Opinion

Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead

Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead

Planning for 2020 state races has been going on for months, as has the maneuvering for the next city and county races in 2021.

Elections aren’t done, but candidates thinking ahead
Swan song: Sex in the Suburbs signs off

Swan song: Sex in the Suburbs signs off

Whether you are saddened by this news or jumping for joy, I’ll still be around, doing what I do.

Swan song: Sex in the Suburbs signs off
Will council candidates honor the 2006 utility tax levy to fund enhanced police force?

Will council candidates honor the 2006 utility tax levy to fund enhanced police force?

Federal Way now has a police officer ratio that is far below the Washington state average of 1.44.

Will council candidates honor the 2006 utility tax levy to fund enhanced police force?
Turnout key in off-year election

Turnout key in off-year election

Here are the likely local winners of this November’s election.

Turnout key in off-year election
Expediting projects to move city out of status quo slump

Expediting projects to move city out of status quo slump

Weyerhaeuser has been gone for four years and new development is necessary. However, we may have become an impediment to accepting our potential.

Expediting projects to move city out of status quo slump
Vote yes on Initiative 19-001 for Stable Homes

Vote yes on Initiative 19-001 for Stable Homes

As a teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School or the past 25 years, I know the importance of stable housing for our children’s education.

  • Oct 26, 2019
Vote yes on Initiative 19-001 for Stable Homes
Initiative 19-001 will make city less safe, less affordable

Initiative 19-001 will make city less safe, less affordable

Initiative takes our community in the wrong direction by jeopardizing safety, driving up rent costs.

  • Oct 26, 2019
Initiative 19-001 will make city less safe, less affordable
In support of regulated cannabis in Federal Way

In support of regulated cannabis in Federal Way

I trust that allowing a legal substance that is well regulated can be appropriately integrated into the fabric of our community.

  • Oct 25, 2019
In support of regulated cannabis in Federal Way
Do what is right: Vote no to cannabis shops

Do what is right: Vote no to cannabis shops

We still have far too high of crime rate, but at least without pot shops, we are moving in the right direction.

  • Oct 25, 2019
Do what is right: Vote no to cannabis shops
Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts

Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts

Sharry Edwards’s race for council and Tenya Magruder’s run for school board were noteworthy for their choices that created controversy.

Edwards and Magruder: Controversial contrasts
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center hosting drug take-back event Oct. 26

Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center hosting drug take-back event Oct. 26

Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center hosting drug take-back event Oct. 26
Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Oct 21, 2019
Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence
Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Here are some random observations on the candidates.

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?
Why did Magruder donate large sum to white supremacist?

Why did Magruder donate large sum to white supremacist?

‘Sometimes … you take a chance on something and find out it maybe wasn’t the best move.’

Why did Magruder donate large sum to white supremacist?
Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?
Embracing arts can recharge the city

Embracing arts can recharge the city

Support for local arts organizations should be community’s core value.

Embracing arts can recharge the city
Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

While most of the discussion is pure speculation, there are also several names for the seat floating around in community coffee shops.

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow
Two contested Federal Way School Board races

Two contested Federal Way School Board races

In the headline race, Phillips will be challenged by Tenya Magruder to represent District 3.

Two contested Federal Way School Board races
Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

The public will always wonder what the department could have become with a more transparent and inclusive approach.

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely
Another business leaves town

Another business leaves town

‘After six years, it is clear Ferrell’s strategy of criminalizing homelessness is not working.’

Another business leaves town