Letters to the Editor

CCMIP response to Carol Friends’ Feb. 28 letter | Letter

CCMIP supporters have not only talked, they have acted, and will continue to protect the parks.

  • Apr 16, 2018

Vandals destroying Mercerdale Park garden | Letter

Twice some people have cut native plants to the ground, girdled native trees and pulled out new plants.

  • Apr 16, 2018

Mercer Island Council should consider levy to fund MIYFS counseling | Letter

The Mercer Island School Board approved the following letter on March 22 to send to the Mercer Island City Council, asking it to consider a… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Art reminds us what is possible within us | Letter

Some in our community have been discussing art. The thing about art is it is essential. Music, dance and storytelling are more than gifts. They… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

City should add retaining environment to Comprehensive Plan | Letter

Native habitat, wildlife “left out of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.”

  • Mar 8, 2018

Story should include MICA’s commitment to weighing other sites | Letter

“Mercerdale Park is ‘off the table’ as a site for the ‘foreseeable’ future.”

  • Mar 7, 2018

Vast majority of Islanders support MICA | Letter

“Islanders took sides over MICA’s desire of having a building in Mercerdale Park, not MICA itself.”

  • Mar 7, 2018

Blood on Mercer Island legislators’ hands | Letter

In regards to the Seattle Times’ Feb. 18 article “Guns, taxes on voters’ minds as Washington state lawmakers hold Eastside town hall.” Feb. 14 was… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Time for city of Mercer Island, MICA to cease playing cat and mouse | Letter

Giving away a portion of the park for $1 per year is poor judgement on the part of the City Council.

  • Mar 1, 2018

Allowing Mercer Island group to dictate park’s future is poor decision-making | Letter

In response to Meg Lippert and Peter Struck’s letter of Feb. 15, sadly, MICA is looking for another location other than Mercerdale Park for a… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

Thank you, Mercer Island voters for levy support | Letter

Levy passed with 71 percent in favor, the highest approval rate for any school measure in county.

  • Feb 28, 2018

MICA, city need reality check | Letter

“Let MICA foot the bill for a building on Island nonparkland.”

  • Feb 21, 2018

Sexual conversion therapy causes immeasurable damage to youth | Letter

“The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is in strong support of SB 5722..”

  • Feb 21, 2018

A path forward for MICA | Letter

The group can take steps to “demonstrate their sincerity and bring the whole community together.”

  • Feb 15, 2018

The pitchforks are coming | Letter

“The richest 1 percent own $125 trillion — half the world’s wealth.”

  • Feb 14, 2018

MICA: a future home for the arts | Letter

“Engaging children in dance, music and theater is a positive way for a lot of children to have fun.”

  • Feb 7, 2018

Alcohol has no place in public parks | Letter

“Our treasured parks should never be treated and used like our neighborhood bars.”

  • Feb 2, 2018

How humans are changing the climate | Letter

“Civilized humanity has never seen a climate as severe as global warming.”

  • Feb 1, 2018

CCMIP should have place at the table | Letter

Co-chair of parks group says they should be involved if Mercerdale is discussed as MICA location.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Take action on climate change | Letter

Islander meets with state legislators and discusses a path to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

  • Jan 31, 2018