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July
16th

Our choices for Federal Way City Council and School Board

This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s print edition.

Federal Way voters have some superb candidates for their City Council and School Board on the Aug. 6 primary ballot. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

The City Council races are for two seats currently filled by candidates who were appointed in January and now are seeking election in their own right.

In Position 2, the appointee is Kelly Maloney, a marketing executive with good ideas for improving the city’s image and bringing in more investment. She’s pushing to lure a private four-year

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July
31st

Roundup of our endorsements

The following are News Tribune editorial board endorsements in the Aug. 16 primary. An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent. A double asterisk (**) denotes an incumbent by appointment. Names are listed alphabetically in dual endorsements.

To read the endorsement editorials, go here.

Tacoma City Council
District 1: Joe Atkinson

Tacoma School Board
Position 3: Dexter Gordon
Position 5: Karen Vialle

Puyallup City Council
At-large: Nicole Martineau and Steve Vermillion
District 1, Position 2: John Hopkins

Puyallup School Board
Position 2: Therese Ngo Pasquier

Sumner City Council
Position 4: Jon Swanson**

University Place

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July
28th

Honda and Peterson are our choices in FWay races

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.


Susan Honda

Federal Way voters have two races on their Aug. 16 primary ballot – for open seats on the City Council and the school board. Fortunately, they have some good candidates to choose from.

The two candidates receiving the most votes in each primary race will advance to the November general election.

Four candidates hope to replace outgoing Mike Park on the City Council, but only three deserve voters’ consideration: retired nurse Susan Honda, businessman Roger Flygare and sales manager Mark Koppang. The fourth, Scott Sparling, does not appear to be actively campaigning. Read more »