After a bruising defeat of the bond measure designed to bring Mercer Island schools into a place for 21st century learning, School Board member Adair Dingle said she is determined to stay on the board to ensure that the next such measure — greatly revised and reduced in scope from the original measure — will pass.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summertime outdoor recreation season, and King County officials are urging everyone to use caution when around open water.
Mercer Island Police Officer Rob Jira answers frequently asked questions from Mercer Island residents.
The Washington State Transportation Commission approved a toll increase for the State Route 520 bridge beginning on July 1.
Neighbors heard a loud boom, then the sound of spilling gravel.
The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will hold a second regular meeting of the month on Thursday, May 23.
The Mercer Island School District has announced it has filled the new elementary associate principal position. The position will be filled by Aimee Batliner-Gillette, who will work with all three elementary schools beginning next fall.
Anyone heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend is encouraged to plan ahead, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Heavy traffic is expected along state freeways, including I-90 across Mercer Island.
A massive tornado swept through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, after a deadly weekend of storms throughout the Midwest.
Construction is set to begin next year on a $1.2 billion expansion of The Bellevue Collection in downtown Bellevue. When completed in 2016, Kemper Development's retail-office-hotel complex will grow by two million square feet.
Islander Kevin Scheid has joined the race for City Council, filing to run against incumbent Dan Grausz for position 2.
Police stopped a vehicle identical to the one that fled a high-speed accident scene the previous week. The driver was suspected of street racing two other vehicles on West Mercer Way before one of the vehicles crashed over 70 mph after midnight.
Mercer Island actor and NYC tour guide finds himself on ABC talk show ‘The View.’
Former King County assessor and champion of property owners and taxpayers, Harley H. Hoppe died in his sleep on Monday morning, May 13, at his home on Mercer Island.
Two suspects were arrested during a burglary attempt on Thursday, May 16, in the 4300 block of West Mercer Way. Mercer Island patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene at 2:30 p.m., south of West Mercer Elementary School.
The Bellevue Downtown Association will hold its fourth annual Eastside Mayors Forum on Wednesday, May 29, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Filing period for political office over; just two contested races out of three City Council positions and two School Board posts
Washington state’s unemployment rate is continuing its recent decline, hitting an estimated 7 percent in April — the lowest point the jobless rate has been at since December 2008, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.
People who drink and drive while boating will face tougher laws under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 16.
Now's the time to let the State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) know your opinion of the proposed rules for the state's new recreational marijuana market.