Opinion

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

Here’s how Federal Way can be an inclusive city | Roegner

Many white people believe we are an inclusive community and that we universally love our police department. However, that is not a view shared by… Continue reading

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

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

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

Points of contention on police inquests in King County

Inquests frequently unfold against a backdrop of sadness and drama: Family members’ shock at the sudden loss of a loved one at the hands of… Continue reading

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

Police reform sets the tone for 2020 elections

Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent move to name a task force to review racial justice and police reform set the tone for both a special session… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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This is why we’re protesting in Federal Way | Letters to the editor

Why we’re protesting As a Black man living in Federal Way for the past 4 years, I was moved by the recent article by Bob… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020
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Raising of the Juneteenth flag at Federal Way City Hall. Courtesy photo

Federal Way coming together | Mayor’s Memo

By Jim Ferrell, Mayor of Federal Way Images of boarded-up store windows, clashes between protestors and police in the streets, and empty police cars engulfed… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2020
Raising of the Juneteenth flag at Federal Way City Hall. Courtesy photo
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

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

Defund the police department? What needs to change | Roegner

Our country is at a defining moment in our search for true equality. Another murder of a Black man at the hands of a white… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Moving forward, the Federal Way Mirror will capitalize Black when referring to the race, ethnicity and culture of Black people. It has long been the… Continue reading

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Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.

The search for selfhood

What really matters is the desire to find.

  • Jun 20, 2020
Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Police accountability lacking in Federal Way | Roegner

History continues to repeat itself as another black man dies at the hands of a white police officer. Could it happen here? It almost did!… Continue reading

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

An Open Letter of Confession from the Church Council at Calvary Lutheran Church to our Black Siblings

Grace and Peace to our Black siblings in Federal Way and throughout the world. It has been 16 days since the murder of George Floyd,… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2020

Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Police chiefs of Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Black Diamond and the Port of Seattle pledge to stand with communities.

  • Jun 17, 2020
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Federal Way proud | Letter to the editor

Around noon May 31, Nick Rose, who owns our Ace Hardware store, told me he was thinking about shutting down early. I asked him why… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020
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Christian flag at City Hall? | Letters to the editor

Christian flag at City Hall? It looks like maybe a new tradition is being established at City Hall to represent special interest groups in the… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

Pandemic illustrates the need for government action

Despite spending most of my life in government and politics and working with some of the best, I still judge a politician by what they… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Federal Way police chief responds to death of George Floyd

By Andy J. Hwang Federal Way Chief of Police As law enforcement leaders and professionals, we know that having the support and the trust of… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Federal Way political action simmers amid COVID-19

District 30 seats are up for grabs.

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