Opinion

Even 10-15 minutes of vigorous daily exercise may have heart-health benefits | Guest Column

Whether or not you’re a runner, it’s hard not to be impressed…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Residents weigh in on the Mercer Island Center for the Arts | Letters

CCMIP once again misleads Islanders In Peter Struck’s recent letter to the…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

A Seafair prayer | On Faith

For angels flying overhead and hydroplanes that roar for pirates who are…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Two perspectives on MICA sign removal | Letters

MICA sign came down to avoid battlefield When you join us for…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Candidates: Do not deface flower beds with signs | Letter

Mercer Island is beautiful this time of year. The flowers in our…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Trust Calkins to walk the talk on environmental issues | Letter

Ryan Calkins deserves your vote for Port Commission Position 1. Having owned…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Should we delay giving child phone to avoid cyberbullying? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My oldest child is about to enter middle school. My…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Islanders express support for council candidate Benson Wong | Letters

Benson Wong’s integrity is sky-high This is a letter I didn’t think…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Mercer Island superheroes save twin boys with Heimlich maneuver | Guest Column

My 4-year-old, identical twin boys obsess over superheroes. They take turns playing…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Urge re-election of Benson Wong | Letter

We have a special community on Mercer Island and a great quality…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Lurie truly cares about issues affecting Mercer Island students | Letter

On Aug. 1, we will be voting for Deborah Lurie for Mercer…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Wong committed to public service | Letter

I am writing to endorse Benson Wong for re-election to the Mercer…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Lurie is best candidate for Position 4 | Letter

With the primary election upon us, our community is fortunate that Deborah…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Some strengths of School Board candidates | Letter

Last month, leaders of the Mercer Island Education Association, both teachers and…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Wong should be re-elected | Letter

Benson Wong has been a strong advocate for Mercer Islanders on the…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

KCLS — looking towards the future | Book Nook

Over the past year-and-a-half, the King County Library System has been immersed…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Mercer Island surrenders control of public park to private interests | Letter

Any loss of millions of dollars worth of irreplaceable public property (“rented”…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Savor Mercerdale Park one last time | Letter

Aren’t we fortunate that the tremendous amount of open space and natural…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Thank you, Mercer Island police | Letter

I understand and appreciate the animus generated by thorny issues on our…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

How should I speak with children about guns? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, We have three children in two elementary schools and they…

  • Jul 11th, 2017