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It would probably be impossible to have an election that didn’t have at least one controversial initiative on the ballot to help boost turn out. And this year’s hot topic: guns.
The candy is on the shelves, children are all talking about what kind of costume they will wear and parents are deciding whose turn it is to walk the children around the neighborhood.
When does an election not decide an outcome? Several months ago that seemed like a much simpler question.
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer
I frequently get asked questions about the columns I write. Since other readers might have the same questions, here are a few along with my answers.
Several weeks ago Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that Patrick Doherty would no longer head the Community Development department at City Hall and that he would be working from home for an indeterminate period.
What had been feared for many months jumped from rumor mill to reality last week as Weyerhaeuser announced it was ending its 40-year relationship with Federal Way and moving to Seattle.
Will there be an open seat on the City Council next year? There may be.
At its last meeting, the City Council, along with Mayor Jim Ferrell’s support, passed a resolution opposing King County’s plans to close Federal Way’s Public Health Center, along with three others.
The governor’s office and the Washington State House of Representatives are controlled by Democrats.
Mayor Jim Ferrell and the City Council recently announced they would put together a task force of community members to come up with recommendations for an economic development summit this fall.
You can tell the race for the 30th District Senate seat between Democrat Shari Song and Republican Mark Miloscia is of statewide significance as the gloves came off this week.
The first half of 2014 has been politically spectacular. A controversial superintendent, Rob Neu, leaving town for another job.
Patrick Doherty’s career in Federal Way City Hall started about 15 years ago. However, it has been in the last four years that he has become the most visible face of city government.
The 2014 legislative races are starting to kick into high gear as we pass the July 4 milestone.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a newspaper?
We have learned a lot about Mayor Jim Ferrell in his first six months in office, but not as much as we will learn about him in the remaining three-and-a-half years of his term.
When informed that the newest member of the Federal Way Public Schools board was Hiroshi Eto
After his first legislative session, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee received a significant amount of criticism from legislators, mostly Republicans, but some Democrats.
The Federal Way Greater Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Becca Martin as its new CEO.