Opinion

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

King County prosecutor race is the one to watch | Roegner

The race to replace retiring Dan Satterberg as King County prosecutor is one to watch closely. It started off with four candidates, and now we… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Easter Bunny’s body armor | Shiers

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  • Apr 15, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County’s new inquest rules become part of new system | Roegner

Since 1854, before Washington was a territory, inquests have been required whenever a person dies from interaction with a police officer. That requirement is now… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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New lanes on Highway 18 | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers Improvements coming to State Route 18 after a three decades-long effort to widen the entire state highway. The state passed its… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2022
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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Could we pull together like the Ukrainians are doing? | Whale’s Tales

The past is like a foreign country — they do things differently there. Oddly enough, I’ve been thinking about those words lately in light of… Continue reading

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

Real life ‘cops and robbers’ is a lucrative game to play | Livingston

Our cities are becoming fear driven crime bubbles with all of us looking for someone to blame. Some believe that our crime wave is a… Continue reading

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

U.S. Senate and Washington Legislature are the races to watch | Roegner

There’s a question hanging in the air: Can a Republican U.S. Senate candidate really win in Washington? Republican Tiffany Smiley will take on Senator Patty… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Spring Break in King County | Shiers

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  • Apr 6, 2022
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Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Federal Way seems destined for prolonged mediocrity by choice | Livingston

As citizens we are a capricious lot. We expect our elected fellow citizens to oversee the municipal flow of our daily lives, be kind, invest… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
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How about that landfill? | Shiers

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  • Apr 1, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The benefits of King County’s juvenile diversion program | Roegner

Due to widespread community support at a King County Law Justice, Health and Human Services Committee meeting, and on a 5-1 vote, King County will… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Crime in FW | Shiers

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  • Mar 26, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The key to a successful and thriving downtown is City Hall | Roegner

I have seen the planning staff presentation on Federal Way’s future downtown three times, and the answer has already been identified by several cities for… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Pot shop robberies | Shiers

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  • Mar 25, 2022
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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.

A few thoughts on Russia wanting Alaska back | Brunell

Return Alaska to Russia? A month ago, such lunacy wasn’t newsworthy. But after Russia shockingly invaded Ukraine, anything is possible. The assault on Ukraine has… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 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 Police Chief Andy Hwang. Courtesy photo

Modification to the police reform laws of 2021 | Police Chief Andy Hwang

Guest column from about the 2022 Legislative Session.

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang. Courtesy photo
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School zone cameras in South King County | Shiers

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  • Mar 18, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

A closer look at the selection of Federal Way’s new judge | Roegner

President Joe Biden recently announced he would appoint a Black female to the U.S. Supreme Court. He followed that announcement with a nominee in Judge… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Federal Way letters: Qualities of a leader; warehouse watch

Qualities of a leader In speaking, as the saying goes, an unwise person speaks their mind without having much on it. A leader considers their… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2022
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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Music at the intersection of past and present | Whale

It is a July day in 1969, and I am with my family at Lake Surprise. I have just finished first grade in Mrs. Foster’s… Continue reading

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