Opinion

Fickle finger of fate has descended on Federal Way

Fickle finger of fate has descended on Federal Way

Having a strong local government is a benefit to all of us in a crisis.

Fickle finger of fate has descended on Federal Way
How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger
Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 31, 2020
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos

Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos

There will be many other interpretations of the mayor’s actions, and this episode will have repercussions among the eight elected officials that run City Hall.

Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos
Federal Way trapped in a ‘Catch 22’

Federal Way trapped in a ‘Catch 22’

We are mediocre in a region that is rapidly becoming global, educated and economically relevant. We have a mountain to climb.

Federal Way trapped in a ‘Catch 22’
State of the City

State of the City

Elections are next year, and with the high profile marketing for the event, the speech always sounds more like a “please vote for me” campaign kick-off.

State of the City
Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson

Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson

Sometimes making a law isn’t pretty, and by the time everybody weighs in, that great idea may look completely different.

Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson
Mirror’s role in vetting Federal Way Council candidates

Mirror’s role in vetting Federal Way Council candidates

The Mirror conducted a background check on all 19 candidates who applied for the Pos. 2 vacancy.

Mirror’s role in vetting Federal Way Council candidates
19 want to join Federal Way City Council

19 want to join Federal Way City Council

The six remaining council members will decide who the new council member will be, and politics will play a role.

19 want to join Federal Way City Council
South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency

South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency

The “old boy’s club” that is our fire department doesn’t appear all that interested in having the taxpayers, who pay the bill, actually understand what is going.

South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency
Exploring Federal Way as a new frontier

Exploring Federal Way as a new frontier

Overcoming Federal Way’s general apathy toward exploring itself as a new frontier is essential for shedding the effects of being a hollowed-out corporate company town.

Exploring Federal Way as a new frontier
Short legislative session turns left

Short legislative session turns left

With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.

Short legislative session turns left
New state legislator reflects on Federal Way service

New state legislator reflects on Federal Way service

“My office and email address may have changed, but my values haven’t.”

  • Feb 4, 2020
New state legislator reflects on Federal Way service
Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community

Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community

Ferrell’s pattern of behavior is dividing the community in such a negative manner he needs to rethink his entire style if he hopes to be an effective leader.

Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community
Counting all of Federal Way’s homeless in

Counting all of Federal Way’s homeless in

Limitations of King County’s annual homeless street count could result in an undercount and ineffective solutions.

Counting all of Federal Way’s homeless in
Federal Way in 2030 or beyond

Federal Way in 2030 or beyond

Federal Way needs a community-wide shuttle bus system, interesting shops, better permitting and more.

Federal Way in 2030 or beyond
Federal Way public official awards for 2019

Federal Way public official awards for 2019

The “It’s the Right Thing To Do” Award goes to Mayor Ferrell as he agreed to fly the pride flag.

Federal Way public official awards for 2019
Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves

Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves

Although the new appointee for the vacant 30th District seat must be a Democrat, the alignment opens the door for political mischief.

Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves