Opinion

Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter

Training “needs to be community wide, it should start in the schools and it should start early.”

  • Jan 26, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

About 180 attended event planned by Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association and local police.

  • Jan 26, 2018

Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter

“Please vote yes on the levy to protect our schools, our community and our home values.”

  • Jan 25, 2018

What can parents do to address students’ anxiety after bomb threat? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, For the first time ever, my son approached me and said he was afraid to go to school. We are having a hard… Continue reading

Vitamin D: A little drop of sunshine | On Health

Doctor at Mercer Island Pediatrics explains the benefits of vitamin D.

  • Jan 18, 2018

Goodbye Sequoia tree | Letter

“It took 100 years for this majestic creature to grow, and took only 15 minutes to cut it down.”

  • Jan 18, 2018

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.

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

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