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New home needed for Mercer Island Lion’s Club trailer

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:33AM

For three years, the Mercer Island Lion’s club has stored the trailer and equipment they use to sell Christmas trees every year at the old Boys and Girls Club on East Mercer Way.

Rain City Water Polo teams win at Nike Open tournament | Sports brief

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:23AM

Several Rain City Water Polo teams, including several Mercer Island players, traveled to the Nike Open Water Tournament in late July.

Eye on MI | Life's a beach

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:33AM

A family prepares for an afternoon at Groveland Park beach in late July, enjoying the long stretch of summer temperatures.

Use summer to prepare for college applications | On College column

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:15AM

Though it is a much needed opportunity to catch-up on relaxation that is so hard to come by during the school year, summer is also the perfect time for seniors and families alike to create a game-plan as the college application season looms.

Northwest Yeshiva students earn honors during Summer Celebration art show

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 6, 2013 at 9:12AM

Several students from Northwest Yeshiva High School won awards during the 39th annual Juried Junior Art Show sponsored by the Mercer Island Visual Arts League and Wells Fargo Bank.

Letter | Response from VFW about the naming of Patriots Plaza

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 5, 2013 at 2:00PM

We have read your letter regarding your concern with VFW Post 5760 naming our new flagpole area 'Patriots Plaza.' I am responding with our thoughts.

Commissioner of Public Lands bans all outdoor burning in Washington

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00PM

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned all outdoor fires on lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Travel times | Editorial

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 1:00PM

Lets imagine how it will be to get to work or school or the doctor from the south end of Mercer Island in let’s say, three years time. The operative word might be, ‘challenging.’

I-594 background checks on all gun sales would lessen gun violence | Island Forum

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 1:00PM

Initiative 594, the Criminal Background Checks Initiative is simple. It makes sure everyone in Washington State passes the same background check, no matter where they buy the gun and no matter whom they buy it from.

BPA to raise power and transmission rates to utilities

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 2:00PM

The federal agency, the Bonneville Power Administration, announced its intention to raise wholesale power rates to its utility customers in two ways.

Ahoy! Pirate ships in Kirkland over Labor Day weekend

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 2:00PM

Unleash your inner pirate! Get a taste of life on the high seas as two historic ships dock in Kirkland, including one used in the 2003 film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

Mercer Island triathlon coach lends a hand for a good cause

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:00PM

Longtime Mercer Island triathlon coach and Club Emerald owner Ginny Pietila just happened to be in the right place at the right time earlier this year. When Barb Wodzin, the Team Challenge manager in Seattle, stopped by the club looking for a triathlon coach, Pietila was there.

Portable classroom to be delivered to Island Park Elementary Aug. 7

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 5, 2013 at 12:15PM

A new portable classroom will be delivered to Island Park Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Plan ahead: Seafair to affect I-90 traffic patterns this weekend

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:50AM

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 to 4, Seafair Hydroplane and Air Show events will affect traffic and bus service in South Seattle and the I-90 corridor.

Mudville Pinnacle baseball tryouts in August | Sports brief

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 7, 2013 at 8:41AM

The Mudville Pinnacle baseball team, which will be celebrating it's 15th year in 2014, will be holding tryouts for next season in August.

Mercer Island graduates from Washington State University

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 2:02PM

Ten students from Mercer Island earned degrees from Washington State University this spring.

City of Mercer Island to conduct field survey of road conditions this month

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 8:46AM

The City of Mercer Island will be conducting a field survey of road conditions through August, as part of the city's long-term planning efforts.

Public meetings set on proposed zoning for marijuana related businesses in King County

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 9:04AM

King County is holding several public meetings to discuss the proposed standards on zoning for marijuana-related businesses.

WSDOT pays $71 million to fix 520 bridge pontoons, delays project completion

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its contractors have reached agreements on the cost of repairing four pontoons from the first construction cycle and modifying another four pontoons from the second cycle for the new State Route 520 floating bridge.

2013 Seafair survival guide tips for boaters from the Mercer Island Police Department

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 8:13AM

In August, the Mercer Island Police Department, along with other Law Enforcement Agencies, will be participating in the annual SEAFAIR event.

Rain City Water Polo teams compete at Junior Olympics | Sports brief

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 8:45AM

Three teams from the Rain City Water Polo club traveled to Southern California at the end of July and early August to take part in the U.S. Junior Olympics.

State lawmakers start work on school funding report

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 6, 2013 at 11:32AM

Washington lawmakers feel they did a better job at funding public schools this year.

Expert panel calls for action to prevent suicides among teenagers, after high number in past year

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 2:25PM

A committee of experts convened to review child deaths in King County is calling for action to prevent suicides among teenagers, after a high number of youth suicides in 2012.

Limited Enrollment | Cartoon of the Week

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 11:04AM

Each week view the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.

Regional Animal Services of King County offers discount kitten adoption fee

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 11:50AM

With kitten season in full swing, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) during the month of August is offering half price off a second kitten with the adoption of one kitten at the normal fee of $100. Regular pet licensing fees apply.

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