Opinion

Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters

Acker is a stellar candidate Islanders, this November we have another chance, a “no-brainer” choice. Let’s elect stellar candidate Tom Acker to the City Council.… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Islanders express support for Joy Langley | Letters

Joy is ready to grapple complex Island issues I am writing to let you know why I support Joy Langley for Mercer Island City Council… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Coen a positive change for council | Letter

Each year, the monetary strain on Mercer Island residents increases, whether it be in our property tax, utility rates/taxes, or cries for special levies to… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Department of Education secretary coming to Bellevue | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

Langley passionate about Island | Letter

As a long-time Mercer Island resident and former mayor, I have seen a lot of council members come and go. I know how critical it… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Acker: A proven advocate for Mercer Island | Letter

I have worked alongside many smart, dedicated volunteers in my 12 years on Mercer Island. Tom Acker stands out. He has shown a deep commitment… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Editorial

Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 education… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Hate is unwelcome on Mercer Island | Editorial

Earlier this month, the Mercer Island City Council voted to send a letter to the community speaking out against hate groups and defending fundamental rights.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Islanders invited to participate in community forum | On History

In 1969, Mercer Island High School student Bob Liberty founded The Committee to Save the Earth (CSE). “The very first recycling event consisted of picking… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Value of a cultural community | On Arts

By Elliot Newman Special to the Reporter Forty-six years ago I visited Seattle on a business trip. It was not hard to fall in love… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Langley listens | Letter

Joy Langley possesses that special quality that will make her a terrific City Council member: she listens before supporting a position or making a decision.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter

In November, Mercer Island will face another City Council election. It is our hope that members of the community research the issues and evaluate each… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

The following is an open letter in response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island’s Aug. 29 letter: Dear Mayor Bruce Bassett et al, If what… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column

This week we celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Center at Overlake Medical Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It is frightening and consumes… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

How can I minimize risk of teen suicide? | YFS Advice

By Cindy Goodwin Dear YFS With so much attention on shows like “13 Reasons Why” that glamorize teen suicide, it seems that all parents should… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer | On Faith

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer

  • Sep 11, 2017

Mercer Island has history of saving parkland | Island Forum

Many Islanders will remember when Pioneer Park was under threat of being turned into a golf course — not once but twice (1969 and 1990).… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2017

Vashon arts center built on private land — not parkland | Letter

In her “On Arts” column published in the Mercer Island Reporter last week (Aug. 23), Genevieve Morton stated that, in deciding to move to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017