Letters to the Editor

Recycling Center exhibit has no connection with historical society | Letter

I would like to make a clarification to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Nov. 1 issue, in connection with an exhibit… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

 

Place Mercerdale Park in the land conservancy | Letter

Kudos to the city of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Center for the Arts for agreeing to leave Mercerdale Park alone and build a… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

 

Reform needed to stop financial parasites | Letter

Presently, most of us are on the road to debt peonage. The banks have taken over the federal reserve and treasury has put lobbyists in… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

 

Thank lawmakers for voting to pass RAISE | Letter

Caregiving can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. Across Washington state, there are more than 335,000 people providing unpaid care for people with… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Concerned with level of rancor, vitriol against candidates | Letter

We are writing this letter not because we previously endorsed Joy Langley for City Council but because, as your current and former elected representatives, we… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Mercer Island residents support Benson Wong for council | Letters

Wong is smart, fair, principled I am grateful that we have several committed Islanders running for City Council, giving us the opportunity to weigh diverse… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Gobsmacked by headline questioning Langley’s educational qualifications | Letter

As president of the state’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to electing women to public office, I am gobsmacked by this paper’s misleading headline questioning… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Tom Acker proven advocate for MICA and YTN | Letter

In 2015 Tom Acker approached me in an effort to raise money for the city of Mercer Island to acquire land in the Town Center… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Wong for Mercer Island City Council | Letter

Mercer Island citizens are extremely fortunate to have had Benson Wong on the City Council these past four years. Wong, an attorney, has worked on… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Response to MIHS ‘overreaction’ to student skit | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Mercer Island High School principal: Principal Puckett, I wanted to reach out to you about the sad… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Historical exhibit at Mercer Island Library | Letter

Who founded the Committee to Save the Earth (CSE) in 1969, and what is he/she doing now to save the Earth? How much money did… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 2) | Letter

Size: With the Central Business District already becoming overwhelmed with large, generic mixed-use developments, the proposed Mercer Island Center for the Arts would impose a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

A Town Center owner speaks out about Hines property | Letter

The King family would like to set the record straight now and for the future. The property Tom Acker continues to refer to as the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Do Acker, Langley qualify as contrarians? | Letter

Mercer Island’s mayors have signaled that Joy Langley will be the best candidate for Mercer Island. Not knowing either Joy Langley nor Tom Acker, I… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Langley will bring collaborative style | Letters

Langley will bring collaborative style The advantages that Joy Langley will bring to our City Council come from her solid government experience and collaborative style.… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion | Letters

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion Many of us know Tom Acker for his reputation as a tireless advocate for Mercer Island residents on issues… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 1) | Letter

My wife and I have been following arguments for and against the MICA proposal to build a performing arts center in Mercerdale Park for some… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Planning Commission is responsible for protecting parkland | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Planning Commission regarding the up-zoning of Mercerdale Park. As a two-year resident of Mercer Island, I have… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Islanders write about YTN, MICA | Letters

MICA will keep YTN alive “The world is a complicated place, and there’s a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Wong’s civil discourse is shining example of public service | Letter

I am grateful that we have several committed Islanders running for City Council, giving us the opportunity to weigh diverse viewpoints and better understand the… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017