New Federal Way police officers have ‘servant’s hearts’

The words just popped into my head: “ A servant’s heart. These men have servants’ hearts.” It kind of made me weepy, like a proud mother at the Oscars or at a wedding. Except, I was sitting in council chambers at the Federal Way City Council meeting. It was the usual monthly meeting. Nobody seemed especially excited beforehand, just the usual suburban folks listening in on what “the suits” had to say. I went there with my husband, Col. Eric Vogt, to witness one of his Air National Guard troops take his oath of duty as a new Federal Way police officer.

King County Metro must address the impact of biofuels

This may surprise you.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Milestones reached, but racism still present in Federal Way, country

It is 3:30 a.m., and the words and emotions are at war with one another. My great-grandfather was a slave on a plantation in Mississippi. The stories about his life were passed down through the art of oral tradition. I remember living in the South where they had bathrooms for colored people and negroes, and bathrooms for white people. I never could understand why, but I knew not to ask, so I didn’t. It is 2008, and watching Barack Obama gain the acceptance as the presidential nominee for the Democratic party filled my heart with a great deal of pride — and then the tears came.

Add Federal Way judge race to King County political forecast

This is a national and state year in the election cycle, but there is so much speculating and maneuvering going on at the local level as a carryover from last year and preparatory to next year. We should do an update.

Ron Paul movement storms state convention

The Washington State Republican convention held two weekends ago in Spokane should have been dull and uneventful.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Man vs. nature: The road to victory

Nature makes no mistakes, and that is humanity’s cross to bear.

Immigration must reach a cultural balance

We have been fortunate in our household to have enjoyed the customs, traditions and cultures of four au pairs (nannies) from Japan, Canada, Germany and Peru.

  • Jun 13, 2008

As America debates and protests the many serious issues facing the country, the most talked about is immigration.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Diversity. Minority. Discrimination. Racism.

  • Jun 13, 2008

Korean-American learns new concept

I first heard about and considered the immigration issue in 1995. That is when I immigrated to this country.

  • Jun 13, 2008

A little clarity can solve Washington state’s math problems

By Walter Backstrom, No Excuses

  • May 24, 2008

An amateur’s guide to manipulating the mass media

By Andy Hobbs, Mirror editor

When driving, let’s concentrate on driving

Editor, Bellevue Reporter

  • May 17, 2008

Let’s set the record straight on progress

In last Saturday’s Federal Way Mirror, D. Hagan, a teacher at Panther Lake Elementary School, criticized me. She then continued to mention the usual suspects, Charlie Hoff and Bill Pirkle, as just a bunch of negative naysayers, so let me set the record straight:

  • May 10, 2008

It’s either FedWay or the highway

The city is looking into ways to reduce congestion at the I-5 intersection at 320th street.

  • May 7, 2008

Sonics’ cross-over dribble tags governor race

By Bob Roegner, Inside Politics

  • May 7, 2008

Please let us know when you find ‘they’

By Rudi Alcott, Mirror publisher

  • May 3, 2008

Judge’s letter reflects honeymoon period

By Bob Roegner, Inside Politics

  • Apr 30, 2008

Our math problems don’t add up

By Walter Backstrom, No Excuses

  • Apr 26, 2008

Frog population hops the croaking line

By Chris Carrel, Thinking Locally

  • Apr 26, 2008