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What do you think about former FBI official, W. Mark Felt being revealed as Deep Throat?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:19PM

``I think it was a good thing. It needed to come out.''

New center is all about community

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:19PM

By Jim Pearman

Touch the wall

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:19PM

It is time once again to send off another generation of Islanders into the next stage of their lives. Tomorrow's graduation ceremony for Mercer Island High School's class of 2005 is an event filled with fanfare and joy.It is inevitably bittersweet.

What do you think of the judge"s decision to uphold Christine Gregoire"s victory in the 2004 governor"s election, and challenger Dino Rossi"s decision to not appeal?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:19PM

``I think that perhaps the Republicans didn't have as much of a case as they thought they did. I think he's wise to bow out at this point in time.''

An end to a great 2004-05 school year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

It's now the final week for students in the Mercer Island School District. The last day of school is tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, a week after seniors from Mercer Island High School formally graduated and were sent off into the world, diplomas in hand. The members of the Class of 2005 have accomplished much and are poised for even more success in the future. Much of this week's Mercer Island Reporter is dedicated to the graduating seniors, their families and teachers.

Relying on BRIDGES ignores need for alternatives

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

By Melanie Shipley, John Jennings and Eva Zemplenyi

Would you be willing to allow the government to raise the minimum age of retirement for Social Security, if it meant saving the program?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

``I think I would. I did work four or five years longer. I would be satisfied if I got a little less even; anything for the future of our kids.''

Time to reconsider fireworks on M.I.

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

The City of Mercer Island's stepped-up enforcement this year of its ban on fireworks from public property -- parks, school grounds and open spaces -- is welcome and overdue. Consumer fireworks, the so-called ``safe and sane'' kind, are still legal to use on private property, but only on the Fourth of July holiday. There will be more police, firefighters and parks employees on duty that day to enforce the law and educate the public.

Breaking through the Legislature"s gridlock

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

By Judy Clibborn

Do you think that personal fireworks use should be banned on Mercer Island?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

``I think it should be legal under (adult) supervision.''

Applauding 41st District legislators

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

The first time Brian Weinstein heard Reps. Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett speak was last year at a Chamber of Commerce lunch. Weinstein joined the two Mercer Island state legislators last month at another Chamber lunch, but this time as a freshman senator.

Professionals, neighbors rally in fire

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

By Vicki Rackner

President Bush took to the airwaves last Tuesday to bolster public support of the war in Iraq. Did it change your opinion one way or another?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

``No. . . But I agree with the president that now that we're there, we should stick it out. It would've been better if we never went there in the first place.''

Congress should preserve the estate tax

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

By Cyril Baumgartner

Fireworks no-show in parks a good thing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

Independence Day on Mercer Island went off pretty much without a hitch.

What do you think of Seattle Sonic"s coach Nate McMillan taking the head coaching job for the Portland Trail Blazers?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:18PM

``It took me by surprise. He might have gotten approached by (Blazer's owner) Paul Allen.''

MIYFS School Fund Drive will benefit children

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

By Brenda Finkenbinder

Up to smoke-free, volunteers, police, city

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

? Thumbs up for the Roanoke Inn going smoke-free. The historic tavern, built in 1914, is an Island institution that serves a wide variety of people and purposes. High school reunions are held there and you may run into a friend, or even a public servant. An already inviting gathering place becomes more so by going smoke-free. The change also coincides with the recent movement to ban smoking from all places of employment and public buildings in Initiative 901. Signatures for the initiative were turned into the state earlier this month and it may qualify for the November ballot.

Have you been following the Tour de France? Do you think Lance Armstrong will win his seventh tour this year?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

``Yes, I keep track somewhat, but I work! I think Lance will win by a minute and a half.''

Reaching out to communities affected by suicide

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

By Kathleen Southwick

It"s not too late to run for local office

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

In March of this year, we noted that good candidates are needed to fill the three City Council seats and two School Board positions up for election this fall.

Supporting the Boys & Girls Club"s PEAK Project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

By Mike Grady

What do you think of the plans Southwest Airlines has to move from SeaTac Airport to Boeing Field to save money?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

``It's a great utilization of current infrastructure to offset the increasing costs of travel.''

Progress report from youth volunteer programs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

By Kimberly Wright

Up to outdoor events, down to early signs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:17PM

? Thumbs up for outdoor events on the Island this summer. The Wooden O Theatre performs Shakespeare plays at the outdoor amphitheater in Luther Burbank Park on some weekends. The Mostly Music in the Park concerts on Thursdays and Sundays have brought everything from Latin and children's music, reggae and jazz to Mercerdale Park. The annual summer concert series is sponsored by the Mercer Island Arts Council and Parks and Rec. Department. With sunny and warm weather finally upon us, it's nice to be able to enjoy high quality and free entertainment in a beautiful setting. Check our calendar of events in the Lifestyle section for performance dates and times.

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