Bob Roegner

Washington state Democrats hope to ride the blue wave in 2008

Most of the public generally believes the state Legislature can probably do better. However, most of the public also tends to believe their legislators are doing a good job. It’s those legislators from other areas that are the problem. Therein rests the likely outcome for this year’s legislative races. When the votes are tabulated, most incumbents will probably be re-elected and the Democrats will retain comfortable margins in both the House and the Senate.

Federal Way, state have plenty to watch in ’08 elections

Filing week has come and gone. It’s time to fill out your score card and tape it to the refrigerator because there are some races you should watch closely. The highlight is the race for governor between incumbent Democrat Christine Gregoire and Republican opponent Dino Rossi. That race will dominate the news for the next several months. But there are some other equally intriguing races you should watch.

Political stew smells like football and bikinis

In politics, you never know where the twists and turns are going to occur or where humor or miscalculation will alter events.

Federal Way plays hardball with light rail

A few years ago, the Mariners public relations theme to sell tickets was “The Mariners are Playing Hardball.”

Add Federal Way judge race to King County political forecast

This is a national and state year in the election cycle, but there is so much speculating and maneuvering going on at the local level as a carryover from last year and preparatory to next year. We should do an update.