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Island brothers finish strong at USJF Judo Junior Nationals

  • Today at 12:00PM

Mercer Island’s Taylan and Tegan Yuasa had strong showings at the United States Judo Federation (USJF) Junior National Championships Tournament July 4-6 in Honolulu.

A son's death, a mother's anguish | Former Issaquah teen battled heroin

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:48AM

Kevin Velasco was released from rehab Saturday evening, July 12. He'd been there almost a month battling heroin. Two days later, he was dead.

Week-long closures of westbound I-90 continue

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 21, 2014 at 9:45AM

Traffic light so far as 7-day 3-lane closure allows crews to replace massive bridge expansion joints on East Channel Bridge

300,000 acres burned so far in Eastern and Central Washington state

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 9:38AM

The National Guard, the State Department of Health and Department of Natural Resources are among agencies responding to fire crisis across Washington state

Teen is dead after possible overdose

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 4:43PM

Former MIHS student taken to hospital in Issaquah

City seeks input on Groveland Park dock and shoreline design

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 3:03PM

On Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a public meeting to discuss current park issues related to the existing dock and shoreline infrastructure at Groveland Park

I-90 bridge work means a messy, weeklong commute | WSDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is advising Interstate 90 commuters to change their habits as work begins Friday, July 18 to replace aging bridge expansion joints westbound on the East Channel Bridge.

Help keep water clean

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Clean water is important to all of us, and there are simple ways you can help.

YTN presents “Jungle Book Kids” outdoors | New briefs

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 9:00AM

Registration open for 'Chemistry is a Blast' camp, Aug. 4-8.

Sharing a common cup with the world

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The World Cup found us delightfully united and focused on a common goal.

Plugged | Cartoon of the Week

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

Each week, view the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.

Urge elected officials to think and act globally

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

I am writing to urge that citizens of Mercer Island start thinking more seriously about global poverty and what more we can be doing to effectively help those less fortunate than us.

Survey names Island one of best places for families | Community briefs

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

City earns Best Workplace Award for recycling; register for National Night Out, Aug. 5.

Water supply is clean, robust, but losses betray aging infrastructure

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 9:00AM

The City of Mercer Island’s 2013 Annual Water Quality report arrived last week detailing the present state of the regional water supply.

Police Blotter | $3,000 reported stolen after house-sitter finds home prowled

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Crime statistics for June up from last year, most notably car thefts.

Sun and clouds

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

As our sunburns fade from a hot and lively Summer Celebration!, we sigh and return to our usual pastime.

Aug. 5 primary ballots mailed

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Ballots are to be mailed today, July 16 for the August 5 primary.

Sound Transit meeting leaves many questions

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Islanders updated on station design not how busses, cars fit into mix.

Preschool Association is ‘Citizen of the Year’

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

City Council selects organization for new playground, ongoing activism for children.

It is another hot Summer Celebration! | Slideshow

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43PM

Mercer Island’s annual summer extravaganza, Summer Celebration! went off without a hitch last weekend.

Council creates library board, sends message to KCLS

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 12:24PM

Reacting to an unsatisfying resolution with the King County Library System (KCLS), City Council on Monday, July 7, created a Library Advisory Board to force continued dialogue about the library remodel.

10/11 Little League All-Star team headed to state tournament

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island 10/11 Year Old Little League All-Star team won its division at the District 9 All-Star Tournament Wednesday, July 9 at Hartman Park in Redmond.

Heat can't stop senior softball as Rockers top Bellevue

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:07AM

The Rockers improved its record to 7-1, good for second place in the Puget Sound Senior Coed League.

Newcastle woman wins MIYFS Nissan Leaf

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Winner bought a single $20 ticket to win a two-year lease of an electric car

Island oral history project brings generations together

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

It began as an idea of Islanders taking down their favorite spots on Mercer Island, with three groups of adults coming into Mercer Island Library in 2013 and giving interview clips of Calkins Landing, Luther Burbank Park and the East Society School.

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