Opinion

Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career

Eastside journalist moves on after six years in field.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Are students vaping in Mercer Island High School bathrooms?

Dear YFS – My daughter is a senior at the high school. I hear rumors that students vape in the bathrooms and that nothing is… Continue reading

Six year old Laura Drake, who is so passionate about plants that she named her rescue cats Daisy and Daffodil, has been training as a Junior Naturalist in the Native Garden.

Tour of Native Garden led by junior naturalist tomorrow

Laura Drake’s first tour is April 28, during the Washington Native Plant Society native plant sale in Mercerdale Park.

  • Apr 27, 2018
Six year old Laura Drake, who is so passionate about plants that she named her rescue cats Daisy and Daffodil, has been training as a Junior Naturalist in the Native Garden.

NIM tackling Mercer Way shoulder paving, biking safety and more | Neighbors in Motion

Editor’s note: This is the fifth of an occasional article written by Neighbors in Motion (NIM), a Mercer Island organization dedicated to improving and increasing… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

E-cigarettes try to hook another generation | On Health

E-cigarette devices mimic conventional cigarette use and help normalize smoking behaviors.

Speak up to help silent sufferers of domestic violence | Guest Column

Leveraging the heightened awareness sparked by the #metoo movement.

  • Apr 3, 2018

When God had the last laugh | On Faith

For Christians around the globe, this week is the culmination of a six-week journey called Lent. It commenced on Ash Wednesday with ashes in the… Continue reading

Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers

U.S. tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs for newspapers with little benefit for U.S. mills.

  • Mar 28, 2018

A March Madness meditation | On Faith

Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos reflects on basketball, marriage and faith.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Pacifiers, thumbs and lovies: When to worry | On Health

Mercer Island-based Dr. Elizabeth Evans and Dr. Kara McCulloch share their thoughts.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Mercer Island Reporter joins forces with Eastside papers to serve you better

You may have noticed a new style in this week’s Reporter. A sleek black masthead and even a few new elements. But now that you’ve… Continue reading

Pro-inflammatory foods may increase colon cancer risk | My Turn

Doctor proud to support the MI Half Marathon, which raises awareness for colon cancer prevention.

  • Mar 15, 2018

How do you tackle anxiety? | YFS Advice

Cindy Goodwin explains how to help with “pressure, parental criticism and overly high expectations.”

  • Mar 15, 2018

Success of school breakfast programs will benefit all | My Turn

Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) writes about the expansion of Breakfast after the Bell.

  • Mar 14, 2018

Mercer Island’s ‘fix’ for preventing school shootings | Island Forum

MI’s superintendent, police chief and social services director discuss their collaborative efforts.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Story should include MICA’s commitment to weighing other sites | Letter

“Mercerdale Park is ‘off the table’ as a site for the ‘foreseeable’ future.”

  • Mar 7, 2018

Vast majority of Islanders support MICA | Letter

“Islanders took sides over MICA’s desire of having a building in Mercerdale Park, not MICA itself.”

  • Mar 7, 2018

Remembering Billy: More than memorabilia | On Faith

Memorabilia collection of the late famous preacher Billy Graham on display.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Help Mercer Island group get Puerto Rico band to Rose Parade | My Turn

Hurricane jeopardizes Puerto Rican band’s participation in monumental event.

  • Feb 28, 2018