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- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:09AM
With a unanimous 5-0 vote on April 21, the Mercer Island School Board authorized Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano to sign a contract with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to allow cameras to be installed on school bus stop arms.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:25AM
Though she's been a music performer her whole life, Mercer Island High School junior Leah Raissis was initially afraid of going on the radio. She joined the high school's radio program this year, but she thought her work would be more behind the scenes.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 11:27AM
Girls tennis sweeps Juanita
- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00PM
The Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $503,523 for Island public schools at its annual Breakfast of Champions spring fundraiser Tuesday morning at Mercer Island High School.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:22PM
The hearing will be on May 9.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:25PM
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.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 2:00PM
The Mercer Island Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School seniors Caroline Hamilton and Aidan Wang its students of the month for April.
- Apr 28, 2016 at 7:00AM
The "fighting" over Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) seems to be getting more heated each week.
- Apr 28, 2016 at 9:00AM
As Mercer Island residents, we are dismayed by the "Protect our Parks" petition. We support our parks and the diverse activities our Island provides. Our vision of the Island is one of diversity. We love the Saturday soccer and the flag-ridden streets on July Fourth, the Rotary Run and our Mercer Island parade. The petition pursues a course to limit this community vision and to stifle the diverse activity our parks provide. It lacks the belief that we will defend our Island's rich natural parks.
- Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 28, 2016 at 9:07AM
Last month, the Sound Transit Board released a draft plan for Sound Transit 3 that responds to the support we've heard for fast, reliable mass transit that provides more options to more destinations. Now is the time for Mercer Island residents and people across the region to weigh in on that draft.
- Apr 28, 2016 at 11:14AM
Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled the Mercer Island baseball team past Bellevue 3-2 Wednesday night at Island Crest Park.
- Apr 28, 2016 at 11:19AM
Claiming an early lead and pulling away with five runs in the third inning, the Interlake Saints defeated Mercer Island 11-5 Wednesday at Interlake High School.
- Apr 28, 2016 at 1:00PM
For decades, Islanders have demonstrated via the ballot box and other means that parks are valuable assets to the overall well-being of the Island. The recently-completed Island-wide telephone survey the council sponsored once again confirms that belief. In one question asking Islanders about their top priorities for funding, "maintaining parks, trails and open space" was number three of nine listed possibilities.
- Apr 29, 2016 at 7:00AM
My wife has been working with scores of students and parents to improve Luther Burbank Park through art. It's wonderful that we also have folks willing to improve Mercerdale park through the arts.
- Apr 29, 2016 at 10:32AM
The Mercer Island middle and high school mountain biking teams had another impressive showing at the Pedaling the Peninsula race, held April 17 in Gig Harbor.
- Apr 29, 2016 at 10:58AM
The Mercer Island girls tennis team picked up its fifth-straight meet win Thursday, sweeping Lake Washington 7-0 at Mercer Island High School. The win also marked the Islanders' fifth-consecutive sweep of their opponents since falling to the first-place Interlake Saints 4-3 on March 31.
- Apr 30, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:09AM
Though last year's prize was bigger, that didn't make Friday's prize any less sweet.
Mercer Island boys lacrosse falls to Issaquah, Lake Washington shuts out MI softball | Prep sports briefs
- May 2, 2016 at 12:10PM
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss to a Washington state opponent this season, falling to Issaquah 8-7 Friday night at Issaquah High School.
- May 2, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:13PM
Three nights after locking up the 3A KingCo league's top seed with a 3-2 win over Lake Washington, the Mercer Island boys soccer team broke out to score nine goals, hammering Sammamish 9-0 at Mercer Island High School.
- Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 2, 2016 at 2:08PM
After news that lead was found in water samples in Tacoma, and with the effects of 2014's E. coli event still lingering, Mercer Island's Utility Department issued a statement Friday that "the use of lead-based materials has not been discovered on the Island."
- May 2, 2016 at 5:01PM
One of Mercer Island's high-end five-story apartment buildings, 77 Central, sold for about $96.3 million on April 21, according to a King County deed.
- May 3, 2016 at 10:51AM
The captains of the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team made no bones about their goal to make a state-finals run at the beginning of the 2016 season. This year's roster features 16 returners from a team that won eight straight games before dropping its final two contests last season, including a 9-8 loss to Snohomish in the opening round of the state tournament.
- May 3, 2016 at 2:00PM
Prior to the team's tennis meet against Lake Washington, the Mercer Island girls tennis team celebrated seniors Sarah Sweet, Caroline Hamilton, Fiona Brasfield and Miji Suhr last Thursday at Mercer Island High School.
- May 3, 2016 at 3:00PM
The Open Space Conservancy Trust board will host a forum on dogs in Pioneer Park as part of its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on May 19 at City Hall.
- May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM
What began as an idea between a small group of three is now a thriving nonprofit celebrating its silver anniversary.