Opinion

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot

Women’s right to vote was recognized 100 years ago; we need to use the ballots women fought for.

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Filling a vacancy on the Federal Way City Council | Roegner

Right now, there is no front-runner.

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.

Minorities in Federal Way want action, not talk | Roegner

Community members express concern about police accountability.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Editorial: Make certain you count in 2020 census

The Census Bureau has been told to cut its work short, making your response even more important.

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Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

  • Aug 15, 2020
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Primary election was big for Democrats| Roegner

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone Republican who looks strong heading into November.

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.

Should the King County sheriff be elected or appointed? | Roegner

In addition to candidate races this November, there will be policy questions for the public to approve or reject. One that is returning to the… 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.

Who will advance to the November election? | Roegner

Races underway across state and King County.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The police department of the future | Roegner

Based on comments from elected officials and police, the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up political momentum just in time for the 2021-2022 budget… 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.

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.
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Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

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

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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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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
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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.

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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.