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In the 41st District Senate race, voters have two respectable candidates to choose from in November's general election: state Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and first-time candidate Lisa Wellman, a Democrat.
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Anthophiles, a "boutique for flower lovers," opened Sept. 9 at 7650 SE 27th St. in downtown Mercer Island. The shop sells cut flowers, potted plants and accessories.
- Today at 12:00AM updated at 1:04PM
Apparently, some Mercer Island City Council members don't understand that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) is a private organization.
- Today at 1:00PM
Northwood first-grader Tristan Schwiethale's passion for recycling has led him on a path of community service.
- Today at 12:21PM
This month's First Thursday Art and Wine event on Mercer Island has a bit of a twist.
- Today at 8:00AM
Every great literary work started with an interesting idea.
- Sep 28, 2016 at 12:30PM
I was disappointed to see the Reporter's recent endorsement of Steve Litzow. While acknowledging Democrat Lisa Wellman's strong qualifications, the Reporter chose Litzow primarily because they believe his seniority serves our district well. I disagree.
Mercer Island School District, King County Library System partner to increase access to online resources
- Sep 28, 2016 at 12:03PM
The Mercer Island School District and the King County Library System (KCLS) have formed a new partnership in an effort to increase student access to online resources.
- Sep 28, 2016 at 11:00AM
Though initially dissatisfied with the lengthy process outlined to review Mercer Island's residential development standards, the City Council ultimately decided to stick with the staff-recommended timeline, aiming to listen to extensive public input and adopt code changes by July 2017.
- Sep 28, 2016 at 10:30AM
Mercer Island reached a "negotiation breakthrough" on Interstate 90 access, according to a Sept. 26 city news release announcing a "renewed commitment to partnership and collaboration amongst the parties engaged in I-90 mobility talks, including Mercer Island, Sound Transit and WSDOT [Washington State Department of Transportation]."
- Sep 28, 2016 at 10:20AM
Sensing a "communications void" and a need to present Mercer Island citizens with more facts and data about the upcoming closure of the Interstate 90 center lanes and ensuing "loss of mobility," a few community leaders organized a meeting at the Community and Event Center on Sept. 21.
- Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00AM
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.
- Sep 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:49PM
After celebrating his 98th and 99th birthdays in style at Covenant Shores, Islander Bert Pound has been anticipating his centennial celebration for a while. But this year, he's sharing festivities with another resident, Lois Lawson, who happens to have the exact same birthday.
- Sep 27, 2016 at 2:32PM
The city of Mercer Island and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation invite the entire community into the halls of the historic Luther Burbank Administration Building (2040 84th Avenue SE) from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.
- Sep 27, 2016 at 2:00PM
Among the many volunteer opportunities on Mercer Island are board positions on city commissions. There are currently two vacancies on the Community Services Board, one open position in the Open Space Conservancy Trust and two seats on the Arts Council.
- Sep 27, 2016 at 1:00PM
City news in Mercer Island.
- Sep 24, 2016 at 1:33PM
Mercer Island High School celebrated homecoming Friday with its annual parade through the Town Center.
- Sep 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:45PM
The familiar confines of Islander Stadium proved friendly in Mercer Island's homecoming matchup against Kingston High Friday night. After suffering a two-game skid with back-to-back away losses, the Islanders put away the visiting Buccaneers early in a 37-3 romp to even their record before beginning KingCo 3A competition next week.
- Sep 23, 2016 at 2:12PM
Alex Chung is in the starting lineup for the Bellevue Bulldogs men's soccer team
- Sep 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2016 at 1:56PM
Pagliacci Pizza is celebrating its new Mercer Island store by giving away free slices from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. (Limit of two slices per person.)
- Sep 23, 2016 at 1:37PM
Last year, volunteers tallied over 70,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across the state during a three-day Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bicycle and pedestrian count.
- Sep 23, 2016 at 1:10PM
By Allison DeAngelis and Catherine Krummey
- Sep 23, 2016 at 1:10PM
In advance of the recent hearing on school funding, Washington Supreme Court justices had posed many questions that state attorneys told them couldn't be answered yet.
- Sep 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:42PM
Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick provided an overview of the various projects and initiatives happening through the port at the Sammamish Chamber luncheon Sept. 15 at Sahalee Country Club.
- Sep 23, 2016 at 9:00AM
Join the Island community for a fun and festive, and non-scary, pumpkin walk from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 22 in Pioneer Park.
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