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Mercer Island Reporter endorses Litzow for senator

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 4:44PM

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.

New flower shop Anthophiles opens in Mercer Island

  • Today at 2:00PM

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.

MICA is a private organization | Letter

  • 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.

Mercer Island Farmers Market honors youngest volunteer

  • Today at 1:00PM

Northwood first-grader Tristan Schwiethale's passion for recycling has led him on a path of community service.

Suzanne Zahr and L+B Design present Kosta Kulundzic’s “Bloody Icons!” on Mercer Island

  • Today at 12:21PM

This month's First Thursday Art and Wine event on Mercer Island has a bit of a twist.

Enter Reporter’s first fall poetry contest | Editor’s Note

  • Today at 8:00AM

Every great literary work started with an interesting idea.

Disappointed at Reporter’s endorsement of Litzow | Letter

  • 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.

Mercer Island City Council establishes timeline for residential development code review

  • 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.

Mercer Island to identify alternatives for I-90 mobility

  • 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]."

Mercer Island citizens ponder options at transportation meeting

  • 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.

Mercer Island police arrest three suspects for DUI | Police Blotter

  • 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.

Two Mercer Islanders celebrate 100th birthdays

  • 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.

Learn more about Mercer Island Youth and Family Services at Sunday open house

  • 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.

Mercer Island’s Arts Council gears up for new projects, seeks more members

  • 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.

Island Crest Way paving ends early and under budget | City briefs

  • Sep 27, 2016 at 1:00PM

City news in Mercer Island.

Mercer Island homecoming parade marches through downtown | Slideshow

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 1:33PM

Mercer Island High School celebrated homecoming Friday with its annual parade through the Town Center.

Mercer Island romps Kingston in homecoming win | Prep football

  • 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.

Mercer Island alum is thriving in the collegiate soccer world

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 2:12PM

Alex Chung is in the starting lineup for the Bellevue Bulldogs men's soccer team

Pagliacci Pizza celebrates new store on Mercer Island with free slices

  • 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.)

Help WSDOT count bicyclists and pedestrians statewide Sept. 27-29

  • 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.

Lowering of Lake Washington changed the tide for Eastside

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 1:10PM

By Allison DeAngelis and Catherine Krummey

State needs to answer question of school employees’ salaries | Jerry Cornfield

  • 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.

Port of Seattle CEO discusses projects, regional growth at Sammamish Chamber luncheon

  • 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.

Mercer Island’s first Pumpkin Walk to be held Oct. 22

  • 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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