Opinion

Mercer Island High School alums support levy | Letter

The levy provides for approximately 20 percent of the year-to-year budget for the next four years.

  • Jan 17, 2018

 

Youth and Family Services is here for everyone | Island Forum

Join MIYFS for its annual breakfast on Feb. 7 to celebrate 16 years of giving from the heart.

  • Jan 17, 2018

 

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

 

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

What’s in a name? | On Faith

Pastor Greg writes about the teachings of Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jan 11, 2018

Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter

On behalf of students, PTA presidents encourage Island voters to support the school levy.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Redneck antonyms | Letter

Mercer Islanders continue dialogue on recent Alabama Senate election.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter

An idea for tolling I-90 that doesn’t penalize Mercer Island residents.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Response to ‘Indispensable women of Alabama’ | Letter

Islander responds to a letter to the editor about the recent election of Doug Jones.

  • Jan 3, 2018
James Whitfield

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

Leadership Eastside CEO offers reflections, action steps for community.

  • Jan 1, 2018
James Whitfield

Mercer Island bomb scare incites legislation against hate crimes | Guest Column

House of Representatives passes bill that would consider threat against religious groups a hate crime.

  • Dec 29, 2017

Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook

The final column of KCLS’s interim director, Stephen A. Smith.

  • Dec 29, 2017

Is Mercer Island a welcoming place for minorities? | YFS Advice

The community is “aware of its reputation and taking steps to become more welcoming and inclusive.”

  • Dec 26, 2017

Mercer Island School Board keeps promise | Island Forum

The voters of Mercer Island supported with 74 percent approval a $98.8 million bond proposition in February 2014 to relieve overcrowding in Mercer Island schools.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter

“The Alabama election is over. Let’s unleash our women to address larger problems.”

  • Dec 20, 2017

The day Mr. Potter went to church | On Faith

Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos encourages people with different perspectives to find a common purpose.

  • Dec 20, 2017

Elected leaders gear up to sue lawmakers

Counties have expressed concern with the passage of unfunded or underfunded mandates.

How real is seasonal affective disorder? | YFS Advice

Youth and Family Services expert shares symptoms, treatments for SAD.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Great page-turners: KCLS unveils its Best Books of 2017

The best book selection continues an end-of-year tradition that dates back more than 15 years.

  • Dec 14, 2017