Bob Roegner

Political quotes and odd comments

Political quotes and odd comments

Ferrell’s tendency for hyperbole got the better of him as he quoted President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall with “tear down this wall.”

Political quotes and odd comments
Strained relationship between legislators, city of Federal Way

Strained relationship between legislators, city of Federal Way

Legislators were seeking information and accountability from City Hall and did not appear happy with some city answers.

Strained relationship between legislators, city of Federal Way
Council punts pride flag back to mayor

Council punts pride flag back to mayor

It’s rare when a public official gets a second chance to do “the right thing.”

Council punts pride flag back to mayor
Possible vacant Federal Way City Council seat in 2020

Possible vacant Federal Way City Council seat in 2020

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is endorsing Jesse Johnson because it will look good to Democrats.

Possible vacant Federal Way City Council seat in 2020
Pride flag resolution, inclusion or politics?

Pride flag resolution, inclusion or politics?

The Federal Way mayor has control of all city facilities and could have used his authority to join other cities and direct the flag be flown.

Pride flag resolution, inclusion or politics?
What will elections mean to Federal Way mayor-council alignment?

What will elections mean to Federal Way mayor-council alignment?

Election revealed some relationships that will provide clues to new potential voting blocks.

What will elections mean to Federal Way mayor-council alignment?
Uneven turnout despite issues

Uneven turnout despite issues

In the short-term, the big news was the defeat of the advisory vote to allow pot stores in the city limits.

Uneven turnout despite issues
Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead

Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead

Planning for 2020 state races has been going on for months, as has the maneuvering for the next city and county races in 2021.

Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead
Turnout key in off-year election

Turnout key in off-year election

Here are the likely local winners of this November’s election.

Turnout key in off-year election
Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts

Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts

Sharry Edwards’s race for council and Tenya Magruder’s run for school board were noteworthy for their choices that created controversy.

Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts
Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Here are some random observations on the candidates.

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?
Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?
Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

While most of the discussion is pure speculation, there are also several names for the seat floating around in community coffee shops.

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow
Two contested Federal Way School Board races

Two contested Federal Way School Board races

In the headline race, Phillips will be challenged by Tenya Magruder to represent District 3.

Two contested Federal Way School Board races
Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

The public will always wonder what the department could have become with a more transparent and inclusive approach.

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely
Another business leaves town

Another business leaves town

‘After six years, it is clear Ferrell’s strategy of criminalizing homelessness is not working.’

Another business leaves town
Things public officials do and say

Things public officials do and say

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is known to match Trump for his hyperbole, but even for him this was out there.

Things public officials do and say
Upsets could be brewing for November

Upsets could be brewing for November

Watch for potential upsets in two Federal Way City Council seats.

Upsets could be brewing for November
Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way’s Diversity Commission reminded us of a sacred obligation bigger than current politics.

Federal Way must not be divided
Primary election: More behind the scenes

Primary election: More behind the scenes

Both council races in the primary were overshadowed by Edwards’s allegations of bribery against Honda.

Primary election: More behind the scenes