Opinion

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
Reconnect with those around you this Neighbors Night Out

Reconnect with those around you this Neighbors Night Out

Whether it’s in person or over the internet, this is a good time to check in with one another.

  • Jul 28, 2020
Reconnect with those around you this Neighbors Night Out
Fugate Ford saved graduation

Fugate Ford saved graduation

The social distancing parade was what our students needed to celebrate.

  • Jul 27, 2020
Fugate Ford saved graduation
Big business should close, small businesses should stay open

Big business should close, small businesses should stay open

They have the resources to weather the storm. I don’t.

  • Jul 24, 2020
Big business should close, small businesses should stay open
Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

The pandemic has revealed President Trump’s weaknesses like never before.

  • Jul 23, 2020
Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud
Respectfully returning my stimulus check

Respectfully returning my stimulus check

The national debt is a national crisis.

  • Jul 22, 2020
Respectfully returning my stimulus check
Thank you, neighbors!

Thank you, neighbors!

Mowing the lawn is difficult at my age.

  • Jul 17, 2020
Thank you, neighbors!
Take a stance, offer suggestions and make your voice heard

Take a stance, offer suggestions and make your voice heard

It’s not enough to complain — come up with a solution, and talk with your leaders.

Take a stance, offer suggestions and make your voice heard
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
While we fight against COVID-19, let’s also target TB

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

Might as well take out two birds with one stone.

  • Jul 16, 2020
While we fight against COVID-19, let’s also target TB
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

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
We’ve lost our ability to be nuanced about the past
Participate in your local governments

Participate in your local governments

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

  • Jul 13, 2020
Participate in your local governments
Things that trouble me

Things that trouble me

There’s so much happening in our country.

Things that trouble me
The Six Grandfathers, Mount Rushmore, and our national identity

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?

The Six Grandfathers, Mount Rushmore, and our national identity
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

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.”

A message from Mayor Jan Molinaro
What, exactly, is tearing America apart? Blindness

What, exactly, is tearing America apart? Blindness

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

What, exactly, is tearing America apart? Blindness
Join me and others in your community in addressing systemic racism

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
Join me and others in your community in addressing systemic racism