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Fire damages Island home on Southeast 30th Street

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 5:01PM

The Mercer Island Fire Department responded to a residential automatic fire alarm, which was immediately upgraded to a structure fire, at 3:12 a.m. on July 21 in the 8200 block of SE 30th St.

Mercer Gallery to host ‘Summer Showcase’

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 9:21AM

A new juried art show, "Summer Showcase," runs July 25 to Sept. 9 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC). The show features four local artists: Pamela K. Beer, Tony Halstead, Marsha Karr and Fiona K. Lau.

Mercer Island athletes head to USATF Junior Olympic nationals

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:55PM

When 14-year-old Ellie Bailey began competing in the 400 meters three months ago, she told her mom she was going to qualify for nationals in the event.

Island man discovers fraudulent cell phone charges from 2007 | Police Blotter

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumedinnocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Mercer Island National Night Out is Aug. 2 | City briefs

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 9:00AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Art Uncorked returns to Mercer Island Sept. 9

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

By Jane Meyer-Brahm, Special to the Reporter

Celebrate midnight release of Harry Potter play at Island Books

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 5:02PM

Island Books is hosting a "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" release party, a.k.a. Hogwarts class reunion, at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Celebration parade heartwarming | Letter

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 11:14AM

I want to express my appreciation to Dave Menz for again putting together a band of Mercer Islanders to march in the Summer Celebration parade. As founder of this band, and now a member playing cymbals in a wheelchair, it washeartwarming to witness the cheers from the parade viewers along the entire parade route cheering for us as we passed by.

The endless costs of just one | On 10-year anniversary, legislator recalls Seattle Jewish Federation shooting

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:25PM

Like so many, I am filled with grief and sadness over the shootings of African American men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and the attacks on police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Four run for Pos. 2 in state House, 41st District | Election 2016

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:27PM

Four candidates are facing off for the 41st District's state representative Position 2 seat in the Aug. 2 primary.

Senn, Pass address campaign focus for state House, 41st District | Election 2016

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:28PM

Incumbent Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) is vying for 41st District's state representative Position 1 against Republican John Pass in the Aug. 2 primary.

3 candidates vie for 41st District Senate seat | Election 2016

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 12:30PM

Three candidates are facing off for the 41st District Senate seat in the Aug. 2 primary. Incumbent Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island), a former Mercer Island City Council member, is running against educator turned CEO Lisa Wellman, a Democrat, and Libertarian candidate Bryan Simonson, a employee.

Thumbs down to editorial disrespect of democracy | Letter

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 2:00PM

I was shocked and dismayed by the tone and substance of the negative judgments made in the July 20 Mercer Island Reporter editorial. Especially disheartening was the "thumbs down" logo superimposed on the stars and stripes, symbols ofour democracy. In a democracy, citizens have certain inalienable rights, among them freedom of speech and the right tovote. It is our privilege, and our responsibility, to exercise these rights. And it is disgraceful that a reputable paper wouldcome out objecting to citizens who are simply exercising their rights.

Thank you for supporting Youth Theatre Northwest | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 8:00AM

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community Fund for their generous support of the first production in our 33rd season, "Glinda of Oz."

Crowdsourcing: Investing by the hoi polloi | Technology for ‘Us’

  • Jul 30, 2016 at 9:30AM

One of the internet's truly magical capabilities is its ability for everyday people to discover and get in on the ground floor of some remarkable projects.

Mercer Island High School golfers win Scotland tournament at St. Andrews

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Aug 1, 2016 at 11:29AM

Members of the 2016 Mercer Island High School boys varsity golf team capped a summer trip to Scotland by winning the American High School Golf Championships at St. Andrews, which took place July 9 through 16.

Residents with security cameras can register them with city | Police news

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 11:20AM

Residents can help prevent crimes by registering their security cameras with the city of Mercer Island and signing up for a citizen's academy hosted by the police department.

Local and Native American artists featured at Thursday art and wine event

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 1:00PM

Suzanne Zahr's gallery will feature Mercer Island artist Elissa Eng and 12-year-old harpist Carla Mory at Thursday's monthly art and wine event, to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

UW’s Lindquist takes on new role in final season with Huskies

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00AM

As August's fall football camp approaches, expectations are high for the Washington Huskies. A preseason Pac-12 media day poll predicted Washington will finish runner-up to Stanford in the Pac-12 North standings, leapfrogging the likes of division rivals Oregon and Washington State.

Mercer Island City Council boosts chlorine station idea

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 10:51AM

Mercer Island has taken a big step in a long series to address water safety in the wake of the 2014 E. coli incident.

Parent volunteers needed to serve on district committee | School briefs

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 11:00AM

School news in Mercer Island.

Islanders report credit card fraud, scams | Police Blotter

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 12:00PM

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.

Litzow leads charge on education investments | Letter

  • Aug 4, 2016 at 8:40AM

There is only one candidate in the 41st District race for state Senate who has worked to fully fund Washington state'seducation without raising our taxes, and that's Steve Litzow.

Mercer Island city manager hiring process continues | City briefs

  • Aug 3, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Aug 4, 2016 at 8:52AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Wildflowers bloom in Island Crest Way medians | Community briefs

  • Aug 4, 2016 at 9:03AM

Community news in Mercer Island.

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