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They paved paradise to put up a building lot | Letter

They paved paradise And put up a building lot With 34,000 square…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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MICA should follow-up with donation offer | Letter

If it is true that an Island resident has offered a large…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

 

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Thank you, Islanders, for your support | Letter

With more than one-fifth of Mercer Island High School (MIHS) represented in…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

 

Evenly divided Legislature inspires hope for moderates | The Petri Dish

Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle…

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Bicyclist opposed to re-striping 77th | Letter

As an Island bicyclist, I am opposed to the re-striping of 77th…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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KCLS seeks input for proposed budget | Book Nook

King County Library System has a long history of strong support from…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Are you aware of the Internet data cap? | Letter

Why hasn’t there been more Internet service providers on Mercer Island? With…

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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‘Take Care to Give Care’ during caregiver month | Letter

As a member of the Washington State Council on Aging, I am…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Parking and traffic in downtown Mercer Island | Letter

“Buses from the Mercer Island School District also will take children to…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Small Business Saturday: #ShopSmall has big impact in Mercer Island | Guest column

An increasingly popular tradition sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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What will we reap? | Guest column

We earned this. Whether you voted for President-Elect Donald Trump or not,…

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Parks initiative ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ | Letter

Recently many Island residents received an unsolicited email asking them to support…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Seed money offered for MICA town center land purchase | Letter

I recently reviewed the 34 citizen responses to the Mercer Island Center…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Invest in Mercer Island Schools Foundation | Island Forum

Do you believe one person can change the world? Consider someone who…

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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How do we balance providing for our kids and spoiling them? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My wife and I (together with our parents) can afford…

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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A veteran of gratitude | On Faith

For 97 years, my friend Victor Bergquist modeled gratitude. Long before Hollywood…

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Next presidential campaign should be based on tax reform | Letter

The 2020 presidential campaign began Wednesday, Nov. 9. There is a single…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Steep rent hike essentially means forced eviction for some | Letter

As a resident of Mercer Island, I am writing to inform you…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Chamber Halloween event a success | Letter

With a swirl of capes and many hoots of laughter, the south-end…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Paying the price of drowsy driving | Publisher’s Desk

Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in Eastern Washington, but you…

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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Will ‘mindfulness’ really help students academically? | YFS Advice

In this column, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services staff answer community…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Mercerdale Park cannot choose different setting | Letter

The debate over the cultural arts center planned for Mercerdale Park continues.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Notes to the editor about 41st district candidates | Letters

Voters express their opinions on candidates Tana Senn and Steve Litzow.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Sound Transit’s $54 billion train wreck | Letter

Here are some things you may not know:

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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The Mercer Island Reporter recommends: Vote no on Sound Transit 3 | Editorial

The Mercer Island Reporter Editorial Board interviewed proponents and opponents of Sound Transit's $54 billion ballot measure, Sound Transit 3.

  • Oct 25th, 2016
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More letters to the editor about MICA | Letters

More Islanders express their opinions about the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA).

  • Oct 24th, 2016
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Mercer Island Reporter endorses Clibborn, Senn for House | Editorial

The next two years are critical to the future of Mercer Island.

  • Oct 24th, 2016
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ST3 is a smart investment that will keep traffic moving: Vote yes

We've all experienced it. The impossibility of estimating travel times during morning and evening commutes between Mercer Island and employment centers in Bellevue and Seattle. Drivers banging their hands against the steering wheel, going nowhere — stuck in the carpool lane, no less.

  • Oct 20th, 2016
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Transportation engineer Victor Bishop.

ST3 is a bad deal for Mercer Island: Vote no

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long-lasting and huge negative impact on the city of Mercer Island’s finances and our region.

  • Oct 20th, 2016
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Transportation engineer Victor Bishop.

ST3 is a bad deal for Mercer Island: Vote no

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long-lasting and huge negative impact on the city of Mercer Island’s finances and our region.

  • Oct 20th, 2016
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Islanders write in about re-election of Steve Litzow | Letters

Letters to the editor for and against the re-election of state Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island).

  • Oct 20th, 2016
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Important for adults sports teams to carry AED | Letter

10 years ago, Dr. Alan Langman, a resident of Mercer Island, was one of two people who saved my husband's life (Marc Goyette) on the soccer field when he had a heart attack. His cardiologist is Dr. Tim Dewhurst. Marc raised money from his team to buy a team AED to treat any future heart attacks on the field.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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Wall Street Journal salutes I-732 | Letter

The upside of I-732? It rewards conservation without hurting business. It is revenue-neutral. It will not increase regulation and is easy to implement.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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Wellness: What’s faith got to do with it? | On Faith

For the past three years, I've been the fulltime chaplain at Covenant Shores. It's my dream job. Going to the office is like being on vacation.

  • Oct 14th, 2016
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Reaping Sound Transit 3's benefits from an urn | Cartoon

Reaping Sound Transit 3’s benefits from an urn | Cartoon

Reaping Sound Transit 3's benefits from an urn | Cartoon

  • Oct 13th, 2016
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Letters to the editor about the Mercer Island Center for the Arts | Letters

Islanders express their opinions about the Mercer Island Center for the Arts.

  • Oct 13th, 2016
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Letters to the editor for and against Steve Litzow | Letters

Readers express support for and opposition to the re-election of the state senator from Mercer Island.

  • Oct 12th, 2016
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Challenges with I-90 access negotiations | Island Forum

Negotiating to maintain Mercer Island traffic mobility is clearly one the most significant issues our community will undertake for decades.

  • Oct 12th, 2016
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Urban jewel cannot find another location | Letter

"From stumped-filled swamp to urban jewel." That's how former Councilmember, Jane Meyer-Brahm, describes Mercerdale Park on page 138 in her book, "Mercer Island, From haunted wilderness to coveted community."

  • Oct 6th, 2016
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