Bob Roegner

Ferrell: the next four years

Ferrell: the next four years

With Mayor Jim Ferrell serving another term, will he change his goals?

Ferrell: the next four years
Deputy mayor vote highlights potential problems

Deputy mayor vote highlights potential problems

Wow, what a council meeting! If one thing is clear after the first council meeting of the new year, it is that bitter feelings from… Continue reading

Deputy mayor vote highlights potential problems
What to look for in 2018

What to look for in 2018

Federal Way will be a hotbed of political intrigue in 2018, and there will be plenty to keep your interest. First is to see who… Continue reading

What to look for in 2018
Year-end awards

Year-end awards

Columnist Bob Roegner offers his annual awards to community and national leaders.

Year-end awards
Community leaders’ Christmas wishes

Community leaders’ Christmas wishes

Honda and Koppang wish to be selected as new Federal Way deputy mayor.

Community leaders’ Christmas wishes
Democrats asserting power in Olympia

Democrats asserting power in Olympia

When the Washington state Legislature meets in January it will be a short 60-day session as all of the House of Representatives and half of… Continue reading

Democrats asserting power in Olympia
Things politicians say and do

Things politicians say and do

As of the 298th day of his administration, President Donald Trump has made 1,628 misleading claims, according to the Associated Press. At the local level,… Continue reading

Things politicians say and do
Deputy mayor and new relationships | Inside Politics

Deputy mayor and new relationships | Inside Politics

With the elections over, you might think that city politics are over as well. That would be wrong. The holidays are for political maneuvering and… Continue reading

Deputy mayor and new relationships | Inside Politics
No home for the homeless? | Inside Politics

No home for the homeless? | Inside Politics

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year for those of us with homes, fireplaces, food and a bed to sleep in. Not everyone is… Continue reading

No home for the homeless? | Inside Politics
Changes in store for Federal Way after election | Inside Politics

Changes in store for Federal Way after election | Inside Politics

Federal Way voters sent a clear message that a new level of progress has arrived.

Changes in store for Federal Way after election | Inside Politics
Resident questions and answers | Inside Politics

Resident questions and answers | Inside Politics

Sometimes I get questions and comments from residents on the columns I write. Under the assumption that others might have the same question, I will… Continue reading

Resident questions and answers | Inside Politics
Winners and losers: Election 2017 | Inside Politics

Winners and losers: Election 2017 | Inside Politics

Turnout will play a big role in determining election winners in Federal Way. Even though city and county elections are non-partisan, party affiliation is important… Continue reading

Winners and losers: Election 2017 | Inside Politics
City backed into financial corner | Inside Politics

City backed into financial corner | Inside Politics

With some council members using the term “no choice,” the City Council approved Mayor Jim Ferrell’s recommendation to refinance the purchase of the Target property… Continue reading

City backed into financial corner | Inside Politics
Ferrell’s money overwhelms | Inside Politics

Ferrell’s money overwhelms | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell’s record as mayor has been mixed. But as the incumbent he is the front runner. He rightfully takes credit for construction of the… Continue reading

Ferrell’s money overwhelms | Inside Politics
Moore, Flygare race a head scratcher | Inside Politics

Moore, Flygare race a head scratcher | Inside Politics

The race for council Position 6 has the two candidates, Martin Moore and Roger Flygare, whom voters seem to have the most questions about. Many… Continue reading

Moore, Flygare race a head scratcher | Inside Politics
Celski, Johnson: a contrast and choice | Inside Politics

Celski, Johnson: a contrast and choice | Inside Politics

The race for position No. 2 on the City Council between Bob Celski and Jesse Johnson provides voters with an interesting contrast and choice. Celski… Continue reading

Celski, Johnson: a contrast and choice | Inside Politics
Schools provide leadership test | Inside Politics

Schools provide leadership test | Inside Politics

At last week’s meeting, the mayor and Federal Way City Council considered the question of whether or not to provide a public endorsement for Federal… Continue reading

Schools provide leadership test | Inside Politics
Noble-Gulliford, Tran and the Democrats | Inside Politics

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

Noble-Gulliford, Tran and the Democrats | Inside Politics
True vision is needed | Inside Politics

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

True vision is needed | Inside Politics
The changing face of Federal Way | Inside Politics

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

The changing face of Federal Way | Inside Politics