Letters to the Editor

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

Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter

An idea for tolling I-90 that doesn’t penalize Mercer Island residents.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Response to ‘Indispensable women of Alabama’ | Letter

Islander responds to a letter to the editor about the recent election of Doug Jones.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter

“The Alabama election is over. Let’s unleash our women to address larger problems.”

  • Dec 20, 2017

Walk to honor lives lost at Sandy Hook | Letter

A one-mile walk to commemorate the tragedy will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Green Lake.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Perserving a status quo that isn’t working | Letter

“Mercerdale Hillside is designated as an open space while Mercerdale Park is a community park.”

  • Dec 12, 2017

Mercer Island Community Fund grant awarded | Letter

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is the recipient of a 2017 MICF grant.

  • Dec 12, 2017

Mercer Island’s 100 percent clean energy future | Letter

“Climate change and global warming together pose an existential threat to the planet.”

  • Dec 8, 2017