Covenant Shores residents Lois Lawson and Bert Pound both turn 100 on Sept. 28. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos -

Two Mercer Islanders celebrate 100th birthdays

  • Sep 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:49PM

After celebrating his 98th and 99th birthdays in style at Covenant Shores, Islander Bert Pound has been anticipating his centennial celebration for a while. But this year, he's sharing festivities with another resident, Lois Lawson, who happens to have the exact same birthday.


Disappointed at Reporter’s endorsement of Litzow | Letter

  • Today at 12:30PM

I was disappointed to see the Reporter's recent endorsement of Steve Litzow. While acknowledging Democrat Lisa Wellman's strong qualifications, the Reporter chose Litzow primarily because they believe his seniority serves our district well. I disagree.

Mercer Island School District, King County Library System partner to increase access to online resources

  • Today at 12:03PM

The Mercer Island School District and the King County Library System (KCLS) have formed a new partnership in an effort to increase student access to online resources.

Mercer Island City Council establishes timeline for residential development code review

  • Today at 11:00AM

Though initially dissatisfied with the lengthy process outlined to review Mercer Island's residential development standards, the City Council ultimately decided to stick with the staff-recommended timeline, aiming to listen to extensive public input and adopt code changes by July 2017.

Mercer Island to identify alternatives for I-90 mobility

  • Today at 10:30AM

Mercer Island reached a "negotiation breakthrough" on Interstate 90 access, according to a Sept. 26 city news release announcing a "renewed commitment to partnership and collaboration amongst the parties engaged in I-90 mobility talks, including Mercer Island, Sound Transit and WSDOT [Washington State Department of Transportation]."

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