Opinion

Scientists provide detailed, grim view of our future climate

The report with an unwieldy name, “IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report,” is something everyone should take the time to read.

  • Nov 24, 2008
“Leave it.”

“Leave it.”

Norman Sadis

  • Nov 24, 2008
“Leave it.”
“I’m for open space.”

“I’m for open space.”

Helen Horrington

  • Nov 24, 2008
“I’m for open space.”
“Leave it alone.”

“Leave it alone.”

Katrina Brooks

  • Nov 24, 2008
“Leave it alone.”
“High density housing so MI public employees can afford to live here.”
“High density housing so MI public employees can afford to live here.”
“I’d go for open space.”

“I’d go for open space.”

Jack Boyd

  • Nov 24, 2008
“I’d go for open space.”
“I always say leave things as open space.”
“I always say leave things as open space.”

Thanks to Roberto’s, congratulations to Tatters

The fire last Tuesday evening at Ellsworth House, an apartment building for low-income seniors, could have been much worse. But Mercer Island firefighters were ready. The crew that responded to the scene knew all about the structure and its residents. As a result, they called for extra help to ensure that the residents would be safe and the building could be saved. Fire units from Bellevue and Seattle responded to the scene along with extra aid cars and ambulance units. Two Metro buses were called so that the residents who evacuated could be out of the cold.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Trying times

One of our beloved Island institutions, Youth Theatre Northwest, is coping with the arrest of its most public face — its now-former director. The charges against him are extremely serious.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Endangered Elephants, Democrats and the Eastside

Craig Groshart
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008

At last, a voice for Mercer Island seniors

The first but long-anticipated meeting of the Senior Commission, an event of importance to every older adult on Mercer Island, took place on Oct. 18. With input from the community, it will make recommendations to the City Council, which can greatly enhance the lives of 30.4 percent of the Island’s population. The emphasis on the previous sentence is “with input from the community.”

  • Nov 24, 2008

Island Forum: Port in a storm

OK, voters, give yourself a pat on the back.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Mercer Island is not just special, it is unique

People often say that Mercer Island and its residents are “special.” Sometimes the word is used in a sarcastic manner to suggest that we think too highly of ourselves. Personally, I don’t take offense at being characterized as special, but I do prefer a different word to describe our Island city, and that word is “unique.” As incoming Mercer Island Chamber president, I believe it is important to recognize the unique characteristics of our city and to foster and preserve those qualities that we hold dear.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Zones of misunderstanding

Everyone, it seems, holds the opinion that parking in the Town Center is scarce. A story in today’s Reporter about parking issues reiterates that view and adds a new twist in the on-going confusion about who is allowed to park where and when in the Town Center.

  • Nov 24, 2008

2008 Legislative session: Just 60 days to focus on fundamentals

Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008

No place to stay

The Travelodge was nothing much to look at. It was a throwback to another day, a film noir set piece in an Indie movie — a slice of America from a bygone age. When it finally met its end by being torn down last week, no one took much notice.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Emergency water is a necessity, not a luxury

Rob Sexton and David Laub
Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008