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Luther Burbank Park an important campaign issue

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

By Dorli Mason and Amanda Clark

There has been some talk of Mercer Island High School instituting a dress code this year. Do you think there should be one and why or why not?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

``I don't really have an opinion. But it's kind of annoying when guys wear pants down to their knees.''

A call to help

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

Another tragedy and its aftermath calls us to action once again. Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last Monday, leaving a swath of destruction across much of the South. More than a week later, the hurricane's full human and economic effect is still unclear as the sheer magnitude of devastation has made it difficult for agencies to respond to the emergency across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Keep SafeRides a driving force for Island teens

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

By Leanne Reel

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, are you prepared for a natural disaster?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

``I have my first aid kit by my bed and my suitcase ready with clothes and my tennis shoes, so I don't have to walk through glass. Yes, I'm prepared.''

The good and the bad

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:16PM

As the tragedy brought by Hurricane Katrina in the South heads into its third week, it has become clearer how terrible the devastation has been and how much is needed to rebuild the South. As we have come to expect, Islanders are doing what they can to help.

On war and personal integrity

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

By Cryil Baumgartner

What message would you like to send to the citizens of New Orleans?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

``Keep the faith. God answers prayers.''

An invitation to `The high risk of affluence on youth"

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

By Cindy Goodwin

Prepare yourselves

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

The City of Mercer Island seems as prepared as can be expected in case of a natural disaster or emergency. It has identified some of the hazards the Island could face, such as landslides, earthquakes and severe storms.

Have you heard of the `Bumvertising" guy? What do you think of what he"s doing?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

``I say if the homeless are in agreement and if it benefits both, then it's fine.''

Community Fund: 20 years of supporting MI

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

The year was 1985 and it was the city's 25th anniversary. Our community celebrated with a party called ``Mercerversary.'' As part of the celebration there was a charity auction which provided seed money for a brand new Mercer Island organization: the Mercer Island Community Fund.

Renewing calls for civility in campaigns

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

With the General Election nearing and political forums for local candidates coming up, now is a good time to renew calls for candidates and their supporters to keep the campaigning for these important local races civil.

Do you think there is going to be a bust in the real estate market nationally or locally?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

``I hope not. We'd like to sell our house here after 50 years on Mercer Island.''

School Board candidates

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

In between discussions about which city council candidate has done more about parks or SOV access to I-90, some Islanders have paused to ask -- what about the School Board races? Many express regret or dismay that both seats -- left open by outgoing School Board members, Carrie George and John Fry -- are to be filled by candidates who are unopposed in their races.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

GAYLE

What"s your favorite Dr. Seuss character or book?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:15PM

``The Cat in the Hat.''

Reporter picks for City Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

We applaud all the City Council candidates for their willingness to seek election to positions that will be hard, sometimes contentious, but valuable work.The six candidates bring a variety of backgrounds, knowledge and viewpoints in their bids to help lead the Island for the next four years.

Region officials confirm MI SOV/HOV access

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Mayor Alan Merkle

`Communities That Care" on the Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Of all the issues we see facing the youth on Mercer Island, one of the most distressing for all of the staff members who work with youth is the level of drug and alcohol use. From my first few days on the job, community members as well as other people have come up to me in my office or at Summer Celebration and said things such as ``You know, we have a great community, but we have to do something about the kids' drinking'' ? or ? ``If you can do anything in your job, can you make a difference in the amount of drinking by kids on the Island?" These aren't isolated comments. They come in a steady stream and in many forms. They come not from people wanting to make disparaging remarks about Island life, but from Islanders who speak softly and care deeply about their child, their neighbor's child or one of their children's friends.

I-90 letter: A major move forward

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

On the evening of October 3, the Mercer Island City Council was shown a letter signed by officials of Seattle, Bellevue, King County and Sound Transit that virtually assures Island SOV drivers will be able to drive in I-90 HOV lanes for years to come. The letter, signed by the mayors of Seattle and Bellevue and leaders of Sound Transit and King County, is a concrete representation of their collective belief that the way to mitigate any loss of our existing SOV/HOV access is to grant the right for Islanders to drive in any new HOV lanes, when and if those lanes are moved to the outside roadway.

What are you going to be for Halloween?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

``A monkey.''

When the Islanders come marching in

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Raymond Larsen

Remembering all Veterans

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Veterans Day is this Friday, Nov. 11, a day to remember and a day to honor those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. We salute not just veterans of recent conflicts, but those who were posted to Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Vietnam and Normandy.

MIY&FS: Teens" commitment shows the way

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Cheryl Frizzell

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