Bob Roegner

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

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

On June 16 at the Flag Day celebration, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that the name of South 320th Street would be changed to… Continue reading

Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things

Like the rest of us, politicians always have something to say. After Mayor Jim Ferrell mentioned at a Federal Way City Council meeting that he… Continue reading

This isn’t who we are

It started with Muslims. Now separating children from their parents, and babies from their mothers? This can’t be us! This can’t be who we are.… Continue reading

Council may come together, but what about the mayor?

When the calendar turned to 2018 it marked a significant change on the City Council with Hoang Tran and Jesse Johnson coming on board replacing… Continue reading

What would you do in the City Council’s shoes?

If you were on the Federal Way City Council and had a vote this fall in the 2019-20 city budget, what would be your primary… Continue reading

Is the new Federal Way City Council starting to mature?

On the heels of an unpopular vote to increase the utility tax, the City Council had its first public discussion on the 2019-20 budget last… Continue reading

It could be year of the woman in state, congressional races

Surprise filings from Hutchison and Kochmar

Federal Way must act now to prevent school shooting

It was only 93 days between Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Another school shooting and 10 more people including eight children are dead, and… Continue reading

Roegner: All eyes are on District 30 Senate race

It’s filing week and time to get serious about legislative elections. Who wins this fall will be determined by who bothers to vote. In an… Continue reading

Roegner: Fear not, open homeless meetings

The national homeless crisis has been on Federal Way’s doorstep for at least four years. But there does not appear to be consensus in the… Continue reading

Roegner: Questions from Mirror readers

Q. Why did you say that more police are not always the right answer? A. Because crime is down 10 percent from last year and… Continue reading

Roegner: Growing list of problems for city leaders

Federal Way leaders have two new controversies that add to a growing list of problems

Roegner: Federal Way utility tax fight could turn nasty

The battle over the utility tax may get a little nasty as Mayor Jim Ferrell and some council members are not happy to have opposition… Continue reading

Roegner: Will compassion replace criminalization of Federal Way’s homeless?

Over the past five years, homelessness has become a significant problem regionally and here in Federal Way. Different cities have chosen different paths to follow… Continue reading

Roegner: Guns and taxes merge on political stage

The last month has seen the nation focus on the continuing problem of mass murders at our schools. Parkland, Florida, is the latest example. Here… Continue reading