The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long-lasting and huge negative impact on the city of Mercer Island’s finances and our region.
We've all experienced it. The impossibility of estimating travel times during morning and evening commutes between Mercer Island and employment centers in Bellevue and Seattle. Drivers banging their hands against the steering wheel, going nowhere — stuck in the carpool lane, no less.
For the past three years, I've been the fulltime chaplain at Covenant Shores. It's my dream job. Going to the office is like being on vacation.
Reaping Sound Transit 3's benefits from an urn | Cartoon
Negotiating to maintain Mercer Island traffic mobility is clearly one the most significant issues our community will undertake for decades.
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
In this column, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services staff answer community questions, offer advice and provide resources.
In the 41st District Senate race, voters have two respectable candidates to choose from in November's general election: state Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and first-time candidate Lisa Wellman, a Democrat.
Every great literary work started with an interesting idea.
In advance of the recent hearing on school funding, Washington Supreme Court justices had posed many questions that state attorneys told them couldn't be answered yet.
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? That's a question the vast majority of Americans can easily answer.
Summer's end has always been one of my most favorite times of year. I loved going back to school. It meant seeing my friends again, and a fresh start with new teachers and new challenges. The key was having the right tools — No. 2 pencils, plenty of paper and a brand new Trapper Keeper to hold it all together.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!
Kill the fatted calf. Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is going to unstick Interstate 405.
Mercer Islanders should be especially supportive of "pay to park" as the way to meet their commuting needs.
I recently traveled to Greece to research my roots.
As a gardener and Island resident, I noticed recently that the library grounds were looking dry. I thought perhaps the watering system got turned off during remodeling. I phoned the library on July 29 to report a number of mature plants in distress. Two more calls last week to the King County Library System also brought no action.
In 2016 alone, there have been 989 terrorist attacks worldwide, resulting in approximately 8,366 deaths. In light of recent attacks in Normandy, Munich, Nice and Brussels by ISIS militants and sympathizers, I am tempted to ask myself: How did this get so bad? When will it stop? And could we — the United States — have prevented these attacks?