Katie Metzger

Joy Langley announces campaign for Mercer Island City Council

Citing a need to work in collaboration with regional regulators and decision makers on behalf of all Islanders, Joy Langley, government affairs manager for Expedia,… Continue reading

Mercer Island to update sewer plan, stormwater code | City briefs

Council votes down parking app proposal In an attempt to solve the city’s “last mile problem” and help residents better access transit, the Washington Business… Continue reading

New Mercer Island city manager takes Fire Ops 101

After going through Fire Ops 101, Mercer Island City Manager Julie Underwood said she has “a whole new appreciation for firefighters.” Mercer Island Fire Department… Continue reading

Breakfast of Champions seeks support for Mercer Island schools

The annual Breakfast of Champions supporting Mercer Island schools is just a few weeks away, and this year, there’s a greater need for the community… Continue reading

Mercer Island families learn about sustainability at Leap for Green fair

This year’s Leap for Green sustainability fair in Mercer Island had everything from one-week old lambs to music performed by a band of Mercer Island… Continue reading

Longtime Councilmember Dan Grausz announces he will not run for re-election

After 18 years of service on the Mercer Island City Council, including four as deputy mayor, Dan Grausz announced that he will not run for… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s First Thursday Art and Wine to celebrate first anniversary of SZ Gallery

Suzanne Zahr, Mercer Island architect and general contractor, invites the community to celebrate the one year (paper) anniversary of her design/build firm and art gallery… Continue reading

Mercer Island begins review of residential code draft

After months of discussion about gross floor area, tree retention, impervious surface and property values, the Mercer Island Planning Commission is preparing its recommendations on… Continue reading

I-90 lawsuit hearings set for April as East Link sees cost overruns

At the March 20 Mercer Island City Council meeting, City Manager Julie Underwood delivered an update on the city’s litigation regarding light rail mitigation and… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council looks to bridge budget gaps by closing criminal justice fund

Through what one council member called “extracurricular legal research,” Mercer Island found a way to reduce its projected budget deficits for the next biennium. Councilmember… Continue reading

Mercer Island ends suspension of Sound Transit shoreline permit

On March 17, the city of Mercer Island withdrew the suspension of the shoreline substantial development permit issued to Sound Transit for its East Link… Continue reading

Mercer Island seniors get savvy about scams

When Covenant Shores resident Ann-Mari got a distressing call from her granddaughter, who said she was stuck in a foreign country and needed money quickly,… Continue reading

Mercer Island explores relationship between arts and parks

Update: The Mercer Island City Council voted 4-3 to keep the Parks and Recreation Department name as is at its March 20 meeting. Wanting to… Continue reading

Sound Transit’s challenge to Mercer Island lawsuit gets second hearing

Update: The city ended the suspension of the shoreline permit on March 17. A week after the Mercer Island City Council held its public hearings… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates changing of the guard

More than 70 members of the Mercer Island business community attended a reception Thursday to send off retiring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Moreman… Continue reading

Local author to share inspirational story at Island Books

Nine years ago, after being rendered quadriplegic from a bicycling accident, Islander James Osborne couldn’t touch his fingertips together. Now, he can walk (carefully), exercise,… Continue reading

Chamber changes | Mercer Island community is invited to Thursday reception

At the March 2 Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce meeting, board members Emmett Maloof and Ralph Swanson announced that the chamber would be making a… Continue reading

Jewish community on high alert after bomb threats

Mercer Island’s JCC was one of 23 targeted last Monday.

Mercer Island firefighters to climb up Columbia Center for cancer research

Ten Mercer Island firefighters are participating in the 26th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 12, ascending 69 flights of stairs (1,356 steps) in the… Continue reading

City identifies alternative funding opportunities in Island Crest Park

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council heard about options for enhanced funding opportunities to make improvements to the Island Crest Park… Continue reading