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The fascist and Donald Trump | Letter

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:00PM

History moves in epochs, led by bold and narcissistic leaders. If none appears, nothing happens to qualify as history. They don't need to be moral or virtuous, but they must be perceived so by the masses.

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 High School golfers win Scotland tournament at St. Andrews

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 10:48AM

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.

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

  • Today 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."

Seafair Weekend is Aug. 5-7 | Plan ahead for I-90 closures during Blue Angels shows

  • Today at 10:00AM

The 67th annual Seafair festival kicked off June 15 at Westlake Park, and culminates next weekend with the return of the popular U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Farmers markets open across King County

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:15PM

Celebrate spring with fresh, healthy and locally grown produce and other agricultural products as King County farmers markets open for the season.

Mercer Island Sister City Association summer exchange

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 5:10PM

The Mercer Island Sister City Association is organizing a summer exchange to France for students this summer. Students will stay in the home of a French student in Thonon les Bains, France for three weeks, then host the student in their home on Mercer Island for three weeks. High school and college students are invited to apply. For information and applications, contact Sheila Billbe, 230-0866 or Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon

  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:17PM

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at the CCMV to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. All levels of experience are welcome. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. A minimum donation of $20 is suggested. If you are interested in being a sponsor call 275-7751 or e-mail


  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:34PM

New MIHS interim director to replace Sharon Gillaspie

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

Mercer Island High School Associate Principal Michael Schiehser will take over as interim director of instruction and assessment following the retirement of Sharon Gillaspie on June 30.

City Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

The City Council did not make any decisions regarding the upcoming parks levy after a stakeholders group recommendation was presented last Monday. The Council will continue deliberating the scope and cost of the levy during its summer planning session, taking place on June 21 at the Community Center at Mercer View.


  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

The Mercer Island High School baseball team made the 3A KingCo playoffs in 2006, not as reported in the May 14 issue of the Reporter.


  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated May 30, 2008 at 3:27PM

A 17-year-old Islander got a headache and small cut above his eye after he was in a head-on collision in the intersection of S.E. 42nd Street and 85th Avenue S.E. around 7:30 a.m. on May 23. According to the incident report, another vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Seattle man taking a left turn pulled in front of the teen.

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