Opinion

Ethics complaint uncovers lack of transparency at Federal Way City Hall

Ethics complaint uncovers lack of transparency at Federal Way City Hall

An unusual incident of rudeness by a council member becomes a bigger question about transparency.

Ethics complaint uncovers lack of transparency at Federal Way City Hall
Federal Way voters have a front row seat to biggest legislative race

Federal Way voters have a front row seat to biggest legislative race

Senate seat currently held by Mark Miloscia is a must-win election for both political parties.

Federal Way voters have a front row seat to biggest legislative race
Federal Way Municipal Court

The importance of participating in jury service

Part 2 in a series from the Federal Way Jury Diversity Committee on racial disparities in jury service.

Federal Way Municipal Court
Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell

On June 16 at the Flag Day celebration, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell announced that the name of South 320th Street would be changed to… Continue reading

Roegner: Flag Day stunt backfires for Mayor Ferrell
WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning
Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?

Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?

As we celebrated this country’s 242nd Independence Day this past July 4, we banded together for one day as a nation to revel in what… Continue reading

Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?
Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things

Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things

Like the rest of us, politicians always have something to say. After Mayor Jim Ferrell mentioned at a Federal Way City Council meeting that he… Continue reading

Roegner: Politicians say the darndest things
Tariffs threaten local newspapers | Editorial

Tariffs threaten local newspapers | Editorial

The result of the tariffs have been up to a 30 percent increase in newsprint costs for newspapers.

  • Jul 7, 2018
Tariffs threaten local newspapers | Editorial
This isn’t who we are

This isn’t who we are

It started with Muslims. Now separating children from their parents, and babies from their mothers? This can’t be us! This can’t be who we are.… Continue reading

This isn’t who we are
City needs to be wise in spending

City needs to be wise in spending

Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 1, 2018
City needs to be wise in spending
Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: fake apologies. You know what I’m talking about. The ones that sound like this: “I’m sorry you feel that… Continue reading

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale
PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable

PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable A while ago, I wrote an Letter to the Editor outlining my concerns about the PAEC’s performance and made suggestions… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018
PAEC, police and taxpayer roundtable
Safe injection vans are not the answer

Safe injection vans are not the answer

I am writing in regards to the June 22 article on installing a “safe” injection van for narcotics in the greater Seattle area. Let me… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018
Safe injection vans are not the answer
Better uses of money than renaming streets

Better uses of money than renaming streets

Editor’s note: Since the writing of this letter, the mayor has announced 320th Street won’t be renamed. Now that we have plenty of money thanks… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018
Better uses of money than renaming streets
Finding the responsible way to honor our veterans

Finding the responsible way to honor our veterans

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell explains the reversal of his decision to rename South 320th Street.

  • Jun 30, 2018
Finding the responsible way to honor our veterans
Pleased with Mark Miloscia

Pleased with Mark Miloscia

Mark Miloscia is a stand up guy. He answers letters in his own hand. No form letters from him. I have written Murray, Cantwell, Inslee… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018
Pleased with Mark Miloscia
Teachers have an impact

Teachers have an impact

Teachers have an impact As I hear the shouts of liberated school kids and the honks of the school bus I am thrown back to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018
Teachers have an impact
Overcoming the disparities in jury selection

Overcoming the disparities in jury selection

Federal Way Municipal Court was part of a survey in 2017 that revealed a low rate for people of color appearing for jury service both… Continue reading

Overcoming the disparities in jury selection
Council may come together, but what about the mayor?

Council may come together, but what about the mayor?

When the calendar turned to 2018 it marked a significant change on the City Council with Hoang Tran and Jesse Johnson coming on board replacing… Continue reading

Council may come together, but what about the mayor?
Thoughts on recent happenings in the city

Thoughts on recent happenings in the city

I saved copies of the Mirror from March 30 to June 8. It’s interesting to reflect back on the Letters to the Editor and Bob… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2018
Thoughts on recent happenings in the city