Opinion

Resident wants to file petition challenging utility tax

Citizens of Federal Way: I attended the Federal Way City Council meeting regarding the 7.75 percent utility tax on our residents. Most of all the… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Students should protest bullying

Students, now that you have protested gun violence, I challenge you to end all violence in your schools. I challenge you to end bullying by… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

More tax code reform needed

As someone who has lived in Federal Way for over 25 years, maintaining the high quality of our public schools is important to me. That… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

District 30 legislators deserve credit for stance on public records

Miloscia, Reeves and Pellicciotti voted against SB 6617.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Students march, will politicians listen?

The Feb. 14 murders in Parkland, Florida, and the national movement that has followed on gun control are a product of the 150 other mass… Continue reading

Mayor disputes Roegner’s column

During my tenure as mayor of Federal Way, I have always been a strong proponent of open government, healthy and informed debate, and the need… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

Revenue shortage or spending problem?

Roegner questions city’s claims about budget shortfall.

Taxes and car tabs will be rehashed by voters

One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate… Continue reading

TJ students helped many

During a time when we hear lots of negative news coming from high schools, I would like to make note of the positive things our… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2018

Articles about role models important

I read the Mirror’s article about Phiona Mutesi, the Queen of Katwe, after I had both read the book and seen the film. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Guns, a child will lead us

Members of Congress have received millions of dollars of campaign donations from the NRA.

Wilson better choice for state Senate seat

The 30th District has another opportunity to send another dynamic leader to Olympia. Claire Wilson announced her bid for 30th District Senate, challenging Sen. Mark… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

District 30 legislators deserve kudos

I think that we should all be appreciative of our representatives in the 30th legislative district for voting no on restricting open records access to… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

City should have done more after trees cleared

I was glad to see that the disastrous clearing of trees along Weyerhaeuser Way was the lead article in the March 2 Mirror, but it… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Get rid of gun-free zones

Ever since the beginning of time, the world has had bad guys. We have tried many ways to come to grips with this situation. Remember… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guns in classes a bad idea

In response to President Donald Trump’s “idea” of arming a few teachers in each school with a weapon to protect students and to also give… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Investing in imagination

ARTS 4 Youth is a collaborative program available to all schools in the area.

Miloscia receptive to constituents

I am writing in response to Sam Rise’s Feb. 10 letter regarding District 30 Sen. Mark Miloscia. Contrary to what Sam shared in that letter,… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Mirror soft on reporting crime stats

Your recent story about issues surrounding the Federal Way Day Center buried the lead. Crime is up 71 percent in the area surrounding the day… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Utility tax test for council

Roegner argues cuts or spending delays might be a better answer than a utility rate hike.