Opinion

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
Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites
More to State of the City than public heard

More to State of the City than public heard

I had hoped to hear a visionary plan that seeks to eradicate homelessness and how he would go about it.

More to State of the City than public heard
Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Commissioners lack the needed check and balance on the administration the public relies upon.

Fire commissioners keep old boys club
Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Ferrell has not been a leader on obtaining a homeless shelter or we would have one.

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week
When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing
When tomorrow becomes today

When tomorrow becomes today

Watch to see what your city will do with the challenge of affordable housing.

When tomorrow becomes today
Upstream causes rarely get addressed

Upstream causes rarely get addressed

A positive identity for this city requires all of us to work to become a destination city.

Upstream causes rarely get addressed
To serve the homeless

To serve the homeless

We hope the faces of those Mayor Ferrell met will make a difference when he reviews 2018 budget close-outs in April.

To serve the homeless
Condoms and education save lives

Condoms and education save lives

It’s also about chipping away at the persistent shame around sexual behavior that leads to real harm.

Condoms and education save lives
Federal Way school district’s grading system gets stamp of approval

Federal Way school district’s grading system gets stamp of approval

College admissions officers approve district’s standards-based grading practices.

  • Feb 16, 2019
Federal Way school district’s grading system gets stamp of approval
Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates

Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates

City’s top issues include homelessness, diversity, economic development and housing.

Major issues for Federal Way Council candidates
Who is the best community leader?

Who is the best community leader?

It’s time for our own “Best of” sponsored by the Mirror.

Who is the best community leader?
Poverty zombies taking root in Federal Way

Poverty zombies taking root in Federal Way

Many of our leaders have promoted Federal Way as a middle-class oasis on the way up.

Poverty zombies taking root in Federal Way
Legislative politics: President, governor, AG and speaker

Legislative politics: President, governor, AG and speaker

As always money and power will be on the line and it will be an exciting session.

Legislative politics: President, governor, AG and speaker
New series seeks to humanize homelessness

New series seeks to humanize homelessness

Mirror to tell stories of people in Federal Way experiencing homelessness in year-long series.

New series seeks to humanize homelessness
Homelessness continues to challenge Federal Way

Homelessness continues to challenge Federal Way

Will mayor join me to help at an overnight shelter and experience what homelessness is like?

Homelessness continues to challenge Federal Way
Elected positions open in 2019

Elected positions open in 2019

Are you happy with how things are or do you want to see change?

Elected positions open in 2019
Top 10 hopes for 2019

Top 10 hopes for 2019

I hope that the efforts to create support for LGBTQ parents in Federal Way thrive.

Top 10 hopes for 2019