Opinion

Revisions to school funding needed

Revisions to school funding needed

The community has spoken loudly with their votes making it clear that they support our public schools. Last November, they passed a bond measure to… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2018
Revisions to school funding needed
From criminal justice to journalism

From criminal justice to journalism

New reporter looks forward to pursuing career in Federal Way

From criminal justice to journalism
Photo by Matt Phelps

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps
From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality

From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality

I recently had the privilege of being invited to visit a country in Africa to lead a comprehensive and inclusive sexuality training. The local leaders… Continue reading

From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality

Reverend vs. Republicans

Republican Paul Ryan removed Roman Catholic priest from office! Rev. Patrick Conroy, who is a graduate of Snohomish High, earned a master’s of philosophy degree… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2018
The PAEC is not a field of dreams yet

The PAEC is not a field of dreams yet

To begin, this is not a negative criticism of the mayor, the Federal Way City Council or any city employees. It is simply my thoughts… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2018
The PAEC is not a field of dreams yet
I-5, SR 18 need more attention

I-5, SR 18 need more attention

Watching the childish and selfish argument about the proposed exits at South 312th Street and South 324th Street is completely ignoring the true gorilla in… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018
I-5, SR 18 need more attention
Roegner: All eyes are on District 30 Senate race

Roegner: All eyes are on District 30 Senate race

It’s filing week and time to get serious about legislative elections. Who wins this fall will be determined by who bothers to vote. In an… Continue reading

Roegner: All eyes are on District 30 Senate race
Roegner gets it right

Roegner gets it right

My associates and I personally feel Bob Roegner’s column is right on target regarding the unbelievable proceedings going on within our City Hall. It would… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2018
Roegner gets it right
New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Don Brunell

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Don Brunell

With western wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos are… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2018
New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Don Brunell
Thank you utility tax volunteers

Thank you utility tax volunteers

I would like to personally thank each and every volunteer for collecting signatures for the utility tax referendum. Even if we did not obtain our… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2018
Thank you utility tax volunteers
Roegner: Fear not, open homeless meetings

Roegner: Fear not, open homeless meetings

The national homeless crisis has been on Federal Way’s doorstep for at least four years. But there does not appear to be consensus in the… Continue reading

Roegner: Fear not, open homeless meetings
Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
Do we need a new city treasurer?

Do we need a new city treasurer?

A story in the Federal Way Mirror on April 20 stated that the city of Federal Way has a $850,000 budget shortfall. The Federal Way… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2018
Do we need a new city treasurer?
Livingston: King County faces crossroads for waste disposal

Livingston: King County faces crossroads for waste disposal

County is dealing with the expected closure of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in 10 to 12 years.

Livingston: King County faces crossroads for waste disposal
Problems with the homeless in Federal Way

Problems with the homeless in Federal Way

Thank you, Matthew Jarvis, for your letter (April 27), which expresses the truth far more eloquently than I would. Finally, I don’t feel so alone… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018
Problems with the homeless in Federal Way
Roegner: Questions from Mirror readers

Roegner: Questions from Mirror readers

Q. Why did you say that more police are not always the right answer? A. Because crime is down 10 percent from last year and… Continue reading

Roegner: Questions from Mirror readers
Thank you Federal Way

Thank you Federal Way

Thank you Federal Way for the Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC). We never had a vote, but instead had a magnificent Blue Ribbon Panel… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018
Thank you Federal Way
Publisher’s note: Help choose the Mirror’s 2018 Athletes of the Year

Publisher’s note: Help choose the Mirror’s 2018 Athletes of the Year

The Federal Way Mirror is proud to recognize the city’s top student athletes in our first Athlete of the Year contest. Athletic directors from Federal… Continue reading

Publisher’s note: Help choose the Mirror’s 2018 Athletes of the Year
Bad timing on pay raises in Federal Way

Bad timing on pay raises in Federal Way

I am appalled by the timing of the pay raises for our mayor and city council.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Bad timing on pay raises in Federal Way