Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

What’s in a name? | On Faith

Pastor Greg writes about the teachings of Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jan 11, 2018

Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter

On behalf of students, PTA presidents encourage Island voters to support the school levy.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Redneck antonyms | Letter

Mercer Islanders continue dialogue on recent Alabama Senate election.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter

An idea for tolling I-90 that doesn’t penalize Mercer Island residents.

  • Jan 5, 2018

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