Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Deputy mayor vote highlights potential problems

Wow, what a council meeting! If one thing is clear after the first council meeting of the new year, it is that bitter feelings from… Continue reading

Legislators putting funds at risk with inaction

I am writing regarding the capital budget, which is currently being debated by the Washington State Legislature. Washington currently has a significant homelessness crisis, evidenced… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Deputy mayors and pander bears | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Mr. Federal Way questions the council members’ rationale over deputy mayor drama.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Support the FWPS education levy in February

On behalf of our students and educators, we appreciate our community’s steadfast support of our schools. Recently, our community approved a bond that will build… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Editorial cartoon

Frank Shiers cartoon for Jan. 12.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Mirror should have higher standards in advertisements

I’m disappointed in the Mirror for running full-page ads from self-proclaimed “watch” groups based on fake science and conspiracy theories. The most recent example is… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

Federal Way needs to reinvent itself

The end of the year is about saying goodbye to what happened, good or bad, and welcoming the potential that comes with a new beginning.… Continue reading

What to look for in 2018

Federal Way will be a hotbed of political intrigue in 2018, and there will be plenty to keep your interest. First is to see who… Continue reading

Absences and New Year’s resolutions | Q&A with Mr. Federal Way

Q Mr. Federal Way, you’ve been slacking off in the column department, is your New Year’s resolution to regularly appear in the Mirror again? A:… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Year-end awards

Columnist Bob Roegner offers his annual awards to community and national leaders.

A Christmas to remember | Letter

A Christmas to remember Yes, it was nice to have a white Christmas this year. All of us dream of past Christmases, and they were… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Holiday wishes and hopes for Federal Way

With the holiday season upon us and 2018 approaching, it is a good time to reflect on what has happened this past year and what… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2017

Community leaders’ Christmas wishes

Honda and Koppang wish to be selected as new Federal Way deputy mayor.

Editorial cartoon | Frank Shiers

Cartoon for Dec. 22, 2017 by Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Levy critical to maintain services in Federal Way school district

Levy critical to maintain services in school district On Feb. 13, voters will be asked to renew an educational programs and operations levy to keep… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Democrats asserting power in Olympia

When the Washington state Legislature meets in January it will be a short 60-day session as all of the House of Representatives and half of… Continue reading

City responsive to clean-up request

I recently entered a Citizen Action Request on the city of Federal Way website regarding piles of leaves covering the sidewalks on Southwest Campus Drive.… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2017