Opinion

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

Republican’s write-in campaign highlights post-primary intrigue | Roegner

Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Tribalism and the upcoming election

Tribalism and the upcoming election

Wy do some Republicans stick to Trump? Because they believe the alternative is worse.

Tribalism and the upcoming election
What would Evelyn do? | Finding Kind

What would Evelyn do? | Finding Kind

Life wasn’t easy on her — but she kept being kind, anyway.

  • Sep 16, 2020
What would Evelyn do? | Finding Kind
Governments can only spend

Governments can only spend

All the government’s money comes from the hardworking private business owner.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Governments can only spend
Former empires looking for more on a world stage

Former empires looking for more on a world stage

A look at Turkey, Iran, and China.

Former empires looking for more on a world stage
Stop looking for bigotry under every rock

Stop looking for bigotry under every rock

There are some real flaws and holes in the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Sep 15, 2020
Stop looking for bigotry under every rock
Generalizations only divide us more

Generalizations only divide us more

We should be more nuanced than placing people into two political boxes.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Generalizations only divide us more
Wearing the American flag isn’t racist, but it’s not respectful, either

Wearing the American flag isn’t racist, but it’s not respectful, either

U.S. Code says the flag shouldn’t be worn.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Wearing the American flag isn’t racist, but it’s not respectful, either
Systemic racism is a broken promise | The Thing About Hope

Systemic racism is a broken promise | The Thing About Hope

And being comfortable simply isn’t good enough anymore.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Systemic racism is a broken promise | The Thing About Hope
Systemic racism is real, whether you believe it or not

Systemic racism is real, whether you believe it or not

It’s a pattern, not one isolated event.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Systemic racism is real, whether you believe it or not
I won’t shop where businesses don’t enforce masks

I won’t shop where businesses don’t enforce masks

I, too, am disappointed in Enumclaw’s business community’s response to the pandemic.

  • Sep 9, 2020
I won’t shop where businesses don’t enforce masks
Mail delivery failing

Mail delivery failing

Even overseas, I’ve gotten better mail service.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Mail delivery failing
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
The definition of family

The definition of family

Both the Democratic and Republican conventions showcased what each party views as a “family”.

The definition of family
Students talking about racism a ‘wake up call’

Students talking about racism a ‘wake up call’

I thought out little town was in a different place when it came to race.

  • Sep 8, 2020
Students talking about racism a ‘wake up call’
Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act IV

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act IV

This time, we take a look at “King Lear”.

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act IV
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Race relations and your local police department | Roegner

The jury is our citizens, and they are divided.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Grocery store workers deserve respect and hazard pay | Guest column

As grocery store workers in King County, we experience the hard, cold realities of the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. And despite the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos
Wearing the American flag isn’t racist

Wearing the American flag isn’t racist

Don’t make snap judgements.

  • Sep 3, 2020
Wearing the American flag isn’t racist
How five minutes a day can alter your financial future

How five minutes a day can alter your financial future

A new habit is hard to learn, but you’ll benefit in the long run.

  • Sep 3, 2020
How five minutes a day can alter your financial future