Opinion

Thank lawmakers for voting to pass RAISE | Letter

Caregiving can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. Across Washington state, there are more than 335,000 people providing unpaid care for people with… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Don’t shoot the messenger, unless the messenger shoots first | Publisher’s Desk

When I step in it, I typically know. Whether it’s gum, dog poop, a conversation or a bad situation; when both sides of the argument… Continue reading

Mercer Island Reporter retracts Langley endorsement | Editorial – Update

Update: As of 5:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, council candidate Joy Langley presented her hard copy original diploma to the Reporter. After continued discussion,… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Residents support Mercer Island Council candidate Joy Langley | Letters

Joy Langley — Character, experience, diversity Joy Langley has earned my vote for Mercer Island City Council for three fundamental reasons: character, experience and diversity.… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

A cradle of Democracy | Book Nook

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Response to MIHS ‘overreaction’ to student skit | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Mercer Island High School principal: Principal Puckett, I wanted to reach out to you about the sad… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Historical exhibit at Mercer Island Library | Letter

Who founded the Committee to Save the Earth (CSE) in 1969, and what is he/she doing now to save the Earth? How much money did… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Islanders need frank dialogue, not personal attacks | Editorial

In election times, feelings and passions run high. Mercer Island’s City Council races are no exception. In recent days, a few passionate Mercer Island citizens… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 2) | Letter

Size: With the Central Business District already becoming overwhelmed with large, generic mixed-use developments, the proposed Mercer Island Center for the Arts would impose a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

What is being done to support diversity on Mercer Island? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, We recently moved to Mercer Island from outside the U.S. We love the mild weather and the number of children and families here.… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

A Town Center owner speaks out about Hines property | Letter

The King family would like to set the record straight now and for the future. The property Tom Acker continues to refer to as the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Do Acker, Langley qualify as contrarians? | Letter

Mercer Island’s mayors have signaled that Joy Langley will be the best candidate for Mercer Island. Not knowing either Joy Langley nor Tom Acker, I… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Langley will bring collaborative style | Letters

Langley will bring collaborative style The advantages that Joy Langley will bring to our City Council come from her solid government experience and collaborative style.… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion | Letters

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion Many of us know Tom Acker for his reputation as a tireless advocate for Mercer Island residents on issues… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 1) | Letter

My wife and I have been following arguments for and against the MICA proposal to build a performing arts center in Mercerdale Park for some… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Planning Commission is responsible for protecting parkland | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Planning Commission regarding the up-zoning of Mercerdale Park. As a two-year resident of Mercer Island, I have… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Islanders write about YTN, MICA | Letters

MICA will keep YTN alive “The world is a complicated place, and there’s a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Wong’s civil discourse is shining example of public service | Letter

I am grateful that we have several committed Islanders running for City Council, giving us the opportunity to weigh diverse viewpoints and better understand the… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Coen trusts voters to make informed decisions | Letter

When people and leaders follow the rules and do the right thing to settle an issue, there is rarely unhappiness and bitterness. The rules, spoken… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

My favorite Martin | On Faith

By Greg Asimakoupoulos This month finds me thinking about individuals by the name of Martin who have impacted life. The first was a fictional one.… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017