Letters to the Editor

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

Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter

Training “needs to be community wide, it should start in the schools and it should start early.”

  • Jan 26, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

About 180 attended event planned by Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association and local police.

  • Jan 26, 2018

Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter

“Please vote yes on the levy to protect our schools, our community and our home values.”

  • Jan 25, 2018

Goodbye Sequoia tree | Letter

“It took 100 years for this majestic creature to grow, and took only 15 minutes to cut it down.”

  • Jan 18, 2018

Mercer Island High School alums support levy | Letter

The levy provides for approximately 20 percent of the year-to-year budget for the next four years.

  • Jan 17, 2018

Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter

On behalf of students, PTA presidents encourage Island voters to support the school levy.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Redneck antonyms | Letter

Mercer Islanders continue dialogue on recent Alabama Senate election.

  • Jan 9, 2018