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Yuasa competes at International Judo tournament | Sports briefs

MIHS grad will compete at the USA Judo Presidents Cup Championships in Texas Nov. 21-22; MI boys golf headed to Scotland in July.

Renton landing patterns to change

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release its newly approved GPS-assisted approach to the Renton Airport next month, and airport officials expect it to decrease the number of noisy landings over the Island.

Two I-90 collisions make for miserable commute Thursday morning

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported a couple collisions causing significant backup on I-90 eastbound near the exits on East and West Mercer Way Thursday morning.

Gest is Eagle Scout

Erik Gest, of Mercer Island, celebrated his advancement to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on March 18 at Mercer Island Covenant Church. Gest is a member of Boy Scout Troop 647 and a junior at Mercer Island High School.

Boys 12U baseball team slams 48 runs at Yakima Tourney | Community sports briefs

Boyd promoted to AA minor league team, 2014 Summer Jr. Hoopsters Camp opens registration.

Island students visit county courthouse

Business law students meet sheriff and King County councilmember.

MI volleyball beats Seattle Prep | Sports briefs

Boys golf earns win over Interlake; girls soccer improves to 3-0.

Fourteen car prowls reported over weekend, suspects flee from officer

Car prowlers targeted numerous vehicles belonging to residents of the West Winds Apartments at 3059 Island Crest Way on Friday night and into early Saturday morning, March 2-3.

MIHS marching band honored by U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, U.S. Congress member David Reichert honored the Mercer Island High School marching band for its recent trip to London to perform in the New Year’s Day Parade.

MI soccer standouts compete in NCAA tournament

Five Mercer Island High School soccer alumni, Corey Goeltz, Sam Miller, Ryan Hill, Josh Lee and Sean Bender, will represent their colleges in the NCAA Division III soccer tournament beginning this week in locations across the country.

Bjarnason named Rotary Achievement Award winner

The award honors a non-Rotarian who exemplifies the ideals of Rotary in their business or personal life.

Ballots for November election go out Oct. 19 | News brief

Ballots for other Washington voters will be sent out by Oct. 19. The statewide voters’ pamphlet will be sent to all Washington voters by then. Voters are also encouraged to view the online general election voters’ guide. TVW has created a video voters’ guide.

Thief snatches purse at French-American School | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A woman’s purse was stolen out of an unlocked Mercedes at the French-American School while the woman was away from her vehicle for five minutes.

College Tutors free week of homework help | Community news

College Tutors is offering Mercer Island middle and high school students free homework tutoring at their Mercer Island Learning Center at 7605 S.E. 27th Street.

Earth Science 101 to be offered at high school | School news

The high school science department will be offering UW in the High School’s Earth Science 101 course next year.

New transportation secretary calls for review of state’s three big transportation projects

Transportation Secretary Peterson calls for mega project review Assessments will include Alaskan Way Viaduct, SR-520 Bridge and the Columbia River Crossing projects

Police Blotter | Islanders report multiple cases of fraud

Five separate incidents reported to MIPD over a week's course.

Mercer Island Schools closed today, Jan. 18

Extreme winter weather forces closure; after school activities also canceled

Mercer Island fifth-grader wins again at state science fair

Ellie Nomicos attended the Washington State Science Fair again this year and won first place in her category for the third consecutive year.

State homeowners received $1.2 billion in mortgage relief

The five banks covered under the National Mortgage Settlement have reported providing over $1.2 billion in consumer relief to Washington homeowners.