Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

East Seattle Elementary School reunites alumni

Over 150 East Seattle alumni gathered to honor their alma mater on June 9.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

PTA council awards contributors

Brunch was held last month.

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Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Mercer Island included a detailed map of where Verizon intends to install small cells throughout the city. Mercer Island / courtesy graphic

Mercer Island to see another wave of small cells

Verizon will take its turn in filling in the communication gaps on Mercer Island with small cells.

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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

MIHS Eagle Scout leads drive to collect eyeglasses for people in need

Daniel Hankes is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

Comcast honors Snoqualmie students

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

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Legendary Mariner meets a plethora of fans

Edgar Martinez visits Bellevue Barnes & Noble to promote his book.

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

Mercer Island resident Michael Magnussen has competed in all six of the marathon majors in the world since 2016. Magnussen clocked a time of 2:56.21 at the London Marathon in May. This past February, Magnussen finished with a time of 2:55.40 in the Tokyo Marathon. Photo courtesy of Theresa Magnussen

Running is a way of life for Magnussen

Hard work and determination pays dividends for avid Mercer Island runner.

Mercer Island Islanders sophomore Tegan Yuasa is currently the top-ranked male 55-kilogram athlete in the sport of Judo. Yuasa will compete at the Cadet World Championships, which will take place from Sept. 25-29 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of Mark Yuasa

Yuasa earns first place in the USA Judo Elite Senior National Championships

Mercer Island High School sophomore Tegan Yuasa captured first place in the 55-kilogram category at the USA Judo Elite Senior Continue reading...

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News
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 senior Matthew Capone, left, dribbles the ball up field while being guarded by Juanita sophomore Andrew Taylor in a game on April 11. Capone earned first-team all-3A KingCo honors as a midfielder during the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders athletes capture all-league honors

Bevy of Mercer Island soccer/baseball players garner recognition.

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The Mercer Island FC Maroon girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory against the PacNW Blue in the President’s Cup D2 championship contest May 12. Photo courtesy of Tom Hill

Maroon girls soccer team completes journey with a championship

Teamwork propels Maroon soccer team to third title in five seasons.

 

Life

Water safety and drowning prevention

Guidance for children and water as summer gets underway.

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Marketplace

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

Puget Sound countertop and backsplash experts will Transform your living spaces

 

Comcast Uniquely Positioned to Bridge Seattle’s Digital Divide

The City of Seattle Technology Access and Adoption study showed that more Seattle residents are connected to the internet than Continue reading...

 

Selling the family home: Helping seniors navigate the market and the move

Engel & Völkers agent’s expertise can help you transition to the next stage of life

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Finding 4/20: A historical primer from the 1970s to today

Seattle cannabis retailer hosts its annual celebration of this counterculture holiday April 20

 

Opinion

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

 

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

 

Northwest

Climbers rescued after days on Rainier

Several rescue attempts went awry, thanks to bad weather and flying conditions.

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Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change

“If we are in the travel business, we are contributing to the destruction of our environment,” he said.