Katie Metzger

Election results show Acker, Wong, Upton leading contested races | Update

This post was updated at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16. This year’s contentious general election featured races for… Continue reading

Seattle’s income tax could serve as test case for other Washington cities

As the city of Mercer Island faces looming budget deficits and serious questions about its financial future, the city of Seattle is on its way… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber hears climate change statistics, fixes

Members of the local Mercer Island business community were informed at their Nov. 2 meeting that if they want to take action on climate change,… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s military families reflect on service, sacrifice

While the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans will be remembered and honored on Nov. 11, those have supported them every other day of the… Continue reading

Cornell says ‘no record’ of Mercer Island Council candidate’s degree; Langley continues search | Update

Update: This story originally posted on Nov. 1. It was updated at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Reporter’s print deadline, and again at… Continue reading

Convivial Cafe to open on Mercer Island

Mercer Islanders dream of a Town Center that is more lively, welcoming and befitting of its small town, “village” atmosphere. A new business coming to… Continue reading

Mercer Island shows off fall foliage | Eye on MI

The Reporter snapped this photo of a biker and changing and falling leaves near Mercer Island’s Aubrey Davis Park in late October. Submit your photos… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s annual Harvest Market returns in time for holiday shopping

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving shopping experience the whole family can enjoy, look no further than the Mercer Island Harvest Market, which will be… Continue reading

Group questions Mercer Island City Council candidate’s education credentials

This story was updated on at 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 1 to reflect continued conversations with Joy Langley and Cornell’s office of media relations. According… Continue reading

Renowned Dance for PD program comes to Mercer Island

For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the effort to initiate movement can be difficult, even “superhuman,” said Islander Marsha Karr. But she has found some… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council, School Board seek collaboration, input on financial challenges

The Mercer Island City Council and School Board of Directors held their annual joint meeting on Oct. 26, discussing their distinct budgeting issues while trying… Continue reading

Owner submits demolition permit for Mercer Island’s historic East Seattle School

A permit has been submitted for the demolition of the old East Seattle School, a fixture in the community since 1914. The building served as… Continue reading

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk

Despite the wet weather, a “gourd” time was had by all at Mercer Island’s second annual Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 21. Participants — mostly wearing… Continue reading

Mercer Island Marine Patrol helps capsized kayakers

Traffic was backed up on eastbound Interstate 90 between Mercer Island and Seattle after a canoe capsized along the south side of the bridge on… Continue reading

School Board, City Council candidates debate at Mercer Island Beach Club

After Mercer Island School Board candidates Deborah Schneider Lurie and Brian Giannini Upton described their similar beliefs in the importance of equity and diversity in… Continue reading

Mercer Islander becomes ‘pilgrim au pain’

Washington women welcome visitors to France with bread baking classes.

City of Mercer Island, MICA pause to explore all options for arts center

The city of Mercer Island requested that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) consider delaying the upcoming public hearing and accompanying legislative review process… Continue reading

Concurrency plan brings up questions on Mercer Island Town Center traffic

Parking in downtown Mercer Island has been a recurring topic at City Council meetings for years, but at last week’s meeting, some members called for… Continue reading

Mercer Islander interns with student leaders program

Last summer, Bank of America helped five students with investing – in their futures, that is. Mercer Island’s own Rachel Coskey, along with Seattle-area’s Grace… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Mercer Island’s 2nd annual Pumpkin Walk

Several Islanders are hard at work planning for the second annual Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk, set for 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 21. On that evening,… Continue reading