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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.

King County Executive proclaims Aug. 4-10 Farmers Market Week

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 8:23AM

The middle of summer is a fantastic time to visit any of the more than three dozen farmers markets in communities across King County, where some of the best fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and other products await.

Mercer Island residents warned of new telephone scam

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 6, 2013 at 11:21AM

A new telephone scam is sweeping Mercer Island. Scam artists are calling up residents pretending to be representing law enforcement agencies, even the Mercer Island Police Department, asking for donations.

Mercer Island Youth Soccer explains coaching system | Island Forum

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 10:00AM

Over the past two years, I have been asked by many parents, “Why does the Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club (“MIYSC”) use parent/volunteer coaches;” or the flip-side of the same question, “Why doesn’t MIYSC use professional coaches?” As the Vice President of Recreational Soccer with MIYSC, I’d like to offer a response to those questions.

Patriots Jet team takes to the skies over Mercer Island | Seafair 2013 photos

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 4:22PM

Though it was a quieter Seafair Friday than in years past, thanks to the wet and cloudy weather, that didn't stop curious onlookers from checking out this year's Boeing Air Show practice on Friday, Aug. 2 on Mercer Island.

State agencies call for caution as fire risk increases

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 14, 2013 at 1:12PM

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies on Friday urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

I-405 northbound in Bellevue to close again Aug. 9-10

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 10:32AM

All northbound lanes on I-405 through Bellevue will close for another weekend on Aug. 9-10 as crews replace concrete panels in the roadway.

King County seeking volunteers for Civil Rights Commission

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 11:16AM

King County residents interested in public service and raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues are invited to apply for one of three positions on the King County Civil Rights Commission.

Washington's average gas price sits at $3.91

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 11:23AM

According to the AAA auto club, the average gas price in Washington is $3.91 per gallon.

Thirty-four arrested for BUIs during Seafair weekend

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 12:12PM

This year, though attendance was down, marine patrol on Lake Washington was still busy for Seafair.

Washington to lose 9 weeks of long-term jobless aid

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 6, 2013 at 9:06AM

Washington’s improving economy will force the state to give up nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits, according to officials with the Employment Security Department.

Driver speeds 105 mph on I-90, cheats on blood test | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 1:28PM

A Seattle man was arrested for DUI after speeding 105 mph in the 6600 block of westbound I-90 on Friday night. He tried to cheat the blood alcohol content test and had to be tackled while physically resisting a blood draw and obstructing an officer.

Letter | Response to good Samaritan story

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 2:02PM

This is a response to the article in the Reporter, “Man threatens good Samaritan with sledgehammer.” I had a little trouble grasping all the elements of this article.

Are you in favor of paying to park at the park-and-ride? | Online poll

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 8:07AM

Starting in 2014, Sound Transit will implement a pilot program that will charge riders to use several area park-and-rides.

State police out looking for texters behind the wheel this week

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 2:17PM

The Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will have extra patrols from August 5-23, 2013 targeting distracted drivers, connected to the use of cellular phones or texting while driving in King County.

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