Opinion

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

Mercer Island School Board keeps promise | Island Forum

The voters of Mercer Island supported with 74 percent approval a $98.8 million bond proposition in February 2014 to relieve overcrowding in Mercer Island schools.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter

“The Alabama election is over. Let’s unleash our women to address larger problems.”

  • Dec 20, 2017

The day Mr. Potter went to church | On Faith

Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos encourages people with different perspectives to find a common purpose.

  • Dec 20, 2017

Elected leaders gear up to sue lawmakers

Counties have expressed concern with the passage of unfunded or underfunded mandates.

How real is seasonal affective disorder? | YFS Advice

Youth and Family Services expert shares symptoms, treatments for SAD.

  • Dec 14, 2017

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