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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

Voters have their say

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Congratulations to Jim Pearman, Dan Grausz and Mike Grady, winners of the Mercer Island City Council races, and to newly elected members of the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors, John DeVleming and Adair Dingle.

Partnering for emergency preparedness

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:14PM

Judy Clibborn

What do you think of the passage of the smoking ban?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

``It's wonderful -- I quit smoking years ago, and I feel sorry for anyone who can't quit.''

Holiday spirit, pledge to give as a family

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

Kim Wright

Parties for people and progress

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

The Firehouse Munch is a holiday tradition and much more. Chili is served. Cookies and hot cocoa are snatched up by hands both big and small. The Firefighters host the event at their spotless firehouse; the City, local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce coordinate the event. Many others such as city employees and business people, who may not live here, also make it happen. Many if not most of these community events -- films in the park, free summer activities, events for young and old and Summer Celebration! -- are pulled together with panache and skill by the City of Mercer Island employees.

Final project required for 2008 grads

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

By Deborah Boeck

For what do you use the Mercer Island library?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

``I use it to do homework and when my parents can't pick me up.''

School Board sets agenda, priorities for future

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

Lisa Strauch-Eggers

A steady, fair hand in a time of change

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

A lot has happened on Mercer Island on Alan Merkle's watch as mayor for the last six years:

Traditions to keep

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

Whether we celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or festivities of the New Year, the holidays are about traditions. Traditions are a way of remembering who we are and what we believe. Traditions honor our ancestors, our roots, our heritage and faiths. And at the end of the calendar year, the holidays and these traditions mark a time to take stock of our lives, to reconnect with loved ones and renew ourselves for the coming year. But even though the definition of the word tradition means that we practice certain rituals in the same way each year, it is curious to note how those customs and practices change over time. The practice of these oft-ancient customs morphs over time into new ones, often in subtle ways we don't even notice.

A Christmas letter to my Jewish great-grandfather

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

For my great grandfather who lived in another place and in another epoch, Christmas was a time of terror; a time to hide and a time of suffering and loss.^kaThat was at another time in another place but still, Great-grandfather-Lapin is astounded today to see his great-grandson defending Christmas. For this reason I must address my remarks now to him rather than to you.

Gazette Opinion: Keep alert, buckle up to stay alive behind the wheel

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

In Montana, getting drunken drivers off the road is a year-around job for the Montana Highway Patrol. For Labor Day weekend and other holidays, each of the eight patrol divisions puts together an enforcement plan to target safety problems in its area, according to Capt. Butch Huseby of the Patrol's Helena office. Drunken driving is one target, but not the only hazard the patrol officers pursue.

Guest Opinion: Treating Lockwood sewage would benefit Billings, too

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

The Billings City Council's decision against a proposed contract to treat Lockwood sewage is a lost opportunity for both Billings and the Lockwood community. The Gazette's endorsement of this decision is equally divisive. A number of points can be made in support of the contract, but little can support its denial.

Tools in place to stop school violence

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

In the past few weeks there have been disturbing reports about violence in our nation’s schools — specifically the murder/suicides in Colorado and in the Amish school. We have had our own share of recent incidents here as well. You may be asking the questions: How safe are we and what measures have we taken as a community to prevent violence in our schools? I would like to reassure you that we do have strategies in place with many people in our community working together to ensure the safety of our young people and our staff. Here are some examples:

On shaky ground

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

Today a study team from the University of Washington will present a newly completed map detailing the Island’s precarious position atop a couple of active geologic faults. A presentation for Islanders to hear and see more about the map will be held at noon today at Mercer Island City Hall.

Task and tradition

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 7:13PM

It has been a dreary, endless rainy November, bringing wind, gutters and drains blocked with leaves and debris, sluiceways on the streets, wet basements and leaking roofs.

PEAK project would overwhelm neighbors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:12PM

I want to address the PEAK project. This proposed facility, 50 feet from 86th Avenue S.E., is an out-of-scale community-center-sized building that is proposed to be placed smack in the middle of an already extremely busy neighborhood. It will overwhelm us.

Giving wisely

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:12PM

The Christmas season has arrived. Throngs of people are already at the malls to get a head start on their gift lists. It’s also the time of year when street-smart con-artists take advantage of holiday guilt so you can expect to see an increase of panhandlers at intersections, freeway off-ramps and anywhere else they can get attention.

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