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- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:09AM
Mercer Islanders are encouraged to come out and cheer on a group of Marines as they run 100 miles through the greater Seattle area on Aug. 10 and 11.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:15AM
The Lake Washington School District School board unanimously passed all recommended levies and one controversial bond measure at an emotionally charged board meeting on Monday, which even led to one man’s outburst.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 14, 2013 at 10:03AM
The state lost $40 million from tolling the SR-520 bridge because the all-electronic system was nine months behind schedule, according to a state auditor's August report.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00AM
When it was time to be closer to home, the Gartons started looking for a place to establish their own dermatology clinic on Mercer Island.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 4:22PM
All of these projects are signs of an improving economy and the release of pent-up demand for services.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 11:03AM
The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will host Funtastic Friday this week at 1 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Homestead Park.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 11:07AM
The City of Mercer Island's next Council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 12.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 12, 2013 at 2:27PM
For 11 kids, Wednesday, Aug. 7 will be remembered as the first time they rode a horse.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 8:22AM
The Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club will host it's second annual Ultimate Frisbee camp Aug. 19-23.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:48AM
King County Executive and the King County Parks levy both recorded wins on Tuesday, Aug. 6 in the primary election.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 8:05AM
Two student athletes from Mercer Island recently traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championships at the end of July.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 8:13AM
The City of Mercer Island is currently working to replace all of the streetlights in the Town Center area, putting in new energy efficient LED lamps.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 9:09AM
The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will host two open houses in August about the expansion of the store.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 8:07AM
Replacing a corroded drainage pipe and several hundred cracked concrete panels in just more than 50 hours isn’t easy, but that’s the mission contractor crews will undertake during weekend-long shutdowns of both northbound Interstate 405 through Bellevue and the northbound State Route 167 ramp to northbound I-405 in Renton.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 9:19AM
Fares on Washington state ferries will increase this fall, after Washington State Transportation Commission adopted rate increases to ensure the state meets the ferry-fare revenue target set by the Legislature in the recently enacted 2013-2015 transportation budget.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 9:39AM
Each week, see the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 11:07AM
Mercer Island’s only hardware store is now fully operational in its new location next to Walgreens.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:29AM
The Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club select U11 boys team recently played in the gold division at the Crossfire Select Cup tournament at the end of July. The team made it to the finals of the tournament in their division.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 12:22PM
It’s going to be another weekend filled with construction noise for those living around the Renton airport, as work continues in the north end.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 2:01PM
Beginning in September, Sound Publishing, Inc., the parent company of the Mercer Island Reporter, will combine the strength of its community newspaper readership and home delivery with the respected classified content and brand recognition of its Little Nickel products.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 12:28PM
Democrats in the state House of Representatives triggered quite a political storm this year with their plan to raise billions of dollars for transportation by, among other means, hiking the gas tax by a dime a gallon.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 9:00AM
Washington State’s Employment Security Department is offering employers a new special incentive to participate in a layoff-avoidance program.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 12:25PM
For the first time in many years we are seeing some progress in the fight against childhood obesity in this country, according to a study. Although the changes are not yet very significant, there is hope that the epidemic is beginning to taper off.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 10:41AM
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the greater Puget Sound area.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 10:42AM
This Sunday, Aug. 11 celebrate National Farmers Market Week during the weekly Mercer Island Farmers Market.