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The Mercer Island Reporter recommends: Vote no on Sound Transit 3 | Editorial

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:15PM

The Mercer Island Reporter Editorial Board interviewed proponents and opponents of Sound Transit's $54 billion ballot measure, Sound Transit 3.

Evens dominates on the links in freshman season

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 1:02PM

Mercer Island grad completes successful freshman season on Guilford College golf team

Brackmann is prepared for final season on the hardwood

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:54PM

Mercer Island 2013 graduate is thriving in the world of collegiate basketball

25 Mercer Island seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:50PM

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 25 Mercer Island High School seniors as Commended Scholars. They are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being honored for their exceptional academic promise.

Looking back on Mercer Island’s grocery store history

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:45PM

With the arrival of a new grocery store on Mercer Island, it is fun to look back on grocery store history.

Mercer Islanders eye state tourney appearance as postseason nears | Prep girls soccer

  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:00PM

From the get-go, the 2016 season has been all about the postseason for the Mercer Island girls soccer team.

Hundreds of Islander students perform at All Island Band Night | Slideshow

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 2:09PM

The annual Mercer Island event took place during halftime of Mercer Island's football game against Lake Washington Oct. 21 at MIHS.

Mercer Islanders’ playoff hopes dwindle with loss to Lake Washington | Prep football

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Oct 24, 2016 at 12:42PM

Mercer Island's playoff hopes were dealt a serious blow Friday night in a critical matchup against the Lake Washington Kangs.

More letters to the editor about MICA | Letters

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 12:30PM

More Islanders express their opinions about the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA).

Mercer Island Reporter endorses Clibborn, Senn for House | Editorial

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 10:37AM

The next two years are critical to the future of Mercer Island.

Islander Peggy Sullivan operates Seattle’s oldest urban winery

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Oct 21, 2016 at 9:04AM

Survival and success for Seattle's oldest urban winery is not an easy road. As owner of OS Winery, Mercer Islander Peggy Sullivan is both determined and creative.

Litzow campaign used names, photos of fellow legislators without permission, complaint states

  • Oct 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Oct 20, 2016 at 3:08PM

Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn filed an ethics complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) against Sen. Steve Litzow for alleged inappropriate use of their names and photos in his political campaign advertising on Oct. 10, according to a press release.

Get into the Halloween spirit at Saturday's Pumpkin Walk in Mercer Island

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 3:04PM

Mark your calendars and carve a pumpkin for Mercer Island’s inaugural Pumpkin Walk, a fun, festive and non-scary event from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 22 in Pioneer Park.

ST3 is a smart investment that will keep traffic moving: Vote yes

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:05PM

We've all experienced it. The impossibility of estimating travel times during morning and evening commutes between Mercer Island and employment centers in Bellevue and Seattle. Drivers banging their hands against the steering wheel, going nowhere — stuck in the carpool lane, no less.

Mercer Islanders win KingCo crown

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:39AM

The Mercer Island Islanders won the Class 3A KingCo boys tennis tournament on Oct. 11 at Mercer Island High School, compiling a total of 47 team points. The Islanders outscored second place Lake Washington by a staggering 22 team points.

ST3 is a bad deal for Mercer Island: Vote no

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long-lasting and huge negative impact on the city of Mercer Island’s finances and our region.

Islanders write in about re-election of Steve Litzow | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

Letters to the editor for and against the re-election of state Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island).

Important for adults sports teams to carry AED | Letter

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 2:30PM

10 years ago, Dr. Alan Langman, a resident of Mercer Island, was one of two people who saved my husband's life (Marc Goyette) on the soccer field when he had a heart attack. His cardiologist is Dr. Tim Dewhurst. Marc raised money from his team to buy a team AED to treat any future heart attacks on the field.

Mercer Island High School students to perform plays written by peers

  • Oct 18, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Oct 19, 2016 at 11:36AM

The show, which will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, is the result of a Drama II class playwriting project. It is free and open to the public.

In Mercer Island, both city and school district face funding questions in 2017

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 11:27AM

The perception that Mercer Island is a rich city and wealthy school district is not necessarily a correct one, finance directors told the City Council and School Board at a joint meeting on Oct. 13.

Wall Street Journal salutes I-732 | Letter

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 11:24AM

The upside of I-732? It rewards conservation without hurting business. It is revenue-neutral. It will not increase regulation and is easy to implement.

Employee celebrates 50 years at Farmers on Mercer Island

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

Gwen Waterhouse will be retiring in December after a 50-year career at Farmers New World Life Insurance Co. in Mercer Island.

Mercer Island police respond to several drug violations | Police Blotter

  • Oct 19, 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.

Mercer Island sweeps Bellevue, locks up KingCo crown | Prep volleyball

  • Oct 18, 2016 at 2:14PM

The Mercer Island volleyball team locked up its fourth KingCo 2A/3A league title in five years, sweeping the rival Bellevue Wolverines 27-25, 25-19, 25-18 Monday night at Bellevue High School. The win was Mercer Island's 10th straight, as well as its eighth-consecutive victory coming in straight sets.

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