Opinion

Let’s hear it for liberty | On Faith

But not all fireworks are limited to displays after dark.

  • Jul 10, 2018

 

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Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

 

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

 

How to prepare for a disaster on Mercer Island | Guest Column

A few years ago, I took over as medical lead for Mercer Island’s volunteer Emergency Management Program. This is a large group of individuals, led… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

My father was a failure | On Faith

The things my dad did and didn’t do.

  • Jun 18, 2018

Mercer Island schools reflect excellence, aspiration and community values | Island Forum

Local family inspires community to give what they can.

  • Jun 15, 2018
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How to eat healthy on the go | On Health

In our busy lives it can be so very hard to make good choices when it comes to eating. We live in an environment of… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018
Allison Apfelbaum

A recipe for Mercer Island graduates | On Faith

Stir about the mixed emotions reduced from simmered memories.

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

Growth, knowledge, learning at your library | Book Nook

Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2018
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President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

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Benefits of sports mouthguards | On Health

More than 5 million teeth are damaged due to sports related injuries and trauma each year.

  • May 16, 2018

It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column

For Washington to be a true climate leader, PSE needs to get out of the coal business.

  • May 15, 2018

Growth, knowledge, learning at your library | Book Nook

Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career

Eastside journalist moves on after six years in field.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Are students vaping in Mercer Island High School bathrooms?

Dear YFS – My daughter is a senior at the high school. I hear rumors that students vape in the bathrooms and that nothing is… Continue reading

Six year old Laura Drake, who is so passionate about plants that she named her rescue cats Daisy and Daffodil, has been training as a Junior Naturalist in the Native Garden.

Tour of Native Garden led by junior naturalist tomorrow

Laura Drake’s first tour is April 28, during the Washington Native Plant Society native plant sale in Mercerdale Park.

  • Apr 27, 2018
Six year old Laura Drake, who is so passionate about plants that she named her rescue cats Daisy and Daffodil, has been training as a Junior Naturalist in the Native Garden.

NIM tackling Mercer Way shoulder paving, biking safety and more | Neighbors in Motion

Editor’s note: This is the fifth of an occasional article written by Neighbors in Motion (NIM), a Mercer Island organization dedicated to improving and increasing… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

E-cigarettes try to hook another generation | On Health

E-cigarette devices mimic conventional cigarette use and help normalize smoking behaviors.