Opinion

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Not on Trump’s watch

The blood of dead Americans and allies is on Biden’s hands.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Senate infrastructure bill would add another burden

Adding another tax burden on people, especially the poor, is about as hard-hearted as it can get.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing

Editorial: A message to the unvaccinated and unmasked

We know you’re frustrated with mandates and advice, but consider our frustrations and, yes, our anger.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Ironies over individual rights | In Focus

What do we mean by “My body, my choice?”

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
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A sad state of affairs

We shouldn’t have to bribe people to do what’s right.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Columnist fails to grapple with the complexity of immigration

Immigration and crime are more complex than the fear that Mr. Shannon’s article promoted.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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David Cannon, “The Right Stuff”

Teaching both sides of the historical coin

What parts of America’s history are we focusing on?

  • Sep 14, 2021
David Cannon, “The Right Stuff”
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Back to the classroom during abnormal times | Roegner

If it didn’t feel so normal, we might forget about the coronavirus and the impact it has had on our lives. Gov. Jay Inslee has… 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.

Next year’s elections are already underway | Roegner

Pay attention to the messaging this time around, as well as what bills legislators submit.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
9/11 Memorial in Cashmere, Washington. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Twenty years after tragedy brought us together | Guest column

Recently, I was reflecting on where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in… Continue reading

9/11 Memorial in Cashmere, Washington. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”

A white elephant problem

Biden’s handling of immigration leaves much to be desired.

  • Sep 7, 2021
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”
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Not a psychopath

Yes, I voted as a Democrat. No, we don’t cheer when police are killed.

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Rich Elfers
Rich Elfers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Next year’s elections are already underway | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Washington State Legislature was dominated by the Democrats, who controlled both Houses and the governor’s office and was one of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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We’ll see if new columnist delivers the right stuff

Cannon certainly has no shortage of opinions.

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County executive wins battle with suburbs over inquests | Roegner

Decision will pave the way for families of victims to seek answers and justice.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
LeAan Blanco, “See. Be. Do.”

Defining Critical Race Theory: Read, don’t react | See. Be. Do.

Let’s define some terms before we debate them.

  • Sep 1, 2021
LeAan Blanco, “See. Be. Do.”
Screenshot of Voice of America footage from the August 2021 scene at Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan.

What the Afghan wants to say | Guest column

The American interest in Afghanistan goes back to the Cold War era, when its intervention was considered apt to contain the strain of Communism flowing… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021
Screenshot of Voice of America footage from the August 2021 scene at Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County executive wins battle with suburbs over inquests | Roegner

Since 1854, when 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.
In a three-day event ahead of the November 2020 elections, the voting center at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center saw 1,433 voters, which included 466 newly registered voters. File photo

Editorial: Baseless claims of fraud threaten voter confidence

Without evidence of fraud, it’s those alleging irregularities who are a threat to election integrity.

In a three-day event ahead of the November 2020 elections, the voting center at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center saw 1,433 voters, which included 466 newly registered voters. File photo