Opinion

Loss of parkland now is a loss for future generations | Letter

I feel very deeply about saving Mercer Island parklands after remembering the…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

 

A random act of kindness at north-end QFC | Letter

I have lived on Mercer Island pretty much my whole life. I…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

 

Will I still have enough in common with spouse when kids leave nest? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My daughter and son are just now receiving acceptance letters…

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

 

Anything in excess | Letter

There is exquisite pleasure in fixing your eyes on half-opened flowers and…

  • Mar 19th, 2017

‘Unconscious bias’ or ‘magical thinking’? | Letter

At the City Council meeting on March 6, Deputy Mayor Debbie Bertlin…

  • Mar 18th, 2017

What could Mercer Island do with $60,000? | Letter

At the March 6 City Council meeting, there was extensive discussion to…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Celebrating 75 years of library stories | Book Nook

The earliest “library story” I remember is the summer reading program at…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Why do bicyclists insist on riding in the road on Mercer Island? | Bike Safety Q&A

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

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Andrew Jackson vs. Donald Trump | Letter

A portrait of Andrew Jackson graces the wall of President Trump’s office.…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Mercer Island City Council did right thing by playing lawsuit card | Letter

For nearly two years, Mercer Island officials have attempted to engage local,…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Does my husband need to deal with his drinking first? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, For the past two years, I have thought my spouse…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

A solution for Mercer Island Center for the Arts | Letter

It was with interest that I read a recent letter from the…

  • Mar 6th, 2017

Challenges over Mercer Island residential home size | Letter

Without a link to lot size and home size, the code means…

  • Mar 5th, 2017

A great performance at Mercer Island Jewish Community Center | Letter

I attended the closing performance of “Willie Wonka Jr.” by Youth Theatre…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Our turn to protect Mercer Island’s parklands | Letter

I hope the City Council will listen to the citizens working to…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

More taxes needed for schools, but that’s where agreement ends | The Petri Dish

This may surprise you, but one thing legislative leaders and the governor…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

One sided article re: residential development code update | Letter

The city of Mercer Island’s Development Services Group (DSG) is conducting a…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

A winning game plan | On Faith

As I was beginning my studies at Wenatchee High School, Ed Pepple…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

A tale of a tunnel fire | Letter

The narrow and constricted “twin bore” tunnels under the Mt. Baker Ridge…

  • Feb 27th, 2017

Mercer Island Center for the Arts offers only viable option for theatre | Letter

I’m writing in response to Baron Dickey’s letter of Feb. 8. Summarizing,…

  • Feb 27th, 2017