Opinion

While we fight against COVID-19, let’s also target TB

Might as well take out two birds with one stone.

  • Jul 16, 2020
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.

Points of contention on police inquests in King County

The proposed changes would expand inquiries to questions about department policy and officer training.

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.

We’ve lost our ability to be nuanced about the past

Americans understand the Founding Fathers and other historical figures weren’t saints.

  • Jul 14, 2020

Participate in your local governments

If you’re part of the ‘silent majority’, it’s time to speak out.

  • Jul 13, 2020

Things that trouble me

There’s so much happening in our country.

The Six Grandfathers, Mount Rushmore, and our national identity

What does it mean when national monuments mean freedom to one group, and oppression to another?

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

What it really means to ‘defund’ police departments

If we want our police to truly implement community policing, then the force should reflect the community.

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

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.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

A message from Mayor Jan Molinaro

“The best example of encouragement you can give someone for wearing a mask is to wear a mask yourself.”

What, exactly, is tearing America apart? Blindness

Our inability to see across the aisle is what will bring our nation to the brink.

Join me and others in your community in addressing systemic racism

We want our local governments to work on dismantling biased policies to make their communities more equitable.

  • Jun 30, 2020

Taiwan provides a blueprint for dealing with a pandemic

Trust in the government and widespread communication and cooperation helped the country succeed where others didn’t.

Trump has knowledge, skills to run the country

I’m far more interested in Trump’s abilities than what his opponents point out as “flaws.”

  • Jun 25, 2020

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

The policy has been adopted by both the AP and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Young locals in protests give me hope for the future

Be careful writing from a place of privilege.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Keep up the support for BLM

Thank you to everyone who is doing their part.

  • Jun 22, 2020
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

With leadership, humility can be crucial to success

Humility is a better indicator of intellect than IQ points.

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

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

But a lot of plans were hinged on Inslee not running for a third term.

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

MLK would not approve of the violent protests

His dream of peace has been taken over by thugs.

  • Jun 18, 2020