Opinion

Supporters want to add Joy to Mercer Island City Council | Letters

Langley has power of positivism I encourage you to support Joy Langley in her bid for City Council membership. Having worked alongside her on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Coen is a problem solver | Letter

I was able to attend the candidates forum at the Beach Club Thursday night. At the meeting, it was apparent that present Councilmember Benson Wong… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Hats off to Parks and Recreation | Letter

Hats off to the Mercer Island Parks Department for the great job they have done on improving Luther Burbank Park. Thehanging flower pots on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Lawmakers want to know if Sound Transit conned them on costs | The Petri Dish

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Sept.… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Is Mercerdale’s lawn the answer to MICA’s parking problem? | Letter

While attending the recent “Save Mercerdale Park” event, a Joni Mitchell song could be heard. The words, “They paved paradise and put up a parking… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

MICA is only solution to keep YTN on Island | Letter

I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Dickey’s letter entitled “win-win-win for arts, school district, park.” Sadly, the Mercer Island High School Performing… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

City moves ahead with potential destruction of Mercerdale Park | Letter

The city of Mercer Island issued its decision on the MICA’s State Environmental Protection Act application on Sept. 11. The MICA project now has moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Choosing the best child care and early learning experiences for your child | On Health

Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are the key to successful, resilient children. This is especially true in the first 1,000 days of a baby’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

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