Opinion

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Guest column: Roe v. Wade and the fight for our rights

By Remi Frederick, For the Mirror

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Another look at our complicated relationship with Boeing | Roegner

Boeing is planning to move again. But it is farther east rather than back here. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

From COVID to monkeypox | Shiers

After earlier identifying a presumptive case of monkeypox in King County, it was confirmed May 27 to be monkeypox, according to the Washington State Department… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Supreme Court’s draft to overturn Roe v. Wade sparks uproar in WA | Roegner

The Supreme Court appeared divided and also shaken by its private deliberations appearing on the front page of almost every newspaper in the country for… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

You can’t trade baby formula for a tank of gas | Shiers

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  • May 21, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Behind the appointment of King County’s new sheriff | Roegner

King County Executive Dow Constantine had three finalists to choose from when he decided who the next sheriff would be. He appointed Patti Cole-Tindall, which… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Federal Way’s problems did not arrive on the doorstep overnight | Livingston

Federal Way’s streets and main pedestrian walkways have become extensions of the mean streets we see elsewhere — littered, sketchy, and avenues of the downtrodden.… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Roe v. Wade and the road we have been down before | Whale’s Tales

I have been thinking a lot lately about the Prohibition Era in the United States and the fiery, brook-no-argument crusaders who pushed for it. Like… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Here’s a theory on why people embrace all those crazy theories | Whale’s Tales

Not so long ago, one could have called me a dyed-in-the-wool, hard-core skeptic about cryptids. Cryptids. You know Bigfoot, Yeti, the chupacabra, the Jersey Devil,… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Police misconduct is getting expensive for taxpayers | Roegner

More cities and counties are avoiding trials and settling with the families of those who died at the hands of police officers. But have police… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Guest column: Actions speak louder than laws when fighting city’s drug problem

Opinion: The Federal Way City Councils new ban on fentanyl in public spaces reflects a short-sighted approach to illegal drug use in our city.

  • May 13, 2022
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Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Here’s how we foot the bill for reducing wildfires in WA | Brunell

Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2022
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Did we end the mask mandate too soon in WA? | Roegner

Philadelphia recently became the first U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate. But it may not be the last. Having reached a 50% increase… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Never miss a chance to treasure your mama | Whale’s Tales

With the approach of Mother’s Day, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mother, gone 16 years ago this month, how much I… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Seattle World’s Fair highlighted electric transportation network | Brunell

Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair was awe-inspiring. It previewed developments that would improve our daily lives in the next millennium. While “Century 21” memories have faded,… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2022
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Meet the King County prosecutor candidates | Shiers

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  • Apr 29, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Lawsuit may have chilling effect on effort to reduce homelessness | Roegner

Responding to the regional homeless challenge isn’t easy and comes with its own set of political problems. First, it is a regional problem affecting most… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Proposed light rail station names in FW | Shiers

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  • Apr 23, 2022
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