a rumor that Thomas Jefferson High School was threatened by something involving clowns but the school didn't go on lockdown. There were lockdowns at two other schools that same day though. Is this connected?

  • Oct 10th, 2016

The last month | Inside Politics

We are entering the critical last five weeks of the election cycle. In our democracy, you hold the power, through your ballot, to decide who our president will be and who will manage the affairs of our state.

  • Oct 7th, 2016

The Mirror’s endorsement for State Auditor, State Supreme Court Pos. 6

The Mirror's Editorial Board researched and interviewed candidates in a host of races important to Federal Way so it could make informed voting recommendations in important elections. Each candidate who met with the board was afforded no less than 45 minutes to talk about themselves, their positions and their goals if elected, as well as to answer a variety of questions posed by the seven-member panel.

  • Oct 4th, 2016

Lighting and baseball | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I've noticed Adelaide Elementary School doesn't have lights on at night around the school — I saw none at all on when I drove past it on a Saturday. Why do you think that is? Don't you think that looks like a big target that says "burglarize me?"

  • Oct 3rd, 2016

The Trump Factor | Inside Politics

Republican leaders felt this was finally the year that they could add the Governor's Office and state House of Representatives to their majority in the State Senate. A trifecta that would give them absolute control of state politics.

  • Sep 30th, 2016

The Mirror’s endorsement for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 9

The Mirror's Editorial Board researched and interviewed candidates in a host of races important to Federal Way so it could make informed voting recommendations in important elections. Each candidate who met with the board was afforded no less than 45 minutes to talk about themselves, their positions and their goals if elected, as well as to answer a variety of questions posed by the seven-member panel.

  • Sep 27th, 2016

Homeless audits and Seahawks penalties | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I heard Sen. Mark Miloscia wants to audit homeless programs and fine cities with "lenient" encampment policies. I thought he was running for state auditor? Since when is it ethical for lawmakers to push laws that would impact their potential future job, especially one like state auditor where you need ethics to do it well?

  • Sep 26th, 2016

Campbell on the right path | Inside Politics

As a young girl working in the cotton fields of Louisiana with her grandfather, she'd probably never heard of Federal Way.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016

Student safety a top priority for Federal Way schools | Guest column

Each day, our parents and caregivers bring their most precious possessions to our schools – their children.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Apartment folks | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I'm not the only person in Federal Way that's upset with all the new multi-family construction. The city's poor planning makes it madness. What is the city going to do to stop this?

  • Sep 19th, 2016

State Senate change? | Inside Politics

Republicans control the state Senate with a 26-23 margin, and they have long believed that 2016 was the year for them to take control of the state House of Representatives and the governor's office.

  • Sep 16th, 2016

Learning to lunch at Topoki Pocha | The Hand That Feeds

The words "what just happened?" are clanging around in my head as I lean against my car in that sunny parking lot, trying to wrangle the right words to describe the meal I'd just had.

  • Sep 13th, 2016

Republicans and sewer children | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q: Mr. Federal Way, I'm surprised you didn't respond to the letters calling out your snide comments. I mean, usually you take to that feedback like a moth to a flame. Is this the beginning of a Mr. Federal Way who takes the high road or were you just waiting for someone to ask about it?

  • Sep 12th, 2016

IRG meeting a political disaster | Inside Politics

Last week, citizens were invited to provide comment to Mayor Jim Ferrell and City Council members in a study session on the proposed use of the former Weyerhaeuser property for an Orca Bay Seafoods fish processing warehouse. More than 300 residents attended to share their earnest, passionate belief that this was the wrong business in the wrong place.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Healing for brokenness | Diversity Column

I can't believe it, but after I wrote my last column, "A Call to Community," I myself was challenged in that call: My car was broken into.

  • Sep 8th, 2016