Opinion

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

Walk to honor lives lost at Sandy Hook | Letter

A one-mile walk to commemorate the tragedy will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Green Lake.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Perserving a status quo that isn’t working | Letter

“Mercerdale Hillside is designated as an open space while Mercerdale Park is a community park.”

  • Dec 12, 2017

Mercer Island Community Fund grant awarded | Letter

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is the recipient of a 2017 MICF grant.

  • Dec 12, 2017

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions

You can still bring a gun to the House gallery, though.

  • Dec 11, 2017

Mercer Island’s 100 percent clean energy future | Letter

“Climate change and global warming together pose an existential threat to the planet.”

  • Dec 8, 2017

A bittersweet holiday | On Faith

Columnist expresses gratitude for late father’s wisdom

  • Dec 4, 2017

What tax reform means here at home | Guest Column

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits for homeowners. For taxpayers in Washington state, these… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Proposed MICA building in Mercerdale Park | Letter

Islanders urge city to preserve parkland.

  • Nov 30, 2017

Thankful for our community volunteers | Letter

CCMIP co-chairs thank Islanders for donating their time and labor to care for public parkland.

  • Nov 29, 2017

Honored for opportunity to represent residents | Letter

Council candidate Benson Wong thanks supporters, looks forward to second term.

  • Nov 24, 2017

How do I address issue of driving with my aging parent? | YFS Advice

Youth and Family Services provides tips on balancing independence with safety.

  • Nov 24, 2017

How to get picky eaters to eat | On Health

One of the most common topics pediatricians cover at well visits is how to get picky eaters to eat.

  • Nov 22, 2017

Tax overhaul plan does not add up, Democrats insist | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

Recycling Center exhibit has no connection with historical society | Letter

I would like to make a clarification to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Nov. 1 issue, in connection with an exhibit… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Questions over MIHS scavenger hunt initiation | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, I am the parent of a freshman at Mercer Island High School. I was appalled to read about the scavenger hunt in which… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Place Mercerdale Park in the land conservancy | Letter

Kudos to the city of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Center for the Arts for agreeing to leave Mercerdale Park alone and build a… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Reform needed to stop financial parasites | Letter

Presently, most of us are on the road to debt peonage. The banks have taken over the federal reserve and treasury has put lobbyists in… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

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