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Cash, laptops stolen in home burglary | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A house in the 3200 block of 90th Place S.E., north of I-90, was burglarized between 8:50 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. The window of a side door in the kitchen was shattered, and digital video surveillance of a possible suspect and suspect vehicle was recorded. Two laptops were stolen, along with $100 in cash. The total loss was an estimated $2,150.

Mercer Island reminds residents to help keep pipes clean

The City of Mercer Island is reminding residents to help keep pipes clean in the city's sewer system, which occasionally become clogged with fats, oils and grease which gets put into the pipes from kitchens around the Island.

MICC competes for Pac NW sectional championship

The Adult Men’s 5.0 tennis team from Mercer Island Country Club on Mercer Island, Wash., will be competing in the amateur 2009 USTA League Pacific… Continue reading

State vehicle thefts decline

Since the formation of the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority in July 2007, Washington ranks among the nation’s leaders in overall decline in motor vehicle thefts.

Shelves almost empty at food bank

The food bank at Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is very low on food. They need contributions such as peanut butter and jelly, Top Ramen, boxed cereal, canned chicken or tuna, white and brown rice, hearty soups and more.

Bake sale for Superstorm Sandy victims raises over $2,000

Several Mercer Island children hosted a bake sale at the North end QFC on Thursday afternoon, helping to raise money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy and the nor'easter currently hitting the coast.

Survey on bus service to assess Island transportation needs

In the coming days, surveys will be distributed online and on the Island’s bus routes.

Eye on MI | Leave the leaves

A reader sent in photos of a sign asking that fallen leaves not be removed.

MISD opens online survey about later high school start times

The Mercer Island School District (MISD) opened an online survey Tuesday, May 12 for parents to provide feedback on the possibility of later high school start times.

Dog trainer’s killer gets 26 years in prison

The man who killed a former Island resident and dog trainer in October 2009 was sentenced Tuesday. Michiel Oakes, who was convicted in October was sentenced to 26 years and six months by Skagit County Superior Court Judge Michael Rickert for killing T. Mark Stover.

New leader for Mercer Island’s Covenant Shores community

Bruce Erickson has been named the executive director of the Covenant Shores retirement community on the Island.

Three Mercer Island teens face one count of malicious harassment in hate graffiti case

The three defendants in the case of hate graffiti at Northwest Yeshiva High School, St. Monica Church and Island Park Elementary School were charged on Wednesday afternoon with one count of malicious harassment.

10/11 Little League All-Star team headed to state tournament

The Mercer Island 10/11 Year Old Little League All-Star team won its division at the District 9 All-Star Tournament Wednesday, July 9 at Hartman Park in Redmond.

Voters say no to school bond proposal | Election update

According to updated election results as of Wednesday, April 18, 59.67 percent of Islanders rejected the Mercer Island School District bond measure, while 40.33 percent voted yes.

Agenda set for joint Mercer Island School Board, City Council meeting

The agenda for the May 21 join meeting between the Mercer Island City Council and Mercer Island School District board of directors has been set.

Does the Seahawks noise bother you? | Online poll

The Seahawks are once again at their training facility across Lake Washington in Renton.

MI girls soccer improves to 2-0 | Sports briefs

Girls soccer defeats reigning 3A state champs; boys golf falls to Liberty; volleyball beats Eastside Catholic.

Enjoy free day at state parks on Saturday, March 30

In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday all parks will be free to users on Saturday, March 30. Discover Passes will not be required to visit any of the state's parks.

It is another hot Summer Celebration! | Slideshow

Mercer Island’s annual summer extravaganza, Summer Celebration! went off without a hitch last weekend.

Island real estate for December

December’s sales outpaced the same month a year ago by double digits in Western Washington.