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School Board ready to approve bond

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 1:14PM

Board to vote Thursday to put $98.8 million measure on February 2014 ballot.

Council needs more than single-issue members

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 3:38PM

We do not need single-issue Council members. Mercer Island is a complex community with internal issues, off-Island issues both east and west, and a role to play in regional issues as well.

County launches ‘on the ground’ health enrollment campaign

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 4:36PM

An ambitious effort hits high gear this week, aiming to enroll 180,000 King County residents in a new health insurance program through Obamacare.

Cummings named a National Student Poet

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:33AM

Mercer Island High School senior Nathan Cummings is one of six high school students named as a National Student Poet by a panel of jurors from National Medal winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

More building in Town Center

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 2:22PM

Two mixed-use projects will add 66 homes and maybe commuter parking.

Islanders to run in KingCo cross country jamboree

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:50AM

The Islanders will be participating in the KingCo XC jamboree on Wednesday at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Mailing to women for Grausz paid for by campaign

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:41AM

The Bertlin and Senn endorsement letter and accompanying envelope with their names displayed give the impression that their endorsement is one done on their own initiative and at their own expense. Yet, if one uses a magnifying glass, down at the bottom of the letter’s second page, it reads, “Paid for by the Dan Grausz Re-Election Committee.”

Thrift Store fall hours

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:23AM

Beginning Oct. 1, donation hours at the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Thrift Store will be Monday through Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Blood drive today | This Week

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:25AM

A blood drive will be held between 1 and 7 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

New adoption law to open access to birth records in Washington state

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 11:03AM

Adoptees who were born in Washington state will be able to access their original birth records through a new law taking effect next July. Children who were placed up for adoption on or before Oct. 1, 1993, may access the records.

King County kicks off ‘Too Good to Waste’ campaign

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 12:00PM

Food is expensive and valuable, yet Americans throw away 25 percent of the food they purchase — adding up to more than $1,600 a year per household.

Reelection | Cartoon

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 12:05PM

View the cartoon of the week: 'Reelection,' by Jeff Johnson.

Wong is smart, thoughtful, fair

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 2:16PM

We are grateful that so many of our fellow residents have stepped forward to run for City Council. We appreciate the opportunity that a contested election gives us to weigh diverse viewpoints, and better understand the candidates.

Simple steps can ensure a warmer, safe and cheaper winter

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 2:00PM

For most homes, the heating bill drops by about 2 percent for every 1 degree the thermostat is lowered, according to Puget Sound Energy.

Mercer Island’s ‘Food Revolution’ community dinner is Oct. 3

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 9:48AM

The Mercer Island Food Revolution invites families to take a night off from cooking and attend a delicious community dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Candidate offers solution to packed park-and-ride

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 9:41AM

Most residents of Mercer Island are familiar with the problem of finding a parking space during workdays at the park-and-ride at the intersection of 80th Avenue S.E. and North Mercer Way.

Tennis: Mercer Island’s record is 5-0 overall, 4-0 for KingCo

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Sep 29, 2013 at 2:56PM

Sept. 12: MI (7 wins), Sammamish (0). Sept. 17: MI (6 wins) vs. Interlake (1). Sept. 19: MI (7 wins) vs. Liberty (0).

Little cheers for big Islanders | This Week

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 9:45AM

The annual Mercer Island High School Little Cheer Football Clinic will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the high school. Preschool and elementary children are welcome.

WSDOT to talk tolling at Chamber lunch

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Washington State Department of Transportation representatives will speak and take comments at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon from 12 to 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 3.

New playground at Luther Burbank in full swing for kids

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 4:57PM

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the public to attend will be held in two weeks, on Thursday, Oct. 10, with speakers, key supporters, Council members and the mayor.

Mercer Island School Board votes to send $98.8 million bond issue to voters

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:50PM

The bond issue would pay for a fourth elementary school, changes to the middle school and high school.

Eye on MI | Autumn rainbow

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 9:42AM

A rainbow appears over Mercer Island on the first day of autumn, seen from the Buckley residence in the Brook Bay neighborhood on the Island.

Big play gives Islanders the edge

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 2:26PM

Finely executed Q3 play shifts momentum to Islanders.

City road projects continue this week

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 4:07PM

After completing projects last week paving a block of 80th Avenue S.E. in the Town Center and along 67th Avenue S.E. in the East Seattle neighborhood, the city’s street crew is working this week along West Mercer Way between S.E. 24th Street and S.E. 28th Street.

What is it with the need for new taxes?

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 9:51AM

Did you know there’s a large budget surplus projected for Mercer Island this year? At the Sept. 3 City Council meeting, the budget director had good news for the Council, but I question whether it’s good news for Island taxpayers.

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