Opinion

The seven year itch of the Affordable Care Act | Mercer Island Forum

For seven years, congressional Republicans have documented their insatiable desire to scratch…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Questions remain over proposed building | Letter

Putting a building in Mercerdale Park, Bicentennial Park, the recycling center and…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

What is the new law about distracted driving? | Neighbors in Motion

Editor’s note: This is the third of an occasional column written by…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

You won’t find those words on the SAT | Letter

I realize I’m a recent transplant – having only lived here for…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Council should rescind utility tax | Letter

One would think that the Mercer Island City Council had a mitigation…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Let our daughters have their shot | Propelling Women Forward

The musical “Hamilton” reaches its emotional crescendo when Hamilton howls that he’s…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Safety first for bike riders on 77th Avenue in Mercer Island | Letter

The city is considering a proposal to eliminate the bike lanes on…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Better access to birth control means fewer teen pregnancies | My Turn

In 2017, birth control options for young women are safer and more…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

Summer solstice | Letter

Last week in the Northern Hemisphere, we experienced the longest day of…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

How can I help students struggling to fit in? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, Half way through the school year, a family with two…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Maintain mind-soothing harmony with summer music concerts | My Turn

It seems that the ear plays an important role in the awareness…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

City was once much more environmentally protective | Letter

The Mercer Island Center for the Arts is currently under environmental review…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

There’s no place like Nome | On Faith

Never underestimate the uncanny consequences of an unanticipated opportunity. It was 30…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Recycling Center has historical value to Island | Letter

The recycling center has historical value to many Mercer Islanders. It also…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

A green vision for Town Center | Letter

In a recent issue of the Seattle Times, Marilyn Smith, a retired…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Act fast to stop council from adopting major code changes | Letter

A first-time ever incentive to build accessory dwelling units (ADU) and reduction…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

City pays for MICA parking | Letter

The facts from Mercer Island Center for the Art’s website: “The site…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Praying for safety on I-90 | Letter

Time will tell with the permanent changes to our access and permanent…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Where in the world is MICA? | Letter

Upon receiving MICA’s 2016 Annual Report in the mail recently, I was…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Top things to know about boating on a lake in Washington | Guest Column

As a criminal defense attorney in Bellevue who has been practicing in…

  • Jun 14th, 2017