Opinion

Darling and Judge for City Council

Candidates for City Council, Maureen Judge and Patti Darling, will bring a fresh perspective to Council deliberations regarding regional needs and Island values.

  • Nov 24, 2008

MISF + PTA funds = better Island schools

Ellie Gittleman
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008

Vote YES on Prop. 1

As you wait patiently for your morning coffee at your local cafe, consider this.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Island gym space is truly inadequate

Christa Lilly
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008

Soldier stories

Sixty years ago, two soldiers came home from war. We tell part of their stories in this issue.The men were two of the many thousands who were shipped off to war as young men, many still teenagers. They put their young lives on hold, leaving home and family to go into a great unknown — their destiny in the hands of others.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Important to reach out beyond the Island

Susie Tull and Carrie George
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008

Pool vote unwise

It is hard to find the logic in the 4-3 decision by the City Council to cut $20,000 from the $100,000 it pays annually to Northwest Center (NWC) to operate Mary Wayte pool. But it is easy to find contradiction.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Thanks for giving

It is time to give thanks for our community of caring.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Pool vote: A letter to the City Council

What a shock to read about Monday night’s City Council meeting! I am outraged by the motion made by El Jahncke and the subsequent votes cast by Council members Steve Litzow, Sven Goldmanis, Jahncke and Jim Pearman to reduce support funds for the Mary Wayte Pool. I appreciate the wise words of opposition by Dan Grausz and the wonderful editorial that appeared in the Mercer Island Reporter on Nov. 14, “Pool Vote Unwise.”

  • Nov 24, 2008

Prop. 1: Where do we go from here?

Rep. Judy Clibborn and Rep. Fred Jarrett
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008
“I have no idea — usually about $20 per person, from catalogs.”
“I have no idea — usually about $20 per person, from catalogs.”
“$300 to $400 in gift certificates.”

“$300 to $400 in gift certificates.”

Katie Barokas

  • Nov 24, 2008
“$300 to $400 in gift certificates.”
“Not that much; I’ll spend it locally.”
“Not that much; I’ll spend it locally.”
“Not too much; less than $100 per person. I’d make my own gifts, but no one would take [them].”
“Not too much; less than $100 per person. I’d make my own gifts, but no one would take [them].”
“$50. Target.”

“$50. Target.”

Nick Umlauf

  • Nov 24, 2008
“$50. Target.”
“Not more than a couple $100. REI, Third Place Books.”
“Not more than a couple $100. REI, Third Place Books.”

Invisible man

The death of a 61-year-old man this week by suicide just before his eviction from his apartment in the Shorewood Heights apartments is a terrible tragedy. It is our policy not to report on suicides, but we felt the circumstances in this case should be made known to the community.

  • Nov 24, 2008

SV Partners help agencies big and small

Paul Shoemaker
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008