State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

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First key to the city goes to Clibborn

Mercer Island celebrated the retirement of longtime legislator, transportation leader Judy Clibborn.

(Left to right) Julie Hamp, Andy Hamp, Sue Hamp and Sue Anderson provide musical entertainment at the 2017 Firehouse Munch. This year, the Barrelhouse Gang will offer New Orleans-style swing jazz. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island brings diverse holidays to Firehouse Munch

The annual Firehouse Munch will take place after the city’s Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 7.

Mercer Island City Council passes scaled back budget

The city manager was instructed to look for an additional $1.2 million in cuts.

Mercer Island arts roundup: First Friday, Holiday Show and more

Islanders can view art at the Community Center, downtown galleries and Barrels Wine Bar.

OPINION: The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Sky’s the limit with this lakefront getaway property

Engel & Völkers Seattle partner with pioneer Lake McMurray family to offer stunning acreage

Mercer Island City Council, October 2018.

Mercer Island City Council vacancy attracts 12 applicants

Interviews for the position will be held on Dec. 6.

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Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer James Richardson (pictured) captured first place in the 100 fly and 100 back at the Class 3A state swim and dive meet during his junior season. Richardson wants to lead his team to a Class 3A state championship in February of 2019 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson

Richardson is a rising star in the pool

Mercer Island senior is striving to lead his team to a state title.

Perfection in dual meets was attained during the 2017 season for the Islanders boys swim team in KingCo contests in the pool.
                                The Islanders picked up where they left off last season, cruising to a 105-55 win in the season opener against the Bellevue Wolverines on Nov. 29. The Islanders swim program has now won eight consecutive KingCo dual swim meets since the 2017-18 season. Mercer Island has a wealth of experience returning to the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season. Alex Edwards, Daniel Gao, Jake Headrick, Evan Hill, Gabriel Neale, John Novak, Collin Rallston, James Richardson, Killian Riley, Nate Robinson, Ethan Schwartz and Kieran Watson were all on the varsity roster last season and return this year. Islanders athletes capturing first place against Bellevue in their respective events consisted of Justin Robinson (500 free, 50 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay), Schwartz (100 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 100 back), Rallston (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 200 IM), Riley (200 free relay, 400 free relay), Carter Whipple (200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Connor Hanson (200 free relay) and John Novak (400 free relay). Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson

Islanders conquer rival in the pool

Mercer Island swim team defeats Bellevue in season opener.

  • 7 days ago
Mercer Island Islanders seniors Stew Vassau, left, and Donnie Howard, right, signed their letters of committment on Nov. 19 to continue their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. Vassau will play lacrosse for the University of Utah and Howard will continue his lacrosse career at Boston University. Mercer Island boys lacrosse head coach Ian O’Hearn, center, is pictured with his two collegiate bound players. Photo courtesy of Don Howard

Howard, Vassau sign on the dotted line

Mercer Island Islanders seniors Stew Vassau, left, and Donnie Howard, right, signed their letters of committment on Nov. 19 to Continue reading...

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News

Victim scares car prowlers off | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Nov. 12 through 18.

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The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

 

Bulletin Board

Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

Jessi Bon, an Island resident who led the parks department in Sammamish, will start on Aug. 1.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT highlights its strategic direction in this edition of the agency’s quarterly Continue reading...

 

Sports
Mercer Island Islanders senior guard/co-captain Will Lee (pictured) said the goal for his squad this season is to win the 2A/3A KingCo Division and clinch a berth in the Class 3A state tournament in March of 2019 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Islanders are confident on the hardwood

Mercer Island boys basketball team is looking to take the next step.

 

Mercer Island Islanders senior girls basketball player Angelina Barokas (pictured) dove for a loose ball against Bellevue in a game during the 2017-18 season. Barokas, who was a member of the Class 3A state championship squad two years ago as a sophomore, is determined to lead her team back to the Class 3A state tournament this March. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Mercer Island girls hoops team has high expectations

Dennis Black is in first season leading the Islanders program.

 

Marketplace

Crossroads celebrates the giving season with community

Bellevue center launches month of special events and opportunities to give back

 

Boosting community on Mercer Island can be THIS easy!

Mercer Island Community Fund grants support Island events and programs

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Here’s a twist on the usual holiday party: Are you up for the challenge?

These games put the fun in friendly competition!

 

Not everyone feels celebratory at the holidays. Remember, it’s okay to take some time and space for yourself, or to ask for help.

Are the Holidays too Much? Tips to Manage Stress this Holiday Season

Leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice is in the air and little lights are going up, marking the beginning of Continue reading...

 

Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.