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Mercer Island’s Jordan Morris up for ESPY nomination

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 2:55PM

Seattle Sounders rookie and Mercer Island native Jordan Morris is among ESPN's 2016 ESPY nominations for Best Male College Athlete.

Red, white and blue goodies to whip up on July Fourth

  • Today at 8:00AM

Only a few days until July 4th — a day to spend with friends and family. Here in the Northwest, it’s hot!

Fireworks stand now open in Mercer Island

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 12:52PM

The fireworks stand operated by Mercer Island Kiwanis, the Masonic Lodge and VFW — a Fourth of July tradition on the Island — opened for business June 28.

Mercer Island delegates fireworks sales permitting to fire chief

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 30, 2016 at 10:05AM

The city of Mercer Island will once again allow the sale of fireworks, beginning June 28 and lasting through July 4.

R is for re-read | Letter

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 10:00AM

Greg Asimakoupoulos' recent column, "The ABCs of life for graduates," isn't just for graduates. It's recommended reading for us all.

Private occupation of public spaces | Letter

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 8:00AM

We are approaching a "slippery slope" with the proposed placement of a privately managed and operated entity on what is now public space. Historically, privatization of public spaces or, as the British refer to it "private management of the public realm," has resulted in the separation of classes as intended.

Fire pits pose huge health hazard | Letter

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 3:00PM

Fire pits pose a huge health hazard even when they are burning the required wood.

School Board urges city to fund, implement safety improvements | School briefs

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 2:00PM

School Board urges city to fund, implement safety improvements

Dragon sculpture artist Kenton Pies to return to Mercer Island

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 1:00PM

Deane’s Children’s Park has long been dubbed “Dragon Park" because of the popular art piece.

Islander to compete at USA Climbing Youth National Championships in July

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 12:00PM

Islander Keathley Pinney Brown recently placed third in her age division of USA Climbing's Division 1 Youth Sport and Speed Climbing competition, which took place June 18 and 19 in Bend, Oregon.

Man drowns after clinging to buoy in Lake Washington; police recover body

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:24AM

Seattle police recovered a body in Lake Washington north of the mid-span of Interstate 90, after a witness reported a man clinging to a buoy in the water on Tuesday.

July Mercer Island City Council meetings rescheduled | City Briefs

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 10:00AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Campaign takes School Board to task on late start | ‘Listen to Us’ group demands board heed community feedback

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

A local campaign has taken two Mercer Island School Board members to task regarding their advocacy of pushing back high school start times.

Four burglaries reported in early June | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 6:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Mercer Island elementaries compete at 46th annual All-Island Track Meet

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 3:27PM

Island fourth and fifth graders square off at annual event.

Mercer Island YFS food bank needs donations | Community brief

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 2:43PM

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services food bank is low and accepting donations.

City adopts ordinance to allow cameras on school bus stop arms

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 4:31PM

This fall, people looking to drive around a stopped school bus will have 394 reasons to think twice about doing so.

Mercer Island School Board’s summer retreat Tuesday | School briefs

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 10:30AM

The Mercer Island School Board will hold its summer retreat at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at City Hall.

Usually you're bored by now — what's the deal? | Cartoon

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 4:00PM

Usually you're bored by now — what's the deal? | Cartoon

Public asked to report sick bats, groups of bats, to Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 3:00PM

It’s a big reason that these little creatures have become the focus of a Department of Fish and Wildlife research project,

Mercer Island police nab burglary suspect, thanks to victims’ video footage

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 3:45PM

The Mercer Island Police Department apprehended a suspect from a recent North Mercer Way burglary, thanks to the victim homeowners' surveillance footage.

Sunset over Lake Washington | Eye on MI

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

Mercer Island resident Emily Kahan took this photo of a luminous sunset over Lake Washington on a recent evening.

King property a win-win for city parks, MICA | Letter

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

Just when the proponents of a private development in Mercerdale Park claim that no other land but parkland is available, the King property has come onto the market. The King property is approximately one acre centrally located in the Town Center just south of McDonald's, between QFC and the old Albertsons (now New Seasons) property.

New Northwood Elementary opens doors | Photos

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:07AM

Northwood Elementary — the first new school building constructed on Mercer Island in more than 50 years — was dedicated on Saturday at a festive open house attended by hundreds of community members.

Council grossly subsidizing private enterprise | Letter

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

We live on an Island. By our very nature, we cannot create any more land. As our area population increases, access to green open spaces becomes more important. There are so many demands for our parks and open spaces — without protection, I fear that one great project after another will chip away at our parks until we have no open space left.

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