Closing City Hall was a bad idea

By most accounts, Mayor Jim Ferrell’s State of the City address at the Performing Arts and Event Center went well. However, it was his order… Continue reading

Federal Way lucky to have PAEC

I recently attended a show at the Performing Arts and Event Center. Rosanne Cash was very entertaining. The parking is ample and free. The sound… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

“Mirror of Reflection”

To capture the pulse of our City, And celebrate the good we share, And challenge us to be a bit better, With others with a… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

City sending mixed messages on finances

According to Mayor Jim Ferrell, Federal Way is economically strong, or so he said in his State of the City speech. Now I read that… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Why we need condoms in Federal Way high schools

February is National Condom Month, and I’m celebrating this year by outlining my top five reasons why we should have condoms available in every Federal… Continue reading

City goals proving expensive

“Money, money, money … Money makes the world go around, the world go around…” or so sing Sally Bowles and the emcee in the 1972… Continue reading

Federal Way needs higher education center

Federal Way is a city that has grown in more ways than one. Its population has risen from nearly 68,000 in 1990 to more than… Continue reading

Miloscia unresponsive to education funding concerns

On Martin Luther King Day, I went with other members from my local union, the Federal Way Education Association, to Olympia to advocate for amply… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Taxpayers will save money if they don’t approve levy

In the Feb. 2 Mirror, I was accused writer Gary Robertson of providing misleading or inaccurate information in a previous letter to the editor. He… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers

Frank Shiers cartoon for Feb. 9… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

MLK event brought community together

The Martin Luther King celebration in Federal Way this year was one of the best we’ve ever had. And how exciting to have the honor… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Residents will pay more in taxes for schools

Last summer, Federal Way Public Schools decided to run a Phase 2 bond for $450 million dollars. Then they told the voters that it wouldn’t… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

PAEC kitchen funding needs explanation

I was appalled to read in the Jan. 26 edition that the state capital budget funded $1 million for a kitchen upgrade at Performing Arts… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Longtime publisher’s view from the hot seat | Mirror’s 20th anniversary

For nine years - or 3,312 days - I had the privilege of being the publisher of the Mirror.

  • Feb 5, 2018

Newspapers then and now: Odyssey of a production guru | Mirror’s 20th anniversary

I’ve been in this business for just about 30 years, 20 of which have been with the Mirror.

  • Feb 4, 2018

Mayor: Congratulations to the Federal Way Mirror

A community newspaper like yours is vital to the health of a community and to local government.

  • Feb 3, 2018

A crisis of our making

Livingston: Lawmakers need to look at big picture for area to succeed.

Thank you, Federal Way – let’s go for 20 more years | Publisher’s note

I am here to tell you that the Federal Way Mirror is here to stay.

First days in the life of the Federal Way Mirror | Mirror’s 20th anniversary

Sound Publishing wanted me to help start a newspaper in Federal Way as soon as I could get there.

  • Feb 2, 2018

Olympia, politics and policy

Roegner: This year appears to be a good one for educational interests and women candidates.