Opinion

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.

The world is upside down

When I was growing up, I knew I could count on certain things always remaining the same. The Dodgers would always be in Brooklyn, and… Continue reading

Solving a dilemma of their creation | Cornfield

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote, “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading

Paid family leave is the blueprint for affordable childcare

Reeves argues Washington can do more to help families.

Support Land Conservation Initiative to protect Weyerhaeuser campus

Being outside in parks and wilderness and enjoying natural resources is a way of life for us all in King County. However, with a projected… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2018

Council member behaved inappropriately at meeting

I was reading an article in the Federal Way Mirror written by Bob Roegner. As I read the more, steam was rolling and a few… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2018

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