Opinion

Values and rights | Letter

Like a pox, there is wanten residential development erupting all over the…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

 

Re: An open letter to Islanders on residential standards | Letter

Yes, the builders are gaming the system. And if the Council allows…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

Valuing a garden | Artist’s note

From presidents to poets and painters, a garden’s inherent value draws wide…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

Join the discussion on property taxes | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Farewell, Mercer Island — A truly special place | Reporter’s Notebook

When Mary Grady hired me to join the Mercer Island Reporter in…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Another MICA grab of public resources | Letter

In its recently submitted SEPA application, MICA’s latest parking plan envisions that…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Lessons learned by a rookie state legislator | My Turn

When I packed my bags and headed to Olympia in early January,…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Forming a female board of advisors | Propelling Women Forward

The value to women of forming “Boards of Advisors” to advise, brainstorm…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Urge Legislature to take action on I-90 | Letter

On June 1, the center lanes on Interstate 90 will be closed…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Mercer Island schools: a community asset | Island Forum

Mercer Island has a long-standing tradition of raising great students who go…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Populism: What is it? | Letter

There’s progressive populism. Call it personal sovereignty. Moral virtue and power should…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Looking beyond Good Friday | On Faith

Just like this year, Good Friday in 1865 fell on April 14.…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

How can I help my teenaged kids make better decisions, despite biology? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, At the recent lecture at the high school on stress…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

An open letter to Islanders on residential standards | Letter

On April 5, I attended the Mercer Island Planning Commission’s public hearing…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

MICA needs parking | Letter

My dog Annie walked me around Mercerdale Park yesterday and I specifically…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Thank you to Mercer Island Guild supporters | Letter

On behalf of the Seattle Children’s Guild of Mercer Island, I would…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Keep center lanes open for a trial period | Letter

The clock is ticking for the commuters, carpoolers, truckers and buses that…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

A tax change lawmakers can love? It’s now up to GOP | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

MICA opponents promoting false information | Letter

Some Islanders are wondering why the Mercer Island Center for the Arts…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

We deserve a place for the arts | Letter

Save our parks — what are we saving them for? More sports…

  • Mar 30th, 2017