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  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 7:02PM

Katie Hunter

Education: not just learning, but learning to love learning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Jean Floten
Island Forum

Zones of misunderstanding

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Everyone, it seems, holds the opinion that parking in the Town Center is scarce. A story in today’s Reporter about parking issues reiterates that view and adds a new twist in the on-going confusion about who is allowed to park where and when in the Town Center.

2008 Legislative session: Just 60 days to focus on fundamentals

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett
Island Forum

No place to stay

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

The Travelodge was nothing much to look at. It was a throwback to another day, a film noir set piece in an Indie movie — a slice of America from a bygone age. When it finally met its end by being torn down last week, no one took much notice.

Emergency water is a necessity, not a luxury

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Rob Sexton and David Laub
Island Forum

Money and mints

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

There is much to do in February.

MIYFS programs set example for our community

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Roger Page
Island Forum

Vote yes for Mercer Island Schools on March 11

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Frank Morrison
Island Forum

School is for learning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

The showing of a promotional video by the Boys and Girls Club during school hours at Mercer Island High School to drum up support for the PEAK project was inappropriate. Yes, the presentation took little away from school time and, in and of itself, was harmless. But what was the intent here? Persuasion. Mercer Island High School students will be presenting a petition with 1,000 student signatures to the City Planning Commission at a hearing on the project. Clearly the club wants to enlist students in their quest to convince adults and decision-makers to support the PEAK.

Support the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club this weekend

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Wendy Schuler
Island Forum

An invitation to ‘Partake’ in MISD fine arts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

About three years ago, I happened to be a parent chaperone riding along on a school bus with a bunch of excited music students and their teacher, Vicki White-Miltun. Vicki asked, all too casually, “Would you be interested in serving on ‘the Fine Arts Advisory’?” I replied, “The what?” She then spoke of a group of volunteers without whose support over the years she might not have made the career decisions she has made: to virtually single-handedly build and keep nurturing ever since our school district’s excellent orchestra program. Well, I revere Vicki for that, so of course I said that I would think about it, and now I find myself president of the group. I did not know then quite what I was getting myself into, but I gladly tell you now that Mercer Island’s Fine Arts Advisory Committee (FAAC) is well worth my time and your support.

Zoning changes will be good for Mercer Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Change can be intimidating. Prospective change to our own cherished neighborhoods can be particularly intimidating. Add to that, the perception that neighborhood stability and property values may be denigrated and change becomes downright threatening. Such are the emotions raised when land-use zoning changes are contemplated, changes which could introduce smaller lots into the medium-sized lot zoning in an existing older neighborhood.

Listening

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Every now and then, what we say can really count beyond who we voted for on "American Idol" or "Dancing with the Stars." It seems that many local public agencies are asking for our opinion and taking action accordingly.

Preserve voter independence, sign I-26, not a party oath

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Whether on the Eastside or in downtown Seattle, many voters expressed anger when they were forced to sign a partisan oath or attend a partisan caucus in order for their views to matter in last month’s election. This should not surprise the political parties or our elected officials. Washington’s political culture is fiercely independent. We are a conscientious and well-informed electorate that takes our democratic responsibilities seriously. We do not like being told who we can or cannot vote for.

Gleaners and givers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Being environmentally sensitive for most of us might be having a vegetable garden and recycling the trash. It is quite another thing to actually make your own fuel — with your bare hands. A group of Islanders do more about their greenhouse gas emissions than just buying a car with higher gas mileage. A story in this issue describes the steps in creating a vehicle-worthy alternative fuel, which is actually being performed by your neighbors.

MI Schools Foundation supports excellence in education

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Did you know that some of the social studies textbooks used by the Mercer Island public schools are 20 years old? Published before the reunification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union, they are so out-of-date that replacements can no longer be obtained. On top of this, state funding for new curriculum adoption is severely limited.

Exploring the wonders outside

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

What could be better than digging up worms in the garden and taking each of them on a special ride in your swing? But it is just another day in the life of my 3-year-old — simple pleasure exploring the wonders outside.

Where will they live?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Even though the Puget Sound region has been largely able to resist the effect of the national slowdown caused by higher prices and shaky financial markets, there are signs that the fever has begun to seep in. Real estate markets are losing strength. A loaf of bread costs $3, and energy costs loom large. Prices at the pump continue to climb. Electricity and natural gas prices are also higher. Those prices have crept up - a few percent here, a cost adjustment there - adding up to higher utility bills.

A good choice

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors has chosen a new superintendent of schools. Interim Superintendent Gary Plano was chosen this past week over two other highly-qualified finalists. Plano has been serving as the interim superintendent since Dr.. Cyndy Simms resigned last summer. Prior to his appointment as interim, Plano was the associate superintendent of instruction, taking over from long-time Mercer Island School District administrator, John Cameron. Cameron worked with Plano for a year before he retired.

Charity in motion, no rest for Rotarians after Rotary Run

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Bo Darling
Island Forum

Community partnership key to positive school environment

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Expect excellence! It is the phrase we use to characterize the Mercer Island School District. Excellence does not happen by accident. It takes effort, energy and engagement.

MI Clergy: Bringing Tent City is a way of living our faith

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Rev. Dale Sewall
Island Forum

“I don’t go to Starbucks for my morning latte.”

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:00PM

Jennifer Butler

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