Opinion

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

The lead story of the council races is that Mayor Jim Ferrell appears to be lining up an informal slate to regain control of the council.

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates
Legislature still has more work to do on school funding

Legislature still has more work to do on school funding

Federal Way Public Schools will need to make targeted budget reductions over the next two years.

  • May 20, 2019
Legislature still has more work to do on school funding
Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Ferrell does not like the independent accountability the Mirror provides, though that is their job.

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall
Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

The candidate, while possessing skills Ferrell desperately needed, had done some part-time work for IRG.

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy
Spinning out with Federal Way police

Spinning out with Federal Way police

Mirror reporter gets firsthand look as officers learn how to spin-out a car while in pursuit, maneuver sudden turns.

Spinning out with Federal Way police
I work for you!

I work for you!

Transparency and access has always been a hallmark of this office.

  • May 6, 2019
I work for you!
Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

If it was Barack Obama who had committed the same acts that Donald Trump has, what would the Republicans be doing?

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball
Federal Way is a visual arts desert

Federal Way is a visual arts desert

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.

Federal Way is a visual arts desert
Firefighter for a day

Firefighter for a day

Mirror reporter Haley Donwerth joined SKFR Firefighters at Station 63 to learn what it takes to be a firefighter.

Firefighter for a day
Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Four council seats are up for election this year.

Federal Way City Council races could be lively
Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Our homeless need 120-150 nights of shelter, not 12-15, and they shouldn’t have to look forward to another winter without government providing them shelter.

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits
Federal Way mayor dodges questions on homeless issues

Federal Way mayor dodges questions on homeless issues

Governments are obligated to share information with residents — this is transparency.

Federal Way mayor dodges questions on homeless issues
Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction

Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction

If we can provide this education for those who need it, it is our responsibility to do so — in our schools, in our churches and anywhere else we can promote respect and inclusion.

Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction
Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Politics over DaVita, IRG and former Weyerhaeuser.

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

The voters have spoken on I-1639, and sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office, and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?
Rude people ruined town hall meeting

Rude people ruined town hall meeting

Rep. Kristine Reeves handled them pretty much like most parents handle unruly children.

  • Apr 5, 2019
Rude people ruined town hall meeting
Misplaced push for city to build homeless shelter

Misplaced push for city to build homeless shelter

It is easy to lay blame at the feet of our local officials for not doing enough.

Misplaced push for city to build homeless shelter
Supporting gender equality

Supporting gender equality

“Mansplaining” happens when a man explains something, usually to a woman, in a way that is patronizing.

Supporting gender equality
Smoke, sweat and saving lives: Firsthand experience at Fire Ops 101

Smoke, sweat and saving lives: Firsthand experience at Fire Ops 101

Lineup included extinguishing car and dumpster fires, ladder ascending, the burn building, vehicle extrication.

Smoke, sweat and saving lives: Firsthand experience at Fire Ops 101