Opinion

Curtain call for departing Youth Theatre Northwest director

Curtain call for departing Youth Theatre Northwest director

Manny Cawaling was the executive director at YTN for 10 years, in a time of growth and change.

  • Sep 13, 2018
Curtain call for departing Youth Theatre Northwest director
Stewards of the environment

Stewards of the environment

“We must act locally… Fortunately, we have a number of opportunities at hand.”

  • Aug 31, 2018
Stewards of the environment
Who to vote for?

Who to vote for?

“[Adam] Smith or [Sarah] Smith?”

  • Aug 30, 2018
Who to vote for?
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

Deputy Mayor “very troubled by signs that went up over the Island this weekend” regarding levy.

  • Aug 29, 2018
Sign of the times
Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith

Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith

The inhabitants of the White House aren’t the only ones on God’s radar.

Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith
The default in our own stories | Editorial

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

The default in our own stories | Editorial
No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

Journalists are being tossed into the anti-media waters being chummed by the president and others.

  • Aug 14, 2018
No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial
Vote no on levy lid lift | Letter

Vote no on levy lid lift | Letter

Until our city government demonstrates fiscal responsibility and accountability, please vote “no.”

  • Aug 7, 2018
Vote no on levy lid lift | Letter
Betsy Zuber

How seniors can avoid being scammed | Guest Column

Hang up immediately, get caller ID, or get more information.

  • Aug 7, 2018
Betsy Zuber
Cindy Goodwin

How should I cope with my child’s sudden bedtime anxiety? | YFS Advice

At the end of the day someone is sleeping on the floor and obviously this isn’t sustainable.

Cindy Goodwin
Mercer Island should stop squeezing more out of taxpayers | Letter

Mercer Island should stop squeezing more out of taxpayers | Letter

We shouldn’t be comparing our city to other cities that are more profligate than us.

  • Aug 6, 2018
Mercer Island should stop squeezing more out of taxpayers | Letter
Support for My-Linh Thai | Letter

Support for My-Linh Thai | Letter

We are writing to share our support for My-Linh Thai, 41st LD, Position No. 2.

  • Aug 3, 2018
Support for My-Linh Thai | Letter
Send a message with no vote on tax increase | Letter

Send a message with no vote on tax increase | Letter

A significant and increasing portion of my living expenses are taxes.

  • Aug 3, 2018
Send a message with no vote on tax increase | Letter
Let’s hear it for liberty | On Faith

Let’s hear it for liberty | On Faith

But not all fireworks are limited to displays after dark.

  • Jul 10, 2018
Let’s hear it for liberty | On Faith
Pak headshot

Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

Pak headshot
State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020
How to prepare for a disaster on Mercer Island | Guest Column

How to prepare for a disaster on Mercer Island | Guest Column

A few years ago, I took over as medical lead for Mercer Island’s volunteer Emergency Management Program. This is a large group of individuals, led… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018
How to prepare for a disaster on Mercer Island | Guest Column
My father was a failure | On Faith

My father was a failure | On Faith

The things my dad did and didn’t do.

  • Jun 18, 2018
My father was a failure | On Faith

Mercer Island schools reflect excellence, aspiration and community values | Island Forum

Local family inspires community to give what they can.

  • Jun 15, 2018
Allison Apfelbaum

How to eat healthy on the go | On Health

In our busy lives it can be so very hard to make good choices when it comes to eating. We live in an environment of… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018
Allison Apfelbaum