Opinion

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
Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter

Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter

An idea for tolling I-90 that doesn’t penalize Mercer Island residents.

  • Jan 5, 2018
Solution to increased Interstate 90 traffic | Letter
Response to ‘Indispensable women of Alabama’ | Letter

Response to ‘Indispensable women of Alabama’ | Letter

Islander responds to a letter to the editor about the recent election of Doug Jones.

  • Jan 3, 2018
Response to ‘Indispensable women of Alabama’ | Letter
James Whitfield

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

Leadership Eastside CEO offers reflections, action steps for community.

  • Jan 1, 2018
James Whitfield
Mercer Island bomb scare incites legislation against hate crimes | Guest Column

Mercer Island bomb scare incites legislation against hate crimes | Guest Column

House of Representatives passes bill that would consider threat against religious groups a hate crime.

  • Dec 29, 2017
Mercer Island bomb scare incites legislation against hate crimes | Guest Column
Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook

Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook

The final column of KCLS’s interim director, Stephen A. Smith.

  • Dec 29, 2017
Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook
Is Mercer Island a welcoming place for minorities? | YFS Advice

Is Mercer Island a welcoming place for minorities? | YFS Advice

The community is “aware of its reputation and taking steps to become more welcoming and inclusive.”

  • Dec 26, 2017
Is Mercer Island a welcoming place for minorities? | YFS Advice
Mercer Island School Board keeps promise | Island Forum

Mercer Island School Board keeps promise | Island Forum

The voters of Mercer Island supported with 74 percent approval a $98.8 million bond proposition in February 2014 to relieve overcrowding in Mercer Island schools.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017
Mercer Island School Board keeps promise | Island Forum
Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter

Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter

“The Alabama election is over. Let’s unleash our women to address larger problems.”

  • Dec 20, 2017
Indispensable women of Alabama | Letter
The day Mr. Potter went to church | On Faith

The day Mr. Potter went to church | On Faith

Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos encourages people with different perspectives to find a common purpose.

  • Dec 20, 2017
The day Mr. Potter went to church | On Faith
Elected leaders gear up to sue lawmakers

Elected leaders gear up to sue lawmakers

Counties have expressed concern with the passage of unfunded or underfunded mandates.

Elected leaders gear up to sue lawmakers
How real is seasonal affective disorder? | YFS Advice

How real is seasonal affective disorder? | YFS Advice

Youth and Family Services expert shares symptoms, treatments for SAD.

  • Dec 14, 2017
How real is seasonal affective disorder? | YFS Advice