Opinion

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The Stage is Set For Drama Dock to Shine in 2021

We can’t wait to open the doors and raise the curtain for a great new season of live entertainment.

  • Jul 1, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Races for Congress will include a few twists | Roegner

A few weeks ago, we looked at local races for King County government, along with cities, school boards and special purpose districts for 2021. Candidates… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Roads and Other Levies Complicate Property Tax Questions

The current system disproportionately burdens homeowners in unincorporated King County.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Turning the Page on the Pandemic

Vashon’s pandemic response took more than well-wishes and public health pronouncements.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Where Assisted Living Fits in the Care Continuum

When do you know if you or a loved one is ready to move into assisted living?

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Letter of Gratitude: Join in Bettie Edwards Day on June 26

For almost four decades, she has been the warm heart and soul of the island’s business community.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough | Roegner

The violence must stop. And our elected officials have the ability to stop it.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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2020-2021 School Year Finishes Strong

It’s really all about doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of our students.

  • Jun 17, 2021
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For the Class of 2021, High School Memories Will Be Different

I know your lives ahead will be forged from this extraordinary experience.

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Join The Beachcomber To Sustain Vital Local News

We’re looking now for an intrepid reporter as Vashon glimpses its brave new post-pandemic future.

  • Jun 17, 2021
Jesse Franklin is board president of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and an attorney at Schlemlein Fick & Franklin, PLLC.
Jesse Franklin is board president of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and an attorney at Schlemlein Fick & Franklin, PLLC.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County Council elections could be more exciting this fall | Roegner

In most King County election races, the incumbent has all of the advantages, and the races are rarely competitive. But this year could be different.… Continue reading

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

Here’s To Commencement — A New Beginning

Our public school and homeschool community is filled with people who have worked hard during COVID.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Rep. Fitzgibbon Champions Historic Clean Energy Legislation

2021 was a historic legislative session for Washington with progress made to confront climate change

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Reason to Worry As County Taxes Climb Higher

The prospect of having to pay more and more property tax every year terrifies me.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Community Makes The Beachcomber Better

We would love to hear from you on any topic you feel passionate about.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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If Liberty Was a Little Girl

Today is a good day to consider not only why, but how you will care for the democracy sustaining us.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Healing and Hope

We wonder how to make living more peaceful, how to have more fairness in our communities, our world.

  • Jun 2, 2021

It Will Be Election Day Before You Know It

We are fortunate to be able to participate in this process as both voters and candidates.

  • May 27, 2021
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Islanders, Please Start Planning for Summer Fire Safety Now

Now is the time to plan for wildfire season — Memorial Day through Labor Day, and beyond.

  • May 27, 2021
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