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.
In the 41st District Senate race, voters have two respectable candidates to choose from in November's general election: state Rep. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and first-time candidate Lisa Wellman, a Democrat.
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? That's a question the vast majority of Americans can easily answer.
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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?
Recent travels to Chicago, New York City, Phoenix and Portland find citizens in these cities, like Mercer Island, in a fight to preserve public parkland from private developers.
As a passionate education advocate for students in our district and throughout the state, I want safe classrooms that will help children succeed in school.
Meg Lippert's curious screed ("Thumbs down to editorial disrespect of democracy," July 28, 2016) castigates the Reporter for diminishing the rights of free speech and the right to vote. It does neither; and it does just the opposite.
Hello Mercer Islanders,
There is only one candidate in the 41st District race for state Senate who has worked to fully fund Washington state'seducation without raising our taxes, and that's Steve Litzow.
One of the internet's truly magical capabilities is its ability for everyday people to discover and get in on the ground floor of some remarkable projects.
On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community Fund for their generous support of the first production in our 33rd season, "Glinda of Oz."