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Think globally and act locally — hike and bike

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

Creating a healthy and sustainable community requires that we all share our limited resources — including our roads and trails. As a key part of the City Council’s sustainability initiative, the Council will be reviewing the city’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan at a study session on Aug. 6 and we want your input.

Election is critical to Mercer Island’s future

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

The 2007 election season has become too long, but the topics remain crucial and complex. Even though we may already be weary from the presidential races, we must turn our attention to the political campaigns in our own backyard. Nothing less that the future character and perhaps the culture of Mercer Island is at stake. In the next few years, continuing Town Center development and changes to Interstate 90 will irrevocably shape the Island and its people for decades to come. And at the center of this will be our seven-member Mercer Island City Council.

Judge, Cero best for Council Pos. 3

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

On Aug. 21, voters will be asked to pick one of the four candidates running for Mercer Island City Council Pos. 3. The top two vote-getters will then run against each other in the general election on Nov. 6.

City can do little about political signs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

Nigel Avilez
Island Forum

PEAK preschool design not good enough

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

Stowe Sprague
Island Forum

Enough already

  • Aug 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 7:08PM

Councilman Sven Goldmanis should resign from the City Council. If he does not do so voluntarily, the City Council or a citizen should bring proceedings to remove him. Mr. Goldmanis flaunts the law. He failed to establish his Mercer Island residency and file a valid voter registration address for more than three years — a violation of the law. And there are other legal entanglements that make it plain Mr. Goldmanis has no business remaining on the City Council any longer.

PEAK to serve Island youth, schools

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Daniel Johnson
Island Forum

PEAK decision

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

The Boys and Girls Club’s bid to build a teen facility and field house on school district land near the high school has reached a critical point. The School Board is poised to decide whether or not to grant a 50-year lease of school land to the non-profit organization.

Islanders weigh costs, benefits of PEAK

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

As the PEAK project moves forward toward final approval and construction, a good deal of missinformation exists about the project. For the benefit of all, the record must be set straight.

Sustainable agriculture

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Sustainable is a relatively new word in the vocabulary of environmental-speak. The shift in thinking is subtle but important. When considering sustainable agriculture, the benefits are obvious. Consumers are less interested in convenience and affordability and are looking for food that is healthy and locally grown. Marketers and suppliers of our food have begun to respond. But access to minimally processed and locally grown food remains limited.

Merrimount/ICW plans unreasonable

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Sally Garrett
Island Forum

Good luck Dr. Simms

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Superintendent Cyndy Simms is leaving the Mercer Island School District this month to lead a school district in California.When she joined the district in 2003 after a succession of superintendents, Simms inherited a school district in turmoil.

Volunteers welcome

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Volunteering in schools goes well beyond buying cupcakes for parties.

Driver-cyclist tensions on Island remain

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Gennie Gebhart
Island Forum

Decision-makers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

After the Mercer Island School Board voted to approve a lease with the Boys & Girls Club to build PEAK on school district land, some people opposing the project have called for a citizen vote on the proposal. Some present at School Board meetings have decried the fact that despite opposition to PEAK, the board “ignored the wishes of the public” and voted to approve the project. But a public vote is not in order here.

Forum: Why we voted yes and why you should too

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Over the last several sessions, we worked consistently to find solutions for our troubled transportation and education systems.

A ‘precision’ approach to aircraft noise

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

A presentation last week by consultants hired to conduct a noise study on the effects of air traffic from the Renton Airport over Mercer Island last week was not well-received.

Community Fund grants enrich all of us

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Beth Cordova
Island Forum

Actions both big and small

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

A move by The Boeing Co. to return to the Renton Municipal Airport for its expanding 737 program may end plans for the facility to become a regional corporate jet center. Many Islanders will draw a sigh of relief. Yet many questions remain. What will happen to the noise study presently underway? And can it or other measures be employed to reduce the amount of overhead aircraft noise that Islanders experience now? Let’s keep the momentum going to address these issues.

Many ways to be an informed voter

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

The annual Voter Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and this newspaper is set for tonight at 7:30 at Islander Middle School. Nine candidates vying for seats on the Mercer Island City Council and the School Board will speak and answer questions.

Critics wrong on Roads & Transit prop

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Aubrey Davis
Island Forum

Darling and Judge for City Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Candidates for City Council, Maureen Judge and Patti Darling, will bring a fresh perspective to Council deliberations regarding regional needs and Island values.

MISF + PTA funds = better Island schools

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Ellie Gittleman
Island Forum

Vote YES on Prop. 1

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

As you wait patiently for your morning coffee at your local cafe, consider this.

Island gym space is truly inadequate

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Christa Lilly
Island Forum

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