Opinion

Mercer Island superintendent seeks to meet community | Superintendent Note

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am so excited and honored…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Tackling cyberbulling | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My husband and I were saddened to hear that our…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

While some cities are buying new parkland, our Mercer Island City Council…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, our council members saved $45,000…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Drive it like you stole it | Publisher’s Desk

Allow myself, to introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Raising kind children | Island Forum

As parents, we often strive to give our children the best in…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

MIHS students saved a piece of the earth — for all Mercer Islanders | On History

By Meg Lippert When we moved to Mercer Island in 1995, long…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Arts cement Mercer Island humanity through time | On Arts

By Sue Sherwood Forty-two years ago, visionary Islanders identified an important, unmet…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

How do parents approach body image with teens? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, Our teen daughter scared us the other night when she…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Voters get chance to overturn property tax increase, bottled water tax | The Petri Dish

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

The power of 12 | On Faith

It was 12 years ago this month our family moved to Mercer…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

In the June 21 update on its website, Mercer Island Center for…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Every child deserves a medical home | On Health

The practice of primary care pediatrics has improved in many ways over…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Wong strengthens Mercer Island community | Letter

I met Mr. Wong four years ago at the Mercer Island Farmer’s…

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Frustrations with new distracted driving law | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Where are we with raising a ‘village’? | Letter

I have boys — four to be exact. I have one biological…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Strongly encourage vote for Deborah Lurie | Letter

As a Mercer Island educator and parent of a school-aged daughter, I…

  • Jul 28th, 2017