Opinion

Lurie is best candidate for Position 4 | Letter

With the primary election upon us, our community is fortunate that Deborah…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

 

Some strengths of School Board candidates | Letter

Last month, leaders of the Mercer Island Education Association, both teachers and…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

 

Wong should be re-elected | Letter

Benson Wong has been a strong advocate for Mercer Islanders on the…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

 

KCLS — looking towards the future | Book Nook

Over the past year-and-a-half, the King County Library System has been immersed…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Mercer Island surrenders control of public park to private interests | Letter

Any loss of millions of dollars worth of irreplaceable public property (“rented”…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Savor Mercerdale Park one last time | Letter

Aren’t we fortunate that the tremendous amount of open space and natural…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Thank you, Mercer Island police | Letter

I understand and appreciate the animus generated by thorny issues on our…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

How should I speak with children about guns? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, We have three children in two elementary schools and they…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

The seven year itch of the Affordable Care Act | Mercer Island Forum

For seven years, congressional Republicans have documented their insatiable desire to scratch…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Questions remain over proposed building | Letter

Putting a building in Mercerdale Park, Bicentennial Park, the recycling center and…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

What is the new law about distracted driving? | Neighbors in Motion

Editor’s note: This is the third of an occasional column written by…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

You won’t find those words on the SAT | Letter

I realize I’m a recent transplant – having only lived here for…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Council should rescind utility tax | Letter

One would think that the Mercer Island City Council had a mitigation…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Let our daughters have their shot | Propelling Women Forward

The musical “Hamilton” reaches its emotional crescendo when Hamilton howls that he’s…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Safety first for bike riders on 77th Avenue in Mercer Island | Letter

The city is considering a proposal to eliminate the bike lanes on…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Better access to birth control means fewer teen pregnancies | My Turn

In 2017, birth control options for young women are safer and more…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

Summer solstice | Letter

Last week in the Northern Hemisphere, we experienced the longest day of…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

How can I help students struggling to fit in? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, Half way through the school year, a family with two…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Maintain mind-soothing harmony with summer music concerts | My Turn

It seems that the ear plays an important role in the awareness…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

City was once much more environmentally protective | Letter

The Mercer Island Center for the Arts is currently under environmental review…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017