Reporter Staff

Cartoon of the Week | Legislature back in session

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 13, 2016.

Register for Giving from the Heart

Registration for annual fundraising breakfast, to be held Feb. 10, is now open.

Island students visit county courthouse

Business law students meet sheriff and King County councilmember.

Community Calendar | Local kindergarten registration begins

A look at the events happening around the Island in the coming week and beyond.

MIPA Preschool Fair set for Jan. 23 | School briefs

Representatives from various Island programs on hand at fair; Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 20.

MI girls rout Sammamish | Prep girls basketball

The Mercer Island girls basketball team improved to 10-0 with a 76-17 blowout win over Sammamish Wednesday night at MIHS.

City to offer classes for seniors

Classes begin today, Jan. 6, and continue into spring.

Mercer Island throttles Sammamish | Prep boys basketball

The Mercer Island boys basketball team returned to KingCo league play in dominating fashion, beating Sammamish 77-45 Tuesday night at MIHS.

Islanders send care packages to refugee families

Volunteers send 40 baby carriers to Carry the Future.

Islander opens Seattle consignment store

Furniture store opened on Dec. 4 in Columbia City.

Mercer Island sixth at Cardinal Classic | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team took home a sixth-place finish at the 42nd annual Cardinal Classic wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 2 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

Police Blotter | Mailboxes damaged on East Mercer Way

MIPD also responds to assault, prowling and theft from Dec. 25-30.

Cartoon of the Week | New Year’s drought?

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 6, 2016.

Community Calendar | Seattle Mariners president at Chamber luncheon

A look at the events happening around the Island in the coming week and beyond.

Morris announces he’ll go pro

Former Mercer Island soccer standout Jordan Morris announced Tuesday afternoon via Twitter he’ll forego his senior season at Stanford to pursue a professional soccer career.

Eye on MI | Braving the plunge

Roughly 40 people turned out for the 48th annual Polar Plunge on Friday, Jan. 1 at Clarke Beach.

More than 2,000 birds counted by annual watchers

Data from the Island count is added to Seattle Audubon’s compilation for the area.

Share your thoughts on Town Center in the new year

Learn more about the progress of the vision process so far, and submit your comments online, at

City to hire interim manager | City briefs

Parking study authorized; Council to discuss 2016 legislative priorities.

Eye on MI | Snow-capped mountains

Views of both the snowy Olympic and Cascade ranges can be seen from Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.