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- 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.
- 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.
- Mar 23, 2016 at 9:00AM
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mar 24, 2016 at 11:00AM
The Mercer Island School District is modifying its logo this year, though only for the next 12 months.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mar 24, 2016 at 1:00PM
Good Friday at first blush appears misnamed.
- Mar 24, 2016 at 2:00PM
The seventh annual Mercer Island High School band food drive will take place April 2-3.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mar 29, 2016 at 12:00PM
Baseball suffers first league loss to Interlake
- Mar 29, 2016 at 1:00PM
Boys and Girls Club to host spring party Saturday
- Mar 29, 2016 at 2:00PM
School district working to install cameras on buses
- 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.