Opinion

Choosing the best child care and early learning experiences for your child | On Health

Choosing the best child care and early learning experiences for your child | On Health

Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are the key to successful, resilient children. This is especially true in the first 1,000 days of a baby’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017
Choosing the best child care and early learning experiences for your child | On Health
Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters

Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters

Acker is a stellar candidate Islanders, this November we have another chance, a “no-brainer” choice. Let’s elect stellar candidate Tom Acker to the City Council.… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017
Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters
Islanders express support for Joy Langley | Letters

Islanders express support for Joy Langley | Letters

Joy is ready to grapple complex Island issues I am writing to let you know why I support Joy Langley for Mercer Island City Council… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017
Islanders express support for Joy Langley | Letters
Coen a positive change for council | Letter

Coen a positive change for council | Letter

Each year, the monetary strain on Mercer Island residents increases, whether it be in our property tax, utility rates/taxes, or cries for special levies to… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017
Coen a positive change for council | Letter
Betsy DeVos, the 11th secretary of the Department of Education. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Department of Education secretary coming to Bellevue | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

Betsy DeVos, the 11th secretary of the Department of Education. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Langley passionate about Island | Letter

Langley passionate about Island | Letter

As a long-time Mercer Island resident and former mayor, I have seen a lot of council members come and go. I know how critical it… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017
Langley passionate about Island | Letter
Acker: A proven advocate for Mercer Island | Letter

Acker: A proven advocate for Mercer Island | Letter

I have worked alongside many smart, dedicated volunteers in my 12 years on Mercer Island. Tom Acker stands out. He has shown a deep commitment… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017
Acker: A proven advocate for Mercer Island | Letter
End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Editorial

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Editorial

Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 education… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017
End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Editorial
Hate is unwelcome on Mercer Island | Editorial

Hate is unwelcome on Mercer Island | Editorial

Earlier this month, the Mercer Island City Council voted to send a letter to the community speaking out against hate groups and defending fundamental rights.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017
Hate is unwelcome on Mercer Island | Editorial
Islanders invited to participate in community forum | On History

Islanders invited to participate in community forum | On History

In 1969, Mercer Island High School student Bob Liberty founded The Committee to Save the Earth (CSE). “The very first recycling event consisted of picking… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017
Islanders invited to participate in community forum | On History
Value of a cultural community | On Arts

Value of a cultural community | On Arts

By Elliot Newman Special to the Reporter Forty-six years ago I visited Seattle on a business trip. It was not hard to fall in love… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017
Value of a cultural community | On Arts
Langley listens | Letter

Langley listens | Letter

Joy Langley possesses that special quality that will make her a terrific City Council member: she listens before supporting a position or making a decision.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017
Langley listens | Letter
Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter

Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter

In November, Mercer Island will face another City Council election. It is our hope that members of the community research the issues and evaluate each… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017
Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter
Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

The following is an open letter in response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island’s Aug. 29 letter: Dear Mayor Bruce Bassett et al, If what… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017
Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter
MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017
MICA would provide home for arts | Letter
Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017
Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter
New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column

New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column

This week we celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Center at Overlake Medical Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It is frightening and consumes… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017
New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column
How can I minimize risk of teen suicide? | YFS Advice

How can I minimize risk of teen suicide? | YFS Advice

By Cindy Goodwin Dear YFS With so much attention on shows like “13 Reasons Why” that glamorize teen suicide, it seems that all parents should… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017
How can I minimize risk of teen suicide? | YFS Advice
God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer | On Faith

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer | On Faith

God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer

  • Sep 11, 2017
God, bless America (revisited): A Patriot Day prayer | On Faith
Mercer Island has history of saving parkland | Island Forum

Mercer Island has history of saving parkland | Island Forum

Many Islanders will remember when Pioneer Park was under threat of being turned into a golf course — not once but twice (1969 and 1990).… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2017
Mercer Island has history of saving parkland | Island Forum