Neighbors question impacts of ‘private community facilities’ on Mercer Island

City hopes to address concerns with multi-phase process.

Race for King County prosecutor heats up at forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system.

The Eastside Lions varsity rugby squad (pictured) earned third place at Nationals in Kansas City this past May. Photo courtesy of Hugh Gladner

Eastside Lions rugby club is thriving on the Eastside

Lions varsity squad earns third place at nationals.

Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality across region

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency urges people to take precautions.

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Mercer Island police, neighbors unite for National Night Out

The city of Mercer Island hosted the city’s 10th annual National Night Out on Aug. 7. This year marked the… Continue reading

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Professional organizers write guide to ‘declutter and thrive’

Denise Allan and Vlasta Hillger of Simplify Experts collaborate to help others get organized.

Meet Crisis Connections: The Real Connection between Seattle’s Crisis Clinic and the Community

Stress – many of us are all too familiar with this word. Everyone experiences stress. However, sometimes, what seems like… Continue reading

Mercer Island School District welcomes new administrators

There will be new leadership at the high school, two elementary schools and in the district office.

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Gordon Gibson, left, pictured with his father Graeme, right, will compete at a professional jiu jitsu competition titled, Fight2Win on Sept. 14 at the Seattle Center. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Gibson will compete in professional jiu jitsu event

Mercer Island middle schooler Gordon Gibson is thriving in the sport of jiu jitsu.

City launches new public engagement platform

The City’s Planning Commission is currently reviewing 15 proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The amendments under consideration include adopting Continue reading...

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Supply and demand will determine future home values

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

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

Thunder Sports Network takes the sports world by storm

Rich Hallstrom and Chris Brown co-authored Thunder Sports Network, but it’s friendship that counts.

 

Cecilia Sommerfield, left, and Emily Guedel, right, competed at the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics from July 26-29 in San Jose, California. Sommerfield and Guedel will be freshman during the 2018-19 school year at Mercer Island High School. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Competing against top-caliber competition in California

Mercer Island athletes compete in water polo Junior Olympics.

 

Life

Volunteers help Lakeridge’s community garden with summer harvest

Food grown in the garden will be donated to the MIYFS Food Pantry.

 

Marketplace

Are Seattle Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Are Seattle & Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

Opinion

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

Journalists are being tossed into the anti-media waters being chummed by the president and others.

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