Opinion

Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

The following is an open letter in response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island’s Aug. 29 letter: Dear Mayor Bruce Bassett et al, If what… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column

This week we celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Center at Overlake Medical Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It is frightening and consumes… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

How can I minimize risk of teen suicide? | YFS Advice

By Cindy Goodwin Dear YFS With so much attention on shows like “13 Reasons Why” that glamorize teen suicide, it seems that all parents should… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer | On Faith

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer

  • Sep 11, 2017

Mercer Island has history of saving parkland | Island Forum

Many Islanders will remember when Pioneer Park was under threat of being turned into a golf course — not once but twice (1969 and 1990).… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2017

Vashon arts center built on private land — not parkland | Letter

In her “On Arts” column published in the Mercer Island Reporter last week (Aug. 23), Genevieve Morton stated that, in deciding to move to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Comments on Reporter contributors’ opinions | Letter

I have read with interest the three articles in the latest issue of the Reporter. I have comments on all three as follows: 1. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter

We are writing about a decision that the Mercer Island City Council has made to contract with Crown/T Mobile to install 38 additional cell phone… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Langley has history of political involvement | Letter

With Mercer Island steeped in the diversity, tolerance and inclusion movement we have a unique opportunity this fall to continue that tradition. I’m not a… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Devoted to lifelong learning | Book Nook

Most of us who love libraries share a simple philosophy: Never stop learning. And why would we? The joy of learning, and the knowledge gained… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Mercerdale Park: The struggle to resist urbanization | On History

By Ira Appelman Special to the Reporter Mercer Island sits between the first and fifth largest cities in the state, and is known for its… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Mercer Island superintendent seeks to meet community | Superintendent Note

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am so excited and honored to serve our Island community as your new superintendent. Last week we welcomed… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Tackling cyberbulling | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My husband and I were saddened to hear that our freshman high school daughter is being bullied on social media. She showed us… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

While some cities are buying new parkland, our Mercer Island City Council members have pledged to give our precious public parkland away — to a… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, our council members saved $45,000 for the city by wisely deciding not to approve the re-striping of 77th… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following statement. It was signed by over 30 citizens of Mercer Island and included… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Drive it like you stole it | Publisher’s Desk

Allow myself, to introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am the new Regional Publisher of Sound Publishing’s Eastside Media Group. I usually go… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Raising kind children | Island Forum

As parents, we often strive to give our children the best in the hopes of providing them happiness and future success. In this high-achieving community,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017