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Minor injuries in school bus, bike accident | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A school bus clipped the rear tire of a bicycle on Friday, April 29, in the intersection of North Mercer Way and 76th Avenue S.E. at 3:56 p.m. The bicyclist fell and hit the roadway, sustaining a sore elbow and ribs. Police could not determine who failed to yield the right of way, as the bus driver had proceeded forward when it was clear, after stopping, but the bicyclist thought the bus had stopped to allow him to cross.

Islanders fall to Todd Beamer | Prep girls basketball

Three players reach double figures as Titans deal Islanders second loss.

Litzow Town Hall meeting by phone

State Sen. Steve Litzow of Mercer Island will hold a ‘telephone town-hall’ meeting for residents of the 41st District at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.

Hundreds of unbuckled drivers, texters, callers cited in emphasis patrol

Between May 20 and June 2 extra law enforcement patrolled King County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and motorists using their cell phones or other electronic devices.

Sound Publishing purchases Everett Daily Herald from Washington Post Company

Sound Publishing, Inc. announced Wednesday, Feb. 6 that it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Company to acquire the Everett (WA) Daily Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaper and its other print and online products. The transaction is expected to close in early March.

Acker releases candidate statement; will not accept off-Island donations

City Council candidate's goal is to put "resident’s needs before regional interests."

Sound Publishing’s Josh O’Connor named Herald publisher

Josh O'Connor has been named publisher of The Daily Herald in Everett, effective May 1. O'Connor will continue to serve as vice president of Sound Publishing, Inc., a position he has held since 2008.

Mercer Island’s Warner a McDonald’s All American nominee | Prep basketball

Mercer Island senior Kaleb Warner was among the Washington state nominees for the 2014 McDonald's All American game.

The Reality Fairy | Cartoon of the Week

View the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.

Oct. 29 Water Update | E. coli lab test results available

Officials say it's not possible to determine connection of E. coli illness to Island water

Islander cross country teams advance

Mercer Island raced through League Championships at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Islander Arthur Jacobson celebrates 100th birthday

The retired U.S. Navy Commander of 35 years was born in Tacoma in 1915.

Mercer Island School District Superintendent Gary Plano is finalist for position in Oregon

MISD Schools Superintendent Plano is finalist for superintendent of Ashland, Ore., schools.

MISD releases film on 21st century learning

The Mercer Island School District has released a film on 21st century learning.

Online and staying on task | Back To School

What parents need to know about changes in the classroom.

MIHS students earn better than state average scores on ACT tests

Mercer Island High School students did better than their counterparts in Washington state.

Whooping cough may be result of waning immunity

Reports from the United States Center for Disease Control indicate that the whooping cough outbreak in Washington state has the attention of the nation’s leading scientists.

State audit shows City of Mercer Island retains highest rating for financial management

The City of Mercer Island is fully compliant under government auditing standards and has received “unqualified” (i.e. clean) audit opinions since at least 1995, according to a recent report. Mercer Island is just one of a handful of cities in the state that can make this claim. No other indicator provides a better measure of an organization’s financial management practices.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor

The church invites the Mercer Island community to attend an upcoming Sunday worship service to hear and meet new senior pastor Kristy Farber.

Sound Transit buys 37 miles of rail right-of-way for East Link project

Sound Transit and the Port of Seattle today announced they have finalized Sound Transit’s purchase of 1.1 miles of former BNSF track in Bellevue for construction of East Link light rail, as well as easements for future access to 37 miles of the Eastside rail corridor.