Planes flying in from the North often cross over Mercer Island or Lake Washington before landing. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Increased air traffic and aviation demands disturb Island residents

Renton Municipal Airport could see future expansions.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

Eastside business booms with summer options

Locals can visit numerous new developments this summer, all within Eastside communities.

Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events in Mercer Island and beyond

Community calendar

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Sister Cities Association recognizes students

The Board of the Mercer Island Sister City Association has announced three Mercer Island High School 2019 graduating seniors as… Continue reading

The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts celebrates its members and volunteers

An End of The Year ceremony was held on June 9.

Apps for When You’re Hungry and in a Hurry

There’s nothing worse than being hungry and pressed for time at the airport. Our last apps blog post featured a… Continue reading

Arabella Chapman earned the top spot on the podium in the 55-pound weight class at the 2019 Women’s National Championships and World Team trials. Photo courtesy of Connie Chapman

Chapman earns a gold medal on the wrestling mat

Northwood Elementary School student dominates opponents.

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Mercer Island quarterback Clay Dippold completes a set of reps on the squat rack in the weight room on June 14. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Seasoned signal caller leads Islanders

Field general Clay Dippold is stoked for his senior season.

Coffee with the editor, July 11

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Convivial Cafe.

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Get ACTIVE, stay HEALTHY, have FUN with Issaquah Sports Medicine Combine

Free July 13 event welcomes the community to Lake Sammamish State Park

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...

 

Life

Class of ‘74 celebrating 45th on Aug. 9-11

Events planned throughout the weekend.

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Marketplace

How Sea-Tac Airport Helps You Plan for Summer Travel

The summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day form the busiest travel season at Sea-Tac Airport, where 70,000 daily Continue reading...

 

Pedal power: Expand your cycling horizons on an e-bike!

If you’re intrigued with the idea of adding an e-bike to your fitness, commuting or recreation routine, you want to Continue reading...

 

Comcast honors Snoqualmie students

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards $95,000 in scholarships to Washington students

 

5 reasons to reface, not replace: Learn to love your kitchen again

Puget Sound countertop and backsplash experts will Transform your living spaces

 

Opinion

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race