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Legislature misses chance to limit vaccine exemptions

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 10:56AM

Washington State Medical Association says opportunity to boost vaccination rates and protect children was lost

Honoring those who ask 'What can I do to help?' | FOR GOOD FOR EVER

  • Feb 2, 2015 at 1:41PM

"If we bestow honor on those who stand tall amongst us, might we inspire others to join their ranks and give back more often? The Renton Community Foundation believes that to be so."

Race, equity, inclusion matter to Renton Police | GUEST COMMENTARY

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 1:45PM

"As Renton’s police chief, representing over 150 officers in the Renton Police Department and the nearly 100,000 residents of Renton, I would like to take this opportunity to share my viewpoint and that of the Mayor’s Office."

Three Councilmembers support setting aside MICEC parking proposal

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 5:24PM

Support holistic approach focused on Town Center vision

Dr. King's legacy needs tending | COMMENTARY

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 11:06AM

Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left us the legacy of his “I have a dream speech.” As we celebrate his birthday here in King County, let us pause and reflect how much our society has changed.

Harrison Bremerton given ‘all clear’ after bomb threat resolved

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 10:14AM updated Nov 15, 2013 at 9:40AM

Harrison Bremerton’s emergency department has been given the “all clear” after being placed under additional securityThursday morning.

A young woman who found courage | Dennis Box

  • Jun 24, 2013 at 4:09PM

I often read stories where the words “courage” or “heroic” are used, normally to saccharine excess.

Pacific voters must decide to blot out Sun | Skager

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 2:39PM

The words read like prophecy. Just hours after losing his seat to Pacific Mayor Cy Sun in the November 2011 general election, Richard Hildreth released this statement: "Although I'm disappointed in losing to negative campaigning and the deception of our citizens, I know that as the truth comes out, the public will see the mistake that was made. I pray that mistake does not prove fatal to our city." It nearly did.

FW leaders miss the big question after tragedy | Roegner

  • May 2, 2013 at 5:00PM

On April 21, Federal Way had what may be the most terrifying day in its history.

Unsung sports heroes of Valley prep sports can inspire everyone’s effort

  • Mar 6, 2013 at 12:22PM

They didn’t always get the ink or take home the big trophies. But these Mount Si High School athletes shone in different ways. They show that perseverance and hard work have rewards that go beyond scores and limelight. Griffin McLain, a senior forward and post on the Mount Si boys basketball team, doesn’t post big numbers, but the team wouldn’t have gone all the way to districts without him. According to outgoing coach Steve Helm, McLain does all the vital dirty work for the team, playing defense on all the “big, wrong kids in the league.” McLain gets physical when he needs to, working his keister off in practice. This senior plays his role, and it may not lead to glory. But it helps the entire team.

If we build an arts center, who will pay? | Matthew Jarvis

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 10:49AM

On Feb. 11, I joined dozens of interested citizens in attending a special meeting of the Federal Way City Council to discuss building a performing arts and conference center (PACC) on the old Toys R Us site.

Psychologists are breeding bogus service dogs | Letters

  • Feb 26, 2013 at 10:17AM

Dr. J. Lawrence Thomas and I have written an article in the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice about letters psychologists write on behalf of patients who have service animals.

EDITORIAL: The best way to protect children in FW schools

  • Feb 21, 2013 at 5:17PM

More than two months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the debate lingers over the best way to protect students from danger.

Sometimes the community joins you | Carter's Community

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 5:49PM

How do I get involved in my community? How do I get to know my neighbors? How do I form a neighborhood watch? Can I speak at a planning commission meeting about an issue in my neighborhood? How do I address the city council about a concern?

South King County sends key players to Senate | Roegner

  • Feb 8, 2013 at 11:20AM

Feeling their new power in the Senate, Republicans have introduced hot-button legislation on abortion, family leave and school performance.

Funniest political moments of 2012 | Bob Roegner

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 5:34PM

Every year, human behavior provides comic relief, and some humor inadvertently sneaks into political campaigns. This was a particularly fruitful year.

A message from Santa Claus

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 2:11PM

With Christmas in just a few days, I want to share a few thoughts with local families.

Gun control: What can we do as citizens? | Letters

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 10:42AM

As a responsible citizen and a volunteer in the Federal Way community, I do agree that the AR-15 is favored by target shooters in competitions and by hunters who stalk small game and deer.

Cheers and jeers: Christmas 2012 edition | Editorial

  • Dec 19, 2012 at 9:58AM

• Cheers to the voters for approving a new high school for Federal Way and for passing the South King Fire and Rescue levy in 2012. This commitment to your community will raise the quality of life for all involved.

Daniel Nash | All I want for Xmas is a flu shot | Our Corner

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 3:30PM

Deck the halls with airborne flu germs, hack-hack-hack-hack-cough, hack-hack-hack-phlegm.

Media is a powerful hammer in the politician's toolbox | Rich Elfers' Politics in Focus

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 3:28PM

A major reason President Obama won the elections of 2008 and 2012 was because he and his advisers harnessed the power of the data-mining capacities of the computer and the mass appeal of the Internet. Obama for America polled, communicated with, organized and milked supporters for donations more effectively than any other candidate in American history.

Stop misinterpreting the Second Amendment | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 10:20AM

A misinterpretation of the Second Amendment has trumped the First Amendment.

Q&A: Readers respond to hot political topics | Bob Roegner

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 9:48AM

I get many emails with questions, and some are also posted to The Mirror’s website. Here are a few, along with my answers.

Editorial | Dr. Strange time | Dennis Box

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 6:18PM

The election is over and now everybody on planet earth, including me, gets to drivel on about the reasons why the Republicans lost … Democrats won … and cows can no longer fly.

Port of Seattle offers rare political opportunity | Roegner

  • Dec 7, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Dec 8, 2012 at 12:23AM

The Port of Seattle is run by a board of five commissioners who work part time and are elected countywide. Commissioner Gael Tarleton was recently elected to the state Legislature and has announced she will resign from the board in January.