How do I address issue of driving with my aging parent? | YFS Advice

Youth and Family Services provides tips on balancing independence with safety.

  • Nov 24, 2017

How to get picky eaters to eat | On Health

One of the most common topics pediatricians cover at well visits is how to get picky eaters to eat.

  • Nov 22, 2017

Tax overhaul plan does not add up, Democrats insist | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

Recycling Center exhibit has no connection with historical society | Letter

I would like to make a clarification to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Nov. 1 issue, in connection with an exhibit… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Questions over MIHS scavenger hunt initiation | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, I am the parent of a freshman at Mercer Island High School. I was appalled to read about the scavenger hunt in which… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Place Mercerdale Park in the land conservancy | Letter

Kudos to the city of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Center for the Arts for agreeing to leave Mercerdale Park alone and build a… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Reform needed to stop financial parasites | Letter

Presently, most of us are on the road to debt peonage. The banks have taken over the federal reserve and treasury has put lobbyists in… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Thank lawmakers for voting to pass RAISE | Letter

Caregiving can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. Across Washington state, there are more than 335,000 people providing unpaid care for people with… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Don’t shoot the messenger, unless the messenger shoots first | Publisher’s Desk

When I step in it, I typically know. Whether it’s gum, dog poop, a conversation or a bad situation; when both sides of the argument… Continue reading

Mercer Island Reporter retracts Langley endorsement | Editorial – Update

Update: As of 5:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, council candidate Joy Langley presented her hard copy original diploma to the Reporter. After continued discussion,… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Residents support Mercer Island Council candidate Joy Langley | Letters

Joy Langley — Character, experience, diversity Joy Langley has earned my vote for Mercer Island City Council for three fundamental reasons: character, experience and diversity.… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

A cradle of Democracy | Book Nook

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Response to MIHS ‘overreaction’ to student skit | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Mercer Island High School principal: Principal Puckett, I wanted to reach out to you about the sad… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Historical exhibit at Mercer Island Library | Letter

Who founded the Committee to Save the Earth (CSE) in 1969, and what is he/she doing now to save the Earth? How much money did… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Islanders need frank dialogue, not personal attacks | Editorial

In election times, feelings and passions run high. Mercer Island’s City Council races are no exception. In recent days, a few passionate Mercer Island citizens… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 2) | Letter

Size: With the Central Business District already becoming overwhelmed with large, generic mixed-use developments, the proposed Mercer Island Center for the Arts would impose a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

What is being done to support diversity on Mercer Island? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, We recently moved to Mercer Island from outside the U.S. We love the mild weather and the number of children and families here.… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

A Town Center owner speaks out about Hines property | Letter

The King family would like to set the record straight now and for the future. The property Tom Acker continues to refer to as the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Do Acker, Langley qualify as contrarians? | Letter

Mercer Island’s mayors have signaled that Joy Langley will be the best candidate for Mercer Island. Not knowing either Joy Langley nor Tom Acker, I… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017