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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
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