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Could Federal Way reshape itself into a dynamic force in the South Puget Sound by investing in the arts? The Ford Foundation recently raised a… Continue reading
What niche is Federal Way trying to fill in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area? Using Google search, I asked: “What is Federal Way known for?” Google’s… Continue reading
Reading the police blotter in any newspaper proves that we as people will do just about anything and when caught, find a way to justify… Continue reading
I watched the mayor of Federal Way’s 2021 State of the City speech and it was a decent presentation that checked all the boxes necessary… Continue reading
Perceptions, reality, disinformation, truth, fact, deflection, conspiracy, accountability or none at all and despite this daily grind of ongoing media and political swill, we are… Continue reading
The COVID-19 pandemic crisis of 2020 is a change opportunity as well as a community health check. It has and will continue reshaping local communities… Continue reading
The Legislature is in session starting Jan. 11. Let the 2021 political games begin. Progressives, moderates, conservatives and add a few let-Trump-be-king nut jobs to… Continue reading
2020 has changed America as our country and the world at large are affected by a coronavirus pandemic. Some of us fear the virus, but… Continue reading
Having a strong local government is a benefit to all of us in a crisis.
We are mediocre in a region that is rapidly becoming global, educated and economically relevant. We have a mountain to climb.
Overcoming Federal Way’s general apathy toward exploring itself as a new frontier is essential for shedding the effects of being a hollowed-out corporate company town.
‘Save the Campus’ and Initiative 19-001 poverty crusaders don’t have a clear understanding of their impact.
“For us to regain prosperity … an improved retail sector would be nice, and we must keep traffic moving and crime heading toward Fife.”
Weyerhaeuser has been gone for four years and new development is necessary. However, we may have become an impediment to accepting our potential.
Support for local arts organizations should be community’s core value.
Keeping 68 cents of every dollar you spend local has a positive impact on our community.
Elected officials focusing primarily on the downtrodden may shortchange our opportunity to invest in needs and wants desired by next generation middle-class families.
Since incorporation, this city has worked to realign its foundation, but at present it is mostly a blank slate that gives us an opportunity to rewrite the community’s future.
City is in survival mode with various challenges, including homelessness, multifamily housing density and more.
If this city wants to improve its image, don’t check the “we got it partially done box, complete the project properly and in a way that people see and feel the pride.