Opinion

Federal Way has become an economic ugly duckling

Can this city fill its vacant office buildings and attract a few high-end anchor corporations to re-establish a solid middle-class core?

Mayor Ferrell: The whole story paints a different picture

The great Mark Twain once said: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” There is a… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

What could possibly go wrong at Federal Way City Hall?

After his big victory in last year’s mayoral election and with a four-year term in front of him, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell may have… Continue reading

Summer sensuality in Federal Way

As the summer begins to wind down, I want to encourage us all to take a moment and enjoy it with our bodies. Yes, this… Continue reading

Blue wave is likely, but don’t write off Republicans

Trouble may lay ahead for Democratic incumbent Congressman Adam Smith in the 9th District.

Latest on Federal Way school funding (in a nutshell)

Property tax relief is on the way! Thanks to the McCleary ruling and legislative action, relief from the over-reliance on local levies to support public… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2018

Let’s partner together for scholars to learn, lead and dream big

Hello Federal Way Public Schools parents and guardians, This year, we want each of our student-scholars to learn, lead and dream big. In Federal Way… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Who can spark Washington’s GOP base?

President Donald Trump says he wants the Grand Old Party to keep its grip on Congress and vows to campaign on behalf of Republican candidates… Continue reading

Hot and passionate roundtable in Federal Way

I would like to thank those who came to the recent taxpayer roundtable meeting. I apologize to those who couldn’t make it owing in large… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Smokers pose wildfire threat at Dash Point State Park

I am concerned about a wildfire threat to my (and many) homes surrounding Dash Point State Park. It is located in both South King and… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Thinking ahead to Federal Way City Council races

Four seats will be up for election next year and there is much speculation about who will run.

WA Republicans get ‘whupped’ in primary election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading

What is your Federal Way story?

Calling all curmudgeons in Federal Way and beyond to take a good look at yourself. All I am asking is that you look in a… Continue reading

Mayor responds to Roegner’s column on ethics complaint

It’s disappointing that in the Aug. 3 column by Bob Roegner, he decided to turn a routine and by-the-book convening of the ethics board into… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Ethics complaint: FW city attorney should have raised questions

Had Federal Way City Attorney Ryan Call asked more questions regarding ethics board member Tony Pagliocco’s relationship with Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore, he would have learned a couple of things.

Making investments in our city

How many of you remember the public outcry when the new city of Federal Way decided to purchase the old Evergreen airstrip in 1990 that… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2018

Sexual harassment: Another one bites the dust

As I began to write an opinion piece earlier this summer, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman. Sigh.… Continue reading

Ethics complaint uncovers lack of transparency at Federal Way City Hall

An unusual incident of rudeness by a council member becomes a bigger question about transparency.

Federal Way voters have a front row seat to biggest legislative race

Senate seat currently held by Mark Miloscia is a must-win election for both political parties.

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The importance of participating in jury service

Part 2 in a series from the Federal Way Jury Diversity Committee on racial disparities in jury service.

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