Opinion

Let’s hear it for bridges | Guest column

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the bridge that connects Mercer Island to downtown Seattle.

 

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

 

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Taiwan provides a blueprint for dealing with a pandemic

Taiwan is only 81 miles from mainland China where the COVID-19 pandemic began. How, then, did Taiwan, a country of nearly 24 million people, suffer… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020

 

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Moving forward, the Mercer Island Reporter will capitalize Black when referring to the race, ethnicity and culture of Black people. It has long been the… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill Associates on Mercer Island.

Financial planning during these times of uncertainty

By Robert Toomey, Special to the Reporter Much of what we do as financial planners involves forward-looking assumptions. The assumptions encompass many areas: inflation, the… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2020
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill Associates on Mercer Island.
John Schreuder, MD FAAP, Mercer Island Pediatrics

Quarantine reflections from a Mercer Island physician

By John Schreuder, MD FAAP, Mercer Island Pediatrics I miss so many “normal” things right now. I miss seeing friends and family in person. I… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2020
John Schreuder, MD FAAP, Mercer Island Pediatrics

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

  • May 7, 2020

Update on Mercer Island Reporter changes

Community newspaper continues to provide news during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Apr 30, 2020

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

The true meaning of community | Guest editorial

LWTech president Dr. Amy Morrison reflects on how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the community together.

  • Apr 22, 2020

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted. Here’s what’s been happening on the Eastside.

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 30, 2020

City asks residents to do their part | GUEST OPINION

A guest opinion written by Mercer Island’s elected officials.

  • Mar 23, 2020

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is important for us to be there for others in our communities.

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

Letter to the Editor, March 4, 2020

Parks survey reminder

  • Mar 4, 2020