Letters to the Editor

Letter | All are ‘easily misled’ by education union

Reference the picture on page 2 of the Nov. 30 newspaper. How easily everyone is misled by the union. The facts, according to the Washington Policy Center, are that the state education budget has not been cut.

  • Dec 6, 2011

Letter | New Tully’s

Tully’s new drive-thru is great. This will slow down everyone’s pace; cars, bicycles and pedestrians. When returning to the Island, Tully’s coffee, service and laid-back atmosphere always make me feel at home.

  • Nov 28, 2011

Letter | Letter ‘attempts to refute facts’

It is very interesting that two days before election ballots are sent out, a letter read by candidate El Jahncke at a City Council meeting attempts to refute facts in the recent million dollar lawsuit against our city.

  • Oct 25, 2011

Letter | Children’s Miracle Network dollars

Great Clips on Mercer Island is participating in the Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

  • Oct 5, 2011

Letter | Working with city development staff has ‘been a pleasure’

As a licensed architect and general contractor, with both commercial and single-family residential experience, I’ve had the opportunity to work in many municipalities over the years.

  • Aug 23, 2011

Letter | Owl attack in Pioneer Park

I was hit in the head by an owl (on Aug. 8) in Pioneer Park. I was running through the park around 8:40 p.m. when it happened.

  • Aug 17, 2011

Letter | Afghanistan — why are we there?

President Bush (the second) says because the Taliban is there. Actually the Taliban is in many countries, including the United States. Our presence there is costing us billions of dollars plus the loss of too many American young men.

  • Aug 17, 2011

Letter | Lindell settlement cancels out PTA‘s $1 million donation

Over the last few years PTA parents have contributed over $1 million to our schools to make up for cutbacks in state funding.

  • Aug 2, 2011

Letter | MIVAL anniversary

Borrowing from sports, hitting three bases constitutes a home run. That is exactly what Mercer Island Visual Arts has done in the last week for our community with three events.

  • Jul 27, 2011

Letter | A letter to the City Council – is I-90 access threatened by safety issues?

Concerning a June 22, 2011, cover letter from the Federal Highway Authority to WSDOT and the attached Interchange Justification Report (IJR) Executive Summary.

  • Jul 20, 2011

Letter | Farmers market says ‘thank you’ – returns next Sunday

Last Sunday the Mercer Island Farmers Market took a break for Summer Celebration. We have had a strong start to our 2011 market season due to the support of our customers, volunteers and farmers. A big “thank you” to all of them.

  • Jul 13, 2011

Letter | Records fine indicates ‘cavalier misdoing’

It takes a lot of cavalier misdoing for a federal judge to sanction Mercer Island $90,000+ for stonewalling litigation discovery matters.

  • Jul 6, 2011

Letter | ‘Green’ center lanes will add stress to I-90

Aside from the illegality of taking over one entire lane of an interstate highway, Sound Transit under the guise of making it green will stress even more the already stressed I-90 corridor.

  • Jun 8, 2011

Letter | Special Olympics thanks Mercer Island Kiwanis

Mercer Island Special Olympics is extremely pleased to publicly thank Mercer Island Kiwanis for its recent and substantial contribution toward team equipment and uniforms.

  • Jun 7, 2011

Letter | Help MI schools ‘Bridge the Gap’ this spring

So far, our community has raised $814,000 and we’re getting close to reaching the $1 million mark, where a very generous Challenge Grant kicks in and gets us to our ultimate goal of $1.2 million and saving all 20 teaching positions.

  • May 24, 2011

Letter | Don’t forget to pay for directory

The new Mercer Island Directory has been delivered. Your IRS taxes are done. Now it’s time to get the blue Seattle Children’s donation envelope off your desk, too.

  • May 11, 2011

Letter | Take a minute to donate to Seattle Children’s

The new Mercer Island Directory has been delivered. Your IRS taxes are done. Now it’s time to get the blue Seattle Children’s donation envelope off your desk, too.

  • May 4, 2011

Letter | Ten percent utility rate hike ‘outrageous’

We are outraged to see another 10 percent increase in our water/sewer/storm drain statement for the January/February 2011 period. Who amongst us is experiencing that kind of increase in our personal revenues?

  • Mar 21, 2011

Letter | How is it possible to be ‘anti-dog?’

Thanks to Mr. Jacobson for taking his ridiculous dog-walking ticket to court and to Judge Stewart for throwing out the case.

  • Mar 14, 2011

Letter | Injured Islander applauds new crosswalks

I am one of the guys who got hit by a car on Island Crest Way over the summer, and I think it’s a great… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2011