Opinion

Every child deserves a medical home | On Health

The practice of primary care pediatrics has improved in many ways over the years, but the most important improvement for the health and well-being of… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Wong strengthens Mercer Island community | Letter

I met Mr. Wong four years ago at the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. He talked enthusiastically about the work he had done for the city… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2017

Frustrations with new distracted driving law | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Where are we with raising a ‘village’? | Letter

I have boys — four to be exact. I have one biological and three who I was lucky enough to share when I married their… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Strongly encourage vote for Deborah Lurie | Letter

As a Mercer Island educator and parent of a school-aged daughter, I support and strongly encourage you to vote for Deborah Lurie for School Board… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

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 by Glen Cook’s accomplishment. The Midwest native has run the Chicago Marathon every… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 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 Reporter, once again he and the political action committee he supports, Concerned Citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

A Seafair prayer | On Faith

For angels flying overhead and hydroplanes that roar for pirates who are plundering our care, for relatives who visit and for family nearby, most gracious… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Two perspectives on MICA sign removal | Letters

MICA sign came down to avoid battlefield When you join us for some of the many summer arts activities at Mercerdale Park, you may notice… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Candidates: Do not deface flower beds with signs | Letter

Mercer Island is beautiful this time of year. The flowers in our downtown are outstanding and city staff works hard to make our landscaping look… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Trust Calkins to walk the talk on environmental issues | Letter

Ryan Calkins deserves your vote for Port Commission Position 1. Having owned a business operating out of the Port, Calkins knows the terrain and will… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

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

Dear YFS, My oldest child is about to enter middle school. My wife and I have agreed to “no phones until middle school,” and here… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 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 I had the time to write. Benson Wong’s campaign, knowing that I support… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 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 the superhero and the person in need of help. Never did we predict… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Urge re-election of Benson Wong | Letter

We have a special community on Mercer Island and a great quality of life. While we do have some challenges, they are nothing that we… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Lurie truly cares about issues affecting Mercer Island students | Letter

On Aug. 1, we will be voting for Deborah Lurie for Mercer Island School District School Board Position 4. We urge you to do the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Wong committed to public service | Letter

I am writing to endorse Benson Wong for re-election to the Mercer Island City Council. Since we moved to the Island, my husband and I… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Lurie is best candidate for Position 4 | Letter

With the primary election upon us, our community is fortunate that Deborah Lurie is running for Position 4 for School Board. Deborah is a King… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2017

Some strengths of School Board candidates | Letter

Last month, leaders of the Mercer Island Education Association, both teachers and support staff, met with candidates for the School Board. We heard from four… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Wong should be re-elected | Letter

Benson Wong has been a strong advocate for Mercer Islanders on the City Council and should be re-elected. In his first term, he has spent… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017