Three candidates filed with King County Elections to vie for the 41st District state Senate seat, prompting a primary election for this seat in August.
The Public Disclosure Commission was asked to investigate Mercer Island Councilmember Dan Grausz for allegedly using city resources to oppose a ballot proposition, after Island resident and Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) supporter Carv Zwingle filed a complaint May 16.
Nearing the culmination of a two-year long visioning process for Mercer Island's Town Center, the City Council held a first reading Monday to discuss changes to its development code and acknowledged the "overwhelming" public input that asked for "less" — less density, fewer people and lower building heights in the downtown area.
Despite the growing problem of drug addiction regionally and statewide and differing funding recommendations, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Legislature completely halted all state funding for drug task forces, leading to the demise of the Eastside Narcotics Task Force.
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The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested arepresumedinnocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Family members and friends of nine state troopers gathered in Bellevue on May 20 to help the Washington State Patrol dedicate a memorial to their fallen brethren.
A Mercer Island man was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, following a search of his million-dollar home on Southeast 78th Street.
May is "Bike Everywhere Month" around Puget Sound, and today is "Bike to Work Day" or "Bike Everywhere Day," as proclaimed by the Cascade Bicycle Club.
The city of Mercer Island recently sent out a press release regarding problems with the video recording of the May 16 City Council meeting. The video is "permanently unavailable," according to the city's website.
The city of Mercer Island will conduct a Cascadia Rising exercise to test its earthquake response capabilities on June 7-10, according to a press release from FEMA and Mercer Island Emergency Management.
Islander Maria Toro has expanded her massage practice, Le Guerisseur — which was voted "Best in Seattle" by Allure Magazine in 2010 — from Queen Anne to the Key Bank building on Mercer Island.
Mercer Island Rotary will hear representatives from two citizens' groups — Peter Struck from Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) and Robynne Parkinson from Support MI Parks and Arts — speak about the pros and cons of the "Protect Our Parks" (POP) petition at its May 24 meeting.
The Mercer Island City Council announced at Monday's meeting that it has formally declined to offer employment to any one of the four finalists for the vacant city manager position.
With a 3-1 vote, Mercer Island School Board members found their group out of compliance with a portion of the policy regarding board member conflict of interest.
Westbound I-90 to close this weekend
The Mercer Island School District presented the projects scheduled to take place under the six-year capital levy during a study session with community taxpayers May 12 at City Hall.
At the May 5 Chamber of Commerce luncheon, King County Assessor John Wilson told "a tale of three cities" — Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. — and how property values are affecting quality of life in each community.
The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumedinnocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
On May 16, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Sound Transit will begin work to replace the existing floating bridge railing separating the Interstate 90 Trail from Lake Washington.