Bob Roegner

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws
Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

The new name that has surfaced is Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin.

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest
Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

The lead story of the council races is that Mayor Jim Ferrell appears to be lining up an informal slate to regain control of the council.

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates
Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Ferrell does not like the independent accountability the Mirror provides, though that is their job.

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall
Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

The candidate, while possessing skills Ferrell desperately needed, had done some part-time work for IRG.

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy
Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

If it was Barack Obama who had committed the same acts that Donald Trump has, what would the Republicans be doing?

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball
Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Four council seats are up for election this year.

Federal Way City Council races could be lively
Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Our homeless need 120-150 nights of shelter, not 12-15, and they shouldn’t have to look forward to another winter without government providing them shelter.

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits
Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Politics over DaVita, IRG and former Weyerhaeuser.

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

The voters have spoken on I-1639, and sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office, and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?
Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites
More to State of the City than public heard

More to State of the City than public heard

I had hoped to hear a visionary plan that seeks to eradicate homelessness and how he would go about it.

More to State of the City than public heard
Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Commissioners lack the needed check and balance on the administration the public relies upon.

Fire commissioners keep old boys club
Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Ferrell has not been a leader on obtaining a homeless shelter or we would have one.

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week
When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing
When tomorrow becomes today

When tomorrow becomes today

Watch to see what your city will do with the challenge of affordable housing.

When tomorrow becomes today
To serve the homeless

To serve the homeless

We hope the faces of those Mayor Ferrell met will make a difference when he reviews 2018 budget close-outs in April.

To serve the homeless
Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates

Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates

City’s top issues include homelessness, diversity, economic development and housing.

Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates
Who is the best community leader?

Who is the best community leader?

It’s time for our own “Best of” sponsored by the Mirror.

Who is the best community leader?