Letters to the Editor

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

Proposed MICA building in Mercerdale Park | Letter

Islanders urge city to preserve parkland.

  • Nov 30, 2017

Thankful for our community volunteers | Letter

CCMIP co-chairs thank Islanders for donating their time and labor to care for public parkland.

  • Nov 29, 2017

Honored for opportunity to represent residents | Letter

Council candidate Benson Wong thanks supporters, looks forward to second term.

  • Nov 24, 2017

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