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- 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 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 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 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 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 12:28PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 11:17AM
Several Mercer Island lacrosse players have spent the summer playing with Team Washington, a group of high school lacrosse players from around the state.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 12, 2013 at 12:54PM
The Interstate 90 express lanes across Mercer Island will be closed to late night and early morning drivers next week.
- Aug 10, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 13, 2013 at 8:24AM
The Senior Foundation of Mercer Island will host its 10th annual Island Books night on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Mar 7, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 1:22PM
The new season of Mostly Music in the Park begins on Thursday, July 25.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 8:37AM
Mercer Island is #21 on CNN top places to live/top earning towns
- Aug 12, 2013 at 12:05PM
The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) issues, on average, eight or nine traffic tickets per day, according to Public Information Officer Leslie Burns.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 12:08PM
Local artist Esther Akrish has recently garnered praise for her work 'Enchanting Gardens', for which she received a special recognition award in the 13th Annual Summer Juried Online International Art Exhibition, hosted by Upstream People Gallery.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 2:00PM
The crowds at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on Sunday, Sept. 1, rivaled those of Summer Celebration! in July. The crowds spilled into Mercerdale Park and beyond as the weather continued its run of sunny skies and warm temperatures during Labor Day weekend.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 2:26PM
The City Council of Mercer Island will host it's first meeting of August on Monday, Aug. 12.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 8:41AM
A saltwater bacteria has sickened more than twice the number of people in King County this summer than typically is reported during this period – leading health officials to warn of the dangers of eating raw or undercooked shellfish.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 16, 2013 at 8:11AM
Last week, Washington residents got Amber Alerts on their cellphones after a teenage girl was kidnapped in San Diego.