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Federal Way is an enigma. As a planned community built on corporate ideals, we have become a city of just over 100,000 in population with… Continue reading
Diversity has become a “buzzword” used by every city that has a significant multicultural – multiethnic population. It is also a polite way of saying… Continue reading
Federal Way, like all cities, gets to be a front row player to the daily, weekly, monthly, annual or multiyear “pick-6” crises to manage. Politicians… Continue reading
Diversity appears to be Federal Way’s double-edged sword. We champion our diversity as a badge of courage, but fail to capitalize on its potential. Federal… Continue reading
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.