Letters to the Editor

Go back to the drawing board on comprehesive sex ed

Go back to the drawing board on comprehesive sex ed

Mandating comprehensive sexuality education in every schoolroom in Washington State is completely wrong.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Go back to the drawing board on comprehesive sex ed
How to reincarnate democracy

How to reincarnate democracy

Democracy died with the vote Feb. 6 to acquit the president. The Oval Office Occupant is now above the law.

  • Feb 23, 2020
How to reincarnate democracy
Make training mandatory for all elected leaders

Make training mandatory for all elected leaders

Congratulations to council member Linda Kochmar, who was awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

  • Feb 22, 2020
Make training mandatory for all elected leaders
Raising the red flag on state of the schools

Raising the red flag on state of the schools

Months have passed and the Federal Way School District still has not published the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment district and individual school results.

  • Feb 21, 2020
Raising the red flag on state of the schools
Don’t ignore the drug problem

Don’t ignore the drug problem

Why not start with addressing the truth that homelessness is not a housing shortage or a mental health issue alone — it is a drug problem.

  • Jan 26, 2020
Don’t ignore the drug problem
Keep up the great work, Grocery Outlet

Keep up the great work, Grocery Outlet

A big thank you to the new owners of Grocery Outlet in Federal Way.

  • Jan 25, 2020
Keep up the great work, Grocery Outlet
Inspirational MLK program in Federal Way

Inspirational MLK program in Federal Way

I am hopeful that the young generation will understand and work towards regeneration.

  • Jan 24, 2020
Inspirational MLK program in Federal Way
Three issues: International, national, local

Three issues: International, national, local

National: Three years ago, voters in this country elected a president. People have been fighting it ever since.

  • Jan 21, 2020
Three issues: International, national, local
Sexual orientation does not change

Sexual orientation does not change

You may disagree with that statement but that disagreement of yours comes from the fact that you are actually bisexual.

  • Jan 20, 2020
Sexual orientation does not change
Thank you, Rev. Hosler

Thank you, Rev. Hosler

It’s bad enough that ignorant people post bigoted homophobic lies on the internet.

  • Jan 19, 2020
Thank you, Rev. Hosler
Kind teachers, flags make all the difference

Kind teachers, flags make all the difference

I spent 11 years in the Federal Way Public Schools before the days when pride flags and safe stickers could be found in classrooms, but I still turned out gay.

  • Jan 18, 2020
Kind teachers, flags make all the difference
Keep hatred out of local paper

Keep hatred out of local paper

I most certainly would not allow it in my church.

  • Jan 14, 2020
Keep hatred out of local paper
The facts always matter

The facts always matter

It’s also disappointing that Mr. Roegner continually uses this as a mark against the city.

  • Jan 13, 2020
The facts always matter
Dismayed at letter regarding LGBTQ

Dismayed at letter regarding LGBTQ

As a mother and a grandmother I am proud to love my children unconditionally and support their own decisions about their sexuality.

  • Dec 31, 2019
Dismayed at letter regarding LGBTQ
Campaign finance reform needed, and no more gerrymandering

Campaign finance reform needed, and no more gerrymandering

Many of us have cheated on our taxes, left work a little early, justified taking something at work.

  • Dec 23, 2019
Campaign finance reform needed, and no more gerrymandering
Pride signals unconditional acceptance of everyone

Pride signals unconditional acceptance of everyone

Recognize that humans come in a variety of shapes and forms, rather than some cookie-cutter ideal set forth 2,000 years ago by white male patriarchs.

  • Dec 22, 2019
Pride signals unconditional acceptance of everyone
Cramming ‘perverted values’ onto whole society

Cramming ‘perverted values’ onto whole society

Does the rainbow flag represent a tiny minority with a laser beam focus on grooming the next generation?

  • Dec 21, 2019
Cramming ‘perverted values’ onto whole society
The meaning behind the pride flag

The meaning behind the pride flag

The pride flag is a symbol for people to come together after dozens are murdered at a gay nightclub and other hate crimes that happen on a regular basis.

  • Dec 20, 2019
The meaning behind the pride flag
When the Battle of the Bulge ended and my warm shoes arrived

When the Battle of the Bulge ended and my warm shoes arrived

Besides the hazards of war, the weather was also bad. It was cold and we were not prepared.

  • Dec 19, 2019
When the Battle of the Bulge ended and my warm shoes arrived
Giving back through giving trees this holiday season

Giving back through giving trees this holiday season

There is a giving tree at City Hall with names of residents at Avalon Care Center.

  • Dec 14, 2019
Giving back through giving trees this holiday season