Kids line up to enter the remodeled Mercer Island Library after a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 23.  - Katie Metzger/Staff Photo

Mercer Island Library reopens after two month closure

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 9:12AM

New KCLS director Gary Wasdin wanted to make sure the library design reflected the desires of the community.

Seafair Weekend is Aug. 5-7 | Plan ahead for I-90 closures during Blue Angels shows

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00AM

The 67th annual Seafair festival kicked off June 15 at Westlake Park, and culminates next weekend with the return of the popular U.S. Navy Blue Angels.


Thank you for supporting Youth Theatre Northwest | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community Fund for their generous support of the first production in our 33rd season, "Glinda of Oz."

Break-in attempted while children home alone | Sammamish Blotter July 15 - July 24

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:11PM

The blotter consists of Sammamish police officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in the city. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Thumbs down to editorial disrespect of democracy | Letter

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 2:00PM

I was shocked and dismayed by the tone and substance of the negative judgments made in the July 20 Mercer Island Reporter editorial. Especially disheartening was the "thumbs down" logo superimposed on the stars and stripes, symbols ofour democracy. In a democracy, citizens have certain inalienable rights, among them freedom of speech and the right tovote. It is our privilege, and our responsibility, to exercise these rights. And it is disgraceful that a reputable paper wouldcome out objecting to citizens who are simply exercising their rights.

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