Opinion

MICA: a future home for the arts | Letter

“Engaging children in dance, music and theater is a positive way for a lot of children to have fun.”

  • Feb 7, 2018

The growing e-bike trend and what to be aware of | Bike Safety Q&A

Mercer Island’s Neighbors in Motion group shares the latest cycling news.

  • Feb 6, 2018
Older adults also have a higher risk of developing more serious age-related eye conditions that can potentially lead to vision loss. Courtesy photo

Glaucoma awareness: What you should know about age-related eye conditions

Glaucoma occurs when increased pressure from fluid buildup damages the optic nerve.

  • Feb 3, 2018
Older adults also have a higher risk of developing more serious age-related eye conditions that can potentially lead to vision loss. Courtesy photo

Message from new KCLS director | Book Nook

Lisa Rosenblum writes about the library system’s facilities and focus.

  • Feb 2, 2018

Alcohol has no place in public parks | Letter

“Our treasured parks should never be treated and used like our neighborhood bars.”

  • Feb 2, 2018

New food allergy prevention | On Health

Allergenic foods should be introduced into a healthy infant’s diet before 1 year.

  • Feb 1, 2018

How humans are changing the climate | Letter

“Civilized humanity has never seen a climate as severe as global warming.”

  • Feb 1, 2018

CCMIP should have place at the table | Letter

Co-chair of parks group says they should be involved if Mercerdale is discussed as MICA location.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Take action on climate change | Letter

Islander meets with state legislators and discusses a path to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

  • Jan 31, 2018

How can I help my student deal with classroom distractions? | YFS Advice

Advice on proactively helping your child to deal with certain situations.

Let’s talk about sex — and consent | Letter

Training “needs to be community wide, it should start in the schools and it should start early.”

  • Jan 26, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

About 180 attended event planned by Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association and local police.

  • Jan 26, 2018

Yes on school levy is important for Mercer Island | Letter

“Please vote yes on the levy to protect our schools, our community and our home values.”

  • Jan 25, 2018

What can parents do to address students’ anxiety after bomb threat? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, For the first time ever, my son approached me and said he was afraid to go to school. We are having a hard… Continue reading

Vitamin D: A little drop of sunshine | On Health

Doctor at Mercer Island Pediatrics explains the benefits of vitamin D.

  • Jan 18, 2018

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

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

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
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

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.