Opinion

Alcohol has no place in public parks | Letter

Alcohol has no place in public parks | Letter

“Our treasured parks should never be treated and used like our neighborhood bars.”

  • Feb 2, 2018
Alcohol has no place in public parks | Letter
New food allergy prevention | On Health

New food allergy prevention | On Health

Allergenic foods should be introduced into a healthy infant’s diet before 1 year.

  • Feb 1, 2018
New food allergy prevention | On Health
How humans are changing the climate | Letter

How humans are changing the climate | Letter

“Civilized humanity has never seen a climate as severe as global warming.”

  • Feb 1, 2018
How humans are changing the climate | Letter
CCMIP should have place at the table | Letter

CCMIP should have place at the table | Letter

Co-chair of parks group says they should be involved if Mercerdale is discussed as MICA location.

  • Jan 31, 2018
CCMIP should have place at the table | Letter
Take action on climate change | Letter

Take action on climate change | Letter

Islander meets with state legislators and discusses a path to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

  • Jan 31, 2018
Take action on climate change | Letter
How can I help my student deal with classroom distractions? | YFS Advice

How can I help my student deal with classroom distractions? | YFS Advice

Advice on proactively helping your child to deal with certain situations.

How can I help my student deal with classroom distractions? | YFS Advice
Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter

Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter

Training “needs to be community wide, it should start in the schools and it should start early.”

  • Jan 26, 2018
Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter
‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

About 180 attended event planned by Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association and local police.

  • Jan 26, 2018
‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter
Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter

Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter

“Please vote yes on the levy to protect our schools, our community and our home values.”

  • Jan 25, 2018
Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter
What can parents do to address students’ anxiety after bomb threat? | YFS Advice

What can parents do to address students’ anxiety after bomb threat? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, For the first time ever, my son approached me and said he was afraid to go to school. We are having a hard… Continue reading

What can parents do to address students’ anxiety after bomb threat? | YFS Advice
Vitamin D: A little drop of sunshine | On Health

Vitamin D: A little drop of sunshine | On Health

Doctor at Mercer Island Pediatrics explains the benefits of vitamin D.

  • Jan 18, 2018
Vitamin D: A little drop of sunshine | On Health
Goodbye Sequoia tree | Letter

Goodbye Sequoia tree | Letter

“It took 100 years for this majestic creature to grow, and took only 15 minutes to cut it down.”

  • Jan 18, 2018
Goodbye Sequoia tree | Letter
Mercer Island High School alums support levy | Letter

Mercer Island High School alums support levy | Letter

The levy provides for approximately 20 percent of the year-to-year budget for the next four years.

  • Jan 17, 2018
Mercer Island High School alums support levy | Letter
Youth and Family Services is here for everyone | Island Forum

Youth and Family Services is here for everyone | Island Forum

Join MIYFS for its annual breakfast on Feb. 7 to celebrate 16 years of giving from the heart.

  • Jan 17, 2018
Youth and Family Services is here for everyone | Island Forum
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter
For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

What’s in a name? | On Faith

What’s in a name? | On Faith

Pastor Greg writes about the teachings of Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jan 11, 2018
What’s in a name? | On Faith
Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter

Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter

On behalf of students, PTA presidents encourage Island voters to support the school levy.

  • Jan 9, 2018
Vote yes for Mercer Island school levy | Letter
Redneck antonyms | Letter

Redneck antonyms | Letter

Mercer Islanders continue dialogue on recent Alabama Senate election.

  • Jan 9, 2018
Redneck antonyms | Letter