Letters to the editor for and against the re-election of state Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island).
10 years ago, Dr. Alan Langman, a resident of Mercer Island, was one of two people who saved my husband's life (Marc Goyette) on the soccer field when he had a heart attack. His cardiologist is Dr. Tim Dewhurst. Marc raised money from his team to buy a team AED to treat any future heart attacks on the field.
The upside of I-732? It rewards conservation without hurting business. It is revenue-neutral. It will not increase regulation and is easy to implement.
Islanders express their opinions about the Mercer Island Center for the Arts.
Readers express support for and opposition to the re-election of the state senator from Mercer Island.
"From stumped-filled swamp to urban jewel." That's how former Councilmember, Jane Meyer-Brahm, describes Mercerdale Park on page 138 in her book, "Mercer Island, From haunted wilderness to coveted community."
Despite the fact that this group received minimal public support for the first two petitions, the "Protect Our Parks" (POP) group submitted a third petition in an attempt to restrict the use of Mercer Island parks.
Apparently, some Mercer Island City Council members don't understand that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) is a private organization.
I was disappointed to see the Reporter's recent endorsement of Steve Litzow. While acknowledging Democrat Lisa Wellman's strong qualifications, the Reporter chose Litzow primarily because they believe his seniority serves our district well. I disagree.
Based on our current property taxes, car tabs and the amount of stuff we buy, Sound Transit 3 will cost us $2,000 a year for many years and I will never use it based on our transportation needs, the location of our house, retirement, etc.
In the spring, the Protect Our Parks initiative nearly made it to the ballot. The effort fell just short of the required signatures. This immense level of community support is reason enough to revise the initiative and try again.
This letter concerns the current Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) state environmental SEPA checklist and notice of application file no: ZTR16-002 permitting process.
The community has no idea! My granddaughter is on a performing dance team. They have competitions at various local performing arts centers all season long.
As a former neighbor, you may have missed when the city asked for comment in August (while many were on vacation) of the potential parking and traffic issues that may be raised by a pending private development in Mercerdale Park.
With the new school year starting, parents' to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. That's right — school food.
I'm going to vote against Sound Transit 3. I would ask everyone to vote against it as well.
Last night there was over 5,000 people in the King County region that did their best to cover themselves in blankets, sheets, and sleeping bags in order to get a nights rest. Over 5,000 people fell asleep feeling unworthy or hopeless. Over 5,000 people felt belittled.
The solstice recently delivered some wonderful weather, and the Island's kids celebrated their emancipation by pouring out of classrooms into the sunshine that lit up streets and public parks.
I loved Bill Severson's letter of June 15 urging us to support Initiative 732 to fight climate change and save the planet for our children and grandchildren. And kudos to state Sen. Steve Litzow for endorsing I-732. But I want to tell Mercer Islanders more about why folks across the political spectrum can get behind I-732:
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, I would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for generously funding our 2016 community program, "Meet You at the Market!"