Letters To The Editor

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They paved paradise to put up a building lot | Letter

They paved paradise And put up a building lot With 34,000 square…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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MICA should follow-up with donation offer | Letter

If it is true that an Island resident has offered a large…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

 

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Thank you, Islanders, for your support | Letter

With more than one-fifth of Mercer Island High School (MIHS) represented in…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

 

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Bicyclist opposed to re-striping 77th | Letter

As an Island bicyclist, I am opposed to the re-striping of 77th…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Are you aware of the Internet data cap? | Letter

Why hasn’t there been more Internet service providers on Mercer Island? With…

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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‘Take Care to Give Care’ during caregiver month | Letter

As a member of the Washington State Council on Aging, I am…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Parking and traffic in downtown Mercer Island | Letter

“Buses from the Mercer Island School District also will take children to…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Seed money offered for MICA town center land purchase | Letter

I recently reviewed the 34 citizen responses to the Mercer Island Center…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Parks initiative ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ | Letter

Recently many Island residents received an unsolicited email asking them to support…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Next presidential campaign should be based on tax reform | Letter

The 2020 presidential campaign began Wednesday, Nov. 9. There is a single…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Steep rent hike essentially means forced eviction for some | Letter

As a resident of Mercer Island, I am writing to inform you…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Chamber Halloween event a success | Letter

With a swirl of capes and many hoots of laughter, the south-end…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Letters to the editor about MICA in Mercerdale Park | Letters

Islanders debate if the public charity for the performing arts should be built in a park.

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Letters to the editor about ST3 | Letters

Sound Transit’s train wreck? Here is some clarification of misleading statements in…

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Election letters received after deadline | Letters

Due to the Reporter’s longstanding policy, we do not publish election-related letters…

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Sen. Mark Mullet best candidate for 5th District | Letter

Sen. Mark Mullet has dedicated his political career prioritizing the 5th Legislative…

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Notes to the editor about 41st district candidates | Letters

Voters express their opinions on candidates Tana Senn and Steve Litzow.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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MICA’s puzzling math problems | Letter

The proposed MICA building presents citizens with some puzzling arithmetic problems.

  • Feb 26th, 2016
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State funding for Alzheimer’s shaping up | Letter

Most people in the U.S. are recognizing the challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease. While the funding to find a cure is woefully short, that may soon change.

  • Feb 10th, 2016
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Letter | Did Litzow put kids’ futures first?

Why does our 41st District state Sen. Steve Litzow not support our schools?

  • Feb 10th, 2016
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MICA ‘public benefits’ not worth it | Letters to the Editor

Reader hopes any action taken is a decision by council members to resolve all of the “key issues” before the lease is signed.

  • Jan 27th, 2016
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City needs independent audit of MICA’s finances | Letters to the Editor

No one disputes MICA is a new organization and currently lacks the funding to build or operate the building. My concern is if MICA cannot pay its bills that the city will be forced to cover the loss, as MICA will sit squarely on a city park.

  • Jan 14th, 2016
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MICA president’s statement misleads council | Letters to the Editor

If the MICA president can misstate obvious fact, what other less obvious and less easily verifiable “facts” has he misrepresented?

  • Jan 14th, 2016
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Why I’m supporting MICA at Mercerdale | Letters to the Editor

There have been many passionate arguments both for and against building a Center for the Arts at Mercerdale Park, and I hope to provide a different perspective because of my unique experience as an artist and longtime member of the community.

  • Jan 12th, 2016
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Improve Town Center ‘before it is too late’ | Letters

The Town Center is on its way to being an ugly enclave with sky-obscuring six- and seven-story buildings and no attractive commons.

  • Dec 22nd, 2015

Council ‘kicking the can down the road’

"The council needs new thinking" to solve persisting problems, letter writer says.

  • Dec 17th, 2015

Challengers will put Islanders’ interests first | Letters

Bassett understands benefit of city-school board association; Challengers’ policies best for Island.

  • Oct 29th, 2015

Hochberg’s knowledge will make a difference | Letters

Hochberg understands state and federal funding issues; Drinkwater’s talents will benefit School Board.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Bassett changing what’s special

Mercer Island is transforming from a " bedroom community to a mini-urban area."

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

‘Save Our Suburbs’ is about livability

"Save Our Suburbs is not anti-change or anti-development."

  • Sep 16th, 2015

Re: No more ‘opt outs’ | Letters to the Editor

"We need this kind of support for the childhood immunization."

  • Sep 10th, 2015

‘Peculiar decisions’ made by our local government

Recent "proposed changes do not seem to reflect the needs of our community."

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Mercerdale Park referred to as ‘surplus property’

MICA site under consideration is an acre of public park land adjacent to the Mercer Island Town Center.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Mayor responds to King County Executive’s letter

"Hearing public concerns and ideas is an important first step."

  • Aug 19th, 2015

Executive’s letter shows interest in Island politics

"Sound Transit’s 'time out' is simply a concerted tactic in self‐preservation by delaying critical decisions until after the election."

  • Aug 19th, 2015

A Trump-like view of the Island’s Town Center | Letter to the Editor

Plans for the Town Center sound like "a real winner."

  • Aug 7th, 2015

Another kind of ‘vision’ for the Town Center | Letter to the Editor

"The silent majority wants new shops, new jobs, new restaurants, new housing and new grocery stores."

  • Jul 29th, 2015

Value of ‘little-used’ piece of Mercerdale Park | Letters to the Editor

Letter writer believes that the park should be preserved and enjoyed by present and future citizens.

  • Jul 8th, 2015

Council needs to ensure actions to fill open seat are legal, consistent | Letter

Mayor's actions to find replacement for Council seat are questionable.

  • Jun 4th, 2015

Nostalgia won’t help us plan for the future | Letter to the Editor

Increasing multifamily homes will not undermine community attributes, writes Island business owner.

  • Jun 3rd, 2015