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Mercer Island sweeps Newport for second match win | Prep girls tennis

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:03PM

Mercer Island girls tennis opened its 2016 season in sweeping fashion. Two days after claiming a 7-0 win over Inglemoor, the reigning 3A champion Islanders scored another 7-0 victory over reigning 4A champs Newport Thursday at Newport High School.

Mercer Island’s First Hill neighbors express concerns, get glimpse of new JayMarc homes

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 7:00AM

After weighing community concerns that a new subdivision attracted last year, the project's developer outlined current plans that address some of those issues during an open house on March 16 at the Community Center. However, some neighbors said their concerns are still unresolved.

Longtime Mercer Island lacrosse coach steps away from boys varsity team

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

The winningest prep boys lacrosse coach in the state is stepping down from his post on the varsity sidelines.

Proposed change to Mercer Island’s Pioner Park leash law ‘cruel’ | My Turn

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 1:00PM

A few years ago, my son was riding his bicycle on a path in Pioneer Park when the front tire hit an exposed root. The bicycle flipped, and he tumbled, falling hard; his arms were covered with cuts and abrasions.

Urge residents not to sign park petition | Letter

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:53PM

I urge my Mercer Island neighbors to think twice, read the small print on the "Save our Parks" petition being circulated and not to sign this petition.

Fatal flaw found in Mercer Island School District’s propane-bus pilot project

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 7:00AM

A pilot project that would use propane to fuel Mercer Island school buses has encountered a fatal flaw, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano told school board members at their regular meeting March 10.

Mercer Island robotics team brings home awards in first competition

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 9:00AM

The first-year Mercer Island High School Robotics team made a successful debut at a recent regional event at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Mercer Island School District celebrating 75 years this year | School brief

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 11:00AM

The Mercer Island School District is modifying its logo this year, though only for the next 12 months.

Final hearing for Mercer Island Town Center is March 30

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 11:00AM

The final public hearing on the Town Center vision and code development is at 6:30 p.m. on March 30 at Lakeridge Elementary. It will focus on draft Town Center Comprehensive Plan policies and the draft Development Code amendments.

Argument against charter schools a ‘red herring,’ says Mercer Island legislator

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 24, 2016 at 11:43AM

A bill to preserve Washington public charter schools cleared the Senate floor with a 26-23 vote on March 10. Under the legislation, funding will come from the state's Opportunity Pathways Account, which contains state lottery revenues. It was sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for final approval.

First impressions can be deceiving | On Faith

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 1:00PM

Good Friday at first blush appears misnamed.

Mercer Island High School band to host food drive April 2-3

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

The seventh annual Mercer Island High School band food drive will take place April 2-3.

Sign petition to protect our parks | Letter

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 3:00PM

Mercer Island has wonderful parks. As the Island gets more developed, I believe that our parks are more important than ever. I love the open space, particularly the open space and trail system on the east side of First Hill, and am saddened about the possibility of losing part of it.

Mercer Island police apprehend five teenagers with loaded guns in car

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 25, 2016 at 8:47AM

Mercer Island police apprehended five young men in the South Luther Burbank parking lot who were found with a bulletproof vest, ammunition and two loaded guns in their vehicle on Wednesday night.

Read the small print | Letter

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 10:00AM

The "Protect our Parks" initiative being circulated is misleading and poorly written. Please carefully read the entire initiative, not just the summary, before considering signing. Below are just a few reasons the initiative is a terrible idea:

MICA is too large for Mercerdale Park | Letter

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00PM

That MICA is too large for the proposed Mercerdale Park site becomes apparent when one visualizes it on a football field. MICA's footprint, approximately 24,000 square feet, and the number of square feet the building will cover, is over half of a football field. It's proposed height of 35 feet is over three stories. This is difficult to imagine at the base of the beautiful Mercerdale hillside that has trails used by many.

Islanders blank Newport, improve to 3-0 | Prep boys lacrosse

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 6:00AM

Mercer Island's boys lacrosse team improved its record to 3-0 with authority Friday night, blanking the Newport Knights 18-0 at Islander Stadium.

Mercer Island Lacrosse Club sponsoring LAX stick giveaway

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island Lacrosse Club (MILC), in collaboration with MI Girls Lacrosse, is sponsoring an unprecedented lacrosse stick giveaway for grades K-2 on April 3. Aimed at inspiring new players at a young level to play lacrosse, this idea was conceived by coach Ian O'Hearn and board member Mike Hubbard.

Tough funding decisions ahead for Mercer Island City Council

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 11:00AM

With a long list of unfunded capital projects that is getting longer, the Mercer Island City Council will have to decide by the end of the year where to allocate taxpayer money.

Meet Mercer Island Reporter’s new editorial board | Editor’s Note

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 11:53AM

Last month, the Reporter reestablished a feature that has been absent from our opinion pages for quite some time — an editorial board.

Mercer Island baseball suffers first league loss to Interlake | Prep sports briefs

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 12:00PM

Baseball suffers first league loss to Interlake

Boys and Girls Club to host spring party | Mercer Island community briefs

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 1:00PM

Boys and Girls Club to host spring party Saturday

School district working to install cameras on buses | School briefs

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 2:00PM

School district working to install cameras on buses

Noguera: Mercer Island community better prepared than most to address equity

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:27PM

Roughly 100 people turned out last Wednesday to hear UCLA professor and education commentator Dr. Pedro Noguera speak on "excellence through equity" at Mercer Island High School.

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