Bob Roegner

Noble-Gulliford, Tran and the Democrats | Inside Politics

In the primary election for City Council Position 4, the big surprise was that first-time candidate Hoang Tran came out leading. Tran was up against… Continue reading

True vision is needed | Inside Politics

Other than Mayor Jim Ferrell, is anyone else brokenhearted about Dick’s Drive-in choosing Kent, near Highline, rather than Federal Way for a new location? Dick’s… Continue reading

The changing face of Federal Way | Inside Politics

From our names — Stone’s Landing, Redondo and Federal Way — to our population and our governmental structures, we have come a long way since… Continue reading

Local legislators impact 2017 session | Inside Politics

The 2017 session of the state Legislature was among the most challenging in years. Under pressure from the state Supreme Court, almost everything took second… Continue reading

No place for racism here | Inside Politics

Aug.12, 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia: A white supremacist rally in support of keeping Confederate statues turns ugly. A young woman, there to oppose the racists views… Continue reading

Safe injection site debate a political sham | Inside Politics

The Aug. 8 City Council discussion on a resolution opposing a safe injection site for heroin addicts in Federal Way was not the city’s finest… Continue reading

Ferrell, Honda, Tran and Noble-Gulliford advance | Inside Politics

With 56 percent of the primary vote total, Federal Way incumbent Jim Ferrell holds a comfortable lead over Councilwoman Susan Honda in the race for… Continue reading

Blinks, threats and politics | Inside Politics

A historical legislative process has finally come to an end but not without gamesmanship that included blinks, threats and politics. In the process, the state… Continue reading

McNey departs; Trouble for Ferrell? | Inside Politics

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell has been thought to be coasting to an easy re-election. But every election has moments that have the potential to… Continue reading

Mayor/council debate lively | Inside Politics

There was a big turnout last week at the Mirror political forum for candidates running in the primary for mayor and city council. Most attendees… Continue reading

Mid-year political humor | Inside Politics

Politicians are just like the rest of us; sometimes they say and do things they should have thought about more carefully. President Donald Trump has… Continue reading

Tran, Edwards round out position 4 | Inside Politics

There are four candidates running for position 4, the open seat on the City Council. Last week we looked at Diana Noble-Gulliford and Jack Stanford,… Continue reading

Vacant council position draws 4 | Inside Politics

The retirement of long-time City Council member Jeanne Burbidge has opened the door for four candidates to replace her. The primary election on Aug. 1… Continue reading

Third mayoral candidate: Mark Greene | Inside Politics

Mark Greene is either incredibly persistent or just plain stubborn. After running for, and losing, several campaigns for different offices in at least three different… Continue reading

Quixote Honda in uphill battle? | Inside Politics

Elections are always about the incumbent, and in this year’s mayoral race that is Jim Ferrell. Has he accomplished enough during his term of office… Continue reading

Ferrell looks to avoid history repeat | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell wants another term as mayor, but even after four years we still don’t know him very well, and he remains an enigma. He… Continue reading

Compassion or politics? | Inside Politics

While the aftermath of the presidential election, alternative facts and the never-ending chaos of the Trump White House has taken a toll, wary voters are… Continue reading

Filing week surprises | Inside Politics

Despite a well-oiled rumor mill of speculation, there were still some filing week surprises. It was assumed that longtime council member Jeanne Burbidge would retire… Continue reading

Governing is more than photo ops | Inside Politics

It’s filing week for candidates. Who will win, and will our priorities change? Building the Performing Arts and Event Center or a park is fun… Continue reading

Federal Way voters a hot commodity | Inside Politics

Democrat and Independent voters in Federal Way have become a hot commodity! And if you’re a Republican voter, you are likely to start drawing more… Continue reading